The Coffee Academics – You Won’t Need To Go Hong Kong Now

With The Coffee Academics calling Scotts Square their permanent home now, we decided to go down to give it a try. I had been to TCA in Hong Kong and was left fairly disappointed so I was hoping the Singapore’s outlet might fare better

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Went early for brunch and was lucky to meet with no crowd

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Hand brew bar

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The bartender who was showcasing the Chemex brewing method. Actually he was brewing my coffee and since I was just sitting next to him, I conveniently took a photo of him. ha

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Blue Mountain Wallenford Estate $14

I was contemplating whether to be boring and be adventurous. So the friend egged me on to try their hand brew coffee. Just cos the Blue Mountain has a description that went something like tea-like aroma, tastes of berry and chocolate with a clean finish and I thought it sounds the most captivating. And I took their recommendation of choosing the Chemex brewing for a clean, full-bodied flavour with low in bitterness level. Even though the price is a little steep for coffee, but I think it’s worth it. It is for the first time I really enjoyed hand brew coffee. The taste of the coffee was just a touch of acidic with sweet notes and a very clean finish. If you close your eyes, you probably can’t tell you are drinking black coffee. I honestly enjoyed every sip of it

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Babyccino $6

A non-caffeinated cappuccino topped with marshmallow and chocolate powder, which is actually just steamed milk and marshmallows

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Academics Breakfast $25

Hand pulled pork belly bacon, cumberland sausage, baked beans, toast & eggs

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The toast was really good and the eggs creamy and milky. The beans were rich with tomatoes flavours which I thought was a pretty decent bowl of simple baked beans

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Academic Pancake Tower $19

with berry sorbet and whipped cream

I think the pancakes were a surprise. One might thought such thick pancakes might seem like a challenge to cook but they nailed it perfectly. They were thick, fluffy and thoroughly cooked. Alongside a creamy whipped cream and maple syrup or a little citrusy berry sorbet, it was satisfying

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I am glad The Coffee Academics won me in every way, and even happier I can erase the bad memories about the Hong Kong’s outlet. It is also cheaper for a flat white here as compared to the Hong Kong’s store. TCA has a good range of coffee to choose from, with the usual latte to hand brew and even special espresso-based coffee like latte with Okinawa dark brown sugar or raw agave nectar and black pepper. You are definitely spoilt for choices here and also makes a good motivation to go back again

The Coffee Academics

6 Scotts Road, Scotts Square

Level 2, S(228209)

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