What's brewing at the festival today

Visitors at the Papa Palheta booth at Singapore Coffee Festival looking at the method of brewing coffee using syphon on June 10.
Visitors at the Papa Palheta booth at Singapore Coffee Festival looking at the method of brewing coffee using syphon on June 10. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

ST Reading Room sessions

Is there a question you've always wanted to ask someone from The Straits Times/Sunday Times? Chat with journalists who will be taking questions from audience members and from e-mails sent to askST@sph.com.sg Where: ST Reading Room, Level 3, Food & Drinks Zone

Noon: Editor-at-Large Han Fook Kwang talks about his book Singapore In Transition: Hope, Anxiety And Question Marks

1pm: Senior writer Wong Kim Hoh shares the stage with three guests from his It Changed My Life interview series - Mr Harold Lee, managing director of courier service XDel; Mr Edwin Tan, chef-owner of Japanese restaurant Yoyogi at The Grandstand; and Mr Bert Tan, film investor and owner of Bert Lighting House - in his talk, From Samsengs To Towkays.

3pm: Food critic Wong Ah Yoke on Which Local Restaurants Truly Deserve Three Michelin Stars 4pm: Senior transport correspondent Christopher Tan on Is It Time To Buy A Car?

5pm: Photojournalists Neo Xiaobin and Alphonsus Chern on Taking The Best #nofilter Shots

6pm: Deputy editor Ignatius Low talks to DBS managing director and head of group strategic marketing and communications Karen Ngui about socially conscious living


Enjoy a premium selection of live music across two stages today.

• INTIMATE STAGE 2pm: Dru Chen 3.30pm: Shakthiya 6pm: Joie Tan 7.15pm: Charlie Lim

• COFFEE STAGE 2.45pm: Disco Hue 4.45pm: Tim De Cotta & The Warriors 6.45pm: Enec.e

cmcr lab

Learn how to perfect a cup of coffee at home, from the fundamentals to detailed latte art techniques, at the cmcr lab sessions by the team behind Common Man Coffee Roasters. Where: Level 2, next to ticketing

12pm & 6pm: Fundamental Barista Skills - 12 persons per session 1pm: Latte Art Techniques - 12 per session, barista experience required

7pm: Home Brewers Basics, for people making the perfect cuppa at home - 12 per session

#LiveBettr Lab

Head to the #LiveBettr Lab, jointly presented by DBS and Bettr Barista, for workshops and talks by industry experts. Where: Level 2, speciality coffee zone

2.30pm: Latte Art Demo with 2015 World Latte Art Champion Caleb Cha 4pm: Coffee & Chocolate - tasting session to determine which chocolates go best with which coffees.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 12, 2016, with the headline 'What's brewing at the festival today'. Print Edition | Subscribe