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)

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Share Your Cupping Notes

Posted in cupping, Reviews on January 14th, 2010 by Colin Loh

One of the chief purposes of this blog was to write down my cupping notes for the coffees I’ve roasted (however somewhat limited they are to my lackluster ability and tastebuds to define the nuances of the tastes.)

And looking at my own notes, I’m always roasting the few same coffees, Ethiopian Sidamo, Yrgacheffe, Panama Gesha, and of course, who can forget the evergreen Brazil Formosa, and my favourite… Continue reading

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Americano Sans Crema Test

Posted in Notes, Pulls, Roasts, taste on July 8th, 2009 by Colin Loh

While I used to dismiss the americano as a watered down drink, I’ve grown to appreciate it much more after talking to fellow coffeegeek KS. It is much easier to discern the taste profile of the coffee if one is not used to the intenseness of an espresso. Of course, this intense taste profile comes only with freshness of the bean and quality of the barista and the machine preparing… Continue reading

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Espresso Sans Crema Test

Posted in Notes, Pulls, taste on July 8th, 2009 by Colin Loh

After reading James Hoffmann’s 1st video blog (well done, James!), I was prompted to do an espresso tasting session at 1 am, and I’ve done enough to give myself a caffeine high at this point. His last words were a shocker. I won’t give any spoilers. You have to watch the video.

The message is that he was also prompted to do… Continue reading

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Brazil Moreninha Formosa – Full City +

Posted in Pulls, Roasts, taste on July 6th, 2009 by Colin Loh

I apologize for the multiple posts of Brazil Moreninha Formosa, but I just can’t seem to get enough of it. This roast was done at a lower average temperature and for a shorter period.

From Eric’s Thermometer, the pour was started at 200 degrees and ended at 203 degrees. The temperatures are a bit on the hot side as the pour had a slight… Continue reading

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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

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45 Seconds of Sidamo

Posted in Pulls on October 30th, 2007 by Colin Loh

I pulled a 45 sec double ristretto of ecafe Shilcho Sidamo just now. It tastes so creamy I’m going for my third today. Together with the crema, it hits just under the 1 oz mark. Heavily speckled with dark chocolate bits, it had a very creamy mouthfeel. I can definitely get used to these ristretto shots. My first shot of the day was Kenya Gethumbwini, which I roasted 2 days… Continue reading

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