Kopi Jahe (Indonesian Coffee with Ginger)

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Kopi Jahe (Indonesian Coffee with Ginger)
In Indonesia, coffee drinkers partake in a heady infusion of fresh ginger, cloves, and other spices brewed with sugar and ground coffee to produce kopi jahe. Get the recipe for Indonesian Coffee with Ginger (Kopi Jahe) ». Michael Kraus

This rustic Indonesian coffee gets a spicy jolt from smashed ginger. This recipe first appeared in our Jan/Feb 2013 issue along with our article The World of Coffee.

Yield: serves 6


  • 6 tbsp. coarsely ground coffee
  • 1 (3") piece ginger, smashed
  • 3 <sup>1</sup>⁄<sub>2</sub> oz. palm sugar, coarsely chopped


  • Bring coffee, ginger, and sugar to a boil in a 2-qt. saucepan with 6 cups water. Reduce heat to medium; cook, stirring until sugar is dissolved.