Lam Yeo Coffee Powder Factory

Lam Yeo Coffee Powder Factory, also known as simply Lam Yeo Coffee Powder, is a shop selling roasted coffee beans and coffee powder blends along Balestier Road in Balestier, Singapore.

History edit

Originally beginning as a door-to-door business in 1959, the Lam Yeo Coffee Powder Factory was constructed in 1960 on 328 Balestier Road, selling roasted coffee beans coffee powder blends.[1][2][3][4] The name of the shop comes from the Hokkien translation of "Nanyang", as the original owner, Tan Thian Kang, who set up the store with his wife Lim Chok Tee, formerly worked as a deputy editor at the Nanyang Siang Pao.[1][5] Tan passed ownership to his son, Tan Bong Heong, who later passed ownership to his son, Benny Tan.[6] The coffee blend "Manheling", which is from Sumatra, is one of the most popular blends sold at the shop.[1] The shop remains profitable, having reported a yearly growth by 10% in 2013.[7][8]

In 2020, the shop is included in National Heritage Board's Street Corner Heritage Galleries programme.[9]

The shop has been included in the Balestier Heritage Trail.[10][11]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c "Balestier Heritage Trail" (PDF). NHB. National Heritage Board. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  2. ^ Tan, Shzr Ee (21 September 2003). "Enjoying the daily grind". The Straits Times. Singapore.
  3. ^ Loh, Julian (13 July 2017). "Five traditional Singapore bakeries, and a coffee shop, to satisfy your craving for the treats locals grew up with". South China Morning Post. Singapore. Retrieved 8 April 2022.
  4. ^ "Lam Yeo Coffee Powder Factory". Time Out. 30 October 2020. Retrieved 11 May 2022.
  5. ^ "Street Corner Heritage Galleries: Balestier". Roots. National Heritage Board. Retrieved 11 May 2022.
  6. ^ Lee, Samantha (10 March 2017). "3 oldschool eats at Balestier you'll always go back to". The Peak. SPH Media Trust. Retrieved 10 May 2022.
  7. ^ Tai, Janice (28 January 2013). "Robust trade well worth the grind". The Straits Times. Singapore.
  8. ^ Gillian, Daniel (5 August 2017). "Yesterday Once More". The Business Times. Singapore.
  9. ^ Auto, Hermes (6 March 2020). "Parliament: NHB to fund mini museums for heritage shops, starting with a tau sar piah bakery in Balestier | The Straits Times". Retrieved 18 May 2022.
  10. ^ "Lam Yeo Coffee Powder Factory". Roots. National Heritage Board. Retrieved 11 May 2022.
  11. ^ Dahlan, Erfendi (26 September 2014). "Heritage at your doorstep". The Straits Times. Singapore.

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