Coffee, one of the world's most popular drinks as well as the second-largest traded commodity (just behind crude oil), has come a long way since it was first discovered. It is estimated that there are around 6,500 coffee varieties across the globe today and yet, the majority of them only came from two main varieties: C.Arabica and C.Canephora.
Today was a heavy morning. I accompanied Lee Chang Hui to his court hearing. Though is not my first time going for court hearing since joining TCE, I felt heavy this time because this could be the last day I could see Lee.
The Caffeine Experience 2.0 restarted in Outram Community Hospital. We struggled at the beginning still wounded from the last entrapment by the pharisees. God opened and paved the way. SingHealth blessed us with 6 months of suspension that allowed us to cruise past the COVID-19 pandemic. In August 2020, we finally started after 9 months of delay.
There were many moments where i wanted to give up and there were many moments where discouragements from friendly suggestions sounded correct, yet we continued to press on.
I was sentenced to a year incarceration in 2014 for drug consumption and was released from jail in 2016. Jail was the best thing that have happened to me during this period. My health restored, my brains functioning and my walk with God have also peaked.
Using very low temperature, the filler materials are next separated. After which the mixture infuse with red phosphorus, then filtering it again to remove any extra residue. The last step would be to neutralise the remaining solutions’s acidity with a nice lye compound.
Energy-depleting companions like Despair and Hopelessness plague our minds, even though they are our essential pillars to cling on, as we wallow in our sorrow. Suicide routes seem to be a comparatively lighter solution to end the hellish eternity we are entrapped in.
You will fail at some point in your life. You will lose, you will lose all.
From the confines of Singapore Changi Prison, an idea was born. An idea that brothers coming out from prison should be given a leg up. An assistance for them to start all over again after paying for their crimes.
TCE is a home for ex-offenders. A home where we are accepted despite our past. We are loved for who we are. TCE is not a cafe location but a spirit of acceptance.
My name is Matthew Poh and I don’t want to be presumptuous, but is there a God? How do we know? Where do we find Him? Is He listening? Will He help us?