Christmas Gifting — 10 gifts under $50

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‘Tis the season of gifting! Trying to stay within budget while searching for something unique may not be the easiest feat. Fret not, we’ve specially curated a list of Christmas gift bundles that are both friendly for your wallet and warm the hearts of others. 1. Mocha Lover Box Love chocolate, coffee, or both? Enjoy the best of both worlds - coffee and chocolate, with the Mocha Lover Box. Consisting of Nespresso-compatible compostable coffee capsules in two flavours and Benns Ethicoa’s 100% natural drinking chocolate, this bundle is a great way to inject a choc full of warmth, especially after the...

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Sustainability is a practice, not a product

Foreword Coffee Roasters

The trick to encouraging a more sustainable lifestyle goes beyond selling a product; it requires a thoughtful system that is mutually practised by consumers and businesses. This system has to be convenient enough — it may be slightly more inconvenient but it cannot be too much — for people to adopt and then create a habit out of it. Foreword Coffee Roasters just launched our new coffee bags. Much thought has been put into the design of this bag to tell the stories of our brand while putting sustainability practices in place. The new coffee bag is made of black...

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The Innovation Behind the Coffee Brew Bags

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Innovation takes a process of iteration to discover a solution to a problem. It does not happen in vacuum. To us in Foreword, we were finding a solution to make specialty coffee more accessible to the laymen. Coffee brew bags became our answer.   Foreword Coffee Roasters’ Diversity Blend Coffee Brew Bag   When I was in Yunnan, China, back in the late 2016 learning about specialty coffee from my trip to a coffee farm, I saw that the coffee drip bag was a popular product sold by coffee companies there. Later on I realize, the coffee drip bag is an innovation which...

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The Growth of Specialty Coffee in Northern Laos

Foreword Coffee Roasters

Since the inception of Foreword, we have been pursuing specialty coffee from Asia. We chose to explore Asia as we saw the potential of high quality coffee originating from this part of the world comparable to the more established producers from African and South American countries. Besides, Singapore is located within Asia and it reduces our carbon footprint importing coffee in this region.   This was our trip in 2017. Boarding the small plane that brings us from Vientiane to Phonsavan/Xieng Khouang. There, we met up with Steve and had another 5–6hrs car ride to finally arrive at Sam Neua....

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What It Takes to Join The Social Startup Game

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This blogpost goes out to those who want to make a difference in the lives of others by joining a social enterprise startup and to create impact larger than what can be done by themselves. I’m not talking to the founders of the startup as the founders usually have the most compelling reasons to stick around their company with or without an end in sight and toiling the most nights to work things out. Employees, on the other hand, may have fewer reasons to commit to the same level as the founders, but there are gems who would take the...

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Job Coaches — Unsung Heroes in the Disability Sector

Foreword Coffee Roasters

In the short two years running Foreword Coffee, I’ve met with many job coaches and feel that they play a very important role to help persons with disabilities and special needs find a place in our society.   My first contact with a job coach was when the company partnered Cerebral Palsy Alliance School Singapore (CPASS) to provide work attachment for two of their students at our cafe. Foreword Coffee was situated within National University of Singapore (NUS) University Town (UTown) back then, and our cafe was just a humble space with alfresco seating.   One of the last few...

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