Preview: Strangers’ Reunion

Posted in barista, Cafe, championship, coffee, competition, espresso, Reviews, singapore, taste on March 28th, 2012 by Colin Loh
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Synonymous with winning the Singapore National Barista Championships in each of the 2 years he competed in – 2011 and 2012, as well as coming in Third Place in the World Latte Art Championships in 2011, Ryan Kieran Tan fulfills another one of his dreams by opening his own cafe in just half a year of planning for it.

At 37 Kampong Bahru Road… Continue reading

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Getting To Do What You Love

Posted in barista, Cafe, jimseven, News, singapore on April 12th, 2011 by Colin Loh

“Getting to do what you love…”

As far back as I can remember, I have been quite lucky and have always managed to turn my passion into a job. I’ve done this with comics and toys for 14 years. Now, I’ve elected to do the same with my other love, coffee. Walking away from a barista

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Singapore National Barista Championships 2011 Day 1 Highlights

Posted in barista, championship, competition, News, singapore, wbc, world on March 22nd, 2011 by Colin Loh

I wrote a first draft of a post I extremely liked until the wee hours of this morning, but I felt I was straying from the subject heading too much, therefore, although I feel it should justly be the highlight of this entire event, I shall address it last instead.

For those heading out to Singapore National Barista Championships, running alongside Tea & Coffee World Cup Asia today and… Continue reading

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Yet Another CuppaChoice Latte Art Throwdown

Posted in barista, competition, cupping on November 11th, 2010 by Colin Loh

CuppaChoice is organising another Latte Art Throwdown on Thursday, November 18 from 7:00pm to 9:30pm at their cafe. Entry fee for the competition will be $5 per person, with the final pot as the prize. Interested participants, please email Suhaimie. Knowing CuppaChoice, there’ll be some unorthodox weirdness thrown in for effect. From what I can remember, they’ve organized blindfolded latte art competitions… Continue reading

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Tuesday Night Throwdown At Oriole

Posted in competition on July 12th, 2010 by Colin Loh

Come and pit your latte art skills amongst cheap booze and fellow coffee compadres once again at Oriole’s now infamous Tuesday NIght Throwdown. (or you could just come for the cheap booze!)

5 Buckaroos per person
winner takes all + ultimate bragging rights!
other attractive prizes (wine, dining vouchers, e.t.c.)

knockout format. don’t be shy. all can play!

Ask your friends along! Remember: more participants = BIGGER… Continue reading

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The REAL Latte Art Challenge

Posted in barista, competition on June 5th, 2010 by Colin Loh

When I first heard that Nestlé is sponsoring the latte art competition, I was already wondering what magic new espresso machine they are going to pull out of their hat this time. Yes, Nestlé, as in Nespresso infamy. Someone actually leaked (untruthfully) that it was going to be a Nespresso machine that was going to do the espresso base for the cappuccinos. I smsed the rest of the CGSG group… Continue reading

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MITR PHOL Barista Challenge 2010

Posted in barista, competition on June 3rd, 2010 by Colin Loh

[This post has been updated with correct dates and times as of 3 June 2010]

CUPPACHOICE INTERNATIONAL PTE LTD has been given the honour and responsibility to organise and run a Barista Challenge on behalf of MITR PHOL THAILAND and MAXWILL (ASIA) PTE LTD, in conjunction with MITR PHOL SUGAR Trade Show 2010.

The Trade Show will be held from the 4th to 6th June and the Barista… Continue reading

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3rd CuppaChoice Barista Challenge at Ngee Ann City

Posted in barista, competition on May 11th, 2010 by Colin Loh

[Dates have been updated as of 3rd June 2010]

I was going to announce this event much earlier on, but I’m glad I was busy and couldn’t do so. After a few revisions from CuppaChoice, here’s their final draft. SNBC 2010 #3 Suhaimie, if there are any changes…. Please let me know.

CuppaChoice International is organising their #3 Barista Challenge @ Takashimaya Departmental

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Video – SNBC Finals – John Ting

Posted in championship, Video on March 1st, 2010 by Colin Loh

This is the video of John Ting’s (Oriole Cafe) performance during the SNBC 2010 Finals on 27 February 2010. John won 2nd Place in this year’s Singapore National Barista Championship.

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Video – SNBC Day 2 – John Ting

Posted in championship, Video on February 27th, 2010 by Colin Loh

Here’s a video of John’s performance at this year’s SNBC. Having participated in SNBC every year since 2007, John has been placed Runner Up in 2007, and Champion in 2008 and 2009. His latest WBC 2009 rank representing Singapore is #21. … Continue reading

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