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Coffee Lovers: Here Are 5 Types of Coffee from Around The World Just For You
Ever wondered why coffee is one of the most sort after beverage? As much as the aroma and the favours are seductive, there is so much more to the sifting aroma of coffee. Coffee has become a part of history and culture in many parts of the world. In fact, coffee houses were the places where politics, history, dialogues and intellect came to be in conversations over coffee.
There are many types of coffee that we can spot around the world. What make them different from each other is the way they are prepared, and also the stories and history of their origin and popularity.
Here are a few such coffees from different parts of the world and a few facts on how they are different from each other.
Read and enjoy. Let’s begin the coffee culture.
Cafe Touba is a special Senegalese coffee that is prepared with Arabica coffee. This aromatic coffee constitutes eighty percent coffee and twenty percent selim, which is a kind of pepper. Coffee Touba, sometimes, have cloves added to it in order to enhance the flavour of the beverage.
The Short story of cafe Touba goes like this: Sometime in the 19th century, spiritual leader Ahmadou Bamba who was the founder of the town of Touba introduced and made the coffee popular. He is also known as “The Sheick of Touba”
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Indian filter coffee is an essential cultural marker in homes of south India, especially in Tamil Nadu. It is prepared by mixing hot milk with decoction from finely ground coffee. Hot filter coffee is usually served in a steel tumbler. Filter coffee has many names in the south of India. It is called Madras Kaapi, Kumbakonam degree coffee, Mylapore filter coffee. Ideally, filter coffee is made from Arabica and robusta. These coffee beans are collected from the hills of Kodagu, Nilgiris and Yercaud.
Café da Olla
A Mexican traditional which is also made by ground coffee is Café de olla. This coffee is typically prepared in an earthen clay pot. In fact, it is the pot that gives an added flavour to the coffee and makes it different from other styles of coffee. Cinnamon, aniseeds, and piloncillo which is the Mexican dark brown sugar are the other things that add flavour to the Café de olla.
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If you are a coffee lover, you sure have tried the Turkish coffee at some point in life. The Turkish coffee is basically unfiltered coffee that is made out of roasted and ground coffee beans. The coffee is not allowed to boil but is simmered in a pot in which the coffee grounds are made to settle. The Turkish coffee is one of the oldest methods of brewing coffee that history remembers. Coffee was a cultural marker in the Turkish society and there were coffee houses that were becoming popular. In fact, places and other elite places employed expert coffee makers and they were called “kahveci usta”.
The Vietnamese iced coffee also known as the café da is prepared by ground dark roast Vietnamese-grown coffee. This traditional Vietnamese coffee is brewed with a small metal French drip filter which issued to release drops of piping hot coffee into a cup with sweetened condensed milk with ice.