Coffee Culture Around the World

From the simple Italian espresso shot to traditional Turkish coffee ceremonies, see how the world takes their cup of coffee.

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Indonesia: Loewy Bar and Bistro

Indonesia: Loewy Bar and Bistro

Bartender Harli Garnawan serves up "the best, stiffest drinks in town” at this nostalgic, casual bistro. The bar sticks to classic cocktails, including Jakarta's largest selection of fine single malt whiskeys. If you want to see Garnawan's technique at work, try the "king of cocktails," a classic dry martini. 960 1280

Loewy Bar and Bistro  

Puerto Rico: Santaella

Puerto Rico: Santaella

Renowned chef Jose Santaella celebrates the roots of the island's cocina criolla in this 80-seat dining room (complete with a tropical garden) and 16-seat bar. Knowledgeable bartenders, including World Class mixologist Leslie R. Cofresi, blend specialty cocktails, including the Sandia Mojito, which pairs muddled fresh watermelon and mint with Puerto Rican white rum, lime juice and a few secret ingredients. 960 1280

Robert Whitman  

South Africa: Asoka Bar

South Africa: Asoka Bar

Brent Perremore (not pictured) is a resident mixologist at this trendy bar in the heart of Cape Town. Asoka Bar's philosophy is to create a fresh, natural and healthy cocktail experience. 960 1280

Asoka  

Spain: Ohla Boutique Bar

Spain: Ohla Boutique Bar

If you're looking for exquisite cocktails while in Barcelona, look no farther than the Boutique Bar inside Ohla Hotel. Look out over Via Laitana Avenue while sipping on a cocktail mixed by Giuseppe Santamaria. 960 1280

Ohla Hotel  

Dominican Republic: Pat’e Palo

Dominican Republic: Pat’e Palo

This European Brasserie is separated into 2 parts: the bar has a livelier crowd, whereas the lounge is more relaxed. Both, however, serve delicious cocktails created by bartender Pavol Kazimir in a candlelit, romantic atmosphere. 960 1280

Pat’e Palo European Brasserie  

Sweden: Le Rouge

Sweden: Le Rouge

Brasserie Rouge in Stockholm calls to mind the turn-of-the-century Moulin Rouge with its rich colors and heavy textiles. The cocktail list at Le Rouge bar runs several pages long with World Class bartender Rikard Enell at the helm. 960 1280

Åke E:som Lindman  

Denmark: Ruby

Denmark: Ruby

Slip past the unmarked door into this glamorous cocktail joint to order a perfectly-made Manhattan or Burnt Fig (caramelized fig syrup with cognac and cream) from World Class bartender Kasper Riewe. 960 1280

Ruby  

Belgium: Jigger's

Belgium: Jigger's

"The Noble Drug Store" may seem like an odd name for this modern speakeasy in Ghent, but it's the perfect place to go for classic cocktails or more adventurous creations like a tequila-based mustard beer drink from World Class bartender Olivier Jacobs. 960 1280

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China: Bar Constellation

China: Bar Constellation

This small space in Shanghai is big on spirits with over 300 single malts for whiskey drinkers. There's also an extensive cocktail list and a World Class mixologist, Tree Mao, whose signature cocktail is called M.A.N. (Mature, Authentic and Nature). 960 1280

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Vietnam: Sofitel Metropole

Vietnam: Sofitel Metropole

There are several bars at the Hotel Sofitel Hanoi, but if you're going for legendary cocktails, you'll want to make your way to Le Club and order the pho-inspired Joan Baez cocktail created by bartender Tien Tiep Pham. 960 1280

Sofitel Metropole  

Germany: Riva Bar

Germany: Riva Bar

For a hip cocktail bar, its name (after a 1970’s Italian football star Luigi Riva) and interior (which invokes a wind tunnel) are bold choices, but they don't outshine the excellent martinis and champagne cocktails served up by the likes of mixologist Harry Glockler. 960 1280

Engels & Kraemer   

Kung pao chicken rice bowl

Kung pao chicken rice bowl

Bali's A&W puts a spin on the traditional kung pao chicken rice bowl. 960 1280

  

Fresh-baked cream puffs

Fresh-baked cream puffs

Fresh-baked cream puffs are what makes the Japanese chain Beard Papa's such a big hit. 960 1280

  

New Delhi

New Delhi

There are hundreds of homegrown fast food chains on the crowded streets of New Delhi. 960 1280

  

Chinese dumplings

Chinese dumplings

Chinese dumplings are perhaps the world's oldest fast food. 960 1280

  

The chicken meatball sandwich

The chicken meatball sandwich

The chicken meatball sandwich at Subway in Taipei, Taiwan. 960 1280

  

Taipei's 85 Degrees C Bakery Café

Taipei's 85 Degrees C Bakery Café

Taipei's 85 Degrees C Bakery Café serves a vast selection of fresh-baked goodies. 960 1280

  

A&W in Bali, Indonesia

A&W in Bali, Indonesia

The fried chicken meal at A&W in Bali, Indonesia. 960 1280

  

A McDonald's employee at a Balinese temple

A McDonald's employee at a Balinese temple

A McDonald's employee makes an offering at a Balinese temple outside the new franchise. 960 1280

  

Old Delhi

Old Delhi

In Old Delhi, traveling by pedicab is the easiest way to get around. 960 1280

  

The double-decker pizza at Domino's Taipei

The double-decker pizza at Domino's Taipei

The double-decker pizza at Domino's Taipei has a regular crust topped with another crust made of French pastry. 960 1280

  

Subway in Kyoto

Subway in Kyoto

Subway in Kyoto offers a special mascarpone cheese and prosciutto sandwich. 960 1280

  

A religious festival in Old Delhi

A religious festival in Old Delhi

Locals celebrate during a religious festival in the streets of Old Delhi. 960 1280

  

McDonald's in Bali, Indonesia

McDonald's in Bali, Indonesia

Bubur ayam is porridge topped with shredded chicken and fried onions, and a menu item at McDonald's in Bali, Indonesia. 960 1280

  

BAPS Swaminarayan Akshardham

BAPS Swaminarayan Akshardham

The world's largest Hindu temple -- the BAPS Swaminarayan Akshardham in Delhi, India. 960 1280

  

Taipei's 85 Degrees C Bakery Cafe

Taipei's 85 Degrees C Bakery Cafe

A pastry with a finely-shredded pork topping at Taipei's 85 Degrees C Bakery Cafe. 960 1280

  

85 Degrees C Bakery Cafe

85 Degrees C Bakery Cafe

Employees make sweet pineapple buns at Taipei's most popular coffee and bakery chain, 85 Degrees C Bakery Cafe. 960 1280

  

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Triple Threat Pork Sandwich

Triple Threat Pork Sandwich

Did You Know? Pork was introduced to American soil in 1539 when Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto landed with America’s first 13 pigs on the coast of Florida. Ever since then it has become a chow down staple.

Dish 1: Triple Threat Pork Sandwich
Where: Slow’s BBQ, 2138 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48216-1305
960 1280

  

Apocalypse Now burger

Apocalypse Now burger

Did You Know? The ancient Chinese were so enamored with the succulent swine that they buried their departed with hogs to ensure fresh pork in the afterlife.

Dish 2: Apocalypse Now Burger
Where: Nosh, 551 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
960 1280

  

Oak-Roasted Pork Loin

Oak-Roasted Pork Loin

Did You Know? In the 1800’s raising swine was essential to the success of Midwest farms. Using the new Erie Canal farmers, were able to ship their hogs back East, leading them to nickname the pigs "mortgage lifters", since their sales kept the homesteads afloat.

Dish 3: Oak-Roasted Pork Loin
Where: Iron Barley, 5510 Virginia Ave, St Louis, MO 63111
960 1280

  

Roast Pork Sandwich

Roast Pork Sandwich

Did You Know? Pork is the most widely eaten meat in the world. 36% of all meat consumed is pork, following by 33% of poultry and 24% beef.

Dish 4: Roast Pork Sandwich
Where: Dinic’s/Reading Terminal Market, 12th & Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
960 1280

  

Whole Hog BBQ

Whole Hog BBQ

Did You Know? President Harry S. Truman once said "no man should be allowed to be president who doesn't understand hogs."

Dish 5: Whole Hog BBQ
Where: The Pit, 328 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601
960 1280

  


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