I found this interesting “Coffee” in Sabah Fest 2007 exhibition. This coffee powder is totally made of rice, and you can make it yourself at home.
(1) First, fry the rice, without any cooking oil, until it turns really dark.
(2) Grind the burnt rice to powder.
Then just mix the powder with sugar and hot water, like how you make a cup of coffee. I tried it and it tastes a bit bitter (like coffee) and pleasure smell of rice favour.
Probably I can mix this powder with Nescafe or Tenom coffee to create a special coffee. Who knows I might discover a million-dollar secret recipe that I can sell to Coffee Bean and StarBucks, haha…
Photos taken in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia Borneo