Coffee – The Hottest Friend

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The day of many people starts with a meeting with their hot and strong friend. There are people who feel that their day is incomplete without him. They cannot resist themselves from meeting him at least twice a day. He is the one who helps them to be awake the whole night during exams. He is the one who relaxes them during stresses and pressures. I think you would have guessed who this ‘HE’ is!!! Yes…the ‘HE’ is none other than the best friend of many people- THE COFFEE.

Coffee is one of the beverages which is widely consumed by people all over the world. Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans, which are the seeds of berries from the Coffea plant. There are different varieties of Coffee available in the world. When you are on a world tour and if you are a Coffee lover, then the list below is for you. Just try them out….

Indonesia: Kopi luwak or civet coffee

The world’s most expensive coffee, civet coffee is made from the seeds of coffee berries which have been excreted by a small wild cat, the Asian palm civet.

Turkey: Turk kahvesi

According to a famous Turkish proverb, a coffee should be “as black as hell, as strong as death and as sweet as love“. Served from a long-handled copper pot called a cezve, people savour this thick brew mostly after meals.

India: Indian filter Coffee

Also called ‘kaapi,’ this drink is popular for its aroma. Served hot, it’s a mix of frothed, boiled milk and decoction of finely-ground coffee powder.

France: Cafe au lait

The day begins in France with a cup of cafe au lait. This is a hot milk coffee that is normally served in a mug that’s wide enough for people to dunk their baguettes (French bread) or croissants in.

Saudi Arabia: Kahwa

The Arabian brew is spiced with cardamom. People have it with dates to counter its bitter taste.

Italy: Espresso

The Italian espresso is sometimes served with a drop of milk, in tiny cups and is commonly sipped while standing.

Cuba: Cafe Cubano

This is a strong coffee which is traditionally taken without milk. It is served in small proportions in tiny cups and is enjoyed best while socialising.

Mexico: Cafe de olla

Cinnamon lovers would relish this Mexican drink. The coffee is brewed with cinnamon sticks in earthenware pots.

Ethiopia: Buna

The coffee-making ceremony involves roasting the beans in a container, grinding them in a wooden mortar and pestle and then brewing them in a special pot with a spherical base called jebena. The entire process can take up to two hours and the coffee is served with salt and butter instead of sugar.

Spain: Cortado

The name of the drink comes from the word cortar, which in Spanish means to cut. The drink is a combination of espresso and milk. While making the drink, the espresso is cut with a dash of steamed milk.

Australia: Flat white

Developed in Australia and New Zealand in the 1980s, a flat white is prepared by pouring microfoam over a double shot of espresso.

Austria: Melange

Containing espresso and steamed milk, it is topped with froth or whipped cream, which makes it different from a traditional cappuccino.

Vietnam: Egg Coffee

Described by many as ‘liquid tiramisu,’ this drink is made by beating egg yolks and mixing it with Robusta coffee, sugar and condensed milk.

Germany: Pharisaeer Kaffee

As with many other things, Germany’s coffee is also unique. It’s made by adding two ounces of rum to dark roasted coffee and sweetening it with sugar. Then whipped cream is added on the top to make the coffee an absolute delight.

So, this is how Coffee is being consumed with different names in different countries. Whatever may be the name, the content is same and the uses are the same. Having many health benefits, it’s no wonder that Coffee has occupied the top place in almost everyone’s list of favourite beverages.

 

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