Not all coffee's are made the same! Check out how differently coffee is served all around the world.
Australia is home to some of the best coffee in the world, and the biggest of fans love their coffee so much that they’re willing to drop $4.00+ a pop and wait 10 minutes to get their fix. Our culture here is so good, even Starbucks couldn’t stand a chance against our local cafes!
When you think of the different ways of drinking coffee, you’d probably have flat white, latte, cappuccino, espresso and long black come to mind – maybe even a mocha or Vienna if you’re the adventurous type.
People from all around the world have a similar morning ritual of waking up and grabbing a cup of coffee, but different countries have different methods. The above are most common in Australian culture, but you’d be surprised at how many more ways coffee is prepared around the world!
Turkey – Turkish Coffee
The thickest and strongest of coffee brewing methods, because the ground coffee beans aren’t filtered out of the finished product. It is commonly prepared by sticking a coffee filled cezve in a heated pan filled with sand until it nearly boils over.
Finland – Kaffeost
Otherwise known as coffee cheese, this is enjoyed by pouring hot coffee over cubes of leipäjuusto (bread cheese). The bread cheese cubes soften and absorbs the coffee without melting, and some say the cheese ends up tasting like Tiramisu.
Ireland – Irish Coffee
Probably not one for the morning, an Irish coffee consists of hot coffee, whiskey, brown sugar and topped with heavy cream.
Ethiopia – Bunna
It was said that the first ever coffee plant was found in Ethiopia. Women in Ethipoia often hold coffee ceremonies three times a day, where they will roast and boil the coffee beans right in front of you. This is a huge part of their culture and is a sign of respect and friendship.
Australia – Flat White
This would have to be Australia’s go to coffee beverage. Steamed microfoam (steamed velvety milk) is poured over 1-2 shots of espresso and it is common for baristas to create coffee art using this method.
Greece – Frappe
This is a popular summer beverage that you will find in almost every café in Greece. It consists of instant coffee, water, milk and sugar shaken up with ice.
Italy – Espresso
A true Italian will be very picky with their Espresso. It is simply a single or double shot of extracted coffee and should be drunk while the golden crema is still on top and is commonly served with a thin slice of lemon or lemon zest on the side.
Mexico – Café de olla
This is a traditional Mexican specialty coffee that is made by combining ground coffee, cinnamon and piloncillo (unrefined cane sugar) and is served in a clay mug, which is said to enhance the flavour.
Vietnam - Cà phê đá
A mixture of sweet and strong, the traditional Vietnamese iced coffee at its simplest is made using medium to coarse ground dark roast Vietnamese-grown coffee that is brewed straight into a cup of condensed milk and ice through a French drip filter.
Brazil – Cafezinho
By far the most popular drink for locals, this drink is similar to an espresso in that it is a small, strong cup of coffee. The main difference is that the coffee is brewed with the sugar.
Spain – Café Bombon
One to please the sweet tooth’s out there, this Spanish specialty is a thick blend of equal parts of black coffee and condensed milk.
Saudi Arabia – Qahwa
This coffee is very unique and different, as it uses ground green coffee beans which produces a weaker brew. It is boiled with cloves, cardamom, rose water and saffron and served alongside dates.
How many of these have you tried before? Which one did you like the most? Do you know any other ways coffee is served around the world? Let me know in the comments below!
Toby Strong (aka The Podfather)
Founder & Customer Happiness Specialist