Monday, November 30, 2015

The Pursuit of ‘The Perfect Cup of Coffee’

The Caffeine Dispensary Introduces Its first Café and Wholesale Services in North Jakarta

The Caffeine Dispensary opened its doors this past October. The café and showroom, located in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, is created not only as a place to enjoy a great cup of coffee, but also to share knowledge and connect with like-minded people.

“We are obsessed with coffee. It is simply a life pursuit,’ said Ajie Permana, Edward Sanrio, and Andri Saputra, coffee enthusiasts and the force behind The Caffeine Dispensary.

Fuelled by passion, or rather obsession in finding and creating that perfect cup of coffee, the three partners saw a growing demand and appreciation of specialty unadultered coffee and took their continuous love affair with caffeine to another level.

The Caffeine Dispensary was inspired by the old-day dispensary, an official Government-appointed facility and the only place available at that time to have doctors’ prescriptions filled and obtain medication. While waiting for their names to be called by the pharmacists, people would chat to one another and share their life troubles. In the same spirit today, The Caffeine Dispensary aspires to do similarly by dispensing caffeine, a legal substance that has become a part of so many people’s lives.

“Our unique coffee concept goes beyond the café and roastery,” said Rio.  “We will host coffee appreciation classes and monthly public cupping sessions. In addition to our café, we also provide assistance through our wholesale services, including coffee consultation and café set up, coffee roasting customization services, café and equipment supplying, and even staff training,” continued Ajie.

Rio and Ajie have gone through different paths in expressing their profound love of coffee. While Ajie went through the retail sector through his café, Revolution Coffee in Singapore, Rio has opted for the wholesale route by setting up his roasting company, Kujer Coffee Roasters in Jakarta.

The partners met during a barista class in 2013 and soon realized the possibilities of combining their complimentary skills, technical know-how and background in two different markets. “Ajie is the better barista, but I am definitely the more qualified roaster,” said Rio.

The Caffeine Dispensary is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9 AM to 5 PM.

For more information, visit:, call (021) 4520109 or email

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