It’s all about coffee at this minimalist cafe in Somerset.

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With a blank canvas, the possibilities are endless. That is the idea behind Glyph Supply Co., a coffee joint whose interior consists of an all-white scheme and minimal furniture. “We designed it to be a collaborative space that can house different kinds of pop-ups and ideas in the future,” says the team.

The fuss-free interior also allows the team to focus on its first love, coffee, and the people who drink it. Instead of traditional coffee machines, the cafe features a sleek underthe-counter Modbar espresso machine. It not only keeps the counters neat and spacious, it also means customers can interact with the baristas without a bulky and noisy machine getting in the way.

Glyph Supply Co. uses coffee beans that come directly from their countries of origin. “We visit coffee farms in search of interesting flavours. Sourcing directly from the farms also allows us to maintain a healthy relationship with the farmers, and ensure they are paid well for their high-quality beans,” says the team. The beans are stored in a space with controlled temperature and humidity levels.

You will also find a range of coffee paraphernalia from brands like Barista Hustle, Fellow and Kinto here. Products include double-walled ceramic cups and vacuum canisters with an integrated pump.

Visit Glyph Supply Co. at #01-06, 111 Somerset.

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A minimalist shop design means more attention is given to coffee and the customer-barista experience.


The inner workings of the Modbar AV machine are concealed.


A fuss-free menu keeps the focus on the coffee.


To bring in a curated list of products, the team travels to and attends various coffee events to meet like-minded companies.