The last time AsiaPundit was in Malaysian Borneo he ordered a large coffee at Poring Hot Springs … it came served in a three liter jug and was far too much caffeine for one person to handle.
Friskodude points to an item noting that one of the island’s coffee makers has developed another method for perking up its customers (NSFW).:
Kota Kinabalu: The Health Ministry has uncovered a coffee company’s ploy of mixing its coffee powder products with Viagra just to make the coffee extra special.
Deputy Health Minister, Datuk Dr Haji Abd. Latiff Ahmad, said they found this after doing clinical tests on a sample of the ’special’ coffee powder known as “Kopi Kuat” (strong coffee) sold in the market at RM14 per packet.
“We suspected something amiss upon finding out the price of this coffee powder. We then took a sample and sent it to our laboratory for testing and we found it contains ViagraÆhat’s why it was called Kopi Kuat (strong coffee)’,” he said.
“This particular case arose after the product was registered under the Food Regulations Act. Probably due to strong competition, the company involved put in other additional elements into its coffee powder as to make its coffee more tastier or special. This is what we call a post registration issue,” he said.
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June 15th, 2006 at 1:28 pm
[…] Hat tip to Asia Pundit for this news item that made my morning: Kota Kinabalu: The Health Ministry has uncovered a coffee company’s ploy of mixing its coffee powder products with Viagra just to make the coffee extra special. […]
June 16th, 2006 at 5:15 am
Well, I actually can’t say that I’m surprised by this incident. I’ve heard of things like this before (though not done to coffee). At any rate, I llove the line about putting a dose of Viagra in to make the coffee “more tastier or special.”