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JB Cafe: August Drip Coffee (八月咖啡工作室) @ Taman Century

Updated: 6 days ago

"This is a workshop more than a cafe." said the lady who was roasting some coffee beans in the cafe. Yes, August Drip Coffee (八月咖啡工作室) is a great place for coffee-lovers to interact, exchange coffee knowledge, and enjoy wonderful coffees together.

August Drip Coffee is located right beside Restoran Haobi, a restaurant for herbal roasted duck, along Taman Century. The cozy cafe is about two years old, having opened for business just two months before the pandemic.

The cafe is really "dressed" like a workshop with large sacks of coffee beans from different places lying around, but not getting in the way of customers.

The cafe-workshop's primary objective was to roast various types of coffee beans for sales. They imported over 70 types of coffee beans from over the world. Having a cup of coffee at the cafe is a great way to try the different flavours before getting the coffee beans.

The lady (I should get her name next time) is hand-brewing, or dripping, the coffee for customers.

These are some of the light-roasted coffee flavours and they are mostly fruity in nature. There are dark-roasted types too which are more on the slightly bitter side with stronger aromas.

My afternoon coffee on my first visit to August Drip Coffee was one of their hand-brew coffees, Ethiopia Sidamo (RM15), and a homemade Oreo cheese cake (RM13.90) that I picked from the glass shelf.

Before brewing the coffee, the lady ground the coffee beans and brought it to me to let me had a whiff of its peachy aroma — it was not a faint smell but quite prominent. After a while, the coffee was served. It had a light reddish colour to it.

I enjoyed the fruity coffee — breathing in the aroma before taking each sip — that was neither too sour nor bitter and no sugar needed at all. The Oreo cheese cake was cheesy and not too sweet. It was really good to go with coffee. The cheery lady (I forgot her name) who made the great cakes was also in the cafe.

On my second visit, I tried the Yunnan (Red Wine in the Sun, RM25) coffee beans that were naturally sun-dried and treated in used red wine barrels. To experience the different flavours (varying degrees of the sourness and red-wine aroma) of the Yunnan coffee beans at different temperatures, I was given another glass with a piece of ice to cool the just-brewed hot coffee. It was really interesting — not to mention that I was drinking (red wine) coffee as though it was whiskey.

I will be back again to try more flavours of their hand-brew coffees and to gain more knowledge about the coffee beans and how to brew them at home. I acquired a few tips on how to hand-brew coffee from the staff here.

Visit the cafe or order their roasted coffee beans online:


August Drip Coffee (八月咖啡工作室)

2, Jalan Kancil, Taman Century, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

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Opening Hours:

10am to 6pm | Daily

Next Door: Hao Bi (好比鸭王) Herbal Roasted Duck @ Taman Century

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