KOPI JOSS: A Coffee Served With Hot Burned Charcoal Plunged In It

The Kopi Joss (‘Joss coffee’) is a special Indonesian coffee. Its preparation starts off in the usual Javanese style, with loose coffee grinds and sugar added to a cup and hot water poured on top. The magic ingredient – flaming hot charcoal – is then added to the brew. So basically this is a coffee with a piece of burnt wood floating in it. Once the fire is out you can then fish the charcoal from your cup. Sometimes the coffee bubbles over, leaving messy cup covered in coffee grinds. The name is taken from ‘joss’, the sound of the emerging charcoal. This special coffee is commonly found in roadside stalls of Yogyakarta, Java’s cultural heartland. It was invented back in the 1960s, by a local coffee stall owner known only as Mr. Man, to help him deal with a troubled stomach. Apparently the charcoal neutralizes the acidity of the coffee, making it easier to drink for those who get an upset stomach from coffee. If you visit Yogyakarta, time to stop by and try Kopi Joss. It tastes better than it looks.

KOPI JOSS: A coffee served with hot burned charcoal plunged in it

KOPI JOSS: A coffee served with hot burned charcoal plunged in it

KOPI JOSS: A coffee served with hot burned charcoal plunged in it

KOPI JOSS: A coffee served with hot burned charcoal plunged in it

KOPI JOSS: A coffee served with hot burned charcoal plunged in it

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