Best Specialty Coffee Roasters in Singapore [Top Picks 2023]

Coffee lovers in Singapore are in luck as the city-state boasts a vibrant coffee scene with a wide range of roasters to choose from. Whether you prefer a classic espresso or a trendy pour-over, there’s a roaster out there for you.

In this article, we’ll be highlighting some of the best coffee roasters in Singapore that are sure to satisfy your caffeine cravings. From small, independent shops to larger, well-established brands, these roasters offer a variety of coffee beans and brewing methods to suit every taste.

List of Best Coffee Roasters Available in Singapore

So, whether you’re a coffee connoisseur or just looking for a new spot to grab a cup of joe, read on for our top picks for the best coffee roasters in Singapore.

Brawn & Brains Coffee

Brawn & Brains Coffee roaster, bakery, café, wholesaler and retailer in Singapore

Brawn & Brains Coffee is a well-known local coffee roaster in Singapore. Founded by Xavier and Gwen in 2013, the passionate coffee roasters currently boast a flagship café at 100 Guillemard Road, located in the historical Singapore Badminton Hall, and two other cafés at 16 Hamilton Road and 218 East Coast Road.

In addition to three full-fledged cafés, they also run BB Bakery at 673 Geylang Road, and in 2018, they registered with the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) as a licenced wholesale distributor for roasted coffee beans.

Brawn & Brains Coffee is primarily known for supplying the finest specialty coffee to their customers and world-class wholesale roasted coffee beans in Singapore. Their coffee roastery is located at 05 Mandai Foodlink in the Sungei Kadut area, located in the North Region of Singapore.

Brawn & Brains Coffee won two silver medals and a bronze medal in the “Pour Over-Single Origin Filtered Coffee” category at the Australian International Coffee Awards 2020 and 2019, respectively.

Roastmasters at Brawn & Brains Coffee also offer training sessions in brewing, serving, and educating customers on specialty coffee. For businesses, they provide solutions like deliciously roasted coffee and Nespresso-compatible capsules.

Beans Used: 100% Arabica green coffee beans

Coffee Beans Source: Central America

Roaster Used: Probatone Drum Roaster

Café Address & Opening Hours:

1) 218 East Coast Road, 428916, SG (Opens Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 0730 – 1730, Sat & Sun: 0730 – 1800)

2) 16 Hamilton Road #01-06, 209186, SG (Opens Tues, Wed, Thu, Fri: 0900 – 1730, Sat & Sun: 0900 – 1800)

3) 100 Guillemard Road #01-02, 399718, SG (Re-opens in June 2023)

Social Media: IG (@brawn_and_brains), FB (@brawnandbrainscoffee)

Customer Support: [email protected]

Wholesale Inquiries: [email protected]

Beverage Menu & Price

BeveragesStarting Price in SGD
Hand Brew- V60 Pour Over$8.00
Iced Mocha $7.50
Caffe Mocha & Iced White$6.50
Caffe Macchiato & Long Black$4.50
Piccolo Latte $5.00
Caffe Latte, Flat White,
Cappuccino & Iced Black
$5.50

Bettr Coffee Co.

Bettr Coffee roaster, café, wholesaler and retailer in Singapore

Bettr Barista was founded by Ms. Pamela Chng in 2011, and now the social enterprise is proudly running micro-enterprise retail coffee bars across the island, an ISO-certified coffee roastery, and a coffee academy at Tai Seng.

Part of Bettr Group, Singapore’s first certified B Corporation, Bettr Barista (aka Bettr Academy) is currently the only Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) Premier campus in Singapore, imparting specialty coffee courses.

On the other hand, Bettr Coffee runs in-house coffee bars, offers whole beans, drip bags, and capsules of their signature blends and single origin coffees, and also wholesales Astoria and Barista Attitude brand coffee equipment to F&B chains and corporate offices.

Their “Heart Blend” signature coffee collection, which is sourced from Ethiopia and Brazil and delivers a harmonious blend of ripe red berries, peach, and white chocolate, has been awarded a gold medal as well as best-in-class award in the “Best Alternative Milk Coffee” category and a silver medal in the “Cappuccino, Dairy Milk” category at the 2022 Australian International Coffee Awards.

At the same event, their “Bold Heart” signature house blend won a bronze medal in the “Espresso, Blend” category, and in the “Pour Over, single origin” category, their “Finca la Valentina Geisha Natural” and “Finca la Valentina Geisha Aristar Washed” both won bronze medals amongst 90+ entries.

Coffee Beans: Blend & Single Source collections

Coffee Beans Source: Central America, Ethiopia, Indonesia & India

Roaster Used: Probatone Drum Roaster

Café Address & Opening Hours: Bettr Barista, 9 Harrison Road, #04-01, Singapore 369651 (Opens Mon – Fri: 10am – 7pm and Sat: 10am – 2pm)

Social Media: Facebook & IG @bettr.coffee

Customer Support: [email protected]

Wholesale Inquiries: +656274 819

Bettr Coffee Co. Products & Price

Bettr Coffee Co. ProductsPrice in SGD
Heart Blend (Coffee Beans)$17.00
Bold Heart (Coffee Beans)$17.00
Finca la Valentina Geisha
Anaerobic Natural (Coffee Beans)
$58.00
Heart Blend & Bold Heart
Coffee Drip Bags (10)
$21.90
Versa Coffee Capsules$8.50
Ethiopia Coffee Capsules$12.90
Black Cold Brew Coffee (3 Pack)Starts $17.50
White Cold Brew Coffee (3 Pack)Starts $19.50

Tad Coffee

Tad Coffee Company roaster, wholesaler and barista trainer in Singapore

Tad Coffee Company was co-founded by Terence Tan in April of 2018. Terence is a world-class barista who has won numerous coffee championships, including the Singapore National Barista Championship in 2017 and finishing third at the FHA Barista Championship in 2014.

Tad Coffee is an award-winning coffee roaster, wholesale supplier, and certified barista trainer located in Geylang, in the Central Region of Singapore. They provide wholesale coffee beans of both exotic single origin and signature/specialty blends in whole beans, espresso, paper filter, metal filter, French press, and cold brew grind sizes.

Their “Ethiopia Moyo Nyekundu G1,”  an organic fully washed coffee sourced from Ethiopia with a flavour profile of fresh plum, granny smith, and lemon grass, is the bronze medal winner at the 2022 Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA) in the “Pour Over-Single Origin” category.

In the 2020 iteration of AICA, their signature blends “Helena” and “Rufous” have grabbed the bronze medal in the “Cappuccino, Milk” category. A year earlier, their Ethiopian and Indonesian Specialty Blend “Stella” as well as their Colombian, Ugandan, and Ethiopian Signature Blend “Anna” also won bronze medals in the “Espresso, Blend” and “Cappuccino, Milk Blend” categories.

Their roasting training course includes the fundamentals of green coffee storage, the roasting process, roast defects, coffee roaster maintenance, and hands-on roasting. The trainers are certified with the Specialty Coffee Association and the ASEAN Coffee Federation and impart exemplary knowledge on coffee roasting, machines, brewing, and barista techniques.

Coffee Beans: Blend, Single Source and Nespresso compatible capsules

Coffee Beans Source: Central America, Ethiopia, Uganda, Indonesia & India

Roaster Used: Loring commercial coffee roasters

Café Address & Opening Hours: Tad Coffee, 65 Ubi Road 1, #03-61, Singapore 408729

Social Media: Facebook (@TadCoffeeCompany) & IG (@tadcoffeecompany)

Customer Support: [email protected]

Wholesale Inquiries: +65 9176 7496

Tad Coffee ProductsPrice in SGD (250 g)Coffee Beans Source
RUFOUS, Signature Blend$18.50Brazil, Colombia & India
ANNA, Signature Blend$19.00Colombia, Uganda & Ethiopia
STELLA, Specialty Blend$16.90Ethiopia & Indonesia
Colombia El Vergel, Exotic$80.00Colombia
Ethiopia Moyo Nyekundu G1$24.50Ethiopia
Colombia Popayan Reserve, Decaf$19.50Colombia

Foreword Coffee Roasters

Foreword Coffee Roaster and café in Singapore

Foreword Coffee Roasters is a social enterprise café and roastery founded by Lim Wei Jie and Nadi Chan back in 2017. They started out as a humble cafe at the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a vision to empower people with disabilities and special needs through employment opportunities.

Foreword currently runs four cafés near Orchard Road, Alexandra, Conservatory Drive, and Novena, offering a collection of signature roasted coffee, brew bags, drip bags, Nespresso-compatible coffee capsules, and fresh baked goods.

Their naturally processed “Ou Yang” coffee, which is sourced from Yunnan province of China, is the Bronze and Silver medal winner in the “Espresso Single Origin” Category at the 2022 and 2020 Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA), respectively.

All their green coffee is sourced from parts of Asia like Java (Indonesia), Yunnan (China), Laos, and Coorg (India), etc. Coffee enthusiasts can order these freshly roasted coffees as whole roasted beans, filter grinds, french grinds, or cold brew grind profiles.

Coffee Beans: Single Source Beans in Medium, Medium light, and Medium dark roast profile.

Coffee Beans Source: China, Laos, Indonesia & India

Roaster Used: Giesen Coffee Roasters

Café Address & Opening Hours:

1) MediaCorp Campus, 1 Stars Ave, #03-02 Singapore 138507 (Opens Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm)

2) Temasek Shophouse, 28 Orchard Road, Level 1, Singapore 238832 (Opens Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm, Sat & Sun: 11 am-4pm)

3) Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, 3 Conservatory Drive, Level 1 Lounge, Singapore 117376 (Opens Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm)

4) Centre for Healthcare Innovation, 18 Jln Tan Tock Seng #04-01 Singapore 308443 (Opens Mon-Fri: 8am-4:30pm)

Social Media: Facebook & IG (@forewordcoffeeroasters)

Customer Support: [email protected]

Wholesale Inquiries: +6589490142

Foreword Coffee ProductsPrice in SGD (250g)
Yunnan Ou Yang$21.00
Yunnan Badoo$21.00
Laos Xamtai Natural$25.00
Mooleh Manay$20.00
Pangalengan Wet Hulled$22.00

Dutch Colony Coffee Co.

Dutch Colony Coffee Co Roaster retail coffee bar and cafe in Singapore

Dutch Colony Coffee Co. is a registered brand of Grain Wine Oil Pte. Ltd., and was founded on 23rd of March 2013 at the now-defunct PasarBella at the GrandStand.

In 2014, they established their headquarters at 127 Defu Lane 10, #02-03, Singapore 539234. The HQ houses a state-of-the-art roasting facility and also serves as an academy and training lab. Customers looking for a fresh cup of Dutch coffee can find retail coffee bars and cafés in Siglap, UE Square mall, Our Tampines Hub community center, Fusionopolis, and the New Tech Park business centres.

Dutch Colony Coffee Co. sources its green coffee from the best plantations in Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, India, Rwanda, Sumatra, and Mexico. After harvesting and shipment, the beans are then roasted in their Singapore roastery using a Loring commercial coffee roaster, just before they are bagged, brewed, and served fresh.

Its signature Dutch Blend is the Bronze winner of AICA 2020 in the “Espresso Blend” Category. During AICA 2019, Dutch Blend has won two bronze medals in the “Espresso, Blend” and “Cappuccino, Milk Blend” categories, while their “Ethiopia Idido Kebele” grabbed a silver medal in the “Pour Over, Single Origin” category.

DCC also partners with many reputable restaurants, hotels, cafés, and companies to offer freshly roasted coffee beans right at their door. Their educational platform, “KATALYST COFFEE ACADEMY,” offers barista training, a coffee roasting apprenticeship, and SCA-certified coffee skill programs.

Coffee Beans: Signature Blend, Single Source, Decaf, and Drip bags.

Coffee Beans Source: Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, India, Rwanda, Sumatra and Mexico

Roaster Used: Loring commercial coffee roaster and Bühler industrial coffee roaster

Café Address & Opening Hours:

1) 113 Frankel Avenue, Singapore 458230 (Opens Monday – Thursday: 8am – 6pm, Friday – Sunday: 8am – 9pm)

2) UE SQUARE MALL, 81 Clemenceau Avenue #01-21, Singapore 239917 (Opens Monday – Sunday: 8am – 6pm)

3) FUSIONOPOLIS ONE, 1 Fusionopolis Way #01-01, Singapore 138632 (Opens Monday – Sunday: 8am – 6pm)

4) NEW TECH PARK, 151 Lorong Chuan #01-08, Singapore 556741 (Opens Monday – Sunday: 8am – 9pm)

5) Our Tampines Hub, 1 Tampines Walk, #01-K8, Singapore 528523 (Opens Monday – Sunday: 8am – 9pm)

Social Media: Facebook (@Dutch.Colony.Coffee) & IG (@dutchcolony)

Customer Support: [email protected]

Wholesale Inquiries: +65-6281-0710

Dutch Colony Coffee ProductsPrice in SGD (250g)
Dutch Blend$19.00
Colonial Blend$18.00
Batavia Blend$18.00
Festive Blend$22.00
Ngin Plantation (India)$19.00
Midnight Run (Mexico)$22.00
Gayo Mandheling (Sumatra)$19.00

Thanks for being here. If you have any suggestion regarding coffee roasters in Singapore or want to list your favorite kopi with a strong flavor profile, then please leave us a comment in the section below. Cheers for Coffee!!

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