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sarawakian
25-06-2009, 11:41 AM
I am an avid kopi drinker and was wondering if we could share the brands of kopi or good kopi we have in Malaysia.

Let me start...

I have tried: 434 Kopi, Televisyen Kopi, Kemaman Kopi, Aik Cheong at Jonker Street and the Kluang Station one in Kluang.(not the shop variety in malls).

Also some unnamed white coffee in coffee shops in Ipoh.

So far, I liked the Kopi Gajah from 434 and very like the Vietnamese drip coffee. :D

Do share folks!

Sentinel
25-06-2009, 12:07 PM
Have you tried Hang Tuah coffee. It is in coffee-bags i.e. satchets so you just dip in hot water and goncang-goncang - the coffee satchet, not yourself!... PM me your address and I will send you a box. It has strong local coffee taste.

AaronOng
25-06-2009, 12:14 PM
Ipoh old town (not the brand name, but the locality) white coffee is best.
Once I brought a Mat Salleh friend there. She ordered a glass, drank it all, another glass and again she finished it. Cannot tahan, had to go to the loo to let it all out. A thrid glass and she finished it all and even that is not enough, had to ta pau a fourth serving for her to drink at my home. Unfortunately the aroma of the coffee hanging on the door lock was too much for her and the coffee didn't survive the short journey to my house.

Funnily enough, the Old Town brand of coffee is not only overpriced, but horrible as well. Even my wife said so.

QuietStorm
25-06-2009, 12:25 PM
Ipoh old town (not the brand name, but the locality) white coffee is best. Funnily enough, the Old Town brand of coffee is not only overpriced, but horrible as well. Even my wife said so.You're absolutely correct. :)

kwokwah
25-06-2009, 03:11 PM
Just mention the word Seggarang/Rengit coffee to anyone from Johor, they will go "GaGa" over it. It is a sort of white coffee (ie no unnecessary carbon residues) and with very strong aroma. I'll say it'll match Ipoh Old Town and may even be better. The popularity is something like "Nasi Bryani's" popularity in Batu Pahat if you know what I mean.

Sentinel
25-06-2009, 03:51 PM
Just mention the word Seggarang/Rengit coffee to anyone from Johor, they will go "GaGa" over it. It is a sort of white coffee (ie no unnecessary carbon residues) and with very strong aroma. I'll say it'll match Ipoh Old Town and may even be better. The popularity is something like "Nasi Bryani's" popularity in Batu Pahat if you know what I mean.Better than the one sold at the Kluang Railway Station stall along Jalan Kapten Ahmad? I asked because I have worked for many years in Johor and this is the first time I hear about this Senggarang / Rengit coffee.

If it is really that good, I am going to 'kill' my sales people there because they kept this from me for so long....

kwokwah
25-06-2009, 04:44 PM
Kluang station coffee is a franchise thing. Senggarang/Rengit coffee is a generic type. Kluang station coffee may be using the same stuff. Sorry I haven't tried so cannot comment on Station coffee. Just google - there is even a coffee chain like "Old Town " coffee. This chain goes by the name of "Rengit Coffee". It's popular in Batu Pahat at least and also serves "Vietnamese Coffee" using those typical stainless steel sieve. The owner which I heard is a famous coffee merchant based in Rengit and also a well known regional businessman.

sarawakian
25-06-2009, 04:53 PM
where can we get Rengit Coffee? I once saw this shop in a mall in Batu Pahat.

kwokwah
25-06-2009, 05:36 PM
There are 3 "Rengit Coffee" chain outlet I've discovered in Batu Pahat (may be more). One at Pacific mall, one at Carrefour and one in the old part of town (along Jalan Sultanah). Many coffee shops also serve this generic coffee in Batu Pahat and brew it well. You have to check with the kopitiam first - Han Kee , Fuji and Kim Leng are among the popular ones. Don't leave BP without trying it. Actually the crowd at the "Rengit Coffee" chain is bigger than those at "Old Town" coffee chain - my observation.

Sentinel
25-06-2009, 09:46 PM
Kluang station coffee is a franchise thing. Senggarang/Rengit coffee is a generic type. Kluang station coffee may be using the same stuff. Sorry I haven't tried so cannot comment on Station coffee. Just google - there is even a coffee chain like "Old Town " coffee. This chain goes by the name of "Rengit Coffee". It's popular in Batu Pahat at least and also serves "Vietnamese Coffee" using those typical stainless steel sieve. The owner which I heard is a famous coffee merchant based in Rengit and also a well known regional businessman.Kluang Railway Station coffee powder bought at The Kluang Railway Station uncle frying there is not a franchise.... I am talking about the original coffee beans shop at the railway station at Jalan Kapten Ahman itself.

I have been in and out of Johore and frankly the coffee mentioned whether by people in Muar or Penggarang has always been Kluang. I am surprised you have not heard of it or know its origin. (I noticed you're from BP?)

terisunny
25-06-2009, 11:19 PM
coming fm Beepee myself, I am very much for senggarang/rengit coffee too. It's the BEST! Starbucks and all don't come close (except for their ice blends). And most importantly, it's (or at least was) best kept secret too :p
My aunt makes the best coffee as she does it the old way, with hot boiling water that bring out the best aroma ever.....I can smell it now...and almost taste it......sigh, wish I'm back at hometown....

Do try if you ever go.... best try it as kopi-o!

nyem
25-06-2009, 11:24 PM
I used to be able to get 434 at some Giant branches, but not anymore. Had to go to Muar to get them. Freshly grinded 434 coffee at Jalan Aji is the best. I've also seen a 343 brand... not sure if it's an imitation or not.

kwchang
25-06-2009, 11:25 PM
...I have been in and out of Johore and frankly the coffee mentioned whether by people in Muar or Penggarang has always been Kluang...HaHa, Sentinel, as mentioned by the resident BP members, it was obviously a "best kept secret" only known to the locals :) So as a non BP person, why should they let you know? Now you do ... so go find it out yourself and report back to us pronto

sarawakian
25-06-2009, 11:45 PM
Gotta say it but 434 Kopi Gajah is really one of the best. The expresso when I tried at the 434 kopitiam opposite the bus station in Muar is outta this world.

I also tried Hai Peng at East Coast and Kemaman...a bit different and not as bold, I might say. But unique in their own right!

Sentinel
26-06-2009, 12:48 AM
HaHa, Sentinel, as mentioned by the resident BP members, it was obviously a "best kept secret" only known to the locals :) So as a non BP person, why should they let you know? Now you do ... so go find it out yourself and report back to us prontoYup... about time to take the coastal road again... its been a long time since I do Malacca to JB via the coastal road... brings back the nolstalgia of early days as a young executive driving a Ford Escort GT... yellow summore, belonged to employer Nestle, ha ha!

Must pop by Kukup and see if the seafood is still good and of course, the kolomee in tomato ketchup in Pontian Kecil...

kwokwah
26-06-2009, 09:49 AM
Could be the "best kept secret" some would say. I didn't know about it till I came to live in BP since 22 years ago. About last year I took a group of relatives to one of the coffee shops serving this coffee. They came back at least 2 times since then principally to drink the coffee than for visiting me. They are from Seremban and KL. This may attest to the "addictiveness" of the stuff. It's a real transformation from during those very black "kopi - O" stuff to this mildly dark coffee - color would be something like Nescafe - O.

sarawakian
26-06-2009, 10:42 AM
That's good!

waga
26-06-2009, 11:55 AM
Could be the "best kept secret" some would say. I didn't know about it till I came to live in BP since 22 years ago. About last year I took a group of relatives to one of the coffee shops serving this coffee. They came back at least 2 times since then principally to drink the coffee than for visiting me. They are from Seremban and KL. This may attest to the "addictiveness" of the stuff. It's a real transformation from during those very black "kopi - O" stuff to this mildly dark coffee - color would be something like Nescafe - O.

Short of travelling to BP....is there any outlets that sell the coffee powder here...better still in Subang Jaya?

kwokwah
26-06-2009, 01:46 PM
I tried to brew some of my own using coffee powder purchased from the shops. Somehow they don't taste the same. Someone advised me that the water must be very hot! Some say brew for a longer time. I just couldn't get it right. I especially love those shops that serve the coffee with a little foam on top. Wonder how that's done.

sarawakian
30-06-2009, 04:46 PM
I think they heat up milk and put this there after stirring in air. To make this with coffee, the only way is to take the coffee and pour into each one ala tarik

superz
30-06-2009, 05:25 PM
have you guys try Tenom coffee before?

patrick
30-06-2009, 07:09 PM
The best I have tasted is this special brew in Tanjong Sepat, equivalent to the Coffee Luak of Bali. Go to the coffee master Mr Lim in Jalan Dua, Tanjong Sepat Tel: 012 9722886. In fact, the coffee from our Tanjong Sepat is much better than that I bought from Bali though the one in Bali cost much more.

This is how the coffee luak supposed to materialised. Certain animals are able to identify the best coffee beans. So they would eat these fruits but are not able to digest the coffee beans and would excrete them. These are then picked up by the coffee sifu who then clean and roast them. They are supposed to be the pick of the coffee plants!!

Ditto
30-06-2009, 07:48 PM
This is how the coffee luak supposed to materialised. Certain animals are able to identify the best coffee beans. So they would eat these fruits but are not able to digest the coffee beans and would excrete them. These are then picked up by the coffee sifu who then clean and roast them. They are supposed to be the pick of the coffee plants!!

Yea I remember that was mentioned by Jack Nicholson in `The Bucket List' with Morgan Freeman...Kopi Luak

sarawakian
30-06-2009, 11:31 PM
Where's Tanjung Sepat? Gotta put that on my list. Have not tried Tenom coffee. Where can one get those?

Active Koala
01-07-2009, 12:03 AM
This is how the coffee luak supposed to materialised. Certain animals are able to identify the best coffee beans. So they would eat these fruits but are not able to digest the coffee beans and would excrete them. These are then picked up by the coffee sifu who then clean and roast them. They are supposed to be the pick of the coffee plants!!

I think it is also called Weasel Coffee or Fox-Dung Coffee or Kopi Luwak. My relative bought some back from Vietnam; but we could not figure out the right way to brew it. Looks like to make good coffee is not only dependent on the coffee powder only but there is a X-factor :confused:

Ditto
01-07-2009, 01:16 AM
Where's Tanjung Sepat? Gotta put that on my list. Have not tried Tenom coffee. Where can one get those?
Tanjung Sepat not that far away lah, take Kesas to Banting direction & follow the sign to TS. Famous for the Hainanese Pau to go with the kopi. Good seafoods there, much cheaper than Tulok Gong

in
01-07-2009, 09:13 AM
Tenom Coffee is from Sabah. I had it before when I was in KK. Its delish! I don't know if its available here.

patrick
01-07-2009, 11:12 AM
Tanjung Sepat not that far away lah, take Kesas to Banting direction & follow the sign to TS. Famous for the Hainanese Pau to go with the kopi. Good seafoods there, much cheaper than Tulok Gong

Dont take the Banting way if you are going from SJ. Go by the LCCT way...easier. Just before the F1 Circuit, turn left. Reach Traffic light, turn right. Reach Sepang traffic light, turn right, then left. Head towards Bagan Lalang and Tg Sepat. Other interesting things to do there:

Lingzhi, mushroom Farm in Tmn Pelangi, Jln Tepi Laut (tel: 03 31972222)
Pork Pau, Lrg 4 or 5 (cant remember)
Bayview Rest along Jln Tepi Laut
Lovers Bridge (next to Bayview)
Fish Ball Factory (tel 012 3845364)
Coffee Powder factory (012 9722886, 31974862)

Soon Beng Longan Farm 10km after Tg Sepat
Also dragon fruit and durian farms along the way to Tg Sepat.

That should take up a whole day's outing to the coast! And maybe if you have time, can drop by Malaysia's Gold Coast near Bagan Lalang.

Sentinel
01-07-2009, 11:46 AM
Dont take the Banting way if you are going from SJ. Go by the LCCT way...easier. Just before the F1 Circuit, turn left. Reach Traffic light, turn right. Reach Sepang traffic light, turn right, then left. Head towards Bagan Lalang and Tg Sepat. Other interesting things to do there:

Lingzhi, mushroom Farm in Tmn Pelangi, Jln Tepi Laut (tel: 03 31972222)
Pork Pau, Lrg 4 or 5 (cant remember)
Bayview Rest along Jln Tepi Laut
Lovers Bridge (next to Bayview)
Fish Ball Factory (tel 012 3845364)
Coffee Powder factory (012 9722886, 31974862)

Soon Beng Longan Farm 10km after Tg Sepat
Also dragon fruit and durian farms along the way to Tg Sepat.

That should take up a whole day's outing to the coast! And maybe if you have time, can drop by Malaysia's Gold Coast near Bagan Lalang.
Wah good lah you Pat. Still jalan-jalan cari makan...

patrick
01-07-2009, 11:53 AM
Wah good lah you Pat. Still jalan-jalan cari makan...

Aiyah...what is good must share lor!! Got so much more to share but so little time to write. And people say dont know what to do after retirement.....!!! Cant figure it out!!

Sentinel
01-07-2009, 12:21 PM
Aiyah...what is good must share lor!! Got so much more to share but so little time to write. And people say dont know what to do after retirement.....!!! Cant figure it out!!You should pen it all down in a book on post-retirement activities, maybe I will need to buy one too!

patrick
01-07-2009, 01:41 PM
You should pen it all down in a book on post-retirement activities, maybe I will need to buy one too!

Arrrhh..boring lah! Maybe I should start a blog anonymously. Then it would be interesting !! Haha!!

patrick
01-07-2009, 01:42 PM
Wah good lah you Pat. Still jalan-jalan cari makan...

Just Penang alone got so much to share. But again.....time lah! Maybe I m a bad time manager? Maybe should attend a refresher course with you huh? ;-) :D

Sentinel
01-07-2009, 05:03 PM
Just Penang alone got so much to share. But again.....time lah! Maybe I m a bad time manager? Maybe should attend a refresher course with you huh? ;-) :DPenang also got good kopi-O kao in Batu Lanchang hawker centre... MYR1.20 and all Penangites screaming daylight robbery because other coffee only MYR0.70-0.80 per cawan.

But I take the ones in satchet form "Hang Tuah" brand, just add very hot water and gonchang! Walla, a good cuppa!

sarawakian
04-07-2009, 10:23 PM
Dont take the Banting way if you are going from SJ. Go by the LCCT way...easier. Just before the F1 Circuit, turn left. Reach Traffic light, turn right. Reach Sepang traffic light, turn right, then left. Head towards Bagan Lalang and Tg Sepat. Other interesting things to do there:

Lingzhi, mushroom Farm in Tmn Pelangi, Jln Tepi Laut (tel: 03 31972222)
Pork Pau, Lrg 4 or 5 (cant remember)
Bayview Rest along Jln Tepi Laut
Lovers Bridge (next to Bayview)
Fish Ball Factory (tel 012 3845364)
Coffee Powder factory (012 9722886, 31974862)

Soon Beng Longan Farm 10km after Tg Sepat
Also dragon fruit and durian farms along the way to Tg Sepat.

That should take up a whole day's outing to the coast! And maybe if you have time, can drop by Malaysia's Gold Coast near Bagan Lalang.


Righto! ANyway, is the coffee palatable...er since it has gone "processed" Like Bizarre Food channel!

sarawakian
04-07-2009, 10:24 PM
Has anyone tasted this yet? Chek Hup?

http://www.chekhup.com.my/

Have not gone yet...still curing my acidic tummy after taking too much expresso from Kopi Gajah 434. :o

patrick
06-07-2009, 04:01 PM
Righto! ANyway, is the coffee palatable...er since it has gone "processed" Like Bizarre Food channel!

Oh....me no real coffee drinker but I still find it out of this world!

palmdoc
07-07-2009, 05:21 AM
Oops looks like the "b" word did not go down well with the mod :p , but beware of local coffee, you don't know what they'll put in your cuppa according to this news report (http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/440518/1/.html)

palmdoc
07-07-2009, 06:54 AM
Has anyone tasted this yet? Chek Hup?

http://www.chekhup.com.my/

Have not gone yet...still curing my acidic tummy after taking too much expresso from Kopi Gajah 434. :o

Hilarious name. I suppose after drinking it, it'll provide a health indicator, I'm guessing a change in urine colour or something? ;)

sarawakian
07-07-2009, 05:50 PM
Ya man....hahahhahahhahahahhaha

RolyPoly
12-07-2009, 11:24 PM
Has anyone tasted this yet? Chek Hup?

http://www.chekhup.com.my/

Have not gone yet...still curing my acidic tummy after taking too much expresso from Kopi Gajah 434. :o


I love Chek Hup's Kopi-O. It's not easy to find Chek Hup in Subang Jaya though. Ironically, I found it on the supermarket shelves in Manado, North Sulawesi!!

RolyPoly
12-07-2009, 11:26 PM
Dont take the Banting way if you are going from SJ. Go by the LCCT way...easier. Just before the F1 Circuit, turn left. Reach Traffic light, turn right. Reach Sepang traffic light, turn right, then left. Head towards Bagan Lalang and Tg Sepat. Other interesting things to do there:

Lingzhi, mushroom Farm in Tmn Pelangi, Jln Tepi Laut (tel: 03 31972222)
Pork Pau, Lrg 4 or 5 (cant remember)
Bayview Rest along Jln Tepi Laut
Lovers Bridge (next to Bayview)
Fish Ball Factory (tel 012 3845364)
Coffee Powder factory (012 9722886, 31974862)

Soon Beng Longan Farm 10km after Tg Sepat
Also dragon fruit and durian farms along the way to Tg Sepat.

That should take up a whole day's outing to the coast! And maybe if you have time, can drop by Malaysia's Gold Coast near Bagan Lalang.

We visited most of the places recommended above. It was an outing with my neighbours from USJ2. What a fun one-day outing! You can also add a visit to the Sepang Goldcoast and the market in Tjg Sepat town to buy fresh fishes!

sarawakian
30-07-2009, 11:28 AM
Just back from Ipoh and went to Jalan Bijih Timah at Old Town. Had the best white coffee on ice...no...two actually! The shop is Sun Yuan Foong....