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Singapore Coffee Festival 2017 – 9 Things You Can Do With An $18 Ticket At This Seaside Event

Singapore Coffee Festival 2017


 Singapore Coffee Festival 2017 - Cover

Adapted from: @thisisinch, @weareindigoism,@nellielim, @joshuasimonxl, @thecoffeeacademicssg, @pureyogaofficial, @jeffqu, @dappercoffee

From keeping me focused during last-minute cram sessions to keeping me spry for social events, I owe a huge part of my functional existence to coffee. Unfortunately, due to my small budget, I can only afford the instant kind. That’s why the Singapore Coffee Festival 2017 is a must-go for me.

From only $18, you can sample a wide range of coffee blends and learn about what makes a good cup of morning joe. Besides caffeine stuff, there are also performances to enjoy, markets to visit and pics to ‘gram

Here’s what you can do at the Singapore Coffee Festival 2017.


1. Sample insta-worthy brews like Unicorn Tears and Coffee In A Cone 


Firstly, the main thing you should do at this festival; drink lots of coffee! Sample a myriad of blends from over 80 exhibitors; from Caffè Vergnano 1882’s espresso to Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee’s cold brew.  

 Singapore Coffee Festival 2017 - Coffee In A Cone

Image Credit: Singapore Coffee Festival

Light up your Insta feed with the Coffee In A Cone from The Coffee Academïcs. The cone’s inner layer is coated with four chocolate compounds, preventing the coffee from spilling out. 

 Singapore Coffee Festival 2017 - Unicorn Tears

Image Credit: @dappercoffee

Also recommended is the Unicorn Tears from Dapper Coffee. See the stars up close as you swirl this concoction. This lemon-tasting beverage is also free from caffeine, alcohol and gluten.

Non-coffee beverages, like HIC’s cold pressed juices and Boba Brew’s teas, are also available.


2. Hone your trading skills at Singapore’s largest Barter Market


 Singapore Coffee Festival 2017 - Barter Market

Image Credit: @weareindigoism

Travel back to the days before money became currency at Indigoism’s Barter Market. On Saturday, 5th August, trade goods and services with over 30 vendors; ranging from F&B, retail and art. Items sought by vendors are typically food, cigarettes, books and toys. 

If you don’t have these on you, you could offer services like massaging, singing or helping out at the event.

Keep an eye out for Indigoism’s page for the updated list of vendors and sought-after items.


3. Unlock exclusive cafe perks with your SCF Coffee card after the festival 


 Singapore Coffee Festival 2017 - SCF Card

Adapted from Singapore Coffee Festival

Get more bang for your buck with the SCF Coffee Card, given to all festival goers. Valid till the end of August, flash the card to enjoy exclusive discounts at more than 30 establishments like Antoinette (10% off total bill), Froth (20% off total bill) and Hyde & Co (10% off total bill).

View the full list of participating outlets here.


4. Witness coffee masters out-brew each other at the Singapore Aeropress Championship 2017


 Singapore Coffee Festival 2017 - Aeropress

Image Credit: Common Man Coffee Roasters

AeroPress machines work by steeping the coffee for 10 – 50 seconds and then forcing it through a filter, resulting in a concentrated but less acidic brew. This makes them an alternative for those who experience stomach discomfort when drinking regular coffee. As such, many baristas are learning how to master this machine in order to provide more options for customers. 

At the Singapore Aeropress Championship 2017 presented by Common Man Coffee Roasters, baristas will put these skills to the test with the winner being flown to Seoul to represent Singapore in the World Aeropress Championship 2017

Although sign-ups have ended, you can still come down to the Sunset Wharf on Friday, 4th August and uncover the secret to how winning brews are made.


5. Sign yourself up for fragrance-crafting and yoga workshops 


Singapore Coffee Festival 2017 - Fragrance

Image Credit: @nellielim

 Singapore Coffee Festival 2017 - Yoga

Image Credit: @pureyogaofficial

If you need a break from coffee, sign up for Oo La Lab’s fragrance-crafting workshop and other family-friendly activities. Sample over 20 fragrance notes and create your own unique perfume.

If you’re looking for something more calming, opt for the free hatha yoga class conducted by Pure Yoga and emerge with increased awareness and stability.


6. Learn more about what goes into your coffee at these workshops  


 Singapore Coffee Festival 2017 - Coffee Workshop

Image Credit: Singapore Coffee Festival

There are many layers behind a perfect cuppa. I’ve had moments when I can’t describe exactly why my morning coffee was delicious. This inability makes some people order the wrong type of coffee for them, which limits the range of flavours they can savour.

SCF has got you covered with a plethora of free coffee workshops, ranging from brewing, roasting and even how to take the perfect #cafehopping shot. So the next time you order coffee, you’ll truly know if you’re getting a good cup.

View the full schedule of workshops here. Reserve your places early as slots are limited.

Note that some workshops, like the Coffee Degustation Session, require an additional payment on top of the entry ticket.


7. Sit in at lounge talks and get insider tips from various industry experts


 Singapore Coffee Festival 2017 - Derek Chew

Hyde & Co Founder, Derek Chew (second from right). Adapted from: @hydeandco

Attend the lounge talks and learn that it’s never too late to follow your passion as panelists from Grab, Shopback and Boxgreen, and founders of cafes like Hyde & Co, Bettr Barista and Jewel Coffee, share how they made mid-career switches to start-up or barista life respectively.

 Singapore Coffee Festival 2017 - Joshua Simon

Joshua Simon. Image Credit: @joshuasimonxl

If you wanna know more about exotic coffee, head over to the Exotic Tastes talk and listen as Kiss 92’s Joshua Simon and other experts bring you through the process from planting to brewing.


8. Jam along to local music acts like iNCH, Lewis Loh and Ffion


 Singapore Coffee Festival 2017 - Inch Chua

iNCH. Image Credit: Singapore Coffee Festival

 Singapore Coffee Festival 2017 - Lewis Loh

Lewis Loh. Image Credit: @engchinan

 Singapore Coffee Festival 2017 - Ffion

Ffion. Image Credit: Singapore Coffee Festival

From 5 – 6th August, drop by Sunset Wharf for live performances from local acts like iNCH, Lewis Loh and Ffion. Be mesmerised by their vocals as you sip coffee by the evening sea.


9. Engage with writers and artists at SWF POP 


 Singapore Coffee Festival 2017 - Khaleesi

Image Credit: @ma_aris

 Singapore Coffee Festival 2017 - Mario

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In line with this year’s theme, “espresso’self”, many artists will incorporate coffee into their acts such as Singapore Writers Festival’s SWF POP which will have artists competing to create coffee-based art. Join in the fun as your prompts will determine the outcome of the artworks.


Calling all java junkies to the Singapore Coffee Festival 2017


 Singapore Coffee Festival 2017 - SCF

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The Singapore Coffee Festival 2017 will be docking in at The Marina Bay Cruise Centre from 4th – 6th August 2017. Back for a second round, this year’s festival will see over 100 exhibitors. For a more enjoyable experience with reduced crowds, the event will be split into two sessions daily; Brunch from 10am to 3.30pm and Sundown from 4.30pm to 10pm.  

 Singapore Coffee Festival 2017 - Latte Art

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In addition to the SCF Coffee Card, ticket holders are entitled to 2 snacks or drinks from over 30 participating outlets at the festival, and will receive a goodie bag containing a 56-page festival guide, a bottle of water from DBS, and a special token. 

Bonus: TSL readers, enjoy the discounted price of $18 (usual price $22) for your tickets with the promo code “SCF17XTSL”!


Get your Singapore Coffee Festival 2017 tickets here!


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