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What Makes a Custom Blend: The Meating Place

Some of our wholesale family brew with a CMCR Custom Blend at their restaurant or cafe, we thought you might want to know a little more about how they chose their blend, and what coffee means to their business! 

- Here we caught up with Jerome Lim, chef and owner of The Meating Place.



Why did you venture into restaurant business? Can you tell me a short story about this?

As Virginia Woolf says it :"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one had not dined well." 

Personally, I have seen how the power of food can make people happy. I mean I get a lot of joy out of cooking for others :) . I ventured into the food business because I felt a strong sense of belonging and contentment whenever I cooked. And to have customers dined well in my restaurant is like filling up the soul of one to empower them to think well, love well and to sleep well. 

How important is the role of coffee into your business and into your life?

A restaurant isn't just about the food, it is a culmination of different aspects offered by the restaurant that makes it a truly fulfilling and enjoyable experience. I think the role of coffee is equally as important, whether someone likes a nice cup of coffee to start or end their meal. 

What, where or when is your unforgettable coffee experience?

- Manchester Press (Ona Coffee), - Higher Ground Melbourne (Square One Coffee),- Brothers Baba Budan (Seven Seeds Coffee). 
These coffeeshops has left a lasting memory which makes me crave for a good cup of coffee. 

What do you think about the coffee scene here in Singapore?

It's vibrant and growing. But nothing like the good coffee capitals, sometimes it's not just only about how good baristas' can make the coffee, its also about the interaction with the customers, and only when we can truly embrace that, our coffees will taste extra good. 

How and why did you choose the current blend for Meating Place?

Lucky and May were the people behind the current Meating Blend that is exclusive to Meating Place. I guess it was a matter of luck that when I told May and Lucky about the custom blend I wanted for Meating Place, they understood me and it took us only 1 tasting before we knew we wanted the Meating Blend they have crafted for us.

The Meating Place Blend has tropical acidity with a medium body and smooth finish. 

Operating Hours: 

Monday to Friday: 9am-5pm (Coffee);

11:30-2:30pm (lunch);

6:00-9:00pm (dinner)

Saturday: 6:00-9:00pm (dinner)

Sunday: Closed 

T: 8338 2918




7 Fraser Street, #01-27 Duo Galleria, 189365