The first time when we wer looking for Alchemist at International Plaza, I passed by the unit without realizing. We didn’t have the unit number on hand as such we gave up the search. We were glad that we decided to go back after we found the unit number.
When we arrived at Alchemist, looking at the skimpy outlet which without food other than coffee, we were disappointed. We almost left without ordering any coffee. Somehow, there was something prompting us to give it a try. The coffee turned out to be one of the exceptional outstanding cuppa where coffee snob should flock to.
Coffee available were Espresso ($3), White (8oz $4.50, 12oz $6) and Black ($4.50). Mocha is also offered (8oz $5.50, 12oz $7). Alternatively, Iced coffee are also provided, Iced White ($5.50), Iced Black ($4.50) and Iced Mocha ($6.50).
Other than the Espresso based, Filter via steampunk ($5) or Batch Brew ($3) are also on the menu. The only non-coffee in Alchemist is the Chocolate by Grounded Pleasures (Hot $6/Cold $6.50).
The best part at Alchemist is they provided different coffee beans for selection. It seems like the varieties change from time to time. For espresso, Dark Matter and Kenya were available during our visit. Per the flavour note description, the former is bold and nutty while the latter is with blackcurrant and bergamot hint. Konga and Maraba Sovu III were for filter coffee. Lastly, the Batch Brew was using La Joyeria.
NAHMJ opted for White 8oz with Kenya Single Origin. As always, we never like having it in disposable cups. As such we were a little annoyed when we saw how it was presented. But beyond the look was the amazing coffee flavour that we appreciate. The cuppa was smooth and creamy, rounded finish with well balance elements. We could savour the light blackcurrant and little bergamot.
NAHMJ would recommend Alchemist to all and particularly to the coffee snob out there. This is a must turn to place for caffeine fixes. A pity they don’t operate over the weekends.
10 Anson Road, #01-34, International Plaza, Singapore 079903
Monday – Friday 0800 to 1600
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