Spiced Coconut Coffee

Spiced Coconut Coffee


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This is a warm beverage from West Java called bajigur. It is usually served at night or during cold weather.


Serves: 2 

  • 3cm fresh ginger, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh nutmeg
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 2 cloves
  • 3cm lemongrass (white part), minced
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons instant coffee
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons palm sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons fresh coconut

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:22min 

  1. Heat the ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves and lemongrass in 3 cups water. Simmer lightly for 10 minutes.
  2. Turn off the heat, add the instant coffee and allow to steep for a few minutes.
  3. Strain the solids from this liquid and add the coconut milk, palm sugar and salt. Simmer gently for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the fresh coconut before serving.


If you want to be authentic, add 4 tablespoons shredded buah kolang-kaling or buah atep (fruit from Arenga pinnata palm) with the coconut before serving.

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