List of Indonesian drinks

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A cup of Java coffee, Javanese kopi tubruk

This is a list of Indonesian drinks. The most common and popular Indonesian drinks and beverages are teh (tea) and kopi (coffee). Indonesian households commonly serve teh manis (sweet tea) or kopi tubruk (coffee mixed with sugar and hot water and poured straight in the glass without separating out the coffee residue) to guests. Fruit juices (jus) are very popular, and hot sweet beverages can also be found, such as bajigur and bandrek.

Many popular drinks are based on ice (es) and can also be classified as desserts. Typical examples include young coconut (es kelapa muda), grass jelly (es cincau) and cendol (es cendol or es dawet). As a Muslim-majority country, Indonesian Muslims share Islamic dietary laws that prohibit alcoholic beverages. However, since ancient times, local alcoholic beverages were developed in the archipelago. According to a Chinese source, people of ancient Java drank wine made from palm sap called tuak (palm wine).

Hot beverages[edit]

Name Image Region Type Description
Air guraka Ternate, North Maluku Hot ginger drink A ginger drink mixed with palm sugar and walnuts.[1]
Bajigur West Java Hot sweet drink Coconut sugar and coconut milk hot drink.
Bandrek West Java Hot sweet drink A coconut sugar and ginger hot drink with bits of young coconut.
Java coffee
Jahe Telor A drink made of ginger and raw egg. Some variants colloquially known as STMJ (Susu Telor Madu Jahe or "milk egg honey ginger").
Kembang tahu Nationwide Tofu pudding with sweet ginger soup
Kopi dabe Tidore, North Maluku Coffee beverage Coffee beverage mixed with ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and pandan leaves.[2]
Kopi durian Sumatra Coffee beverage Coffee beverage mixed with durian as a replacement of sugar
Kopi hijau Tulungagung, East Java Coffee beverage
Kopi jahe Nationwide Coffee beverage Coffee beverage mixed with ginger
Kopi joss Yogyakarta Coffee beverage Unrestrained coffee beverage served with a piece of burning charcoal immersed
Kopi kasar/kopyok Gresik, East Java Coffee beverage
Kopi kawa West Sumatra Coffee beverage Not an actual coffee; it's a beverage made of roasted coffee leaves
Kopi khop Aceh Coffee beverage
Kopi kothok Cepu, Central Java; Padangan, East Java Coffee beverage
Kopi lelet Lasem, Central Java Coffee beverage
Kopi luwak Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, and Nusa Tenggara Coffee beverage Coffee beverage made of beans that are already digested by palm civet.
Kopi pala Banda Islands Coffee beverage Coffee beverage mixed with nutmeg
Kopi pinogu Suwawa, Gorontalo Coffee beverage
Kopi rarobang Ambon, Maluku Coffee beverage Coffee beverage mixed with spices and walnuts
Kopi sanger Aceh Coffee beverage Pulled coffee and milk
Kopi santan Blora, Central Java Coffee beverage Coffee beverage mixed with coconut milk
Kopi talua West Sumatra Coffee beverage Hot coffee beverage mixed blended egg yolk
Kopi takar Mandailing Natal, North Sumatra Coffee beverage Coffee beverage and palm sugar served with cinnamon stick and coconut cup
Kopi tarik Riau Islands Coffee beverage Pulled coffee and milk
Kopi tubruk Java Coffee beverage Hot coffee beverage mix straight with coffee powder without straining.
Sara'ba [id] South Sulawesi, Makassar Hot Drink A drink made of palm sugar/brown sugar and ginger. It can be mixed with coconut milk, milk or raw egg yolk.
Sekoteng Chinese Indonesian, Nationwide Hot ginger drink A hot drink made of ginger, sugar and milk with peanuts, slices of bread, and pacar cina.
Serbat [id]
Susu jahe pinang Milk beverage A hot drink made of milk, ginger, and areca palm fruit
Susu Telur Madu Jahe (STMJ) Central Java, East Java Milk beverage A hot drink made of milk, egg yolk, honey and ginger
Teh bawang dayak Kalimantan Herbal tea beverage A herbal tea made from dried shallot peels.
Teh manis panas Tea beverage A hot tea mixed with sugar.
Teh poci [id] Tegal Tea beverage Hot tea served in clay teapot with large crystallized sugar.
Teh sarang semut Merauke, Papua Herbal tea beverage A herbal tea made from musamus or Macrotermes house.
Teh talua West Sumatra Tea beverage Mixed of hot tea and blended egg yolk.
Teh tarik Riau Islands Tea beverage Pulled sweet milk tea
Wedang angsle [id] East Java a hot soupy dessert of coconut milk with sago pearls, glutinous rice and mung beans.
Wedang jahe Central Java Ginger tea/drink Made of fresh ginger, boiled and mixed with palm sugar or granulated cane sugar. Served hot or warm.
Wedang kacang tanah Semarang[3] A hot drink made from peanuts.
Wedang ronde Yogyakarta Hot ginger drink A hot dessert containing glutinous rice balls stuffed with peanut paste, floating in a hot and sweet ginger and lemongrass tea.
Wedang tape Central Java, East Java A hot drink made from tape (glutinous rice tape or cassava tape).
Wedang uwuh Yogyakarta

Cold beverages[edit]

Name Image Region Type Description
Beras kencur [id] Java Herbal drink Made from rice, turmeric, and brown sugar.
Bir kocok Bogor, West Java Ginger drink Shaken ginger drink with ice
Bir pletok Jakarta Ginger drink Shaken ginger drink with ice
Dadiah West Sumatra Yoghurt Traditional West Sumatran water buffalo milk yoghurt.[4]
Es asam jawa or air gula asam Central Java and Yogyakarta Tamarind drink A cold drink made from the juice of asam jawa served with palm sugar and ice.
Es air mata pengantin Riau Cold drink A cold drink consists of the three layer colorful grated agar jelly and basil seeds.
Es blewah Nationwide Fruit cocktail A cold drink made from the fruit of blewah.
Es buah Nationwide Fruit cocktail A cold drink from fruit, ice, syrup and condensed milk
Es campur Nationwide Sweet dessert Shaved ice with coconut pieces, various fruits (usually jackfruit), grass jelly, syrup and condensed milk
Es cao Central Java and East Java Jelly drink A cold drink made from black grass jelly with cocopandan syrup.
Es cendol Nationwide Sweet jelly drink Rice flour jelly with green natural coloring from pandan leaf, mixed with coconut milk, shaved ice and palm/brown sugar
Es cincau Nationwide Jelly drink Grass jelly and shredded ice with sugar or syrup.
Es dawet Banjarnegara, Central Java Cold dessert
Es doger Bandung, West Java Cold sweet dessert
Es durian Nationwide Cold sweet dessert
Es goyobod West Java
Es gempol Central Java Cold sweet dessert Rice flour dough doused with coconut milk soup
Es jeruk Nationwide Cold drink Juice of sweet orange with sugar and ice
Es kelacin West Sulawesi Cold drink Flesh coconut mixed with green grass jelly in an iced coconut milk soup.
Es kelapa muda Nationwide Cold drink Fresh young coconut, coconut water mixed with or without syrup. Usually served intact whole fruit
Es kopi susu gula aren Nationwide Cold drink Iced coffee with milk and palm sugar.
Es kuwut Bali Cold drink Consists of coconut, citrus, honeydew, and selasih (basil seeds).
Es laksamana mengamuk Riau Islands Cold dessert Fresh mango with milk.
Es lidah buaya West Kalimantan Cold drink Made from aloe vera, French basil, Javanese black jelly, coconut milk, palm sugar, pandanus leaf, and sugar.
Es matoa Papua Cold drink Made from matoa fruit, kolang-kaling (aren palm fruit), and jelly.
Es omu Gorontalo Cold drink Made from coconut flesh, coconut water, and palm sugar.
Es pisang ijo South Sulawesi Cold dessert Sweet green battered banana with rice pudding.
Es puter [id] Java Ice cream Ice cream that made from coconut milk with a rough texture and traditionally frozen.
Es samudra Dumai, Riau Cold drink Consists of white bread, durian, seaweed, and cocopandan syrup.
Es sekemu Banten Cold drink Consists of coconut water, coconut flesh, sapodilla, and basil seeds.
Es selendang mayang Jakarta Cold dessert Iced coconut milk soup with rice and palm flour jelly.
Es serbat kweni Lampung Cold drink Made from mango kweni and palm sugar.
Es sinom Surabaya Cold drink Made from sinom (tamarind leaves), turmeric, and sugar.
Es siwalan Nationwide Cold dessert Sweet and chewy palm fruit, served with basil seed and flavored syrup.
Es sunset papua Papua Cold drink Mixed of orange juice, carrot juice, syrup, and basil seeds.
Es teh tarik Riau Islands Sweet iced tea Sweet pulled milk tea with ice
Es teler Nationwide A mixed of avocado, young coconut, jack fruit, shredded iced with sweet condensed milk.
Es timun serut Aceh Cold drink Made from cucumber.
Jamu Nationwide Herbal drink
Jus alpukat Nationwide Juice Avocado juice with chocolate condensed milk.
Jus buah naga Nationwide Juice Purple pitaya juice
Jus belimbing Depok, West Java Juice Carambola juice
Jus gandaria Ambon Juice Mango-plum juice.
Jus lidah buaya Depok, West Java Juice Aloe vera juice.
Jus martabe Medan Juice Mixed of passion fruit juice and tamarillo juice.
Jus patikala Southeast Sulawesi Juice Kecombrang fruit juice
Jus rumput laut Depok, West Java Juice Edible seaweed juice.
Jus tala' Jeneponto Juice Palmyra fruit juice.
Jus terung belanda Sumatra and Sulawesi Juice Tamarillo juice.
Lahang West Java Cold sweet beverage Drink made from Arenga pinnata (aren) sap.
Legen East Java A drink made of Siwalan palm sap.
Liang teh Chinese Indonesian, Medan, North Sumatra Sweet iced tea
Minas Sinjai Cold drink A drink made from tapai, milk, duck egg, coconut water, and honey.
Sari temulawak Java Herbal drink A juice of Java ginger.
Soda gembira Nationwide Cold drink
Sweet iced tea (es teh manis) Nationwide Cold drink

Alcoholic beverages[edit]

Name Image Region Type Description
Anggur Nationwide Sweet wine produced by Orang Tua brand
Arak Nationwide
Balo South Sulawesi
Bir Bintang Nationwide Beer Local brand beer
Brem Bali
Madiun (solid form)
Sweet alcoholic beverage Brem is made from fermented tape. Brem is a special beverage from Bali. Usually brem also present in solid form as snacks.
Cap Tikus North Sulawesi
Ciu Central Java
Congyang Semarang, Central Java
Cukrik Surabaya, East Java
Lapen Yogyakarta
Moke Flores, East Nusa Tenggara
Saguer North Sulawesi
Sopi Maluku; East Nusa Tenggara
Swansrai Papua
Tuak Nationwide

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Farhan, Afif (28 June 2016). "Air Guraka, Minuman Hangat dan Segar dari Ternate". (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2 July 2022.
  2. ^ "Kopi Dabe". (in Indonesian). 13 November 2017. Retrieved 2 July 2022.
  3. ^ Paramitha, Tasya (19 April 2022). "Menyeruput lumernya wedang kacang tanah khas semarang". viva (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2 July 2022.
  4. ^ Akuzawa R, Surono IS. 2002. Fermented milks of Asia. In: Encyclopaedia of dairy science. London: Academic Press. p 1045–1048

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