The caffeine craze has heated up in our city over the past few years, with numerous cafes emerging in every neighborhood, staffed by baristas who expertly brew satisfying cups of coffee. Here are three outlets that offer something special for coffee-lovers:
1. Beans Depot in Petaling Jaya
Beans Depot is a one-of-a-kind playground for coffee connoisseurs. It’s run by Yip Leong Sum, whose most recent credentials include judging this year's Malaysian Barista Championship. Visitors can create blends of their choosing, using single-origin beans to experiment with brewing techniques & try their hand at being a barista. All the equipment here is at everyone's disposal.
Or sit back & relax & ask Leong Sum to make some coffee. Liquor lines the shelves, so feel free to request a coffee cocktail or two. A bevy of beans, plenty of Patron& a lot of Amaretto, combine for the coolest concoction.
Beans Depot @ PJ,
18, JalanChanggai 6/22, Section 6, Petaling Jaya.
2. Coffee 5 Cups at Plaza Damas 3, Sri Hartamas
Coffee 5 Cups is the latest entry to Plaza Damas 3, blessed with an unparalleled vantage point for surveying the national palace. This cafe is operated with integrity by people who are passionately involved in social activism.
Their coffee's freshly brewed with hand-picked organic Balinese beans, ensuring fair trade that benefits the coffee farming communities. Try the specialty plunger coffee, also known as French press coffee or cafetiere coffee.
Coffee 5 Cups,
Plaza Damas 3, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Kuala Lumpur.
3. That Latte Place in Persiaran Ritchie, JalanAmpang
One of KL’s few completely alfresco cafes that specialize in coffee. Come rain or shine, six days a week, coffee lovers hoping to hide from the big bad world can come to That Latte Place for cake & caffeine, not much more than a 10-minute drive from KLCC.
The weather might be hot, but the coffee’s refreshingly cold. Taste the affogato, a mix of coffee with ice cream and chocolate flakes for a cooling balm.
That Latte Place,
YayasanSeniBerdaftar, 333, Persiaran Ritchie,
Off JalanAmpangHilir, Kuala Lumpur.