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Profiles of those who open up counters in the festivals

Indo Bean UK

Bristol Indonesian Society is proud to present Indo Bean UK, at their annual event themed ” Wonderful Indonesia 2017″.

Visitors will have the chance to enjoy premium blended coffee and for those interested to know more about Indonesian coffee, well this is your chance.

The two behind the scene:
INDOBEAN UK founded by Alistair Clegg who start researching in Indonesian coffee since 2013 and in 2014 started trading Indonesian’s best coffees. Alistair has been in the coffee business for many years and passionate about coffee especially promoting Indonesian coffee such as Litong, Toraja, Mandheling and many others.
Al met Trigo Starden (a photographer and filmmaker) who happens to also have some knowledge about coffee, at various events for the Indonesian communities by Indonesian organizations in UK such as event by PERIUK an Indonesian Diaspora Network for UK and the Republic of Ireland.
Not until Alistair saw Trigo in Milan Italy at the Milan Expo 2015 when Trigo was promoting Indonesian Coffee for the Indonesian Trade Ministry and with the Head of the International Coffee Organisation the late Mr. Robério Oliveira Silva that Al is aware that he found the right partner to promote Indonesian coffee. They then merged the Bella Java and IndoBean UK to have one strong blend specialty coffee from Indonesia. 
Indo Bean Uk is base in Derbyshire, they are committed to providing the best quality tea and coffee at a reasonable and competitive price. They have good ethics and maintain a good quality control system throughout their sourcing process. With these commodities, it is important that the sourcing chain upholds these ethics and have a ‘Social Responsibility’ for accountability, compliance and sustainable practices.

Indo Bean UK is passionate about Indonesian coffees because they believe that Indonesia produces some wonderful coffee beans with its own distinct characteristics. Coffees from Java and Sumatra have a pungent, earthy tone, with the volcanic soil and wide range of altitudes producing an inherent sharpness that is very popular with many connoisseurs.


Java also produces an ‘aged’ coffee called Old Brown Java, which has been matured for up to three years in warehouses at the origin. This gives the coffee another flavor dimension that is not replicated anywhere else in the world. Papua New Guinea produces the popular Sigri coffee, which is grown at high altitude resulting in a coffee that has a fragrance and “low-key luxuriousness.”

To know more about Indo Bean UK please visit https://www.indobeanuk.com/



Warung Jakarta

The three Indonesian ladies behind Warung Jakarta:

Tries Rideout an avid golfer and passionate cook lives in Yeovil for almost 12 years, Ida Isaac who looks after her private farm and friends nickname her ” the cake lady” lives in Taunton for more than 20 years, and there is Netty SR who recently moved to Thornbury 18 months ago, where her professional career was in the shipping business but since she move to the United Kingdom she venture out of her comfort zone and join force with Tries and Ida. Though they originally come from different parts of Indonesia, but they all have experienced living in the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta. Hence Warung Jakarta was formed.

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At this year’s event, Warung Jakarta will serve her customers with various Indonesian homemade dish. Most of their provenance are from Ida’s organic farm.

We hope that you will visit and support Warung Jakarta and enjoy the various dish available at their stall during the Wonderful Indonesian 2017, Trinity Centre, BS2 0NW Bristol from 11 am – 5 pm, 29th of April 2017.





Joining with the other independent Indonesian Food caterer in the UK, ENGGI’S KITCHEN will be participating at the annual Bristol Indonesian Society event.

This is her first year opening her Indonesian Street Food Stall with the Bristol Indonesian Society. While ENGGI’S KITCHEN was just established back in September 2016, she has been quite active in promoting Indonesian Street Food in Bristol and in the UK by participating in various food festivals and events. The busy bee behind ENGGI’S KITCHEN is Enggi Holt, she lives in Bristol for over 8 years now. To her, Bristol and Jakarta is a city that gave her a lot experience, opportunities, and ideas.

jagung bose

To support the theme of this year annual event, ENGGI’S KITCHEN will be serving one dish among the other dishes that will be available at the event, Jagung Bose, a famous dish from East Nusa Tenggara, home to a beautiful tourist destination called Labuan Bajo. To know more about this dish, you will have to come and find ENGGI’S KITCHEN at the Wonderful Indonesian 2017, Trinity Centre, BS2 0NW

To learn more about ENGGI’S KITCHEN you can visit; @enggiskitchen or her facebook page enggiskitchen.



Dapur Teh Ina

We are pleased to announce that Dapur Teh Ina will be joining force with other exceptional Indonesian food vendors at the Wonderful Indonesia 2017 Bristol Indonesian Society annual event.

Ina Marlina Nugroho, the brain behind Dapur Teh Ina lives in London and has run her catering service for more than 10 years. As one of the chefs at a private school in London, cooking is in her blood.

She was born in Sukabumi, the western part of Java. Her place of origin is well known of its delicious Sundanese food. But for the upcoming festival, Dapur teh Ina will entice her customer with her skill in cooking Padang menu. Familiar names such as Beef Rendang, Grilled Chicken Minang style, and others will sure satisfy your urge to eat some spicy Indonesia food.

To know more about Dapur teh Ina, please visit her facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Dapur-teh-Ina/


Toko Gordon

Isma Yanthie Gordon, works at Toko Gordon (a name in Indonesian language) – or if you are translating the name into English then it should be “Gordon’s Shop” – since 2012 or rather she own and run Toko Gordon’s business. What make Isma and “Toko Gordon” different from other Indonesian ladies who open up a counter in BIS’ event is because Toko Gordon doesn’t sell hot food.

Yanthie Gordon’s explain to us that she can’t cook but she doesn’t want to miss out the activities of gathering with Indonesian friends that she met so far from all over UK. As a matter of fact Yanthie is clever enough to see a business opportunity, a chinwag with friends with the same language, and not forgetting Indonesian lifestyle of good Indonesian food; so she is selling the special ingredients to make a good Indonesian dishes.

colorful spices in a spoon an bowls from dark tropical wood as shown on Toko Gordon’s website

Though Toko Gordon has been establish for more than 4 years now, Yanthi’s expectation of the event is just happy to be among friends and promoting Indonesian, either from the special ingredient she’s selling or to meet new friends in Bristol. BIS is honoured to present Toko Gordon in our 2017 event.

More detail:

W: http://www.tokogordon.com/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/tokogordon/






Warung Melati



Warung Melati is operated by two best friends Ria Grant and Margaret Lau. This is their second year participating at the Bristol Indonesian Society Festival.

Margaret Lau is a veteran of running restaurants.  Back in 1986 when Indonesian food was not widely available, she took a chance and opened Warung Melati selling Indonesian food in Bath. Whereas Ria Grant is a connoisseur of Indonesian food and usually cooked Indonesian dishes for private parties.

Both are semi retired and now enjoying the life that Bristol has to offer. They first arrived in the United Kingdom 1975 and stayed in Bristol with their respective families. They hope that by doing what they love doing will help to promote Indonesian food to the public at large.

Their chosen iconic dish to be traded at the “Indonesian Iconic Dishes and Folktales “on the 7th of May 2016 event is Nasi Goreng Kampung along with many other dishes.  So check out their Nasi Goreng at the Festival for the true Nasi Goreng Kampung taste!