Coffee around the world

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages around the world. There are many coffee lovers who love to sip coffee and enjoy their relaxing time among the good aroma and taste. However in different parts of the world there are different ways of making coffee and enjoying it. While coffee shops are more popular there are also popular brands which produce the best coffee around the world. You can even learn about coffee culture and preparation of a good cup of tea from websites.There are coffee hubs such as Coffee Cicerone which shares all the necessary information about coffee helping you to get the best experience with your cup of coffee.After reading such posts I thought of sharing this post about coffee culture around the world because it is really interesting how people enjoy their cup of coffee in different ways.

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Coffee plant
Coffee Culture in Sri Lanka

As a Sri Lankan, I enjoy my coffee as a hot beverage. However in Sri Lanka, Ceylon tea is popular than coffee. But do you know that before tea was introduced, Sri Lanka was popular for its Ceylon Coffee? Anyway in Sri Lanka, generally coffee is considered as a beverage that drinks when there is a stomach problem. People don’t drink coffee daily. As coffee can make you constipated, it is just a drink that is served rarely or when someone is with bad stomach. Sounds funny right? 🙂

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A cup of coffee prepared in Sri Lankan style (plain coffee with sugar)

In Sri Lanka,traditionally coffee is prepared plain with sugar making it a cup of ‘kopi’ or when milk is added it is called ‘kiri kopi.’


When I came to Singapore, I was amazed by watching how people drink coffee. I could always see a cup of coffee on my colleagues’ tables while they work. They drink lot of coffee throughout the days.These coffee are full of aroma which could make me too a coffee lover!

In Singapore there are many coffee shops which anyone can buy high quality coffee beans and coffee powder freshly ground.There are also places to enjoy a warm cup of coffee.

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A cup of Kopitiam Kopi (coffee with condensed milk as sweetener)

In Singapore you can find different coffee preparations including Kopi (coffee with sweetened condensed milk), Kopi-O (coffee with sugar but without milk) and even as Kopi Peng (iced coffee).Places like Kopitiam are popular for tasting a traditional cup of coffee while spending time watching around or talking with friends.


In Malaysia I found similar coffee culture to Singapore. Their traditional coffee preparation is similar to Singapore versions. Kopi or Kopi-O is most popular as traditional way of serving coffee. But, there are still popular coffee brands which serves coffee including international styles.

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Even in McDonalds,you can find your cup of coffee!

Living and travelling frequently to destinations in above 3 countries, I found that it is interesting to experience coffee in different ways. Below are some other countries which enjoy coffee as a favorite drink.


In Morocco you will find spiced coffee brewed with spices such as nutmeg, sesame seeds and black pepper


Turkey is another country popular for its unique ways of preparing coffee. Roasted Coffee beans are   finely grounded. Then they simmer coffee before serving. Turkish coffee is served without filtering.


Spain coffee is served as espresso drink prepared with condensed milk to add sweetness.


In Austria coffee is prepared with sugar as a sweetener. However they also add an egg yolk, and cognac to their coffee.


In Australia, coffee is a popular drink. They add enough milk and prepare coffee as a cappuccino or a latte

Above are some of the interesting ways people drink coffee around the world. How about you? How do you enjoy your cup of coffee?



  1. I don’t care for the taste of coffee so I drink mine with a hefty dose of sugar and half n half. My husband is the coffee person, such that he roasts his own beans and measures the weight to actually make his coffee.

  2. Wow, I knew there is coffee just about everywhere, but I didn’t realize how different it can be from one country to another. I’d love to try some of these different tastes!

  3. I love my coffee and have the nespresso machine at home too! I have had Moroccan Coffee before and it is just a bit to strong for me with the different mixed spices

  4. I love coffee and I always want to have a zip to start my day. I am glad I came over this post. Another great learning I got today about coffee from another countries.

  5. I love me some coffee! It’s interesting to find out how other countries view coffee as well. I’m glad I’m not the only caffeine addict! I’m not so sure I would like an egg in mine though….yikes! Just a little cream and sugar for me 🙂

  6. I loved the coffee in Morocco. This was an interesting post. I did not realize there are so many differences with coffee around the world.

  7. The sound of the Moroccan coffee personally appeals to me the most as I like that it is infused with spices. For me I live in the UK and I like coffee to be milky and sweet x

  8. The sound of the Moroccan coffee personally appeals to me the most as I like that it is infused with spices. For me I live in the UK and I like coffee to be milky and sweet x

  9. I have always liked milky sweet coffee too, but when I tried a real ethiopian brew for the first time plain I was in love! So many different notes! It is so fun to see how coffee is served around the world.

  10. This is awesome information about all coffees around the world. I have to have my coffee every morning and it is usually some brand of Colombian coffee. Thanks for sharing the information and I will have to check out Coffee Cicerone.

  11. I love coffee and I think it will be hard to remove it to my lifestyle. I have this travel goal – to depend my travels on visiting all the coffee farms in the world!


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