Coffee Time with Moo

As the kids get older it is great to be able to engage and relate with them on a different level.

Molly is now 17 and just commencing her final year of school with A-Levels – the UK system starts it’s year in September – as such she is starting to want to hang out more in coffee shops and cafes for a change of atmosphere while doing a bit of study.

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Espresso coffee is starting to improve in Kuala Lumpur and a number of great little coffee shops are opening, some of which can actually express a good coffee. Three Little Birds Coffee recently opened in Desa Parkcity and so we headed down Sunday afternoon for a bit. Molly did some study while I read a few chapters of my Star Wars book, “Dawn of the Jedi, Into the Void.”

The atmosphere was great, sitting on the deck at Desa Parkcity with a nice breeze to take the edge of the heat. The coffee however was over expressed and hence bitter – I had an affogato so the sweetness of ice cream took care of the bitterness but Molly was not so lucky with her latte.

Malaysia is great with its own styles of coffee, especially Ipoh “white” coffee. Traditionally, Malaysian style “black” coffee roast (Kopi-O) is produced by roasting the beans with sugar, margarine and wheat. “White” coffee, on the other hand, is produced with only margarine and without any sugar, resulting in a less dark roast. The resulting coffee is served with condense milk and so ultra sweet.

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