Category Archives: Coffee

Artisan Roast Cafe


I think this is the ONLY cafe in KL that is set in the open… No air-con and near to nature. Yup, there are trees around and as anything close to nature, there are others living creatures flying around too.

Well, any coffee lover worth his salt or espresso will brave the outdoor for a good cup of coffee, right?


Yayasan Seni Berdaftar – Off Jalan Ritchie, Jalan Ampang.


Feels like in a Resort?


The Menu


Alang the Barista. Hey, he originate from Jalan Imbi man. No wonder he is so cool.


Single Origin Espresso – Sumatra Mandheling


Lovely pour. Manual Pre-infusion ūüėÄ


Well textured cappuccino. Ask for a small cup though.

The Espresso
I was¬†pleasantly surprised. I ordered the espresso without knowing what blend they were using. It was bright, good body and lovely sweetness. Then I found out that it was not a blend but using only Sumatra Mandheling. I have not know Mandheling to be sweet. This is very interesting. I’m impressed.

It is hidden in a secluded location. Those not familiar with Ampang may have problems finding it.
Follow the map. X marks the spot.

Good food and coffee in Singapore


Sigh.. our neighbour is having all the fun.

Joe & Dough
3 Temasek Boulevard #01-156
Suntec City Mall Tower 4 Singapore 038983


That Honey Dew drink at the lower right is really nice.


Better then Subway and O’brian and DOLLAR to DOLLAR cheaper.


Now, that is commitment to QUALITY.


Professional Barista at work.


Lovely 2-group VBM Lolo and the Anfim Doserless.


This is not fastfood but they are pretty fast.

They really taste as good as they look.

Highlander Fresh Roasted Singles


Sometimes too much milk based drinks like cappuccino and caffe latte can put worrying stress in one’s middle-kingdom. And sometimes we just wanna enjoy a full cup of hot coffee while catching up on newspaper or magazines. On days like these, the craving for a cup of SYPHON-BREWED Single origin of Ethiopian Djimma or Costa Rica will bring much comfort.

I particularly like myself a bright and refreshing cup of Ethiopian at Coffee Ritual.


Many Choices.

When you got chance to go with a few friends, order 1 cup each so that you get to taste the obvious differences of the aroma and taste of coffee from different regions in the world.

Asked for Fresh Roasted Highlander Single Origin Coffee.

Press! Press! My Aeropress!


Let’s count the reasons why I love my Aeropress:

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  1. Versatile
    Make them HOT. Make them COLD. Steep them short or steep them long.
    Brew the Strong or brew them light. Turn them Upside-down, invert them and it’ll still be sound.
  2. Affordable
    Bought mine RM250 three years ago. Now, it is only RM169.
  3. Convenient
    I hate messy cleaning up. Brew and clean up in 3 minutes.
  4. Portable
    Small, light and comes with a travelling bag.
  5. Makes Delicious Coffee
    When you have fresh roasted high quality beans, the Aeropress will bring out their potentials.

How I make sweet refreshing ICED-COFFEE with the Aeropress?


Having good coffee and a digital scale goes a long way towards making delicious coffee.


Weight them in. I normally use 14g but this time I use 21g instead.
(Higher dosage usually preferred for iced-coffee)


Loved my bodum double-walled 8oz glass. Filled it with ice.


This is the more advanced Inverted Method of using the Aeropress.
Put it on the scale and reset to ZERO.


Brewed by weight. 105g is approximately 40z of water.
Poured in the water (just off the boiled), stirred and screwed back the cap with the filter.


Let it steeped for 90 seconds. Then carefully turned it over the glass.
Press down gently.


A refreshing, sweet and aromatic iced-coffee using Ethiopia Nekisse.

Vibiemme Domobar Junior Double Boiler


When it comes to making excellent ESPRESSO, it is hard to find any coffee machine in this class that can match the Vibiemme Domobar Junior Double Boiler in Malaysia.


Need a mirror? Ladies can do their make facing the side panel.

This is a TRUE ESPRESSO Machine.
Espressos pulled from this machine are some of the best I have tasted.

Specifications:

  • It is a Double Boiler Machine
    You can brew espresso and steam milk at the same time.
    Double copper boiler that can operate independent of each other.
  • E61 Group Head with Pre-infusion and thermal syphon
    Exposed Original E61 Group Head. Very consistent temperature stability.
  • Commercial size portafilter with a 58mm double basket
    Make real international standards double espresso.
  • 3.5 Litre water tank
    Enough water to make more than 50 cups of espresso per filling.
  • 1.8 Litre boiler
    Plenty of steam power to make smooth velvety milk.
  • Safety Switches and Controls
    Brewing temperature can be adjusted.
    Brewing pressure can be adjusted.
    Low water level alarm warning.
  • Twin pressure gauges
  • Hot water dispenser
  • Cup warmer with enough space for 6 – 8 cups
  • Stainless Steel Body
  • Large and easily removable drip tray
  • 360 degree movable steam wand with safety grip

Price = RM 7,200.00

Expobar Office Control


The Expobar Office Control

Finally, the Expobar Professional home espresso machine reached Malaysia.

Specifications:

  • It is a Heat Exchanger machine
    You can brew espresso and steam milk at the same time.
  • E61 Group Head with Pre-infusion and thermal syphon
    Consistent extraction and temperature stability.
  • Commercial size portafilter with a 58mm double basket
    Make real international standards double espresso.
  • 2.7 Litre water tank
    Enough water to make 50 cups of espresso per filling.
  • 1.8 Litre boiler
    Plenty of steam power to make smooth velvety milk.
  • Multiple Safety Switches and Controls
    Low water level electronic sensor that auto-fill the boiler.
    Automatically turn off heater when low water in reservoir is detected.
  • Programmable Buttons
    4 volumetric buttons to program the amount of coffee to be extracted.
  • Brew Pressure can be adjusted
  • Hot water dispenser
  • Cup warmer with enough space for 12 cups
  • Stainless Steel Body
  • 360 degree movable steam wand with safety grip

Very suitable for small cafe and beverage kiosk.

Different Types of Espresso Machines


This is an excellent write-up on the many different types of Espresso Machines by KK Yoon.

If you still have not visited the forum, now is the time.

Excerpts:

THERMOBLOCK

Cold water is pumped through a serpentine path inside a thermoblock ( heated metal block ) to brew espresso. To produce steam, the thermoblock is heated to a high temperature and the pump is then turned on in pulses. Each pulse feeds a small amount of water into the thermoblock – the water immediately boils into steam.

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