I chanced upon this stall at Alexandra Village Food Centre, with a signage that says “Singapore’s First Brewed Claypot Coffee”.

Nanyang Kopi Kia Claypot Coffee seems to have gotten viral on TikTok.

Note that they moved out of Alexandra Village Food Centre, now settled at International Plaza.

The concept of this “Claypot Coffee” is said to have originated from Malaysia, by brewing dark roasted coffee in a small earthen pot first.

The process is said to add a bold flavour that can be robust and satisfying.

The humble-looking stall serves up a range of drinks from Kopi, Kopi C, Kopi O, Teh C, Teh O to Yuan Yang. Each cup is priced from $1.80 onwards.

There are also cold drinks such as the Signature Iced Kopi ($3.50), Yuan Yang ($3.50), and Thai Milk Tea ($3).

If the hawkers are less busy, perhaps you can also order Kaya Butter Toast ($2.50) and Half Boiled Eggs ($1.50) to go along.

Being a fan of Kopi O Kosong (is this an uncle drink?), I was initially quite looking forward.

Part of the reason why is I find it harder and harder to find a good version now – it can be inconsistent even in the good stalls, and some end up being too burnt or bitter without that nice mellowness.

I would recommend bringing along some patience, as you may just need to wait at least 15 to 20 minutes (or longer).

Even when I visited during a day and time when there were not many customers, the coffee did take a while to be prepared (there were just two customers in front of me, and their orders were very straight-forward).

The coffee would be brewed over time in small claypots, supposedly allowing the flavours to deepen and develop over time.

I think the Kopi O was not bad, with a mildly-robust flavour that wasn’t too bitter, though somehow it wasn’t as fragrant as I would have expected it to be.

Certainly better than many of the Kopi O some food courts are offering.

As they ran out of ice, I didn’t get to order the Iced Kopi which was the signature, and so I had the Kopi C instead.

This didn’t quite work quite well for me, even though I saw some frothing involved.

The milk used and coffee tasted ‘disconnected’, and I think it could be a choice of brand or mixing process that would need some refining.

Okay, so I made a return visit, and found that somehow the Iced Kopi ($3.50) worked much better, which had a pleasant and strong caffeine kick – actually very strong as I felt it later in the afternoon.

The frothing also helped create this richer mouthfeel every sip.

Nanyang Kopi Kia Claypot Coffee
10 Anson Rd, #01-03 International Plaza, Singapore 079903
Opening Hours: 7:30am – 5pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun

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