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Kopi Jahe Rempah: Spiced Ginger Coffee

Kopi Jahe Rempah: Spiced Ginger Coffee (Vegan)

  • Author: Deyana Goh
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Boiling
  • Cuisine: Indonesian
  • Diet: Vegan


Kopi jahe rempah is a dairy-free hot black coffee flavoured with ginger and spices, and is a common drink throughout Indonesia. This recipe is a quick shortcut using instant coffee.


  • 1 litre water
  • 4 tsp instant coffee
  • 4 cloves
  • 6 cardamom pods
  • ½  inch cinnamon stick
  • 4 inches fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • Sugar to taste


  1. Dry roast the cloves, cardamom and cinnamon in a pan for 1 minute, or until fragrant.
  2. Add the water. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add the fresh ginger. Boil for 10 minutes.
  4. Add sugar and stir until it dissolves.
  5. Turn off the stove
  6. Add the instant coffee and stir.
  7. Serve.

Kopi Jahe Rempah


  • If you’re interested in making un-spiced ginger coffee, the ginger should be pounded, grated or blended instead of sliced. This will impart a stronger ginger flavour to the coffee.

Keywords: Ginger, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Common ingredients, Vegan, Quick & Easy