Three Cups Coffee Co., and there is already Three Hands Coffee and Threefold Café.
Not to be confused with the other two, Three Cups is a new café situated at the revamped One Raffles Place Level 4. Our CBD friends have one more good reason to cheer with more caffeine options.
And in some other research, three cups of coffee a day could keep diabetes away, and halve the risk of liver cancer. I digress.
Three Cups Coffee Co. is so named for three reasons. The place is the brainchild three persons – husband and wife team Michael and Sue, with their friend Alan.
They offer three types of coffee – an espresso Blend, Single Origin for espresso and Single Origin for pourovers. Coffee is even served in three ways – nude (pure espresso), with milk, chocolate or ice blend and pourover methods such as V60 Aeropress so that customers can enjoy coffee in different ways.
And the owners wanted the place to gather three special ‘ingredients’ of “Great coffee, d’lish food and great company”.
The team is no stranger to the café business, having helmed espressoLAB at Bali Lane (which I hear is ‘forced out’ due to rent increment). They partnered with a local micro roaster to custom roast the beans, with their current blend being a mix of Brazil Nossa Senhora De Fatima and Sumatran Aceh Tengah.
I feel that their coffee belongs to the type that is more intense – bitter, strong, slightly acidic, likely to cater to the CBD crowd which needs more kick in their drink.
Three Cup’s specialty includes sandwiches and wraps; with the most popular types being the Three’s A Company ($9.50), Reuben Rosemary Beef ($9.50) and Thyme Mushroom Cheese Wrap ($7.80).
Three’s A Company ($9.50) includes three ingredients that I enjoy – herb roasted chicken, mustard egg mayo and bacon all in a robust sandwich. The combination works well, providing a variety in textures and taste. Bread which is sourced from BAO (Bakery Artisan Original) was rustic in flavour and soft in texture, being a good compliment to the creation.
Food and cake options are currently quite limited, and I hope they find the right partners to source from. After all, competition is very strong downstairs in the basement. But if you want a relatively quieter spot from the hustle-bustle, Three Cups Coffee Co. at level four is not too far away.
Three Cups Coffee Co.
#04-31, One Raffles Place Shopping Mall (Raffles Place MRT)
Tel: +65 64384108
Opening Hours: 730am-730pm (Mon-Fri), 10am-8pm (Sat, Sun & PH)