10000 hours it is, to master a skill. An idea popularised by Malcolm Gladwell. Pic taken at Prufrock, Brick Lane, London.

Running a Coffee Shop/Cafe in Malaysia

One of the most popular post shared on our Facebook Page was an article by Business Circle Malaysia on business advice on “Lessons opening a coffee shop“. It has bite-sized advice by local cafe owners and a nice Emma Watson look-alike click-bait picture to boot. If you are looking for more tips: A) On Quora, there’s a few…

Pouring your Heart Out or Latte Art 101

First and foremost, good coffee starts with a well-pulled espresso shot. Latte art is merely the final flourish of a milk-based coffee or chocolate drink. Sure, it’s the most fancy and most celebrated portion of coffee but a lot much work goes into preparing that final cup. So, let’s assume you have mastered everything else…

Why this Blog?

Hi guys, Thanks for dropping by the blog. I started cafe hopping around Kuala Lumpur around middle of 2012, started to play around with the Aeropress my brother gave me years back, travel around the country with a french press, started getting sucked into the world of speciality/third wave coffee and I started working behind…

Pssss… The Secret to Good Coffee?

The secret to Good Coffee at home? Its simply three things: 1) Freshly roasted coffee. Check the roast date. It should be within 2-3 weeks of the roast date and used within a month. Of course, this may depend from roaster to roaster and packaging but generally, the flavours fade as time goes by. 2)…