As someone who lives in Central Jakarta, going to North Jakarta or Kelapa Gading area in particular, is quite a journey. Yet, the traffic is not helping at all. But hey, the food scene in there is unbelievable! You can find almost everything in there, from local cheap street food to fine dining.
Lately, the coffee scene in Kelapa Gading area is also growing. New places for having a cup of coffee keep popping up and the people in North Jakarta can finally have their coffee in a proper way. And the list is going to be longer with this new place called Bean Here Coffee (@beanherecoffee), which just opened their door earlier this month.
The owner, Seviella, is someone who’s really a coffee enthusiast. She started to take lesson at ABCD at Pasar Santa last year, and eventually decided to open up a store of her own as part of her dream. It’s not easy, she told me. Yet, she really enjoys it to the fullest. Who doesn’t? It’s like a dream for everyone to have your hobby as your job. 🙂
I’ve known her for quite some time now and I know she has a good taste for coffee. Apparently, she’s a good one too when it comes to making it. I really like the coffee. Well, I’m not really into latte, so I can’t give you a real honest comment on the latte products, but bunch of my friends who tried it said that it’s good. I personally always drink a manual brew (the one that uses filter), and they make a hella good one. Currently they only have two beans for manual brew, Aceh Gayo and Honduras Las Moras, but more variety of beans will be here as well later on. As for the regular coffee or latte, they use beans from Curious People Roastery.
The place itself is quite comfortable. They currently have one floor only, and they will add more level above for smoking area later on.
Other than the big area in the middle, they also have two small “chambers” behind the counter if you want a little privacy (which is my favorite spot!).
Overall, this new established coffee shop is worth to be in your list if you’re doing a coffee-shop-hopping in North Jakarta area. 😎
So the only question is… Have you bean here?
I sure have!
Bean Here Coffee
Jl. Boulevard Raya Blok PA 1 No. 26, Kelapa Gading, Jakarta Utara
(between Rasane Seafood and District Bar)