Kopi O

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Kopi O

Kopi O is a traditional coffee commonly served in Malaysia and Singapore. It is a strong black coffee served with sugar. Today the coffee beans are roasted with sugar, butter, and oil.

Availability[edit]

This type of coffee is popular in Malaysia and Singapore coffee shops, typically known as kopitiams - from the Hokkien for 'Coffee Shop'.[1] It can be served with ice, which will change its name to Kopi O Peng.

Name[edit]

This drink gets its name from Hokkien. Kopi translates to coffee, and O translates to 'black', as Kopi without the O has milk and sugar. Thus, coffee brewers only add sugar into the coffee. Coffee without either would be 'Kopi O Kosong' (Kopi O nothing)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Introduction to Singapore's Coffee Culture".