Author Archives: KF Chan

About KF Chan

Origin: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Race: Anak Bangsa Malaysia Passions: Coffee and Bull Terriers Like: Modern Cities Espresso Machine: Vibiemme Domobar Junior Double Boiler

MyEspresso Hands-on Barista Training

(I just wanna Sign-Up) ********************* How to make an outstanding cup of coffee that your customers and guests will return for more? Our quality hands-on approach will help you learn the Art and Science of brewing espresso beverages using commercial machines. We have been conducting Barista Class in Malaysia over the past 4 years. Come join our courses for an exciting journey into the world of gourmet coffee. Coffee Zero Coffee Hero Training 4 Who Should Attend?

  • Planning to start a cafe and want to serve quality coffee.
  • Existing cafe owners who have yet to learn the skills of proper espresso brewing techniques.
  • Those who want to make excellent coffee at home like a Professional. Be a true blue Home Barista.


  • No previous coffee making experience needed.
  • Have an open mind and be ready to embrace new coffee making techniques. You are leaning skill sets that very few people have.


  • Overview of the journey from beans to cup.
  • Essential principles in coffee making.
  • Theory in Espresso preparations.
  • Theory in Milk Frothing techniques.
  • Hands-on Espresso preparation methods.
  • Hands-on Milk Frothing techniques.


Lelit PL-53 grinder

It does not matter if you have a super duper espresso machine. Without a good espresso grinder, you will not be getting much good espresso. And as we all know, a good commercial grade espresso grinder will set you back around RM2,500.

Introducing the Lelit grinder. Designed for espresso, it is stepless and clumpless.







Fully Stainless Steel, made in Italy
RM 1,200.00

Home Grinders Promotion

Something to cheer the home users or shall I say, Home Barista. Here is a special promotion for the espresso drinkers.

Grinder Promo A
Lelit PL-53 @ RM 1,200 FREE one Aeropress worth RM169.

grinder PromoA

Grinder Promo B
Prolex Ceramic Hand Grinder @ RM230 FREE one pack of fresh roasted coffee.

grinder PromoB

Grinder Promo C
Hario Ceramic Skerton Hand Grinder @ RM175 FREE one pack of fresh roasted coffee.
Skerton Promo

Click HERE

Delivery anywhere in Malaysia = FREE
Please give include Name, Address and Contact number when you click the HERE.
Or you can pick them up at MyEspresso Cafe and get yourself a free drink.

Please bank-in money to our bank account:-
Maybank A/C: 512857009000
Name: Specialty Coffee

Send transaction details to: espresso (at) espresso (dot) my

Validity: 7th June 2013 to 7th July 2013
*While stocks last

Stacks Sandwiches

ImageTasty Sandwiches that not just taste good but pretty healthy too.

Very few places serve good sandwiches. And I especially hated those that served BIg pieces of bread but SMALL tiny shreds of meat and filling. I really can’t go on all carbs diet. Finally someone who knows how to make sandwiches for meat eater who needs the apparent idea of a healthy meal.

Two of my favourites… Tuna Melt and Molten Grip.



Truly one of the best tuna sandwich in town. Lots of tuna mixed with sweet tiny chunks of apples and sultanas, add in cheddar cheese and lettuce, pair with a fresh cup of velvety cappuccino, a complete meal to me 😀


ImageHere is Molten Grip. I purposely took the first pic to show my other half how much vege I’m taking for my meal. No more eyes-rolling disapproval look.

Over-filled with chicken shreds, chicken ham, monterey cheese and lots of greens. Every bite a yummy bite. Head over to Stacks Sandwiches in Tropicana Mall for some real sandwiches.

Oh yes, they probably serves the best coffee in the mall too.


Coolest Cafe in Melaka

If you ever go to Melaka, you must not miss the coolest cafe in Melaka (probably in Malaysia). Mods Cafe = Cool. It is on the next parallel road of the main Jonker Street.

What you can see from the outside (and I don’t mean the girl)

It is a cafe you can visit when it is not mobile.

Machine, Vibiemme Lollo at the back of the van. Is this cool enough?

And who is cooler than the Barista himself?



Coffee on a trip

Whenever I go for local trip, one of the biggest problem is finding good coffee. Considering most hotels served horrible coffee, what would be better than to Do It Yourself, the Aeropress way. And on a recent trip, that’s exactly what I do. Of course, I’m travelling within Malaysia.

3 important stuff: Fresh roasted coffee, Aeropress and a decent hand-grinder.

Morning task: 14g fresh roasted coffee into my Hario Slim Grinder

Morning exercise… phew… 2 minutes of hardword 😀 (no say I no do exercise, ok)

Inverted method if my preference. Now, have your fresh boiled water ready. Since did not bring thermometer, I’ll let the water sit for 30 seconds. (it was too hot, should let it sit for 45 seconds at least). Using the Aeropress the Inverted method allows for better control of the variables especially steeping time. And it looks cooler too 😀

Steep for 80 seconds. Reverse over and press down gently.

There you go. As good as it can get.