A Date with Social Enterprises: 5 Meaningful Workshops to Spend this Valentine’s Day

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With less than a month to go till Valentine’s Day, you might be wondering how you could spend the day with the special one. If you're looking for an activity beyond the conventional movie or dinner dates, here's your chance to learn something new together! We've compiled 5 meaningful workshops you can bring your date to. 1. Tinkle Arts: Mini Kimchi Jjigae Polymer Clay Workshop Picture credit: Tinkle Arts Tinkle Arts takes bite-sized to a whole new level with their range of mini polymer clay workshops. Create this adorable Kimchi JJigae polymer clay set and keep it as a memento after the workshop.  Book your slot....

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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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Sustainability is a practice, not a product

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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

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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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