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A sip of success at 57

A sip of success at 57

Tasteful design… 1degreeC’s founders, Richard Koh (above) and his wife, Ong Bee Yan, produce their own unique blend of cold-brew coffee and cold tea, selling them in glass bottles with minimalistic designs to appeal to millennials. 

RICHARD Koh was a white-collar worker for most of his life until his circumstances changed in his 50s. He was retrenched from his job of 10 years and that was when he changed his perspective.

A former regional business manager in the IT industry, Richard longed to run his own business but he hesitated as he had a family to support. When he was retrenched in...


I feel young SG - A sip of success at 57

A sip of success at 57

“Our dream is for 1degreeC to be a household name and eventually, expand overseas. I’m not sure how we’ll get there. For now, I’ll let our coffee ☕️ do the talking and take things one step at a time" - Richard Koh

Full article can be found here:

https://www.moh.gov.sg/ifeelyoungsg/our-stories/how-can-i-age-actively/work/a-sip-of-success-at-57


Sprout 2019: 10 exhibitors you do not want to miss (HungryGoWhere)

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“I need coffee” Does this phrase sound familiar? We often need our caffeine fix to kickstart the day, and some of us even drink coffee like it’s water, which isn’t exactly the healthiest. However, 1degreeC, a local online start-up specialising in handcrafted cold brew and cold tea, prides itself on being healthier with no added sugar, preservatives and artificial...


How a couple was push to entrepreneurship, fulfilment – from a layoff


Retrenched and dejected, this entrepreneur proved that a lot can happen over coffee

Retrenched and dejected, this entrepreneur proved that a lot can happen over coffee

Richard Koh is running 1◦C, which specialises in creating signature coffee tastes using natural ingredients

In 2016, Richard Koh, a business manager (Asia Pacific) of 10 years with a US-headquartered multi-national company, was retrenched after an organisational restructuring. A despondent Koh, who was 54 then, and with a family of three, spent a considerable time and efforts looking for job opportunities, but with little success. Most employers, as it is always the case, were only interested in hiring younger people.

“Obviously, my self-confidence hit rock bottom, and I was feeling really depressed,” he rewinds the story for e27. “It was a...