At 22 Martin Street in Singapore is where you’ll find the headquarters of Common Man Coffee Roasters. Here’s also where you find their roastery and barista academy, a trusted source for coffee education. However, one needs only to order from the regular menu to start learning more about coffee. Where to start? A good first step is the signature espresso blend, which shares a name with the cafe’s street address, “22 Martin.” It has dark chocolate and hazelnut flavor notes, opening up into a toffee taste when served as a latte.
The coffee bar at Common Man is arguably the best spot you could choose to sit at. Their baristas make and serve coffee after coffee directly in front of you, but are never too busy chat with customers.
The Ardi roasted here can be found across Asia, including in the Philippines and Malaysia. It’s a very fruity Ethiopian heirloom with notes of orange and berries. Ardi was named after a 4.4 million old human fossil discovered in the same African nation in 2009, but the coffee obviously tastes better.