We are approaching the end of 2019 and that means, the festive season has arrived. Hooray! To celebrate, the Perk Family would like to share our favourite coffee tips – which also reflects each and every one of our members’ unique character!
1) Paul (Our charming and coffee enthusiast founder)
He loves to play with the temperature of water (88 – 95 degrees Celcius) to see how it affects the extraction and taste profile of his daily brew. In general, the higher the temperature, the more acidity can be found. (If you don’t have a Brewista kettle like him, you can do the same by experimenting with the boiling time.)
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!
To ensure that she never runs out of quality coffee, she stashes a few nitro drip bags in her handbag – just in case she’s suddenly in need for a caffeine fix at work!
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.
Favourite brew method: French press – strong and heavy-bodied, with a dash of milk!
3) Wan Yen
As a mum of two adorable kids, her morning routines are always hectic. That’s why, she makes a few bottles of cold brew every few weeks to store, for those (many) mornings where she needs to bolt out of the door!
Wan Yen is in charge of Perk’s business development and heads 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: V60 – with and without milk (depending on her mood!)
A young and active youth, he’s always stirring his piping hot cup of coffee to lower its temperature faster – just so he can get his coffee to the desired temperature without the long wait.
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.
Favourite brew method: Pour over and Espresso – something clean and something with body, best of both worlds!
His daily routine? Grinding the beans immediately for exactly 13 seconds in his grinder! Then, he puts them straight into his ceramic v60 for the best cup of pour over coffee, ever. (Claimed by him!)
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.
Favourite brew method: V60 and French Press – he’s also a big fan of a good fruity Ethiopian coffee!
Do share with us your favourite coffee tips on our Instagram page and cheers to an advanced Happy 2020!