Monday, May 14, 2012

Nylon Coffee Roasters

Nylon Coffee Roasters is the latest kid on the coffee-block, opened by former partners of Papa Palheta / Loysel's Toy, Dennis Tang & Lee Jia Min. I've known this couple for a long time ever since my school days when I used to visit Papa Palheta and Loysel's, and they are always very passionate about serving only good coffee. Nylon Coffee Roasters is located at a small HDB shophouse at block 4 Everton Park, and is really non-descript, a small area to sit, the majority of the shop being the roastery. The opening hours are from 8.30 to 5.30 on weekdays, and up to 6 on weekends. 

They currently only have one blend available, the El Primero blend (First blend), and I ordered an espresso and a 50z milk drink (they don't do cappuccinos or lattes etc, it's just the amount of milk in the drink). Their blend is a mixture of Peru and Brazil, and upon further enquiries, I discovered that they source the brazil beans farm-direct, i.e. cultivating a relationship with the farm. That is the best way to go in my opinion, since it reduces costs tremendously and you can always ensure that the quality is there if you have relations with a good farm.

The espresso from Nylon Coffee Roasters was simply excellent, outstanding. One of the best in Singapore, I dare say. It had some toffee flavours, a candy-like sweetness, some fruitiness, and some dark chocolate at the back of the palate especially in the aftertaste, a very long finish. In fact, I believe even after 10 minutes, the long dark chocolate aftertaste was still there, even when the candy had long gone. Excellent espresso. (8.5/10) 

With milk, the coffee still retained some interesting flavours - quite chocolatey with that dark chocolate flavour, and still with some toffee notes. In my opinion, the blend is probably more suited to the espresso, but the milk was still good. (8/10)

Go visit Nylon Coffee Roasters soon, give Dennis & Jia min your support. Cheers! 

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