158) Joe And Dough: Sandwich & Coffee At Kallang Leisure Park
Firstly, would like to thank DFW creative for organizing this food tasting at Joe and Dough. This is probably the best and a timely Christmas gift. Apart from the luxury of trying out their gourmet sandwiches and coffee, I learnt the trade of a barista.
(Read more HERE about the outlet at Millenia Walk)
Since the first outlet in 2009 till date, Damien and Dawn have successfully expanded Joe and Dough to 8 outlets island wide. That’s about 1.5 outlet in 5 years!
On top of that, this home-grown cafe is a testament and pride of Singapore! Preparation of bread and sandwiches are done daily from their centralised kitchen so that freshness isn’t compromised.
What’s heartwarming is the fact that the vision and motto are not diluted nor blurred despite of their busyness and blooming business. Damien and Dawn are still actively giving back to society and meeting the needs of the community.
During this Christmas season, Joe and Dough has come up with 2 special items: Turkey Ham and Brie ($9.5) and Valrhona Chocolate with Mixed Berries Cake ($6.8) and log cake at ($58).
We had 3 choices of sandwiches: Teriyaki Chicken ($7.8), Ham Cheese and Sundried Tomato ($8) and Turkey Ham and Brie.
The bread quality was surprisingly tasty. The crust was firm, dough was fluffy and light, pretty eating to bite through and a joy to eat.
The highlight of this outing was the coffee tasting and preparation session. Joe & Dough’s trainer, Adrian, conducted the session.
During the basic tasting session, coffee was brewed using a filter paper and soaked with 315ml of water that was at 94 degrees Celsius and brewed for 4 minutes. I’m unsure of the quantity of coffee mixed used though.
The blend J&D uses consist of Ethiopia (a little wine note), Columbia (a little earthy and nutty notes), Brazilian (Cocoa note) and Sumatra (smoky/roast aroma) beans. Frankly, I could detect everything except for the nutty notes.
Instead of drinking, we were advised to ‘slurp’ in order to even out the coffee over our tongue in other to distinguish the various flavours.
This was Michelle from DFW creative, tamping the coffee.
Lastly, being a barista for 5 minutes was an eye opener and dream come through. Made a cup of latte from scratch, which included tamping and even a latte art.
This was the best food tasting experience yet!
5 Stadium Walk #01-12
Monday – Sunday: 8.00am – 10.00pm