Beans Depot at Petaling Jaya and Kelana Jaya: Cafe Review

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A one-of-a-kind playground for coffee connoisseurs: Beans Depot provides a potent brew of excitement and enlightenment for lovers of the latte lifestyle.

May 2014 Update: Beans Depot has moved to the Parklane Commercial Hub in Kelana Jaya.

Hidden Gem

Not exactly a cafe, but Beans Depot welcomes customers nevertheless, hidden in a house on a slope that shares its street with the Assunta secondary school.

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Beans Depot is a One-Woman-Show

Yip Leong Sum, whose most recent credentials include judging this year’s Malaysian Barista Championship, operates an oasis where wanderers might stumble on caffeinated salvation in a wasteland of watered-down beverages.

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Customized Coffee

Single-origin beans galore populate this place; visitors can create blends of their choosing, experiment with brewing techniques and try their hand at being a barista. All the equipment here is at everyone’s disposal.

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Or sit back and relax, like we did, asking Leong Sum to make us some coffee, please.

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Coffee Cocktails

Here’s the kicker: Liquor lines the shelves, so feel free to request a coffee cocktail or two.

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A bevy of beans, plenty of Patron and a lot of Amaretto, combine for the coolest concoction.Beans Depot_7

Kenyan single-origin and Malibu and Captain Morgan rum form an intriguingly creamy ice-blended, complete with coffee-infused ice cubes to boot.Beans Depot_8

Call First

Beans Depot is typically open for business on weekdays and some Saturdays through 4pm, but make certain to call before coming. Reservations are obligatory.

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House Roasts

Beans Depot is also a coffee roaster, so head here and buy a packet to bring back.

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You Set the Price

Payment is generally by donation. Generosity will help this enterprise continue on its mission to explore strange new brews and seek out new beverages.

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Location and Contact Details:

New address at Kelana Jaya: B-G-5, Jalan SS7/26, Parklane Commercial Hub, Kelana Jaya

Tel: 012-785-8488

Find Beans Depot’s directory listing here.

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