Wanderkid inside my womb

Its 13 November and so much has change in my life since a year ago after I got married to my love one. And today, I am sitting in the couch at my parent’s home in my hometown to wait for my other love one to be born to this Mother Earth.

Never imagine that I will be a mom this year, to this upcoming baby boy. Since we acknowledge his presence inside my womb in 27 March on his 7 weeks, this boy has taught me a lot about being a pregnant lady (and beyond that, about life) and preparing to be born new as a mom. Never a second I regret about his presence and day by day I learn more about love. And oh boy, this little one is also restless. Well, the first trimester is the hardest part since I have to adjust with the new hormones, the morning sickness, and feel tired. But after passing those 3 months, this boy give me energy to wander even more.  Every weekend, I always feel like going on a new adventure to outdoor places.

In fact, a week after we notice that I am pregnant, I have to go to Cambodia for Australia Awards event that already arranged and so here we go our first ever adventure to wander around 4 days in Phnom Penh in his 8 weeks old. Oh, he was just a tiny piece of human being at that time. But I already feel like he is going with me exploring the city.

Then, since then, our weekend is always full of adventure. My husband is very patient and kind enough to always follow this wander mood from hiking to hills & mountain nearby Bandung, trek to several coffee farms, get lost in off the beaten path with motorbike (oh yeah, I am that badass pregnant lady :D), out of town adventure to Jakarta (a lot!), Yogyakarta, Central Java, and other. And we even make it to travel to Bangkok & Chiang Mai in his 4.5 months inside my womb. He is not only love taking adventure, but he is also in love with coffee world (not counted how many coffee farms, mills, coffeeshops, that he is been visiting) and even, he is with us when we are opening our 2 new coffeeshops in Jakarta; Flying Goat Coffee & Aiko Coffee. He is also always with us in every trip with our travel company, Wanderlust Indonesia. Oh boy, you are my truly wanderkid :’)

He might born soon by this week and I imagine right now, he is finding his way to get out from his mommy’s womb to the new world that I believe he will fall in love with. My prayer is that he will be our healthy little explorer, kind to others and brave to stand for the right thing in life. Your mom & dad cannot wait to wander the world together with you, baby. See you soon :”)


A spontaneous photo taken by our barista in Aiko Coffee

#STAAwards4 – Lesson Learned

Here is some of the lesson learned that I got during joining Australia Awards Program Startup Ecosystem – Batch 4, November 2018:

  • The ecosystem is really working!
    I got connected with several Awardee that we finally create project together. I also got connected with several people in Australia that interested to collaborate on Wanderlust Indonesia program. This would not happen if Australia Awards & Flinders as a host did not arrange such a great program & list of people to meet so that we got the great connection!
  • The Start-up Tools Knowledge & Theory is really helpful!
    We do have several session in class lead by Carla, Laki, and Julie.. and in the beginning I was thinking that it will be a boring session but in the end, we do use all the toolkit that we learn in class to our start-up. I personally use Business Model Canvas, Empathy Map, Customer Journey, Financial Model, Landing Page / A&B Testing, and many other tools to brainstorm with my team earlier this year. Even though some of the tool we already familiar but we use several tools to check again our start-up, are we on the right track or not.
  • Learning from Different Start-up, How to monetize, Investment Models, etc
    We visit or meet many start-up during our program and from all of them I learn a different business model that somehow interesting and not familiar in Indonesia. From there, we also learn how they monetize their product, how they get invested, how they can survive! It is interesting that we also can get insight from several Founders about their story to run the start-up. I think it is a lesson learned that I personally can reflect to what is my stage of business and how I am personally perform to my start-up
  • Learning how Australia build ecosystem between Government, Start-up, Private, and Universities
    From our visit to Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney.. we learn that those cities build a great ecosystem between their government, start-ups, private and Universities. This is the thing that is not working well yet in Indonesia and we see that Australia become a great example on how those institution can work together very well. One of the example is how Adelaide govt support ecosystem through Lot 14, how Flinders University facilitate private to collaborate with start-up in the Tonsley, how Melbourne Govt give case studies to solve city problem to start-ups, etc
  • Learning about Australia & Indonesia strat-up ecosystem!
    Part of the learning point is also how we can understand better the ecosystem and network of startup in Australia and in Indonesia. We also have a group WhatssApp that make our network better and almost everyday, people in the group are sharing insight from their network and this is such a continuous learning that we got everyday, and we even can discuss it among other.

Australia Awards – Vibes of the Awardee

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Hello, this is my second post about Australia Awards program that I receive from the Australia Government. You can read the first post at my page “Australia Award Course Blog”.

After the Pre-Course and then traveling inflight with the other 25 participants of the Australia Awards, and now we are all in Adelaide.. I feel that the Australia Awards has chosen a very diverse and unique character of people. I wanted to write several profile of the Awardee – hopefully I can feature some of their profile later on in my blog because they are all inspiring and their story behind their startup can be an interesting learning to read.

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If you are curious who are the 26 of us.. here are the list of us:

  1. Mirah Mahaswari – Childminder.id
  2. Annisa Wibi – Mycotech
  3. Brata Rafly – Etobee
  4. Danny Kosasih – Innovesia
  5. Dila Hanum – Telkom Amoeba
  6. Dina Dellyana – The Greater Hub SBM ITB
  7. Dini Hajarrahmah – Wanderlust Indonesia
  8. Donni Prabowo – ABP Incubator
  9. Edi Topan – Expedito
  10. Rangga Alroy – BEKRAF
  11. Elisa Effendy  – Engliven
  12. Febriadi Putra – Gringgo
  13. Gita Dwijayanti – TuneMap
  14. Indra Purnama – MIKTI
  15. Maria Natashia – Family Fund Investor
  16. Marshall Pribadi – Privy.id
  17. Nuning Septiana – Kasir Pintar
  18. Nur Izzatul Muthiah – PLUS
  19. Paundra Noorbaskoro – Growpal
  20. Pratiwi Sukmawati – Ordent
  21. Richard Anggadiwirja – Rumah Porto
  22. Satrio Tegar – Ruang Perintis
  23. Shinta Priantika – Callista
  24. Tubagus Ari – F&B
  25. Tuhu Nugraha – Digital Marketing Mentor & Lecturer LSPR
  26. Utari Octavianty – Aruna.id

It is sometime not easy to gather all 26 people in one group. However, I learnt that this group has a positive vibes, cooperative, and they mostly have a lot of good energy of curiosity, exploration, and an open minded mindset to be able to collaborate each other.

Just tonight, in our wonderful apartment in Adelaide, I heard a story about a women CEO whom the background has nothing to do with what she is doing right now until she found the turning point. When she told me about her story, this give me an inspiration to write this blog and to feature the profile of these group Awardee.

Will that be something interesting to read? 🙂

#OzAlum #IndonesiaStartups
@flindersuniversity @AustraliaAwards @DubesAustralia


Jakarta Coffee Week 2018: Celebrating the many ways to be the players in Indonesia Coffee Industry

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The third Jakarta Coffee Week held again by ABCD School of Coffee and HYPE from 28-30 October 2018 at PIK Avenue, Grand Ballroom 7thFloor. This biggest coffee festival in the country becomes the annual gathering of most coffee players in Indonesia, from the west to the east region, from farmer to consumer. This year, there are a lot of new players in the industry, not only the coffee shops and roaster that open the booth, but this year we see coffee machine maker, chocolate product, clothing product that related to coffee, also participate in the festival with the total of 96 tenants. From the innovative brewing machine from glasses such as SUJI and 201, until a roaster machine such as VNT Indonesia.

Pasar Kopi or the coffee farmers market corner occur again in this year Jakarta Coffee Week. Under SCOPI (Sustainable Coffee Platform of Indonesia), they manage to arrange the tenant booth and inviting 15 coffee farmers representing coffee origin region from all around Indonesia such as Java, Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, Sumatra, Sulawesi, Papua, and other. This corner become the direct trade opportunity for coffee buyers or roasters to meet the farmers and buy the green beans coffee that they want.

Fire and Gas Roasting Competition become the first roasting competition to be held in the history of Jakarta Coffee Week and this competition successfully attract around 20-25 Indonesia coffee roasters and the winner will bring home a 1 KG Nordic Roaster Machine from VNT Indonesia that equal to almost IDR 100,000,000. Besides that competition, the AeroPress Championship 2018 also attracts 108 barista and brewer around Indonesia since the winner of this competition will represent Indonesia at World AeroPress Championship 2018 in Sydney, Australia.

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Our favorite shelter, Klasik Beans Cooperative with its Green House Dryer shelter concept. Finally I met Pak Eko Purnomowidi, our Indonesia coffee man, in person!

The coffee industry trend in Indonesia is expanding. The coffee consumers who come to Jakarta Coffee Week are not only the follower of ‘Es Kopi Susu’ or ice coffee milk trend but also the a critical drinker or a third wave coffee drinker who started to questions about their coffee quality. They are someone who will ask the coffee roaster or brewer about where their coffee come from, which machine do they use to roast the coffee, how many temperature of water to brew the coffee, or what process do the farmer create for the coffee green beans.

This phenomenon make the coffee player has to be innovative in differentiating their coffee to sell.  Four Chambers, a booth tenant that consist of four coffee roasters in Indonesia (Two Hands Full, Hungry Bird, Instinct Coffee Roaster, and Papa Mama Coffee create a collaboration in selling their coffee beans and attract visitors by brewing their specialty coffee and tea. In other hand, the visitor got attracted with the bamboo booth that represent the “Green House Dryer” of Klasik Beans Cooperative, a coffee farmers co-op that run sustainable coffee farm and mills processing along with the deforestation program in West Java, Aceh, Flores, Toraja, North Sumatra, and other.

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Didi Guci, a roaster of Barokah Coffee Shelter in Bandung join the public cupping session

“I think this year’s Jakarta Coffee Week is representing how Indonesian coffee industry is evolving. Last year, we see familiar and famous coffee shops and roaster in the urban city but this year is interesting. We started to meet coffee player from all over Indonesia and event International. Many of us predict that there will be the growing number of coffee roasters next year and it is interesting to see where this industry will go.” Said Didi Guci, roaster of Barokah Coffee Shelter in Bandung

So, are you interested to also be one of the players in this industry? It might be wise to consider which sector you want to be in, whether it is in the upstream, downstream, or find the other new stream.


I call it stupidity.

Hate it very much but it always haunt this body. Don’t know where it come from, how come it can be inside this body. Never invite the stupidity to come in, it come by itself.

Hey stupidity..

Please go away.. far away.. and never go back. So that at least in the end of the day, stupidity is not the one who will kill this body, mind, and soul.


We are just a stupid person after all. Who know nothing and we are nothing compare to this Earth.