New-style brews at KL coffee festival

The entrance of Coffee and Friends Festival at Fahrenheit 88, Kuala Lumpur. — Photos: KAMARUL ARIFFIN/ The Star

DIVERSITY in coffee-brewing methods showcased at a coffee festival in Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, is exposing the public to new ways to enjoy the beverage.

Until Sunday, coffee enthusiasts can experience all things related to coffee.

Through workshops, one can learn how to brew, taste coffee made from beans from various regions, and create coffee art.

The Coffee & Friends Festival, at Fahrenheit 88 across the ground and third floors, boasts over 50 local and international booths where afficionados will find local coffee, speciality lattes as well as Vietnamese coffee.

The festival features more than 15 workshops, activities, contests and giveaways for participants of all ages and interests.

A vendor selling traditional hand-pulled coffee.A vendor selling traditional hand-pulled coffee.

At one workshop, Klesis Cafe founder and barista Nicholas Mok expertly guided participants through the intricate steps in creating beautiful latte art.

“When it comes to latte art, the temperature of the milk is important.

“The velvety, smooth texture of the steamed milk will give a nice result,” he said.

Coffee concentrate pioneer Wake the Crew had introduced coffee sachets of concentrated espresso shots in flavours such as hazelnut, espresso and robusta at the festival.

More than 1,000 paper coffee cups, which had creative designs by local artists and university students, form an Instagram-worthy backdrop for visitors.

Mok focused on making delicate latte art.Mok focused on making delicate latte art.

There is also an art exhibition by Antoni World and Malaysia’s Sky Studio on the third floor.

Some of the art by persons with autism and underprivileged children from Amazing Minds are available for purchase too.

The first 100 visitors everyday stand a chance to get freebies like coffee and oat milk.

Visitors also stand a chance to win special-edition artisan luggage or a surprise gift.

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