Tue, 09 Sep 2008
Tuesday, 09 September, 2008 | 13:02 WIB

TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta: Although many Starbucks branches in Australia and the USA have been closed down, Starbucks Coffee Indonesia intends to add more branches.

“We have continued to grow every year, by about 20 percent,” said Farah Milda, Starbucks Coffee Indonesia's Marketing and Communications Head, in Jakarta on Monday (8/9).

Farah explained that Starbucks Coffee Indonesia plans to have nine new branches in Indonesia by November 2008.

In 2007, Starbucks Coffee Indonesia opened around 15 branches and now has a total of 68 branches in seven cities with 750 employees who Starbucks refers to as partners.

Farah mentioned that the new branches will still be concentrated in Jakarta.

However, they do plan to open a new branch in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, next year.

Starbucks Coffee Indonesia believes that Balikpapan is a potential market because there are many international companies there.

In addition, it hopes that the opening of a Starbucks in Balikpapan can stimulate business development in Eastern Indonesia.

They also plan to open a branch in Makassar, South Sulawesi.

Starbucks Coffee itself is a coffee shop business from the United States, established in the 1970s.

In Indonesia, Starbucks opened in May 2000 under PT Mitra Adiperkasa.

Kodrat Setiawan


Tue, 09 Sep 2008
From: JakChat
Comment by Dilli
Starbucks is for gayboyz...it sucks!


Tue, 09 Sep 2008
From: JakChat
Comment by witty handle
Originally Posted By: Dilli
Starbucks is for gayboyz...it sucks!


for the same reason....it rulzzz


Tue, 09 Sep 2008
From: JakChat
Comment by Dilli
Gayboy! I mean, look at that fucking perm!


Tue, 09 Sep 2008
From: JakChat
Comment by v8dave
Originally Posted By: Dilli
Starbucks is for gayboyz...it sucks!


Also why it is often referred to as Starsucks!!


Tue, 09 Sep 2008
From: JakChat
Comment by witty handle
If you order a latte without milk, sit at any table with 3 chairs, get your johnson out and wait 5 minutes, you get the sucking of a lifetime from the head male barista


Tue, 09 Sep 2008
From: JakChat
Comment by Dilli
Starbucks, their coffee is not only mass produced cuntfuel, but also tastes like the wrong end of your granddad.


Tue, 09 Sep 2008
From: JakChat
Comment by Dilli
In addition, as I have posted elsewhere..

If you drink anything other than regular coffee, you are a mincer. A straight man will never be heard ordering a 'Decaf Soy Latte'. If you've put a Decaf Soy Latte to your lips, you've had a man there, too.


Tue, 09 Sep 2008
From: JakChat
Comment by witty handle
SO?


Wed, 10 Sep 2008
From: JakChat
Comment by Polisi Cepek
I don't like starbucks on principle - creepy cookie-cutter stores, big american company, etc. The price is absurd, but taste-wise are there better options in Indonesia?

Beng. Solo is cheap, but really much worse than starbucks.

As for Bakoel Kopi, also expensive but at least it's an Indonesian outfit: I **will** their coffee to taste good but the roasting is crap and the low turnover means their beans are stale and taste pretty bad, no matter how I try to fool myself.

Any other locally roasted coffee I've ever bought - "Toraja", "Sumatera" even the famous Ulee Kareng Acehnese coffee is terrible. It's not just because it's ground to dust and hence over-oxidised, even when I grind it fresh it's still rubbish, don't know why.

Anyone suggest a better option?


Wed, 10 Sep 2008
From: JakChat
Comment by Balibob
Originally Posted By: Polisi Cepek
I don't like starbucks on principle - creepy cookie-cutter stores, big american company, etc. The price is absurd, but taste-wise are there better options in Indonesia?

Beng. Solo is cheap, but really much worse than starbucks.

As for Bakoel Kopi, also expensive but at least it's an Indonesian outfit: I **will** their coffee to taste good but the roasting is crap and the low turnover means their beans are stale and taste pretty bad, no matter how I try to fool myself.

Any other locally roasted coffee I've ever bought - "Toraja", "Sumatera" even the famous Ulee Kareng Acehnese coffee is terrible. It's not just because it's ground to dust and hence over-oxidised, even when I grind it fresh it's still rubbish, don't know why.

Anyone suggest a better option?


Bali Kopi Gold is not bad,.. but the best in Indoesia is "Dunkin Donuts,.. MAgic butttttt it's imported from America

Like takin coal ti newcastle man,.. ya fooka


Wed, 10 Sep 2008
From: JakChat
Comment by v8dave
PC, Bob, check out the coffee from Merdeka (http://www.merdekacoffee.com) which you can get from the the Periplus Bookshops (I get it from the one next to Hero in Kemang)

I buy the Java Estate coffee which is strong but a good tasting coffee. If you like it a little lighter, the Java Village is good too.

Kuku has tried both but is not man enough to handle the Java Estate one and prefers the milder Village one.




Wed, 10 Sep 2008
From: JakChat
Comment by KuKuKaChu
yep, i'll second that. good coffee. such a damn pity, however, that i have to go to the ends of the earth (aka south jakarta) to buy it.


Wed, 10 Sep 2008
From: JakChat
Comment by v8dave
Originally Posted By: KuKuKaChu
yep, i'll second that. good coffee. such a damn pity, however, that i have to go to the ends of the earth (aka south jakarta) to buy it.


Send one of your academic qualified staff to get it... smile


Wed, 10 Sep 2008
From: JakChat
Comment by KuKuKaChu
Originally Posted By: v8dave
Originally Posted By: KuKuKaChu
yep, i'll second that. good coffee. such a damn pity, however, that i have to go to the ends of the earth (aka south jakarta) to buy it.


Send one of your academic qualified staff to get it... smile


good thinking, 99. i'll send one of my useless lawyers to pick it up.


Wed, 10 Sep 2008
From: JakChat
Comment by viperaberushitam
Originally Posted By: KuKuKaChu
Originally Posted By: v8dave
Originally Posted By: KuKuKaChu
yep, i'll second that. good coffee. such a damn pity, however, that i have to go to the ends of the earth (aka south jakarta) to buy it.


Send one of your academic qualified staff to get it... smile


good thinking, 99. i'll send one of my useless lawyers to pick it up.



Useless Lawyers? I thought that is where you get all of your keen legal advice?


Thu, 11 Sep 2008
From: JakChat
Comment by Polisi Cepek
Ahh, looks like I should trust merdeka coffee:

"Thursday 04.09.08
Sydney and the coffee Indys
Sydney, the harbour City. Blue skies, shining waters, green an yellow ferries plying their way to the Northern Suburbs. Paradise. Ok, ok forget the prose how about the coffee? If Indonesian coffee retailers have a lot to learn, much could be taken from Sydney where coffee culture has developed, hybrided not been transplated from Europe as in that more famous of coffee cities, Melbourne."

Kuku, there's a periplus store right next door to you in Plaza Indonesia, no?


Thu, 11 Sep 2008
From: JakChat
Comment by Polisi Cepek
BTW seems the kemang outlet has closed. WTF is the "Jakarta's Kemang Club Villa’s caf" - sounds rather wanky.

Wednesday 07.05.08
Periplus Kemang Closure
At mid day today Periplus Books gave Merdeka Coffee 7 days notice to take over management of the Caf at Periplus, Hero Kemang. The reason given was vaguely linked to a “conflict of interest” with the recently opened Kemang Villa Caf- which was in fact in part set up to help service the busy Periplus Cafe

Subsequently our last day of trading at Periplus will be on Tuesday 13th May, 2008. As yet we do not have a new premises to move to, but will work hard on this over the next month.

As of tomorrow (8th May, 2008) Coffee packs will not be available from Periplus, but can be purchased as normal from Jakarta's Kemang Club Villa’s caf (the clubhouse by the swimming pool).

We will have no involvement whatsoever with Periplus from the end of trading on the 13th of May. Merdeka Coffee will not be available from any of the Periplus outlets nationwide.

Please email me if you wish to be left off this mailing list in future. It is my intention to send out a mail every week until we reopen a new store, in Kemang, with a much wider range of Coffee and food available.

I would like to thank every one of you for your patronage over the last 18 months. Please feel free to forward this email to anyone I may have left off the addressee list.


Thu, 11 Sep 2008
From: JakChat
Comment by v8dave
Originally Posted By: Polisi Cepek
BTW seems the kemang outlet has closed. WTF is the "Jakarta's Kemang Club Villa’s caf" - sounds rather wanky.


Hi PC.. I heard from the guy at Merdeka about this and he told me the new place is close to the old Periplus book store in Kemang so I am going there this Saturday to get my coffee from them.

Well worth the effort I can assure you. Even endorsed by Kuku, the master himself.!!!


Fri, 12 Sep 2008
From: JakChat
Comment by Phoenix
where is the new place dave? I didnt know they had kicked him out. I thought something was going on as me and the mrs used to go for breakfast there from time to time but the last visit (end of may) was so piss poor we were put off. Went back a few weeks ago and still piss poor and empty! The place used to be packed for weekend breakfast .. funny how you can fuck something in such a short space of time


Fri, 12 Sep 2008
From: JakChat
Comment by v8dave
Originally Posted By: Phoenix
where is the new place dave?


This was the reply I got from them about the new place

Quote:
We are no longer at Periplus, as you may know they took over the operation with 5 days notice. We have set up a place now just inside Kemang Villas complex (same street, right at end through security) at the club house there.



Fri, 12 Sep 2008
From: JakChat
Comment by chewwyUK
Hmmm --- shit location to have as it's in a private complex full of overpaid oil and gas types


Fri, 12 Sep 2008
From: JakChat
Comment by v8dave
Originally Posted By: chewwyUK
Hmmm --- shit location to have as it's in a private complex full of overpaid oil and gas types


I'll find out tomorrow as I am going over to collect my coffee beans. Have only ever been to the Periplus one and that was months ago.


Fri, 12 Sep 2008
From: JakChat
Comment by Dilli
Originally Posted By: chewwyUK
Hmmm --- overpaid oil and gas types


And your problem is....


Fri, 12 Sep 2008
From: JakChat
Comment by chewwyUK
I not seeing enough of that money!


Sun, 14 Sep 2008
From: JakChat
Comment by Marmalade



Sun, 14 Sep 2008
From: JakChat
Comment by Marmalade
HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTEEEEEEEEEE THEM.
I reserve more hatred for them than even spunkin' donuts.



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