Are you a true coffee connoisseur? Well, then you should pack your travel bag and take yourself on another coffee-tasting journey across Indonesia, because we are giving you a list of more unique Indonesian coffee drinks to try. Actually, a whole lot of specialty coffees can be found all around Indonesia, but we have selected some that we think are the most interesting and not to be missed. Here are 5 of the most amazing specialty coffees that are guaranteed to blow you away!
- Takar Coffee, Mandailing
Takar coffee is a specialty coffee found only in Mandailing Natal regency, North Sumatra. It is served in a coconut shell cup and placed on a small plate. To enjoy it, a cinnamon stick is provided to be used as a straw. This way, it tastes even more heavenly with each sip. Takar coffee is made from Mandheling coffee beans, a famous Sumatra coffee with a distinctive flavor. Takar coffee has a thick and rich taste that when combined with a cinnamon “straw”, releases an extremely unique flavor that will certainly captivate your taste buds!
- Talua Coffee, Padang
How do you feel about mixing coffee and egg? It is definitely not a normal idea in a coffee lover’s mind. But in Padang, West Sumatra, that is what they do with their coffee, making it a rare and coveted coffee beverage. This legendary Sumatra coffee is even considered as one of the most delicious coffee drinks in Indonesia because it has a unique sweet and savory flavor. The coffee making process starts by putting the egg yolk into a glass of sweetened condensed milk and added with a teaspoon of cinnamon powder. This mixture is then shaken and added with boiling water. The boiling water ripens the egg through the shaking process. This process is also responsible for the soft foamy texture of the tasty drink.
- Durian Coffee, Lampung
This specialty coffee from Lampung, Sumatra is made out of Robusta coffee and added with an extract of the Durian fruit. Everyone would wonder if the strong and exotic taste of Durian goes well with coffee. Amazingly, it does! Apparently when combined, coffee and Durian make a perfect match. Together they become an impeccable coffee mixture with distinct flavor. Surely something to put on your bucket list.
- Kopyok Coffee, Gresik
Directly from Gresik, East Java, Kopyok coffee allows their coffee powder to remain in their coarse form. Boiling water is then poured into the cup and the powder floats up to the surface. The taste of the coffee itself is fairly sour but what makes Kopyok coffee so special is the sensation of sipping a cup topped with coffee grounds.
- Rarobang Coffee, Maluku
Among the unique coffees in Indonesia, there is this Maluku specialty, Rarobang Coffee. A godsend for those who love traditional herbs and their health benefits, Rarobang coffee is served with a variety of herbs. The black Arabica coffee is complemented by a taste of ginger, cloves, cinnamon, sugar, lemongrass, and walnut slices. It is certainly the perfect company for a relaxing evening.