You’re no stranger to claypot dishes: from rice, bak kut teh, chicken and even steamboat, but claypot coffee?! This seems quite unheard of in Singapore but turns out it actually exists, with videos of coffee brewed in actual earthen pots circulating on TikTok.
Singapore’s 1st Claypot Coffee!
You can find this unique style of coffee brew at Nanyang Kopi Kia Claypot Coffee, said to be Singapore’s first-ever claypot coffee, with a stall at Alexandra Village Food Centre, and a larger dine-in café at Kreta Ayer. The claypot-brewed coffee is said to have come from Malaysia, and what it does is supposedly gives the coffee a deeper, richer and more robust flavour.
Due to the nature of brewing in a claypot, you can expect longer waiting times. Unlike your usual coffee or kopi that takes only a few seconds or minutes to put together, this coffee is first brewed in claypots for at least 15 minutes before being served.
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Order just like you would at your regular coffee shop, as Nanyang Kopi offers your standard drinks like the classic Kopi, Kopi O, Kopi C, Teh O, Yuan Yang and more. They also have iced options like Thai Milk Tea ($3), Iced Yuan Yang ($3.50) and Iced Kopi ($3.50) just to name a couple. If you’re feeling hungry, you can also get some Kaya Butter Toast ($2.50) and Half Boiled Eggs ($1.50) to go along with your kopi and teh.
Nanyang Kopi Kia Claypot Coffee
Alexandra Address: Alexandra Village Food Centre #01-59, 120 Bukit Merah Lane 1, Singapore 150120
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-5pm
Kreta Ayer Address: 333 Kreta Ayer Rd, #03-22, Singapore 080333
Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm