There’s nothing like a cup of hot coffee to get us going on Monday mornings. However, drinking down our usual brew can get a little bit boring and there’s a big, wide world of coffee lovers out there who do things a little differently than our regular joe.
Even if you don’t have the cash for a trip around the globe, you can still experience all the caffeinated wonders of the world.
A flat white, not to be confused with the everyday latte, is a velvety mixture of espresso and foamy, steamed milk that’s a favorite in Australia and New Zealand.
“Cortado” is Spanish for “cut”, which means the espresso is cut by steamed milk. This less-foamy version of the cappucino is most popular in Spain, Portugal and Latin America.
This creamy German treat is more like a dessert than your common cup of joe. It’s made with ice cream, coffee, espresso cream and topped with chocolate chips. Starbucks java chip fraps got nothing on this guy.
Tea and coffee drinkers in China get the best of both worlds. Cafes brew hot, black tea, strong coffee and sweetened condensed milk for a sugary drink hybrid.
Turkish coffee is prepared in an ibrik, or a small pot that is heated, with sugar that is added during the heating process, allowing the sweetness to fully absorb into the flavor for the ultimate coffee drinker’s delicacy.
The best Vietnamese coffee drips slowly over sweetened condensed milk. The combination is a heavenly, sugary drink that’s part breakfast, part dessert.
Coffee houses are essential cornerstones of Vienna’s culture. The Viennese take their coffee in the form of strong espresso, heavy whipped cream and cinnamon. Sometimes, they also use chocolate chips. Read more…