My friend Marcus had a small CNY Potlucky Dinner party at his house last night.
Well, you can’t have great party without great coffee, right 🙂
So, while others brought food and I brought my coffee.
Of course in CNY dinner, we can’t do without the traditional “Lo Sang”
After that, on to the coffee.
The beginning of a shot of espresso. Note my pathetic knockbox on the left.
A close-up shot. Dripping like hot honey.
End of a double-shot of espresso. Bet you can’t find a shot like that in any cafe in Malaysia.
Well, credit to where credit is due. This particular shot was made from the Epic Espresso blend from Five Senses Coffee Australia courtesy of our friend Dennis. Beans roasted just 1 week ago.
500g cost about Rm100 including delivery charges and can make about 60 single shots. The taste is excellent. Aromatic, flavourful and I even tasted a tinge of chocolate. Truly yummy. I didn’t get any for myself this round. Need to cut cost.
But Dennis is a Moka Pot user. Here are some pics from the Moka Pot brewing method.
Sorry, didn’t have pic of the early stage of dosing the coffee inside the moka pot.
One of the most famous brand of Moka Pot.
Coffee started to brew.
That is delicious looking.
Now the taste of coffee brewed with the Moka Pot is quite different from the Espresso method.
Moka Pot gives a much “stronger” taste and heavier body. While with the espresso method, those delicate fruity, flora and acidity seems more pronounced. These are of course my initial impression. I don’t have a Moka Pot at home, so I can really compare with many different beans.
Let’s not forget… great party with great coffee… must also have great gals 🙂
The beauties who inspired us to brew better coffee.
Happy Chap Goh Mei everyone.
Just stumbled upon your website and it is a great website. You are indeed a rare breed in the SouthEastAisa region.
I am currently in UK and will be returning to Malaysia in April 09.
I have recently been introduced to the world of coffee by some friends and I now know that I have been drinking shit all this while.
I have a few questions that I would like to ask.
1. Coffee grinders- my budget RM500-1,000. Which models should I get? I am getting confused the more reviews I read. Gaggia MM had not had so good reviews ie Noisy, Poorly built etc. Breville had been recommended by some being cheap, and produces a decent grounded coffee but apparently, who don’t think that it is a good grinder. What about Krup expert? Really need your help.
2. As adviced by you, I am getting a grinder first followed by an expresso machine later on.
Should I buy my grinder in UK. Or can I find the above grinders in Malaysia/Singapore. If it is available in M’sia/singapore I could then save some baggage weight.
If it is available, where can I get it? I stay in JB and could go down to KL/singapore at anytime actually.
Good to have you here.
Frankly, you can’t get any decent grinder for espresso for anything less than RM1500.00.
Those cheap grinder can only be useful if you are using the Aeropress.. but I think you will regret getting a cheap one because it is useless for making espresso.
The cheapest possible for making good espresso is the Simonelli Grinta Doserless which cost about RM1500.00.
Or you can spend RM2500.00 for a really good M5 grinder. The good news is this: Unlike many equipments like computer, handphone, laptop etc… A good grinder like my M5, is really a good investment. They have high resell value, especially if you are using it at home. I bought mine about 1 year ago when the exchange rate is favourable, at RM2000.00. Now with a new one at RM2500, If I want to sell mine at RM2000.00, many people will be interested. And they can last for many many years.
Nowadays, if buy a cool mobile phone like iPhone, after 6 months, you can’t even sell it for 50% of the retail price.
Yes, you can get all the good grinder here. You also get warranty and support.