I have been extremely busy this month, if not this has probably been the busiest month so far this year. Right after coming back from Bali, everyday is basically waking up in the morning, doing shoots, go to 1/2 events per day, and no I am not whining, I am just ‘expressing’ how physically exhausted I am this month but in the same time so very grateful that life keeps me busy #blessed.
Today I woke up early to do shoots for a running project, went to an event in the North and was free right after, I really needed some quality time to just enjoy my Sunday before facing Monday (well as this post is being written it’s 12:22 AM so technically it’s Monday). I think I am always in desperate need of coffee so I called my friend to accompany me to this coffee shop which I’ve heard for quite some time in Pondok Pinang called Louie. Sunday was a bliss when it comes to traffic as it only took me around 35 minutes from PIK to Pondok Pinang (like can you believe that?).
I know I should probably continue working on closing deadlines but at the moment it’s something that I don’t want to touch, I feel like writing this blog post so here I am writing this short brief piece. My visit to Louie was candid, but utterly satisfied. Let’s start with how spacious and photogenic this coffee shop is, I arrived around 6:20 PM and the sky was getting dark so it explains why I didn’t take a lot of photos and actually enjoy the moment with my company, but anyway I believe this place is going to be dope in the morning/afternoon.
I did not expect much but was totally impressed with their coffee! I ordered a single shot iced cappuccino which was light, properly acidic with a hint of nutty character and fresh aftertaste (me likey!), the iced chocolate was not sweet (in a good way) as they didn’t use any sugar and rely on the chocolate’s natural sweetness as the sweetener, and their homemade banana bread was delicious and decently moist, but it was the creamy espresso butter that elevated the whole thing, special thanks from my friend for the treat, I think he spent around IDR 125k for the three items.
When I uploaded this story on my Instagram Stories, two of my followers told me that the owner was a semi-finalist at the Indonesian Barista Championship in 2015, maybe that explains why their coffee is GOOD.