11 Types of Coffees to Sip on This International Coffee Day
1st October is right around the corner, and it’s the perfect opportunity for coffee drinkers to showcase their love for coffee. The day is celebrated all across the world, featuring discount codes, buy one get one deals, and whatnot.
One way to celebrate this day is by sipping on your favorite cuppa coffee before heading to work. If you’re feeling a bit experimental, you can try a different style of coffee to diversify your taste pattern.
Restaurants create a range of Arabica and Robusta blends to bring variety to their customers. Whether you like your coffee plain, or are more inclined toward the milk coffee types, you will be able to find some steal deals at cafes and restaurants on International Coffee Day.
Excited to try a new coffee brew this World Coffee Day? Here is our guide to different coffee types. Learn the difference between each coffee brew, strength, and texture, or pick up a new version of this globally appreciated drink to sip on.
Have a look at the standard coffee types to pick one for yourself.
Old-school americano is a type of black coffee that is prepared with a single or multiple espresso shot. Depending upon the drinker’s taste, a single or double espresso shot is diluted in boiling water. The taste is slightly bitter to traditional coffee, but the strength is quite similar.
If you’re brewing your own americano, make sure to add the water on top of the espresso instead of the other way around.
While an espresso shot makes the base of most coffees, it is often served as an individual serving as well. The taste of this coffee, however, is not for a light coffee drinker, as espresso is the strongest coffee type. It hits the nervous system like a truck, infusing caffeine into the body with a single sip.
You can have it as a separate coffee, or create different types of espresso drinks like latte or macchiato containing an espresso shot as a base.
A latte is that fancy cup with coffee art you see on Instagram or other social media platforms. It is suitable for someone who likes their coffee light, as it contains ⅓ espresso shot and ⅔ of steamed milk.
Various restaurants allow you to customize the flavor and strength of your latte based on your own preference. You can try a flavored syrup like vanilla, caramel, hazelnut, buttered rum, or orange. It is also available in non-dairy varieties made with coconut, almond, or oat milk.
If you want to enjoy the real essence of international coffee day, ask your barista to create some coffee art on top of your latte serving.
Similar to a latte, a cappuccino combines steamed milk and espresso to create a coffee blend. One extra element of the cappuccino is the thick frothy layer on top. Baristas make this coffee with equal parts of foam, steamed milk, and espresso. The standard serving size of a cappuccino is 6 ounce, and the blend tastes heavenly with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.
Mocha is the perfect option for a chocolate lover, and the large serving size is perfect for someone who likes to have their coffee in a large mug. Mocha is a blend of espresso shots, steamed milk, chocolate syrup, and foam. The addition of chocolate infuses a sweet element in this brew. You can add additional sugar on top if you fancy a sweeter flavor.
Machhitao is your basic espresso shot topped with some steamed milk. In Italian, the word macchiato translates to “ stained,” which supports the context of the coffee being mildly “stained” with milk.
An espresso macchiato and caffè macchiato are two common terms used to refer to this drink, so don’t be confused with the names while ordering.
7. Iced Coffee
An iced coffee is made by brewing coffee hot or cold, adding sweetener, and pouring it over iced milk or water. The simple drink is a favorite of many due to its sweet touch and cold base.
If you love brewing your own coffee, remember to whip your iced coffee right. The best option is to get a Hyperchiller or go to a restaurant to get an authentic sip.
When iced coffee is blended well, and topped with whipped cream, syrup, and other toppings, it becomes a frappé. There are multiple versions of frappucinos, with different flavors, additives, and syrups.
Frappuccinos come in coffee-free versions as well, but there is no comparison to the standard coffee frappé. It makes one of the best coffees for sweet-toothed people.
Must-Try Region-Based Coffees
Now that we have learned about all the standard coffee varieties, it’s time to have a look at the most popular region-specific coffees.
Here is a brief list of countries that have created their own traditional versions of the drink, and earned global recognition for their diverse blends.
1. Arabic Coffee:
Arabs use Coffea arabica beans to brew their own distinct coffee. The beans are roasted lightly, and a touch of fragrant spices are added to the mix to create this coffee blend. A significant number of global production, amounting to about 60% of coffee features Coffea arabica beans.
Different countries in the Middle East have curated their own brewing techniques to prepare this coffee. Cardamom, saffron, ginger, and cloves are also frequently added to this coffee by Arabic coffee makers.
2. French coffee:
The French word for coffee “Café au Lait” means “coffee with milk”. French make their coffee with sugar and milk. It has a similar taste to a latte but features a dominant dairy element.
Café au Lait is often served with a sugar tray or saucer on the side. French people also sometimes dip a sugar cube in their coffee to infuse some sweetness into it. French coffee makes a perfect breakfast drink to go with croissants, pancakes, or even a plate of English breakfast.
3. Turkish Coffee:
The distinctive feature of Turkish coffee is that it is unfiltered. The beverage is prepared with finely crushed coffee beans, almost powder-like in consistency. It is alternately poured between two cezves to create a frothy drink.
The unfiltered coffee has a rich taste and a high caffeine content. The unique tea blend is enjoyed and appreciated locally as well as globally, and also offers a number of health benefits.
Here is a list of the best coffees to try on this International Coffee Day. You can find these coffees easily at a local coffee shop. For region-based coffees, you may have to visit a Middle Eastern or European food outlet to get the authentic taste.
To find all of these coffee blends in one place, head over to Arabian Tea House. We have a dedicated section of coffee on our menu, which you can browse here. Come over on International Coffee Day to try your favorite coffee types, all at one place.