Coffee makes the world go round, we’re of it. And our beloved Coffee Machines are the driving force, whether it be a Capsule Coffee Machine, Bean-to-Cup Coffee Machine, Espresso Coffee Machine or Filter Coffee Machine.
Over 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed in the world every day as people around the world savour the taste of the delicious bean. But not everyone drinks coffee the same way. Our experts noticed this and took it on board, here are just some of the ways different nations enjoy coffee around the world.
Traditionally, roasted and finely ground coffee beans are simmered in a special pot made out brass, this is called a cezve. The coffee in Turkey is prepared unfiltered so the grounds can settle to the bottom meaning the brew is consumed with the grounds. Who needs a Filter Coffee Machine or Bean-to-Cup!?
Thanks to Starbucks and Costa, Frappes are incredibly popular nowadays and a great ice cold summer beverage for when you’re craving coffee. The drink is hugely popular in Greece, consisting of iced instant coffee drowned in milk foam. You can find some of our favourite Frappe recipes here.
We’re sure you’ve tried an Irish coffee before but if not, it’s a delicious coffee-cocktail. This consists of hot coffee, Irish whiskey and sugar, topped with a rich thick cream.
You can thank this beautiful country for the bond you share with your Espresso Machine. Why not try an Espresso Romano? An authentic Italian espresso that is finished with a slice of lemon. The citrus is said to bring out the sweet flavours of the java.
You’ve probably heard of Café au lait and can probably tell by its name that the brew stems from France. In France, they like to make their coffee with equal parts steamed milk and freshly brewed coffee. Hack: serve it in a large mug so you can fully submerge your croissant.
If you enjoy a sweeter brew rather than bitter then Spain is the country for you. Café bombon is an intensely thick and sugary drink with an equal amount of condensed milk stirred into black coffee.
Certainly one of the most delicious to feature on the list and similar to a cappuccino, this brew is espresso topped with steamed milk and milk foam. It’s sometimes topped with whipped cream and cocoa powder which certainly takes over fancy.
In this part of Scandinavia, hot coffee is poured over chunks of cheese curds. We do concede that it doesn’t sound very appealing but the Finnish can’t get enough this combo. In fact, per capita, the Finnish actually consume more coffee than America!
In Malaysia, their speciality coffee drink, known as yuangyang can be served either hot or cold. The brew is three parts black coffee and seven parts Hong Kong-style milk tea. That is a mix of black tea and milk. Coffee and tea in the same drink? How very interesting.
In Vietnam, coffee is known to be both very sweet and very strong. Usually iced, the drink is made up of coarsely ground dark roast coffee, brewed straight into a cup of condensed milk before being iced through a French drip filter.
Elsewhere in Africa, Senegal also add spice to their coffee. The brew is flavoured with Guinea pepper and sometimes cloves. Before roasting, the spices are mixed in with the coffee beans before being ground and filtered.
The Mexicans enjoy their coffee simmered with a cinnamon stick. The brew is usually finished with unrefined cane sugar, also known as piloncillo to use the correct term. It is served in a clay mug as locals believe this helps to release the coffee’s flavours.
In Cuba, it’s fair to say they like to keep their coffee simple, small and strong. A popular brew is espresso brewed with sugar.
Cafezinho is the most popular drink for Brazil’s locals. The brew is very much similar to an espresso, the drink is a small and strong cup of java. Cafezinhos are pre-sweetened and usually brewed straight with the sugar.
Rest of the World:
This is a drink largely associated with ‘hipsters’ and millennials, and we’re unsure why. The flat white originates from Australia and is similar to a latte, only smaller in volume. Made by pouring microfoam – steamed velvety milk – over a shot of espresso.