It’s not just a word. It’s an emotion. Coffee is not just a drink, for some, it’s a way of life. And it’s true, no matter where you travel in the world, you’ll most likely start your day off with a cup of coffee.
So it would be interesting to know the best coffees around the world…right?
Don’t worry. We have done this job for you so if you’re traveling, so it helps to know before you try to order your morning cup of caffeine nirvana. We have curated a list of the best coffee destinations around the world.
Now let’s go to the journey of deliciousness. Here we go.
1) Turkish Coffee, Turkey
Although coffee is not grown in turkey, but it has been introduced to western countries by Turk from 16th century as Turkish coffee. Türk kahvesi (Turkish Coffee) as it pronounced in Arabi and Tea, are a social ritual in turkey. It is traditionally prepared in a small copper pot called cezve, and the mixture of fined ground and roasted coffee beans with water and sugar are boiled and heated in it. According to the taste, it is served as sade (fairly bitter), az şekerli (a little sugar), orta (medium sugar) and şekerli (sweet).
2) Espresso Romano, Italy
If you are an Espresso lover, then visiting Italy is a heaven for you. As it’s said, Italy has a pure essence of Espresso. Italy’s each city has different tradition of making espresso. In Rome, this Espresso Romano is served with slice of lemon on the top. The unique flavor of lemon tart will give you a sweet taste. It is usually served with less sugar and served as shots.
3) Frappé, Greece
In India, UK and some other parts of the world, people have tea breaks but in Greece long coffee breaks are serious affairs. Frappé is the coffee Greeks are pretty obsessed with. There’s a saying that Frappé is for the lazy ones. It is a foam-covered iced coffee made from instant coffee, sugar, ice cubes and water. It is very popular in Greece and Cyprus, especially during the hot summers.
The making process is so easy that anyone can make it instantly. The coffee can be made either with a cocktail shaker or a mixer (e.g. a hand mixer). One or two teaspoons of coffee, sugar to taste and a little water are blended to form a brownish foam, which is poured into a glass with ice cubes and evaporated milk.
4) Kaffeost, Finland & Sweden
Most of the world prefers milk in coffee but cheese in coffee? Surprised? That may sound like a strange combination, but it’s popular in central Finland, where it’s known as “kaffeost.” After finishing your coffee, you can eat your cheese from the bottom of the cup. So it’s a coffee snack that you can eat and drink together. You can try an alternative also, that is kaffebröd, or coffee taken with sweet bread/bun.
5) Flat White, Australia & New Zealand
There’s always a debate that happens over who invented the flat white coffee as it’s looks and taste similar to Starbucks’ latte. Flat white is served usually colder, and contains two shots of espresso that are paired with foamed milk. It’s velvety texture of foamed milk and espresso makes it delicious combination.
6) Pharisäer, Germany
Germany is known as one of the great culinary destinations in Europe. This German Coffee served with Rum (Pharisaer Kaffee) and whipped cream is the national drink of Germany. Even though Germany is famous for its high-quality beer, Germans drink 160 litres of coffee per year on average, more than beer or wine! That shows that how much they love coffee. Pharisäer is served with two ounces of rum mixed with dark coffee and sugar, then covered with whipped cream. And the funny thing is that the Coffee, rum and whipped cream are layered and sipped – no mixing allowed!
7) Egg Coffee, Vietnam
After the French colonists who introduced the coffee to Vietnam, it became the daily ritual and a habit. Vietnamese coffee has developed a style of its own after adding yogurt, eggs and fruits. Egg and coffee sounds kind of odd but it tastes so delicious, you should try it once and you’ll remember it forever. Egg yolk whipped in condensed milk and dark coffee makes a perfect combination for coffee lovers. The egg cream is prepared by heating the egg yolk for the very unique taste of sweetness.
8) Ethiopia: Buna (Ceremonial Coffee)
An Ethiopian buna, or jebena buna as it’s called in the local Amharic language, is a tradition for coffee. The tradition represents the importance of coffee in the Ethiopian culture. The coffee beans are roasted on the open charcoal fire and served in a cup with mortar and pestle before finally making the coffee in a tall, Aladdin-esque coffee pot known as a jebna.
9) Mexico: Cafe de Olla
Café Del Olla, or pot coffee as it known in the Mexico as “pot coffee, is traditionally prepared in clay pots. The clay pots give the drink a warm and earthy flavor. It is brewed with Cinnamon and piloncillo (unrefined cane sugar) for that extra strong flavor and to sweeten the coffee. It’s a Mexican treat in cold chilled winter season. Make sure you try Cafe de Olla when you’re in Mexico!
10) Kaapi, India (South Indian Filter Coffee)
India is not far behind in the race of coffee drinking countries. In south India, making coffee is an art. In south India, Coffee estates in Coorg produce some of the best coffee seeds in the world. These are roasted, powdered seeds and sold in various outlets throughout the world. As people in south India say, making coffee takes time, technique and mindfulness. This milky South Indian coffee is made from dark roasted coffee beans and chicory pant. It is brewed in a metal container with two circular cups which works as a filter. The complete drink is one-part milk to the one-part brewed coffee, plus sugar.
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