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Ethically-sourced and superior grade fair trade products.
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The Alternate Network

About Us


T.A.N. stands for ‘The Alternative Network’

We are a network of owner-operated, micro roasters and cafés that are committed to providing our customers with ethically-sourced and superior grade fair trade products. We embrace fair trade as a vital mechanism that promotes social justice and environmental sustainability.

“This coffee is smoooooth, and has no bitter aftertaste! 
What is your secret?”

We take pride in bringing the best gourmet coffee experience to our customers. Our single-origin fair trade coffee has wowed even the most exacting coffee aficionados. Our coffee buyer is an international coffee judge and our senior roaster belongs to the SCAA roasters’ guild. All our coffees are craft roasted in small batches, which ensures that our customers get the freshest cup of coffee with optimal smoothness, body, flavor and aroma.

Small is Beautiful

By working collectively as a network of small micro-roasters, we achieve economies-of-scale without compromising the spirit of fair-trade.

Think Globally

The T.A.N. network empowers each café owner to have direct contact with their local consumers and coffee producers.


T.A.N. assists others start their own micro roaster cafés through financing and business planning.  Through specialized training, our café operators become expert baristas and coffee roasters, and the business can then stay local to serve the community.

Consumer Education

We are committed to provide our customers with ethically sourced and superior -grade fair trade products. Our intention is to expand the fair trade market by working together with like-minded individuals and providing education on fair trade.


We support non-profit organizations through donations, fund raising, and giving talks to the public. Do contact us if you would like to be involved or have an interesting community project on the brew.