Taiping: A Malaysian worker poured roasted coffee beans into a pot of bubbling sugar. This is because an aging machine stirred the ingredients over a cracked wood fire into a viscous black mixture.
The Antong mill is considered to be the oldest such set-up in Malaysia. It has been using the same method to produce its popular coffee for nearly ninety years.
“I want to let young people know what coffee factories looked like 50 or 100 years ago,” Thian Boon Chung, the boss of the small mill in the Malaysian town of Taiping, told AFP.
“I want them to appreciate the old ways of making coffee.”
The mill was built by Thian’s grandfather and two others in 1933. It is a small wooden building with a zinc roof.
It is equipped with a machine for roasting coffee, removing the husk from the beans and mixing it with sugar.
Although the equipment has been replaced but many of the equipment is original, beginning when the plant began operations.
Mill workers use wood collected from construction projects. It abandoned houses to roast coffee beans to give them a unique smoky flavor.
Thian said his roasted wood coffee tastes better than other varieties. “It has ‘power’ and cannot be explained simply by words.”
After mixing the beans with sugar, they are dried and crushed into coarse powder, which is then packaged and sold to restaurants and other customers.
The plant can produce up to 2,000 kg of coffee products per day, half of which are from Malaysia and the rest are from Malaysia.
The type of sweet coffee produced by the factory has been very popular in Malaysia. Many people like to drink sugary drinks and usually eat in restaurants.