The Many Faces of Coffee

By Monalisha Mallick

  ●   15 Nov 18


From everybody’s favorite Cappuccino to modern Italian espresso to traditional Turkish coffee, here’s how the world drinks their cup of happiness, the Coffee.

18 Different Types of Coffee from Around the World

Kaffeost — Finland


Finnish people love their drink hot. They pour it over chunks of cheese curds which is called as juustoleipä.

Türk Kahvesi — Turkey

Turkish Delight or Lokum

Turkish coffee is prepared without any filtration. They boil the coffee powder in a deep brass or copper bowl called as cezve. Turkish love their drink with the grounds.

Yuanyang — Malaysia


Hot or sold, Malaysians love their coffee with tea. Interesting right? One cup is three parts black coffee and seven parts Hong Kong-style milk tea, a mix of black tea and milk.

Flat White — Australia

Flat White Australia

This is same as a latte but bit less in quantity. This Aussie drink is prepared by pouring microfoam (steamed, velvety milk) over a shot of espresso.

Frappe — Greece

A Nescafe representative wanted to drink hot coffee but there was no hot water so he used cold water instead. This surprise drink was an instant hit and is favorite among the crowd.

Espresso Romano — Italy

Espresso Romano

Same popular Espresso but served with a slice of lemon. The lime slice bring the sweeter flavors of the island.

Cà phê đá — Vietnam

Vietnam Coffee

Sweet and strong, this cold iced coffee is prepared with roughly grind dark roast coffee. The beverage powder is brewed straight into a cup of condensed milk and ice.

Café de Olla — Mexico

Cafe de Olla

The Mexican coffee uses cinnamon and unrefined cane sugar which is known as piloncillo. The locals drink their drink in a clay mug.

Cafezinho — Brazil


Often considered as the country’s national drink, Cafezinho are small but strong doses. Unlike Espresso, Brazilian coffee is brewed with the sugar.

Cafe Bombon — Spain

Cafe Bombon

Spanish like their drink sweet. They add thick sweetened condensed milk into black coffee for their cup of happiness.

Irish Coffee — Ireland


The cocktail concoction of Ireland is an amazing mix of hot coffee, Irish whiskey, and sugar which at end is topped with a thick cream.

Wiener Mélange — Austria

Wiener Melange

This is cappuccino look alike. Locals top espresso with steamed milk and milk foam. Many add a layer of whipped cream and cocoa powder too for taste of dessert.

Spiced coffee — Morocco

Morocco Coffee

Dark black coffee with warm spices like cardamom, black pepper, cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg is like winter in a cup.

Café Cubano — Cuba

Drank in small cups, Café Cubano is black coffee brewed with granular sugar. Small yet strong, this would keep you awake for long hours.

Mazagran — Portugal

Mazagran Portugal

This Portuguese refreshing iced cold drink has espresso and lemon juice or lemon soda to add the fizzy flavor.

Qahwa — Saudi Arabia

Traditional Arabian coffee

Not only Saudi Arabia, but many Arab countries mix cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, saffron, and ginger to their drink while brewing. The cup of coffee is often served with dried dates.

Yuenyeung — Hong Kong

Yuenyeung Hong Kong

Yuenyeung has coffee and milk tea and is enjoyed both hot or cold. The type of milk teas varies from region to region and comes in unique flavors too.

Coffee or Kaffee – India

India Coffee

Indians love their coffee both hot and cold. The hot one is prepared by brewing coffee powder, sugar, and milk together while cold coffee is just the same as Frappe in Greece. Cold coffee is usually topped with a scoop of ice cream.

So, how do you like your coffee, hot or cold?


Monalisha Mallick

Creative soul. Writer. Traveler. Monalisha is infinitely curious about the world. When not answering questions about her career choice (graduation in Engineering and profession in writing), she enjoys going out to experience new places, savor fresh cuisines, meet people (many time weird) and soak in the culture from different eras and places.

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