Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Brevis @ The Weld





Air-Infusion Coffee? Brevis may be KL's only cafe to serve beverages brewed via a patented process that seems pretty obscure, intriguing us enough to check out this tiny new venue in The Weld mall.

We loathed our high school physics & chemistry classes, so we won't pretend to understand how Brevis' special automated equipment works. Summarised in a sentence, it's theoretically about injecting air into the machine's pressurised chamber as an 'agent of turbulence' to extract more intense & easily controlled coffee flavours. Argh.

A single cup is brewed each time; we really liked the result, which delivered clean, citrus-caramel notes with a floral undertone. The current leading barista here is enthusiastic about making satisfying coffee; she indicated that she may only remain at Brevis for a few weeks, so we hope the cafe will maintain her standards if she leaves.

Espresso-based beverages are available too: Doppio (RM8), caffe macchiato (RM10), cappuccino & latte (RM12 each). Brevis says it currently uses mostly African single-origins & blends from Q Cup.

Brevis' compact tea selection spans the likes of organic rooibos (RM10, rather enjoyable) & ginseng oolong.

Brevis also offers pastries by third-party suppliers. The croissants (RM4) & pain au chocolat (RM6) are made with excellent French ingredients (Bordier butter & Valrhona chocolate respectively), but in this case, both were overly reheated a few seconds before being served, causing them to become crusty.

We liked the turkey-ham-&-mushroom quiche (RM15), as well as the luscious salted-caramel-&-almond mille-crepe (RM13), both well-made but a bit more steeply priced than necessary, especially since Brevis mainly targets the office-worker crowd. 


Rye loaves & other bread are sold in hefty portions; expect simple sandwiches (chicken mayo, etc) to be offered eventually.

Brevis opens during mall hours, Monday-Friday. It's potentially able to open for limited hours on Saturday by advance request, but for now, this cafe seems convenient solely for folks working in the city centre.

Brevis
Level 1, Menara Weld, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur


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16 comments:

  1. The Weld has been around for so long now, since the mid 80's, if I'm not wrong but I've never set foot on the place. Almost went once - to see Fredo and the Flintstones...but when we got there, we were told that he had problems with his work permit so no show till dunno when and we left. :(

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    1. Suituapui: the weld certainly has a long history. At this rate, it might outlive/outlast many of us!

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  2. The coffee and tea look and sound great!

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    1. Linda: we enjoyed our sips here :)

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  3. Their Pastries looks good, especially the croissants!

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    1. 比比: they chose some good suppliers, i think :D

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  4. Cool toys! Would like to try their coffee! :D

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    1. CK: heheh, ya, this place is just a five-minute drive from your office :D

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  5. I am not sure but the croissant looks a bit odd to me :s

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    1. Ken: ooo, it might be the angle of my photo ;)

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  6. hehe, i would give it a try at brewis~ =D

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    1. Happy walker: hope you enjoy your visit here :)

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  7. The coffee machine sounds cool.... coffee aficionados are sure to visit this place!

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    1. Baby Sumo: yeah, even though i think i only understand 40 percent of how this coffee machine works, i liked drinking the results :D

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  8. Bordier butter? Quite high standards huh :)

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    1. Rebecca: heheh, yeah, I knew I had to order that croissant :)

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