Antong Coffee Mill

This article is part of my 2018 Taiping and Kuala Sepetang trip series.

Operating since 1933, Antong Coffee Mill (安东咖啡厂) is one of the oldest coffee factories in Malaysia. The third generation has now taken the reins of the company.
Visitors are welcome to visit the coffee factory in Taiping. Antong Coffee Mill preserves the traditional way of roasting coffee, i.e. using wood-fired ovens. The factory can produce 10 tonnes of coffee every day.
Antong Coffee Mill sources coffee beans from several plantations throughout Malaysia. Upon request, it also imports beans from other countries. Free coffee samples allow visitors to taste different blends of coffee. Antong's coffee products are also available for sale here.
The administrative office of Antong Coffee Mill is Changchun Garden (长春圃). The house was formerly the residence of Chinese revolutionary Dr. Sun Yat-sen (孙中山) and his mistress, Chen Chuifen (陈粹芬). Visitors are allowed to visit the house at certain hours.
Meanwhile, The Swallow Paradise (观燕楼) is another attraction here. The building allows visitors to observe the edible-nest swiftlet (Aerodramus fuciphagus) up-close. The nest of this bird is harvested to make bird's nest soup (燕窝). Admission is free of charge.
Address: 8A, Jalan Syed Burhan, 34000 Taiping, Perak
Contact: 05-807-5189
Business hours: 8:30am-5:30pm, closed on Sundays

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