LivingTravelCoffee in europe

Coffee in europe

Europe prides itself on its coffee culture, which has been the breeding ground for new philosophies, policies and free thinkers. Given the importance of coffee on this continent, it is not surprising that there are a multitude of coffee concoctions, varieties and drinks. Read on for 7 ways to drink coffee in Europe.

01
of 07

Espresso: the base coffee drink

Espresso is made by forcing hot water under pressure through ultra-fine ground coffee beans, usually using a specialized espresso machine.

How to drink it: Espresso is served in shots, but must be sipped. It is usually served in double shots, consisting of two ounces of espresso, known as “doppios.” Italians will drink espresso throughout the day, but especially after dinner.

02
of 07

Cappuccino

To make a cappuccino, have a shot of Italian espresso with equal parts frothy and steamed milk. The word cappuccino comes from the Capuchin monks because the color of the drink is said to resemble the color of the monks’ robes.

How to drink it: In Italy, cappuccinos are generally drunk in the morning with a cornetto for breakfast.

03
of 07

Cafe Creme

Coffee crema is espresso with a small portion of cream or frothy milk added, similar to a cappuccino, but without the combination of frothy and steamed milk. (Note that Parisians will never order latte from a coffee shop because latte, or a steamed latte, is usually served for breakfast in a bowl at home.)

How to drink it: As in Italy, in relation to cappuccinos, the French would never ask for a coffee creamer after breakfast. The milky coffees are reserved for the morning.

04
of 07

chopped up

Cortado is an injection of espresso “cut” (in Spanish, cut) with a small amount of steamed milk to reduce acidity. The cut usually has a ratio of one part milk to one part espresso.

How to drink it: drink it anytime. Cortado is one of Spain’s favorite drinks and is served in many Spanish-speaking countries.

Continue to 5 of 7 below.
05
of 07

Ice coffee

Mix cold coffee with evaporated milk and sugar and top the mixture with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and whipped cream.

How to drink it: at Germans love to drink eiskaffee in summer in ice cream parlors.

06
of 07

Hit

Almost anywhere in Athens this very popular drink is served. Shake the instant coffee, cold water, and ice together until the mixture is frothy, then pour it over ice cubes or cold milk.

How to drink it: Greeks drink frappes at all times of the day and in any weather, but especially in hot Mediterranean summers.

07
of 07

Galao

The Portuguese coffee drink is made by adding three parts of steamed milk to one part of coffee.

How to drink it: Galao should be served with some kind of sweet, and the best by-product for a Galao is pastel de nata (cream pie).

5 small cities in Europe with a lot of charm

If you want to travel and discover the world, there are some small cities in Europe with a lot of charm that will make you fall in love.

Curiosities about Europe that you do not know

Europe is known as "The Old Continent", a land with a long history full of curiosities that many of us are unaware of.

Thousands of people demonstrate in Poland to demand that the government remain in the...

Thousands of people demonstrate in Krakow (Poland) to demand that the Government remain within the European Union.

Study: Around 3760 tons of plastic in the Mediterranean

Plastic waste pollutes the world's oceans - but how many exactly? A research team now wants to use new calculations to create facts for the Mediterranean on the basis of which the garbage can be combated.

Matthias Maurer will miss fresh bread in space

It should start at the end of October: Then astronaut Mathias Maurer flies to the International Space Station (ISS). There will be a lot missing there, fresh air and also crunchy food.

More

Padeye