Brevis @ The Weld

July 23, 2014

Air-Infusion Coffee? Brevis may be KL's only cafe to serve beverages brewed via a patented process that seems pretty obscure, intriguing us enough to check out this tiny new venue in The Weld mall.

We loathed our high school physics & chemistry classes, so we won't pretend to understand how Brevis' special automated equipment works. Summarised in a sentence, it's theoretically about injecting air into the machine's pressurised chamber as an 'agent of turbulence' to extract more intense & easily controlled coffee flavours. Argh.

A single cup is brewed each time; we really liked the result, which delivered clean, citrus-caramel notes with a floral undertone. The current leading barista here is enthusiastic about making satisfying coffee; she indicated that she may only remain at Brevis for a few weeks, so we hope the cafe will maintain her standards if she leaves.

Espresso-based beverages are available too: Doppio (RM8), caffe macchiato (RM10), cappuccino & latte (RM12 each). Brevis says it currently uses mostly African single-origins & blends from Q Cup.

Brevis' compact tea selection spans the likes of organic rooibos (RM10, rather enjoyable) & ginseng oolong.

Brevis also offers pastries by third-party suppliers. The croissants (RM4) & pain au chocolat (RM6) are made with excellent French ingredients (Bordier butter & Valrhona chocolate respectively), but in this case, both were overly reheated a few seconds before being served, causing them to become crusty.

We liked the turkey-ham-&-mushroom quiche (RM15), as well as the luscious salted-caramel-&-almond mille-crepe (RM13), both well-made but a bit more steeply priced than necessary, especially since Brevis mainly targets the office-worker crowd. 

Rye loaves & other bread are sold in hefty portions; expect simple sandwiches (chicken mayo, etc) to be offered eventually.

Brevis opens during mall hours, Monday-Friday. It's potentially able to open for limited hours on Saturday by advance request, but for now, this cafe seems convenient solely for folks working in the city centre.

Level 1, Menara Weld, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur

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