Opened within the new Fairprice Xtra at VivoCity, Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee offers more than just a cup of takeaway coffee.

Here, you can choose your preferred green coffee beans, roasting degree (Filter, Omni, Espresso) and collect the roasted coffee beans within 20 minutes on the spot.

This is Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee’s second outlet in Singapore, the first at Queenstown which started off as a coffee beans wholesaler and later transformed into a cafe in 2014.

With more than 20 different origins of specialty coffee from Africa, Asia and America, our homegrown local coffee roastery supplies their beans to various F&B brands in Singapore.

At Fairprice Xtra in VivoCity, Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee can be found at the cafe section in the premise.

The espresso-based drinks include Long Black ($4.90), Piccolo Latte ($4.90), Cappuccino ($5.40), Latte ($5.40), Flat White ($5.40) and Mocha Latte ($5.90).

Add-ons are available: Espresso shot ($1.25), ice ($0.55) and oat milk ($1.10).

Using a 2 beans-blend of 50% Columbia and 50% Guatemala roasted in house, the 6oz drink is prepared in a 8oz takeaway cup, unless you are one of the four lucky diners who will get the ceramics cup at the counter seats.

Smooth, full-bodied with a chocolate finish, my cup of Flat White ($5.40) has a dark roast which gives me all the caffeine I need.

I spoke to Juliana, co-founder of Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee and also one of the three Q-graders (coffee industry’s most recognised and coveted certification system). She explained (with lots of technical jargons) that there are 1.5 times more coffee beans than a usual cup.

So basically, the coffee they served is stronger than usual.

Cold brew is also available in 3 different flavours: Black ($7.50), Pollen White ($7.50) and Mocha ($8).

Served in 330ml glass bottles, the technique they used for the cold brew here only requires 1 hour of steeping instead of the usual 12 hours or more.

Using the same 2 beans- blend of 50% Columbia and 50% Guatemala but with a darker roasting technique, honey is added to the milk in the Pollen White ($7.50) for the sweetness.

Filter coffee ($7.50) is also available using the V60 pourover technique.

Using single origin coffee beans, the selection is will change from time to time based on their supply.

The highlight of this outlet is the option to roast your own beans and collect it on the spot.

Choose from a selection of green coffee beans (India, Myanmar, Brazil, Ethiopia, Guatemala) from the shelf and send it to the Stronghold S7 Pro Roaster to get the beans roasted immediately.

Everything is computerised with controlled temperature with minimal emission unlike traditional gas roasters.

Moving forward from a traditional coffee roaster concept to a coffee specialty bar with a roaster that uses technology, Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee took a step forward and continue to educate consumers on artisanal coffee.

I heard that they will be serving Kombucha in the future and looked forward to this new addition on their menu.

Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee
VivoCity 1 Harbourfront Walk, #B2-23, Singapore 098585 (within Fairprice Xtra)
Opening Hours: 8am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)
https://www.facebook.com/tionghoesc/

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* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.

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