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Parepare City of 1,000 Warkop, Travelers Can Enter the Next Destination Here

Parepare

The city of Parepare, South Sulawesi (South Sulawesi) is known as the city with 1,000 coffee shops (warkop). Could be the next destination on your trip, here.

One warkop that is quite popular in Parepare is Warkop Sweetness 588. This warkop is quite legendary.

Uniquely, the warkop which is located on Jalan Sultan Hasanuddin, Parepare City has been serving visitors since dawn, around 05.00. Not a few residents who stopped by immediately after the congregation at the mosque around the warkop.

The owner of Warkop Sweetness 588, Awaluddin, told of the beginning of starting a warkop business. He said he only had Rp 1 million to buy a stove, teapot and coffee beans at the bus representative office on the Parepare-Bone route on Jalan Sulawesi.

One that is quite popular among the people of Parepare, South Sulawesi is Warkop Sweetness 588 which has been open and has been busy with visitors since dawn. Photo: Hasrul Nawir

“At that time in 2014, I thought about opening a warkop for bus passengers, but then it turned out that many coffee connoisseurs began to arrive and have their own markets, thank God now they can sell 200 glasses a day,” said Awaluddin in a conversation with detikTravel.

There are two types of coffee prepared for visitors, namely Robusta and Arabica.

“But the most interested is the robusta type because coffee connoisseurs like caffeine with a bitter taste of that type,” he said.

Despite the pandemic, Sweetness 588’s warkop business can still exist. In fact, after moving places in 2021, the Sweetness 588 warkop has not been abandoned by its customers.

One that is quite popular among the people of Parepare, South Sulawesi is Warkop Sweetness 588 which has been open and has been busy with visitors since dawn.One that is quite popular among the people of Parepare, South Sulawesi is Warkop Sweetness 588 which has been open and has been busy with visitors since dawn. Photo: Hasrul Nawir

“The key is how to build chemistry between customers and still maintain the taste of the coffee,” he said.

At the beginning, he was proud that his blended coffee was also in demand by celebrities, from officials to artists.

“Like Pak Syahrul (Minister of Agriculture), Rusdi Masse (member of the Indonesian House of Representatives) and many artists and regional officials have also stopped by and I made coffee,” he said.

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