I know nuts about coffee, which is why I signed up for a Coffee Appreciation Workshop by Revolution Coffee. This coffee joint is right in my neighbourhood and I had visited it before (not for the coffee, but for the pancakes). The workshop spanned about 2.5 hours and it was really very educational. I do not claim to be an expert, but I did learn something about the technique and brewing process behind a good cup of coffee.
The owner, Ajie, first showed us some of the ways which we can brew coffee at home without any professional equipment. There are a few factors which we need to take into consideration when brewing a cup of coffee like water to coffee ratio, water temperature, steeping time, etc.
We learnt a new technique for telling whether something is too hot to put into our mouth. It is hard to gauge temperature from our fingers as the skin there is thicker. Apparently, the inner part of our wrist is as sensitive as our tongue, so place your cup there to see if it is cool enough to drink.
We tried four different blends: Ethiopia, Brazil, Chang Mai and Columbia. My favourite one is the Brazil, which had a nutty taste to it.
After the workshop, we got to try some of the food there!
Corn Fritters. Crispy battered sweet corn fritters topped with homemade salsa of onions and tomatoes, served with side greens. Cannot get enough of that salsa!
Otak Omelette Wrap. Traditional grilled mackerel fish otak (spicy fish paste), omelette and sour cream wrap. One interesting dish!
Low Fat Chicken Satay Salad. Served with peanut satay sauce, ketupat (rice cubes), juicy sweet cherry tomatoes and mixed crunchy healthy greens dressed in fresh homemade orange vinaigrette.
Corned Beef Hash. Their take on the local favourite Malay dish bergedel (fried potato patties). Crispy breaded corned beef potato hash, served with sunny side up egg and side salad.
Macaroni & Cheese. Ultimate comfort food of baked macaroni and melted mix of cheddar and mozzarella topped with crunchy breadcrumbs.
Pancakes with Gula Melaka Butterscotch & Bananas. Winner of Burpples Best Pancakes & Waffles of 2013. Fluffy pancakes drizzled with their homemade Gula Melaka (palm sugar) butterscotch.
We each got a pack of Eastern Granola, which is granola in Asian flavours like Milo and Mango Salad, as well as a bottle of Revolution Coffee Cold Brew to take home with us. The cold brew is not on sale yet but will be available soon!
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