Sunday, 30 June 2013

Liberty Coffee – Unmasking the Mystery [CAFE CLOSED - FOCUS ON ROASTER]

Liberty Coffee
Artisan Coffee Roaster
37 Mactaggart Road
#06-01
Singapore 218409

Tel: 6392 2903
Website: http://www.libertycoffee.sg/ (but Still Brewing)





Liberty Coffee / Liberty Cafe is a well-known establishment for the coffee lovers in Singapore. However, when you ask the coffee lovers if they had been to the Liberty Café, not many people will raise their hands and said YUP, been there.

Liberty Cafe is notoriously hard to catch, not because they move from place to place, however it is due to their business concept. Liberty Coffee's main business is wholesaler and retailer of artisan roasted coffee beans. Therefore, they only open the café once a month to the public to try out their coffee and sometimes served freshly baked cakes by the co-founder / coffee partners. This is also the reason this place is awarded Best (and most frustrating) Guerilla Cafe for Alternative Food Awards by 8 Days magazine in 2012 and Singapore best kept secret (underground spots) by is.asia-city.com.

So if you want to keep abreast on their next opening date, “like” their facebook page.


During their open café in May 2013 (yes, this is a overdue review as chubby botak koala try to clear his back log of reviews), I was lucky to be at the right place and the right time to stop by to have a quick caffeine fix. It open on Friday, so it was not as pack as on the weekend opening.



The most renowned brand from Liberty coffee is their Speakeasy Espresso blend, normally use in their espresso base coffee. Using GS2 La Marzocco machine, they deliver a latte that is smooth, creamy, with robust coffee taste.

GS2 La Marzocco Coffee Machine

Latte

For the cake, I tried the Gula Melaka Cake and Lemon Poppy Cake. The Gula Melaka Cake has a light and moist texture, with complimenting gula melaka taste, not too overpowering. The Lemon Poppy Cake has a smooth and nice balance of flavour. Both cakes are easy on the palate.

Gula Melaka Cake -1 

Gula Melaka Cake -2
Lemon Poppy Cake - 1 
Lemon Poppy Cake - 2






























Although the place is quite small, you will get the warm welcome feeling when you are there. However, as the patrons keep coming through the door, you will feel uneasy if you stay too long to finish your cuppa as other coffee lovers 'aiming' at your seat.

Overall, it was a wonderful experience. I am not sure when I will be back to for their public openings, however I'll drop by shortly to get the Speakeasy coffee beans for my daily cuppa. Cheers!!

Note: You can also enjoy Liberty Coffee – Speakeasy Espresso Blend at PatisserieG in Millenia Walk. Check out their review here. http://www.chubbybotakkoala.com/2013/04/patisserie-g-patisserie-with-g-spot.html

Food & Drink: 8.5/10
Value: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 7/10.

Liberty Coffee – Liberty Cafe
131 Rangoon Road
Singapore 218409

Tel: 6392 2903
Website: http://www.libertycoffee.sg/ (but Still Brewing)
Op Hours:
Once a month (check out their FB page for announcement)

To purchase their beans / coffee tasting bar, give them a call for appointment

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