Another coffee place has opened at International Plaza Tanjong Pagar.
Nexus Coffee is the CBD outpost for Community Coffee Bar located at Far East Plaza.
Coffees served at both cafes are roasted themselves in small batches, to highlight the qualities that are unique to each coffee’s varietal, processing method and origin.
Nexus can be slightly hard to find. I first assumed it would be INSIDE International Plaza, then I realised it was outside facing Tanjong Pagar Centre (3 units right of Old Chang Kee).
The name “Nexus” symbolises a place of connections, in which the owners envision it to be a space where good coffee and conversations converge.
Its teal-blue coloured interior was a draw, though this is primary a take-away kiosk with only 2 stools at the side if you need to rest your legs. I also found the space slightly warm to sit for long.
There are seasonal single origin coffees for both espresso and filter selections, which change every 2 to 3 weeks depending on the harvest season and availability.
They are currently featuring a washed Red Bourbon varietal from Finca El Tambor (Guatemala) for espresso-based drinks, which include White ($4.50, $5.50), Black ($4, $5), and Mocha ($5).
These options can be prepared Iced and/or with Oat Milk for an additional charge.
I had an Iced White ($5.50). While I enjoyed the bright citrus flavour, it wished it would be fuller-bodied and more robust.
Perhaps it was also because I was used to stronger types of coffee in the CBD, or there was proportionally too much ice.
On the filter menu, there are two coffee options of a washed Pacamara varietal from Los Pirineos (El Salvador); and a washed Heirloom varietal from Tore (Ethiopia).
These coffees are brewed with an Aeropress, to allow for consistent beverage preparation and reduction of wait times.
Other than coffee, there are also other beverages such as Matcha Latte – from The Matcha Project and Chai Latte (Hot $5, Iced $6).
Vibes are friendly here, and this should be a place you can strike up conversations with the baristas to find out more about coffee.
10 Anson Road, International Plaza #01-15 Singapore 079903
Opening hours: 7.30am – 4pm (Mon – Fri), Closed, Sat, Sun, PH