The Big Hungry Panda



@chiashetts Eased Me Into The Realm Of Subko Around Mid October, When She Returned From Mumbai With Some Of Their Baked Produce, Which Mesmerized Me. I Emphasise ‘Realm’ Because Everything At Subko Is Carefully Executed Their Own Way, Right From The Goodies To The Specialty Homegrown Coffees They Boast Of. It Was Thus An Anticlimax When I Landed There On A Monday To Find That Most Places In Bandra Are Closed On That Day; I Really Wanted Those Croissants! I Was Permitted To Tour And Shoot Around The (Coffee-Soaked Ambience) Premises Though.

What I Had (From @chiashetts Trip):

1) Babka
2) Pain Au Chocolate - Rs 260
3) Butter Croissant - Rs 175

Butter Croissant. Crwassoan. At Least That’s the Rule of Thumb to Pronounce It Decently. And One Needs To Be Tip Top When Partaking Of This Buttery Flaky Delight, That’s on Point With the Recipe. Layers Upon Layers of Buttery Goodness, Firmly Baked Exterior & An Aroma You Cannot Decline. Crescent Beauty.

The Babka Wasn’t Something I’d Had Regularly Before, But This Braided Pastry Similar To The Croissant In Make-up Yet Continents Apart In History, Mesmerized Me for Sure. The Dense Aromatic Layers Pull One In.

Pain Au Chocolat, Or Chocolate Bread, Is Reasonably Good Here, If Not Stand Alone As The Other 2 Are.

These Single Origin Coffees (250g) Were What I Purchased As Consolation on My Physical Visit. Each Costed Me Rs 541 But You Don’t See Me Complaining Because They Were An Absolute Delight To Consume.

Medium Roast From Kerehaklu Estate In Karnataka, With Tasting Notes of Peach Ice Tea, Raw Honey And A Floral Note to Boot. Think Breezy Thrumming Gardens at Twilight.

Medium Dark From Ampthill Downs In Tamil Nadu. This One Had Dark Chocolate, Hazelnut and Molasses. Without Ado, This Declares Itself As The Royal Accompaniment Of Guilty Delights On Working Nights. Mull Over That Last Part As You Brew It and Inhale The Heady Whiff in.

Lastly, Subko Is A Sustainable Coffee Brand, With the Inner Lining Of The Coffee Pouches Conjured Out Of 100% Biodegradable Cellulose And The Box Rendered From 100% Recyclable Kraft Paper With Biodegradable Water Soluble Inks.








Here's What I Had

Chocolate Babka
Pain Au Chocolate
Butter Croissant