Our new favorite coffee place!
oleh Our Weekly Escape , 02 Juni 2018 (hampir 2 tahun yang lalu)
There is no shortage of a good coffee shop in Jakarta lately. But one of our favorites has always been Saudagar Kopi, right in the middle of Jalan Sabang (Jl. Haji Agus Salim) in Menteng, Jakarta Pusat.
We ordered this Iced Irish Creme Brulee because it was midday, and we wanted an icy drink to quench our thirst. At first, we didn’t realize thay the sugar syrup sits at the bottom of the glass, so we inadvertenty took a whole sip of their unsweetened latte on the top layer of the beverage. We certainly appreciated the slight bitterness and how creamy it was.
Thoroughly stirring the beverage, however, turned it into an almost completely different drink altogether. There is a subtle caramel taste to the coffee, with a sweet undertone that is very familiar to anyone who have tried some variations of caramel latte. Since we also stirred the charred sugar layer on the top, we got that delicious crunchy bites every now and then, transforming a seemingly ordinary beverage into an outstanding one.
The Iced Nutty Joe Latte from Saudagar Kopi packs a flavorful hazelnut in every sip. They said they are using their signature chocolate sauce, which probably explains why the beverage tasted more like a mocha than a latte, but we digress.
If you love the taste of hazelnut, be sure to order this one up, especially on a hot, humid, and sunny day. Saudagar Kopi also offers freeflow mineral water for everyone, so you can always cleanse your palatte after every drink you have. (Which we reckon you will do often, especially after a flavorful beverage like this one!)
Unfortunately, we didn’t try the apple pie that was on display the other day, since we were still full from our bountiful lunch several moments before entering the coffee shop. But we’ve seen a lot of people ordering slices of them, and if the cake is as good as their coffee, we could see how it was so popular among the crowds.