Yesterday, a reader of my blog gave me a call to find out where he could get wood picture frames. He also wanted to know whether Tongkang Pechah coffee is still sold at the main market. Tongkang Pechah coffee? Never heard of it, but it must be quite well-known as this reader, Mr Chan, is from Johore Bahru. Anyway, he requested me to find out and buy some for him as he is coming up to Batu Pahat today. So I went to the main market searching for this man selling coffee. It is actually a mobile stall that grinds and sells white coffee which is from Senggarang and not Tongkang Pechah. This type of coffee is lighter in colour than the traditional coffee normally favoured by drinkers. But Senggarang coffee has caught on in popularity recently. This man took over from his father who had been selling it at the same place for the last 30 years.
According to him, his coffee beans are roasted over a wood fire which is much better than beans roasted using gas. He roasts his coffee at Tongkang Pecah, his home, which is near the source of his wood supply.