DyDo Japanese Coffee series - Classic, Less Sweet, Black and Cafe au Lait

I’m sure every Singaporean is just waiting to travel to Japan. We won’t know for sure when the travel restrictions will be lifted, or when the Vaccinated Travel Lanes are being set up for Japan. But in the meantime, you can satisfy your Japanese food cravings with DyDo’s premium Japanese Coffee & Tea.

Foodieland, local food distributor, has collaborated with DyDo to bring in Japanese coffee & tea to the masses, on top of their premium non-alcoholic ciders and 100% apple juices.

Not your average canned coffee

DyDo strictly uses high-grade coffee beans for each product. But, what I’m most impressed about is that each type of coffee comprises at least 3 types of coffee beans.

Their Black Coffee even goes up to 9 types.

The Black Coffee was the most interesting out of the four with its mellow, cold-brew profile. It was nowhere near acidic nor bitter, which was uncanny considering it was extracted by double brewing.

Traditionally, manual brewing would render a strong and smooth cup of coffee. Perhaps DyDo tweaked the process to accommodate to their consumers.

I think its lack of strong, bitter notes makes a great choice for those who wish to venture into black coffee, but have reservations about it.

In contrast, the Milk Coffee (Classic Taste) had the classic Japanese vending machine coffee flavour. It was milky, sweet, yet retaining the kick from espresso.

Those who prefer their coffee less sweet can opt for their Milk Coffee (50% Less Sugar).

Lastly, their Cafe au Lait features 3 types of milk ingredients for a rich and creamy mouthfeel, with the inclusion of Hokkaido milk and condensed milk.

Coffee, me or…?

DyDo brews all their teas with actual tea leaves with no sugar, no preservatives, no artificial flavours and colours added. Honestly, you wouldn’t notice they’re bottled drinks if I served them in cups.

Brewed with Rokujo barley and Nijo barley, my favourite of them all, Barley Tea, had smooth malty flavors. It’s also brewed with Miu Delicious Water containing minerals extracted from Muroto deep sea water, which is a great drink after working out to replenish minerals that are lost in sweat.

Their Jasmine Tea with Chamomile, featuring 4 kinds of tea leaves, had a more complex, lightly sweetened ambrosial note.

Their Oolong and Green Tea also triumphed all of the more well-known brand in the markets, especially after you heat them up.

Fruit juices and jelly drinks

For a refreshing treat, make your own sorbet with DyDo’s jelly drinks. Simply place the Grape Jelly and Satsuma Mandarin Jelly in the freezer till it firms up about 75%. This process takes around an hour. Then, shake and squeeze the bottle for an easy DIY slushie.

Made by melting peach nectar puree from 2 peaches, the Torokeru Peach Nectar Drink is one of my favourite juices from Foodieland. It’s sweet and rich, and doesn’t taste artificial at all! It’s also comforting to know that this drink has 0g of fat.

Buy them online!

At this point you must be clawing your arms with jealousy because I got to drink all these Japanese drinks while you’re stuck with NEWater. Calm down, these are all available through Foodieland’s official website and other e-commerce platforms such as Lazmall, Shopee and Qoo10.

*This article is written in collaboration with Foodieland

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