I don't know about my readers but a sign of good coffee is when you are able to take a sip within seconds of being served and being able to taste the aroma without scalding your tongue. Further research shows that milk should normally be steamed to a temperature between 60 to 80 degrees.
As far as i know, many out there somehow prefers their drink hot including my parents which would mean coffee in Malaysia have been catered to such i.e. making coffee so hot that i either can't touch the drink for a good 5-10 minutes or scald my tongue. On top of that, i have to pay usually RM10 and above in a shopping mall franchise or RM8 thereabouts for a smaller cup in some italian restaurants.
Drinking coffee in Melbourne on the other hand is heaven. Apart from the crap coffee i had at the airport, almost every other cup was marvellous. Being able to smell the coffee beans and immediately tasting it, is not what you can usually find on the streets of KL.
Pricewise, if one is not to convert, a cup only cost between AUD3 to AUD4!