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Visually impaired baristas serve coffee aficionados

  • Arya Dipa

    The Jakarta Post

Bandung   /   Tue, January 14 2020   /  01:11 am
A cup full of hope: Nur Fatimah (left), 22, and Pujianti, 40, prepare coffee at Cafe More in Bandung, West Java, on Friday. All baristas at the café are visually impaired. (JP/Arya Dipa)(left), 22, and Pujianti, 40, prepare coffee at Cafe More in Bandung, West Java, on Friday. All baristas at the café are visually impaired. (JP/Arya Dipa)

A cup full of hope: Nur Fatimah (left), 22, and Pujianti, 40, prepare coffee at Cafe More in Bandung, West Java, on Friday. All baristas at the café are visually impaired. (JP/Arya Dipa)“Each cup you drink creates jobs for the disabled.”

This message is written on a 100-centimeter by 80-cm sign displayed at Cafe More Wyata Guna at the Social Rehabilitation Center for Eye Sensory Disability in Bandung, West Java.

“We have only been open for about three weeks,” said Siti Fatimah Iskandar, 30, a barista at the café. She works there together with two other baristas, both of whom also suffer from low vision like her.

The three work in two shifts from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m.. The first shift is from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. and the second is from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m.

They are also allowed to have other jobs outside the café as long as they do not interfere with the...