Toby’s Estate Opens in Singapore

Posted in Cafe, espresso, Meetups, Roasts, singapore, taste, tobys_estate on October 9th, 2011 by Colin Loh
Toby's Estate to go

I’ve known about Toby’s Estate opening in Singapore a while back. I was highlighted to it by way of jimseven and then Deaton Pigot, who opened Toby’s Estate in New York. Blogging has its accolades. In fact, it was the 1st of only 2 coffee places I went to for job interviews.


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Coffee Meetup During Grand Prix

Posted in barista, Meetups, Notes, Pulls, Reviews, Roasts, taste on November 11th, 2010 by Colin Loh

The latest CGSG (Coffee Greens Singapore) gathering was held in my humble abode during the time Grand Prix was in town. As usual, the gathering was called up at the last minute. And as usual, the CGSG Gang of Four showed up.

CGSG G4: Steve, Kai Seng, Melvin, Colin (L to R)

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Meetup at Kai Seng’s

Posted in Meetups on January 17th, 2010 by Colin Loh

CGSG Gang of Four (L to R): Colin, Melvin, Kai Seng, Steve

Today’s gathering, January 17 2010, was called up at the last minute, and the attendees were the usual Gang of Four: me, Melvin and Steve at Kai Seng’s pad. Peter was away in Geneva while Adrian was selling bakkwa (roasted pork… Continue reading

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Meetup At The Cairns Episode II – The Dark Side of Convenience

Posted in Meetups, Reviews on November 25th, 2009 by Colin Loh


Tags: , , , , , ,

Meetup at the Cairns

Posted in Meetups on November 24th, 2009 by Colin Loh

This coffee get-together was organised at a last moment’s notice on Sunday, 8th November 2009 at Steve Cairns’ new place. The ones to turn up this day were me, KaiSeng, and Melvin. Peter couldn’t make it and Adrian was in Malacca. (UNLUCKY)

I regret that I didn’t take any pictures of the HIGHLIGHT AND MAIN EVENT of the day:

The . . . . .

. … Continue reading

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Brazil Moreninha Formosa

Posted in Meetups, Notes, Roasts, taste on June 25th, 2009 by Colin Loh

Roasted on I-Roast 2 Rec 2, stopped with 2 minutes remaining.
Full City to Full City +

2nd day: espresso, slow drip, 45 second ristretto, gorgeous naked flow. Extremely creamy, long aftertaste. Hint of spice, chocolate notes. I think taste will be more pronounced when it peaks later. Will be better tomorrow or day after. Needs more rest. Fantastic RISTRETTO roast. I’m in love! What… Continue reading

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Ethiopia Yrgacheffe Idido Misty Valley 2008

Posted in Meetups, Roasts, taste on April 25th, 2009 by Colin Loh

I was introduced to Idido Misty Valley when I had coffee at fellow coffeegeek Kai Seng’s place last year. It struck me as a cup full of floral notes. At the time, Kai Seng had blended it with several other beans. I had wanted to buy it straightaway but Idido Misty Valley is a bean that doesn’t stay long on the shelves. I’ve read of some coffeegeeks who keep their… Continue reading

Tags: , , , ,

Mini Meetup – First Notes

Posted in Meetups, Tools on July 29th, 2007 by Colin Loh

KS came over this morning. I introduced Anita to him, and after checking out the way she looks, KS is just so eager to try her out. His girlfriend, Dawn is perfectly fine about it. Hey, I don’t mind as long as I know Anita is in good hands.

Anita looks so fine, except she had all these spritzes around her body, thanks to me and my inconsistent dosing and tamping… Continue reading


Meetup at Highlander Coffee

Posted in Meetups on June 23rd, 2007 by Colin Loh

This CGSG meetup was organised by Melvin at Highlander Coffee today at 11 am. I went late, and Adrian was already there, having finished his first Latte, which he remarked Ray the barista had made quite a nice rosetta on. Having tried the doppios the first time round, I decided on a cafe mocha. Not as sweet as Starbuck’s, but definitely more milky. My 2nd drink was a cappuccino, a… Continue reading


Mini Meetup at KS

Posted in Meetups on June 17th, 2007 by Colin Loh

I had a mini meetup at Kai Seng’s yesterday. When asked pointblank why he shouldn’t be hosting the next meetup, he replied that his place was too small. Oh PUH-LEEZE! All that concerns the CGSG in me is the company and the coffee. Of course, the only other major factor would be GOOD coffee. And Kai Seng’s HX machine is way better than my Gaggia, which I subjected many of… Continue reading