Wednesday, May 27, 2015

McCafé - a unique in-house-coffee style chain ! Review

What can be more comforting than a warm cup of cappucchino and muffins! It was a nice warm welcome at McCafe with all the goodies you see below!
From the top left clock wise, Chocolate express cake (eggless), Chocochip muffin, Blueberry cheese cake, Marble cake!

 Banana walnut Bread ! The best part about the cafe is some of the cakes are eggless which make me very happy!
 Chocolate Chip Muffins
Vanilla Chocochip muffin

There was a Babycchino for the kids which was basically a chocolate milk sprinkled with chocolate powder!
McDonald’s is a destination of choice for coffee lovers with premium espresso based and flavoured McCafé® coffees that satisfy more preferences at convenient locations.
Cappuccinos are composed of espresso, whole or non-fat steamed milk and topped with frothy milk. McCafé® cappuccinos are available with Caramel, Hazelnut and Vanilla.
Lattes feature espresso and whole or non-fat steamed milk with the option to add Caramel, Hazelnut and Vanilla.
Mochas include espresso, whole or non-fat steamed milk and chocolate syrup, topped with whipped cream and chocolate syrup.
Iced Lattes are espresso-based drinks with cold whole or non-fat milk and served over ice. Iced lattes are available with syrup options of Caramel, Hazelnut and Vanilla.
Iced Mochas feature espresso, cold whole or non-fat milk and chocolate syrup served over ice. These drinks are topped with whipped cream and chocolate syrup.
Brewed Iced Coffees feature Premium Roast Coffee and light cream served over ice. Iced Coffees are available with Caramel, Hazelnut and Vanilla.
Specialty Teas features hot and cold tea options to choose from. Variety of hot teas includes Chai Latte, English breakfast, Strawberry and Moroccan mint tea. Cold teas are available in Lemon, Green Apple and Strawberry flavours
Hot Chocolate is a flavorful warm blend of whole or non-fat steamed milk and chocolate syrup, topped with a cloud of whipped cream and chocolate drizzle.
Frappes is an ice blended coffee which is thick, smooth and consistently delicious cold drinks
Also enhance customer experience by serving a complete range of desserts.
Lattes, cappuccinos, mochas and brewed iced coffees are available in a variety of sizes, including small, medium and large.

The Moroccan mint Green tea was amazing and its a must have !
After all the tasting session we got to make our own cold/hot coffee! we were given some ingredients to choose from and we created some unusual coffees and milk shakes!

 About McCafe

McCafé® is one of McDonald’s successful global brand extensions which was created and launched in Melbourne, Australia in 1993 by McDonald's Licensee Ann Brown.

McCafé® in India
India’s first McCafé® was launched at Mumbai -Sobo Central in Oct 2013. In a span of eighteen months we have been able to expand our McCafé ® network across 41 restaurants in 6 cities – Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Nashik, Aurangabad, Pune & Bengaluru. This quick roll-out has been enabled due to McCafe’®s unique store-in-store format. We have launched 3 McCafé®s in Bengaluru in one month at HSR Layout, Banashankari and JP Central.

The Coffee
The coffee comes locally from Chikmangalur the birthplace of coffee in India, where the seed was first sown about 350 years ago. Arabica beans are the dominant variety of coffee grown in Chikmangalur’s upper hills.

The Baristas

A barista is a fully-trained, professional maker of espressos, who not only knows the history of coffee, but is also knowledgeable on the different elements that affect the taste of a cup of espresso coffee. Most importantly, a barista is judged by his/her coffee, so he or she must be learned in the art of making a good cup.
At McDonald’s, each barista goes through 100 hours of training to learn the history and origins of coffee, proper coffee handling practices, free pouring, extraction techniques, etc.
Take the mastery of milk for example. Each barista is able to achieve smooth, velvety milk texture at the correct temperature and to create beautiful latte art to please not only your sense of smell and taste, but your vision too.

Bhushan Pagdhare, Assisstant Manager, McCafé Operationsis a passionate coffee professional for over 7 years joined Hardcastle Restaurants in 2013.
Bhushan was the runner-up of the prestigious National Barsita Championship in 2014 and was awarded for the Best Signature Beverage. He also has a degree in Hotel Management. Bhushan is adept at the art of coffee making and can brew a range of specialty coffees ranging from espressos to cappuccinos with elan.

McCafé ®, at the McDonald’s Restaurant, Central Mall, #45/2, 45th cross, JP Nagar II phase, 9th Block , Bengaluru -560069