“We discover & share good things in life, by experiencing the unique living culture & the beauty of simplicity.
SLO Atelier is a roast-to-order, online coffee roastery based in Puchong, Selangor.
We first met the couple behind SLO Atelier during the Indie Coffee Fest 2018 held at Sunway Velocity.
Their delicious coffee left a deep impression and we knew immediately that we have to feature them in our Mystery Box.
We reached out to them recently to talk about SLO Atelier and their roasting journey so far.
An avid coffee lover, Jing Hao was the one responsible for starting them down this road.
They got into cafe hopping back in 2012 and started brewing coffee at home soon after.
“One thing led to another and I started experimenting with home roasting by 2014,” says Jing Hao. “The funny thing is that we actually discovered later that it is my wife who has a knack for roasting.”
“I guess it comes from my background in Food Technology. I’ve always been fascinated by the process that goes behind the production of any food.” says Yen Yin.
“I thought I was the coffee geek in the family,” quipped Jing Hao. “But, I have to admit her roasting skills are really way better than mine.”
After quitting her stressful job as a food production manager, the couple founded SLO Atelier in 2015.
The Bella Taiwan XJ-101S 1kg roaster is Yen Yin’s machine of choice.
A machine that is both easy to control, yet adaptable enough for full manual fine-tuning under the adept hands and experienced eyes of this dedicated Roastmaster. “I can regulate the roasting process according to the type of beans, amount, and even the weather of the day itself to ensure the most consistent roast profile,” says Yen Yin.
“For her it is like operating a DSLR camera,” her husband laughs.
“Amidst our daily rush, we believe it is important to take some time to slowly experience the food we consume, the objects we use and the environment we live in.” says Yen Yin when asked about the meaning of SLO Atelier.
“We instill this principle in our coffee as well. We believe by going back to the basics, we can enjoy for coffee for what it truly is without the fanfare.”
SLO Atelier’s coffee are generally well-balanced and would suit the majority of coffee drinkers. Each batch of coffee is carefully crafted to draw out the quality and uniqueness of flavor for the best enjoyment of all coffee lovers.