DATE: 24 NOVEMBER 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New specialty coffee destination launches at Suntec City
24 November 2021 Singapore – Singapore’s latest specialty coffee destination, Guerilla Coffee, opens its first flagship cafe at Suntec City and welcomes guests to experience a space designed to create the conversations that will shape our future.
Conceptualised by the dynamic team behind Lola Group, which manages Caffeine Solutions, an industry leader for wholesale coffee solutions, Guerilla Coffee is Lola group’s latest brainchild and showcases their trademark innovation and expertise in coffee, design, and hospitality.
Keith Loh, Chief Executive Officer at Lola Group, says: “At Guerilla Coffee, we believe that authentic relationships can build a brighter future, and we want to do this with one great cup of coffee at a time. We created this space for people to come together and share a laugh, a tear or just a listening ear. Our hope is that Guerilla Coffee is the place where ideas and conversations come to bloom and blossom”.
A breathing space for thoughts and ideas
We’ve put the craft of making great coffee front and center of this space.
With this design brief we worked with cutting edge design firm Avalon Collective to create a tactile and experiential space centred around the theatre of coffee making. Every detail was taken into consideration to make the coffee experience the stage.
From every angle you can see the action in motion. Lighting is also a key feature with a large Barrisol membrane casting a wide expanse of soft glowing light that anchors the workspace akin to a stage performance.
The stadium seating is deliberately casual and free of barriers. This allows guests to arrange themselves according to the experience they want. From singles to groups this space is versatile, flexible and accommodating. With a clear line of sight, seated guests will always feel connected with the action occurring at the main stage.
The colour scheme is muted and reminiscent of nature’s natural tones. The walls are painted with a special paint that exhibits a natural grain while the timber seats and wooden wall panels are set in soothing leafy green.
The future of sustainability is in our hands
A key conversation that Guerilla Coffee stands for is sustainability. All our disposables are sourced sustainably and are compostable. We also believe in using this space to showcase other people who are committed to a sustainable future.
A key collaboration is the sourcing of our fresh, pesticide free mint which is proudly supplied by Comcrop, Singapore’s first Urban rooftop farm.
Peter Barber, CEO of Comcrop says: “We’re thrilled that Guerilla has partnered with Comcrop to create a drink (Iced Black Mint) that centres around our live mint. This shows that sustainability and quality can create unique and exciting new opportunities”
Furthermore, this fresh mint stays fresh in the modular growing system supplied by One Kind Block, a made-in-Singapore growing system designed to make cities fertile and sustainable. It’s also the world’s first LEGO-like hydroponic system designed by 18 year old Dylan Soh.
Innovation through technology
Guerilla Coffee also believes in creating quality through innovation.
Helming the coffee station are two class-leading Slayer LPX espresso machines. Slayer is well known in the specialty coffee industry as one of the leaders in both design and technology. The Slayer LPX comes with industry leading technologies like precision multi-boilers, auto-purge functions, low-pressure pre-infusion and many more technologies designed to make better baristas even better.
To push the design envelope even further, we’ve collaborated with 3D MetalForge, Singapore’s leading additive manufacturing company to create a first-in-the-world 3D printed custom casing.
Matthew Waterhouse, Chief Executive Officer at 3D Metalforge, says: “It was exciting to work with another company focused on innovation and technology. This collaboration further validates our efforts to be a leader in cutting-edge product design.”
Design of the casing with it’s unique Guerilla Logo “Eye” was the result of a collaboration with design maestro Jonathan Nah, director of the cutting-edge design firm System Sovereign.
Jonathan says: “Sharing a common vision is always a treat on every project we’ve ever done together. Customising the Slayer was definitely a highlight for me as we had to figure out how we can not only enhance the already iconic aesthetic of the machine, but also add out our GC touch to it while maintaining a visual balance with the space itself.
The beginning of the roasted coffee’s journey to the cup is anchored by a bank of elite performance espresso grinders by Mahlkonig, while baristas make effortless tamps with the Cinoart autotamp system.
Helming the filter coffee station is Singapore’s first Tone 3 boilerless brewer. The Tone 3 is the future of coffee brewing systems dedicated to automating the time consuming method of traditional hand-brewing. The boilerless design also consumes less energy while using only fresh filtered water for every brew.
Guerilla Coffee will also be launching the Latte Art Factory, Singapore’s first barista approved, fully-automated milk steaming and frothing system. With milk frothing and steaming fully automated, baristas can now prepare each drink faster and have more time to make real connections with each guest.
Hospitality is in our blood
Keith Loh is an experienced hospitality entrepreneur and coffee professional with over 15 years of industry specific experience. He is the 2010 Singapore National Barista Champion and the 2013 Singapore National Cup Tasters Champion.
Together with a team of dedicated coffee professionals, they have curated a hospitality experience based around specialty coffee sourced from all around the world.
SPECIALITY COFFEE GALORE
Guerilla Coffee features a main menu of classic espresso based beverages designed to cater to the diverse palettes of coffee lovers. To fully savour the dominant taste of their coffees, all servings will contain double shots of espresso.
Guests will be spoilt for choice as they can choose between the rich and nutty Guerilla No.2 or the floral and sweet Guerilla No.1. For the more adventurous there will also be a seasonal single origin espresso (Add $1) on offer.
At launch, our seasonal single origin espresso hails from Mount Sinabung, Indonesia. The region is known for its rich volcanic soil which helps add to the quality coffee being produced there. This seasonal blend has notes of cherries and chocolate as well as being full bodied with a medium acidity.
For daily regulars we have the classic Cappuccino ($6/ 8oz) and Cafe Latte ($6/ 8oz). For those who prefer their coffee without milk we have the Americano ($5 per 8oz serving) or pair any espresso beverage with our non-dairy option (Minor figures oat milk-add $1 per serving).
A big must try will be our iced coffees which range from the classics like the Iced Latte ($7/ 12oz) and our iced mint mocha ($8.2/ 12oz).
But the stars of the shows will be our signature drinks like the Iced Black Mint ($7/ 12oz), a double shot of our Guerilla No.2 espresso enhanced with fresh mint grown by Comcrop, Singapore’s first rooftop urban farm.
Find comfort in Home, an espresso-based signature drink named in homage to Singapore’s de-facto national song.
Home is made with a double ristretto shot of Guerilla No.2 paired with a hint of condensed milk, pepper and salt.
We’re hoping that this re-imagined local classic kopi will become a global classic and put a little bit of Singapore in cafe’s all around the world.
Come down to Guerilla coffee @sunteccity and try it for yourself.
Co-star to the coffee menu will be an equally original list of espresso based signature drinks, delicious affogatos and quality pastries.
For those with more time, the slow coffee bar will feature a seasonal menu of filter-brewed coffee for you to enjoy and savour.
Fact Sheet – Guerilla Coffee