Despite the fact that it's loved by everyone, coffee is far from the same in every country.
Coffee is one of the planet’s most universal drinks, enjoyed by common people and celebrities alike. But it’s far from the same in every country. Keep reading to see what a standard coffee looks like in these nations around the world.
Turkish Coffee Is Stronger Than What Most Westerners Are Used To
Turkish coffee is something that all foreigners should sample at least once when in Turkey. But be warned: Turkish coffee tends to be stronger than what many westerners are used to. According to the Turkish proverb published on The Travel Channel, Turkish coffee should be “as black as hell, as strong as death and as sweet as love.” There’s definitely no milk or cream to lighten the flavor!
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Typically, Turkish people take coffee after meals. It is served from a copper pot called a cezve. While Americans might have donuts with their coffee, Turkish people tend to have traditional chewy candy as a sweet addition.
French Coffee Requires A Cup Big Enough To Dunk Croissants
Today, you can order a café au lait all over the world. But this coffee with hot milk is a staple in France. Typically, the defining characteristic of an authentic French café au lait is the cup or mug that it’s served in. The cup or mug must be wide enough to facilitate the funking of croissants or even baguettes, as this is a long-standing French tradition.Café au lait is commonly served in the morning as a breakfast staple. You won’t find fried eggs and bacon in many French households but you will see a big café au lait accompanied by a pastry or slice of baguette.RELATED:
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Austrians Drink Their Coffee With Whipped Cream
If you walk into any Starbucks, you’ll be confronted with an array of coffee options that come complete with whipped cream. Austrian coffee might be missing the flavors and sweeteners present in your average Starbucks brew, but it is often topped with whipped cream.Known as mélange, coffee topped with whipped cream is popular among the cafes of Vienna. It also comes with steamed milk and is sometimes topped with froth instead of cream, making it very similar to a cappuccino. The type of coffee used is a short shot of espresso, which is typically stronger than the traditional Americano, an espresso that has been watered down to reduce the strength.RELATED:
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Mexicans Sweeten Their Coffee With Cinnamon
Café de olla is one of the most popular types of coffee in Mexico. There are two factors that separate it from other kinds of coffee. The first is that it’s brewed with cinnamon sticks, which adds an additional hint of sweet flavor. The second is that café de olla is made in earthenware pots, which is said to bring out the flavor of the coffee.While café de olla is a traditional drink worth trying, be sure not to go past a Mexican hot chocolate. Frothed by hand using a wooden utensil known as a molinillo, the chocolate is also sweetened with sugar and cinnamon. Divine!RELATED:
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Traditional Coffee Ceremonies Are Important In Ethiopia
Ethiopia is renowned as the birthplace of coffee so it makes sense that
traditional coffee ceremonies
are an integral part of the local culture. One popular saying in the African country even translates to “Coffee is our bread”. Historically, coffee in Ethiopia was served not with sugar, cream, or milk, but with the savory ingredients of salt or butter.Sometimes, it takes up to two hours to brew and serve Ethiopian coffee, which is known as buna. The ceremony is one of the highlights of village life and gives all in attendance the opportunity to consume up to three servings of coffee and discuss a range of topics from politics to gossip.NEXT:
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