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 Brewers Cup, they have finally launched a new workshop on coffee brewing.
Coffee brewing usually involves affordable tools such as hand grinder, paper filter, water boiler, dripper, weighing scale, etc as shown in the following photos. As compared to espresso making which demands an expensive espresso machine. Hence, this brewing class is suitable for aspirating home barista who wants to start making good coffee without the high initial cost.
The workshop is lead by Rodman Chan, who is the reigning champion at Singapore National Brewer and Cup tasters championships. I first met Rodman in a public coffee cupping organized by Knockhouse more than a year ago before he was part of Team A.R.C, and was deeply impressed by his passion and experiences in specialty coffee. I knew that he would go places.
The workshop is conducted on the 2nd level of A.R.C Coffee. A cozy environment equipped with power class EK43 coffee grinder, La Marzocco espresso machine, Clever dripper, Kalita wave and various brewing equipment.
The hands-on brewing and tasting starts within the first 1-hour of the workshop, where the participants get to taste and compare coffee extracted with different brew parameters.
Lots of coffee cupping took place in the workshop too.
Andrea Tan, who is the 2015 Singapore National Brewers Cup Champion was also present as a guest trainer.
Despite their titles, we didn’t feel any bit of intimidation in the workshop as they were really humble and friendly 🙂
I also bumped into John Ryan Ting, founder of A.R.C Coffee. And had a good chat on the sustainability of serving competition grade coffee as a cafe staple, over a cup of competition grade coffee (Janson’s Geisha coffee beans which was used in the recent competition).
Thank you Team A.R.C for indulging this KopiAddict during the workshop and all the best to Rodman who will go on to represent Singapore in Budapest this June!