There was this time when I finally got extremely irritated by the coffee menu at every cafe here in my city.
No, not because they didn’t serve the kind of coffee that I want, but it’s because I don’t understand most of the menu. I mean, Ristretto? Lungo? I don’t speak coffee. Maybe it’s Italian. Anyway, I feel really weird ordering things that I don’t understand.
Not to mention all of the different kind of beans and brewing method like syphon, cold brew, pour over, V60… I feel like I’m the stupidest person in that cafe LOL
What about that eye-opener effect of caffeine? Nah, coffee makes me feel drowsy instead. Yes, drinking coffee to prevent drowsiness won’t work for me, so I drink coffee just for my own pleasure.
Well, I still got that jittery effect if I drank too much though. Well, seriously, I can sleep right away after a double shot espresso.
In order to feel a little less idiotic whenever I entered a coffee shop, I decided to educate myself about coffee. Wikipedia was a good start, followed by other special coffee sites. Now I know what Ristretto and Lungo is. And Flat White. And many kind of brewing methods. And I’m happy.
I no longer feel overwhelmed with all the Italian words, different kind of beans and all the brewing machines. Now I can truly enjoy my visit to coffee shops.
Recently, I started to try different kind of coffee from various coffee shops. I’m not a brand fanatic, and of course, I’m still a beginner coffee enthusiast, so I will try any kind of coffee from every coffee shop I found.
- Cold Brew Black Coffee at Toodz House. I never thought a black coffee won’t taste bitter and sour at all! I’m not really fond of coffee because many times it tastes really sour. But this one is really awesome. I’m glad I started my coffee journey with this one.
- Caffe Latte at Anomali Coffee. Extremely milky, soft and smooth. I love milk, so I like this one! But somehow if I really want a cup of coffee, I prefer the black one.
- Piccolo Latte at Djournal. I reallyyyy like this one!! Milky and strong at the same time.
- Long Black at Djournal. Mild.
- Cappuccino at Coffee Bean. Tasty with mild flavor. But I don’t like cappuccino because of the forth, it’s somewhat ticklish and messy haha…
- White Chocolate Mocha at Cuppa Coffee. It’s like a syrupy caffe latte, in a good way. I like the mild roasted coffee flavor with the enhanced buttery milk flavor. Delicious!
- Koffie Taloea Boekittinggi at Kopi Oey. I bought this because it’s the only type of coffee that is different from the rest. I don’t like it because it was too eggy, like eating the upper layer of freshly-baked sponge cake. And I put too much lime…
- Ristretto Bianco at Starbucks. This one is really nice. A little bit bitter but perfect for me.
- Black Coffee at Bengawan Solo. Hands down my favorite coffee in Jakarta. Even the Java Avocado is perfect.
- Flat White at McCafe. It tastes like Cappuccino, slightly more bitter though.
- Double Espresso at Hosa. Nice but a little bit too bitter for me.
- Mocha Java at Coffee Club. Ah.. the black coffee for ladies, as written in the menu. Not too bitter.
- Single Origin Sumatra Lintong at La Tazza. It has a fruity taste, like a peach.
- Aceh Gayo at Gayo Coffee. Really strong.
- Papua Wamena at The People’s Cafe. Mild at first and then the taste lingers on your tongue for quite some time haha…
- Black Toraja at Seven Eleven. Surprisingly nice and mild!
- White Coffee at Seven Eleven. It’s sweet and tastes like peanut.
- Caffe Latte Original at Dunkin’ Donuts. Not as milky as Anomali’s, but I still like it!
Already made plans with friends to visit the trending coffee shops like ABCD, Crematology, Tanamera, 1/15, Trafique, Giyanti, etc. Can’t wait!