COPPER CLUB SPECIALTY COFFEE

Your Friendly Neighborhood

Since the booming in 2015-2016, Kelapa Gading’s coffee shop scene has been the talk of town by many coffee experts. With such vast growth of number, even, too vast, they worry that the number of customers in the region will be far left behind. However, we believe, there’s still space for newcomers, as long as they come up with strong concept, like the new Copper Club which just opened its door in July 2018.

Copper Club was found by Calvin Widjaja, who got interesting challenge from his parents. “I had a plan to open a coffee shop for quite a while, then my parents challenged me do it. Of course, I gather some courage and make something different,” said Calvin.

As opposed to most coffee shops in Kelapa Gading that tend to meet customers’ demand, Calvin tried to introduce lighter roast coffee. “Most people in Kelapa Gading prefer bold, stronger coffee, but we believe light roast coffee is the way to go to showcase the flavor of its origin. Actually such concept is quite common in South Jakarta, but in North, we only have a few. In addition, we also provide 4-5 coffee origins for manual brew, it can be from local roaster, or the one we brought from abroad,” said Calvin. Copper Club offers 2 manual brewing methods: V60 and Kalita Wave. “We love their clarity and flavor,” he added.

Fruity, floral, acid, if you prefer such coffee, you’ll have a good time in Copper Club. At least that’s what we tasted when we had the Ethiopia Guji coffee, roasted by Modest Man. “ Our consideration in choosing roaster is based on our vision. We want to introduce single origin specialty coffee that showcase the flavor, so we’re looking for roasteries that shared similar vision from their products,” said Calvin.

So far, Copper Club has been fond of bean from Modest Man, Nagadi, and they’ll have Common Grounds’ Flora Technica soon. By now, coffee lovers should be able  to expect what sort of coffee they’ll have here. “I got the information about roasteries mouth to mouth. We have a solid coffee shop community in Kelapa Gading, we often share information,” he explained.

Homey Atmosphere

One of our reasons why we came here (along with many other Copper Club visitors) is the people’s post on Instagram. As soon as we know that it was located far from the main road, we thought, it’s a nice place to hangout while discussing urgent matters, such as Game of Thrones’s ending, or MCU phase 4’s prediction, perhaps? The place’s first floor wasn’t altered too much from its original design to get that homey and rustic ambience, while the second floor that’s filled with white element, is designed more as coworking space.

“We deliberately offer both concept so customers won’t get bored. The idea was to provide neighborhood coffee shop for the locals and Kelapa Gading residents. It’s tough to get similar vibe if we’re located in shophouse,” explained Calvin.

Along with specialty coffee, Copper Club also offers some favorite drinks, such as Mashed Avo Coffee (signature avocado blend and coffee) and Copper Coffee (the trendy ice coffee milk with brown sugar). Meanwhile for the food, some of their recommendations are Club Lamb Burger, Club Aglio Olio, and our favorite, Quesadilla with fresh tomato salsa.

In the midst of neck and neck competition in Kelapa Gading, Copper Club offers different concept. With their courage to go against the mainstream by offering fruity coffee and homey interior, if you think the coffee shop scene in Kelapa  Gading is already saturated, perhaps you need to rethink.

Sejak mulai booming di 2015-2016, skena coffee shop di Kelapa Gading menjadi pembicaraan bagi banyak tokoh kopi nasional. Dengan jumlah perkembangan coffee shop yang begitu pesat, bahkan, terlalu pesat, mereka mengkhawatirkan hal ini tidak diikuti dengan perkembangan jumlah penikmat kopi di kawasan tersebut. Namun kami percaya, masih ada tempat bagi para pemain baru, asalkan mereka memiliki konsep yang kuat, seperti Copper Club yang baru buka pada Juli 2018.

Copper Club didirikan oleh Calvin Widjaja yang mendapat tantangan menarik dari orang tuanya. “Sejak dulu saya memiliki rencana untuk membuka coffee shop sendiri, lalu orang tua saya menantang saya mewujudkan hal tersebut. Tentu saja saya langsung mengumpulkan keberanian dan membuat sesuatu yang berbeda,” kata Calvin.

Berbeda dengan banyak coffee shop di Kelapa Gading yang cenderung mengikuti selera kopi masyarakat setempat, Calvin mencoba untuk memperkenalkan kopi light roast. “Orang Kelapa Gading cenderung lebih suka kopi yang bold, strong, namun kami percaya kopi light roast lebih bisa menampilkan rasa dari daerah asalnya. Sebetulnya konsep semacam ini sudah umum di Jakarta Selatan, namun di Utara sepertinya masih jarang. Selain itu, kami juga menyediakan 4-5 origin kopi untuk manual brew, bisa dari roaster lokal,  atau yang kami bawa dari luar negeri,” kata Calvin. Copper Club menyediakan 2 metode seduh: V60 dan Kaita Wave. “Kami suka clarity dan flavornya,” tambahnya.

Fruity, floral, dan acid, jika Anda suka kopi semacam ini, Anda akan menikmati kopi di Copper Club. Setidaknya itulah yang kami rasakan ketika kami menikmati kopi Ethiopia Guji dari roaster Modest Man. “Pertimbangan kami dalam memilih roaster lebih kepada kesamaan visi. Kami ingin memperkenalkan specialty coffee single origin yang menekankan pada flavor, sehingga kami mencari roaster yang bisa menyampaikan visi serupa dari produk mereka,” kata Calvin.

Sejauh ini, Copper Club sering menggunakan biji kopi dari Modest Man, Nagadi, dan mereka tengah menyiapkan Flora Technica dari Common Grounds. Penggemar kopi tentu bisa membayangkan kopi macam apa yang bisa mereka harapkan dari coffee shop ini. “Saya mendapat informasi tentang roaster biasanya dari mulut ke mulut. Coffee shop di Kelapa Gading memiliki komunitas yang solid, kami sering saling berbagi informasi,” jelas Calvin.

Atmosfer Homey

Alasan kedatangan kami ke sini (dan sepertinya, banyak pelanggan Copper Club lain) adalah postingan orang-orang di Instagram. Begitu mengetahui lokasi tempatnya yang jauh dari jalan utama, kami berpikir, sepertinya ini tempat yang asyik untuk hangout bersama sambil berdiskusi mengenai beberapa hal penting, seperti ending Game of Thrones, atau prediksi MCU phase 4 mungkin? Lantai dasar Copper Club sengaja tidak banyak mengubah desain awal dari rumah untuk mendapatkan kesan homey dan rustic, sementara lantai 2 dengan banyak elemen warna putih didesain lebih sebagai coworking space.

“Kami sengaja menghadirkan kedua konsep tersebut agar pelanggan tidak bosan. Ide kami adalah menghadirkan neighborhood coffee shop untuk komunitas tetangga sekitar dan warga Kelapa Gading secara keseluruhan, Rasanya sulit mendapatkan vibe serupa jika lokasi kami ruko,” jelas Calvin.

Selain kopi specialty, Copper Club juga menyediakan menu minuman favorit lain seperti Mashed Avo Coffee (signature blend alpukat segar dan kopi) dan Copper Coffee (es kopi susu gula aren yang trending). Sementara untuk makanan, beberapa andalan di sini adalah Club Lamb Burger, Club Algio Olio, dan favorit kami, Quesadilla dengan tomato salsa yang segar.

Ditengah persaingan coffee shop yang begitu ketat di Kelapa Gading, Copper Club menghadirkan konsep berbeda. Dengan keberaniannya menentang arus dengan menyediakan kopi yang fruity dan interior yang homey, jika Anda berpikir skena coffee shop di Kelapa Gading sudah jenuh, mungkin Anda harus berpikir ulang.



COPPER CLUB SPECIALTY COFFEE

Jl. Tarian Timur Raya Blok W1 No. 23, Klp. Gading, Jakarta 14240, 

T: +62 811 8081 168

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