If you have been to Hong Kong’s Central, you may have noticed the popular The Cupping Room along Cochrane Street, which is its flagship store located near Mid-levels.
The good news for coffee lovers: The Cupping Room Coffee Roasters has opened in Singapore at Takashimaya.
The Cupping Room in Hong Kong is known for its good coffee and Australian-inspired café brunch fare.
There are outlets at Sheung Wan (Queen’s Road Central), Wan Chai (Swatow Street) with a roastery at Po Hing Fong. I had been to both the Central and Wan Chai branches, and loved its offerings.
They serve up espresso-based drinks using their House Blend; though are also known for offering single origin coffee beans from Kenya, Ethiopia, Colombia, Peru, and Rwanda.
The Attaboy is the house blend using a special blend of beans from Ethiopia and Colombia, with chocolate, citrus and blackberry notes.
The coffee I had in Hong Kong was decent, reminded me of the good ones in Australia, though slightly on the acidic side.
Over in Singapore, available options are Espresso ($4), White ($5 for 4oz, $6 for 9oz), Iced White ($6.50), Mocha ($6.50), Iced Mocha ($7) and Single Origin Filter Coffee ($8).
I had the smaller cup of White, and thought that the acidity level could be on the stronger side for the Singapore palate. Perhaps next time I would order a larger cup or iced version with more milk to balance off.
There is a small selection of pastries and light bites offered such as Hazelnut Brownie ($5), Banana Bread ($5), Kouign Amann ($7) and Pain Au Chocolate ($6.50).
The Cupping Room Singapore
Unit #02-10A Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road, Singapore 238872
Opening Hours: 10am – 8pm (Mon – Sun)