lovely Sunday, August 2014
Khaki Coffee Bar is a new found gem hidden among commercial establishment at Taman Melaka Raya. and i only knew its existence recently from sycookies of foodeverywhere.wordpress.com despite it has been in business for more than 3 years. when i told the bossie about it, he said he’s failed in marketing. i think i’m a #phail Malaccam. :/
but better late than neber right!
i was instantly mesmerized as i pushed open the wooden white glass door, the freshly-brewed coffee scent permeates through the small space is heavenly!
the seating space in Khaki Coffee Bar is rather small with only 3 wooden square tables and a bar attached to the workstation which can only sit about 15 persons. i saw a bunch of youngster, about 6 of them walked away disappointingly because it’s full house.
little did i know that, their main business is actually providing barista training and selling commercial coffee machines and coffee beans. if you wanna set up your own cafe, Khaki Coffee Bar has all you need! two of my friends signed up for their barista course recently at RM 500 each, if my memory serves me well. and as a bonus, you’ll get all the insights from a real experienced and enthusiastic cafe owner. you may contact them at +6012 786 2591 should you need more information on that.
it was a date with sycookies and a friend of hers who joined us after that. beside catching up with each other’s life (truth is i only met her for the second time XD), we had pretty interesting conversation going on over few cuppa coffee (and tea). for instance, we exchanged our views on traditional Chinese praying ritual from Science students perspective, and our encounter(s) with the spirit in conjunction of Hungry Ghost Month. and mine got her goosebumps. :/
i likey how they bind the menu themselves. DIY menu always get a plus point from me. and clever them to use plastic sheet instead of paper to avoid dog-ear. the menu is simple – coffee, sandwiches and dessert.
also known as mocaccino, a chocolate-flavour latte. i’m no coffee aficionado, nor i rely on caffeine to function daily. but i really really love the aroma! *sniffs sniffs*
i chose a mild coffee because any stronger my heart palpitates :(. that’s partially true, coffee art is another criteria i look on to. :/ yesh i judge a coffee by its art, plead no guilty.
Khaki Coffee Bar might be good at brewing coffee, coffee art however is not their forte. my leaf tulips is quite #phail *sulks*
i thought sycookies‘ Mulberry Tea tasted like jujubes? never mind that, you’ll be grateful for all the jam-packed antioxidant which reduces the risk of cancer. in addition, mulberry tea also exerts antidiabetic properties, lowering blood sugar level which might be useful in diabetes treatment and prevention.
refill is complimentary.
another caffeinated hot beverage we had was Affogato, one shot of espresso + two dollops of vanilla ice cream. both of us tasted the espresso part, wow it’s KAO! at that moment, that’s the only word i could think of!
it’s the first time i ever tried espresso and i must say, it’s not good for my heart. but with dollops of ice cream added, YES PLEASE! the sweetness of the ice cream tamed the full-flavour (and bitter) espresso, and i think the ice cream is homemade as i saw vanilla pod seeds!
speaking of homemade ice cream, i miss Jacgy’s!
sycookies’s friend, who only drinks cappuccino most of the time, approved it. but then again, the #phail art *facepalm*
towards the last few sips, the friend requested some hot water to be added into it. the proprietor turned him down politely because apparently it is not something you should do with the leftover foam. you could scoop it up and consume it as it is or just leave it behind.
and i went to bar to snap some photos, i observed that when he’s changing the bean, he would calibrate the machine until he get the perfect shot.
the crisp caramel layer cracks open to a soft and fine custard which the vanilla flavour is extracted from the pods, instead of refined essence. i daresay it’s the best one in Malacca!
we also had a light bite, a sloppy sandwich made up of soggy croissant, pesto, ham, lettuce and tomato. it’s muchy lacklustre compared to their coffee and creme brulee. they have a scaled down version – Croissant Pesto, sans ham at RM 10.90 and Croissant Ice Cream is also on the menu at the same price.
Khaki Coffee Bar offers free coffee on every Wednesday for the first 50 kiasu customers XD. remember to bring your own mug ya!
Khaki Coffee Bar
No.632, Jalan Melaka Raya 10,
Taman Melaka Raya, 75300 Melaka.
Tuesday – Sunday
1000 – 1800
closed on Monday