Kopi Jahe (Indonesian Coffee with Ginger)

Indonesian Coffee with Ginger (Kopi Jahe)
Indonesian Coffee with Ginger (Kopi Jahe)
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.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.

Kopi Jahe (Indonesian Coffee with Ginger)
This rustic Indonesian coffee gets a spicy jolt from smashed ginger.
Yield: serves 6

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp. coarsely ground coffee
  • 1 (3") piece ginger, smashed
  • 3 12 oz. palm sugar, coarsely chopped

Instructions

  1. 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.