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8 Hidden Coffee Houses In Jakarta and Bali Expats Should Know

Indonesia is the world’s fourth largest coffee producing nation, with beans from Sumatra, Sulawesi and Papua delighting fans worldwide. The country is lesser known for...

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Indonesians Buy More Coffee, Local Output Remains Uncertain

Every year, the archipelago is jockeying with Colombia for the title of “the world’s third largest coffee producer.” As the country’s middle-class has grown in...

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Baraka Nusantara: Coffee Heroes for Education

The fertile Sembalun highlands at the foot of Mount Rinjani produce some of Indonesia’s finest Arabica, but until recently it’s also been one of Lombok’s best kept...

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Jalan Sultan Tirtayasa: Bandung’s Best Kept Secret for Food

Let’s be real. When we travel to Bandung, most of us simply want to hide away in our five-star luxury hotels and sip on expensive cocktails during happy hour. We want...

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The Terrible Truth behind Your Cup of Cat Poo Coffee

In Bali, the high demand for luwak coffee has created a ruthless industry built on immense animal suffering and an inferior product. Kopi luwak, or coffee produced from...

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Breakfast at Monolog

If you’ve been to Plaza Senayan or Pondok Indah Mall in Jakarta, chances are you’ve been to Monolog; the coffee shop-cum-all-day-diner popular among both Indonesian...

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Indonesian Coffee is Heating Up: Is Now the Time to Get in on the Java Trade?

At the end of 2014, Indonesia experienced a sharp drop in coffee exports partly due to unfavourable weather conditions. Will the commodity fare better this year?...

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Quality Coffee and Breakfast at Monolog

Monolog’s mission is simple: bring great coffee to this great, coffee-growing nation. Proud to be local, 100% of Monolog’s coffee is from Indonesia, and it is...

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Hold Still, Dumbo

There are very few things more therapeutic in the morning than a cup of coffee (and even fewer you can write about in a magazine like this). The smell and the taste and...

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Meet Roger van Tongeren, General Manager of Marketing & Communications of Starbucks Indonesia.

Please tell us a bit about your background. Where are you originally from? How long have you been living and working in Indonesia? I am originally from Holland, born and...

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Meet Wendyl Smith

Meet Wendyl Smith, an American expat inspiring a small group of farmers to create a coffee that is out-of-this-world delicious and livelihoods that are sustainable. When...

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Spilling the Beans on Jakarta’s Best Boutique Cafes

Coffee is the most widely used natural drug on the planet and its popularity shows no signs of abating. It was apparently the Dutch who first introduced coffee drinking...

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Edy and Rachmat, the 3-in-1 Coffee Guys

For Edy and his son Rachmat, coffee is a family affair. This father and son duo have been brewing coffee, dishing out mie ayam, and doling out the occasional roadside...

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Rully Darmawan, Business Development Manager of Liberica Coffee

Firstly, I’d like to know a bit about your background. Where did you study and what got you interested to be a part of the coffee industry? I had a vision that one day...