Of Beans and Brew Part III
I heard a lot about this place from my Indonesian friends after they read about my article on Noah’s Barn, Coffee Bandung - that I must make a trip to this place whenever I’m in Jakarta, which according to them, is one of the best coffee shops in town. The menu is very simple, they will show you what beans and its origin are currently brewing (or in stock) and if you are confuse (like myself), it is best you ask the very experience barista your preference. I can’t take anything too acidic, so he recommended single origin Costa Rican beans on chemex.
I remembered the minute he took out the Costa Rican beans and ground it in the mini grinder, the aroma immediately filled the room even before hot water was poured onto the freshly ground coffee powder in chemex. The black coffee was light, bitter and has a citrus-y end to it. Because i was
very a little hungry, I ordered churros with dark chocolate dip to go with the coffee. A perfect combination, I must say.
Upon finishing my first round of coffee, I decided to go for the second round. This time - mocha, my favorite and the safest bet. It was a house blend and that cup of mocha was good, almost comparable to the one I had in Noah’s Barn and Penny University in Singapore (we will leave the review some other time). A few sips later and halfway through reading the current issue of Monocle magazine, I realized it was already 11am and I need to head back to my hotel, check out and off to the airport.
Before I go, I took the opportunity of the rather quiet atmosphere for some photography where I shoot with both my leica and iphone.
….and will you just look at the space and available light here - amazing. Sorry for the hipster-like- editing theme. All these shots were taken from iphone and I kinda like how it turned out - grainy and all.
Do yourself a favor and drop by this place by any chance if you’re in Jakarta (before hitting another shopping mall nearby!)
official website here // tumblr here