If Beans Depot can be summed up in one word, it would be ‘passionate’. Taking pride as a local roaster and coffee bean retailer, the cafe strives to provide personalized coffee indulgence for both casual drinkers and aficionados. Not only that, now you can enjoy their newly-introduced hot dishes, sandwiches and desserts along with the coffee staples.
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Beans Depot carries more than 20 types of coffee beans to suit even the most discerning palate among coffee connoisseurs. Whether you are a cafe operator or home brewer, you are welcomed to get your supplies of beans from here.
Taking the center stage of the cafe is the wooden bar counter where you get to experiment with different brewing equipments, smell and taste various beans, as well as practice your barista skills there under the guidance of Madam Yip Leong Sum, the owner cum Malaysia Barista Championship judge.
If you’re keen on being a barista or opening your own cafe, feel free to rent the bar and brew your own coffee! The bar is all yours.
Living up to its tagline of “Personalized Coffee Indulgence”, customers can customize their cup of coffee based on their personal liking. Whether you love your coffee to be fruity or smoky, the barista will surprise you with a cup of coffee that suits your preference.
There’s also weekend roasting and cupping session for coffee enthusiasts. Unlike coffee workshops that cost a bomb, here Madam Yip hosts free coffee sharing sessions on weekends. You can learn about the aroma and taste of coffee beans from around the world, the cupping roast protocol, and how to use different equipments!
Panama Geisha Esmeralda
Despite the very limited supply, Beans Depot is one of the very few cafes that serves the world’s most expensive and sought-after Panama Geisha Esmeralda coffee beans. Carefully brewed using syphon, it is a very balanced, premium cup of coffee with medium level of citrus acidity well-balanced by the sweet floral aroma of jasmine.
Caramel macchiato is a common name we often hear, but how about replacing caramel with mollases, a type of natural sweetener extracted from sugar cane? The overall taste of the espresso and foamed milk is lifted by the lightly sweet and delicate cane flavour!
Creativity is the main element of coffees here. Beautifully presented in distinctive layers with honey as the base, followed by coffee and milk foam, the glass is rimmed with fine chocolate powder. This sweet concoction definitely melts your heart away!
For those who are less adventurous, basic espresso-based coffee staples such as latte and long black are available from RM7 to RM10.
Non-coffee drinkers are not forgotten because this cafe serves premium flower tea in which you can choose your own combination of flower buds imported from Taiwan. Exuding delicate aroma with subtle sweetness, the lovely blend of Red Rose, Apple Flower and Violet Flower buds is good to soothe the mind and soul.
For an instant pleasant cooling kick, do opt for their refreshing concoction of Thai-inspired red tea with mint leaves and lemongrass to wake up all the senses! Non-coffee beverages are pegged at affordable prices ranging from RM8 to RM20.
Instead of putting the focus only on creative beverages, Beans Depot has now also diversified its food menu to cater for the corporate crowd during lunch hours. Healthy goers can rejoice as the garden salad here is loaded with pumpkin seeds and crushed pistachios, and topped with a choice of smoked salmon or turkey ham. A drizzle of homemade tangy sauce adds a nice touch to the greens.
Hot soups, sandwiches and pastas here are equally soul-satisfying as these comfort food are served using fresh, healthy ingredients. The generous portion of al dente pasta topped with mushroom and sprinkles of Parmesan cheese will definitely get your stomach filled.
Among the Asian staples, their rice dishes are prepared using various fusion cooking styles at Beans Depot. You’ll expect to see a weekly rotating menu featuring Taiwanese Braised Chicken Rice, Japanese Curry Rice as well as Vegetarian Rice, ranging from RM10 to RM25 each.
When it comes to dessert, the homemade cakes in the chiller are also seasonal and I’m lucky to have a taste of the Roselle (a type of edible hibiscus flower) dessert! Sitting on a soft biscuit base, the cake is served warm so that the thick, gooey cheese melts in the mouth with chunks of chewy Roselles. The crispy, buttery crumble and pistachio topping add a beautiful contrast to the overall texture. To my delight, this dessert is lightly tart and tangy, with hints of sweetness.
Feel free to drop by at Beans Depot and fill your stomach with good food and take home with you a wealth of knowledge about coffee!
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Beans Depot (豆库)
B-G-5, Jalan SS7/26,
Parklane Commercial Hub @ Kelana Jaya,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Mon: 11am – 7pm
Tue: 9am – 4pm
Wed-Thurs: 11am – 7pm
Fri: 9am – 4pm
Sat-Sun: 11am – 7pm
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