The opening of its first store in Suria KLCC marks its first international expansion
Kuala Lumpur, 17 October 2022 – Kopi Kenangan, Indonesia’s fastest growing New Retail F&B chain officially opened its doors in Malaysia today with its first store in Suria KLCC. The launch was officiated by Kopi Kenangan’s Co-Founders, Edward Tirtanata, CEO and James Prananto, Chief Business Development Officer.
Edward Tirtanata, CEO and Co-Founder said, “We chose Malaysia as our first market expansion due to Malaysians’ love for food, the steady growth in coffee culture, especially the grab-and-go concept, and the many similarities Malaysians share with Indonesians when it comes to taste profile and the receptivity to try new things. The F&B sector’s future also appears promising as Malaysia is transforming into a high-income digital economy with a key focus on digitisation, which is in line with our business operations. We want to export the phenomenal success of our grab-and-go coffee model in Indonesia to overseas markets, starting with Malaysia. We started Kopi Kenangan with the aim of making quality coffee affordable and accessible for everyone and we are thrilled to be sharing our Indonesian coffee flavors with Malaysians.”
James Prananto, Co-Founder and Chief Business Development Officer said, “Kopi Kenangan will be operating under the brand name Kenangan Coffee, as the official international name to be used outside of Indonesia. We wanted to emphasise on the word ‘Kenangan’ as it aptly translates to ‘making memories’. Everyone who comes to our store is treated like a friend, and every cup of coffee that we sell is made with love and we hope this translates to customers making memories with us along this journey. We aspire to be the most-loved consumer brand in Southeast Asia, and Malaysia will be a key foothold in helping us achieve this mission.”
Kenangan Coffee will be opening four more stores at MyTown Cheras, Pavilion KL, NU Sentral KL and Sunway Pyramid PJ by the end of this year. It has also launched its Training Academy in Uptown, PJ to provide various training programmes for its baristas and employees, with an aim to become the best professional F&B training centre in Malaysia. In line with its commitment to serve good quality coffee to consumers, the brand also hired Mikael Jasin, currently the World’s 7th Best Barista (2021) as its Head of Coffee, tapping on his tremendous experience and vast knowledge to revolutionise the way Kenangan Coffee is sourced, produced, and enjoyed.
For more information, please log on to: www.kenangancoffee.my