It’s great to have you here, seriously.
Introducing the latest, and real good coffee provider: Pulp by Papa Palheta.
I’m a coffee junkie. Everyone knows that. But I am hardly one of those who jump right onto the bandwagon when new cafe opens. For one I do not like crowd. And I am a loyal customer to my favourite places. So there is never a rush to try new cafe. Always another day, I would say.
But, anything by Papa Palheta is different.
Yes, honestly I’m a big fan of Papa Palheta and I have a weak spot for them. Because three years ago, at its Bukit Timah outlet, I started my poured over coffee journey.
I know the Bukit Timah outlet is now closed, and its new outlet is a bigger and stronger place. But you know how a tiny home at the back lane with trees welcoming you into the coffee sanctuary will last forever in your mind? Exactly.
Plus I remember clearly the time we spent talking about coffee, correction, more of the baristas (I call them coffee lovers) took time to share their knowledge with me, even during peak hour and a room full of people. But they were so graceful, no one shouting or breaking glasses. They moved through the floor like butterflies. I sat at the bar, look at every step, eyes wide opened with ears all up listening. Then I keep running back to the outlet, at the end I did 5 rounds through the day (I was attending an event just doors away), and I bought my first set of pour over kit! The Hario Woodneck Drip set, a Hario hand grinder and two packs of beans. I had my most wonderful coffee time there.
Since then, I’ve never look back. Poured over is the only way for me. I finally found the right one for my liking. (no such luck with shoes just yet)
Yes so now you know, something you do to someone can last forever. A good impression last forever, the same goes to bad impression.
But I didn’t know about the opening of Pulp until a friend told me so. Told you, I’m not out there to grab news. I’m slow. But I’m probably your best customer, because I’m loyal, I’m quiet, and I don’t take up too much of your space. Plus I hardly only have one serving everytime I go to my favourite cafe. Usually two to three cups. I spend three times more on coffee than on food.
Sorry, back to Pulp. So yes, I was excited, and I went right next day after I heard of it.
Right smacked in Bangsar but not in the usual area, with car park spaces around, is probably the smartest thing to do. Wooden furnitures and sunlight everywhere is another part of my favourite.
130pm and it was buzzing with people. Good for the business, bad for me. Coffee time is always quiet time for me. But alas, I cannot ask for the world. When I saw the hand brew counter, and rolls of beans, nothing else matters.
Shane (the barista aka coffee lover) said I need to wait for pour over. No problem at all! I am very patient when it comes to a good cup of coffee. I ended up with two: a cup of Suke Quto (Ethiopia) and a cup of La Minita (Costa Rica). Both 10/10. Ethiopian coffee has always been my first love, so there is no surprise that I love it. The La Minita is interesting, especially when the temperature goes down slightly. The sweet floral notes come in layers, one by one it unfolds, and overall so well-balanced ! Very lovely I must say. Naturally I have to bring two bags of beans home.
I’m glad to hear that Pulp is bringing all the goodness of Papa Palheta here, instead of just using the name for its business. With cupping room and C-Platform space all ready, it is slowly bringing in the courses and introducing C-Platform to the local coffee drinkers. I hope this continue to stays neutral and open to public. Everyone can sell gadgets, but it takes the effort to maintain quality classes. Let’s wait for news from Pulp.
The cupping room at Pulp is a beautiful corner with sunlight streaming in (this afternoon before rain). I spent my good two hours there, standing and reading while enjoying my coffee. It is a great corner to get away from all the chatter out there.
In that two hours, I saw many in and out. I’m honestly happy to have another great and real coffee place here in KL. The tagline on its door touches me: A city that deserves great coffee. I’m so glad that Kuala Lumpur is now a city that deserves great coffee, and we have more cafes that are willing to invest in this place.
Thank you for making my day.
Go, spend quality time on quality coffee.
Pulp by Papa Palheta: 29-01 Jalan Riong, Bangsar.