There is a difference between iced coffee and frappé

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Hello, my name is Connie Veneracion. I cook, I shoot, I write. But I don't do the laundry. I don't like housekeeping very much either... (more about me)

16 Responses

  1. marguerite says:

    I can remember my dad ordering iced coffee in the summer 35 years ago in MA before it was trendy! =)

  2. candice says:

    haay…one of my apprentices went to such trendy coffee shop recently and wanted a mozzarella and turkey bagel along with her coffee…”but without pork”. the barista tried to explain to her repeatedly that turkey is not pork. i was told that this conversation – “but i don’t want pork!” – “no, it’s turkey anyway” went on for ten minutes. i feel very much ashamed for my colleague who hired that apprentice. sad, brainless state of being.

  3. natzsm says:

    I think food tasting for the restaurant staff should be part of the training process so they really know what they are selling and just not a vague description. The most difficult thing to do is to describe food you have never actually tasted. Unfortunately, the food crew in most of these restos do not earn enough to afford the food they are selling so they are actually simply clueless.

    Just yesterday, I was at BANANA LEAF at Greenbelt and inquired about the difference between their PAD THAI – Thai Style (hahaha- how redundant indeed) and PAD THAI- Banana Leaf Style. Our assigned food server just told us that the Banana Leaf Style was spicier. I already knew at this point that any further queries would just be useless and just resolved to order the Thai Style in this visit and the Banana Leaf Style in my next visit!

  4. marie says:

    I remember a (supposedly) chi-chi Japanese restaurant in Greenbelt a few years ago; when we asked the waitress what dishes she would recommend, she replied: “I don’t like Japanese food, eh….” If I had been her manager I would have fired her then and there. It was irritating at the time, but now it’s just funny. And no, we never went back :D

  5. Denney says:

    So; you’re not going to tell us what a frappe is?

  6. mark gamboa says:

    HI Connie. Thank you for the comment you gave about the experience at Krispy Kreme Mall of Asia. We are very sorry on how our staff answered your inquiry. We will inform our store team about this incident and do corrective actions to avoid similar incidents happening in the future. I hope i can personally apologize for what happened. We will work on our shortcomings and improve to serve our customers better – Mark Gamboa of Krispy Kreme

  7. geri says:

    It’s the first time I’ve heard of kruffin – but then again I’ve never been to a Krispy Kreme store because they are far away.

  8. zizi says:

    After reading your post I’m intrigue what Kruffins really are, it is correct that it is a muffin-with-a-hole filled with fruits and cream fillings. Though the server does not told you that the other products are Krispy Kreme Pull Aparts and not just Kruffins.

  9. Charo says:

    Late last year I preferred Iced coffee over coffee frappe. For more healthy reason. In Starbucks if your clueless what you want they have a menu over the counter so you would know the difference of there coffee. Nevertheless there are some food attendant that really don’t know their product. Couple of years ago when me and a friend dine at Chef de Angelo SM San Lazaro. I ordered pesto fettuccine. As it was served to us, heck the pesto was so bitter. It’s like there was ampalaya bits in it. I know what pesto pasta, it’s not suppose to be that bitter. I called one of the waiter and said “Ganito ba talaga lasa ng pesto nyo dito?” He asked “ano po lasa ma’am.?” I said “Mapait! Sige ikaw try mo?” He left without mentioning what he will do next. When he return and I think he told this to his Manager. He got my plate and said “Ma’am palitan na lang namin” They did make over the bitter pesto fettuccine with out explaining why and not even an excuse why it taste that way. Talking about good customer service. :(

    • Ate at Chef d’ Angelo only ONCE. Robinson’s Metro East. The pasta with tomato sauce was soooo effing sour. Pasta with white sauce was… ah, how should I describe it — tasteless white sauce thickened with too much flour. Never went back. NEVER. LOL

      • Charo says:

        Same here. Hindi na ko bumalik for their pasta. If ever someone wants to eat at Chef d’ Angelo I would go for their pizza or burger or cheesecakes. But no pasta again. Magluluto na lang ako eheheh :)

  10. Digi says:

    XD I sadly have been dragged into the whole “ice coffee” fad, but I don’t like the Ice coffee perse I like the famous “Frappuchino” sold specificly in starbucks and thats how I started to drink coffee, because my coffee has to be sweet. NOT the only reason though when I used to live in Puerto Rico which is super tropical weather year around MAKES SENSE to be drinking cold coffee and what not, but now I live in NY I found people pretty dumb ordering Ice coffee when its so cold out lol. Now I find myself drinking REAL coffee and ya know if you order it right its just as good as a frappuchino.