We have now officially stepped into the last quarter of the year, and there is no better way to welcome the last three remaining months of 2018 – and a Monday too, might we add, with International Coffee Day, a day that exists specifically to commemorate that little cuppa friend that has kept us awake through the earliest of mornings and longest of nights.

Whilst cafés that serve the best grind are bountiful all over Klang Valley, but many of us do not have the luxury of time to kick back at the neighbourhood joint, and enjoy a cup of Joe before heading off to work. We have come up with different ways you can get your caffeine fix, in which you do not have to discount on your dwindling minutes, yet at the same time, give up on proper good brew on the go.

 


1. PROVISIONS



Since we last spoke to the owners of Li Restaurant earlier this year, they have undergone a major renovation, and fitted in a designated coffee window to serve customers who may not necessarily be stepping into the restaurant. If you happen to be in Damansara Jaya for a work meeting, drop by Provisions real quick to grab your freshly brewed coffee from their co-founder/coffee expert Lim Yee Rui always at the ready at the window. Perhaps, even throw in some baked goods to go with your coffee for good measure.

 


2. COSTA COFFEE


Inconsistency is something you have to gamble with, when you drop by one of the Starbucks or Coffee Bean outlets in the neighbourhood. Costa Coffee takes that out of the equation, when it fitted itself into the premises of your nearby Shell petrol station, and let the vending machine do up your favourite brew. The only downside is that the waiting may take a while if there is a queue in front of you, (the machine only has one dispenser, and can only prepare one coffee order at a time), which is rarely the case.

 


3. BEAN SHIPPER


Can’t trust another barista when it comes to preparing your Joe? Bean Shipper leaves it all up to you with their extensive range of espresso, filtered, grounded, roasted, dripped, brewed, fair trade or organic coffee beans, whether to have them hot or cold, black or white. Its subscription-based and online services are a true coffee lover’s haven, with their selection of coffee beans from within and around the country, as well as a complete range of equipment for you to build up your own coffee counter at home. Nothing like downing your own perfection – only available in your own abode, might we add – before heading out the door.

 


4. KAVEH


Don’t have the time to head out for coffee, let alone brew your own at home? Kaveh is a mobile espresso bar that comes to you instead, and concoct the fresh brew for you – specifically, their Gula Melaka latte, on the spot. It is unfortunate that they don’t do individual orders, but you cannot deny that it is like bumping into an old friend at an event you’d least expect him to be at, especially when it’s before 12PM.

 


5. YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBOURHOOD CHINESE COFFEE SHOP


The tried and tested coffee that can never go wrong is the one coming from the back pantry of your local area’s Chinese coffee shop. Not only is it cheap, (and cheery with its tikat tepi takeaway), it will definitely keep you at your peak throughout the day, and for some, through the night as well. As long as you don’t mind the slosh mess when it is served up to you, there is a reason why it has remained your father and your grandfather’s choice of coffee throughout the generations – it gets the job done.

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