Coffee is an important daily ritual in many cultures worldwide. From comfortable coffee houses in Europe to South American alleys and hi-tech Japanese districts – there are some interesting facts about drinking coffee in different countries.
Italy: caramel color perfection
A well-known Espresso is a part of Italian culture, like latte, mocha or Americano. It is very popular among the people in rush that want to get additional energy boost. Espresso was developed by the Italians to reduce the preparation time. According to the tradition, this coffee should be drunk very quickly; the ideal cup of espresso must have sparkling cream above aroma drink. Coffee is an important part of dinner etiquette.
Morocco and spiced coffee
The famous spiced coffee from Morocco combines coffee with spices, like cinnamon, caraway, ginger, cardamom and mace. This traditional is related to well-known spicery markets of the country. The spices are added to the coffee depending on a case. Wedding or happy moments are followed by sweetness, while funeral requires bitter drink. Travelers should test this fantastic spiced coffee in the Moroccan markets with fresh-baked journey cake.
Dessert coffee in USA
Coffee milk cocktail called frappuccino is a bright example of US culture. This drink is liked by the people, willing to enjoy the dessert with coffee-taste. Although frappuccino was developed by Starbuck, this drink can be found in different forms everywhere in the world. Frappuccino is best when it is chilled and covered with whipped cream. There are numerous variants of this coffee from chocolate frappuccino to a drink with green tea-taste. If stronger drink is needed, espresso can be added. The best place to test this coffee is Seattle, the home for the modern coffee houses.
Brazil and little coffee
Brazil plays an important role in the coffee world, producing 1/3 of overall coffee beans output in the world. So big share makes the name of Brazilian cafezinho (little coffee) somewhat paradoxical. The National coffee of Brazil is filtered via tammy and served is small cups. Big amount of sugar is to be added to the drink; the coffee is served just after a meal. Today, cafezinho can be mixed with many ingredients from condescend milk to fruits. The original drink still can be tested in alleys in Brazil.
France and coffee with bread
Coffee with milk in France is drunk with break, dipping it just in the cup. This is a morning ritual, while the coffee is served in wide cup to dip the bread and baking. A lighter variant with less milk is called noisette (coffee with hazel). In fact it has no hazel, and takes the name inspired by the amazing taste of the drink.
Strong Philippine coffee
The Philippines is one of few countries that produces four variants of merchant coffee, in particular Arabica, Robusta, Excelsa and Liberica (Barako). Kape Barako is popular in the Philippines thanks to its unique strong and rich taste. Barako got that name after local word “boar”, with a hint of its strength. This coffee is drunk with sugar and milk and local bread pandesal usually for breakfast.
Turkey and coffee fortune telling
Turkish coffee is famous for its strength and unique method of preparation. It is brewed in copper coffee pot with long handle which is put into hot sand. Coffee is usually served after a meal with sweet rahat-lokum. Coffee grounds left on the bottom of the cup are used for fortune telling. Coffee is one of the key drinks in the traditional cuisine of Turkey.
Coffee in Ireland
Do you like Irish coffee with whisky? Combination of these incompatible components – coffee and alcohol makes Irish coffee an exceptional drink. With whisky, it is more night drink rather than traditional morning booster. Irish coffee shouldn’t be blended – cream on the top is for decoration. This is a good drink for those who want to relax after the work day or cheer up before the party.
Japan and sweet latte art
3D coffee art in Japan is a strong competitor of green tea. Although the latter remains the preferable hot drink in the country, more and more Japanese choose different types of latte art. Latte art is one of artistic ways to decorate coffee with cream ornament.