When it comes to enjoying coffee to its fullest extent, we’re relatively new to the game. We weren’t originally huge coffee enthusiasts because we had no idea there were so many flavours and kinds out there but once we’d tried a few unique recipes, we were absolutely hooked! Now, when we say kinds and flavours, know that we aren’t just talking about adding sugary flavoured syrup to things. We mean actual kinds of coffee that vary in the way they’re made. One of the best ways to try all different types of coffee is to look into recipes from around the world! That’s how we introduced ourselves to different styles and flavours of java and really got a taste for how many possibilities there are out there.
If you’re also very interested in the idea of diversifying your coffee drinker’s experience and you’d love to try beverages from around the world even though you can’t travel to each place right now, this is the list for you! Check out these international coffee recipes that will keep your taste buds interested no matter how you choose to caffeinate.
1. Traditional Irish coffee
When you think of “speciality coffees”, does your mind automatically wander to something a little more sweet, like a dessert that you might enjoy in the evening after an early dinner? In that case, we have a feeling you might enjoy a classic Irish coffee! Bear in mind, though, that the traditional recipe has a bit of an alcoholic kick to it as well. Food Network shows you how to make it from hot coffee, Irish whiskey, sugar, and a topping of thick, delicious cream.
2. Caffe corretto
Did the idea of a coffee that’s also a cocktail really peak your interest but you’re not sure the sweetness of the Irish coffee is quite for you? In that case, try this café corretto blend featured on Saveur instead! This is a classic Italian recipe made from pure espresso, an Italian digestive liqueur called grappa, and a shot of either Sambuca or brandy, depending on your tastes.
An affogato is an Italian espresso based drink. It’s a great option if you’re a sweet lover who wants all the caffeine benefits of espresso but with a lot more flavour. The term “affogato” means “drowned in coffee”, but what is drowned in coffee, you ask? The answer is ice cream or Italian gelato and we couldn’t be happier about it! Find out how it’s made on Brewed Daily.
4. Cafe Viennois
As you might have guessed from the name, this coffee recipe comes straight from Vienna, Austria but it’s also a popular recipe in Budapest. If you’re into very creamy recipes but you’re looking for something a little bit fancier than the average latte, this is a great choice for you. As you’ll find on Nespresso, it’s made from espresso, hot milk, and whipped cream.