6 Most Popular Indonesian Coffee Shop Chains in Jakarta
If there’s one thing that stands out in 2010s Indonesia, it’s the rise of local coffee chains (or more known as ‘es kopi’). Once competing with international chains like Starbucks and Indonesian corporate giants like J.Co, these brands now find themselves at home among a crowd of authentic Indonesia coffee lovers and casual coffee drinkers.Jakarta, as the heaven for startups, is the perfect place for these chains to make their mark. Whether for dine-ins for take-outs, you’ll never tire out of local coffee chains to order. Thinking of going for a coffee journey around Jakarta? Here are our versions of popular Indonesian coffee shop chains in Jakarta!
Fore Coffee is a thriving coffee start-up that hails a futuristic and eco-friendly concept (as seen from their shop designs).
Fore Coffee serves more than just specialty coffee, but they’ve been coming up with menus that appeal to every crowd. From espresso-bad ones to fusions with syrups and fresh milk, they always manage to produce bestsellers such as the Fore Pandan Latte.
Tea-lovers need not worry either. If you want to hang out at their jazzy outlets, there’s the Grand Wedding Tea for you. Be warned, though. They sell out fast!
2. Kopi Tuku
Back in July 2017, Kopi Tuku became viral, after President Joko Widodo and First Lady Iriana Widodo came to buy its coffee at its 2-year old joint in Cipete.
Kopi Tuku deserved the recognition as coffee lovers have endorsed this coffee chain’s high-quality beans and enduring menu. Even tourists from Bandung and Surabaya are eager to get a taste of their president-approved coffee at their three locations (Cipete, Pasar Santa, and Bintaro).
Kopi Tuku’s best seller product is the Kopi Susu Tetangga, which is Kopi Tuku’s twist on the traditional Indonesian coffee and milk formula. They also offer a local version of the American donut and coffee combo. We recommend that you enjoy their coffee with Indonesian style-donut (donat kampung) and fried spring rolls.
Price Range: Rp. 9.000,00 – Rp 34.000,00
3. Kopi Kenangan
What happens when you match broken hearts with coffee? The answer is Kopi Kenangan. The founder even said about his most expensive menu, Kopi Lupakan Dia (Forget Them Coffee), that it was expensive because “forgetting an ex is a struggle that requires sacrifice.”
Kopi Kenangan isn’t a franchise, but it’s probably the fastest-growing Indonesia coffee chain aside from Fore. They’re especially well-known for having menus inspired by heartbreak and failed romance like Kopi Kenangan Mantan (Memories of My Ex Coffee) and Kopi Mantan Menikah (My Ex’s Wedding Coffee).
Their recommendation is the Kopi Lupakan Dia, a mix of coffee with palm sugar and a dose of Bailey’s. It’s perfect for all-nighters due to the coffee’s tame fusion between sweet coffee and strong, creamy Irish alcoholic syrup.
Tanamera Coffee is a roastery and café that specializes in specialty grade Arabica beans. Established in 2013, Tanamera Coffee has opened 19 outlets in 7 cities nationwide (Jakarta, Bali, Makassar, Yogyakarta, Surabaya, Palembang, Semarang). Also in 2015 & 2016, Tanamera Coffee has received an award and International recognition as ‘The Champion International Coffee Roaster’ from RASV (The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria) at Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) along with a total of 51 International Coffee Awards starting from 2015.
The single-origin coffee varies from Aceh Gayo, Sidikalang, Solok, Mandailing, Malabar, Mount Sindoro, Mount Ijen, Bali, Manggarai, Bajawa, Toraja, Papua, it’s popular house blend; Espresso and Premium Blend. And have your head about their Cold Brew Crews? Stepped manually for 24 hours, it’s so tasty and refreshing! Working closely with the local farmers, Tanamera Coffee facilitates the coffee processing area, one of them is built in Bali, Kintamani. Tanamera Coffee’s aim isn’t just to nurture the love for Indonesian Arabica beans among baristas and coffee enthusiasts but also to make Indonesia famous for specialty coffee. We heard that they are expanding to Singapore soon!
Price Range: Rp 30,000,00 – Rp 50,000,00
Online Store: Tokopedia
Read also : Top 5 Manual Brew Coffee Shop in Jakarta
5. Janji Jiwa
Janji Jiwa is the fastest growing coffee chain with outlets reaching beyond Jakarta. They even got a MURI (Museum Rekor Dunia-Indonesia) Award for the title. It’s famous for being the local’s favorite meeting spot in the afternoon and during weekends. What it’s best known for, however, is their innovative recipes that quickly became classics among regulars.
For example is the Es Kopi Pokat, an iced, espresso-based mixture with avocado and chocolate ice cream, a very Indonesian twist on the espresso. Another much-beloved beverage is their Es Kopi Pandan, cold espresso with fresh milk and pandan (aromatic screwpine leaves).
Janji Jiwa keeps on expanding its menu lines with other series of beverages, like the Soeram Series (which uses non-alcoholic rum) and the Milo series.
Price Range: Rp 15.000,00 – Rp 30.000,00 (discounted on Android app)
Social Media: Instagram
6. Kopi Kulo
Kopi Kulo is also another champion of the to-go coffee scene in Indonesia. Kopi Kulo is also one of the fastest-growing coffee chains, and their drinks are always popular on Go-Food and GrabFood.
Kopi Kulo is a beloved for popularizing recipes that attract casual coffee lovers who crave for exotic tastes and pick-me-ups when they’re fatigued or want to try something refreshing.
Their most popular menu is the Avocatto, affogato with a twist of avocado. Want to go a little crazier? Try their Es Kopi Keju. It’s iced coffee with a cheese cream topping, a recipe which grew from the (even stranger) cheese tea fad from Taiwan.
Price Range: Rp 15.000,00 – Rp 27.000,00
Social Media: Instagram
If you’re up into Indonesian’s tastebud of coffee, this list might be helpful for you. Even if you’re not into their taste, you should give it a try. So, what are you waiting for? Go give it a try to order these products from the list! Don’t forget to leave some reviews for them to improve!