I returned to Fatahillah Square again with a little disappointment by the watchtower on the port of Sunda Kelapa, which flourished during the Batavian era. There were many restaurants and cafes around the square, which has become a tourist attraction. It was convenient because I was looking for a coffee shop where I could just rest and sweat.
In Jakarta, I can find Starbucks and other coffee shops here and there, though sometimes I can't find a good coffee shop to take a break during walking around the streets. The coffee culture is firmly entrenched. As expected, Indonesia is the world's fourth-largest coffee producer after Brazil, Vietnam, and Colombia, producing 640,000 tons of coffee beans a year.
I wasn't sure which coffee shop to go to, so I went into a nearby coffee shop at random. As I placed my order, the man began busily extracting the coffee. This was a shop that would take your order and then extract the coffee with a fabric filter. He was brewing a cup of coffee with a serious look on his face.
By the way, coffee is called Kopi in Indonesia. It's a lovely word.
May 19, 2020
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF