You can’t miss Caffe Crema in Plaza Mont Kiara; it’s right next to the renowned hair saloon, Number76, a partnership reminiscent of the latter’s origins in Tokyo.
Enter the cafe to a welcoming fresh coffee smell. A cosy spot, the cafe is tastefully decorated; spot vintage pieces such as an old check writer and a still-working vinyl record player belting out classic jazz and blues.
Customers will be pleased with thoughtful touches such as the free-flow lemon-infused water, and a charging station for devices that they can’t live without.
We were at Caffe Crema for a coffee appreciation session. The owner, Elvin wanted to share his journey to finding the perfect beans that make the perfect cuppa.
Elvin revealed that he travels to Italy often, and was so inspired by good Italian coffee that he decided to pursue his cafe dreams. A cosy spot where there are only coffee and cakes; no pastas or heavy food to distract you from the main star, the coffee.
It was almost endearing to see Elvin’s passion for coffee as he took us through samplings of grounded beans. We sampled over-roasted or burnt beans; though bitter but favoured for achieving a consistent taste (think major coffee chains).
There was the under-extracted coffee resulting in an acidic, sourish and almost pungent taste. Not my cup of coffee!
Elvin advised us to store coffee beans in dark, cool places and never in the fridge. That is because the beans, being so delicate will easily pick up the odours in your fridge, and that will spoil your coffee.
Coffee beans should also be bought in small batches as to preserve the freshness. That means no bulk buying! … unless you’re doing so for a bunch of people.
At Caffe Crema, beans come from Oriole roasters in Singapore. Two blends on offer: the Signature, smooth and chocolatey. The Raven is stronger, with a darker and more distinct chocolate aftertaste. Choose your beans when ordering your cuppa.
More impressively was Elvin’s La Marzocco espresso machine. The very expensive Italian beauty was handmade in Florence and worth the many months wait. Only the best equipment for the best cuppa!
Those who fancy a sweet bite to eat will find lovely homemade dessert at Caffe Crema, supplied by discerning vendors who pride themselves in the quality of their goods.
Do check out Caffe Crema for a good cuppa, and experience what someone’s passion for coffee can bring to your table.
E01-02, Plaza Mont Kiara,
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +60 3-6206 2237
Opens daily: Weekdays 8am to 8pm, and Weekends 10am to 9pm.