Those who frequent Orchard Road will realise that it’s not easy to find cafes for a cup of coffee, probably due to the high rental cost in town.
Located at level 2 of Far East Plaza where youngsters (used to) frequent, The Community Coffee may seem like a bar from a distance.
Pink neon lights, dim interior, an industrial outlook, a bar table for filtered coffee and 18 seats in total.
The items offered here are nothing fanciful but back to the basics with only coffee.
As a non-profit organisation, The Community Coffee is all about giving back to the public.
$1 from the sales of each cup of coffee will be donated.
At the moment, the cafe is in the talks of supporting Smile Asia, a group of independent charities that work together to fund the treatment of facial deformities such as cleft lip.
Focusing purely on coffee, prices start as low as $3 for a cup of Espresso, $4 for Black/White and $5 for Mocha and Filtered coffee.
The iced coffee will be priced at an additional $1.
For espresso-based drinks ($3-5), the beans used are of single origin (Guatemala) and roasted by Compound Coffee Co.
I had a cup of Flat White ($4), one of the cheapest I could find in Singapore, with a smooth and medium body and without being too acidic.
Having prior experience at VXX Cooperative which is currently closed permanently, the latte art drawn by the barista was also on point.
For Filtered coffee lovers, 3 single origins are used: Honduras, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe and Ethiopian Guji, all roasted by Cloud Catcher Roastery based in Malaysia.
If you happened to be in town looking for a quiet spot, a cup of coffee for a good cause, The Community Coffee will be the place.
The Community Coffee
Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Road, #02-94, Singapore 228213
Opening Hours: 9:30am – 6:30pm (Mon – Sun)
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.