Friday, January 8, 2016

Filosofi Kopi

Indonesian | 2015 | 1 hour 57 minutes | Director: Angga Dwimas Sasongko

I watched this movie for free on the last weeks of December 2015, after watching Mencari Hilal. It was a book-turn-movie, and the book was written by Dewi Lestari, who also penned the Supernova series, so it has good story line.

The movie starts with Jody (Rio Dewanto) and Ben (Chicco Jerikho) trying to run a small coffee shop called Filosofi Kopi, which emphasizes on taste, instead of trend. Unlike other coffee shops, FilKop cafe does not use wi-fi, this is one of the reasons why it only has small number of visitors.

One day, Jody and Ben got a challenge to make the best coffee from a businessman. Since the competition's first prize is a large sum of money that could cover all their debts and expenses, they both jumped to the chance. 

As predicted, they won the competition with Perfecto, a creation of Ben that later sends people to the cafe. However, the arrival of El, a blogger that specializes in coffee tasting, turns all the tables as she says that the most delicious coffee she ever tasted is Kopi Tiwus.

Jody and Ben are intrigued with her statement and decide to go taste the coffee. The journey to taste Kopi Tiwus turns out to be that fateful trip bringing both Jody and Ben to the past and set up the path for their future.

I'm happy to see more quality Indonesian movies like this one. While there are things where this movie is lacking, it makes up with the comedy (Jody and Ben should form a comedy group). Also, the main idea of Indonesia's coffee really hits home. I would recommend this movie to all my friends :).

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