Photo of the Day | Duomo de Firenze

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Subject: Cathedral of Florence
Location: Florence, Italy

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The Coffee Academics

Coffee Academics
Coffee Academics

Coffee Academics

Kale and Quinoa Waldorf Salad

Coffee Academics
Coffee Academics

Coffee Academics

Curly Fries with Dip Trio

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Coffee Academics

Crispy Fish Fillet Tacos

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Coffee Academics

Academics Pancake Tower

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The Coffee Academics was launched in 2012 with its flagship outlet at Causeway Bay in Hong Kong. A dear friend of ours who had been to one of its outlets in Hong Kong had booked us this place for a surprise birthday party in its newly opened outlet at Scotts Square in Singapore.

We were all very glad about the choice of place to hold the intimate party. For early birds, they enjoyed some espresso-based coffees like the Manuka and Okinawa–these special coffees are blended with organic natural honey and dark brown sugar, respectively.

The party was indeed a fun gathering of good friends. Friends from sports, from an art film appreciation group, and from a charity organisation. The conversations and laughters were enjoyed more with Coffee Academics’ Margherita Pizza, Scrambled Eggs with Crayfish, Crispy Fish Fillet Tacos and Academics Pancake Tower for dessert.

Why are they called The Coffee Academics?

Because they teach you everything you need to know about coffee and the art of making it. They actually conduct small ‘coffee classes’ inside the outlet. Students or “coffee novices” are taught not just to be good Baristas but also important knowledge about coffee selection, its origin (farming), roasting, brewing techniques and even cupping. Visit their website to know more.


THE COFFEE ACADEMICS – SINGAPORE
Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road, Singapore 228209
Operating Hours: 9am-9pm Daily
Email: info@the-CoffeeAcademics.com
Website

Photo Essay: Borobudur Pilgrimage

Borobudur Temple

Borobudur Temple

Borobudur Temple

Borobudur Temple

Borobudur Temple

Borobudur Temple

Borobudur Temple

Borobudur Temple

Borobudur Temple

Like many, one of the main reasons to travel to Yogyakarta or Jogja in Indonesia is to see the temples. At a recent trip, we saw three of the most popular ones: Prambanan, Pawon and Borobudur. The Borobudur Temple was the most magnificent of all three, hence we created a photo essay of our experience.

We have gotten to know many important events and historical relevance of the temple because we were provided with a knowledgeable tour guide. It was indeed very educational as it was very cultural. As we were traversing the three main levels of the Borobudur Temple, while at the same time enjoying the architecture and the sculptures, we have felt an invigorating psychological calm, peace and serenity.

With 504 Buddhas and 72 of it surrounding the central dome at the top most level, the inner peace we have felt must have been brought upon us by the Buddhas and the intricate stone carvings on its walls; which certainly helped retell its story from a different perspective. Although ours was not the typical pilgrimage one may have had, but still a pilgrimage nonetheless.

Photo of the Day | Ground

Streetart

Subject: Art Connector
Location: Singapore City
Artists: Peter Sim, Kenneth Koh, Cheung Yuting
Collaborators: Grace Tan, Dr. Lilian Chee

Photo of the Day | Tokyo by Night

Tokyo

Subject: Tokyo City
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Photography: Jay Valentine