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

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.

For A Common Cause: Taikkyi School Building Project

For a Common Cause  We are excited to launch “For a Common Cause” this month, 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...

Going Green For a Common Cause

We're Going Green for a Common Cause! Over the course of the past twelve months or so, you may have noticed us making a few changes to our business in order to be more environmentally friendly. We see this as the first steps down a long road, making CMCR an...

A Comp with Seoul...

Last month a few of the CMCR team packed their suitcases, jumped on the first flight to Seoul and headed over to the Café Show 2017 to find out what’s brewing in the Specialty Coffee world, as well as cheer on our national coffee heroes in the World AeroPress and...

Eat Chocolate, Drink Coffee - Hello Chocolate and CMCR

The similarities between these coffee and chocolate are quite astounding from bean to bar, fruit to cup it really is an amazing adventure to follow. It's firstly important to understand the global shift in the way that we consume products which has greatly influenced both industries. This shift has seen...

IMDA: New Ways of Work Conference 2016

This week saw us collaborate with The Working Capitol at the New Ways of Work Conference held at Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre. The Conference looked at the how work is changing in the age of the Smart Nation, with technology, people and workplaces forming new relationships and Common...

Introducing the Expobar Minore IV

A dual boiler domestic machine designed for the astute barista. The Expobar is a dual boiler domestic machine designed for the astute barista wanting to experiment on the effects of brewing temperatures on your favourite coffee. The user friendly controls and dedicated brew boiler allows you to adjust the temperatures...

CMCR x SCF

Last weekend saw Common Man Coffee Roasters attend the inaugural Singapore Coffee Festival at the F1 Pit Building. Overall the event was a great success with the mini Common Man cafe selling over 1,500 coffees alongside our signature Turkish Common Man breakfast and fluffy pancakes.  We also had an overwhelming...

Singapore Aeropress Championships 2016

March saw Common Man Coffee Roasters host the Singapore Aeropress Championships 2016 with 27 home-brewers and baristas competing for an all expenses paid trip to represent Singapore in the Aeropress Finals in Dublin, Ireland. The judges of the competition were Adrian Dart (5 Senses Coffee, Australia), Lucky Salvador (CMCR), Bronwen...

Ice, Ice Baby: Exploring Cold Coffee

Summer is coming and it’s time to step up your cold coffee game! Cold coffee can be refreshing and fun but we also want to make sure it can champion unique origin characteristics, a necessity for specialty coffee. In the next edition of our Curated Cupping, we explore the concepts...

Nordic Coffee: Stand, Cup & Conquer

Vikings, Abba and Ikea — the northern kingdoms of Denmark, Norway and Sweden strike fear into the hearts of thousands. For the coffee world though, they’ve often been mystical lands where filter coffee reigned supreme and people drank litres of specialty coffee daily. We’ve reached out to our friends roasting...

Common Man and the SG Pow-Wow

One of Common Man’s core goals is to actively foster the development of a community around the specialty coffee industry, cultivating a culture of sharing and learning together in the interest of progressing specialty coffee in the Singaporean market. To that end that Xin Loke (our super star roaster/account manager),...

This year's BOBC augurs a bright future for Malaysian Specialty Coffee

Matt from CMCR with Mel and Yong Since the inaugural event in 2010, the Battle of Barista Championship (BOBC), created by Lighthouse Coffee, has been a key milestone in the landscape of Malaysian coffee competition. Set amongst the beautiful beaches and colonial buildings of Penang, the BOBC allows competitors to...

A Night in North Sumatra

What was conceived nearly two years ago on the steps of 22 Martin Road here in Singapore, came a full circle at Common Man Coffee Roasters’ (CMCR) inaugural Curated Cupping event on the 17th of June this year. It was at the grand opening of the CMCR café back in...

Results from We Want Change 2015

Over the past few years, we’ve been fortunate to be able to take part in a positive event which has helped change the lives of many young girls looking for a better education and future. Not surprisingly, coffee was our means of participating in #WeWantChange. This event was founded and...

Re-imagining Nicaraguan Coffee

Every year, visits to Central America form a major part of my travel. In today’s specialty world, Central America’s coffees seem to be a staple in everyone’s line-up. Their ability to master processing and thus provide consistency year after year has created not only a dependency, but a general love...