Monday, May 13, 2013

Beans Depot @ Petaling Jaya

A one-of-a-kind playground for coffee connoisseurs: Beans Depot provides a potent brew of excitement & enlightenment for lovers of the latte lifestyle.

Not exactly a cafe, but Beans Depot welcomes customers nevertheless, hidden in a house on a slope that shares its street with the Assunta secondary school.

Beans Depot is a one-woman-show; Yip Leong Sum, whose most recent credentials include judging this year's Malaysian Barista Championship, operates an oasis where wanderers might stumble on caffeinated salvation in a wasteland of watered-down beverages.

Single-origin beans galore populate this place; visitors can create blends of their choosing, experiment with brewing techniques & try their hand at being a barista. All the equipment here is at everyone's disposal.

Or sit back & relax, like we did, asking Leong Sum to make us some coffee, please.

Here's the kicker: 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.

Kenyan single-origin & Malibu & Captain Morgan rum form an intriguingly creamy ice-blended, complete with coffee-infused ice cubes to boot.

Beans Depot is typically open for business on weekdays & some Saturdays through 4pm, but make certain to call before coming.

Beans Depot is also a coffee roaster, so head here & buy a packet to bring back.

Payment is generally by donation. Generosity will help this enterprise continue on its mission to explore strange new brews & seek out new beverages.

Beans Depot @ PJ,
18, Jalan Changgai 6/22, Section 6, Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7496-6211 or 012-785-8488

30 comments:

  1. I think Kenny and CK would love this place. Coffee lovers!

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    1. Baby Sumo: ya, the number of passionate coffee lovers in the klang valley has really risen in the past couple of years! i still stick mainly to lattes though, that works fine for me, i like milky coffee (as well as alcoholic coffee, of course, heh) :D

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    2. Yes yes, we will go and try soon! Hahahaha

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    3. CK: hope you enjoy playing with all the machines here! :D

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  2. So nice, Sean. Little places like this are lovely.

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    1. Linda: yeah, very cozy and unassuming :D

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  3. Payment by donation? what abt the alcoholic ones?

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    1. TNG: ya, you may be able to pay what you feel is appropriate. in our case, we paid RM50, which i hope was OK :D

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  4. I'll have a long black, please...iced!

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    1. Suituapui: sounds strong and bold! :D

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  5. Great find Sean! I need to check this place out. Am a big fan of coffee too. :)

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    1. Bangsar Babe: this really is a nice spot cos we get to customize our coffee experience completely! hope you enjoy it :D

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  6. coffee!!! and in a nice and cozy setting too!

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    1. Missyblurkit: yaaa, since it's in a residential house, it kinda feels like visiting someone's home :D

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  7. complete with coffee-infused ice cubes to boot? wow!
    Alot to learn here. "Payment is generally by donation"..u mean the price of coffee as in donation?

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    1. Melissa: yeah, the ice cubes were a fun surprise (and pleasant to suck on, heh!) :D oooh, at the end of our visit, when we asked how much we should pay for the drinks, the owner left it up to us to make the decision, so we paid what we felt was fair :D

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  8. looks like a cool place to hang out, love the coffee infused ice cubes, just like what they had at that hawaiian coffee place at TCM that was closed down.

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    1. KY: ya, it was fun to chill here for nearly an hour. oooh, i didn't know that the Bad Ass Coffee place in TCM has closed. i liked their coffee (though i didn't like their food, heh) =)

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  9. My alma mater!! <3 Can't wait to check it out :D

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    1. Rachel: ooo, visiting this neighborhood could bring back some hopefully happy memories for you! =)

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  10. Wow, what an interesting idea...and very trusting. I hope it works out!

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    1. Youhadyourlunch: yeah, I think they're still testing out the waters, but I hope it works too. We need more people like her to take interesting risks in F&B =)

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  11. new coffee place? looks good can try soon! =)

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    1. Jean: hope u enjoy the coffee here! =)

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  12. Gonna check out this place on the weekend. I love COFFEE!

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    1. Jennifer: hope u enjoy it! Do note it's closed on Sundays though (except by appointment only), ya =)

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  13. Wow! This is such a great find, Sean. I really need to make a trip there soon. Thanks for highlighting little gems like these.

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    1. Peoniesandpancakes: it's definitely a genuine joy to find folks who open outlets like this out of love for what they do! :D

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  14. How about the price ?? hehe

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    1. CoffeeLover: as of the middle of this year, they actually allowed customers to pay by donation =)

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