Universally people follow a simple ground rule. Wake up and grab a cup of coffee. What is different however is how it is prepared and what goes in making them i.e. the ingredients. For e.g. Americans don’t use lemon, cheese mix-ins, pepper, etc but other cultures consider these on prime basis.
Following is the breakdown of how coffee is taken around the world –
1. KAFFEOST– Finland
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In Finland, coffee is poured over cheese curds chunks which are called juustoleipa, however it may sound weird but the people love the strange combination there.
2. TURK KAHVESI– Turkey
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Finely grounded coffee beans are roasted and simmered in brass pot (cezve) or copper pot. Turkish people prefer their coffee unfiltered, with the grounds settled at the bottom which means you have to drink it with the grounds.
3. YUANYANG– Malaysia
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Made from three parts black coffee and seven parts Hong Kong milk tea- a blend of black tea and milk, this coffee can be consumed hot or cold and is a very deliciously energetic beverage.
4. FLAT WHITE– Australia
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This Australian favorite is quite similar to latte though small in volume. It is made by adding steamed and velvely milk (microfoam) over espresso.
5. FRAPPE– Greece
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Frappe is most popular summer drink in Greece and was invented by Nescafe representatives back in 1957. It consists of instant iced coffee dipped in milk foam.
6. ESPRESSO ROMANO– Italy
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A real Italian Espresso comes with lemon slice which reveals the java’s sweeter flavors.
7. CA PHE DA– Vietnam
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This Vietnamese coffee is made with roughly grounded roasted coffee, brewed directly into the cup of condensed milk and ice with a French filter drip. It is known to be both very sweet and strong.
8. CAFÉ DE OLLA– Mexico
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Traditional Mexican coffee makes use of unrefined cane sugar which they call piloncillo and cinnamon stick is simmered in it and served in clay pot which is believed to bring out the rich flavors of coffee according to locals.
9. CAFÉ TOUBA– Senegal
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Coffee in Senegal is flavored with guinea pepper and sometimes with cloves. These spices are mixed with coffee beans and roasted along, then grounded and filtered.
10. CAFEZINHO– Brazil
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For locals of Brazil, cafezinho is the most preferred drink. Similar to an espresso, these are small, strong cups of java. These are pre sweetened because they are directly brewed with sugar. This makes it different from espresso.
11. CAFÉ BOMBON– Spain
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Those who prefer their coffee sweet, Spain’s coffee will please them. This coffee is intense, thick and sugary and the same amount of condensed milk is mixed into black coffee.
12. IRISH COFFEE– Ireland
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This coffee is a blend of Irish whiskey, hot coffee and sugar which is topped with a thick cream. It is also called coffee cocktail.
13. WIENER MELANGE– Austria
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Topped with steamed milk and foam, quite similar to a cappuccino and often with whipped cream and cocoa powder, this drink is espresso.
14. CAFÉ AU LAIT– France
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The French people love to have their morning coffee with equal part of steamed milk and fresh brewed coffee. They have it in a large cup so that they can dip a croissant in it.
15. SPICED COFFEE– Morocco
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This dark coffee blends in with it spices like cardamom, black pepper, clove, cinnamon and nutmeg.
16. CAFÉ CUBANO– Cuba
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This may look small but it is very strong. It’s espresso which is brewed with sugar.