Perk was started by coffee-crazy couple Paul and Serena. Their coffee journey began much earlier in Africa, where they both lived for several years. Serena grew up in Kenya where her grandparents pioneered the first Chinese restaurant in the coastal town of Mombasa. Paul moved to Kenya after finishing law school in Australia and became a farmer in Masaai land. It’s in Kenya that they fell in love with coffee and developed an appreciation for its delicious “fruity” coffees and the beautiful highland plantations.
From Kenya, they spent two years in Hawaii. Their search for great coffee continued as they explored the stunning sea view plantations of Kona, Big Island. Their spirit of adventure finally brought them to Singapore where they decided to put their roots down. Perk was born out of their passion for great coffee and travel.
Fresh is Best
At Perk, it’s our firm belief that fresher is better. We roast weekly right in Singapore and send out your beans within 48 hours of roasting. This ensures that you get to enjoy coffee at its best, and at the same time support local.
Our connection to Africa and Hawaii have inspired us to not only bring you the freshest, highest quality coffees, but also a commitment to an ethical, sustainable product. We proudly support our amazing farmers by ensuring we pay above Fairtrade price for all our coffees. This is particularly close to Paul’s heart, being a farmer himself for many years!
Coffee the Way You Like it
Whether you want your standard brew, or you’re searching for something slightly different, our flexible system allows you to customise your coffee order with just a few clicks.
We obsess over our coffee because we know that, like us, you look forward to your daily cuppa and we want to make every cup your best.
Constantly caffeinated, Paul tastes scores of coffees every week to bring you the best beans on the planet. A farmer for 19 years, he has a strong empathy for the farmers who grow our coffees. He has a deep passion for nature, food, and adventure. One of his favourite past times is riding his motorbike through his farm to check on his crops. His motto is “Live life fully and have fun!”
Favourite brew method: V60 – clean crisp taste and oh so easy to prepare and clean!
Serena unleashes her creative juices into everything at Perk. She also loves to get outdoors and close to nature. From hiking the Cévennes mountains, to road tripping through southern Africa, to night diving with manta rays, she constantly seeks out ways to connect with nature. Although getting her feet muddy doesn’t bother her, on a daily basis she’s actually a hygiene freak!
Favourite brew method: French press – strong and heavy bodied, with a dash of milk!
Wan Yen is in charge of Perk’s business development and heads up Perk Malaysia. KL born and bred (she does not believe that the grass is greener on the other side!). Don’t be surprised if you see her bringing her girls to meetings and events, she’s a true working mama!
Favourite brew method: Aeropress inverted – with a generous amount of milk!
Kenneth is our operations guy, packing guy, customer service guy, basically THE guy around. He took to Perk to get his fix for his coffee addiction, which also explains why he’s at 100 places at any point in time. He also describes coffee with sound jargon, which is odd yet understandable as he’s a sound engineer by training.
Favourite brew method: Pour over and Espresso – something clean and something with body, best of both worlds.
Lionel is Perk’s digital marketing wizard. He found he could combine his love of coffee, background in video production, and obsession with data and analytics to help Perk grow online. He can often be found on his laptop frequenting cafes between Asia and Australia, and loves to help more people discover freshly roasted coffee.
Favourite brew method: V60 and French Press – he’s a big fan of a good fruity Ethiopian coffee!