Tongkat Ali Coffee: What Is It, Benefits, & Recipe

Table of ContentsWhat is Tongkat Ali Coffee?Tongkat Ali Coffee Recipe:Ingredients Needed:Instructions:Benefits of Tongkat Ali Coffee:1. May Improve Testosterone Levels2. May Improve Strength3. May Help With Stress ManagementConclusion:Tongkat Ali FAQs Tongkat …

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Written by: Daniel Powers, MS
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Tongkat ali is a herb that has been growing in popularity in recent years due to its purported health benefits for women and men.

This herb is said to increase testosterone levels and improve physical stamina.

However, like most herbs, taking a daily tongkat ali supplement can be a challenge. That’s why many individuals drink tongkat ali coffee, which is an easy way to add tongkat ali to your daily routine.

In this article, we’ll review the benefits of tongkat ali coffee, what it is, and how to make it at home.

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What is Tongkat Ali Coffee?

Tongkat ali coffee is a drink that combines tongkat ali root with coffee. This provides the health benefits of tongkat ali along with the stimulating effects of coffee.

As a plant, tongkat ali is an herb that grows in Southeast Asia. It presents itself as a tall, shrubby tree that grows in sandy soil.

Tongkat ali contains many different bioactive compounds, these include:

  • Quassinoids including eurycomanone
  • Squalene derivatives
  • Biphenyl neolignans
  • Alkaloids

The part of tongkat ali that’s used for coffee is its roots.

Tongkat ali coffee was created and popularized in Malaysia. It was developed as part of the herbal tea and coffee-drinking traditions of Southeast Asia. 

If you are lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel to Malaysia, you will find tongkat ali coffee served at traditional coffee shops.

The basic recipe for tongkat ali coffee is a combination of tongkat ali and coffee. However, you can also add a sweetener and milk. It’s also popular to add ginseng to the blend, which provides an extra stimulating, adaptogenic effect.

Tongkat Ali Coffee Recipe:

Making tongkat ali coffee is a simple process. Read on below to learn how to make tongkat ali coffee in around 5 minutes of time.

Time: ~5 minutes

Serving Size: 1 cup

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 cup of hot, brewed coffee
  • ½ teaspoon of Tongkat Ali
  • ½ cup of whole milk (if desired)
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the coffee, Tongkat Ali, and milk (if desired). Heat and stir over low heat for 5 minutes (don’t let it boil).
  2. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla and honey
  3. Pour into a mug and serve immediately
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Benefits of Tongkat Ali Coffee:

Drinking Tongkat ali coffee provides all of the benefits of tongkat ali, these include.

1. May Improve Testosterone Levels

Much of the research on tongkat ali has revolved around testosterone production.

A clinical trial found that taking tongkat ali along with daily exercise helped to increase testosterone levels and libido.

One other study found that supplementing with tongkat ali improved quality of life, libido, and sperm quality.

2. May Improve Strength

Research also shows that tongkat ali may boost exercise performance. One possible reason for tongkat ali’s success in increasing strength is the observed rise in testosterone levels.

A study found that tongkat ali supplementation and daily exercise improved strength gains. It also was found to improve energy, libido, strength, and mood.

One final study found that strength training alongside tongkat ali supplementation increased power output. The researchers noted that not only does resistance training lead to increased strength and power, but adding tongkat ali to your supplement routine can also improve results.

3. May Help With Stress Management

Not only does tongkat ali have some great physical benefits, but it may improve your mental health as well! Studies show that it can help reduce stress and improve mood.

A clinical study found that tongkat ali reduced stress levels, anger, and mental fog. Not only did it improve testosterone levels, but it also lowered cortisol levels, which points to a healthier hormonal profile all-around.

One final study found that taking tongkat ali and a daily multivitamin helped to support mental health and emotional well-being. It also helped to reduce perceived stress levels.


Drinking tongkat ali coffee is a great way to get the benefits of tongkat ali. As a bonus, it also gives you the benefits of caffeine, which can help to stimulate the body.

If you’re looking for a daily pick-me-up, then tongkat ali coffee is a great choice.

Not only will it help improve your physical health, but it may also improve your mental well-being. Try it out for yourself and see!

Tongkat Ali FAQs

What Does Tongkat Ali Coffee Taste Like?

The taste of tongkat ali coffee varies depending on the type of coffee beans that are used. The primary flavor is coffee, so make sure to use good beans.

Getting high-quality, fair-trade beans from a local coffee roaster is the best route.

How Often Can I Consume Tongkat Ali Coffee?

Typically 1-2 cups of tongkat ali coffee per day is ideal for most individuals.

That said, the amount that you can consume daily largely depends on your tolerance as to how your body reacts to caffeine and Tongkat Ali.

It’s best to start out with 1 cup a day and go from there. It’s best to drink during the morning. The half-life of caffeine in your body is about 5 hours, which means drinking coffee after 3:00 pm ensures that you have caffeine in your system until 8:00 pm at night.

It’s best to stop caffeine intake after mid-afternoon.

Is Tongkat Ali Coffee Safe?

For most individuals, tongkat ali appears to be safe in daily doses of 200–400 mg.

Click here for a detailed guide on the safety of Tongkat Ali.

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About Daniel Powers, MS

Daniel has a master's degree in herbal science from the Maryland University of Integrative Health. He has a passion for herbal medicine and how it can be used to support everyday health & wellness.