Kopi Luwak – Why NOT?


Civet Cat
http://dailycoffeenews.com/2016/05/02/caged-civet-coffee-tourism-on-the-rise-in-bali-says-world-animal-protection/

MyEspresso does not support the production or any marketing of Kopi Luwak.

Is it because we do not support an industry that practices animal cruelty? Well.. No. That’s not the reason. I find no appetite for such hypocrisy. While it is true that majority of the cultivation of Kopi Luwak are indeed an act of cruelty to the civet cats they caged up in their farms and force fed with coffee cherries and beans, they are certainly no worse than most commercially produced animal-origin food. When I’m ready to stop eating commercial eggs, beef, pork, chickens and heck.. even drinking commercially produced cow milk, then I’ll make the case base on animal cruelty.

I’ll not campaign against Kopi Luwak for its supposed cruelty while ignoring the worse excesses in the food industries. Compare to OTHERS, the civet cats are having good lives.

The REAL reason is VALUE. They are selling you a Proton and charging you the price of a Ferrari. Very low grade coffee with a super price tag.

As a point of reference: Our Quattro Blend, using good quality beans, roasted by a reputable Roasting Company who placed value in quality, Fresh roasted coffee beans selling at RM33 per 250g. It certainly makes for a good cup of coffee according to our customers.

Kopi LuwakCompare to RM577.89 per 100g.

Now, unless you really think a Proton is of similar value as a Ferrari, then buying Kopi Luwak is not a case of cruelty but DAFTNESS. No offense intended to those who bought Kopi Luwak because you are merely victims of clever marketing. But now that you knew, you are without excuse.

P.S: I have actually tried Kopi Luwak that tasted decent, cultivated in a responsible manner (non-caged civet cats). They tasted as decent as a RM33 pack of coffee. But in almost all cases, base on taste, I wouldn’t pay more than RM10 per pack. Even Nescafe tasted better.

Rhinowares Compact Hand Grinder for coffee


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DESCRIPTION

The Rhinowares hand coffee grinder is the perfect solution for grinding coffee “on the go”.  It’s great for travel, work or even just at home.  Some of the features of the Rhinowares hand grinder include:

  • Quality food grade stainless steel housing making cleaning easy – also reduces static
  • Tested and certified as food safe by an independent laboratory; peace of mind for you
  • Conical ceramic burrs ensuring a clean grind – the burrs stay sharp longer, don’t rust and are easier to clean
  • A simple adjustment allows for a range of grind types
  • Ample capacity – can hold up to 42 grams of coffee beans
  • A convenient and protective carry bag
  • Smooth grinding motion
  • Superior particle size distribution

PRICE = RM 250

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.

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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?

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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:

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

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The grinder that fits inside the Aeropress

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Tada….

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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.

Pre-requisites

  • 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.

Syllabus

  • 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.

Espresso

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.

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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.

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

Click HERE

Note:
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.

Payment:
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