Improving Coffee Standards in Bali


Bali, June 15, 2013 – Archipelago International and Italy’s iconic illy coffee conducted a Barista master class for aspiring coffee professionals from Archipelago’s 14 Bali hotels and villas.

Held in the recently opened Hotel NEO Legian – Jelantik, the master class was conducted by illy Barista Bali’s M. Tito Lahat and focused on classic coffee specialists such as Espresso, Cappuccino and Café Latte and other beverages using coffee as base ingredient.

From choosing the right milk at the right temperature for producing silky milk foam to making the perfect cup of espresso which is the base for most coffee beverages, Baristas from Ubud, Sanur, Seminyak and Kuta learned that making coffee up to the highest European standards is a science by itself requiring skills and passion.

“Our customers are becoming more and more knowledge and passionate about their coffee so we have chosen illy, which is Italy’s very best, as our standard coffee in all our hotel, regardless if a 5 star Kamuela villa , a 4 star Aston or a more basic select service favehotel. We are on a mission to elevate standards across our hotels with the goal to become the best on the island” said Budi Haryanto, Regional Chef Archipelago International.

About Archipelago International

Archipelago International (formerly known as Aston International) is one of Indonesia’s leading hotel operators with an underlying portfolio of more than 60 hotels and 12 000 rooms and a development pipeline exceeding 90 properties in Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia.

Archipelago managed Hotels operate under the hotel brands Grand Aston, Aston, Aston City, Alana, Harper, Quest, favehotels, NEO and Kamuela ranging from ultra-luxurious private pool villas to serviced apartments and select service economy class hotels, thus offering Indonesia’s vastest and most comprehensive hotel network.