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A quick halt at the coffee bean grinder's stall - a short chat with the proprietor revealed that white coffee refers to beans that have been roasted with palm oil margarine and the ground coffee will be mixed with condensed milk. Coffee O (kopi O) refers to black, so no milk but some sugar. The traditional form of roasting the beans and also the brewing process are considered to be under the threat of disappearing.

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A quick halt at the coffee bean grinder's stall - a short chat with the proprietor revealed that white coffee refers to beans that have been roasted with palm oil margarine and the ground coffee will be mixed with condensed milk. Coffee O (kopi O) refers to black, so no milk but some sugar. The traditional form of roasting the beans and also the brewing process are considered to be under the threat of disappearing.

comments (14)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 5 Feb 2020, 01:12
A fine image and story, Ayush...well done!
Ayush Basu: Thank you for the encouragement, Ray.
All interesting Ayush, since moving to the U.S. I have become a coffee aficionado...smile
Ayush Basu: This kind of coffee is very typical of Singapore and I imagine, parts of Malaysia too, Frank.
J'aime l'odeur de la torréfaction du café.
Ayush Basu: There was indeed a nice aroma of fresh coffee beans, Martine.
There's a lot going on in this image, Ayush... Well shot... And I was indeed wondering (before reading the summary) what those nomenclatures mean... smile
Ayush Basu: Yes, at first they were new to me too, Sudipto. Coffee can be complicated grin
  • Chris
  • England
  • 5 Feb 2020, 06:06
Bet the place smells nice with all that grinding going on Ayush
Ayush Basu: There was indeed a nice aroma of fresh coffee beans, Chris.
I loved everything until I got to "the threat of disappearing," Ayush. (sigh)
Ayush Basu: The upcoming generation is not too keen on mastering the brewing process, as it is a bit tedious and not perceived lucrative enough, Ginnie.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Feb 2020, 06:25
Thank you, Ayush for that information and wonderful picture. I can just imagine the smell in this shop and yes, making and brewing coffee is a trade on its own.
Ayush Basu: I was told that there is a technique that needs some time to be mastered and the upcoming generation is not all too keen, Astrid.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 5 Feb 2020, 07:55
Just pure black with no sugar for me. I am amazed at these variants Ayush.
Ayush Basu: For the regular coffee, I like my coffee without milk or sugar, but I do make an exception when I drink at the local kopitiam (coffee shops), Chad.
Tea is under threat in the UK from the rise of coffee drinking. I still prefer tea!
Ayush Basu: My parents are tea drinkers, Bill. I prefer tea over the weekends, but on weekday mornings at work, I need a coffee.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 5 Feb 2020, 08:39
Disappearing in Singapore, but popping up in South Africa. Every year I become aware of more roaster, just in my city.
Ayush Basu: Oh, there are still new coffee roasters here, Louis. But these are the mostly mechanized ones, where you rip open a packet of beans and load the machine, then you get 50/500/5000 (I do not know) cups of coffee, cappuccino or lattes at the touch of a button. But the traditional hand brewed version is seriously under threat - mostly because the technique has to be mastered and the profession is not perceived to be lucrative.
weird that tratditional roast is disappearing... i had never heard that... interesting post, Ayush!
Ayush Basu: Mostly because the technique has to be mastered and the profession is not perceived to be lucrative, Elaine.
The smell of coffee beans being ground is one of the nicest smells I know.
Ayush Basu: I like them too, Brian. But I like the aroma of tea leaves too.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 5 Feb 2020, 16:12
i hope they don't ruin coffee with their processing changes

makes for a terrific image
Ayush Basu: I think these are not too bad, Sherri. I am not too sure about the completely mechanized coffee machines though.
I imagine it tastes pretty good!
Ayush Basu: At work, most places have those mechanized coffee dispensers, but I make it a point to visit the coffee shops (traditional ones) a couples times each week, Tom.

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