The successful specialty coffee brand from Japan introduced its latest outlet at Beachwalk Shopping Centre in Kuta, Bali.
Following the success of its expansion to Indonesia in 2021, % Arabica has recently opened its first store in Bali to public on 20 August 2022. Located at famous lifestyle destination Beachwalk Shopping Centre, the store offers an outdoor seating area complete with daybed-style seating for a truly tropical indulgence overlooking the Kuta Beach.
Founded by Kenneth Shoji, who developed a passion for the coffee culture during his study at UCLA in the early ‘90s. Shoji made his start as barista trainee, before pushing further and bought a coffee farm in Hawaii. Even after numerous outlets around the world, Shoji is still creatively involved in selecting the locations and designing the stores with his preferred partners.
“Our mission is to grow the brand across unique lands and cultures all around the world. And Bali is, without a doubt, known internationally as a unique land with a beautiful culture.
% Arabica Bali Kuta Beachwalk is our 122nd store in the world,” said Shoji. “We hope we can ‘See the World Through Coffee’ by merging Bali’s culture with the % Arabica brand identity. We are thrilled to introduce our brand’s craftsmanship, our simple, timeless and delicious high-quality coffee, mindful service, and the Japanese sense of beauty to the Island of the Gods.”
High-end Japanese interior and architectural design team, no. 10 from NOMURA Co., Ltd., is entrusted to create the chic store. Designer Nao Kameda designed the store with Bali in mind, using 122 Indonesian railroad ties to create the stage floor with integrated sofa seating. Long-time followers can also recognise the iconic %-shaped Corian bench in the centre.
Beachwalk Shopping Centre
Jalan Pantai Kuta
Bali 80361, Indonesia
T: (+62) 81119180736