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Full of Beans, Penang

Penang is a great place to indulge in all the hawker food you want — the list is neverending, from char kuay teow to nasi kandar to the famous Penang cendol (refer to the list here). When I was there on my annual “chow tut” recently, I checked out a few coffee places and Full of Beans was one of them.

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Interior

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Brazil Santos and Latte

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Coffee-making equipment are also available for sale here

With two outlets in Queensbay Mall and Straits Quay, the folks at Full of Beans take their coffee (and beans) seriously. I prefer the ambiance here to Ete Cafe, as the chairs are more comfortable and the place has air-conditioning. The beans are grounded upon order to ensure good aroma and lively flavours.

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Brazil Santos

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Syphon method

I opted for the Brazil Santos (RM9.50), prepared using the siphon method. This was fairly full bodied and bold. As the coffee cooled down, the acidity reduced, leaving me with a smoother flavour and floral aroma.

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Latte

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Baristas at work

rif’s latte was not too bad albeit slightly pricier at RM12.50 per cup. That said, I do like their detail for attention in each cup. Also, the coffee spoons are quirky and genius! We enjoyed the experience and would come back for a cuppa when we’re around the area. 🙂

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Ambiance: 6.5/10
Price: 6/10
Coffee: 6.5/10
Verdict: Pretty decent coffee and cosy ambiance.

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Full of Beans in Straits Quay, Penang

Full of Beans
Unit 3A-1-6,
Block A, Straits Quay,
Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang,
Tanjung Tokong, Penang.
Tel: +604 899 0621
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