Taking the time period “home-based enterprise” to a different degree is Floor Ground Espresso, the place proprietor Adhwa Hasif serves espresso from the window of his ground-floor Pasir Ris HDB unit. Hasif, a contract photographer and self-taught barista, got here up with the thought one night when he noticed a gaggle of pals hanging across the loading bay behind his dwelling. They’d their vehicles parked close by and had been sitting round in foldable chairs, chatting and sharing snacks.
This entire “easy accessibility”, chill-out vibe impressed him to begin a takeaway joint from dwelling.
The menu at Floor Ground Espresso is basically a group of flavours beloved by each Hasif and his spouse, and the creations are made largely with speciality-grade 100 per cent Arabica beans imported from Sydney, Australia and Brazil.
“To date, our bestseller is the non-coffee, milk-based drink Pure Chocolate ($5). Children, specifically, love this one. Our Caramel Latte ($5) can also be a crowd pleaser, after which there’s the Lavender Latte ($6), which is one thing I really feel everybody ought to strive as I take advantage of actual lavender buds blended with espresso,” shares Hasif.
Meals-wise, there is just one merchandise out there, and that’s Kek Gula Hangus (burnt sugar cake, $2.50). Baked contemporary by Hasif’s mother-in-law each time Floor Ground Espresso operates (which isn’t fastened – verify its Instagram web page for working hours), these scrumptious treats have a spongy, honeycomb-like texture and a barely bitter, darkish caramel flavour, which is achieved by burning white sugar.
Clients of Floor Ground Espresso acquire their drinks by way of a window going through the loading bay. Floor Ground Espresso solely accepts pre-orders by way of a web-based ordering platform, which might be discovered on its web site, so do take word earlier than taking place.
214 Pasir Ris Avenue 21, Singapore 510214. No fastened opening hours. Pre-orders solely.
ART DIRECTION Adeline Eng
PHOTOGRAPHY Phyllicia Wang
Clients of Floor Ground Espresso acquire their drinks by way of a window going through the loading bay; proprietor Adhwa Hasif
Supply: Her World