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
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white chocolate or chocolate macadamiaWhether it's the white chocolate or chocolate macadamia nut cookie, next time you’re in Philadelphia hop over to The Famous 4th Street Cookie Company. No plans to visit Philly? No worries. They deliver! Visit www.famouscookies.com. 960 1280
chocolate chip cookiesNext time you’re in Los Angeles, make a point to stop by The Curious Palate for their famous chocolate chip cookies. Their farm-fresh, free-range eggs, 64% cacao chocolate and coarse sea salt cookie won the heart of The Huffington Post, which named it one of LA’s 10 Best! Visit www.thecuriouspalate.com 960 1280
Peppermint meringue cookiesPeppermint meringue cookies are wonderful for the holidays. But if you have a craving for meringue any other time of the year, check out Tatte Fine Cookies and Cakes in Boston. They have an assortment of delicious pistachio and hazelnut meringue cookies. Visit www.tattecookies.com. 960 1280
Green Chili CheeseburgerDid You Know? In 1904, the hamburger created a sensation when it officially debuted at the St. Louis World’s Fair.
Dish 2: Green Chili Cheeseburger
Where: Frontier Restaurant, 2400 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 960 1280
Double Big Jud BurgerDid You Know? The most expensive burger in the US is The Fleurburger sold at Fleur de Lys in Vegas’ Mandalay Bay for $5,000. It is made with Kobe beef and topped with black truffles and foie gras. It is accompanied by a bottle of 1995 Chateau Petrus.
Dish 3: Double Big Jud Burger
Where: Big Jud’s, 1289 S. Protest Rd, Boise, ID 83706 960 1280
Blimpy BurgerDid You Know? The largest commercially available hamburger weighs 319 lbs. and is available for $1,800 at Mallie's Sports Grill in Southgate, MI.
Dish 4: Blimpy Burger
Where: Krazy Jim’s Blimpy Burger, 551 S. Division St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104 960 1280