BY CK Lam

Coffee connoisseurs can look forward to a great coffee experience at Full Of Beans in Penang. Occupying the first floor in Straits Quay, this outlet is a great place for coffee enthusiasts, where quality coffee is served in a casual environment.

Handcrafted Specialty Coffee at Full Of Beans by CK Lam at what2seeonline.com

Full Of Beans is opened by B.W. Kek. Here, you can find various types of coffee beans to create the perfect blend. Besides coffee, tea is available, with choices like iced lemon tea and peppermint peach tea.

The selection is printed on the menu with descriptions, which are helpful in making your choice. Some are even hand-chalked on the blackboard at the entrance.

Handcrafted Specialty Coffee at Full Of Beans by CK Lam at what2seeonline.com

A wonderful assortment of coffee available at Full Of Beans

 

The cafe uses different coffee-brewing equipment like the drip-style method or from the laboratory-looking siphon which many proclaim as one of the best ways to brew a full-flavoured cup of coffee.

Handcrafted Specialty Coffee at Full Of Beans by CK Lam at what2seeonline.com

An interesting contraption at the cafe

 

The ice drip coffee is an impressive experiment. Blended from three to four different beans, the dripped coffee from the lengthy process is kept in the fridge to ferment. This cold coffee, with a floral flavour, is smooth and contains more caffeine than usual.

Handcrafted Specialty Coffee at Full Of Beans by CK Lam at what2seeonline.com

Care for iced-drip coffee?


I visited the cafe a few times and the latest visit was a coffee-tasting session. The counter seat is a nice spot from which to watch the baristas brew the hand-drip and siphon coffee.

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Evelyn Wu & Fenson Thor preparing the hand-drip and siphon coffee

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Kettle for the hand drip brewing

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We tasted several great coffees from the comprehensive menu. The Star Of Italy (RM35) is smooth and not heavy. On the other hand, the Gayo Mandheling (RM35) is full-bodied with a rich flavour and an acidic sharpness. For a smooth and well-balanced flavour, the Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee (RM45) is a great choice.

Handcrafted Specialty Coffee at Full Of Beans by CK Lam at what2seeonline.com

It is recommended having the coffee black

 

It was much fun making my own cup of Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee.

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For those who love coffee with milk, the steamed milk balances out the harsh edge of the coffee. The right temperature and texture for the steamed milk is obtained with the help of a thermometer.

Handcrafted Specialty Coffee at Full Of Beans by CK Lam at what2seeonline.com

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Handcrafted Specialty Coffee at Full Of Beans by CK Lam at what2seeonline.com

Milky, foamy coffee


 

There is an assortment of desserts to choose from at Full Of Beans. Biscotti are the standard fare. Mocha cake and macaroons are among some of the other choices. The crispy and crunchy biscotti are great for dipping into hot coffee and the mocha cake, with its hint of bitterness is a good choice to satisfy any chocolate craving.

Handcrafted Specialty Coffee at Full Of Beans by CK Lam at what2seeonline.com

Crispy and crunchy biscotti

Handcrafted Specialty Coffee at Full Of Beans by CK Lam at what2seeonline.com

Mocha cake


Full Of Beans is just a few months old. The interior is warm and comfortable with armchairs in addition to the counter seats. You may have to wait in line for a seat on a busy day.

Handcrafted Specialty Coffee at Full Of Beans by CK Lam at what2seeonline.com

Full Of Beans
Unit 3A-1-6 Block A
First Floor Straits Quay
Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang
10470 Penang

Tel : 8990621

Business Hours: 10am – 10pm (Daily)

* This is a reproduction of my article published in New Straits Times

 

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10 comments so far

 1 

Oooo… coffee….. !!! :)

CK Lam Reply:

FOB has many to offer to its customers.

October 17th, 2011 at 9:52 am
 2 

i like handcrafted coffee. there is something like this in kl here too. always packed with ppl :)

CK Lam Reply:

Hope to find some time for handcrafted coffee in kl :)

October 17th, 2011 at 10:28 am
 3 

The coffee here looks like a science experiment. It looks crazy good. Need to keep this in mind the next time I come visiting.

Anyway, just want to inform you that I’ve just migrated to http://alilfatmonkey.com. Please update your RSS and blogroll. Thanks very much!

CK Lam Reply:

Will sure to pop over for your comic strips!

October 17th, 2011 at 11:53 pm
 4 

Great post… I was looking for spots to enjoy good food in Penang and found your blog. Thanks for this!

October 18th, 2011 at 3:36 pm
 5 

Hello there,
We love your blog and have followed your blog for sometime. We just returned from Penang and although my prince charming was originally from Penang, we picked all the places that you recommended, thankQ.

I hope you don’t mind if I use some of your pics in my blog as I will link it back to your wonderful blog.

cheers,
lilian

October 19th, 2011 at 3:45 pm
Mary
 6 

That is one interesting place. I find the devices they use to make coffee very fascinating. I can’t wait to try the difference.

October 21st, 2011 at 2:51 am
 7 

Looks like it’s full of interesting coffee-making experiences for you too, dear. I can practically smell the aroma in the air… very nice! :)

October 24th, 2011 at 12:45 pm
 8 

pass this shop before when they do their special promo coffee tasting . .

looks like a cool place to hang out for coffee too bad me don take coffee. . :)

November 2nd, 2011 at 12:15 pm
 9 

I am somewhat of a coffee buff myself and always looking for a great cuppa!

Thanks for this info – make me feel like getting in the car and driving to Penang right now :)

September 14th, 2012 at 1:03 am
 10 

Hi, My name is Rynn the webpage developer for the Full Of Beans (FOB), i’m here to get your permission to add some photos from your blog to our new ver. of website at http://fullofbeans.my.
I hope you will agree us to add do so.
Thanks.
You can feedback to fob@fullofbeans.my or teongship@gmail.com

April 6th, 2013 at 4:01 pm

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