There’s nothing like a warm cup of coffee to start your day. But if you’re like me, you’ve probably had that same boring old black Americano for years without even realizing that there are so many different ways to enjoy it around the world! Here are my top 10 favorite ways to drink coffee that you might not have tried yet:
Espresso is a concentrated coffee drink made by forcing hot water under pressure through finely ground coffee beans. It’s typically served in small espresso cups, and has a thick layer of crema on top. The word “espresso” comes from the Italian verb esprimere (“to express”), as used in the phrase: “L’espresso non si diluisce.” This means “the expressed one does not get diluted.”
Cortado is a drink made from espresso and milk, served in a small cup. It’s similar to a latte, but with less milk. The word “cortado” means “cut” in Spanish, referring to how it’s made: by pouring espresso into hot milk (rather than blending them together as you would for an Americano). The origins of this beverage are unclear; some believe that it was invented by accident when someone forgot to add enough water when making an Americano at the bar he worked at in Spain; others claim that it was created specifically for those who wanted something stronger than coffee but not as strong as straight espresso
A melange is a mix of different coffee beans, usually served in a small cup. A popular type of melange is known as “Vienna Melange.” It’s usually served with whipped cream on top and comes in several variations.
Mocha is a coffee-based drink that is made with espresso, chocolate syrup and steamed milk. It’s usually served in a large mug and topped with whipped cream or ice cream. Mocha originated from Turkey but has become popular all over the world because of its delicious taste.
The French are famous for drinking coffee, but they do it in a very particular way. If you go to France and order a “cafe au lait,” you will get hot milk with espresso shot(s) added to it–not what we think of as American-style latte. The French also love their coffee with lots of sugar and cream or milk; some might say they like their coffee more like dessert than drinkable beverage! You may notice that most cafes don’t serve decaf in France; however, there is one exception: the city of Nice has its own decaffeinated blend called Ten Belles (which means “beautiful” in French).
Piccolo is a small cup of brewed coffee, served with a biscuit. It’s popular in Australia and often served at breakfast or lunchtime. Piccolo means “small” in Italian, but it also has another meaning: it means “I’m going to call you later.” So if you ever order one from your local Aussie barista, he or she might say “I’ll pica-pica ya later!”
Drip Brew is a simple, classic coffee drink that you can make at home or order at any cafe in the UK. It’s one of the most popular ways to enjoy coffee in Britain, but it’s also served all over Europe and North America.
Nel Drip coffee is a brewing method that uses a filter. The method was invented in Japan and involves pouring hot water through coffee grounds to extract the flavor. This results in a very clean, smooth taste. Nel drip is served in a glass vessel with an attached filter on top; you place your cup underneath the filter and pour hot water through it into your cup below. You’ll find this specialty coffee at many cafes around Tokyo, as well as other places with high concentrations of people who appreciate good-quality drinks!
A cezve is a Turkish coffee pot, and it’s made from copper. It looks like an inverted funnel with a handle on top. You can use one for brewing Turkish coffee or any other type of boiled brew (like tea).
We hope you enjoyed our little tour through the world of coffee. We know that it can be hard to get out of your comfort zone and try new things, but we also think that once you’ve tried one of these delicious drinks, you’ll be hooked! So go ahead–try something new today!