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From Vietnamese Egg Coffee To Brazilian Coca Cola Coffee, Try These 11 Delicious Coffee Recipes From Around The World

Salva Mubarak
Senior Features Writer

You’ve tried the Korean Dalgona coffee trend and loved it (or at least pretended to for the ‘gram) and now want to try more interesting coffee preparations other than your classic cappuccino or latte? Lucky for you, coffee is a beloved ingredient across the world and there are hundreds of different ways to prepare and enjoy the beverage. From unique ingredients to odd ways of preparations, try these delicious recipes to go on a caffeine adventure around the world without leaving the comfort of your home.

Vietnamese Egg Coffee

While you might have come across 101 (and more) posts about Vietnamese Iced Coffee on your feed recently, another coffee from the region deserves a try. Ca phe trung, or Vietnamese egg coffee, is a frothy and rich concoction that combines coffee and dessert into one. Originated because of a scarcity of milk in the country, according to legends, this recipe requires some elbow grease in beating an egg yolk with condensed milk until the mixture turns light and frothy.

Here’s how you can make it yourself:

Spanish Cortado

The word ‘cortado’ means ‘to cut’ in Spanish. In the cortado, milk is supposed to cut through the coffee. Loved by coffee lovers for its simplicity, the recipe calls for a 1:1 combination of steamed milk and espresso. The main difference between this and classic Italian coffee recipes is that the steamed milk is not frothy or texturised.

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Italian Affogato

More dessert than coffee, this is the perfect treat to whip up for yourself when you want to indulge in something fancy but easy to make. All you need are two ingredients: vanilla ice cream and coffee. You can add a liqueur too if you like, but that’s completely up to you. ‘Affogato’ in Italian means ‘to drown’ and that’s exactly what you need to do to your gelato or ice cream. Drown it in coffee and you’re good to go.

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Brazilian Mocha Cola

This iced coffee drink has the spirit and vibes of a root beer float, primarily because of the addition of fizzy Coca-Cola in the mix. The surprisingly delicious and refreshing drink is made with a combination of coffee, chocolate milk, and the soft drink. You can either enjoy it cold or freeze it and eat it like a dessert.

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Hong Kong’s Yuanyang

This unique drink combines coffee and tea to make a delicious new hybrid drink, beloved by locals. The drink requires three parts of black coffee to be mixed with seven parts of Hong Kong-style milk tea. It can be served both hot or cold, depending on your preference.

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Moroccan Spiced Coffee

This eye-opening coffee recipe comes with additional benefits of being anti-inflammatory and good for your blood sugar levels. A combination of aromatic spices adds a complex flavour to the coffee and results in a rich and uniquely fragrant drink.

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Portuguese Mazagran

Ever thought of combining lemonade with coffee? It’s not as horrifying as it sounds! Trust the Portugese. The bold espresso flavor gets cut through by the acidity of lemons and the result is a refreshing drink.

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Thai Oliang

This delicious Thai iced coffee gets it unique flavour from a combination of soybeans, corn, sesame, and cardamom. It can be taken with condensed or evaporated milk if you’re in the mood for indulging in something rich and sweet.

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German Pharisäer Kaffee

This rum-infused German coffee drink apparently originated all because of a strict pastor! Turns out a local pastor was super strict when it came to alcohol consumption by the parishioners. The parishioners, in turn, started spiking their coffees with rum and topped the concoction with a huge dollop of whipped cream to prevent the alcohol’s scent to reach the preacher. And thus this popular local drink was originated!

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Indonesian Es Alpukat Kopi

Is it a coffee? Is it a smoothie? It’s an Indonesian iced avocado coffee! ‘Alpukat’, or avocado in Indonesian, adds a richness to the drink, so much so that it is often consumed as an afternoon snack!

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New Orleans’ Chicory Coffee

Chicory is slowly gaining popularity as a magical ingredient that does wonders for your digestive health. But did you know, adding a little bit of it to your coffee can transform it into a thick and rich brew with a delicious chocolate-caramel taste? That’s exactly how the good people over at New Orleans like to take their coffee.

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