Thursday, December 13, 2012

Coffea Coffee By Timothy @ Telawi, Bangsar

Bangsar's remarkable revitalization shows no signs of slowing: this week's Telawi newbie is Coffea Coffee, a Korean-Malaysian collaboration that takes its caffeine more seriously than most.

From what we understand, Coffea Coffee secures its beans from farms in Brazil, Guatemala, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sumatra, Colombia & Costa Rica. Its baristas roast & blend two signature creations: a full-bodied, chocolaty Maestro & a sweet-fruity Madonna.

Championship-winning Timothy heads a team of Korean-trained baristas here; service is convivial, tirelessly tackling a packed house for this outlet's friends-&-family night.

And the coffee? The Ethiopian Sidamo G2 single origin (RM9.80) is nice & strong, enough to foil potential plans for hibernation.

Maestro & Madonna lattes; both taste distinctively different, both will have their admirers.

We like to have fun with our beverages: Coffea Coffee's Peanut Butter Latte is worthwhile, as is the Belgian Cacao Triple Mocha, both RM12 each.

Watch out, KL: Coffea Coffee has ambitions of launching more outposts soon, likely in KLCC, Mid Valley & Mont Kiara.

Cakes & cookies constitute the food menu here; love the flavorful pandan gula melaka & caramel cakes (RM2.50 per small slice).

Sandwiches & bagels might be served too eventually. But though Coffea Coffee opens through 11pm, no plans for wine or other liquor are currently afoot.

Coffea Coffee has plenty of potential; it faces stiff competition on this row, especially from Antipodean & Yeast, but it has enough of a distinctive identity to carve out territory for itself.

Look out for some special touches, including walls made with recycled Javanese wood.

Thanks to Coffea Coffee for inviting & hosting us here. The outlet opens for business Dec. 13.



Coffea Roast Malaysia,
8, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.
Open 8am-11pm. KLCC, Mid Valley & Mont Kiara branches expected next year.
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33 comments:

  1. Coffee, cakes, cookies and eye-candy...oh my! :P

    Plus I c some really interesting coffee concoctions...hehe =)

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    1. Ulric: good place to hang out after lunch on a weekend, i think! :D

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  2. I walked past here yesterday! It's really packed and noisy for a new place. Sad, because I was looking for somewhere quiet!

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    1. Elle: oh, they've been inviting friends and family to introduce this place to them. it should be more peaceful very soon =)

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  3. So it's not just me... there really are a lot of places opening over there right. Thanks for keeping us up to date on them all!

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    1. The Yum List: the scene at telawi is really changing this year, and definitely for the better! at this rate, within a few months, the neighborhood might become better than ever for folks in search of good eats and good drinks =)

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  4. Very cool spot. At first, I thought the decal on the cold cup was a mustache and thought, "how cute!" lol

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    1. Squishy Monster: oooh, now that you mention it, it does look very mustache-ish! :D

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  5. that first pic looks really disturbing. it's like the african kid is part of the dining party.

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    1. KY: yikes, didn't notice that until you pointed it out. oops, the dangers of trying to snap photos in a crowded cafe =)

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  6. Wow, the place is really packed to the brim - coffee culture's really rocking the scene eh! That pandan gula melaka cake looks deadly :P

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    1. Pureglutton: i'm usually not a pandan fan but this one worked pretty well! thanks to the gula melaka! :D

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  7. wooohooo! another coffee place, and check out that hot Barrista :D


    Keep it comingggggggg KL!!!! looking out for more delish cafes!!!

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    1. AugustDiners: hot stuff behind and in front of the counter :P but yeah, it's such a boom time for these type of cafes! looking forward to more too :D

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  8. Yay! New places to check out in Bangsar. :)

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    1. Bangsar-Babe: crossing fingers that the quality of these fresh openings will stay strong. so far, so good! :D

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  9. seems like you are taking lots of dessert lately..

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    1. Simple Person: heheh, wanted something savory here at coffea coffee, but currently, desserts are the only food served. good match with the coffee though :D

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  10. Wow that street is becoming cafe central! Any sign of decaffs?

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    1. YouHadYourLunch: yeah, that street is buzzing in every way! no decafs though, but there are strawberry smoothies here :D

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  11. Desserts for me. Any non coffee options? totally devoid of coffee?
    Wrong question fr a coffee outlet but yeah..heheh hoping they got good choc perhaps?

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    1. TNG: ooh, yes, there's hot chocolate here, and lotsa yogurt smoothies and teas =)

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  12. I want to try that Peanut Butter Latte !! hehehe

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    1. CK: I think you will enjoy that one! :D

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  13. Not really a fan of coffee but I supposed the place is still worth a visit. I see their cakes are looking quite good.

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    1. Sycookies: oh yeah, plenty of smoothies & tea for non-coffee lovers, and yep, some interesting cakes too :D

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    1. Missyblurkit: very cozy! Day and night :D

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  15. Looks good. Will be trying them out soon.

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    1. Shannon: ya, feedback for this place has been pretty positive so far, especially for the coffee =)

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  16. HI,
    I AM LOOKING TO OPEN COOFFE SHOP WITH YOUR BRAND OUT SIDE MALY , IS IT POSSIBLE?
    THANK YOU
    WALID.ARAFDXB@GMAIL.COM

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