Pintô coffee+ Cafe
Pintô coffee+ Roastery
Natural Arabica Cultivation
Our love affair with Janda Baik began quite by accident. We had a strong desire to combine our love of nature, coffee and good company into the idea of a community café which would focus on quality coffee experience, hearty meals and natural surroundings. We had been searching high and low for a suitable location in Kuala Lumpur but to no avail. It was not until we took a short pleasant 35-minute drive outside of KL to the quaint village of Janda Baik that we knew we had found the home for our project.
Janda Baik is a true gem, transporting you to a whole new world of fresh air, green surroundings and natural sounds while only a short drive away from the hustle and bustle of KL.
Our pintô project began with the soft opening of pintô Coffee+, our community café, at a rented premise in Janda Baik. From the day we opened our doors to our first customers, we embarked on a journey that deepened our love and appreciation for the tranquil nature that surrounded us.
We hosted the very successful musical gathering Ukulele Chillout with the Ukulele Malaya group.
We hosted a countdown event complete with traditional fireworks, a local band and a BBQ.
We co-organised a community-based river cleaning programme with Kolej Komuniti Selayang and others — successfully removing almost one tonne worth of rubbish from polluting the rivers in Janda Baik!
In 2014, as the lease of our rented premises came to an end, we embarked on a new ambitious journey with the building of our new premises on a 4-acre piece of land in Janda Baik which will expand the pintô project into a bigger café, a coffee plantation, coffee roastery and laboratory, an events venue and a community center.
The new Pinto Coffee opened its door on 16 September 2014 (Malaysia Day). A whole lot of blood, sweat and tears was involved in the building of our new home but we were happy to finally bid our loyal customers to a bigger and better location.
By end of 2015, we had planted more than 1500 coffee trees on the Pinto Coffee land. We believe it was the first time Arabica coffee has been planted in peninsula Malaysia so we did take a big risk embarking on this venture not knowing if it would grow well. By this time, though, we could see that the trees were growing healthy and we looked forward to sourcing our own beans for the coffee in your cup. We insisted on using natural permaculture methods of farming our coffee, so as to have the least impact on our natural surroundings - this is not the cheapest way, but ultimately, we believe it is the best way to give back to nature.
We're focusing on crafting our coffee produces, which are now made available in our cafe and here in the e-shop.