Liberica Coffee from Malaysia
We bring to you coffee from Borneo and the Plains of Malaysian Peninsular
The Story of Our Founding
We revive abandoned farms, victims of industrialization and the more economically attractive crops. Processed right, LIBERICA can match the best coffee in the World.
The House of Kendal
Our logo is a vector of this house, completed in 1890. It was inspired by Robinson Stores in Singapore, the iconic elite store, provisioning the sultans, the kings, the rich, and the famous of South East Asia.
The 1950's When Coffee Was Big Money
Lord of Kendal narrates "In the fifties, coffee was two Malayan Dollar per catty which was big. I remember spending numerous weekends with my mother picking the prized LUWAK."
We grow, mill and roast LIBERICA. We continuosly improve every process to present you the true worth of this fine coffee. We also roast Arabica and blend some of the fine Arabica with our Liberica.
The Exotic Malaysian Liberica
Liberica has often been treated like the common Arabica and Robusta with disastrous results.
Our LIBERICA kebuns or micro farms are in Batu Pahat, the Liberica heartland of Malaysia.
At the House of Kendal, we are deeply immersed in this mission to perfect the processing and roasting methods of LIBERICA.
The Coffee People
Deraman and Mariam Bako
The husband and wife team were traders and early pioneers of the settlement of Bagan, and later the town of Batu Pahat. They built the House of Kendal on wealth created from tobacco, betel nuts and coffee.
The Milllenia Coffeenista
Adam represents the youth of the new century who find coffee as the things that make the world moves.
Munir and Sahim
Pickers and Carers
Munir and Sahim are from Bangladesh. They leave their family for years to find a living. Without them, coffee berries would bring no yield, and unfortunately, some farmers chop them down in favour of less labour intensive crops.
Lord of Kendal
The storyteller connects the past with the present in anticipation of the future. Coffee to him is about relationships and friends, made through coffee diplomacy.
Keeper of Tradition
Ajes is not a member of House of Kendal, but he has been the only traditional coffee processor and roaster left in the village. We learn a lot from Ajes. Without a processor like Ajes, farmers would have chopped down their trees.
Ang manufactures roaster machines in his backyard. Despite of limited knowledge and resources, Ang has been producing roaster machines by trial and error.