How it all began

CMCR is a café concept and coffee roaster established in Singapore back in 2013, with the aim of championing specialty coffee and the best brunch in Asia. The key partners are Five Senses Coffee Australia, and the Singapore based Spa Esprit Group.

Five Senses Coffee Australia bring almost 20 years of specialty coffee experience to the partnership by supplying CMCR with responsibly sourced, specialty grade, green beans along with invaluable IP for use in the roasting and wholesale arm of the business.

Spa Esprit Group (SEG) is behind a number of successful and creative beauty, lifestyle and F&B concepts including STRIP waxing,

Browhaus, Tiong Bahru Bakery, Open Farm Community and many more. The group’s emphasis on quality, value and innovation contribute to the success of CMCR.

This convergence of knowledge, resources, skills, experience and passion has culminated in a thriving café, academy, roastery and wholesale business across Singapore and Malaysia.

  • Our vision

    To be a champion of specialty coffee and the best brunch in Asia

  • Our mission

    To impact people’s lives positively

  • Our goals

    To grow the specialty coffee culture in consumption, understanding and appreciation through leading wholesale and retail experiences.

CMCR at a glance

Your Journey Starts Here

Great coffee doesn’t have to be complicated. At Common Man, we focus on staying true to the simple things. True to you and what you love - incredible quality and flavour. True to source - people and planet. And most importantly, true to why we do this - creating coffee that’s by the people, for the people. Common Man is coffee for all.

Ethical trade

Our commitment to staying true speaks to deeper, more meaningful impact.

Our partners at Raw Material have established its core operations out of the municipality of Ermera, the largest coffee-producing of the total 13 municipalities in Timor-Leste. Widespread poverty threatens over 40% of the country's population. Raw Material's farmers are now capable of producing award-winning coffees, exporting over 90% of their output at 2x – 3x above the average nation's coffee price. We aim to gain consumer loyalty through our positive impact, creating a coffee community that people identify with and want to be a part of, with a product based on values they can connect to.

  • Ex-works financing and spot management costs (QC, warehousing logistics, etc.) 1.26
  • Import costs (logistics, insurance, port-handling, etc.) 0.96
  • RM profit (investment in community development) 0.81
  • RM costs (management, QC, harvest financing, etc.) 0.16
  • Export costs (GrainPro, sacks, logistics, port handling, etc.) 0.87
  • Dry milling costs (transport, machinery, labour, warehousing, etc.) 0.34
  • Wet mill processing costs 0.92
  • Farmer’s profit 2.25
  • Farming cost of production (land, fertiliser, labour, etc.) 0.92