Malaysia’s Ipoh city is home to a unique type of coffee called white coffee not related to the color, although it is often served with condensed milk but meaning without. The local Chinese language translates to without, the settlers in this mining town started to roast coffee only with margarine at a steady rate and low temperature in contrast to the traditional method. The other method roasts at higher temperatures with wheat, sugar and margarine.
The resulting coffee or white coffee is a lighter roast, paler in color and had a more aromatic flavor. The coffee was even adopted as one of the official drinks in the Malaysia Pavilion at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai China.