The Jakarta-based coffee chain unveiled a new head office in Singapore earlier this month and is set to open two stores at Raffles City and Changi Airport this year
A Kopi Kenangan store in Samarinda, Indonesia | Photo credit: Kopi Kenangan
Indonesia’s Kopi Kenangan has laid the groundwork for an expected Singapore market entry with the opening a head office in the Southeast Asian country.
The coffee chain, which is currently recruiting baristas in Singapore, said the site will also feature a Kenangan Academy to train staff.
Founded in 2017, Kopi Kenangan is Indonesia’s largest coffee chain with approximately 850 stores across 45 cities. It will open its first stores in Singapore at Raffles City shopping centre and Changi Airport, with a reported launch date set for September 2023.
Singapore will be Kopi Kenangan’s third market following its international debut in Malaysia in October 2022. The coffee chain, which operates as Kenangan Coffee in global markets, currently operates eight stores in Malaysia and has previously outlined plans to reach 50 outlets in the country by the end of the year.
In May 2023, CEO Edward Tirtanata said Kopi Kenangan would open in a third international market by the end of 2023 ahead of further Southeast Asia expansion in 2024.
The Jakarta-based coffee chain attained coveted unicorn status in January 2022 after a new funding round valued the company at more than $1bn.