Beans Extraction

Beans Extraction

Coffee takes. I’m a fan of strong flat whites so read my reviews with a pinch of salt!
Zhi Xin Low
Zhi Xin Low


Had this place on my list of to-go's for a long while but never got to visiting it. Seems quite inaccessible unless you drive/ grab as it is nestled in the private estates of Faber drive. Small section of a shopfront that seems to be shared with Gelatolabo.

White (hot) going at $5.50 (normal size in a small double wall cup with a handle)

Additional $1 for iced or upsize hot white (upsize in larger double wall cup as per picture)

Time till service was pretty long considering that the cashier and the barista is the same person and there is only one cup of coffee brewed if the barista is at the machine and not at the cashier. Plus point: Paywave is accepted.

Coffee collection is self service but there wasn't exactly a queue system (no buzzer or receipt provided). The cashier-barista just told me to come back around 5-10mins. The cashier-barista's memory or their internal queue system must be present to keep track I suppose? Went back when it was about 10min but my coffees weren't ready so I was asked to come back again. Thankfully, the walls separating Gelatolabo and glass roasters are made of clear glass. The barista later signalled through the glass from behind the counter for me to collect my coffees, saving me an additional trip of disappointment.

Tried both their upsized white (hot) and their iced white. Tasted sharp and very acidic despite having the milk component. Not my cup of Joe for sure.

I guess you never know if you never try! 😅


Read on Burpple that this is the recommended drink so I decided to give it a try as part of my burpple deal. Noted that the beans are supplied from Allpress Expresso when I made my order.p

Hot lavender latte (single shot) is usually served slightly sweetened and is priced at $5.50 I had requested for mine to be unsweetened as I’m not a fan of sweetened coffee. The staff recommended for me to opt for the slightly sweetened for the fullest flavor and satisfaction and offered to put the sugar syrup on the side for me if I decided to try it later. It was additional effort on his team to clean up and I appreciated it very much. Came across some reviews saying that the coffee strength is extremely weak and decided that I’d add an extra shot (+$0.40) to try to counter that. Total cost adds up to $5.90 for a cuppa double shot hot lavender latte.

My boyfriend, not a fan of coffee, ordered an iced lavender latte (double shot) as the burpple deal limits the drink selection to coffee. Like its unchilled sibling, it comes sweetened and is priced at $7.50.

The hot lavender coffee was served warm, topped with some purple lavender flowers against the brown and whites of the milk coffee, on a wooden coaster with “Bravery x Allpress” carved onto it. A small metal pitcher of sugar syrup and a metal spoon accompanied my cup of latte. Lavender smell was pretty strong at first whiff but faded off later on. Temperature of the drink was way cooler than that which lattes are usually served at and it’s also not what the way I’d liked it to be. As mentioned in other reviews, the coffee in the drink was almost undetectable (even with the additional shot I had requested) and it became underwhelming for me. The lavender flavor paired well with the milk but I would choose to go without the lavender next time in order to have a higher chance at tasting the coffee hints. I did eventually try the slightly sweetened version at half point mark but it didn’t help the drink in meeting my expectations. Again, I do appreciate the staff’s gesture of providing alternatives and recommendations.

Iced lavender latte was served in a tall slim glass with a black plastic straw topped with purple flowers as well. Taste was likened to the warmer sibling. Definitely not a pick me up kind of drink. My boyfriend didn’t enjoy it very much as well. I’d think that the taste and enjoyment of this drink would vary across the coffee and non coffee drinkers depending on their preference of lavender.

Previous experience of Allpress expresso beans m at “Baker & Cook” had me trying the drink at this cafe with a certain expectation. Perhaps it would have been different had I not came with that experience.

Will recommend to increase the number of shots by 2 or 3 times if you would like to try the drink! May come back to try the normal flat white with 2-3 additional shots.

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