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A new mascot


A refreshed look


Our 7th outlet

Our Story

April 19, 2017

Foreword Coffee was incorporated.

Member of raiSE
June, 2017

We are registered as a social enterprise member of raiSE (Singapore Centre for Social Enterprises) as a business with a clear social mission.

August, 2017

We opened our hole-in-the-wall cafe within National University of Singapore (NUS) and provided internships for persons with special needs to work at our cafe.

Temasek Shophouse opening
May 2019

We opened doors to our cafe within Temasek Shophouse (TSH), a social impact hub located in central Singapore.

Platinum Award
Aug 2021

We received the Enabling Mark Award (Platinum), a national accolade presented by SG Enable as a recognition of our disability-inclusive practices. We were recertified in 2024 and achieved the Platinum (highest) tier again.

Feb 2022

We became Singapore's 17th certified B-Corp, joining a global movement of businesses with verifiable social and environmental standards.

Dec 2022

We launched our "Barista-as-a-Service" at a corporate office as a model to place persons with disabilities at in-house corporate coffee kiosks.

Platinum Award

We were awarded with the DBS Foundation Grant in their 2022 cohort to scale up our social impact.

first story
Jan 2023

We opened our first flagship outlet, First Story Cafe, at Serangoon North. We started to roast our coffee beans at our cafe with a redesigned roasting process enabled by the Stronghold S8X Smart Roasting system.

Nov 2023

We were recognized as the "Social Enterprise of the Year" in the biennial President's Challenge Social Enterprise Award (PCSEA) 2023.

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Jun 2024

We opened our 2nd flagship outlet at Esplanade Mall, within the arts district of Singapore. Together with the launch of our new flagship outlet, we also reveal our refreshed brand.

Come visit our newest flagship cafe at The Esplanade

Esplanade Mall, Unit No.03-02, S039802

And that's just the start.
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