Just like millions of people out there, we can’t survive a day without coffee. In fact, coffee has become an art and luxury to most people. Thus, we are always on the hunt for the best coffee in town to bring a diversity to a mundane daily repetitive life.
Well, are you a coffee lover like we are? If yes, then probably you’ve tasted many coffee drinks from various brands.
But if you’re relatively new to coffee or just want to switch up the routine for a bit, why not head over to 93°C Café and try some of these delicious, unique coffee drinks and food!
Introducing 93°C Café @ Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam. It is our honor to be invited to this unique café at Kota Kemuning for a food tasting session and interview with the owner.
Basically, this 93°C Café was established and founded by Mr Chen Kuei Chou in December 2014. Mr Chen was born and raised in Taiwan. He used to work in a factory for over 20 years.
However, he started to develop a passion and interest for the restaurant industry. He began to research on the latest trends in the food and beverage industry, specifically towards coffee making, desserts and vegetarian meals.
About 10 years ago, Mr Chen and his family stepped foot into Malaysia. According to Mr Chen, the ideal water temperature to brew great coffee is between the range of 85 – 93°C. Therefore, he named his café as 93°C Café because the cafe uses the ideal water temperature of 93°C to brew the perfect cup of coffee ☕
Mr Chen also sells imported coffee beans and coffee machines and equipment at 93°C Café. Before opening this cafe, Mr Chen invested 4 years of research and development in the food and beverage industry. He highlighted the importance of understanding the latest customer tastes and demands, plus he regularly attends F&B training courses and workshops in Taiwan.
93°C Café comes with free Wi-Fi, friendly services and a warm atmosphere too, making it a great hangout place for family and friends, especially to the residents at Kota Kemuning.
Upon trying the coffee, Mr Chen took the effort to explain on some of the popular coffee brewing methods available at 93°C Café.
Method #1: Espresso ☕
Espresso is quite a mysterious drink. Many of us are probably lured into a haze of misunderstanding and misinformation by the countless brands looking to make espresso easy and cheap. Don’t take the bait – because espresso is not a type of coffee bean or a type of roast. Its simply a method to brew coffee. In a nutshell, espresso machines uses a heating element that brings the water to the proper temperature. Besides, espresso is made from freshly roasted, ground coffee that tastes rich and sweet.
Mr Chen emphasized that espresso coffee has its own flavor profile, such as fruity, chocolatey or floral, and it should never taste burnt, ashy, bitter, or sour. You might want to try a single-origin espresso coffee at 93°C Café. The espresso coffee at the cafe comes with no added sugar and you can taste the original taste of the coffee beans. Check out their menu for and pick your favorite drink today!
Method #2: Cold Brew (Dutch Coffee) ☕
What is Cold Brew? Cold brew is not pouring hot coffee over ice. According to Mr Chen, making cold brew is a little more complicated than pouring water over a batch of beans and forgetting about it. In a nutshell, cold brew is one pound of ground coffee beans to one gallon of water. Unlike hot coffee, which is pretty much crap after a few hours, cold brew will keep in your fridge for at least 4-5 hours. If you keep it in the fridge for 7 days, it can turn into alcohol!
Grab your cold brew Dutch Coffee today @ RM19.80
Method #3: Vienna Royal, Balancing Siphon ☕
Vienna Royal is known to be a premium coffee, where the coffee brewing method that involves pouring hot water over roasted, ground coffee beans that are enclosed in a filter. In this case, water is essential for drip coffee. Filtered, bottled or spring water before brewing makes a great choice. Besides, the grind size also makes a big difference to the coffee aroma. According to Mr Chen, the ground coffee beans used at 93°C Café are all imported from England.
Perhaps you might be curious on how did the name ‘Royal Vienna’ came about? Based on our research, this coffee maker design innovation was patented by Freiderich Liesche’s Balancing Siphon Apparatus in the United States in 1866. The process is the same as vacuum-brewed coffee. Basically, as soon as the boiling water empties the vacuum flask, the counterweight raises the vacuum flask and causes the spirit lamp cap to close, and the cooling process begins. As the brewed coffee fills the vacuum flask back up, the vacuum flask returns to its original position.
Watch the video below to discover more!
Method #4: Syphon ☕
Syphon coffee was invented in the 1840s by a French housewife and Scottish marine engineer. It produces a delicate, tea-like cup of coffee, and the process can be quite complex. However, it is by far one of the coolest brew methods available. Click here for the detailed process!
Now, you might wonder, how do you choose which coffee to try? If you like your coffee less thick, less bitter taste and comes with a sweeter aroma, then go for ‘Blue Mountain’ dripping or syphon. The rest will have stronger coffee taste.
Method #5: Dripping ☕
Drip coffee method is the most popular method in America. It was invented by Melitta from Germany. The method involves pouring hot water over ground coffee beans. When we gently pour in the hot water, the water will cause the coffee to expand and disperse into a cup called the pre-infusion stage. When the pouring continues slowly, it will start to concentrate in circles until it reaches the desired volume. The brew is strained with a paper filter, or a metal or plastic mesh. The coffee from a drip brewer is usually clear and clean, with a high ratio of caffeine extracted per spoon of ground coffee.
This graphic generally summarizes the different coffee brewing methods!
For non-coffee lovers, you can try the other tasty beverages such as fresh fruit juice, tea and homemade chocolate drink!
Apart from coffee, there are lots of other varied choices available too, such as thousand layer fried tofu, waffles, cakes, pizza, salad, burger, toast, etc. All the food and beverages are vegetarian friendly. Here are just a few highlights!
Special Brunch Set
This is the specialty dish of 93°C Café is called the “Special Brunch Set”. It comes with vegetarian hotdog from Taiwan, assorted mushrooms, salad with pomelo sauce, two soft boiled eggs and soldier toast. The vegetarian sausage tastes 99% similar to the real meat, which is one of the rare vegetarian meat available in Malaysia. Besides, there was something unique about the soy sauce.
According to Mr Chen, the soy sauce was produced in Taiwan where the black soybeans needs to be fermented for 180 days before packaging, which leaves a sweet, original taste instead of the ordinary salty taste.
Vegetarian Steak & Salad
If you are craving for a delicious, juicy and healthy vegetarian steak, look no further! Enjoy this vegetarian steak made out of imported pork chop from Taiwan along with freshly baked bread and salad with pomelo sauce.
Vegetarian Ham & Cheese Sandwich
This hearty and tasty sandwich is made out of vegetarian ham from Taiwan, cheese slices, veggies and tomato sandwiched between two slice of freshly baked loaves, along with a delicious egg salad. If you think that vegetarian ham and cheese sandwiches can’t taste as good as the real thing, head over to 93°C Café and try this – we bet you’ll be amazed by it!
Don’t miss out on this freshly baked croissant, split and filled with a delicious omelette to make a satisfying vegetarian breakfast. Add a cup of coffee or tea to it and voila, you’ve got the perfect combination to kick start your day!
Vegetarian Ham & Mushroom Toast
This truly amazing, mouthwatering dish with vegetarian ham from Taiwan, mushrooms and veggies baked on top of a fresh baguette toast with potato chips as a side dish will leave you satisfied as an appetizer or snack.
Snow House Toast
Did you know that ice-cream is the secret ingredient to making the best french toast? Pair your toast with some marshmallows and chocolate drizzle which will leave you craving for more!
This deluxe waffle is a ‘must-try’ dessert at 93°C Café. Its dough is made out of Taiwanese flour with some glutinous rice flour, giving it the chewy texture that tastes different from ordinary waffles. Serve with freshly whipped cream, strawberries and ice-cream which makes it the perfect dessert of the day.
Check out the food menu here!
In addition, Mr Chen also runs a shop next door selling home and living items, such as tableware, home and kitchen decorative items, soy sauces, vinegar, organic baby products, cleaning and washing, orange extracted body care, and so on.
There are also classes for those who are interested to learn how to brew coffee, make desserts or cook dishes!
So, what are you waiting for? Head over to 93°C Café and don’t forget to show your a2a app + earn 5% Loyalty Points! You can rate and review the store in a2a app too!
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Address: 3-6-1,No.14,Persiaran Anggerik Vanilla, Kota Kemuning, Seksyen 31 Shah Alam, Malaysia.
Contact Number: 03-5131 0700
8.00am – 11.00pm (Tue-Sat)
8.00am – 7.00pm (Sunday)
Closed on Monday