Despite the proliferation of many modern cafes which import their beans from factories equipped with new technologies, Lam Yeo Coffee Powder Factory remains a gatekeeper of old tradition and employs traditional methods to grind coffee beans into coffee powder. They have also stood its ground on sourcing beans and brewing coffee powder which pander to the “Singaporean taste.”
Set foot into Lam Yeo and you will find the authentic signboard which warmly welcomes you in, to the burlap sacks stacked high, to the racks of old treasures and antiques stored amidst the iconic glass containers filled with coffee beans that await roasting. Visual nostalgia aside, take in the strong aroma of coffee beans which will greet you from a mile away. Coupled with the churning rhythm of the unassuming coffee-grinding machine, one is reminded again that this is where a little corner at Balestier Road stood the test of time to speak of our past.