Coffee is the most popular drink worldwide with around two billion cups consumed every day. In the UK, we drink approximately 55 million cups of coffee per day. We all have our favourite type of coffee, whether it’s a flat white in the morning or an espresso in the afternoon. However, did you know that there are lots of traditional ways of drinking coffee from around the world.
How many of these have you tried?
Finland – Kaffeos
We love coffee and we love cheese, but cheesy coffee?! In Finland this is a popular beverage were hot coffee is poured over chunks of cheese curd. Once you’re done drinking the coffee, you eat the cheese with a spoon.
Mexico – Cafe de Olla
Cafe de Olla, pot coffee, is a sweetened, spiced coffee that Mexicans love. The dark roast coffee is paired with a cinnamon stick, orange peel and dark brown sugar and served in a traditional earthen clay pot.
The word “o” means “black” and “liang” means “cold”. Oliang is black iced coffee. It is prepared from a mixture of coffee, brown sugar, and various grains and seeds like cardamom, corn, soybeans, rice, and sesame seeds
Korean -Dabang ‘Morning Coffee’
The beverage is designed to provide an all-in-one morning coffee and breakfast in the same cup. To create this unusual breakfast, season an egg yolk with salt and a drop of sesame oil, before placing it in a cup of hot coffee to cook. Traditionally, pine nuts and a walnut are added to the top of the yolk for decoration.
Argentinian- Café Lagrima
Cafe lagrima is a super milky drink. Barely describable as a coffee, the drink is made up of steamed milk and foam, with just the smallest drop of coffee added.
Getting ever more popular across the globe, the Greek frappe is best enjoyed on a boiling hot day. It is made with instant coffee, evaporated milk, and ice-cold water, for a creamy and frothy treat.
Egg coffee is a Vietnamese drink which is traditionally prepared with egg yolks, sugar, condensed milk and ground coffee. The drink is made by beating egg yolks with sugar and coffee, then extracting the coffee into the half of the cup, followed by a similar amount of egg cream, which is prepared by heating and beating the yolks.
Café des épices, Morocco
A blend of spices, like sesame seeds, black pepper and nutmeg is mixed with coffee beans and ground, to create a fragrant and potent brew.
Espresso Romano, Italy
Espresso served with a slice of lemon. The lemon is rubbed on the rim of the cup, the idea being that the sourness of the lemon enhances flavours in the coffee.
Yuan Yang, Hong Kong
Yuenyeung, coffee with tea, also commonly known as Kopi Cham in Malaysia is a popular beverage
in Hong Kong. Made of a mixture of three parts of coffee and seven parts of Hong Kong-style milk tea, it can be serv
ed hot or cold.