Kopi is the Malay word for coffee. In many parts of the world, coffee is not just the elixir of choice, but a very important part of culture. In Singapore and Malaysia, the local kopitiam (coffee shop) is the melting pot of the community.
Making great coffee is important and the credibility of the kopitiam is decided upon that. The same expectation defines Kopio's culture. We believe so strongly in the quality of the coffee experience that we hold the trademark for the name Kopio. Our commitment to quality in a cup is what we are about. It is non-negotiable and we are proud of it.
- a place that takes coffee seriously;
- a melting pot of diverse cultures and backgrounds;
- a “home away from home” for coffee fanatics; and
- an arena that embraces all who crave the buzz on the tongue.
Kopio has extensively researched coffee standards therefore our coffee beans are hand roasted and packaged in one way valve bags for optimum freshness within hours of roasting. We do not serve, sell or brew coffee that is more than 30 days from the date of roasting.
La Marzocco espresso machines are used in our stores, they are considered the best espresso machines in the world. This machine was used at the World Barista Championships!
Water is also an important part of good coffee. All water used to brew our coffees passes through a filtration system before reaching the brewing equipment.
We take pride in producing coffee. Every beverage created is handcrafted, using only the best ingredients including the coffee beans, syrups, sauces and toppings. We use only fresh roasted beans and loose teas because we believe they produce the best quality beverages.
We know that steaming and aerating the milk can make or break a drink. The ideal foam is about texture and taste. The texture is velvet with ultra fine dense bubbles and the coffee should be sweet to enhance the flavour.
Our coffee baristas are extensively trained in producing the optimum espresso shot. They take pride in preparing and presenting the handcrafted beverage to each customer. Coffee baristas offer coffee tastings throughout the day to customers and each other. Each of our coffee baristas is familiar with the properties of all Kopio coffees.
In addition to coffees we also offer baked goods and feature lunch and breakfast Panini’s.