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Jakarta Post

Land of a million coffee shops

  • Hotli Simanjuntak

    The Jakarta Post

Banda Aceh   /   Sun, March 10 2013   /  02:55 pm

A coffee is filtered by a cotton “sock” over and over again, resulting in foamy coffee with strong aroma.A couple listens to Ogie’s presentation, where he explains the details of his work and shows photographs to them on his iPad.

The meeting was not in an office. Instead it took place in a relaxed atmosphere accompanied by a few tall glasses of black coffee at a humble coffee shop — known locally as a warung kopi — in Banda Aceh.

Ogie, who works as a wedding photographer, said that he always arranged to meet his clients in coffee shops. The warung need not be fancy, he said, but must be comfortable enough and have an Internet connection. “It’s more comfortable to meet at a warung kopi compared to other places. It’s more open and relaxed, especially over a tall glass of coffee,” said Ogie.

He said that he has used warung kopi since he has yet to hav...