Tembusu Coffeehouse

Tembusu Coffeehouse prides itself as the college’s first coffee appreciation interest group. The club has come a long way since its humble beginnings. Today, the club has grown to become more than just an interest group. Tembusu Coffeehouse is a family bonded by the shared love of coffee appreciation. The coffeehouse spreads the love of coffee through tasting sessions and also by providing hands on trainings with espresso machines and various brew equipment. From espressos to cold brews, to chocolate or even coconut, we experiment with all different forms of flavours and variations of coffee. Apart from trainings and tastings, our daily coffee sessions also serve to rejuvenate Tembusu's students as they go about their daily grind.

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.