The famous Japanese specialty coffee brand, % ARABICA has started brewing at Beachwalk Bali earlier this week. Coffee lovers can now experience Kenneth Shoji’s coffee and caffeine appreciation on the island, at Bali’s trendiest and busiest lifestyle destination, in Kuta.
As amazing as the rest of the 121 stores of % ARABICA around the world, the newest store at Beachwalk Kuta Bali is also designed by the high-end Japanese interior and architectural design team, no. 10 from NOMURA Co., Ltd.
Blending in Balinese elements, the designer Nao Kameda used 122 Indonesia railroad ties to create the stage floor with integrated sofa seating arranged from front to back.
The semi-circular kitchen counter is set against a huge mirror to create a big circle illusion, while the iconic % – shaped Corian bench sits in the center of the store, complete with a giant Chemex pendant light with a rattan motive above it.
Creating a comfy spot for casual or business meet-ups, the store also has an outdoor seating area furnished with daybed-style seating where people can enjoy coffee with a beach view.
Enjoying coffee at % ARABICA at Beachwalk also gives everyone the chance to be involved in their sustainability practices. As the first % ARABICA store in the world to be plastic cup free, the Bali store will be the beginning of the global roll-out to the other % ARABICA store around the world to apply the same sustainability movement.
The store also has its own Tornado King small-batch roasting machine that has become a staple piece of equipment in % ARABICA’s stores worldwide.
With the presence of a Tornado King in the store, trained baristas can help customers pick from the best beans from all over the world and roast it in the machine on the spot according to the customer’s preference.
Customers can then take home the freshly roasted coffee beans in % ARABICA’s special packaging and merchandise.
Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t get good coffee in Bali!
Jl. Beachwalk Mall, Kuta, Kec. Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361