Kickstarting your day with a cup of coffee is customary all over the world. In fact, over a billion cups of coffee are consumed around the world every single day. America alone accounts for about 400 million cups a day.
Nearly every country and every culture have their own way of enjoying coffee. And here you thought that everybody all over the world simply brewed their coffee in their Mr. Coffee or Keurig. While a simple cup of coffee with cream and sugar is the norm in the United States, the people in Portugal prefer their coffee with lemon juice. Smokin’ Beans Coffee Company, your source for unroasted coffee beans, offers ways other countries drink their coffee.
Adding dairy to your cup of coffee is pretty normal all over the world. Of course, most people opt for milk and cream. In Finland, hot coffee is poured over chunks of cheese curds. This may sound unappealing, but we hear it is quite the tasty combo. This coffee cheese is a firm and mild cheese that gives coffee a creamy consistency and a little added sweetness.
It is impossible to place an order at Starbucks without uttering a little Italian. Much of the terminology used in the United States in regards to coffee comes right from Italy. Italian coffee often comes from an espresso machine, which pushes pressurized steam through finely ground beans to yields a highly-concentrated coffee with a frothy top layer.
Cafe Touba is simple drip coffee flavored with Guinea pepper and sometimes cloves. It was originally believed to have medicinal value but now this spicy and sweet coffee is enjoyed in the morning and throughout the day as a treat.
If you wish to have a cup of coffee in France, you should order a Cafe au lait. As fancy as that might sound, it is simply coffee and milk. Many French citizens begin their day with a cup of coffee served in big, wide mugs wide enough to dunk their croissant or baguette.
Australians love their flat whites, which is basically a latte but with a super-thin layer of foam. This has gained a reputation worldwide and can even be found on the Starbucks menu.
Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia love their coffee, or kopi as they call it. Stop in a coffee shop in this region and you will get served a hot black coffee with sugar or an iced coffee with evaporated milk and sugar.
Sweden has entire pastries centered around coffee. Swedish citizens tend to take coffee breaks at 9 am and then again at 3 pm. The coffee is often accompanied by a pastry known as coffee bread. How appropriate.
The Chinese love their tea so much that they mix it with their coffee. The recipe calls for preparing three parts of coffee with seven parts of milk tea. This is a popular beverage can be enjoyed hot or cold.
The way in which you drink your coffee is completely up to you. All we ask is that you buy your green coffee beans from Smokin’ Beans Coffee Company.