TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Street vendors went through a profitable day selling beverages throughout the Jakarta rally in the Third Act to defend Islam held at the National Monument (Monas) on Friday, December 2, 2016. Koim (21), one of the street vendors, can attest.
“Up two hot water container flasks sold. I’m refilling it again,” he said while serving his customers.
Koim said that original black coffee and coffee milk were the items that sold very well. So far, there have been 40-cup of coffees sold.
The street vendor who often opens his business in front of Jakarta’s City Hall sold his coffee for Rp4,000 per cup and sells iced coffee for Rp5,000. Other than the protestors of the Jakarta rally, City Hall employees and police also purchase Koim’s beverages.
According to Koim, at a special condition like today, he can fill up his hot water container flask for eight times in just one day; one water container can produce 20 cups of coffee. He usually only spends two water container flasks in a normal day.