A Hot Ginger Drink

Kopi Jahe (Bandrek)

Preparation info
  • To make

    1.1 litres

    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Sri Owen

Published 1994

  • About

This is the drink for somebody who likes to feel a warm inner glow after being out of doors on a wet and windy day. Sumatrans call this kopi jahe, though there is no coffee in it; the Javanese call it bandrek. I remember drinking piping-hot kopi jahe at a warung in North Sumatra. It was made with very little sugar, which is how I like it. However, my sister in Jakarta tells me that in Bandung the custom is to stir into it some of the flesh of kelapa muda, a young coconut, with a small amoun