Kenangan Coffee has opened its first Malaysian outlet in Suria KLCC, with another 4 to open by end of 2022.
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Our neighbour has arrived to share the best of their local Indonesian coffee with us! Known in Indonesia as Kopi Kenangan, they will be expanding into Malaysia as Kenangan Coffee!
Kenangan, which translates to ‘making memories’, is an emphasis for the brand, which is why they have chosen to keep the Indonesian word in the name for their international expansion.
We chose Malaysia as our first market expansion due to Malaysians’ love for the food, the steady growth in coffee culture, especially the grab-and-go concept, and the many similarities Malaysians share with Indonesians when it comes to taste profile and the receptivity to try new things.Edward Tirtanata, CEO and Co-founder of Kenangan Coffee
Their first store is in Suria KLCC, situated strategically at the entrance to the mall from the KLCC LRT station.
What Should I Get?
Their signatures are the Kenangan Latte and Avocado Coffee, which are made with Gula Aren (palm sugar) directly from Indonesian farmers.
The coffee blend they use is the Kenangan Blend, which also originates locally from Indonesia, specifically from Sidikaiang, Aceh, Flores, and Dampit.
The Kenangan Latte is smooth and milky, with smoky sweet flavours from the gula aren.
The Avocado Coffee may seem like an odd flavour choice, but it is surprisingly silky and nicely flavoured. The taste of avocado is not extremely strong, but those who like the creamy fruit will enjoy its flavour.
When asked, Edward said that the Malaysian drink menu will not be exactly the same. In fact, the drink recipes were tweaked to tailor to Malaysian taste buds, so they are less sweet than the original Indonesian drinks.
However, the drinks still certainly satisfy a sweet tooth. Like most beverage outlets nowadays, the sugar and ice level can be adjusted.
Additionally, they also have some exclusive Malaysian flavours not available in Indonesia, such as the Teh Tarik Series.
Besides that, they have plenty of other drink flavours to choose from.
The brand also has an app, Kenangan Coffee Malaysia, which is already available on iOS and the Google Play Store. The tech-enabled coffee chain aims to bring convenience to its customers, as you can pre-order drinks on the app for pick-up, try exclusive new drink recipes, collect points, and more.
Currently, their first outlet has opened in Suria KLCC. Four more stores will open in MyTown Cheras, Pavilion KL, NU Sentral KL, and Sunway Pyramid PJ by the end of 2022.
Anne is an advocate of sustainable living and the circular economy, and has managed to mum-nag the team into using reusable containers to tapau food. She is also a proud parent of 4 cats and 1 rabbit.