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
amazing-eats_ss_cheese_001Did You Know?: This ancient food predates recorded history, with archaeologists tracing it all the way back to before 6000 B.C.
Dish 1: Armagoetta Grilled Cheese
Where: Tom + Chee, 1 Levee Way, Newport, KY 41071 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_cheese_004Did You Know? In 1869, Queen Victoria received a giant half-ton wheel of cheddar cheese as a wedding gift.
Dish 2: Big Lou 42
Where: Big Lou's Pizza, 2048 South Ww White Rd San Antonio, TX 78222-1120 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_cheese_005Did You Know? The phrase “big cheese” originally referred to anyone that could afford a full wheel cheese.
Dish 3: Horseshoe
Where: D'Arcy's Pint, 661 West Stanford Ave, Springfield, IL 62704-7808 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_cheese_003Did You Know? Legend has it that in 1802 president Thomas Jefferson discovered macaroni and cheese on a visit to Italy. When he returned home he hired a chef to make it for white house dinners and an American classic was born.
Dish 4: Mac & Cheese
Where: Amy Ruth's, 113 W 116th, New York, NY 10026 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_cheese_006Did You Know? Famous Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson once wrote “many’s the long night I’ve dreamed of cheese — toasted, mostly”.
Dish 5: Steamed burger topped with LOTS of cheese
Where: Ted's Burgers, 1046 Broad St, Meriden, CT 06450 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_cheese_002Did You Know? Cheese curds are often eaten as a snack or appetizer by either frying them or making Poutine.
Dish 6: Melt Challenge
Where: Melt Bar & Grilled, 14718 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_steaks_001Did You Know? The Spanish brought the first beef cattle to the new world in 1540, but steak didn’t become a staple of the American diet until the 1800s, when the rise of the railroads and refrigerated shipping could move meat from Midwest stockyards to hungry patrons around the country.
Dish 1: Presidential T-Bone
Where: Cattleman’s, 1309 S. Agnew St., Oklahoma City, OK 73108 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_steaks_004Did You Know? Some of the world’s oldest cave paintings offer evidence that humans have eaten beef since prehistoric times.
Dish 2: The Haystack
Where: The Silo, 115 North Water St, Lewiston, NY 14092 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_steaks_002Did You Know? From the domestication of cattle over 10,000 years ago, to the foundation of the old west, steak has been enjoyed by countless civilizations.
Dish 3: The Big Steak
Where: Buckhorn Exchange, 1000 Osage St, Denver, CO 80204 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_steaks_003Did You Know? A steak is a slice from a larger, primal cut of beef. American butchers use 12 different primal, or initial, cuts.
Dish 4: Whiskey Steaks
Where: The Drover, 2121 South 73rd St, Omaha, NE 68124 960 1280
amazing-eats_ss_steaks_005Did You Know? In 1830, Delmanico’s in New York City served America’s first restaurant steak. They invented “The Delmanico Cut” and were the first to use the term “86-ed” for when the famous steak sold out.
Dish 5: Bone in the Stone
Where: Riverstone Grill, 971 E River Rd, Grand Island, NY 14072 960 1280