Thursday, January 29, 2015

at Tanamera Coffee Indonesia

Today, it's the turn of...

Tanamera, an oasis in the heart of the City.

Getting inside, the scent of roasted coffee envelops you, the ambience relaxes your sight with soft light and studied design.

A long bar counter welcomes you and, behind it, skilled baristas are ready to please you with traditional manner to serve coffe experience.

Red packages of artisanal Tanamera coffee, on the entire wall, hook up with the wood roofing and dark shelves.

A table among coffee roaster, jute sacks and big jars attractes me, so, after I ordered my Cappuccino, I sit there, enjoying the calm atmosphere well contrasted by the background music.

In Tanamera, Cappuccino is served in a green cup (smaller than the classic one), the irreplaceable metal spoon, no-cocoa on the top and sachet of brown sugar.
Pattern is simple and well done.
Temperature is fine, high-quality Espresso blended in with creamy milk and intense foam are a whole: after you stir Cappuccino, spoon is full of it and you can't resist, you have to clean it in your mouth!
The taste fulfills your palate and it's a joy for expected by "Criteria".

Ergo, Tanamera offers an exquisite Cappuccino, it's a nice place and staff is professional and coffee-lover.
Visit it, alone or with friends, you will not regret!

Tanamera, where coffee means tradition.

Vote: ***
Price: IDR 35k

Tanamera  Coffee  Indonesia
Thamrin City Office Park AA 07
Jl. Kebon Kacang Raya
Jakarta Pusat 10230

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

at Anomali Coffee in Jl. Cik Ditiro

I really like to walk, it relaxes me and helps to discover new stuffs and places...
Today, wandering around the city, I've found a coffee shop that just opened up its doors to customers:

Anomali in Jl. Cik Ditiro...

As I just said, it's a new opening and, inside, you can smell like paint and wood.
A terrace, in front, welcomes you and watching inside, through the glass wall, you can see a plain style, very nice wooden round tables and stools.

A guy received me and asked for what I want to taste.
Of course, I ordered a Cappuccino and I waited for it at the bar, a square area just in the middle of the coffeehouse.

Barista looked to be expert and, in a trice, my drink was ready.

A long wooden seat with dyed pillows, on one side of the hall, gives a cute touch to ambience, so, after I chose the sugar among three different kinds, I moved there.

A white-classic cup, with red Anomali brand, contained a good looking Cappuccino, served with a neat and simple pattern and no-cocoa on the top, but, mind the "Criteria", no metal spoon: plastic straw is unacceptable! 
Temperature is precise, mixture of good Espresso and creamy milk, accompanied by a light foam, that remains in the cup also when you finish up the beverage (it's a pity that you don't have a spoon to gather and enjoy it), give a very tasty feeling to your palate.

Thence, a skillful barista and a nice location is the right way to start a coffee shop business.
I had good time in Anomali, a delicious Cappuccino pleased my day and...visit it!

Vote: ***
Price: IDR 33k

Anomali  Coffee
Jl. Cik Ditiro no. 52
Menteng, Jakarta Pusat 10310

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

at Giyanti Coffee Roastery

Today, we stop at...

Giyanti, a hidden gem in Pasar Antik.

It's a different coffee shop, very easy and always full of people, because of its philosophy.

There, a hallway leads you to the front garden entrance, where, a fish tank with fountain welcomes you with a nice calming sound, and you can choose between several and different kinds of seating.

Getting inside, you can notice a particular design: a retrò ambient with red brick and wood, contrasted by metal shelves containing moka machines, cups and others coffee stuffs.

Coffee roaster and coffee grinder, near the entrance door, give you, at first sight, a real perception about the exclusively Italian source of inspiration of the place.

I ordered my Cappuccino at the register, and after that, I took a sit on a wood stool in front of a little table.
Waiting for the beverage, I spent some minutes watching the interesting coffee objects around, smelling of my country.

Cappuccino is served in a lovely coffee-brown cup with white borders, brown sugar sachets (my favourite one), and no-cocoa on the top (once and once again: you decide to have it or not!).
The only imperfection, what a pity, is the plastic straw! As you can read in "Criteria", metal spoon is essential to stir a Cappuccino.
Pattern is simple and cute.
Temperature is ideal, creamy milk as well, foam is rich: the feeling is intense and my papillas can really taste the excellent mix of good Espresso and well-done cream and foam.

In conclusion, Giyanti serves an outstanding Cappuccino, staff is very kind and open to dialogue and suggestions: the presence of the barkeep behind the bar is proof of care and passion about coffee experience.
I, sincerely, recommend you to visit it for the particular and cozy atmosphere...

Giyanti, where everything smells of coffee.

Vote: ***
Price: IDR 36k

Giyanti  Coffee  Roastery
Jl. Surabaya no. 20
Menteng, Jakarta Pusat 10310

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

at Treeangelo Coffee

The second leg of our trip is...

Treeangelo, a coffee shop in Kemang area that really thrilled me for location and quality.

The place is on the third floor of a building and when elevator opens its door in front of it, you get surprised by seeing this really pretty and relaxing coffee hall.
Wood is everywhere, giving you the feeling of peaceful and silent place and the well-thought design leads you to a very confortable chat and inspiration.

Looking for a sit, you can see several areas and tables, an assembly room as well, but my attention was caught by these really pleasant rocking couches near big windows, so my feet, automatically, guide me there.

Smiling staff and nice colours around, give you a good mood, so, I ordered my Cappuccino and, while waiting for it, just three minutes, I enjoyed the easy going feeling gave by the movement of the sofa.

In Treeangelo, Cappuccino is served in the nice, traditional white cup, with the unavoidable metal spoon (essential!), various kind of sugar sachet and no-cocoa on the top (once again, you decide to have it or not). 
Pattern is simple and gladly.
Temperature is flawless, warm to the right point, my tongue and palate can really feel the good taste of Espresso, along with an impeccable creamy milk accompanied by the right quantity of intense foam.

In the end, Treeangelo offered me a very good made me feel, almost, at home!
It's a place that I really recommend to visit, for a chat with friends, for an event, or alone, to get the right flair, to write or read. 

A flavourful Cappuccino experience.

Vote: ****
Price: IDR 33k

Treeangelo  Coffee
Kemang Raya no. 15
Jakarta Selatan 12730

Monday, January 19, 2015

at Common Grounds

Our trip is going to begin...

Located in Citywalk Sudirman, Common Grounds, gave me, at first sight, a good impression!

Nice colours and essential design: black and white, perfect to enjoy a chat with friends and, of course, a good Cappuccino.

Enjoyable music volume and white light.

Home of 2014 Indonesian Barista & Latte Art Champions, here, you can see the barista while making your beverage and the central position of the coffee area, gives you the feeling: "we are focused on coffee experience and we want to let you know".

The service is fast: I ordered my Cappuccino to this smiling and kind guy, he gave my order to the barista and after two minutes my drink was already in front of my nose ready to be judged, hehehe...

Common Grounds, serves Cappuccino in a very nice dark cup with white border.

Presentation is good: simple and well-done pattern, metal spoon,no-cocoa (you decide to have it or not) and possibility to choose between several kind of sugar (I always opt for 3/4 sachet of "gula merah").
Temperature is perfect, warm and pleasant to tongue and palate, the drink remains warm while you're chatting with your friends.
Only a few of foam, because the milk was not so creamy...alas! not so positive element to taste a good Cappuccino, but, on the other hand, good Espresso and yummy taste.

So, I enjoyed my time spent in Common Grounds...Cappuccino was good but not the best, besides, it's a place that I recommend to visit, if you want to have a half-an-hour of relax in a likable location along to a fair Cappuccino experience.

Vote: **
Price: IDR 33k

Common  Grounds  Coffee  Roastery
Citywalk Sudirman, Lantai Ground
Jl. K.H. Mas Mansyur no. 121
Jakarta Pusat 10230