Nylon Coffee Singapore

Nylon Coffee Singapore

On a sunny afternoon of December 2015, a cup of coffee Santa Petrona – El Salvador to be the answer to a curiosity that stuck since August. This is the first time I drank Nylon coffee directly in its place. By the time 15 minutes before they close, slowly my coffee had shot inhaled the scent of flowers, the taste is very light, with medium acidity and bitterness are vague and quickly disappeared after crossing the throat.

built since May 2012, its presence in the residential area of Everton Park is a haven for the true coffee drinkers. Occupying a space that is far from the extensive word for a coffee shop, the concept of coffee in different impressed Nylon Coffee where a long table where guests sipped become favorite coffee while standing. Although the number of seats is not much, but customers always meet this place. The main magnet is not only the friendliness of the owner of Jia Min Lee and Dennis Tang but also special coffee beans they provide.

That afternoon, they greeted me with a friendly and give it time to talk for a moment. Nothing is more fun when I find both very humble view themselves as beginners in this field. When I asked about whether they are open to the public roasting classes, Jia Min replied, “Our starters of roasting coffee, there is still much to learn, it seems we do not deserve to teach others”.

Inside, space is decidedly simple and uncluttered. Patrons are greeted by the sight of the coffee bar and baristas as they enter and usually proceed to the central long, high communal table once they have made their order. The subtle-toned interior, often suffused with natural light thanks to the glass-paneled façade, offers a casual, open, and warm coffee-drinking environment.

Several days a week, customers can also watch either Dennis or Lee roasting their coffees in the adjoining roastery. In their roasting room (cleverly dubbed ‘The Maillard Project”), the pair meticulously aims to preserve the natural characteristics of the beans they source, while developing their roasts enough to maintain balance and sweetness in the cup. Their production roasts are carried out on a restored Probat L5 Roaster, which was sourced from Germany. Also, the present is a small Quest M3 Roaster from Taiwan, which they use for their sample roasting.

Nylon Coffee Roasters

Nylon Coffee Roasters

At the coffee bar sits a restored two-group La Marzocco GS/2, which the couple found in Seattle, Washington, and had further refurbished in Hong Kong by vintage espresso machine restoration legend, Paul Pratt. Alongside this classic machine, two Mazzer Kony handle grinding for espresso—with one housing their Four Chairs Seasonal Espresso Blend, and the other either their single origin offering or guest espresso.

 

Filter coffees are ground on a Mahlkönig EK43, and prepared with Kalita Wave Drippers, AeroPresses, or Clever Coffee Drippers, depending on the method deemed best for a particular coffee. Nylon Coffee prides itself on its filter bar, believing that it showcases the ease at which coffee drinkers can brew similarly tasty cups at home using the same brewing methods.

Inside Nylon Coffee

Inside Nylon Coffee

The concept of the ‘Black and White’ coffee menu offered at Nylon Coffee Roasters can be credited to 2009 World Barista Champion Gwilym Davies. Milk-based ‘white’ coffees are served according to cup sizes (3 oz., 5 oz., and 7 oz.), rather than the usual designations found elsewhere, such as ‘cappuccino’, ‘latte’, and ‘flat white’. The couple found that there were too many variations in the presentations of such beverages and that they could better manage customers’ expectations based on specific espresso to milk ratios.

Nylon Coffee obtaining coffee beans directly by traveling to meet the farmers in Ethiopia, Kenya, El Salvador, to Brazil and Guatemala. To get the desired taste is the best coffee beans in the roasting by themselves. The result undisputedly, fresh coffee at any time are always presented in this place.

A single origin for coffee filter medium is present in the profile. Jia Min said they never change the roasting profile, customers follow their products. As for espresso, they have a house blend dubbed Four Chair – a combination of single origin choices.

The menu offered Nylon is also very simple, black and white coffee. Black Coffee consists of espresso, long black and filter brew. If you find a coffee shop usually include a menu with cappuccino or latte, Nylon White Coffee offers a menu with a selection of coffee and milk composition to suit your preferences.

Outside Nylon Coffee

Outside Nylon Coffee

15 minutes I was gone unnoticed. Jia Min and two assistants preparing to close the shop. 15 minutes of the best on that day, where I can talk with two people who are very inspiring, in between sips of coffee with a flavor that I still remember to this day.

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