Around Tugu Railway Station, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Angkringan Yogyakarta Reviews
Coffee with a kick of glowing charcoal...Coffee Joss!! Jun 05, 2013
In the sunny evening in Yogyakarta my friend Arianna is offering me to enjoy a cup of coffee and snack in "Angkringan " beside Tugu Railway Station. Angkringan is the traditional Javanese wagon they sell a variety of foods and beverages commonly found in each of the side roads in Central Java and Yogyakarta. Ordinary wagon covered with plastic tarps and can carry about 8 people buyers. Operates early afternoon until as late as 2 a.m., they relied on the traditional lighting Javanese lamp called Senthir, and also aided by the light of street lamps. Senthir is traditional lighting from Java that can be ignited with kerosene.
Angkringan also known as an egalitarian place for varied buyers who come without distinction of social class. They enjoy the food while chatting late into the night even knew each other about various things. No formal rules apply in this place but tolerance where people are willing to share space sitting with some peoples on the mat that was held lengthwise or sitting on the long wooden bench. In this place, buyers and sellers are often seen chatting with the relaxed atmosphere and amicable. The occasional street singer sings the songs to entertain the visitor, make the atmosphere more cheerful.
Angkringan offered a variety of hot and cold drinks, fried snacks and famous dishes from rice called "Sego Kucing (Cat Rice)”. The unique and funny name because is due its tiny portion, perfect for a cat. Sego Kucing consists of a small, fist-sized portion of rice along with toppings. Common toppings include sambal, dried fish, and tempeh. Other ingredients can include eggs, chicken, and cucumber. It is served ready-made, wrapped in a banana leaf, which is further wrapped in paper. Drinks provided was a general taste of Indonesia, such as tea, coffee, ginger drink, orange juice, and milk. All the prices for food and drink very cheap .
One that is typical in Angkringan is Coffee Joss, a unique way to enjoy coffee. Coffee Joss is the quintessential Javanese coffee. This coffee is a typical drink of Yogyakarta at night. The coffee presentation, taste and enjoy the atmosphere within, it looks like a combination of three elements mentioned above really represent Javanese Culture. Coffee Joss in Angkringan Yogjakarta is actually the same as the way to make coffee in general. The only difference between the coffee and sugar concoction brewed with boiling water, then added glowing coals. Or you can add milk into coffee. . Charcoal is charcoal that is used to boil water coffee. Once the charcoal burning is inserted into the glass, then the sound ... "JOOOOSSSS" and come out white smoke. Coffee with the taste of a steady even ready to be served. That's why coffee is given the name of Coffee Joss. Once the charcoal fire is off you can take out the charcoal from your cup. Sometimes the coffee bubbles over, leaving a messy cup...
I ordered fried snacks and Milk Coffee Joss, I can say Milk Coffee Joss has an amazing taste, sweet with no trace of bitterness, and smoke smell. Actually charcoal is heated at temperatures above 250 ° Celsius . Charcoal is useful to reduce the coffee grounds , fix the smell.and neutralizes the acidity of the coffee, making it easier to drink for those who get an upset stomach from coffee. They use ordinary charcoal with wood . They only use an intact burning charcoal for the coffee . It was intended to not contaminate the coffee when it is presented to consumers.
But regardless of the myth of Coffee Joss things that make me never forget the taste of this coffee is unique and is supported by a place that makes us reluctant to leave this place. You should not miss evening without a visit to the Angkringan for relaxing , enjoying dishes and atmosphere , of favorite many people in Yogyakarta.
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