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caffeine experience - coffee of second chance

Ex-drug dealer and former prison officer set up cafe

Plan hatched in Changi Prison. After prison, he took 9 months after numerous slamming of doors and rejection to finally open the cafe in 2017.

This is a place for ex-offenders to restart and gain new skills to live a living.

"In the cell, everyone is just another father, another son. They talked about missing their families and making plans to change for the better. Unfortunately, when people are released, that is a different situation altogether."

From a humble beginning in 2017 in Tanjong Pagar, TCE has grown from a humble cafe to a roastery cafe. We serve single origin coffee that is roasted in-house by our ex-offender beneficiaries as well as healthy cafe food prepared by our beneficiaries. 

TCE has grown and she is still growing, most importantly she is walking and growing together with our beneficiaries everyday.