We have a look at among the highlights of the latest Singapore Roaster Discussion board, from espresso bar takeovers and cupping tables, to panel discussions with business consultants.
BY VASILEIA FANARIOTI
SENIOR ONLINE CORRESPONDENT
Images courtesy of Singapore Coffee Collective
Singapore could also be a small island, however in terms of specialty espresso, it packs a mighty punch. This was evident in the course of the second Singapore Roaster Forum; held on the primary weekend of October 2022, the discussion board introduced collectively among the greatest native and worldwide expertise within the espresso business. Halted for 2 years because of COVID-19, the extremely anticipated occasion lastly happened, and it didn’t disappoint.
The discussion board, which organizers describe as an open platform for espresso professionals to share and alternate data, noticed a wide range of panel discussions, espresso bar takeovers, and low tastings. There have been additionally visitor appearances from among the largest names in espresso. At present we’ll check out among the highlights from this occasion, certain to be an annual staple on the Singaporean espresso calendar.
Highlights from the Singapore Roaster Discussion board
Among the many foremost highlights of the occasion have been the bar takeovers by Matt Winton, 2021 World Brewers Cup Champion, and Sierra Yeo, 2022 UK Brewers Cup Champion. These two proficient espresso professionals manned the bars at Dough and Glyph Supply Co., and handled friends to wonderful espresso creations. Different memorable moments included competitors coffees being served by Yessylia Violin, the 2022 Indonesian Barista Champion, and Mikael Jasin, the 2019 and 2020 Indonesian Barista Champion 2019/2020, at The Community Coffee, in addition to their impromptu visitor shifts at Dough.
There have been panel discussions aplenty on the Singapore Roaster Discussion board, with matters starting from cupping and processing methodologies, to roasting approaches and entrepreneurship within the espresso business. Hee Wei, 2022 Singapore Barista Champion, shared his journey to the World Championships, whereas Matt Winton gave insights on sourcing espresso beans for small roasteries. Mikael Jasin additional spoke about completely different processing methodologies used to realize larger cupping scores and costs for espresso beans. Skilled roasters weighed in on pattern versus manufacturing roasting. Moreover, a panel of ladies entrepreneurs shared their experiences within the espresso business.
The espresso cupping desk on the Singapore Roaster Discussion board featured a big number of coffees from throughout Asia, together with some Vietnamese specialty coffees introduced by Will Frith and Kel Norman of Building Coffee.
So You Suppose You Can Brew?
The weekend ended with the first-ever So You Suppose You Can Brew? dwelling brewers’ brewdown at The Community Coffee. The competitors noticed 18 finalists compete in a sequence of challenges, with every spherical that includes a thriller espresso to calibrate with the objective of presenting one of the best brew to the judges inside quarter-hour.
Shining a highlight on the house brewers was a good way to encourage espresso fanatics of all ranges to become involved within the business. We’re assured that this gained’t be the final time we see such an occasion on the Singapore Roaster Discussion board.
All in all, the weekend was a convincing success, giving espresso lovers an opportunity to fulfill and mingle with among the greatest within the enterprise, be taught extra about espresso, and luxuriate in some actually glorious cups of joe. We are able to’t wait to see what subsequent yr’s occasion has in retailer!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Vasileia Fanarioti (she/her) is a senior on-line correspondent for Barista Magazine, and a contract copywriter and editor with a major focus on the coffee niche. She has additionally been a volunteer copywriter for the I’M NOT A BARISTA NPO, offering content material to assist educate folks about baristas and their work. You’ll be able to comply with her adventures at thewanderingbean.net.