With many Indonesians staying at home as part of the ongoing social distancing movement to fight COVID-19, a vast majority of local F&B brands are still open for business, many of which now depend on food delivery services.
If you miss your usual es kopi (Indonesian iced latte) routine but are hesitant about making orders daily, you can now stock up on your favorite beverage from the es kopi pioneers themselves, Toko Kopi Tuku.
As announced today, Tuku has launched the TUKUcur, which is their signature Es Kopi Susu Tetangga in a 1-liter bottle. The name itself is a portmanteau of Tuku and kucur, which means to pour out in Indonesian.
TUKUcur is priced at IDR85K (US$5.33), and is only available on Toko Kopi Tuku’s official Tokopedia page for delivery. Keep delivery costs in mind though, given that TUKUcur is only shipped from South Jakarta using same-day delivery services at the moment.
Prior to Tuku, popular es kopi chain Kopi SANA had also launched their own version of bottled coffee.
Es kopi is not your regular iced latte — it’s usually a mixture of arabica and robusta coffee blended with milk and sweetened by liquid palm sugar. Its sweet taste, quality coffee blend and affordable price tag have been making it the drink of the moment, and it’s been gaining massive popularity in the country in the last three or four years.
The es kopi phenomenon might be the thing that makes Indonesia’s third-wave coffee culture distinctive from that of other countries — especially the idea that everyone can have excellent coffee without having to dig deep into their pockets. Just try to bring your own containers every time you buy es kopi, though, since most cafés go through a worrying amount of plastic cups for takeaway.
There are 7 Tuku stores in Jakarta and beyond including in Cipete, Lebak Bulus, Santa Modern Market, BSD, as well as BP gas stations in Bintaro, Cibubur, and Gading Serpong. Toko Kopi Tuku’s Coconuts Directory page, and Instagram