Helen Jambunathan

Helen Jambunathan is an anthropologist and writer. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Cambridge and has spent more than five years researching the specialty coffee industry. She is currently based in London.  

People eat and drink coffee inside a small coffeehouse.

Gentrification Is Hurting Kuala Lumpur's Iconic Coffee Shops

Traditional kopitiams, which serve sweetened coffee in no-frills surroundings, are a part of Malaysian national identity, but their survival is precarious.