It’s no secret that I love coffee as I probably post about my “morning cup” or “afternoon pick-me-up” way too often on Twitter and Facebook. I find it fascinating to try different types of coffee when I travel and these happen to be a few of my favorites coffees of the world.
Turkish Latte: This probably isn’t a ‘true’ Turkish Latte, but it’s one of my savory favorites. It’s a traditional American latte spiced with cardamom. Unlike the thick syrupy bitter sludge that Turkish coffee is known for, this version is sweet and spicy in a pumpkin-pie sort of way.
Costa Rican Coffee: I’ve found that coffee from Costa Rica is so mild and nutty in flavor, it doesn’t need any accompaniments to make it palatable. Just drink it naked … plain black without milk or sugar.
Lagrima: This one has a romantic name. Popular in Argentina, though I discovered it while visiting Sunny Isles Beach in North Miami. Lagrima essentially is Spanish for “tear drop.” A lagrima is a cup of steamed milk with a “teardrop” of coffee. Perfect for those who love the smell of coffee, but need to acclimate to the taste.
Cortido: This is another one of my favorites to order in Sunny Isles Beach. Also called Cuban coffee, a cortido is an espresso with a little bit of milk and a lot of sugar. It’s almost syrup-like, tasting sweet and delicious with quite a caffeinated kick
Affogato: In the ultimate combination of my two favorite foods, this one blends together gelato and coffee in the same way you’d make a root beer float. The literal translation of ‘affogato’ is ‘drowned.’ So essentially you’re drowning a scoop of gelato with a shot of hot espresso. That’s a cup of heaven!
Mexican Coffee: The warm sensation of Mexican hot-chocolate, flavored with a hint of ancho chile powder and cinnamon is a favorite of mine during the fall season. But this coffee version is sweetened with a Mayan honey liquor is sure to warm you a lot faster than the hot chocolate version!
Monkey Butt Coffee: The proper name for this is actually Kopi Luwak. At an average of $120 per pound, it is one of the rarest, most expensive coffees in the world.
For Italy, there’s so many fun ways to order coffee that I had wrote a guide to ordering coffee in Italy in order to explain them all. My favorite of these is the shakerato, an espresso shaken in a martini shaker with a bit of ice and sugar. It makes a refreshing afternoon drink.
What other types of coffee have you sipped and savored around the world? Do comment and share below!