(The Tiny Roaster had since shifted to a new space at Blk 106 Clementi Street 12. Click here to read more about the expanded space.)
The month of June had been a hectic month for cafehoppers, especially if you are one who is constantly up and about trying to catch up with the latest openings in town.
One of the many cafes opening in June is also The Tiny Roaster, which is situated at a rather hidden and unknown spot that is tucked in a block furthest away from the main road within the estate beside West Coast Plaza. The Tiny Roaster is however not just a cafe; in fact it is way simpler as it is more of a coffee shack. This small space serves no food, and neither does it serve any espresso-based beverages. It is a space that suits caffeine-adicts out there who are serious about their coffee, serving nothing but freshly-brewed coffee that’s brewed upon order with their Kalita drippers (no V60s and Chemex here), which they also retail.
(Iced White Brew)
The Tiny Roaster is so serious with coffee that they only use beans roasted by themselves. Currently, the roasting is done in a separate location as they have yet to set up the exhaust system within the space, but do expect them to roast their beans in house in the near future. Their Iced White Brew uses beans from Chiang Mai on the day we visited. While the proportion of milk was a bit heavy, the body was still distinct and strong, consisting of floral notes which was rather acidic. I loved how the ice cube was actually a frozen ball of Cold Brew, which helps in enhacing the flavour profile of the Iced White Brew rather than to dilute it as it melts; very detailed indeed!
To be frank, I was itching to try out another blend of coffee but decided against it because I needed to regulate my caffeine intake. I really loved The Tiny Roaster’s concept; many cafes do not even roast their coffee these days, choosing to source for a roaster that suits their needs instead, let alone brew their own coffee. This shows the amount of passion and dedication the owners have for coffee, and they were also willing to share their knowledge with their patrons as well. They are already selling both unroasted and roasted beans currently in bags, while they have plans of holding cupping sessions as well, so it will be interesting to see how this small space will educate the art of coffee to those whom are interested. For those who had been wanting to try some serious brewed coffee, this is a spot you should definitely hit!
The Tiny Roaster
Blk 612 Clementi West Street 1
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/thetinyroaster