I believed Pregio is the first cafe introducing the concept of Single Origin Coffee in KK. Pregio by Barista Caffe is a brand name imported from Hong Kong, which exist as a coffee school and a cafe by itself. We managed to meet with the owner / coffee specialist Ms. Janice Leong and had a few words with her while appreciate the difference between a Brazilian and an African Highland coffee, it's like a short coffee class for us, for free! Haha!!!
Every types coffee beans has its own characteristic; it could be fruity, sour, bitter, chocolate-like aroma, woody, earthy... generally, all coffee should have these characteristic but at a different percentage. For instant, the most common coffee bean in the world, Robusta is more bitter as compared to another coffee bean, Arabica, which is less sour compared to the former. However, coffee bean grown from different places with different geography, climate and soil tend to produce different kind of these combinations, don't forget the details such as bean roasting technique, grinding (the grounded size) and the coffee-brewing method (espresso? coffee press? syphon?).
|Loved their interior|
So, what's so special with Single Origin? Well, during our visit Starbucks or Coffee Bean, the cappuccino or espresso we ordered is mostly made from a BLENDS of two or more coffee beans. Meaning that, the coffee merchant already selected the best combination of coffee beans to optimize / balance the taste and aroma and of course, the commercial value of the coffee bean. Each chain cafe should have their signature blend / special roast every time! For a blend, the characteristic of the coffee is already set by the coffee specialist / merchant and is more friendly to most consumers. On the other hand, coffee lovers prefer to explore their taste buds by tasting a Single Origin, and appreciate the characteristics and the often, inter-related background story of the coffee bean.
|Brazilian Single Origin (RM13)|
|As promised, its not sour at all!|
|They have cakes here|
|Caesar Salad with Roasted Chicken (RM14)|
|Egg Chicken Ham Pizza (RM13)|
|Enough for two!|
FOODIOT'S POINT: 87% (Looking forward for more coffee experience here)
Lot 1, Block J, Metro Town,
Jalan Bunga Ulam Raja, Off Tuaran Road,
88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
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