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A Festival About Coffee

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Indonesia’s first truly independent celebration of specialty coffee and the Asian premiere of the acclaimed documentary A Film About Coffee.

Jakarta, Indonesia – Tuesday, 19 August 2014

This weekend, Saturday and Sunday August 23rd and 24th, Percolate Galactic and THE GOODS DEPT · are bringing you the first annual A Festival About Coffee. Held at LOTTE Shopping Avenue in Jakarta, Indonesia, this two-day celebration marks the Asian premiere of the acclaimed documentary A Film About Coffee, currently being screened to enthralled audiences in cities across the globe.

A Festival About Coffee is more than just a film premiere; this event is a celebration of Indonesian specialty coffee culture, the people who make it a reality – from the farmers to the baristas to the consumers – and the vibrant art-filled creative economy that  been nurtured by the rise of Indonesia’s third wave coffee scene.

Featuring booths, art, entertainment, workshops, seminars, Q&As, and demonstrations from some of the most talked about names in Indonesian coffee, A Festival About Coffee is a must for all coffee lovers.


A Film About Coffee is an extended meditation on the specialty coffee industry – from the fields of Africa and Central America to the cafes of the United States and Japan. Referred to in its most recent review by magazine Fast Company as ‘a gift to coffee drinkers everywhere’, we are honored that Jakarta is the first location in Asia to have the opportunity to screen A Film About Coffee.

The premiere of A Film About Coffee will be held on Saturday night at LOTTE Shopping Avenue’s Ice Palace Concert Hall. While the premiere is an invite-only event, two additional screenings will be held on Sunday, both of which are open to the public and completely free. The details are below.


LOTTE Shopping Avenue Ice Palace Concert Hall

Saturday, August 23 rd, 2014

Invite-Only Premiere Screening. Contact [email protected] for more information.

Premiere Screening

Screening begins at 7:00 pm. (Doors open at 6:30pm.) Post-Film Coffee Industry Q&A at 8:30 pm, immediately following the film.

Sunday, August 24 th, 2014

Free Public Screenings. No Tickets or Reservations Necessary First Come, First Served

Public Screening #1

Screening begins at 1:00 pm. (Doors open at 12:30 pm.) Post-Film Coffee Industry Q&A at 2:30 pm, immediately following film.

Public Screening #2

A Film About Coffee at 4:00 pm. (Doors open at 3:30 pm.) Post-Film Coffee Industry Q&A at 5:30 pm, immediately following film.


While A Film About Coffee focuses on the massive strides being made across the Americas and Africa in developing a unique coffee culture, we also wanted to pay homage to the unique, trendsetting work being done in Indonesia – work that has earned Jakarta recognition as one of Asia’s specialty coffee capitols.

We are honored to feature pop-up cafes from One Fifteenth Coffee, Morph Coffee, Anomali Coffee, Black Alchemy Coffee Lab, and Ippolito Coffee. These cafes are at forefront of the Indonesian coffee renaissance and represent the exciting path forward for Indonesia’s specialty coffee culture.

There would be no coffee without passionate and dedicated farmers. The peerless Klasik Beans Cooperative, Indonesia’s most celebrated grower of organic coffee, will be joining us at the Festival. Leading a revolution in the sustainability of Indonesian agriculture and internationally renowned as the producers of some of the finest coffee beans on Earth, Klasik Beans Cooperative’s beans can be found at the best coffee shops around the world and are purchased by the most discerning international buyers, including Sweet Maria’s, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, and Allegro Coffee. In addition to having green coffee beans, organic tea, and cascara for purchase, Klasik Beans Cooperative will be collecting used books for their Kopi Kids Library initiative and will be facilitating several free workshops for Festival attendees, including an Introduction to Coffee Processing and a seminar on Sustainability and Quality in Indonesian Agriculture.

Additional vendors and sponsors of A Festival About Coffee include Toffin Indonesia and Greenfields Milk. Toffin has an unrivaled reputation for quality when it comes to syrups, but they also have everything you could possibly need to make coffee – including incredible industrial roasters that they’ll have on display at the Festival. Of course, everyone knows that Greenfields is the undisputed milk-of-choice for Indonesia’s best baristas and coffee connoisseurs, so we are super happy that they’ll be at the Festival providing a constant supply of milk to our coffee vendors!

Additional support for this event came from Lisa & Leo’s Organic Coffee, Djournal Coffee, our official media partner Berita Satu, as well as support from media outlets including Cikopi, What’s New Jakarta, and many more. Without the outpouring of enthusiasm and generosity from Indonesia’s coffee lovers, this event would not be possible.


For more information and a detailed event schedule, including performance and workshop times, visit our website at You can also follow us via social media on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at @FestAboutCoffee. To join in the discussion, use the hashtag #AfestivalAboutCoffee. If you’d like to speak to the AFAC team, please email us at [email protected].


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