For a Common Cause: Babes Org

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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 sold being donated to the chosen cause.
December 2019
Chosen by: Joshua Liew, Sales Executive 

The reason I chose to use this opportunity to support Babes is a personal one, during my time at university a really close friend got pregnant, I remember her fear and helplessness and how I felt unable to assist her. I’m grateful for organisations like Babes that can potentially be a pillar of support, hope and answer for these lost and confused girls.

Babes Pregnancy Crisis Support Ltd envisions a more inclusive society where every pregnant teenager needing support will not feel estranged or marginalised.

The Coffee: Finca Concepcion, Guatemala

The Concepción farm dates back to 1890, originally a cattle farm, the natural environment has since lent itself well to quality coffee production. Volcanic pumice soil, high altitudes, plenty of rain, variable humidity and an active volcano characterise the region surrounding Finca Concepcion; with resulting eruptions and ash deposits giving the soil an important mineral boost. This coffee is produced with the help of Primavera Coffee Importers and exported by their sister company called La Central De Cafe. A partnership well known for its outstanding transparency and ethical work at origin.

Tasting Notes: 

Starfruit, Lime Zest and Caramel with a Chocolate Finish

 

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The More, The Merrier!

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- 10% off with a minimum $70 purchase
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Check out our newest Christmas Nomad Sip Set! Choose from a variety of assorted colours for your special someone. 

The set includes a Nomad tumbler and drip bags (5 pieces).  

NOW: S$45 
Retail price: S$54
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For a Common Cause: Care for the Elderly Foundation Singapore

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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 sold being donated to the chosen cause.
November 2019
Chosen by: Darren Chia,  Technician 

The reason I chose to use this opportunity to support Care for the Elderly Foundation is because I feel it is the elderly that are often overlooked in our community and I'd like us all to pay more attention to their welfare.

Founded in 1992, CEF is one of the pioneers in Home Medical & Home Nursing service for the frail and immobile elderly. The Foundations mission is to help older people age well at home by supporting them with quality health and social care programmes.

A collaboration between our friends Raw Material and producer groups Asocafé Tatama, Santuario, Entreverdes and Asotama El Aguila from the Risaralda Department. To address the obstacles for producers in this region reaching the specialty market such as a lack of infrastructure and unstable prices, Raw Material created the 'Red Associations' model to help producers achieve stable and sustainable prices by focusing on improved quality control, shared knowledge, and direct connection to the specialty coffee market. 
Tasting Notes:  Ripe cherry, mandarin orange with juicy and sweet finish. 
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For a Common Cause: Action for Singapore Dogs

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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 sold being donated to the chosen cause.
October 2019
Chosen by: Keith Yee, Head Barista Trainer 

he reason I chose to use this opportunity to support Action for Singapore Dogs is because I have seen a lot of stray dogs and dogs being abandoned, some even being abused. I really hope they can get better welfare and find their home.

ASD is a registered Charity and was established in December 2000 as a non-profit organization with the mission to improve the welfare of stray and abandoned dogs in Singapore with a strict no-kill policy.

The Coffee: Heza, Burundi 

Gitwe stretches from Heza washing station all the way to the main road that runs though the northern province of Kayanza. As almost every hour the hill bustles with the activity of village life. People run alongside cars with baskets full to the brim of onions and potatoes to sell. Carpenters craft planks of wood into tables in the small town’s centre. Fig trees stand tall on either side of the hill, casting a welcoming shade from the hot East African sun. An assortment of onions, sweet potato, maize, banana, cassava, beans and cabbage are grown alongside coffee in the hills rich soils.

Gitwe carries deep scars from it's violent past but there is an unrivalled unity amongst the people here. They have worked hard to develop as a community, coming together to build schools for their children and homes for their neighbours. With the help of Anicet and Patrice, the two coffee scouts dedicated to working on the hill, they are also learning best farming practices to cultivate coffee growth. 

Tasting Notes: 

Blackcurrant & red grape flavours with a sticky body and lingering, sweet aftertaste

 

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For a Common Cause: Children's Wishing Well

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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 sold being donated to the chosen cause.
September 2019
Chosen By: Marg Singh, Production Assistant 
Children’s Wishing Well is a non-profit organisation and registered charity which was founded in 2002. They provide a broad range of services for children and youth from low-income families across Singapore; with services supporting their current educational and daily living needs, and equip them with skills for their future. This is done with the aim to build a strong foundation for them to contribute as useful members of society.
The reason I chose to use this opportunity to support Children's Wishing Well is because I believe its important for families to know that no matter how difficult the circumstances might be, there are charities such as Children's Wishing Well that can offer help and support them through it. This is especially meaningful to me, as it is the very same charity that put me through school when I was younger and I didn’t have my parents around, it provided a great support to my grandparents who were struggling to raise me on their own. 
The Coffee - Umoja, Tanzania 
Appropriately translating as ‘Unity’, in Swahili, this collaboration between Communal Shamba and Mkulima Kwanza has lifted the co-ops’ coffee out of commodity grade, supported a regional health clinic and seen a 30x increase in specialty export - including this lot. A delicious coffee making a real impact. 
Tasting Notes: Stewed Stone-fruit, Tart Red Currant with a Soft Milk-Chocolate Finish. 
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