|Little R at a local Starbucks|
|Locals enjoying their coffee|
They also have local style coffee, which is one-fourth of the price (maybe $2 sgd vs. $8 sgd) and also very good. The most typical is hot sweetened coffee served in a glass mug with milk (kopi or white coffee) or hot coffee served just with sugar (kopi o). Another popular version is kopi c, which is hot sweetened coffee with sweetened condensed milk (the C stands for Carnation, the most popular brand of sweetened condensed milk). All of these drinks also come iced, which generally costs a little more. It also costs a little more to get it to go, as they will charge you for the cup in that case (otherwise, they just wash and reuse your mug).
|B with his coffee and cell phone: he fits right in!|
Local coffeeshops are called kopitiam, and are popular hang-out spots for the locals all day long. They sit, smoke, read the paper, chat, and order food (typically a kopitiam will serve breakfast food like toast with various spreads, eggs, or fried noodles). There is a wide range of kopitiam, from modernized local chains like Toast Box, to more traditional ones in hawker centres.
Coffee lovers really won't have any problem in Singapore.