cupping · roaster · roasting · Taiwan · Technique · WBC · workshop

Coffee with Berg Wu – World Barista Champion 2016

In World Barista Championship 2016, Berg Wu surprised the coffee community with the use of ‘cold portafilter’ in espresso making to preserve those volatile aromas. It went against the popular belief that the portfilter has to always be heated. You can catch Berg Wu’s winning competition routine here to learn the new techniques that were… Continue reading Coffee with Berg Wu – World Barista Champion 2016

Automation · Brew · capsule · Espresso · Japan · ninetyplus · roaster · roasting · SCF17 · Singapore Coffee Festival · Tokyo · workshop

Coffee geek’s guide to Singapore Coffee Fest 17 – part 2

This is a continuation from part 1 of my experience in Singapore Coffee Fest 17 where I hunted for new and interesting coffee to invest my limited caffeine capacity in. It is not meant to be comprehensive, and the recommendations are based on my experience as an amateur coffee afficionado. Disclaimer: I am neither affiliated… Continue reading Coffee geek’s guide to Singapore Coffee Fest 17 – part 2

Brew · capsule · cupping · Drip · Espresso · Japan · ninetyplus · roaster · roasting · SCF17 · Singapore Coffee Festival · workshop

Coffee geek’s guide to Singapore Coffee Fest 17 – part 1

And so you arrived at Singapore Coffee Festival to be overwhelmed by lots of new and familiar names, and your caffeine capacity is limited, what do you do? These are some of the new coffee and things I have spotted in my first day of visit which I have invested my caffeine budget in. Disclaimer:… Continue reading Coffee geek’s guide to Singapore Coffee Fest 17 – part 1

roaster · roasting

Roasting facility highlight – Tan Lee Et food industry

Located in an industry area in the western part of Singapore house a coffee roasting facility which has been roasting commercial grade coffee for the huge local kopi market for over 30-years. Today,  gourmet coffee is also roasted under the same facility to meet the growing demand of the new market. I have had the… Continue reading Roasting facility highlight – Tan Lee Et food industry

Espresso · froth · Hack · latte · Technique · Zhng

Milk pitcher built-in thermometer mod

Remember how  we started frothing earnestly with thermometer hooked onto the milk pitcher every-time? And then we progressed to a stage where the the thermometer is no longer necessary because we have learnt to recognize the temperature with our hand? It is also an excuse because the thermometer creates more hassle and not forgetting the extra… Continue reading Milk pitcher built-in thermometer mod

Brew · Hack · Technique · water · workshop · Zhng

Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood’s Masterclass on Water + Grinding

Papa Palheta has been bringing world renowned coffee consultant/roaster/baristas to share their knowledge and experience with the coffee community in Singapore. The previous class I attended more than a year ago was conducted by Scott Rao who authored numerous coffee ‘bible’ such as ‘The Professional Barista’s Handbook’, ‘Everything but Espresso’..etc. Just about 2-weeks ago, Papa… Continue reading Maxwell Colonna-Dashwood’s Masterclass on Water + Grinding

Brew · cupping · Drip · Technique · workshop

Brewing Methodology workshop @ A.R.C Coffee

Located along Sultan Gate road, A.R.C Coffee is an Academy, Roastery & Cafe with multiple national championships and awards under their belt. Their belt gotten heavier recently with the recent winnings in the Singapore National Brewers cup Championship (SNBRC) and the Singapore Cup Tasters Championship (SCTC)! So after bagging 3 championships at the Singapore National… Continue reading Brewing Methodology workshop @ A.R.C Coffee