For a business to turn 3 doesn’t really seem like a big deal, but for any F&B business to get to this landmark might be regarded as pleasantly admirable. In light of the competitive F&B landscape of Singapore, as well as the ever growing scene of cafes and coffee roasters on the island, we take heart that we are continuing to serve many with the delicious coffees that we roll out from our little roasting machine in the shop. Looking back at some of the major milestones, eg. connecting with our very first direct farm relationship with the good folks of Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza of Brazil in our 1st few months of operation, expanding our direct sourcing to include Colombia and the expansion of our retail and roasting space in year two, we feel like we have come an incredibly long journey. Coming up to three, we will continue to push ourselves both in the realms of sourcing and roasting as well as brewing.
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Earlier this year, we headed to the region of Huehuetenango in Guatemala hoping to get our hands on some excellent tasting coffees from this country. Things are moving a little slower than what was planned due to the later harvest in this country compared to its Central American neighbours who have mostly completely their harvests by the end of February/early March. We will definitely keep you posted in time to come.
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Last year, we also started to tweak our approach to roasting to incorporate some new ideas and experiments that we have been discussing for a while. Some of you who dropped by to buy coffees will probably have heard us explaining that you can also try to pull shots using our coffees showcased for filters and vice versa. This is a reflection of how we grew in our role as roasters. We found that roasts that are too light might result in coffees tasting under-developed, lacking flavours and sweetness. We have come to understand our roasting machine better and we feel more confident of roasting in a way that nicely develop the coffees without adding any unpleasant roast character but still light enough to preserve the subtle nuances of that coffee. That said, we are still differentiating our retail bags as black and white based on what we feel our customers might enjoy better as an espresso-based coffee or filter coffee.
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Since 2014, a few members of our team have also started to participate in competitions, throwdowns and also judging, to continuously keep ourselves abreast of the skills and knowledge. We are firm believers that competitions pushes innovation and brings out creativity,. These experiences allow us to serve you better, not only in terms of the coffee, but equally important, the overall experience that you will have in Nylon. We also feel strongly that we need to contribute to the specialty coffee industry as a whole by being part of it.
As part of our 3rd anniversary, we have planned a couple of events starting off with our usual annual big celebration on 1 May 2015. We want to continue our efforts that we have started with charity: water since Year 1, which have shown us that every little effort will make a difference to the community of Kimbamba in Rwanda. We did even better in Year 2, but we know it doesn’t end there. Few days ago, the world witness another tragic disaster when a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal and the people need our help now. This Friday, we will serve coffee FREE from 9am - 6pm! In return, we humbly ask for your support towards our cause. On top of your kind donations, we have lined up a limited run of tees and tote bags* for sale to help raise even more funds for those in need. This is the 1st merchandise run that we have done in our short history but we promise that you will not be disappointed.
Mark your dates and we’ll see you down on 1 May 2015!
*All profits from the sale of tees & totes will go towards the fund.