Coffee is one of the most popular drinks loved by millions of people. In the world, there are many variants of coffee, but not all of them made it to the list of the most popular ones. Keep reading below for a top list we’ve prepared just for you!
Most Popular Coffee from around the World
1. Café Lagrima (Argentina)
The Café Lagrima is a drink made of a combination of warm milk and coffee. Its name is the Spanish word for tear.
Make your own Café Lagrima!
- 200ml of milk (2% or whole milk)
- 1/2 shot of espresso
- In a saucepan, warm up your milk to your desired temperature.
- Pour it into a mug and add it to your espresso.
2. Einspänner (Austria)
The Einspänner is an invention of the Austrians and derives its name from the German word for a single-horsed carriage. Since the carriage can be driven by one hand, the other is free to drink coffee.
Make your own Einspänner!
- Shot of espresso
- 100ml whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon of powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- Optional: chocolate shavings, cocoa powder
- In the chilled bowl, mix your whipped cream with sugar and vanilla. Whip all these until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
- Mix your espresso and sugar in another glass, then top it off with whipped cream.
- Optionally, you can add chocolate shavings or cocoa powder.
3. Cafezinho (Brazil)
The Cafezinho means “little coffee,” reminiscent of the Brazilian’s warm hospitality. This coffee drink is brewed using a special cloth-flannel filter, making it thick and sweet without using any cream or milk.
Make your own Cafezinho!
- 1 tablespoon espresso ground coffee beans
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 3/4 cups of cold water
- In a small saucepan, place your water and sugar and heat it just below the boiling point.
- Slowly add the coffee grounds and remove the heat. Stir it well.
- Pour the solution into a Cafezinho filter and wait for it to drip through. Don’t force as it will affect the taste.
4. Pharisäer Kaffee (Germany)
The Pharisäer Kaffee drink was initially invented to avoid the wrath of local pastors who, at the time, were strict when it came to alcohol. As such, parishioners spiked their rum-infused coffee with whipped cream to subdue the aroma.
Make your own Pharisäer kaffee!
- 2-4 oz of strong brewed coffee
- 1 ½ oz of Jamaican rum
- 100ml of whipping cream
- Pour the coffee into your tall cup. Mix in the sugar and rum and stir.
- Beat your whipping cream until stiff peaks form.
- Top the cream into the drink. Enjoy!
5. Yuanyang (Hong Kong)
Yuanyang means mandarin ducks, which appear in pairs with the male and female ducks differing in appearance.
In the same way, this infusion points to the individual characteristics of coffee and tea. However, when together, they make a good combination.
Make your own Yuanyang!
- 14 oz can of sweetened, condensed milk
- 2 tablespoon black tea leaves
- 1 cup of strong brewed coffee
- 1 cup of water
- First, make your milk tea. Place the tea leaves and water in the saucepan and boil it gently. Slowly lower the heat and let it simmer for three minutes.
- Remove it from the heat while you add in the condensed milk. Then return it to the heat and let it simmer for three more minutes.
- Strain out the tea leaves.
- Mix your milk, tea, and coffee and mix thoroughly. Experiment with different ratios until you reach your desired taste.
- Serve whether hot or cold.
6. Kopi Joss (Indonesia)
The Kopi Joss is more of an experience than a drink for pleasure.
It was said to be invented by a coffee stall vendor suffering from a stomachache in the 1960s. Spotting a piece of burning coal, he decided to add it to his coffee. Until now, the Kopi Joss is used to alleviate bloating, diarrhea, heartburn, and nausea.
Make your own Kopi Joss!
- Cup of Indonesian coffee
- First, heat your coal.
- Make your coffee and fill your cup up to 2/3 capacity. Add in your desired amount of sugar.
- Drop your hot coal into the cup. Remove it once it cools.
7. Affogato (Italy)
Affogato translates to drowned, referring to the way the espresso is poured over a scoop of gelato. As such, this drink borderline between the line of dessert or a coffee drink. Nevertheless, this drink is a global hit, even spawning several variations.
Make your Affogato!
- Scoop of gelato
- One double-shot of espresso
- Optional: whipped cream, crushed nuts, crumbled biscotti, ripe berries, liquor
- Place your gelato in the chilled bowl
- Pour the espresso over the gelato
- Add toppings if you wish
8. Scandinavian Egg Coffee (Norway/Sweden)
As in its name, the Scandinavian egg coffee has a raw egg as one of its ingredients. The theory behind this is that the egg whites release proteins into the coffee, binding and mitigating the bitter taste.
Make your Scandinavian egg coffee!
- 1 tablespoon coarse ground coffee
- 1 cup of lukewarm water
- 1 cup of iced water
- 1 egg
- Break your egg into a container and mix in your coffee grounds and 200ml of iced water. Mix it well.
- Boil this mixture and let it simmer for 3-5 minutes.
- Add in the remaining iced water and set it aside for 2 minutes.
- Skim off any remaining particles and strain through a sieve into a cup.
9. Café de Olla (Mexico)
This Mexican drink translates to “pot coffee,” pointing to the fact that the coffee is brewed using a clay pot. The Café de Olla is famous in rural areas and offers the distinct flavors of cinnamon and piloncillo.
Make your own Café de Olla!
- 8 cups of cold water
- 8 tablespoons of coarsely-ground Mexican coffee
- 3 piloncillo cones or 1/3 cup of dark brown sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- Optional: 4 strips of orange peel, 3 black peppercorns, 2 allspice berries, 1 clove
- In your saucepan, mix the water, piloncillo cones, cinnamon, and the optional ingredients.
- Boil until the sugar dissolves. Remove the pan from the heat and add in the coffee grounds. Let it steep for 8-10 minutes.
- Scoop it into cups and serve.
10. Mazagran (Portugal)
The Mazagran is another unique coffee drink, with a combination of cold brew coffee and lemonade. The drink was invented in the 1840s by French soldiers stationed in Algiers, Algeria.
Make your Mazagran!
- 3 cups of cold brew coffee concentrate
- 2 cups of freshly squeezed lemonade
- 2 cups of sugar
- 2 cups of water
- Lemons for garnish
- Optional: sparkling water (chilled), rum
- In a saucepan, add in the water and sugar and boil. Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove the pan from the heat.
- In a large pitcher, mix your cold brew and lemonade. Add a syrup to taste.
- You can also add some rum or sparkling water.
- Serve with a slice of lemon.
11. Qahwa (Saudi Arabia)
In Saudi Arabian culture, the youngest person in a gathering serves the Qahwa as a sign of respect to the elders. This drink is served with dates or other desserts.
Make your own Qahwa!
- 2.5 cups of water
- 1 tablespoon of green coffee beans
- 1 tablespoon of crushed cardamom
- Optional: 5 cloves, 1 teaspoon rose water, 1/8 teaspoons of saffron strands
- Boil the water in a saucepan and add the ground coffee beans. Boil for 10 minutes.
- Add in the crushed cardamom and cloves (optional). Boil for another 5 minutes.
- Remove the pot from the heat and let the grounds settle a bit.
- You can add rosewater and saffron if you want.
- Strain the coffee and serve.
12. Café Touba (Senegal)
Café Touba is named after the city of Touba, Senegal. The drink has steadily risen to popularity, so much so that Nestlé created a similar beverage, the Nescafé Ginger & Spice.
Make your own Café Touba!
- 1 cup of cold water
- 1 tablespoon of coffee beans
- 1/2 teaspoon of Selim pepper grains
- Add your pepper grains to a pre-heated pan and cook them until they’re roasted.
- In a grinder, grind your pepper grains and coffee beans into a coarse texture.
- Place the mixture in a saucepan and add in water. Bring it to a boil and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
- Pour the drink into a pour-over coffee maker.
13. Türk Kahvesi (Turkey)
Turkish coffee has risen to popularity due to its unique brewing method. With its process, the coffee has a signature thick foam on top.
Make your own Türk Kahvesi!
- 1 cup of cold water
- 1 tablespoon of finely-ground arabica beans
- 1 cardamom pod
- 1-2 teaspoons of white sugar
- Boil your sugar and water in an ibrik or small saucepan.
- Remove it from the heat and add in the coffee beans and cardamom.
- Heat it until the coffee beans. Do this twice.
- Pour it into cups and set it aside until the grounds settle.
14. Bulletproof Coffee (USA)
Dave Asprey made the Bulletproof coffee in 2013. It was marketed as a meal replacement, brain booster, and an energy drink due to an ingredient called “Brain Octane Oil.”
Make your Bulletproof Coffee!
- 1 cup of brewed coffee
- 1-2 tablespoons of Brain Octane Oil (or any MCT oil)
- 1 tablespoon grass-fed, unsalted butter
- Mix all the ingredients in a blender and blend until you have a foamy and creamy drink.
15. Ca Phe Trung (Vietnam)
The Vietnamese egg coffee, the Ca Phe Trung, was also said to have been invented when Vietnam was scarce with dairy products.
Make your own Ca Phe Trung!
- 3 teaspoons of Vietnamese coffee powder
- 2 teaspoons of sweetened condensed milk
- 1 egg
- Brew a cup of dark and robust coffee.
- In a bowl, separate the egg yolk from the whites. Mix the egg yolks with the condensed milk and whip it until it forms a frothy mixture.
- Add in the brewed coffee and continue mixing.
- Place the yolk foam on top and enjoy.
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