Ipoh White Coffee
happybrunette23 | November 10, 2008 at 04:16 amby
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Malaysians have perfected the concept of having coffee to chill out, hang out in one of the Old Town White Coffee joints until late evening, alone, as a couple or with friends. The Ipoh White coffee is greatly complemented with it's special Kaya Butter Thick Toast, which is sensational to the taste.
What is unique to this Malaysian coffee culture is that we could have Ipoh White coffee hot or cold with Kaya Butter toast and two half boiled eggs in the morning everyday and it has become a cultural food that appeals to Chinese, Indian and Malays, uniting us together at any Old Town White Coffee joints.
The Old Town White Coffee shops are Kopitiam style coffee shops, having elements of the pre ww2 antique chairs, china dishes and coffee cups and ambiance.
Ipoh "white" coffee is a roast of coffee prepared using a unique method that combines elements of modern approaches with traditional Malaysian brewing practices. The term "white coffee" originates from the literal translation of its Chinese name. It was introduced in the 19th century by Chinese migrants who came to work in the tin mines . - Wikipedia
AVERAGE Malaysian cafes serve coffee which is roasted in accordance to Kopi-O style where beans are
roasted very dark, laced with 60% burnt caramel (to further induce a “heavy bodied” taste and “blackness” to the brew) and adulterated with grounded wheat, oat, burned corn for cost cutting purposes. On supermarket shelves, this concoction it is labeled as “Kopi Campuran”. See picture 2.
For generations, Ipohites are always known to purvey a finer delicate taste for their food and beverages. This is well depicted in Ipoh’s coffee. Ipohites prefer the clean natural taste of unadulterated coffee and insist coffee should always be brewed from 100% coffee beans roasted to a lighter degree (hence giving the expression “white”) producing a brew that is heavenly intense in aroma and pure in coffee taste.
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