#coffee4kids Charity Brew for the Kids of Pasar Santa – Our Gratitudes!

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Last weekend our humble abode was flooded with good will and generosity. Our gratitudes to beloved friends who participate in Charity Brew: Coffee for Kids #coffee4kids – where we brew and serve coffee to collect money to give Lebaran / Hari Raya goodie bags to the children of the sellers and tenants in Pasar Santa.

The event was supported by Orkide & Coffee Adorers who supplied the magnificent beans. This neighbour of ours roasted Simalungun Silimakuta Tiga Raja Peaberry for espresso. As the label mentioned, these triple picked screen 17 peaberries coming from the district of Simalungun, sub-district Silimakuta, North Sumatera. The carefully selected beans are grown up on 1,400-1,600 meters above sea level (masl.), and washed wet hulled at Tiga Raja mill on 1,460 masl. Beans for filtered coffee came from the Middle Mountain of district of Dogiyal, up on 1,600 masl. in Papua. Papua Dogiyai Modio beans are also lovingly known as Mace coffee as an homage to women who grow and take care of the coffee.

Once again, premiere soy milk Bonsoy also supported us. Our patrons were really spoiled with some crazy good cups of soy cappuccino they might not get anywhere else in Jakarta. Honestly, we will be more than joyful if every coffee shop in Jakarta could provide Bonsoy as well. Bonsoy makes drastic difference!

Our friend Raynia a.k.a. @sepotongkue did not only bring cheerful mini fruit choux, but also managed to bring along Puput – the Top 8 Contestant of the First Junior MasterChef Indonesia – who baked Red Velvet Cupcakes for our Charity Brew. Meanwhile, the popular Honestly Muesli also brought Overnight Oats and Granola Bars to add the joy in the evening. Celebrity food blogger Natasha V.L. completed the “dining table” with her homebaked quiches.

Inside the kiosk, our B.A.P.s – Baristas with Attitude (Problems)™ – namely Cecil, Izman, plus Til also gained great help from fellow baristas and brewers. We had faithful friends Joni, Lydia, and Ken, and we have Team Tanamera in the house, too! Besides Mr. Ade Ivan – the Certified World Barista Championship Cup Washers and Purchasing Manager* – there were Aga, Wahyu, Wahid, and Audy, too! What a bunch of jumpy people!

abcd_blog_image_031We managed to collect a sum of Rp3,679,000 from that night alone. The following night – which was not planned as a Charity Brew event – Honestly Muesli contributed another Rp190,000. Four friends who could not make it to the event still transferred a total amount of Rp1,250,000 – many, many thanks! So, in total we collected Rp5,119,000.

We handed the amount to Fetty Pratiwi who will conduct an event for the kids of Pasar Santa this Saturday, July 19, 2014. Fetty will gather up to 40 kids in a storytelling and drawing activity, and will hand out the Charity Brew goodie bags. This event will take place around our kiosk. So, come along to #ngopidipasar this Saturday in our Coffee No Kiasu weekend, and witness how your own generosity has drawn smiles to the children of Pasar Santa.

Charity Brew – #Coffee4Kids

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How to make a cup of coffee taste better? By adding goodwill into it.

Hari Raya is coming and we want to give goodie bags to around 40 children of the sellers and tenants of Pasar Santa. On Saturday, July 12, 3-9 PM we will brew for charity. The coffee comes from our dear neighbour Orkide Coffee & Adorer, a humble nano-roaster that does not compromise with quality. We will have mini fruit choux and other food as well – all contributed by kindhearted friends.

Everything we serve in our pop-up coffee bar will be on “pay as you like” basis. Be extra generous with your tip as everything will go for the children of Pasar Santa – The Real #AnakPasar – for them to celebrate Hari Raya.

Even our baristas will try their best to adjust their attitude. (Yup, once in a year they actually can be good kids.)

See you in our #ngopidipasar Pop-Up Coffee Bar, Pasar Santa, Level 1, Block AL.01-BKS No. 75-77, Jl. Cipaku I, South Jakarta, Saturday, July 12, from 3 to 9 PM.

#CoffeeForMom – Our Charity Brew

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Last month – before this blog was even born! – we popped-up our coffee bar for charity. The mother of a barista who’s a close friend to us was falling sick and hospitalized. So, we aptly called this program #CoffeeForMom.

Back then, a roasting class held by Master Roaster Manuel Diaz from Mexico was taking place in Kelapa Gading. The event was held by Specialty Coffee Association of Indonesia (SCAI). The class roasted a lot of Bali Kintamani beans. SCAI was kind enough to donate so many bags of roasted beans from that class, and we used them in this charity. We sold the best roasts in bags, and we brew the rest in our humble abode. We sold out all the bags in a flash. Everything went for this charity.

This Lego coffee-tray was among the auction items for #CoffeeForMom.

This Lego coffee-tray was among the auction items for #CoffeeForMom.

Meanwhile, our other friends also gave a lot of cool stuff for some online auction – from Lego bow-tie to a branded bag! During the pop-up, so many came and fill our infamous Red Tip Jar that surely went for the medication of our mother’s friend as well.

It’s overwhelming to witness how real friendships were proven in real acts. In result, we collected Rp8,625,000. From the very bottom of our hearts, we thank all who had participated in this charity event. We have proved together that goodness exists, even in the darkest colour of coffee.