Think of a coffee shop powered by a three group Strada, hidden inside Pluit neighborhood, with Indomie as one of the menu to accompany your caffeine intake. Mad enough? Wait until you meet the man behind the espresso machine. A self-taught barista and roaster, he’s definitely a personality you won’t easily forget.
Viverri Coffee in Pluit Mas opened its door at about the same time as Ombe Kofie, however the two attracts a totally different market. Here you’ll see more people next door, dressed casually as if it was their second home. Make up? What make up? Here you can meet grandmas in their 60s rocking a joint or two of her favorite cigarettes. While on the other table, a group of youngsters sip their coffee while playing ‘cap sa’. It is that loose and colorful here.
Oh, and while we’re at that, have you ever imagined pairing a cup of cappuccino with Indomie Telor? Yes, Viverri might be the only place to find the unusual but enjoyable match up. That’s not even the best part. The cherry on top is the fact that the capp only costs IDR 25K and the noodle is as cheap as IDR 8K. Even the sum of the two is still below the price of regular capp at other coffee shops.
It has a few setbacks though. As it is placed in a garage, it does get hot and you most probably can’t get that Insta-worthy photo here.
Enough about externalities. Let’s get down and dirty to the real deal. Coffee. You’ll have the benefit of having your beans roasted fresh as Wilson, the owner, does his own roasting just next door inside the house. I took a peek inside his ‘lab’ and I must give him credit for taking the chance of controlling everything from beans to bar. The result was a smooth cup of cappuccino, comparable to those charging more. If you know Omotesando Koffee and how the one-man operation works, you’d be at wonder that at Viverri, not only the owner brews, serves, and acts as the man behind the register, he also roasts. Mad man on a loose, and in a good way.
For a first visit I was impressed, I look forward to coming back and tasting more variety of drinks.
May the brew be with you,
Viverri Coffee Pluit
Jl. Pluit Timur Raya Blok E Utara No.7
Daily 10AM – 10PM
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