What is "Kopi Tubruk" and How to Brew One at Home?

Kopi Tubruk

Kopi Tubruk is an Indonesian style coffee where hot water is poured over fine coffee grounds directly in the glass, without any filtration

History of Kopi Tubruk
The word Kopi Tubruk is derived from the Indonesian word for Coffee which is "Kopi" while "Tubruk" is a Javanese word for collision. The word refers to both the name of the beverage and the style of prepartion

Kopi Tubruk is thought to have been brought to Indonesia by merchants from the Middle East. The drink is popular in Yogyakarta and Central Java and can be found in most "Warung" or traditional Indonesian coffee shop 

How to brew Kopi Tubruk at home
Kopi Tubruk uses finely ground coffee beans, usually a dark roasted coffee. These ground coffee beans are then mixed with boiling water. Kopi Tubruk usually served in a clear glass. Since the coffee is brewed without any filter, the coffee grounds will coagulate at the bottom of the glass. Sugar can also be added and some modern variants also add condensed milk

In summary, Kopi Tubruk is not only a method of brewing coffee but also a cultural tradition that reflects Indonesia's rich coffee heritage and hospitality. Its enduring popularity speaks to its role in daily life and social interactions throughout the country

Kopi Tubruk


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