When Sylvia Feransia first entered the coffee industry, scepticism towards women behind the coffee counter was thick. But with the growth of today’s coffee scene, these doubts have faded and exchanged with winning opportunities for the females. In partnership with Kopi Kalyan, Sylvia opens up about her quest within the male-dominated industry.
For a venture that had just launched earlier this year, Flash Coffee was quick to catch up with Jakarta’s blooming coffee-chains. Already with six stations under their wing, Flash spellbinds with their ‘flashy’ colours and with it, their straightforward caffeinated selections also found in their new Juanda outlet.
Hauling their delightful ambience and generous coffee listings to the city centre, Ombé’s Menteng abode shares roof with a homespun bakery and a rustic beerhouse, allowing one to kick it back with sugary treats or a cold one to side with caffeine for a well-deserved time-out.
When pizza was synonymous to fast food or expensive restaurants, Pizza Place introduced the New York-style pizza as the novel concept where the delicious pie is sold by the slice and on-the-go without breaking the bank. The Signature is a series that highlights food and beverages by establishments that have influenced the scene.
As time and trends progress, more and more women are ardently joining the taskforce of coffee professionals in a male-dominated industry, and thrive in it. In partnership with Kopi Kalyan, Gabriella Fernanda shares her story about her ride into the third wave coffee momentum to build herself a career as a barista.
Fermented drinks have long been a cultural mark of many native cultures in the archipelago, and as the beverages are claiming fame in the lifestyle setting, here’s a reason why we draw our attention to Khas’ local banana wine for this round of Manual Pick, a series where we highlight items we love and desire that range from remarkably banal to mucho fancy.