Coffee lovers can now look forward to a caffeine-filled weekend. 12 cafes and coffee roasters have gathered together to host the first Cafe Fest in Singapore. From 6 to 7 September, the waterfront promenade of Marina Bay Sands will be transformed into a pop up event with public seating for up to 600 people.
Created by TGLS (Tell Great Little Stories), an event and public relations company, the 2 day event aims to offer the best of the country's coffee scene to the public in 1 place. Some of the local favourites from around the island include Tiong Bahru Bakery, Common Man Coffee Roasters, Maison Ikkoku, Toby's Estate, Jimmy Monkey and The Providore.
In addition to the various styles of coffee brewed from specialty beans and lattes with artistic rosettas, there will be cafe food like cupcakes and croissants to accompany a cup of freshly made java. You can also enjoy demonstrations, tastings, workshops and live music from homegrown bands. Best of all, admission is FREE. You can also purchase a 2-day pass with a goodie bag and F&B discounts on food.
While a great cup of local coffee, black or thick with evaporated and condensed milk is readily available around Singapore, it is still difficult to find a proper cup of "Western" brew that is the right mix of espresso and frothed milk the likes of Sensory Labs or Hush Espresso in Australia. Hopefully Cafe Fest will move the Singapore coffee scene forward in that direction. For more information, check out the website.