Kopi Tubruk


A Kopi Tubruk is an Indonesian-style coffee that is a strong and thick coffee similar to a Turkish or Greek coffee. It is made by boiling coarse coffee grounds and water together along with sugar. The Kopi Tubruk is common in the islands of Java and Bali. Some people like to add condensed milk to give it a rich texture like melted ice cream. Although there are special coffees in Indonesia, any blend will do.



  • Water
  • 2 teaspoons of medium grind coffee
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar




  1. Bring a liter of water to a boil.
  2. In a coffee mug, put 2 teaspoons of medium grind coffee and 1 teaspoon of sugar and mix.
  3. Once water is boiling, take water off heat and wait for 2 to 3 minutes to slightly cool.
  4. Add hot water into the mug. Let the water boil the coffee for a few minutes similar to brewing a tea. About 3 to 5 minutes.