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Coffee Stall At Choa Chu Kang Serves Traditional Kopi In Condensed Milk Tin Cans

The smell of freshly brewed coffee in the morning really hits differently, especially when you’re a big fan of coffee. Come to think of it, there are different ‘levels’ of coffee in Singapore. There is coffee served in hawker stalls, and there is coffee from upscale coffees with baked goods. If you love the former one, here’s one spot at Chao Chu Kang that you will grow to love. The packaging definitely plays the part.

85 Degrees Serves Coffee In Condensed Milk Tin Can

Photo: Jeremiah Sean Ang (Facebook)
Photo: Jeremiah Sean Ang (Facebook)

As we are mostly staying at home, dine-in isn’t allowed. What’s the best way to take away food and beverages while reducing the usage of single-use items? Reusing them, of course. There is an old-school coffee shop located at Choa Chu Kang that still uses condensed milk tin can for their takeaway coffees. Head down to 85 Degrees for your daily dose of caffeine.

Photo: Jeremiah Sean Ang (Facebook)

Condensed milk tin cans were highly used in the 1950s. It is a great method of reusing ‘tee kong’ (that’s another word for condensed milk tin can in Hokkien). Rediscovered by a Facebook user, Jeremiah Sean Ang, he had documented his experience on Facebook Group, Can Eat! Hawker Food. On the post, he had stated that the tin itself is piping hot, so it is important to hold it from the string attached instead.

Photo: Jeremiah Sean Ang (Facebook)
Photo: Jeremiah Sean Ang (Facebook)

With that said, you will need the coffee to cool off before taking the first sip. To get it served in a condensed milk tin can, you will need to request it. He had further added that the coffee is aromatic. In today’s era, it is a rarity to find coffee to be served in a ‘tee kong’. Do you know other locations that serve in this style of packaging? If you do, let us know in the comments!

Find it at 85 Degrees

Address: 253 Choa Chu Kang Ave 1

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