Third Wave's The Charm

Singapore

You might have heard this buzzword for quite some time now. “Third wave coffee,” a movement characterized by quality roasting and ethical sourcing, is slowly taking over Singapore’s coffee scene. Veering away from mass production and providing consumers with a more intimate and in-depth approach to service, it seems that more cafes are taking the city’s coffee culture to the next level! More than just a passing trend, these charming third wave cafes are worth checking out for their exceptional coffee!

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Nylon Coffee Roasters

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Known as one of the harbingers of third-wave coffee in Singapore, husband and wife duo Dennis and Jiamin established the cafe in 2012 as a passion project inspired by their love of coffee and travel. They work directly with coffee producers in Ethiopia and Kenya, even visiting cooperatives and farms to foster closer relationships with them. Must-tries in their quaint little space at Everton Park include Ethiopia Danse Mormora and Nicaragua San Jose.

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Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee

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Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

Founder Tan Tiong Hoe carries more than 50 years of heritage in roasting high-quality coffee, from his humble beginnings as a 16-year-old coffee shop apprentice to starting his own company that now caters to the country’s top food and beverage outlets. His son Jacob Tan is now at the helm of the cafe, offering 20 different origins of specialty coffee from Africa, Asia, and Central America. The outlet’s highlight? They let you roast your own beans using their Stronghold S7 Pro Roaster, which you can collect on the spot.

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Sarnies

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Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

A favorite haunt among fans of Aussie-style specialty coffee, Sarnies is an unpretentious spot that offers robust coffee flavors made with double ristretto. Fight mid-day slumps with a cup of Guatemalan blend latte, which features bright and fruity notes that give off a nutty flavor; or an off-menu Orange Mocha, which is made exclusively for regular customers and friends of baristas. If you opt to enjoy coffee at home, their signature blends are also accessible through a coffee subscription service that delivers straight to your doorstep.

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Alchemist

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Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

The Alchemist has been making waves in Singapore’s coffee scene since its debut in 2016—growing from one single hole-in-the-wall coffee joint to a total of four outlets, including a flagship store at Khong Guan Building. Known for its excellent brews, its house blend is made of beans from Brazil and Colombia with tasting notes of aromatic milk chocolate, hazelnut, and caramel. Its roastery is housed at the back of the cafe for patrons who want a peek of their roasting process.

  • 2 MacTaggart Road, Singapore 368078

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Dutch Colony Coffee Co.

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Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

The allure of Dutch Colony Coffee Co lies in its passion to bring the best bean to cup experience to customers through sparking meaningful connections over coffee. Aside from three retail outlets, it also serves its community with a state of the art roasting facility and training academy. Coffee aficionados better not miss out on Dutch Colony’s Signature Flight Coffee, a taster with espresso and cappuccino.

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Common Man Coffee Roasters (Martin Road, Singapore)

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Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

Common Man Coffee Roasters prides itself on a reputation for exceptional coffee, with beans sustainably sourced from quality producers around the globe. Their signature blends are prepared through a custom Synesso espresso machine, while the selection of filter coffee served in-house comes from single origins and micro-lots from Ethiopia. If you like to take your caffeine fix up a notch, there’s also the CMCR Academy where they teach a range of courses from fundamental barista skills to advanced latte art!

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Apartment Coffee

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Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

The Apartment’s sleek and white-washed interiors are a minimalist delight, but it’s their careful selection of ethically sourced blends from Latin America that attracts a steady number of their coffee-loving clientele. Unwind with either a freshly poured Colombia El Mirador, a delicious single-origin cup with a surprisingly fruity aftertaste; or their excellent takes on non-coffee beverages that include Green Tea, Oolong Tea, and Hot Chocolate. Geek over coffee with their friendly baristas or the owner himself Qing He, a former Singapore Brewers Cup champion.

  • 161 Lavender St, #01-12, Singapore 338750

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Glyph Supply Co

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Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

Come for a cup of flat white or latte at the unapologetically cool Glyph Supply Co. Well-known for a creamy and smooth coffee selection, they source beans directly from Ethiopia and roast them in-house. Paired with delicious brunch options capped off with visually stunning interiors, this cafe boasts a steadily growing number of regulars in the Orchard Road neighborhood!

  • 111 Somerset Rd, #01 - 06, Singapore 238164

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Yahava Koffee Works (Singapore)

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Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

Nestled at the EBC Lifestyle Hub, Yahava Koffee Works was founded in 2001 by Dutch explorer and coffee lover Alex Kok. Prepare to savor every moment (No WiFi allowed!) of your visit with great company and good coffee. Find adventure in every cup with their extensive coffee selection, which features light- to full-bodied roasts and varying taste notes. Go for their famous X-Rated Blend, a zesty combination of beans from Brazil, Ethiopia, India, and Papua New Guinea roasted together for a sophisticated finish.

  • +65 6554 7080
  • 50 Tagore Ln, #B1-02 EBC Lifestyle Hub, Singapore 787494

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