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17 Ways To Drink Coffee Around The World

Take it to the next level.

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1. Egg Coffee, Vietnam

Recipes vary, but the fundamentals are egg yolk + condensed milk + sugar + hot coffee. The result is very rich, like a dessert.

2. Kaffeost, Finland

Traditionally served in Kainuu in central-east Finland, a cheese called juustoleipä is served with coffee. The cheese is cut into small chunks and placed at the bottom of the cup, and then coffee is poured on top. After you drink the coffee, you eat the cheese with a spoon.

3. Kan Kohi, Japan

There are a number of companies producing Kan Kohi (canned coffee) in Japan. It's available from corner shops and vending machines, served hot in the winter and cold in the summer.

4. Café des épices, Morocco

A blend of spices, like sesame seeds, black pepper and nutmeg (although this depends on the seller etc) is mixed with coffee beans and ground, to create a fragrant and potent brew.

5. Café Lagrima, Argentina

Light and airy, this is steamed milk and foam, with just a 'teardrop' of coffee.

6. Turkish Coffee, Turkey

So important to Turkish culture that Unesco included it on its 2013 Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Served thick and strong.

7. Cafe del Olla, Mexico

Traditionally prepared in a clay pot, this coffee is brewed with cinnamon and piloncillo.

8. Café au lait, France

So much more sophisticated than a latte, coffee with a side of warm frothed milk.

9. Cafe Bombon, Spain

An espresso with sweet condensed milk. If you want a mix of half normal milk and half sweetened condensed milk, then it's a 'leche y leche'. (See also: Kopi Susu Panas, Malaysia)

10. Espresso Romano, Italy

Espresso served with a slice of lemon. The lemon is rubbed on the rim of the cup, the idea being that the sourness of the lemon enhances flavours in the coffee.

11. Flat White, Australia/ New Zealand

A flat white is like a condensed latte, with one or two shots of espresso, and "about 180ml of milk" (a latte has over 220ml of milk).

12. Pharisäer, Germany

Coffee with rum and whipped cream! There are various legends about the origins of the name, but basically yum yum yum.

13. Frappé, Greece

Made with instant coffee, evaporated milk and ice-cold water, a frappé isn't glam, but it is definitely delicious.

14. Yuan Yang, Hong Kong

A mixture of coffee and milky tea, this brew packs a punch. You can find a recipe here if you're keen.

15. Café Cubano, Cuba

A strong shot of coffee, no milk, sweetened with sugar. Get a step-by-step here.

16. Buna, Ethiopia

Not just a drink, but a ceremony which involves roasting the beans, grinding the beans, brewing, straining and then serving the coffee.

17. Ca Phe Da, Vietnam

There are few things more refreshing than an iced coffee, with sweetened condensed milk. Delicious.