Foreword's Fifth Birthday: Five Lessons We Learn Along the Way

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The social entrepreneurship journey for Foreword was not without our ups and downs. As we turn five years old, we reflect on five lessons we learnt along the way as an organization. Although we have had our fair share of publicity sharing about our achievements along the years, we managed along with much help and support from our friends, family, interns, volunteers, community partners, and the government (with the various business grants and subsidies and all). Screenshot taken from Baristas (A Short Documentary).   1) The hardest barrier to overcome is the lack of self-esteem. Many people come to Foreword after...

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Adulting in Singapore with Developmental Disabilities

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Adulting is never easy. But for someone with Developmental Disabilities (DD), how do common responsibilities like financial independence, housing and marriage look like for them?  Before we close the month of March, which also marks the month of Developmental Disabilities Awareness month, *Anne, one of Foreword Coffee Roasters’ staff, shared what adulting is like for someone with DD. Hello! Please introduce yourself. I’m *Anne, and I am part of the admin team in Foreword. I help to take pictures and make use of some of my artistic skills for illustration projects. I also started some basic admin work like packing...

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From service crew to co-leading a cafe: What empowering Persons with Disabilities to take charge looks like

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It’s been a year since we started operations at Foreword Coffee Roasters @ Canberra Plaza. To commemorate this special occasion, we sat Carmen Tan and Josiah Yeap down where they shared their journeys over the past year. Carmen and Josiah are our baristas currently training to co-lead our social enterprise cafe in Canberra Plaza. Josiah (left) and Carmen at Foreword Coffee Roasters @ Canberra Plaza.   Please introduce yourself! Josiah: Hi my name is Josiah and I’ve been working in Foreword for three plus years. I mainly do cashiering, food, coffee and latte art.  Carmen: Hi my name is Carmen....

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Simple Filter Coffee Brew Guide

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Making a cup of filter coffee should be simple and fuss-free. For many of us, it’s the rite of passage each morning before we start the daily grind (pun intended). Filter coffee is easily accessible as we do not require specialized equipment such as the espresso machine and is very friendly to our wallets. In fact, it would be way cheaper to brew a cuppa at home than to purchase that cup of Geisha filter you are enticed to try at your nearest specialty coffee shop. Without going into much coffee theory, I recommend this simple brew recipe which you...

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Three Principles to Live by in 2021

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2020 was an unprecedented year for everyone. At the business level, we were glad that we survived through this financially and explored new ways of reaching out to customers. At the interpersonal level, we were cognizant of how Covid-19 has affected the lives of our employees and their families, and the need to continue engaging them and providing them with the certainty they need in an uncertain era. The only way we could have survived through this was with the financial support of our customers and partners who continued to purchase from us, providing us with the much needed cashflow...

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The Comprehensive Review to Timemore Nano Grinder

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The Timemore Chestnut Nano Grinder is a professional grade manual hand grinder which packs a punch. Its small size is deceiving as it is a really powerful grinder by its own standards. Its price tag is a little on the high side, but still costs only half of the price of the Comandante manual hand grinder. The functionality and performance of the Timemore Nano Grinder justifies its price tag and you will be very impressed when you get your hands on it. In this comprehensive review, we will be going through 3 aspects of the Timemore Nano Grinder: 1) The...

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