– Hosted at Conclave Wijaya
part of a series on Genius
About the speaker
Aston Utan is the co-founder of Common Grounds Coffee Roastery, who also brought Melbourne’s St. ALi and Sensory Lab to Jakarta. For him, coffee has become more than just a business: it’s a passion and a hobby put into one.
“I believe that coffee shops should sustain themselves by providing for the neighbourhood. I have always believed that a coffee shop is a neighbourhood thing. It’s a community space. Your café should serve a 5-km radius. That’s your community, the ones who you should serve every day.”
Aston has a winning team who echo his belief in coffee. They learn, train, fail, and keep on repeat; second the famous Thomas Edison’s saying that: “Genius was one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration,” to finally making Common Grounds proudly dubbed as the home for Barista Champions since 2014.
lingkaran is an educational community for creatives to develop skill and interest through knowledge sharing. We design non-formal learning experience focusing in personal development, creative skills, and entrepreneurship to help you respond the challenges of modern society.
The idea behind Conclave is simple: we want to build a place where independent creative entrepreneurs and professionals can gather, communicate and support one another. Jakarta is buzzing with creative energy but the lack of infrastructure often gets in the way. That’s where we come in.
Common Grounds Coffee Roaster Proudly brewing fine coffees & serving all-day breakfast classics. Coffee continues to amaze us. From its journey from plant to portafilter we are obsessed about how good coffee is crafted. Whether brewed meticulously over filters, or carefully prepared as an espresso, our goal is to show you coffee’s delicious possibilities.
WOK-a-DAY is a small business in F&B industry with Create Your Own Meal Concept. We give customers flexibility when it comes to ordering with only three simple steps. Our menu takes the best from Indonesian and Asian cuisines to create dishes rich in flavour. We also try to keep everything homemade, from Chicken Karaage to Sambal Matah, so you can taste the love we add in your meal.