Eat + Drink October 13, 2014   |  by

Straat Snacks: Common Man Coffee Roasters

If you think all coffee taste the same, think again. This cafe not only gets its beans from various sources, it even conducts tasting sessions to advocate coffee appreciation.

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Step inside Common Man Coffee Roasters for an education in good food and coffee

With coffeehouses all the rage these days, how would you like to visit one that not only serves up a good cup of joe, but also sources its own beans, does its own roasting and even educates the public about the varieties of coffee out there?

Enter Coffee Man Coffee Roasters (CMCR), a full-fledged cafe, coffeehouse and wholesale coffee roaster all rolled into one. Situated at Martin Road, it’s a good place to be for some coffee enlightenment.

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Coffee White

The baristas in Common Man Coffee Roasters, led by General Manager Andrew Kent, conduct coffee cupping sessions for the public every Wednesday, 2-3pm. Take your first sip to becoming a coffee connoisseur by learning about the various sources that coffee beans originate from, the techniques involved in sampling coffee and the range of taste notes the various types of coffee present.

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General Manager Andrew Kent prepping the coffee beans

Of course, Common Man Coffee Roasters has a lot to offer besides a caffeine fix. Satisfy your food cravings by tucking in to the Common Man Full Breakfast (S$26), a plate of free-range organic eggs, back bacon, sausage, grilled tomatoes, hash browns, portobello mushrooms, baked beans and artisanal sourdough toast.

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Unlike its name, the Common Man Full Breakfast is fit for a king

Those with a sweet tooth will be delighted with the Common Man Churros (S$12). Sprinkled with sugar and soft on the inside, the churros are come with a chocolate dip for that extra indulgence. Wash it all down with – what else – a cup of freshly brewed coffee (S$4.50 for black; $5 for white).

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Common Man Churros, sugary and chocolatey goodness

Common Man Coffee Roasters is located at #01-00, 22 Martin Road. For more information, check out its Facebook page.