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

Espresso with Hand Grinder

Many have asked if any hand grinder can produce good espresso. Many times we say it will be too difficult, too much effort and grind not consistent enough.

Well, not anymore.

prolex2 The Prolex Ceramic Hand Grinder

Prolex Espresso Well, it does require some effort.

Prolex Espresso2 C’mon.. turn, turn, turn…

3 minutes later…

Prolex Espresso3 Almost zero- retention.

Prolex Espresso4 Mouse-tail enough?

Prolex Espresso5 Yeah…

Prolex Espresso6 That is a pretty decent shot of espresso.

But then you say… Need to turn and turn and turn for 3 minutes ++…. I’m lazy man.

Well, spend another RM150-200 and cut down the 3 minutes to 30 seconds.

Prolex Espresso7
This is not the first time someone attempted the idea of using an electric drill.
But pair it with the Prolex and it just look SO COOL.
Don’t believe me?

Prolex Espresso8
You just need the right setup. Or…

Prolex Espresso9 James Bond would have been jealous 😀

How to travel with your Coffee Kit

Finding good coffee when one is travelling can be a real challenge. Especially in the morning, most hotel serves horrible stale coffee at breakfast. Bringing along an Aeropress, a hand-grinder and a pack of fresh roasted coffee bean will make for a happy journey.

But how to get a light and compact coffee kit? Here’s my compact coffee kit:

The awesome slim stainless steel Prolex Grinder … there’s nothing slimmer.

The grinder that fits inside the Aeropress


Look…. I have enough space to bring along my trusted cooper digital thermometer.

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