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10 Coffee Drinks to Sample Before You Die!

Spill the beans!

Spill the beans!

 

For many of us, mornings do not begin without our daily cuppa. In a country of tea-lovers, different types of coffee in equally vibrant and awesome cafes are making their presence felt.

 

Here are some amazing concoctions that’ll make you think beyond the regular Cappuccino.

  • Macchiato: For Espresso lovers, the Macchiato is Espresso made with frothy steaming hot milk. A Short Macchiato would have a single shot of Espresso and a Long Macchiato would have double shots of Espresso. The most distinctive feature is the three different colored layers.

    A Macchiato is characterized by distinct layers.

    A Macchiato is characterized by distinct layers.

     

  • Ristretto: It is a variation of Espresso that is extracted with half the amount of water. Thus, it is more concentrated and can prove to be a little bitter for the Indian palate.

    Ristretto is a single shot of Espresso with little water

    Ristretto is a single shot of Espresso with little water

     

  • Turkish Coffee: This is rather simple to make. All you need is full-bodied ground Turkish beans, Filtered Water, Sugar and a wide bottomed pot to make the brew.

    The wide bottomed pot is vital to the preparation

    The wide bottomed pot is vital to the preparation

     

  • Irish Coffee: The Irish love their beers and whiskey. This cocktail is made with Irish Whiskey, Raw Cane Sugar, Double shots of Espresso and a dollop of whipped cream. Hic Hic Hurray.

    Whiskey adds a different dimension to the Irish Coffee

    Whiskey adds a different dimension to the Irish Coffee

     

  • Affogato: A classic fire and ice combination. It has Espresso and Gelato, which is an Italian ice cream.

    Fire and Ice combo-Just Perfect

    Fire and Ice combo-Just Perfect

     

  • Café Au Lait: Trust the French to romanticize coffee. Literally meaning ‘coffee with milk’. It uses hot milk to dilute the strength of brewed French coffee beans.

    Cafe Au Lait-Coffee with milk

    Cafe Au Lait-Coffee with milk

     

  • Frappuccino: It is cappuccino made frappe style, served with a thick layer of froth on top.

    Frappuccino takes frappe to a whole new level

    Frappuccino takes frappe to a whole new level

     

  • Luwak Coffee: Bali is really famous for this. The beans are fed to an animal called Civet. It is then extracted from the Civet’s feces. It has a unique body and flavor.

    The Asian Civet

    The Asian Civet

     

  • South Indian Filter Coffee: If you are yet to try South Indian Filter Kapi, you are definitely missing something. The hills of Southern India are home to many coffee estates that produce some of the finest blends in India. The filter is the most important equipment in the process where milk and the finely ground beans are brewed.

    South Filter Coffee is known for its uniqueness

    South Filter Coffee is known for its uniqueness

     

  • Café Latte: It is one of the most popular coffees around the world. It is made with Espresso with non-fat milk and garnished with a dash of Cocoa Powder.

    It is one of the more popular concoctions

    It is one of the more popular concoctions

     

Coffee has a cult following the world over. Each coffee producing region lends its distinct flavor, aroma, and body to the beans. Over the ages, these concoctions have seen a lot of experimentation and influence. So the next time you want to have a cuppa, explore the variety out there. Make an effort to find the story behind it, for each cup of coffee has a story to tell.

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