Coffee is a morning ritual for most people. Whether you’re waking up or battling terrible midday fatigue, it’s almost the perfect solution for everything. But as comforting as your usual cup may be, it’s easy for this daily love affair to become mundane. Luckily, switching things up with different flavors and coffee styles can help keep things interesting. Here are five delicious and unique coffees from around the world.
This one is for all the tea and coffee lovers out there. Don’t worry; we won’t make you choose! Yuenyeung is a blend of seven parts of milk tea and three parts of black coffee that can be enjoyed hot or cold. So, next time you’re confused between tea and coffee, just grab a Yuenyeng, toast to the perfect blend and enjoy the best of both worlds.
Turkey: Türk Kahvesi or Turkish Sand Coffee
Coffee in Turkish culture is more than just a beverage – it’s a symbol of the Turkish tradition. For this coffee, sugar is added while the coffee is brewing using hot sand, resulting in a delicious and aromatic cup of coffee steeped in tradition. The finely ground coffee beans create a frothy surface that gives it a milky texture without adding milk or cream. It’s believed that the pattern of leftover ground beans in the cup can reveal the drinker’s fortune.
Kaffeost is a unique Scandinavian beverage combining coffee and cheese in one drink. To make Kaffeost, hot black coffee is poured over a special Finnish cheese called leipäjuusto, allowing it to soften and melt slightly, infusing the coffee with a subtle sweetness. It’s a unique way to enjoy two of life’s greatest pleasures in one delicious drink.
Mazagran – the zesty union of lemonade and coffee; some have even called mazagran the pioneer of iced coffee beverages. The process involves pouring a shot of espresso over a bed of ice and delicately blending in lemon juice and a sweetener of your choosing. The result is a strong taste of espresso with the zing of citrus notes and a subtle sweetness.
Cafézinho is a thick, sweet, and strong beverage that will surely wake you up. It’s a very easy preparation. You just have to add finely-ground coffee or espresso to hot water and add some sugar to it. Then, filter that through a flannel cloth and don’t squeeze it to avoid bitterness. While cafézinho is typically enjoyed without milk or cream, it’s best paired with a lively conversation.