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.
Italy: EspressoYou’ll surely get an eye roll or two if you order a to-go cup at an Italian café, 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 this drink is in the morning. 960 1280
Denmark: KaffeePerhaps due to the cold and 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 like Copenhagen. 960 1280
Saudi Arabia: KahwaIn Saudi Arabia and other Arabic cultures, coffee ceremonies follow many rules of etiquette, including always serving the elders first. It is also a common custom to serve this cardamom-spiced drink with dried dates to counter the coffee’s bitterness. 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 remains as popular as ever. 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
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Dish 1: El Toro
Where: Phil’s BBQ, 3750 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA 92110 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_saucy_005Did You Know? The oldest known condiment is garum, a sauce of fermented fish used by the ancient Romans.
Dish 2: "Fry Sauce" on Pastrami Double Crown Burger
Where: Crown Burgers, 377 East 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_saucy_002Did You Know? Today, ketchup is one of the most popular condiments in the world. Americans buy over 175 billion bottles every year.
Dish 3: Sicilian Pizza
Where: L&B Spumoni Garden, 2725 86th St, Brooklyn, NY 11223 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_saucy_004Did You Know? Famous chef Julia Child once said "sauces are the splendor and the glory of cooking."
Dish 4: Tiger Sauce on Pit Beef Sandwich
Where: CHAPS Charcoal Restaurant, 5801 Pulaski Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21205 960 1280
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Dish 5: Peach BBQ Sauce
Where: Sweet Potatoes, 6825 Waters Ave, Savannah, GA 31406 960 1280
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Dish 1: Voodoo Juice
Where: Angel's BBQ, 21 W Oglethorpe Ln, Savannah, GA 31401 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_spicy_005Did You Know? Chile peppers are “hot” because of a substance called capsaicin that triggers the same pain receptors in the brain as actual heat.
Dish 2: Triple Habanero Pie
Where: Flying Pie, 6508 Fairview Ave, Boise, ID 83704 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_spicy_003Did You Know? The ingredients in Chile peppers are chock full of vitamins, ease minor aches and pains and increase blood flow.
Dish 4: Spicy Shrimp
Where: Giovanni's Shrimp Truck, 56-505 Kamehameha Hwy, Kahuku, HI 96731 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_spicy_004Did You Know? In 1492, Christopher Columbus discovered the new world… and Chile peppers! Columbus named the spicy plants “peppers” when he mistook them for relatives of the black pepper of India and just 50 years after his discovery this indigenous south American plant had spread worldwide.
Dish 5: Pasta From Hell
Where: East Coast Grill, 1271 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139 960 1280