Tembusu Coffeehouse

tCoffeehouse is Tembusu’s one-and-only coffee appreciation interest group. It is for anyone interested in coffee to learn more about it - from the different roasts and origins, to various brewing techniques and tasting notes of coffee. We also welcome passionate individuals to share their expertise on different types of coffee. We then put our knowledge into action, bringing cups of specialty coffee and drinks to Tembusians through our morning and event sales. Here in Coffeehouse, a single cuppa is more than just a morning fix - it sparks conversations, forms bonds and creates spaces for people to gather.

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.