January 19th, 2018. All of a sudden, my sister sent me IG story from her friend. It said that a new coffee shop opened direct from Ubud. Hmmmm.. is it Seniman Ubud? I asked my sister to ask her friend. And voila. Kala by Seniman opened with Kuma Living in Beets and Bouts at Oakwood, Mega Kuningan area.
Great thing about the day, they had this promotion “Pay as you like.” Woohoo. We came there to enjoy the coffee, for sure. Turned out, they were like a collaboration spaces. So in one space, they have 3 brands, and they supported each other. Beets and Bouts: famous for its healthy food. Kala by Seniman: no need to explain anything. It’s Kala by Seniman Coffee. *period* Kuma Living: for the beautiful plants. Such a great collaboration, right? The place is very beautiful. Warm and homey. The funniest thing: the owner of Kala by Seniman recognized me from the past. OMG! Finally we met! Anyway, I also loved their signature BARROKER chair.
I asked for one shot coffee, and it was very easy to fall in love with the coffee. The texture was very light with no “too-milky” coffee. And the flavour was overwhelming. I was very happy to finally taste their premium coffee. No need to fly to Ubud. LOL.
It’s my sister’s order, but I didn’t try it.
Es Kopi Susu
The owner and the barista gave me a complimentary es kopi susu. And it was really different from any other es kopi susu. They used premium coffee. The texture was not too milky, not too light and still had a strong flavour from the coffee without overpowering the purpose of a whole idea of a cup of es kopi susu. Quite confusing, right? It was definitely a mind-boggling. LOL.
Foxy Red Smoothy Bowl
beets, strawberry, dates, pineapple, almond milk, topped with muesli, pineapple, coconut flakes, and strawberry (seasonal)
My sister ordered Acai Krema from Beets and Bouts. So I thought, I ordered something else from the menu, like their smoothy bowl. Their menu is not yet complete, so I ordered this foxy red. It was very sour, at first. But after some time, it became sweeter, with mushy texture. Maybe the sour came from the pineapple, but finally the dates sweetened the flavour. I think I will try their other smoothy bowls next time.
Anyway, congratulations for the opening Beets and Bouts with Kala by Seniman and Kuma Living. Hip hip hooray!