…where Coffee is Freshly Ground, Freshly Brewed and Freshly Served!

Coffee Lane is a brew-to-order cafe which offers varieties of coffee and chocolate drinks with a few brewing methods including the syphon brewers. It is among the first few growing crop of cafes in Penang having the coffee prepared in a glass flask.

Being coffee lovers, hubby and I drove down town to seek out this latest trendy brew. The cafe situated in King Street, the same road as The Sire Museum Restaurant is own by Terry Beh, a person truly passionate about coffee.

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Syphon Brewing Coffee
This is my first time witnessing a barista demonstrating his brewing skill using the syphon brewing method The apparatus used is something that you would have seen and used in your high school science laboratory…bunsen burner and glass flasks!

Coffee Lane, Penang by what2seeonline.com

Step 1 : The high quality Italian coffee beans are weighed and freshly grounded on the spot.

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Step 2 : Coffee powder is poured into the stem of the coffee container with a filter attached.

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Step 3 : Water (170ml) is heated to a boil in the glass carafe.

Coffee Lane, Penang by what2seeonline.com

Step 4 : The coffee container is then inserted into the top of the glass carafe.

Coffee Lane, Penang by what2seeonline.com

Coffee Lane, Penang by what2seeonline.com

Step 5 : The boiling water makes its way up the stem of the carafe into the coffee ground container. It is then stirred for one minute.

Coffee Lane, Penang by what2seeonline.com

Step 6 : At this point, the coffee has been fully brewed, but still contains the coffee grounds. The glass carafe is taken off of the heated surface. The brewed coffee is sucked through the filter of the coffee ground container down into the glass carafe.

Coffee Lane, Penang by what2seeonline.com

According to Terry, the syphon method actually brings out the essence of the beans.

Coffee Lane, Penang by what2seeonline.com

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27 comments so far


I knew you’d love it CK… hehehe… Theres so much coffee under one roof… I really feel like a kid in the candy shop.. “I want everything”.. hahaha…
hmmm… the drip coffee looks like the vietnamese coffee…
But the sure thing is.. This place sure gets my vote for a nice cup of coffee for a change..

December 7th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

Geeee… the most expensive coffee in the world can get it in Penang at this price?? Sure ah??? I tot is USD100 and some more with a cert leh! Must tell hubby to try this out. :)

Thks for sharing!

December 8th, 2009 at 8:24 am

Slurp! I love good coffee ….. like what I had 2 nights ago …. German coffee XD

December 8th, 2009 at 9:55 am

wow, a place that coffee lover like me shouldnt miss………esp with the kopi kuwak…

December 8th, 2009 at 10:00 am

Lishan – I too want to try everything inside the cafe. Thanks again for recommending it to me :)

NKOTB – It might not be available daily as they do keep a certain amount to maintained freshness.

email2me – You have to try out the coffee in Coffee Lane on your next trip…different experience.

SimpleGirl – I have yet to try out that specialty…very tempting.

December 8th, 2009 at 10:02 am

hey i just went there for coffee on sunday afternoon! was about to post on this too :)
i like the place a lot :)

December 8th, 2009 at 10:03 am

wow…. nice place… good coffee, gonna grab my SIL there for a cuppa. Thanks for sharing!

December 8th, 2009 at 10:10 am

thanks for introducing this to us CK. This is definately Godsend as I’m a coffee fan and addict. Coffee Lane here i come ;)

December 8th, 2009 at 10:19 am

CK, thanks for introducing this place! the place looks great and the coffee is sooo tempting! can’t wait to get there :)

December 8th, 2009 at 10:41 am

lingzie – Waiting to see your review :)

Food Paradise – You are most welcome!

Anne – Do share with me the beverages and food on your outing.

HL – I will also be dropping by again to try out the other items.

December 8th, 2009 at 11:09 am

Coffee lane! So cute… I’m not a coffee lover but after reading your post, I feel like trying one! :)

December 8th, 2009 at 1:57 pm

not the usual coffee tiam coffee-a lot of skill involved-thks for sharing.

December 8th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Is the free cookies part real? Gonna try today!

December 8th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

wow will go try soon

December 8th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

iamthewitch – You can try out the other beverages and food items. I will go for the food in a later visit.

foodbin – Give this place a visit when you are in town.

giri – Just mentioned what2seeonline and get the cake, valid till end of December.

Duckie – Love to see your review too…

December 8th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

This must be really good! I love the smell of coffee being brewed…

December 9th, 2009 at 8:05 am

I love coffee! Thinking about the origin of coffee luwak, make me have a second thought of having it. But I always get good comment for this coffee, seems like must go try it out :D

December 9th, 2009 at 10:17 am

Selba – All of us are waiting for your new schedule to visit Pg…we can go makan together and also visit this cafe.

allie – We can go out for coffee together too now that I know you are also a coffee lover :)

December 9th, 2009 at 2:29 pm

I like the coffee from the coffee syphon. Clean and smooth. Kopi Luwak…RM50 per cup?? I guess I’ll have just that for the day. :P

December 9th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

OMG! I am really drooling now! heaven & earth!

December 9th, 2009 at 11:44 pm
B S Ting

I have tried the kopi luwak, the aroma and taste is fatastic! I have passed some Dimbulah coffee beans to Terry recently, you may keen to try it out. Will get him some Highlander beans end of this months.

Do try the kalosi coffee ! good too. enjoy….

December 10th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

Wow… That looks like a very scientific way of making coffee! One day, I’m gonna learn more about coffee from a professional… to improve my appreciation of it. :)

December 11th, 2009 at 1:18 am

I saw this type of coffee making in ‘Tai O’ in Hong Kong. But did not have time to try.

Last week in Muar we had ice drip coffee. Very unique and nice. It will be on my post on our trip in Muar.

December 11th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

RM50 per cup I figure. Last time in Bali also about RM30-RM40 for a small cup.
Though I had my doubts on its authenticity and quality.

December 14th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

my favorite coffee corner,,^^

October 25th, 2010 at 6:19 am
Charles T

If it is real coffee luwak then RM50 is a cheap price for the coffee!

December 11th, 2010 at 3:23 pm

best taste times&times again: http://www.gricni.com/kopi-luwak

February 5th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

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