Have you ever given much thought to how other people drink coffee? Not just your significant other; but how other cultures and countries enjoy their morning cup-of-joe?
Even though you can grab a cup of coffee wherever you travel, it doesn’t necessarily mean that all coffee drinking experiences are the same.
In fact, there are many different, and somewhat peculiar ways to enjoy this delicious black brew.
From drinking coffee made from feces to enjoying a brew designed to make you invincible, here are 17 delicious or strange coffee experiences from around the world.
1. Vietnamese Iced Coffee
The coffee is brewed using a small, metal, French drip filter and is poured directly over the ice and sweetened condensed milk. The drink is usually made with equal parts milk to coffee, so it makes it a very delicious and sweet treat.
2. Kopai Luwak
Once digested, the coffee cherries are picked out of the feces and roasted resulting in a unique and super fruity coffee flavor.
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3. Kopi Gu Yu
This coffee is usually poured over condensed milk on the bottom of the mug and a slab of butter on top.
Popular in the mid-west of the United States, it’s also known as “Church Basement Coffee” as it can be used to make large volumes of coffee for large groups. Based on taste tests (2), however, it may not be the best tasting coffee you’ve ever tried; with reminiscent flavors of sloppy kisses from older, chain smoking aunts.
5. Irish Coffee
Irish coffee combines whiskey, brown sugar, black coffee, and tops it all off with a generous dollop of cream. There are many variations to the cocktail, but the original is still one of the most delicious and sweet adult coffee drinks that you can enjoy.
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6. Elephant Dung Coffee
Think notes of chocolate, fruit, and all joking aside, nutty flavors.
IMPORTANT: We don’t support the production of Kopi Luwak for animal cruelty issues, and neither should you. Please read this information to find out why (3).
7. Coffee With Pennies And Moonshine
The original recipe asked that you put a penny at the bottom of your cup, fill it with a third of coffee, and then add moonshine or vodka until you could see the penny again.
8. Tim Tam Slam
It’s a great snack to enjoy with a fresh cup of coffee, but if you’re wanting to take your coffee snack game up a notch try the Tim Tam Slam. Instead of eating your chocolate alongside your coffee, one will poke a hole through the middle of the chocolate bar and use it as a straw slurping up your black brew.
Just make sure to be careful and burn yourself with hot coffee and melting chocolate.
9. Flaming Waterfall Of Coffee
By mixing tequila and Kahlua with your coffee and adding a flame, the coffee maker sloshes the drink from cup to cup making a beautiful flaming waterfall.
Once sufficiently mixed, the drink is poured, still flaming, into your mug and finished off with a dollop of heavy cream and a cherry.
Check out this beautiful flaming waterfall in action.
10. Coffee Enemas
Research suggests that it has a “detoxifying” element and help prevent cancer and improve metabolism.
However, it should be noted that there is no scientific evidence or medical support. In fact, some argue that it has negative side effects (4) including infections, salmonella, burning colons, or heart failure.
If you’re adventurous you can always try Pure Coffee, the premiere choice for coffee enemas.
11. Cheese Flavored Coffee
Many Finnish people will serve this cheese with their coffee or drop chunks of it into their mugs allowing it to release the fats, oils, and salts into the coffee turning it into a savory drink.
12. BulletProof Coffee
A combination of coffee, grass-fed cow butter, and brain octane oil, this coffee is a thick and potent mixture of fats and nutrients designed to move you to peak physical performance.
The coffee mixture is unlike your regular morning joe and has a thick and viscous texture.
13. Durian Coffee Packets
What makes this pre-packaged coffee interesting is the addition of Durian Fruit preserves. The Durian melon is an Indonesian fruit note-worthy for its rather foul stench. Although the flesh of the fruit is sweet, the aroma is that of dirty gym socks and stale trash.
The coffee itself smells like rotten onions and tastes like stale, rotting fruit.
14. Espresso Tonic
15. Café Cubano
A very popular morning drink in Cuba and Florida, Cuban Coffee or Café Cubano is a very potent and concentrated coffee beverage. Combining equal parts sugar and espresso, the drink usually measures no more than 2oz and has a very thick and viscous texture.
Cafe Cubano is usually served in small, thimble sized paper cups and in Miami, you can see people waiting in long lines for their morning “jolt.”
16. Black Pepper Coffee
The purported origin story is that the drink was originally developed by a religious leader for the Mouride Brotherhood to help devotees stay awake through long prayer ceremonies. The African black pepper used is also supposed to have stomach calming qualities.
17. Nitro Cold Brew
Similar to beers like Guinness, Nitro cold brew introduces nitrogen and carbon into cold brewed coffee via a keg system resulting in the coffee having a foamy, cascading head. This also helps to open up some different flavor compounds and gives the body of the coffee a much thicker feel.
For as many coffee drinkers there are in the world, there are just as many fun, interesting, and somewhat queasy ways to drink coffee. Hopefully this list helped show you some of the more colorful coffee experiences there are in the world and inspire you to take some adventures with your coffee routine.
More weird and unorthodox coffee drinks here.
What kind of strange, gross, and wonderful coffee experiences have you had?
- Kopi luwak – Wikipedia Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopi_Luwak
- Coffee Traditions: Scandinavian Egg Coffee | Serious Eats Retrieved from https://drinks.seriouseats.com/2011/04/coffee-traditions-how-to-make-scandinavian-egg-coffee.html
- Petition · cut the crap, stop stocking kopi luwak · Change.org Retrieved from https://www.change.org/p/harrods-cut-the-crap-stop-stocking-kopi-luwak
- Unproved dietary claims in the treatment of patients with cancer. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1805327/
- Coffee Tonics Are the New Iced Coffee | Tasting Table Retrieved From https://www.tastingtable.com/drinks/national/Coffee-Tonics-Are-the-New-Iced-Coffee