Easy Instant Coffee Espresso Recipe

11 Jul

Do you love coffee? We found this easy Instant Coffee Espresso recipe at Geniuskitchen.com and thought you might like it, too, so we decided to share.

It’s quick to make and makes use of instant coffee, an ingredient you probably already have in your shelves.

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Photo by Yolanda G from Geniuskitchen.com


  • 1 12 teaspoons nescafe instant coffee (or depending on taste as to how strong you like your coffee)
  • 12 cup milk
  • 12 cup water, plus a few drops for premixing
  • 2 teaspoons sugar (or to taste)
  • cinnamon (optional)
  • drinking cocoa powder


  • Put the coffee powder and sugar in a coffee mug.
  • Add a few drops of water (just enough to incorporate the coffee powder in to form a thick paste) Stir vigorously with a spoon and soon you will see that the coffe and sugar form a whitish shiny paste.
  • Boil the milk and water together.
  • (if you do not like milky coffee you can boil plain water (1 cup) and add a few drops of milk just to your taste straight into the mug) Pour this from a little height into the mug so that the coffee froths up.
  • Sprinkle a little drinking chocolate on top for effect.
  • You can sprinkle some cinnamon powder on top too if you like the flavour of cinnamon.

If you like this recipe, or have given it a try, please let us know in the comments. Do you think your friends love coffee, too? Share this to them, and they’ll love you for it.

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Have a nice day.



Smart Needs to Inform More

23 Jun


These past few days we have observed a random failure of Smart’s Talk and Text promo loads. There are times when they would just not confirm after we have sent the registration codes to our customers.

It would be understandable if there is  a problem with the system – however, Smart often fails in the Information Dissemination Department, leaving us retailers guessing whether it is just a delay in the system, or a complete failure to register the load.

Retailers cannot just second guess this matter. If we re-send a load, and it just so happens to be a delay in the system, we end up sending out twice the load, leaving us to absorb the loss. So the customer has to wait. If the load, indeed failed to arrive after a few hours have passed, we can retry the load, risking the possibility that the network might suddenly surprise us with a double confirmation (which happened to us a few times already, to our frustration).

Our solution is often to wait it out.  We try not to load the defective product, and try to risk it again after a significant amount of time has passed.

We only hope that Smart would realize their system errors sooner so that they can send out notifications to alert both load retailers and consumers.

Have a nice day.

Make Sure you have an Extra

9 Jun

One of the common problems we have with new people trying out a direct-from retailer purchase of already registered promo load is the so-called “maintaining balance.”

We had experiences which involved a customer complaining that after he had received the promo load, he still cannot use it. Say for example, he purchased an Unlimited Call Promo, yet he cannot complete his calls.

When we asked whether he has any regular load remaining, he answered that he has none.

Not all is lost, however, since he still can use the promo load once he has loaded any amount of regular (non-promo) load. At least P1 is needed, if I’m not mistaken.

Unfortunately, for the example I had given, he ended up spending an additional amount for “Pasa – Load” (which we do not offer) to use his promo load.  Some even go to the extent of loading an additional P15, which is the minimum regular load Smart offers, simply because it lasts longer than the “Pasa-Load.”

I hope that this post will help you – or your friends, who is thinking about buying promo load that is already registered from any retailer, so as to avoid any possible problems or additional costs.

The problem with this, however, is that there is seldom information available as to which promo load requires maintaining balances. The common ones, such as AllText, GaanText seems to not need this, but the T20 (Talk20) for Talk and Text seem to need a maintaining load. Even the pamphlets given away to retailers do not contain this crucial information, so even retailers cannot forewarn their customers on the need to have an extra load available before the load is purchased. I hope that Smart would do something about this, so that its customer base, and load retailers, would be informed on this matter.

Have a nice day.


27 May

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