Antong Café – Oldest Coffee Mill In Malaysia

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owner Mr. Thian introduces the many coffee beverages from his company, Antong Café

The unmistakable aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans greeted us as we made our way to Antong coffee mill in Assam Kumbang, Taiping recently.

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coffee beans

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roasting coffee beans

Known as the most historic coffee mill in Malaysia, being the oldest as it just marked its 80th anniversary in 2013. It was founded in 1933 by Tiah Ee Mooi, who originally named his coffee Aun Tong. The business is now managed by the third generation of the family.

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traditional wood-fired oven

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coffee mixture

Visitors to Antong Coffee not only get to try out traditional Hainanese breakfast with roti jari dipped in the many home-brand coffee products, they could even see how coffee beans are roasted in a traditional method using wood-fired oven, if an appointment was made beforehand.

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Luqman (L) & Rosli (R) sample Antong’s special roti jari dipped in traditional coffee

Coffee beans used here are mainly sourced from local plantations in Banting, Johor, Sabah and Sarawak. However, beans from overseas may also be used when necessary, imported from countries such as Indonesia, Brazil, Colombia and Kenya.

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the many coffee products

Coffee beans are put through a multi-step process, from the first process of roasting for 15 minutes to the last step of grinding to powder form, taking a total of 60 minutes to complete. Amazingly, two tonnes of kopi-O (traditional black coffee) are produced a day!

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Antong Café durian white coffee

Besides producing home-brand coffee products, Antong Coffee also specialises in premixed coffee O.E.M. manufacturing, packing materials, packaging design and export documentation.

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specially-packed coffee

Currently, Antong Coffee carries more than 20 coffee-based beverage products including durian white coffee, some of which are being exported to China, with plans to expand to the Middle East. Locally, Antong Coffee products, branded as AntongCafe’, are available at Chinese coffee shops, obviously, at Chinese traditional medical halls and also sold at Oloiya outlets.

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Kopi Luwak (civet coffee)

Antong Coffee, which has obtained Halal certification, carries the best (and most expensive) coffee in the world, civet coffee (kopi luwak). The company also has plans to market Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee, which is ranked 6th in the world.

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Antong Café - the oldest coffee mill in Malaysia

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the historical house

Interestingly, the office of Antong Coffee is the house that the father of modern China, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, stayed in whenever he visited Taiping. His second wife, a Hong Kong-born lady by the name of Chen Cuifen, lived here for 17 years. The couple even adopted a local girl as their daughter. Cuifen subsequently relocated to China, where she passed away.

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Antong Café administrative office

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carved wooden partition

In fact, the coffee mill was formerly the horse carriage garage of this century-old mansion.

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in the news

Antong Coffee Mill
Add: 8A, Assam Kumbang, 34000 Taiping, Perak.
GPS Coordinates:

Tel: +605-8075189
Fax: +605-8064645

Sales office: 8.30am – 5.30pm daily

Mill hours: 8.30am – 12.30pm – closed on Sundays

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26 thoughts on “Antong Café – Oldest Coffee Mill In Malaysia

  1. Hi Emily, great sharing here. Can visitors visit the mill directly without appointment?


  2. Hi Valene,

    To buy coffee, here are the hours: 8.30am – 5.30pm daily

    To visit the mill, an appointment is required. Mill hours: 8.30am – 12.30pm – closed on Sundays

  3. Hi Brenda,

    Antong Coffee products are only sold at their retail shop adjacent to the mill.

    However, you may contact the person in charge, Hui Ling at 012-3051106, to purchase Antong Coffee via mail order.


  4. Hi Emily,
    Just for clarification, is the late Mr Tiah Ee Mooi a Hainanese, or foochow? I remember, when I was young, I used to play with his children (second generation), who are foochow. Foochow also famous for coffee making.
    Thank you.

  5. Hi Mable ,

    We don’t have service ship to USA and we don’t have any distributor in USA , sorry .

  6. Hi Aun Tong

    I’m a home self barista, do you sell any roast coffee bean without grinding?

    How much per kilo including delivery.

  7. Hi Jenny,

    There is no coffee PLANTATION… this is a coffee mill and sales gallery. Just drop by during their working hours.

  8. Hi Emily,

    Can I purchases your coffee online and send to Singapore? Or Johor area have shop to sell?

    Thank you.

  9. Hi Emily,

    Responding to you reply that An Tong coffee is available in Aeon Mall One Utame … sold by Aeon or one of the retail stall in Aeon Mall?

  10. Hi Willie,

    AEON Mall no longer carries Antong Coffee. Kindly contact Antong directly to purchase. Items will be sent by mail. Thanks.

  11. how much for antong kopi-o kao?

    any place in melaka sell for this antong kopi-o kao?

    If no, any delivery service provide by courier?

  12. Hi Mayherng,

    Price for Antong Kopi-O Kao is RM12 (15 sachets inside).

    Contact the person in charge, Hui Ling at 012-3051106, to purchase Antong Coffee via mail order.

    Courier fee is a separate charge.

  13. Hi Emily,

    Is Antong Coffee selling at another state? Any sales person that I can contact? Such as Hui Ling as comment above?

  14. no longer can get antong charcoal roasted kopi o kao @qoo10 online, so where else can I get and buy in Singapore? my mum love the coffee o very much.

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