Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The Coffee Academics @ Scotts Square, Singapore

The Coffee Academics opened its first full-fledged outpost outside Hong Kong this month, launching a 'sensory playground' in Singapore's Scotts Square mall. It's a sprawling cafe with multiple 'stations' including an espresso bar, tea bar & brew bar. Intriguing beverages include a latte laced with raw agave nectar & sprinkled with black pepper ($7.50; raise the cup to your nose; you'll smell the pepper before tasting it, furnishing a curious moment). Try the hand-crafted coffee too; served in a wine glass, the medium-roast Kenyan caracoli bean house blend ($14 for ice drip) fulfils its pledge of bitter-sweet complexities.

The food is enticing, engaging & enjoyable as well - creamy scrambled eggs on sourdough toast are enhanced with a hearty infusion of fleshy crayfish, caviar & beurre noisette butter sauce ($23). We also like the grilled beef taco, brimming with pinkish cuts of juicy meat, bolstered by heaps of guacamole, mozzarella, tomato salsa, sour cream & jalapeno on a soft tortilla ($19).

The Coffee Academics Singapore
Level 2, Scotts Square, Scotts Road, Singapore. Daily, 9am-9pm

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14 comments:

  1. Beautiful presentations, Sean! I know that noisette is hazelnut. I love hazelnut cream coffee! :)

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    1. Linda: i love pretty much hazelnut anything ... and almonds and cashews and pecans, haha :D

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  2. I'll take the wine.. over coffee! :P

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    1. Ciki: heheh, usually i would concur! :)

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    1. Restoran: definitely agree! :)

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  4. Wowwwww!!!! The name makes it sound so intellectual. At first I thought this would be a school for baristas...or uni grads going into this line and opening up their own coffee place. Some do that, follow their dream despite having got their academic degree.

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    1. Suituapui: yeah, i like the name - and it does signal that they're serious about coffee! yep, a lot of young ones are now launching their own cafes :)

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  5. Great idea to serve the hand brew in a wine glass. I've often thought the complexities of specialty coffee are similar to that of wine. I can imagine pairing different beans with food - much like a wine paired dinner, but with coffee instead.

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    1. The Yum List: we share very similar sentiments ... some baristas tell me that it'd be very tricky to do a full-fledged coffee-pairing dinner, but i hope that someone in KL tries someday :)

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  6. Very nice, another cafe that we can visit in sg next time, hehe.

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    1. CK: heheh, yeah, i think you might have fun at The Coffee Academics :D

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  7. Wow, this coffee place is a lot classier than the ones we have here...down to it being served in a wine glass! :D Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to you, Sean and all at eatdrinkkl :)

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    1. Contact.ewew: yeah, there's a polished sheen to this place! :) thank you! i hope you and your family have a safe and very pleasant week too :)

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