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Singapore AeroPress Championships 2017

Posted by Stella Cochrane on

What a weekend!

This year we we decided we wanted something bigger and better for the Singapore AeroPress Champs so we took it to Singapore Coffee Festival 2017.

Singapore AeroPress Champion 2017

Thirty-six contestants battled it out over nine rounds but only one could be the winner.

Singapore AeroPress Championships 2017

It was great to see so many home brewers stepping up this year with Jia Hao Koh making it through to the final along with Christian Alvarez of Jimmy Monkey and Jerald Teng of Nook & Cranny.

Singapore AeroPress Championships 2017

Our judges panel of coffee legends comprised of Marian Aguila of Cata Coffee, Terrance Tan of Santino Coffee Specialist, Siraj Salim of Dutch Colony Coffee Company, who also happens to the reigning Singapore AeroPress Champ, and head judge, Lisa Matthews of Leo & Lisa's Organic Coffee Farm.

Singapore AeroPress Champion 2017

It was a tense moment when it came down to the final three with each judge taking careful sips of the coffees before making their final decision but in the end each judge choosing had their favourite, leaving it down to the head judge, Lisa Matthews, to make the final decision, and the winner was.....

Singapore AeroPress Champion 2017

Jerald Teng of Nook& Cranny! Congratulations again!

Singapore AeroPress Champion 2017

Our home brewer finalist, Jia Hao Koh, took second whilst Christian Alvarez of Jimmy Monkey walked away with bronze. Can't wait to hear what happens at the World Championships in Seoul later this year!

Thanks again to the Singapore Coffee Festival team, SPH, our sponsors Marco, Acaia & AeroPress who all made this event possible!

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CMCR x SCF

Posted by Stella Cochrane on

Last weekend saw Common Man Coffee Roasters attend the inaugural Singapore Coffee Festival at the F1 Pit Building. Overall the event was a great success with the mini Common Man cafe selling over 1,500 coffees alongside our signature Turkish Common Man breakfast and fluffy pancakes. 

We also had an overwhelming response to our Lab classes which sold out every day over the weekend. Over 700 people attended to learn about the fundamentals of being a barista and giving some latte art a go. We also had informative talks from Five Senses' Director of Coffee Jacob Ibarra, not to mention an amazing talk from Leo Purba and Lisa Lyles owners of the Tiga Raja Mill and Lisa and Leo's Organic Coffee in Northern Sumatra. Their talk gave a detailed insight into coffee at it's origin, from planting, processing and packing. 

We would like to give a huge thank you to all of you who braved the rain and queues to make this such a great event and if you didn't make it, we hope to see next year! 

For any further information on our Academy classes please see the 'Academy' tab of the website or email training@cmcroasters.com.

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