Beans Depot @ Petaling Jaya & Kelana Jaya

May 13, 2013

A one-of-a-kind playground for coffee connoisseurs: Beans Depot provides a potent brew of excitement & enlightenment for lovers of the latte lifestyle.
May 2014 Update: Beans Depot has moved to the Parklane Commercial Hub in Kelana Jaya.

Not exactly a cafe, but Beans Depot welcomes customers nevertheless, hidden in a house on a slope that shares its street with the Assunta secondary school.

Beans Depot is a one-woman-show; Yip Leong Sum, whose most recent credentials include judging this years Malaysian Barista Championship, operates an oasis where wanderers might stumble on caffeinated salvation in a wasteland of watered-down beverages.

Single-origin beans galore populate this place; visitors can create blends of their choosing, experiment with brewing techniques & try their hand at being a barista. All the equipment here is at everyones disposal.

Or sit back & relax, like we did, asking Leong Sum to make us some coffee, please.

Heres the kicker: Liquor lines the shelves, so feel free to request a coffee cocktail or two.

A bevy of beans, plenty of Patron & a lot of Amaretto, combine for the coolest concoction.

Kenyan single-origin & Malibu & Captain Morgan rum form an intriguingly creamy ice-blended, complete with coffee-infused ice cubes to boot.

Beans Depot is typically open for business on weekdays & some Saturdays through 4pm, but make certain to call before coming.

Beans Depot is also a coffee roaster, so head here & buy a packet to bring back.

Payment is generally by donation. Generosity will help this enterprise continue on its mission to explore strange new brews & seek out new beverages.

Beans Depot @ PJ,
18, Jalan Changgai 6/22, Section 6, Petaling Jaya.
Tel: 03-7496-6211 or 012-785-8488
New address at Kelana Jaya: B-G-5, Jalan SS7/26, Parklane Commercial Hub, Kelana Jaya