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Are you a self-proclaimed coffee snob who’s pained when you hear people refer to Starbucks as their favourite coffee? If the answer is a resounding yes, make sure you check out this list of must-visit specialty coffee houses for people who take their coffee seriously.
#1: PS. Cafe
Well known for their fabulous desserts such as the popular double chocolate blackout cake, the coffee is equally aromatic and well deserve your time there on a lazy weekend right next to the greenery!
28B Harding Road, Singapore 249549
#2: Jewel Coffee
As a leading purveyor of third-wave coffee in Singapore, Jewel Coffee is well known for their high-quality coffee with considerable effort made in various stages of production to the skilled brewing. These days, Jewel Coffee serves single-origin coffees from a variety of countries, including Brazil and Colombia and more. If you are a follower of single-origin coffees, you know where to locate a daily fix from.
Mr Tiong Hoe, who founded Tiong Hoe Trading Co, is a man who’s highly dedicated to his craft. The coffee aficionado has been roasting beans and brewing coffee since he was 16 years old – which means he has a mindblowing 58 years of expertise in this industry. Drop by his coffee house to try his specialty cold brew – and if you want to learn more, sign up for one of the regular coffee appreciation workshops!
#01-1133, 170 Stirling Road, Singapore 140170
#4: Common Man Coffee Roasters
This cafe might not be located in the most accessible of areas, but that won’t stop diehard fans eager for a glass of Common Man Coffee Roaster’s exceptionally good coffee. If you’re wondering why their coffee tastes so distinctive, it’s because they exclusively use beans from Australian roaster Five Senses Coffee. Other cafes such as Lowercase also get their roasts from Common Man.
22 Martin Road, #01-00, Singapore 239058
#5: Just Want Coffee
If you’re commitment-phobic when it comes to coffee, Just Want Coffee is perfect for you. Located at Everton Park, this cafe brings in new coffee beans every 3-4 months, with beans being sourced from far-flung locations such as Ethiopia and Papua New Guinea. You also get to choose your method of preparation – siphon, flannel, or drip.
1 Everton Park #01-27, Singapore 081001
#6: Toby’s Estate
Purists at heart, the team behind Toby’s Estate insists on using only unwashed or natural coffee for their brews. This is said to help “lift” the aroma of the brew, without stripping off any of the flavour. If you’re visiting for the first time, try their house blend, which comprises of the Rodyk blend, as well as a mix of beans from Costa Rica, Uganda, Panama, Ethiopia and Brazil.
#01-03/04, 8 Rodyk Street, Singapore 238216
#7: Yellow Cup Coffee
Yellow Cup Coffee, which aims to deliver “happiness in a cup” to all its patrons, offers a rather impressive range of single origin coffees. If you’re in the mood for something sweeter and more fun, try their Nutella Latte, which is one of their bestsellers.
36 Beach Road, Singapore 189677
If you’re a fan of mocha, head straight to Sarnies, which does an excellent Orange Mocha (it’s an off-menu drink, so you’ll have to ask for it specifically!) The process of soaking orange peels in the brew gives this delightful drink a subtle hint of acidity – and this complements the intensity of the espresso shot and the slight bitterness of the dark chocolate.
136 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068601