Coffee in America
The trendiest coffee-shops in America have been serving filter coffee with various flavors for years now. A few years ago, Americans began adding different flavors to their favorite drink, such as hazelnut, vanilla, rum, etc. It evidently became the latest trend all over America.
Coffee in the Orient
The coffee is brewed as follows: put water in a large pot to boil but don’t let it over boil. Distribute coffee granules and sugar evenly in small coffee pots. Put each pot on the fire to mildly roast coffee and sugar, add hot water and leave it until very thick foam (also known as “kajmak”) lifts.
Coffee brewed in this manner is served in small cups, the so-called “fildzans”, along with the famous Turkish delight Rahat Lokum on the side. For the coffee’s characteristic piquant flavor, Arabians often add spices such as ginger.
Coffee in Italy
A summer hit in many Italian cafés is “espresso tiramisu”, where they basically pour the espresso over ice cream. Naturally, ice cream flavors may vary.
China – The different teas are brewed in glasses, ‘guywans’ or teapots, with additional water often poured onto the same leaves to give several infusions. A waiter moves around the room, dispensing more water from a kettle with a long spout.
Turkey – A strong black brew is prepared and strained into tulip-shaped glasses and served with little sweetmeats. In the eastern part of the country, a cube of sugar is placed under the tongue before the tea is sipped from the glass.
Morocco – Green tea, fresh mint and sugar are measured into a tall silver pot and hot water is then poured in. Little glasses are set ready on a tray and when the tea has brewed, the golden liquor is poured from a height so that it froths into the glasses and settles with a layer of tiny bubbles on the surface. Accompanying nibbles include dried apricots, figs and nuts.
Japan – The traditional Green Tea Ceremony is still an important social ritual and the ability to perform it is considered an essential skill for well-educated young ladies. Although the most popular tea is still green, many Japanese today also enjoy black tea drunk in the British way with milk.
India – black tea is drunk with milk and sugar. Young boys brew tea on street corners using kettles and brass pots and mix it with buffalo milk and sugar.