Coffee Culture Around the World
From the simple Italian espresso shot to traditional Turkish coffee ceremonies, see how people around the world take their cup of coffee.
Italy: EspressoYou’ll surely get an eye roll or 2 if you order a to-go cup at an Italian cafe, for espresso is the Italians’ version of to-go coffee. This strong brew served in tiny cups is commonly sipped while standing at cafes. And don’t order a cappuccino late in the day in Italy, either — the only appropriate time to enjoy that particular drink is in the morning. 960 1280
Denmark: KaffeePerhaps because of the cold, dark Scandinavian winters, coffee consumption in Denmark has always been some of the highest in the world. Coffee is such a vital part of the Danish culture that packed cafes can be found on nearly every corner, especially in cities such as Copenhagen. 960 1280
Netherlands: KaffeNot to be confused with Amsterdam’s infamous coffee shops, coffee-serving cafes are a celebrated part of the Netherlands' culture. Also known as bakkie troost, the Dutch kaffe is enjoyed any time of day, usually comes black, and is served alongside a cookie. 960 1280
Ireland: Irish CoffeeCoffee meets cocktail with this after-dinner drink. Irish coffee includes hot coffee, Irish whiskey, sugar and the crowd-pleasing whipped-cream topper. Irish coffee was actually created in Ireland in the 1940s to warm up American tourists on a cold winter’s night, and it remains as popular as ever today. 960 1280
Ethiopia: BunaIn Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee, traditional coffee ceremonies are a distinguished part of the culture, with the brewing and serving process lasting up to 2 hours. Historically, buna, as coffee is called here, was served with salt or butter instead of sugar. 960 1280
Italian Beef SandwichDid You Know? Meatless Italian bread soaked in the juice of Italian beef served with peppers or giardiniera is known in some places as "Soakers" or "Juice-ons".
Dish 1: Italian Beef Sandwich
Where: Al's Beef, 1079 W. Taylor St., Chicago, IL 960 1280
The Salt Lick BBQDid You Know? In the 16th century, Native Americans showed Spanish settlers how to slow-smoke meat to a state of tender, juicy deliciousness.
Dish 2: Hill Country Texas BBQ
Where: The Salt Lick BBQ, 18300 FM 1826, Driftwood, TX 78619 960 1280
Fried ChickenDid You Know? People have fried their food since Roman times. But the southern fried chicken we know and love didn’t become popular until the 1700’s, when Scottish immigrants brought the cooking technique to America.
Dish 3: Fried Chicken
Where: Yoder's, 3434 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota, FL 34239 960 1280
Crawfish FeastDid You Know? Each year, Louisiana fisherman haul in 80 million pounds of crawfish for local boils.
Dish 4: Crawfish Feast
Where: Hot 'n Juicy Crawfish, 4810 Spring Mountain Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89102 960 1280
Juicy Lucy at Matt'sDid You Know? Juicy Lucy is a cheeseburger that has the cheese inside the meat patty rather than on top.
Dish 5: Juicy Lucy
Where: Matt's Bar, 3500 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417-2648 960 1280
Juicy Lucy at 5-8 ClubDid You Know? While Matt's and 5-8 battle over who invented the Juicy Lucy, other restaurants have gone on to create Lucys with a variety of fillings.
Dish 6: Juicy Lucy
Where: 5-8 Club, 5800 Cedar Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55417-2648 960 1280