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Jakarta Post

Cafes spill the beans on best local coffee

  • Mustaqim Adamrah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, May 10 2008   /  10:34 am

FULL OF BEANS: A shop attendant sets out packs of coffee beans at Bakoel Koffie shop at Jl. Cikini Raya, Central Jakarta. Although many cafes serves international tastes, coffee fanatics still crave local coffee beans like those from Toraja. Espresso. Cappuccino. Vietnamese coffee. Java brew. As drinking coffee has become fashionable for most Jakartans, coffee shops, owned by locals and foreigners, have mushroomed in the capital. Still, true aficionados tend to inhabit cafes that stock a selection of exceptional coffee, using fine-roasted beans sourced from various places in Indonesia. "People may mix this and that to make coffee drinks with different names and tastes," Bakoel Koffie marketing manager Syenny Chatrine Widjaja told The Jakarta Post recently. "But in this coffee shop, we use only Indonesian coffee beans from the arabica and rob...