Cheaper and sweeter than your regular choice of coffee, Kopi Susu is now back in trend and people just can’t stop talking about it.
These days, who hasn’t heard of kopi susu? Simple yet delicious, this local version of milk coffee is now taking Jakarta by storm with its sweet taste, pocket-friendly price and easy delivery options. With more coffee stalls joining the crowd, here is our round-up of the best and most trending kopi susu in Jakarta.
Toko Kopi Tuku
Tuku is one of the very first coffee stalls that has brought back the traditional kopi susu back in trend through social media. When it first started, not a day went by without seeing people uploading their daily Tuku intake on Instagram. Especially with only IDR 18,000 and a catchy name like Kopi Tetangga, who would not be curious to try? The best-selling item from Tuku is still its Es Kopi Susu Tetangga, which is technically latte with an addition of gula aren or palm sugar. And did you know, even our President Joko Widodo and his family went to get his caffeine fix at Tuku, how awesome is that?
Toko Kopi Tuku, Jl. Cipete Raya No. 7. Also available at Pasar Santa and Bintaro Sektor 1.
Animo Bread Culture
Started off as a bakery, Animo’s kopi susu is relatively creamier than the other milk coffee. Sweeter in taste and thicker in texture, Es Kopi Susu Animo, priced at IDR 17,000, is the favourite among those who do not like the strong taste of caffeine and prefer more milk in their coffee. As an alternative, the bakery also have Es Kopi Moka Animo that uses mocha instead of milk.
Animo Bread Culture, Cipete 1 No. 6A, South Jakarta. Also available at Pasar Santa.
Selling nothing else but its own creation of kopi susu, Sagaleh means one cup or glass in Minang language. For those who like a stronger taste of coffee, this would be the one for you, as it uses a variety of local coffee and hence has a more bitter flavour. A cup, or galeh as they would say, is priced at IDR 17,000 each.
What’s a memory that a person normally holds so dearly? For some, the memory of an ex-lover, whether it’s sweet or bitter, would be one of the most unforgettable. At Kopi Kenangan, you can have those memories in the form of milk coffee drinks called Kopi Kenangan Mantan, which literally translates to the memory of an ex. And just like relationships, which they say are not always too sweet, Kopi Kenangan Mantan also comes in the less sugar version. Using eight-years Arabica aged coffee, this signature drink, priced at IDR 18,000 per cup, mixes double shot espresso with fresh milk and palm sugar, giving it a stronger taste of coffee while still being creamy and sweet at the same time.
Di Bawah Tangga
As its name suggests, Di Bawah Tangga is located under the stairs, or escalator to be exact, at the lobby of Gandaria City. The shop’s best-selling menu is its milk coffee called Es Kopi Susu Kampung, priced at IDR 19,000, which also has its non-sweet alternative called Kopi Hitam Kampung and Kopi Susu Kota. What’s even more exciting about Di Bawah Tangga is the man behind it: actor Nino Fernandez!
Di Bawah Tangga, Gandaria City North Lobby, South Jakarta.
Owned by the same owner as Sana Studio, Kopi Sana offers a wide variety of milk coffee drinks in healthier versions. Aside from the regular Kopi Susu Sana Biasa, the coffee shop also serves kopi susu in different variants using almond, soy and low-fat milk, with a price starting from IDR 20,000 for the regular one.
Kopi Sana, Panglima Polim V No. 38A, South Jakarta.