Let’s have a Coffee Tour Around the World

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Coffee has taken a long journey from its homeland Ethiopia to become the beverage consumed across the world. Every day nearly two billion cups of coffee are consumed across the globe and this is certainly the golden age of coffee.

Almost in every country one can find this beverage being prepared with best of artistry. But despite it all, to taste the bean in its freshest and just roasted form one has to go to its source. Here we are taking you on a tour of the planet’s most enchanting coffee regions.

Ethiopia: The birthplace of Coffee

Ethiopia being the origin of the coffee and we would start from there only. Locally they call coffee as Hade bun, Bejakand and Macchiato being the signature style.

Its being said that an Ethiopian herder named Kaldi discovered the coffee. He noticed that his sheep were more energetic after eating what is now known as coffee plant or Coffea Arabica. From here the plant and the coffee took to the world.

Since then its coffee has been the culture of Ethiopians and the bars serving macchiato can be found across the country. Its more than a morning booster at home and energizer at work.

Coffee culture in Ethiopia is deep-rooted / Ethiopian-Coffee-soleRebels / SilkRouteTraveller
Coffee culture in Ethiopia is deep-rooted / Ethiopian-Coffee-soleRebels / SilkRouteTraveller
Turkey: Take life easy

Turkey has long before established the culture of coffee houses, the primary reason behind being its geographic location on the edge of Middle East. In Turkish language they call it Bir kahve lütfen and the best one being the Türk kahve or Turkish coffee.

In Turkey one can find coffee houses mushroomed across country they call them kahvehane. Having coffee in these coffee houses is a lifetime experience along with the traditional hookah (nargile) is more like a tradition. It’s a part of Turkish philosophy – taking life easy.

A smooth and delicate traditional Turkish coffee / Specialty Coffee Association News / SilkRouteTraveller
A smooth and delicate traditional Turkish coffee / Specialty Coffee Association News / SilkRouteTraveller
Japan: Pour-over

Its Kōhī o kudasai for Japanizes and the signature style being Pour-over. The coffee culture in Japan has a long history and kissaten is referred to the coffee shops. Despite the modern coffee chains, the coffee shops with authentic taste are still referred as kissaten.

The best part of these mid-century interiorcoffee cafes remains that the coffee is prepared one cup at a time. The dark rosted coffee served in a small dainty cups, always with a saucer, teaspoon and a dollhouse-sized pitcher of cream.

One cup at a time / The Cup and the Road / SilkRouteTraveller
One cup at a time / The Cup and the Road / SilkRouteTraveller
Sweden: Share a cosy moment with friends

Sweden is literarily the only country, which drinks more coffee than any country in the world. People gather on coffee and spent a good time together gossiping. Taking as coffee break is called as fika, which means to share cosy moments with friends.

Kan jag få en kopp kaffe is how they ask for coffee and Black filter remains the signature coffee style.

Fika the coffee and cake art form Swedish / Living + Nomads / SilkRouteTraveller
Fika the coffee and cake art form Swedish / Living + Nomads / SilkRouteTraveller
Italy: Wine of Arabs

Ethiopia being the homeland of coffee but Italian loves coffee as if they have invented the drink.  The coffee culture remains prominent in Italy than anywhere else in the world.

Among flavors like Un caffè, macchiato, cappuccino and caffè latte, Espresso being the Signature coffee style.

When for the time in 16th century coffee was shipped to Venice it was almost banned, calling it as the wine of Arabs. Over the time stigma receded and many coffee shops were opened across the country, each city developed its own style.

In 1906 Italy introduced its first signature espresso and with its espresso machine they took the brand globally.

The Italians' passion made coffee worldwide beverage / Peroni Italy /SilkRouteTraveller
The Italians’ passion made coffee worldwide beverage / Peroni Italy / SilkRouteTraveller

World is full of coffee lovers and there are ample number of places to taste the worlds best of coffee and enjoy the best cosy moments of your life.

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