40 Hands
40 Hands

78 Yong Siak Street #01-12 Singapore 163078


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The 40 Hands story

With the opening of 40 Hands in October 2010, the beginnings of a coffee revolution started to brew – one that would soon take hold of not just the sleepy Tiong Bahru street it called home, but also the rest of Singapore.

Created by Harry Grover in collaboration with Spa Esprit Group, 40 Hands burst onto the scene as one of the very first coffee joints in Singapore to offer a taste of Third Wave Coffee. Its mission: to elevate the status of coffee appreciation, promote sustainability by opting for direct trade, and offering delicious specialty coffee made with super fresh beans. The cosy neighbourhood café soon won fans over, making quality Third Wave Coffee accessible, breathing new life into the once-quiet Yong Siak Street, and sparking off the arrival of other hip new shops and cafés in Tiong Bahru.

Believing that it takes 40 hands to produce a single cup of coffee from bean to cup, Grover is a firm advocate of the Third Wave Coffee movement, championing sustainability, and coffee knowledge and appreciation. He holds a Masters in Asian Sustainable Development Studies, and is passionate not just about creating outstanding coffee, but also ensuring it translates into a positive impact on the lives of the millions of coffee growers in poor and developing countries.