Friday, June 22, 2012

Geisha Specialty Coffee

You must be thinking why the lions did not think of a quirky title for this blog post.... Well the lions felt that the coffee in there is complex that the blog post title has to be simple.... Anyways, Cute Cute stumbled upon Geisha Specialty Coffee last year when he was exploring Selegie area with Cuchi. From the outside, Geisha Specialty Coffee looks like one of those out of the mill coffee joints but ignore the settings and go in to experience a world of exotic coffee.

Not much to look at but on a closer look, Cute Cute noticed that Geisha Coffee carries a number of unique coffee making products like the French Press, filters, etc etc. But what amazed Cute Cute even more was the barista himself, Wang Tao. Both having a passion for coffee, Geisha Coffee is opened and run by Wang Tao and his wife Elsie. The coffee knowledge that Wang Tao possessed was very in depth and Cute Cute spent a lot of time learning what he can from the master.

Cuchi also noticed that the coffee beans he carries (and roast himself) are very unique. You can get Jamaican blue mountain and Elise Blue (from St Helena island when in season) from here!

Of course while the lions were there, they had to try the coffee. Cute Cute took a Yirgacheffe and Cuchi took a Kenya AA. Both coffees were smooth. The Yirgacheffe had a nice body to it couple with a tinge of acidity at the end. The Kenya AA was also another class of it own. A straight forward coffee that taste so good. Before this, the lions had tried a number of other single origin coffees like the Panama Geisha and Jamaican Blue Mountain, etc etc and they were all good. Wang Tao is a coffee connoisseur and he would recommend coffee according to your taste.
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Geisha also has their own blend for expresso and Wang Tao was kind enough to let Cute Cute have a taste of his blend. Slightly fruity, full bodied to give you a kick to start your day, Geisha Coffee blend is really a good blend to be used for an expresso or a milk base coffee. 

Geisha Coffee is really good place to learn more about coffee and to try some of the coffees that you would not find in your normal everyday coffee joints. In fact, Geisha can be the start of your coffee learning experience.

Here is our review for Geisha Specialty Coffee
Coffee quality: 9.0 pawprints out of 10
Ambience: 6.5 pawprints out of 10

Specials that you should try: The coffee, the coffee knowledge from Wang Tao

For those who are interested in going there, here is the address:
Geisha Specialty Coffee
175 Bencoolen Street
#01-55, Burlington Square
Singapore 189649

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