Whether you want something warm, cool, or in between, coffee has a type for you. Coffee is a beverage that appeals to many people because of its many types. Most people have heard of the common kinds of coffee such as espresso, macchiato, and cappuccino.
But did you know that there are even more types of coffee? Here are seven different types of coffee that you might have never heard of and might want to try out. Let’s dive right in shall we?
1. Yuanyang Coffee
Yuanyang coffee is a beverage that was created in Hong Kong. Its name translates into Mandarin Duck. Bonus points to anyone that can guess why?
To make Yuanyang, you need Yuanyang coffee and tea mix, milk, hot water and sugar. Add the mix and the sugar into the mug first, then add the hot water. Stir these ingredients until they dissolve and then add the milk.
Super simple if you ask us!
2. Café Cubano
You might be able to tell just by the name that Café Cubano is a type of coffee that comes from Cuba. Any Cuban coffee lovers here?
To make Café Cubano, combine espresso with demerara sugar. Café Cubano is a dark roast coffee that might be a little too strong for beginner coffee drinkers. This is something you might want to keep in mind when deciding whether or not you want to try Café Cubano.
If you’re a true coffee lover and your caffeine tolerance is superb, this might be the perfect coffee type for you. High in caffeine with a BOLD taste to excite your taste buds.
3. Turkish Coffee
Like Café Cubano, I am sure you will be able to tell that this coffee originated in Turkey.
To make this drink, all you will need is Turkish coffee and water. Simply add the coffee and water and let it come to a boil. The ratio is for every one cup of water you would use two teaspoons of coffee. If you happen to visit Turkey be sure to try this coffee.
Because of its historical background, this beverage has become a popular treat amongst many, including tourists around the world!
By the way, how cool is that image below? Did you know we have an article all about the different shades of coffee and what is best for your taste?
Made in Germany, this cold coffee is more unusual than most. Eiscaffe is made by combining coffee and ice cream. Ice cream say what!? Yes, think of it like your favorite root beer float.
To make this sugary treat, simply put two or three scoops of ice cream in a glass and add the brewed coffee. A tall glass like this will work best since this is a big drink.
Also, since it contains ice cream, this coffee may be a delicious treat if you have younger children, keep in mind that this will still have caffeine. So if your concern lies on preventing your beautiful children from consuming caffeine, maybe just get them a scoop of ice cream instead!
We’re positive they’ll still be happy at the end of the day.
5. Indian Filter Coffee
This coffee (also known as Filter Kaapi) is a common drink in Southern India. What makes this coffee special is the blend. Before you make this, you will need coffee powder. You might want to try and use a blend made with Arabica and Robusta coffee beans, as this blend is one of the more premium ones.
To make this delicious Indian coffee blend, you will need an Indian Coffee Filter, which you can purchase on Amazon here, it kind of reminds us of a french press.
Scoop 3 tablespoons of the coffee powder into your filter. Put the top container on the bottom. Then add 1/3 of boiling water to the top cup of the filter. Cover the lid and let brew for 10 to 15 minutes.
Brewing time is crucial for making any type of hot beverage. Whether it’s coffee, tea or something else, the brew time allows your beverage enough time to open up and process with the correct aroma and taste. We don’t want bad tasting coffee do we?
6. Café Gommosa
Like Eiscaffee that we mentioned above, Café Gommosa also has a sweet taste to it. Café Gommosa originated in the American Pacific Northwest. Café Gommosa is made by adding espresso to marshmallows.
The marshmallows gives the coffee a creamy, thick, and rich quality. Because of its unique taste, you might not want to try it if you are a beginner drinker. However, if you are an experienced coffee drinker, Café Gommosa may just be the coffee for you!
7. Flat White Coffee
Those of you that have traveled to Australia or New Zealand may have heard of Flat White coffee.
Flat White is made by taking steamed milk and pouring it over one shot of espresso. The espresso adds to the flavor of Flat White due to the steamed milk having a velvety like texture. Coffee drinkers who like less milk in their coffee would enjoy Flat White.
Whether you are a beginner or experienced coffee drinker, these seven different types of coffee should appeal to you and give you a glimpse of what it’s like to try other types of coffee. If you know any coffee drinkers who might have never heard of these kinds of coffee, feel free to tell them about it. We have over 80K coffee lovers talking about coffee, you can join too!
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Cold, hot, sweet, or strong, coffee has so many textures and tastes that can appeal to anyone.
The next time you travel abroad, you should check out local coffee shops and learn about even more unique types of coffee. To jump start your international coffee knowledge, check out this article! This will expand your historical knowledge about the city and coffee but more importantly you gain more information about one of your favorite beverages!
Enjoy! We’ll brew ya later. ☕️