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Around the world in 18 coffee drinks

Around the world in 18 coffee drinks

From Brazil’s cafezinho to Hong Kong’s yuanyang, Musement takes a look at 18 interesting coffee drinks from around the world.

Many of us start our day with a cup (or two) of joe. We may even treat ourselves to a subsequent serving for a late morning or afternoon pick me up. Coffee has been enjoyed since as far back as the 15th century, and since then, it’s taken on many different iterations. Here’s a look at 18 coffee drinks from 18 different countries.

1. Franziskaner, Austria

Vienna is famous for its coffee houses, and you can take your pick from several coffee concoctions, one of which is the Franziskaner. Translating to “Franciscan monk,” this is an espresso topped with warm milk and then a layer of whipped cream, and is so-called because the color of the drinks matches the shade of brown worn by the religious order.

2. Kaffeost, Scandinavia

Especially popular in Sweden and Finland, Kaffeeost means “coffee cheese” and is indeed comprised of just that. Leipäjuust cheese is usually placed in the coffee, though some coffee joints serve the cheese on the side for dunking purposes. Bread-like in texture, the cheese doesn’t quite melt but rather absorbs the coffee.

3. Marocchino, Italy

While terms such as the espresso, cappuccino, and macchiato have carried over to the global coffee parlance, the marocchino is a lesser-known Italian coffee drink. Made from chocolate syrup, espresso, frothy milk, and cocoa powder, it’s named as for Moroccan leather that’s the same shade. In fact, it makes a great afternoon alternative to the cappuccino, which is considered taboo after lunch.

4. Café Touba, Senegal

Named for the Senegalese city, cafe Touba can be found all around the country. This spicy coffee consists of coffee beans ground with Guinea pepper and, at times, cloves. It’s usually filtered then poured back and forth between two containers before its served.

5. Nitro Cold Brew, USA

Nitro Cold Brews took off a few years ago and they’re still going strong. These coffees are infused with nitrogen which gives it a rich, creamy head, similar to nitro-infused beers like Guinness. It’s available on tap and canned.

6. Cafezinho, Brazil

Brazil is another country with a coffee culture that runs deep, and one of the must-drink javas is the cafezinho, a name that translates to “little coffee.” A symbol of hospitality, the cafezinho is a heavily concentrated coffee (thicker than espresso) that is brewed with sugar—therefore there’s no need to add any.

7. Cafe de Olla, Mexico

Typical of Mexico, Cafe de Olla is prepared in an earthenware clay pot which infuses a particular flavor into the brew. Cinnamon and piloncillo, a raw dark sugar, complete the equation.

8. Türk kahvesi, Turkey

Turkish coffee is a delightful ritual, one that must be undertaken during a visit. Roasted beans are grounded to a fine powder and when complete, the end result is an intensely flavored, frothy brew. You’ll always find muddy sentiment at the bottom of the cup, which a fortune teller can read for you if on hand.

9. Kaapi, India

While India might be synonymous with masala chai tea, it does indeed boast a signature coffee, one that’s typical of the south though it’s possible to enjoy it all around India.. Finely ground coffee, nearly powder-like in texture, is prepared in a metallic device and seeps through stainless steel filter. The coffee grounds are often blended with roasted chicory, and boiling milk and sugar are added to make for a delightfully frothy cuppa.

10. Café Crème, France

Literally meaning “cream coffee,” the café crème is an espresso-based drink that, per its name, should be topped with frothed cream, though some establishments just make it with milk.

11. Frappé, Greece

While unfiltered Greek coffee is often likened to the aforementioned Turkish coffee, we’re going to give a shout out to the frappé. This frothy, made-to-order iced beverage is comprised of instant coffee, sugar, and milk.

12. Dalgona Coffee, Korea

You might have noticed this whipped coffee concoction in your Instagram feed during as it went viral during COVID-19 quarantine. This starts with a combo of instant coffee, sugar, and hot water that’s mixed until creamy then poured into a glass of milk that’s filled with ice. If you want to partake in the social media fun, give this New York Times recipe a try.

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🇺🇸 The revelation of this quarantine : Dalgona coffee ♥️ . #onmytable : Helped me going through this for sure. My new fav ♡ . Adapted the recipe to turn it to the best : – 1 tablespoon of instant coffee – 1 tablespoon of sugar – 2 tablespoon of hot water. Whisk it all together until you get that beauty of a mousse. Milk and ice cubes in a cup and the mix of top 😍 . What’s the thing you discovered during this quarantine? 🙂 . Have a beautiful day ♡ . 🇫🇷 Ma révélation de ce confinement : le Dalgona café ♥️ . Il m’a bien aidé ce petit 😍 . J’ai réadapté la recette pour arriver au meilleur possible : – 1 cuillère à soupe de café instantané ( ricoré pour moi ) – 1 cuillère à soupe de sucre – 2 cuillères à soupe d’eau bouillante . Mélanger jusqu’à l’obtention de cette mousse. L’ajouter dans un verre de lait/glaçons : LE BONHEUR. ♡ . Belle aprèm ♡ .

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13. Cà Phê Sữa Đá, Vietnam

Made from a metal Vietnamese coffee filter device, cà phê sữa đá also contains a few tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk at the bottom of the glass.

14. Kopi Joss, Indonesia

This sweetened black coffee is finished with a piece of blazing hot charcoal which is supposed to neutralize the acidity. It’s quite a sight to behold: the charcoal drops and the coffee sizzles and, at times, even bubbles over.

15. Yuanyang, Hong Kong

Served hot or cold, the yuanyang couples filtered black coffee with sweetened milk tea and is one of the city’s most popular drinks. In Malaysia, the drink goes by kopi cham.

16. Flat White, Australia or New Zealand

Believed to have originated in Sydney, Australia, it’s not uncommon to see the Flat White on offer at coffee shops around the world. Similar to a latte, the espresso-based drink contains significantly less milk. It’s topped with a micro-foam that’s much thinner than the crown of a typical latte.

17. Café Lagrimá, Argentina

Lagrima is the Spanish word for “tear,” a fitting descriptor for just how much espresso is in the cup as the drink is ultimately a glass of frothy milk with a drop of espresso.

18. Mazagran, Portugal

This iced coffee originated in Algeria and is sweetened and may even be served with lemon. It’s often accomampined by water that you can pour in to dilute the coffee, should it be too strong.

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