Chai Me – Find Your True Inner Spice (video)

He travelled 40,000km on his motorcycle through 12 countries looking for the perfect chai recipe. The result is Chai Me, the highest quality and most authentic chai available. Marcus Child, the founder of Chai Me, has dedicated his life to providing you with ‘the one’ recipe which you can now enjoy at Alowishus Delicious. Are you ready to find your inner spice?



5 Benefits of Coconut Water

If you have been to Thailand, Vietnam or Bali, chances are you have picked up a coconut with a straw in it.  Slurping away while taking a stroll along the beach or lounging. In doing so you might have done more good to your body than you would have guessed. So, what’s all the hype about? Here are 5 amazing benefits that you get out of drinking coconut water regularly.  


5 Benefits of Coconut Water:

1. Boosts Hydration

The ingredients in coconut water are way more effective at hydrating the human body than those of most sports and energy drinks. During vigorous exercise or extended periods of physical activity, the human body loses mineral-rich fluids. However, coconut water serves as an excellent replacement medium.  With 294 mg of potassium and 5 mg of natural sugar per glass, unlike your favourite sports drink that only contains half of the potassium content and five times the amount of processed sugar. In addition, the sodium count is only 25 mg, which is relatively low compared to the 41 and 20 mg found in sports drinks and energy drinks respectively.

2. Rich in Nutrients

Unlike any other beverage on the market, coconut water contains five essential electrolytes that are present in the human body. These include: calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium and sodium. Because of its unique composition, coconut water can be enjoyed by individuals with varying medical conditions.

3. Reduces Blood Pressure

In many instances, a disproportionate level of electrolytes can result in high blood pressure. Because coconut water contains an adequate supply of each, it can be used as a balancing mechanism. In some instances, it is recommended that coconut water be consumed at the start of each day to foster the balance of these electrolytes.

4. Picture-Perfect Skin

Topical application of coconut water can go a great distance.  It has the ability to clear up and subsequently tone your skin. Drinking coconut water moisturises the skin from within and eliminates large amounts of oil. This explains why products such as facial creams, shampoos, conditioners and lotions that contain traces of coconut extract are more effective.

5. Facilitates Digestion

Coconut water may provide a source of relief for those who encounter difficulty digesting. Because of its high concentration of fiber, it aids in the prevention of indigestion and reduces the occurrence of acid reflux.

Coconut water is a great replacement for those sugary soft drinks.  It won’t leave you thirsty, especially in those hot summer days. 

You think coconut water is great, read here to find out all the amazing things you can do with your leftover coffee grinds



5 Amazing Facts about coffee you probably didn’t know

1. Coffee beans aren’t really beans

There you go! All your life you were tricked into thinking coffee came from beans. Truth is, coffee is a fruit. Coffee berries, also known as coffee cherries, are an edible fruit containing seeds that look very similar to beans, and are therefore called coffee beans. After the harvest these seeds are dried, shipped, roasted, ground and lastly, turned into the wonderful beverage that you so love to enjoy at Alowishus.


2. Coffee & wine have more in common than you might think

Just like wine, coffee comes in numerous different varieties. Every variety has its own characteristics. And just like with wine we can look at the aroma, acidity, body and flavour of a coffee. Next time you enjoy a black coffee, try to dive into the fascinating world of coffee and ask yourself these questions. Does the coffee smell earthy, spicy, floral or nutty? Does it taste bright, tangy and crisp or rather smooth? Does it feel light or full in your mouth? Do you taste citrus, cocoa or berries? Pay attention and you’ll learn love your coffee even more.


3. Coffee prevents Alzheimer’s & dementia

According to a 2009 study, three to five cups of coffee per day won’t just help prevent, but even reverse Alzheimer’s and dementia. Other studies have shown that there are other health benefits of coffee in association with exercise. People, who consumed caffeine before their workouts, lasted longer and worked harder to achieve their goals Visit Website. Coffee beans also share many properties with the now so popular açaí berry. Just like açaí, coffee is rich in antioxidants that counter the negative impact of free radicals in our bodies.


4. The quality and taste of a coffee is determined by 4 main factors

Besides in which part of the world a particular coffee is grown and a number of other aspects, the main factors that determine flavour and quality are summarised by the 4 M’s: Macinazione – the correct grind; Miscela – the mixture, or as we say, the blend, Macchina – the machine used to make the coffee and lastly, Mano – which translates to ‘hand’, the barista who prepares the Espresso.


5. It takes 2000 hours to make a cup of coffee

From the day the seeds are planted to the day you get to enjoy a delicious beverage about 2000 hours have gone into the cup. This fact alone is reason enough for us to take some extra time when having coffee to really appreciate and savour it. Breath in the Brazilian air, listen to the sounds of the Indonesian jungle, close your eyes and enjoy the views of the Vietnamese coffee plantations and rice fields.



Just for the record: There is no X in Espresso.


Stay caffeinated & hydrated!


David Lee-Schneider

Barista Coach & Café Consultant

Juicy Goodness – Why Freshly squeezed juices are a daily must

“The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison” – Ann Wigmore

Most of us do not consume enough fresh vegetables on a daily basis. This deprives our body of the vital nutrients that it needs to be able to flourish. Juicing is a sure way to add those vital nutrients back into your diet.

The great thing about juicing is that you can drink your greens, fruits and other veggies. Juicing makes it easy for your body to digest as the pulp is removed. Your digestive system won’t have to work hard to break the food down because the juicing has already done that for you. Fresh clean juices taste incredible as well. It’s like a party in your mouth with big bursts of flavour.

Consuming healthy juices daily, can assist in increasing your energy levels as well as weight loss. It can help to strengthen your immune system, reduces toxins and inflammation. Green juices help to oxygenate your blood, which will give you glowing skin and bright clear eyes. Juices are truly amazing. They are powerhouses in a glass, packed full of goodness for your body.

My favourite juice combination is
Apple, Spinach, Celery, Cucumber, Lemon, Ginger
#2 on the Alowishus juice menu.

Drinking high quality juices is a great way to give your body a burst of nutrients. It really is using food as medicine.

Drink up

Amanda x

Amanda Carey - Health Coach