Fresh off the Singapore National Barista Championship held in late January, comes Cafe Asia – Southeast Asia's biggest coffee and tea exposition. This event brings together the coffee and tea communities, and the likeminded folk within the hospitality industry. It was sight to behold with all the various high end and innovative equipment on show.
Café Asia was also host to two main events for the Singapore Coffee Community, the Singapore Latte Art Competition and the inaugural Singapore Brewers Cup.
Even through it was the very first ever Brewers Cup, the level of competition and quality of coffee on show was impressive to say the least. Not only was there a variety of ninety plus coffee and brew devices on showcase, but the each competitor brought with them a very professional presence with a touch of their own individualistic flair. Andrea Tan from A.R.C Coffee blew us away with a brilliant performance belying her young age with a very tasty coffee to boot.
Our very own Lucky Salvador brought his A-Game to the table as he used a Kalita Wave, running the a natural processed La Pastora, Costa Rica from Mainor Esquival's mill. Lucky created an amazing cup which packed a punch, with a very polished and personable performance which helped him claim 3rd place in the Brewer's Cup.
In the Latte Art Competition, Jervis Tan of Kinsmen Coffee came out tops with his clean lines and symmetry; with a signature pour of a peacock comprising of all latte art techniques on show. Credit goes out to Nijo Neo from Common Man Coffee for giving his all in what was a very skilled group of competitors in the 1st round.
We would like to again send out our congratulations to the winners, Andrea Tan of A.R.C Coffee (Singapore Brewers Cup) and Jervis Tan of Kinsmen Coffee (Singapore Latte Art Championship) the best of luck at the World Championships held later in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Singapore Brewers Cup
1st: Andrea Tan from A.R.C Coffee
2nd: Hidayat from Gentleman's Coffee
3rd: Lucky Salvador from Common Man Coffee Roasters
Singapore Latte Art Competition
1st: Jervis Tan from Kinsmen Coffee
2nd: Joefel Manlod from House of Robert Timm's
3rd: Shyan Wei from A.R.C Coffee