Monday, September 06, 2010

DEATH BLACK COFFEE: Malacca

Well, before I proceed with this blog entry, I have to say that I am NOT a coffee expert, heck, I hardly drinks them with the exception of my home 3-in-1 instant coffee for dipping with my favorite Ping Pong brand biscuit.

Now, we just happen to "choose" this place to relax then purely because the other places is closed in the afternoon and I was lazy to turn another big circle hunting for places again.

looks like a poor man's version of starbuck

It is located in Melaka Raya area, just opposite of Carry On Steamboat restaurant. In fact, I've been to the entrance before, but ends up leaving this place as it hardly have a proper menu as I was hunting for a hearty breakfast then.

They don't actually have much of a things to eat. Hence the name Coffee "Bar" with a menu of less than 10 variety of coffee.... Very LITTLE is our though when we saw the menu, who the hell will come here again? How the hell can they compete against those full fledge franchise such as Old Town, Uncle John.. etc...?


Fresh coffee... think of it as lighter colored goat shit!

I ordered Ice-Latte while Baozzz order Long Island something something... forgotten, pardon me :P. But I have to admit... the smaller variety makes ordering much much simple hahahaha.


Well, the guy who prepared the coffee actually takes his time and care for it, and when we tasted it... Hmmm... not bad.. but of course a bit strong for a teh tarik drinker like me... and with my recent diarrhea history.

Halfway drinking... Baozzz beats me to the toilet LOL... I'm not the only one. It seems they roast their coffee at the back of the shop.

Coffee grinder tub time machine
It was only after my toilet call that the owner start chatting with us, perhaps the shit is too smelly for him to stay at the back of the shop.

He takes his time to explain what he do at the shop, which originally intend to be just a coffee roasteria instead of including the "bar". They import the best grade available, take pain to chose out those bad seeds, and proper roast to their perfection.

He explains too on the lack of menu item, as all those "variety" is actually adding syrups on the coffee, which serves no point to him. He's cool enough to let us trial on the premium coffee... the OH KAO of coffee... DEATH BLACK COFFEE... and he even explains why coffee shouldn't be too hot with milk.. etc etc. He wanted people to taste the authentic version as he did supply coffee beans to other cafe's, but the lack of sales and coffee drinker really forced him to open shop and to "educate" us non coffee drinker.

Well, seeing someone struggling with business, really reminds me of myself last year, when I was struggling with my own debts... It's really bring out the sadness and bad memories.

The death black coffee... so black.. you cannot see it in photo
We did try to provide "advise" to him on improving the business... his best hope is to educate the local. And I did say, he did an awful job of  "advertising" the place. No way we would have learn and know so much if we did not talked to him. The very idea of people standing like in a bar for coffee is really unlikely in Malacca, where we have a culture of parking our car really reachable by barrel roll... else it is consider too far.
Well, standing idea can really works... if the "bartender" is fabulous hawt and flirty, by then, I would make a beeline too :P

As we are MTian, where us being us... darn "nice" people, he did acknowledge our thoughts.. and will try to do what they have with the limited cashflow left.

MTian, really enjoy their coffee... and it would be sad to see this hidden coffee gem going out of business.


black until the camera also black

Hence, MTian will hereby give our seal of approval for this very Awesyume Death Black Coffee. Two thumbs up!


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