7 Must-Try Coffee Recipes From Around The World

Ashley Harris

Coffee Recipes

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Hello, fellow coffee enthusiasts! As a passionate coffee lover, I’ve always been fascinated by the rich variety of flavors and preparations that exist around the world. So, today, I’m excited to share with you seven unique and delicious coffee recipes that you absolutely must try. Let’s dive right in and explore these international delights!

1. Turkish Coffee (Turkey)

Turkish coffee holds a special place in my heart. This strong, thick, and aromatic coffee is prepared using very finely ground coffee beans, sugar, and water. The mixture is then heated in a small, long-handled pot called a cezve. When it comes to Turkish coffee, patience is key, as the slow heating process allows the rich flavors to fully develop.


  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of finely ground coffee
  • Sugar to taste (optional)
  • Cardamom (optional)


  1. Combine water, coffee, sugar, and cardamom (if using) in the cezve.
  2. Heat the mixture on low heat, stirring occasionally until sugar dissolves.
  3. When the coffee begins to froth, remove it from the heat and pour a small amount into each cup.
  4. Return the cezve to the heat and continue heating until it froths again.
  5. Pour the remaining coffee into the cups, ensuring each has an equal amount of froth.

2. Café de Olla (Mexico)

Café de Olla is a traditional Mexican coffee recipe that I adore for its unique blend of flavors. It’s made by brewing coffee with cinnamon, piloncillo (unrefined cane sugar), and sometimes cloves or star anise. The coffee is typically served in a clay pot, which adds to its earthy taste.


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 8 ounces piloncillo or dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup dark roast coffee, coarsely ground
  • Optional spices: cloves or star anise


  1. In a saucepan, combine water, cinnamon stick, piloncillo, and optional spices.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Remove from heat and add the ground coffee, stirring well.
  4. Let the coffee steep for 5 minutes before straining it into a clay pot or cups.

3. Egg Coffee (Vietnam)

This delicious Vietnamese coffee recipe is a must-try for those who enjoy a creamy, rich, and indulgent coffee experience. Egg coffee, or Cà Phê Trứng, is made by beating egg yolks with sugar and condensed milk, then pouring the mixture over a cup of strong, black coffee.


  • 1 cup hot, strong black coffee
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar


  1. Prepare a cup of strong black coffee using your preferred method.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat together the egg yolk, condensed milk, and sugar until thick and creamy.
  3. Gently pour the egg mixture over the hot coffee, allowing it to float on top.
  4. Enjoy your delicious, velvety egg coffee with a spoon!

4. Irish Coffee (Ireland)

Irish coffee is a warm and comforting beverage that combines the boldness of coffee with the sweetness of sugar and the richness of whipped cream, all spiked with a touch of Irish whiskey. Perfect for a chilly day, this drink is sure to warm your heart and soul.


  • 1 cup freshly brewed hot coffee
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1.5 ounces of Irish whiskey
  • Whipped cream for garnish


  1. Pour hot coffee into a heatproof glass, leaving some space at the top.
  2. Add brown sugar and stir until dissolved.
  3. Stir in the Irish whiskey.
  4. Gently top the coffee with whipped cream, allowing it to float on the surface.
  5. Enjoy your Irish coffee without stirring, sipping the coffee through the layer of cream.

5. Affogato (Italy)

A delightful Italian dessert, the Affogato is a heavenly combination of espresso and ice cream. This simple yet satisfying treat is the perfect way to end a meal or enjoy a refreshing afternoon pick-me-up.


  • 1 scoop of high-quality vanilla gelato or ice cream
  • 1 shot of freshly brewed hot espresso


  1. Place a scoop of vanilla gelato or ice cream in a small glass or dessert dish.
  2. Pour the hot espresso over the gelato, allowing it to partially melt and create a creamy texture.
  3. Enjoy your Affogato immediately with a spoon.

6. Cortado (Spain)

The Cortado, a Spanish classic, is an espresso-based drink that features equal parts of espresso and steamed milk. This perfectly balanced beverage allows you to savor the rich flavors of espresso while still enjoying the smoothness of the milk.


  • 1 shot of freshly brewed espresso
  • 1 shot of steamed milk


  1. Prepare a shot of espresso using your preferred method.
  2. Steam milk until it reaches a silky, micro-foam consistency.
  3. Pour the steamed milk over the espresso in a small glass or cup.
  4. Savor your Cortado, enjoying the harmonious blend of espresso and milk.

7. Flat White (Australia/New Zealand)

The Flat White, a popular coffee beverage from Australia and New Zealand, is a delicious and creamy espresso-based drink. It’s similar to a cappuccino but features a higher proportion of micro-foamed milk, resulting in a velvety texture and well-balanced flavor.


  • 1 double shot of freshly brewed espresso
  • 4 ounces steamed milk with micro-foam


  1. Prepare a double shot of espresso using your preferred method.
  2. Steam milk until it reaches a silky, micro-foam consistency.
  3. Pour the steamed milk over the espresso in a cup, creating a thin layer of foam on top.
  4. Enjoy your creamy, delicious Flat White.

Now that you’ve seen all seven must-try coffee recipes from around the world, I hope you’re eager to explore and enjoy these international flavors. Each recipe offers a unique coffee experience that will surely enrich your love for this beloved beverage. Happy brewing and tasting!