Happening Events!

Homes to Life Coffee Appreciation December 27 2015

The last private session of coffee appreciation was held in conjunction with HomestoLife Singapore (HTL). We invited a small group of guests and held a simple round session to share and explore together on the similar passion of coffee Singapore. 

Our gentlemen were all smiles and ready to brew some coffee and have some good exchange with the guests on coffee brewing and roasting. We are always ever-learning and growing to increase our knowledge about coffee. In such a small and warm setting, thanks to HomesToLife we had the best atmosphere and location to enjoy the afternoon.

Of course apart from mingling and networking with one another, we wanted to get the guest to have some "edufun". We have beans which we are the coffee roasters ourselves, we got the guests to mix and create their perfect blend of coffee. We were happy to see the smiles on everyone's faces as they have accomplished their own signature blends at the end of the session.

Wrapping up the day, each of guests went home with a bag of our Handlebar Expresso. Look forward to more of such events popping up near you and do follow us on our Facebook Page: Gentlemen's Coffee Company for Events updates or special announcement!


WELL DONE is always better than well said
— Benjamin Franklin

Have a cup of coffee on us.

Good-bye until next time. This is Z, Slgning off.

Cupping at Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia November 21 2015

On 16th November, our Gentlemen were at a cupping event held by the Trade Attache of the Embassy of the republic of Indonesia in Singapore in collaboration with Javanero Coffee and Solok Radjo Coffee and Singapore Coffee Association.

We had Vice Ambassador of Indonesia Ridwan Hasan to open the event. Other attendees and guests includes the chairman of the Singapore Coffee Association, Victor Mah, cafe owners, coffee roasters and traders in Singapore. The session started with a wholesome Indonesia Specialty Coffee presentation followed by a cupping session of Arabica beans where our Gentlemen comes into play. 

In Singapore, with a great dissemination of specialty coffee from Africa and Latin America this is an effort on their side to promote Indonesia coffee. During the coffee cupping session, everybody gets to observe the tastes and aromas of brewed coffee. 

The coffees which were cupped during that day were from Javanero West Java Pasundan in the province of West Java, Indonesia atop of Mount Tilu. The other plantation were from West Sumatra in Solok Highland.

Each type of coffee brings out a different notes and body even if they were from the same place. Thus showing the exquisite variance of the coffee beans. We had wet processed, honey processed and peaberry beans from Javanero and from Solok Radjo, we brought in dry hulling, semi wash wet hulling, honey processed and natural processed.

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It was a totally great session as we learn more and hear from the rep about the Solok Radjo Cooperative and the interest and sustainability of Solok Radjo Highland coffee farmers. We enjoyed ourselves much as well as we continue to open up the doors to possibilities and experiences.

A gentleman is one who puts more into the world that he takes out
— George Bernard Shaw

Have a cup of coffee on us.

Good-bye until next time. This is Z, Slgning off.

Coffee Appreciation at PricewaterhouseCoopers (5th Oct/19th Oct 2015) October 25 2015

We were pleased to organise another workshop in this month of October. In collaboration with Bicycle Barista Singapore, we worked up a storm in PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). We had a healthy group of 77 pax (in 2 sessions) and the gentlemen were showering our participants with more love and insight of coffee. We were happy to have Chris from Bicycle Barista as one of the speaker.

The session started with a sit-down introduction to "Home Roasting" and "choosing the right coffee". This is basically a compact introduction to the craft coffee roasting. After a demonstration of a roast cycle to show the key stages of roast development, basic chemistry and science involved with coffee roasting was shared as well. We wanted to give the participants an insight of the whole roasting process and how it affect the flavour at the end of the day.

And our speakers proceed with the topic on choosing the right coffee, it is meant as an educational guide for our participants the next time they are out purchasing coffee beans from the shelf. After consuming freshly roasted coffee from cafe or other outlets, we wanted to share the secret that everyone can have that at home too. Buying whole beans will allow them to have the full experience of the Coffee's oomph when it is freshly grounded but if it is not possible, then there is a need to understand how to best consume pre-ground coffee from the shelves. Look for key indicator such as roasted-on date, will ensure that we can fully enjoy the full flavour and richness of coffee within a specific period but cross that deadline and no matter what fancy packaging or technology it comes with nothing much can be done to stop that decline.

The facts, knowledge was shared in bite sized chunk for easy absorption and still delivered with confidence and posture, that is the mark of a true gentleman.  oomph!

Introducing one of our important accompaniment, the amazing Le nez Du Café Collection by Jean Lenoir, have once again proved its significant worth. Never failing to guide any amateur to be able to train and enrich the olfactory memory and to better learn to smell coffee.

Our participants today have the opportunity to partake in the "Tasting Coffee" segment. They are guided on basic tasting steps:

1. Smelling the aroma

2. Tasting coffee (which consist of evaluating acidity and body)

3. Evaluating the after taste of coffee (finish)

Each individual is briefed on finding the 3 main components in a truly good coffee: Sweetness, Balance Flavour. With each sip, a good balance of organic acids call for a pleasing mouthfeel that makes the cup lively and not bitter, flat or rough. On a whole, the intensity of good flavours adds up to deliciousness. 

Education begins the gentleman, but reading, good company and reflection must finish him
~ John Locke

Have a cup of coffee on us.

Good-bye until next time. This is Z, Slgning off.