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For A Common Cause: SESO, Malaysia: Reducing Food Waste and Nourishing Communities

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For a Common Cause 
“For a Common Cause” is our way of giving back to local communities and regional causes. Every month a member of the CMCR team nominates both a coffee and a cause close to their heart, with $2 from every 250g bag of that coffee donated to the chosen cause.

May 2019

Chosen By: Pablo HWB, Account Manager/Trainer CMCR KL

The Cause: SESO, Malaysia: Reducing Food Waste and Nourishing Communities Using Surplus Food 

For this month's Common Cause, I wanted to bring awareness to the homeless of Kuala Lumpur. Within the fast-moving and developing city are ostracised communities that are neglected their rights for basic regard in society. Social stigmas inhibit the chance to empathise, and we forget to consider that these people are often victims, even if just from the abandonment of their own families. 'SESO' strives to combat food poverty and food waste in this case, in turn, nourishing these communities with surplus food. It's an inspiring movement for us to be conscious of our everyday decisions and give back to the community.

SESO is a non-profit enterprise with the primary goal of  fighting against food waste and food poverty. In undertaking this aim, SESO also help in building communities, in particular amongst people who are suffering from social isolation. They achieve this through serving communal meals in a warm, dignified and welcoming environment. You can read more about their work here. 

The Coffee: Samambaia, Brazil

 

The coffee I chosen for this cause is Samambaia, Brazil. A great, everyday coffee that is the result of good people finding ways to give back to their producing communities, a synonymous idea from the other end of the chain. 

TASTING NOTES

Toffee and dark honey flavours with a smooth lasting finish.

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Not Just For Thursdvys - Cafe Culture in Kuala Lumpur

Posted by Stella Cochrane on

In current years, cafes have emerged rapidly like mushrooms. This (metaphorically) fungal phenomenon appears far and wide across the map with individual concepts sometimes too abstract for the happy populace of Kuala Lumpur to conceive. A picturesque façade is empty without soul. Thursdvys is your neighborhood coffee house that makes a reality of the closeted groove you never knew you had, with an ambience built on a foundation of cool vibes, bona fide coffee and great food.

Located on a row of shops in Lorong Datuk Sulaiman (off the main Jalan Datuk Sulaiman), these guys catch the eye with their unconventional sloping sign and minimal yet tasteful use of brilliant orange. Fortunately, there are far more captivating elements inside this café that truly makes it special.

Every piece of media, furniture, ware, even behind the bar tools all evoke distinguishable feel and meaning that encapsulates the character that makes Thursdvys what it is. They surely have made a house a home, within the context of a café. From handmade tools to every plant being given an identity, the Thursdvys family is sure to add colour to any everyday object and give it reason.

The overall structure of the café with its peculiar angular walls is designed to emulate an apartment that owner Hadri spent an impressionable time of his youth in while living as a student in Melbourne. With that influence, Hadri translates to the small township of Taman Tun Dr Ismail what he loved most during his time abroad, all the way down to the plate. Hadri and the team are advocates of local artists, crafts, and independent businesses. You will always find something new featured in their café.

You can find varieties of breakfast, lunch, and dinner items from classic egg dishes to succulent pasta. Not to forget the homemade baked cakes and confectionary delights. These guys rock CMCR coffees through a beautiful set up, often offered in 2 options, a blend and single origin (rotating periodically). They also serve delicious manual brew on their manually crafted set, where they overlook the happy faces that come and go.

Recommendations:

The pulled beef sandwich with mustard dressing and sweet potato chips is one not to be missed.

Thursdvys
22 Lorong Datuk Sulaiman 1 TTDI Sixty Thousand, Kuala Lumpur

Opening Hours:
Sun-Weds: 8am - 11pm
Fri-Sat: 8am - 12am

T: +60 3-7733 6722
E: thursdvys@gmail.com
Instagram: @thursdvys
Facebook: Thursdvys

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