35 min read MAY 23, 2024

Coffee is a popular beverage worldwide, with people enjoying different types of Coffee depending on their culture, region, and brewing techniques. There are many coffee options, from the traditional latte to exotic drinks such as Café Touba from Senegal or Cafe De Olla from Mexico. In this article, we explore 64 different types of coffee drinks from all corners of the globe.

Types Of Hot Coffee Drinks

Black Coffee

Black Coffee is a type of hot coffee drink that is simple, strong, and delicious. It consists of brewed ground coffee beans with primarily just hot water - typically no sugar or milk added.

While it might not be the most elaborate or complex drink on the menu, its bold taste stands alone as one of the world's favorite cups of Coffee. Its intense flavor comes from releasing full-bodied flavors and aromas from within each ground bean.

Brewing your own cup at home requires correct temperature control since over-boiling can strip away important oils and result in an overly bitter flavor profile - while boiling beneath optimal temperatures will give you underdeveloped aromatics lacking rich flavor complexities held by succulent raw beans.


Espresso is a type of highly concentrated coffee beverage that originated in Italy. It is made by forcing hot water through finely-ground coffee beans at high pressure. The result is a full-bodied, intensely flavored shot of Coffee with rich crema and foam on the surface.

Espresso tastes stronger and much more intense than regular drip or filter coffee due to its concentrated nature; however, it has less caffeine content per portion because it's consumed in small amounts compared to regular brewed coffees.

Espresso also allows for experimentation with different ratios of espresso shots mixed with milk and other ingredients such as syrups or spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, or cardamom to create specialty beverages such as lattes or cappuccinos.


Americano is a type of hot coffee drink created by combining Espresso and hot water. It is considered a classic coffee beverage, usually compared with long black, regular Americanized Coffee or Irish Coffee.

The origin of the Americano varies from different cultures, as does its preparation method.

Americano can be prepared using various brewing methods such as vacuum brewers, moka pots, and café sets. You create two separate brews and then mix them later on when preparing single or double shots.

Long Black

Long black is a type of coffee drink made with two shots of Espresso and hot water. Originating in Australia, long black is an intensively brewed beverage that produces a smooth, velvety brew with deep flavor notes and a rich body.

Pour a double shot straight into filtered hot water (about 4 ounces) to prepare Long Black. This brewing method removes the bitterness from the Espresso while maintaining its strong aroma and flavor.

The result is an intensely refreshing cup of iced or hot Coffee: nutty flavors balanced off by chocolatey undertones and chewy sweetness if milk has been added to your taste preference.


A latte is one of the world's most popular coffee drinks; its distinctive taste, texture, and presentation have made it a classic in many American cafes. It's made with Espresso, steamed milk, and a layer of foam on top.

The right ratio of these three ingredients is essential to creating the perfect cup; too much or too little Espresso can alter the taste considerably. Preparing a good latte starts with properly steaming the milk – typically whole cow's milk – which requires skillful manipulation of temperature and pressure to achieve tiny bubbles that will give it desirable smoothness and add sweetness while preventing any bitter tastes from getting into your drink.

Once you're done with frothing your milk, pour out some double shots of Espresso in an 8-ounce cup before slowly combining both liquids using circular motions so as not to break up the crema (the thin layer of foam at the surface).


Popular in Europe and many other parts of the world, cappuccino is one of the 18 types of hot coffee drinks. It is typically prepared with Espresso, steamed milk, and milk foam on top to give it a delightful texture.

Cappuccinos are often sprinkled with powdered chocolate or cinnamon for an added flavor kick.

Originating from Italy during the 20th century, cappuccinos were traditionally served after meals as a light dessert with cocoa powder sprinkled over it but quickly became a favorite worldwide soon afterward.

Flat White

The flat white is an Australian coffee staple and a must-try for any international traveler, cafe connoisseur, or caffeine enthusiast. It has experienced a rise in popularity across the globe, with many different interpretations and creations available to enjoy.

The classic flat white consists of one espresso shot topped with steamed milk microfoam - richer than regular foam but not quite as thick as latte art cream froth - served in a demitasse cup.

This combination of flavors creates unique nuances from traditional cappuccino, which have more textured crema that sits heavier on the finish, and lattes, which are milder in flavor thanks to additional amounts of heated milk.


Macchiato is an espresso-based Italian coffee drink. It has a slightly strong taste and is usually made with just two ingredients: Espresso and milk foam. The traditional macchiato is served in a small cup, with one shot of Espresso topped with sweetened milk foam.

As well as being enjoyed hot, Italians have long been making iced versions of the macchiato for many years, where ice cubes are added to one shot of Espresso before it's then topped with cold foamed or steamed milk.

LatteMacchiatos are also popular, which are variations on traditional macchiattos that use more foamed/steamed milk but still feature one shot of Espresso overtop.

Latte Macchiato

Latte Macchiato is an Italian coffee drink and a popular variation of espresso-based beverages. It is made with layers of Espresso, steamed milk, and frothed milk, creating a unique contrast in flavor and texture.

To craft this masterpiece, baristas start by pulling shots from freshly ground beans and then mixing those with hot or cold steamed or foamed milk, depending on preference for texture.

Each cup of Latte Macchiato contains four times more caffeine than other espresso-based drinks due to its double shot.

Cafe Au Lait

This is a classic type of French hot coffee drink, made by mixing black Coffee with steamed or heated milk. The name translates to "coffee with milk" in English and is the perfect way for coffee lovers to get their caffeine and dairy fix all in one delicious beverage.

Cafe au Lait has been associated with other types of hot coffee drinks such as Cafe Latte, Mocha, Vienna, and Affogato, which may feature some variations of this beloved cup.

Generally speaking, it can be prepared using various ingredients, including espresso beans ground medium-finely or coarsely depending on individual preference, steamed or frothed milk – occasionally half and half is used - plus some added flavoring if desired.



A cortado is a unique Spanish coffee beverage that combines the strong flavor of Espresso with just the right amount of warm milk. The addition of steamed milk helps reduce the acidity often associated with espressos, creating an aromatic and flavorful balance.

Generally speaking, a cortado has less milk than a latte or cappuccino but more than an Americano. This small ratio ensures it's signature creamy consistency without overpowering the concentrated flavor of an espresso shot at its base.

However, for some people who prefer it sweeter, extra sugar can also be added to further enhance their cup.

Mocha Latte

A mocha latte is a creamy and indulgent coffee drink that combines Espresso with chocolate or cocoa. This concoction is a popular favorite the world over and can be found in coffee shops everywhere.

Espresso forms the base of every mocha latte, while steamed milk and frothed milk add to their texture.


Ristretto is a coffee drink made with the same espresso roast as regular espresso shots, but less hot water is pushed through the grounds during brewing. This results in a shorter brewing process, reducing some of the classic bitter flavors associated with Espresso and creating a sweeter and more intense shot.

Ristretto shots also have less caffeine than regular espressos due to their smaller volume. When served plain or simply topped with frothy milk foam, they offer a unique flavor experience to explore.

In addition to being an excellent stand-alone beverage, ristretto can be used in many other types of coffee drinks, including Americano and Cappuccino, where it brings its own complexity and intensity to the blend.


Lungo is an Italian espresso drink that uses double the amount of water used in a typical shot of Espresso. This results in a longer extraction process, creating a unique flavor profile with a smooth and balanced taste.

The first use of Lungo as a coffee drink was by Lavazza in 2002, who debuted "Espresso Crema e Aroma," their version of the traditional Italian long dark roast used for ristrettos and lungos.

Lungo differs from Americano style coffee which typically features two shots or more than one ounce (30 ml) and has less powerful flavors compared to Lungo's bold espresso notes.

Turkish Coffee

Turkish Coffee is a centuries-old tradition originating from the Middle East and Mediterranean regions. It's made with finely ground Coffee, boiled in water, and served with either sugar or honey to sweeten.

The grounds are left in the cup when it's presented, creating a thick crust that must be consumed at the end of drinking to get all the flavor of this unique beverage. Arabica varieties are considered the best type of beans for Turkish Coffee, but other robusta blends can also be used to create an intense flavor profile.

To make Turkish Coffee, you will need special equipment such as a small Turkish Ibrik pot called "cezve." This handmade container has been crafted this way since its inception. It allows for traditional brewing techniques still present today at street stalls in Turkey or elsewhere on home tables around family gatherings.

Red Eye

Red Eye is a caffeinated coffee drink that combines an added shot of Espresso with traditional drip coffee. This type of coffee drink, also known as Black Eye or Shot in the Dark, was created to give an additional kick of caffeine to those looking for more energy in their morning cup.

If you decide to try out a red eye for yourself, expect less foam than a traditional latte and instead anticipate a stronger flavor and aroma from both the espresso shot and filtered coffee blend.

With this flavor combination comes increased amounts of caffeine; however, many find that despite its boldness, they enjoy sipping on the unique brew throughout their morning routine.


A Doppio or double Espresso is a strong shot of Espresso that is brewed twice with the same amount of ground coffee. The extraction takes around 8-10 seconds to create a full-bodied and flavorful drink.

Compared to a single espresso, the doppio has more crema and is often thought of as having higher intensity in flavor profile than its one-shot counterpart. Like other traditional Italian espressos, it has low bitterness and contains notes of caramelized sugar, chocolate, and spice when expertly blended and prepared.


Marocchino is a traditional Italian coffee beverage that has become renowned worldwide for its delicious flavor. It features Espresso, cocoa powder, and milk foam layered in a small glass and served by many specialty cafes.

Though Marocchino and Mocha are both made with Espresso, cocoa powder, and milk foam, some distinct differences are worth noting between the two drinks. Unlike Mocha which often contains sweetened chocolate or vanilla syrup, Marocchino is unsweetened but provides a bitter chocolaty taste from just the cocoa powder alone.


Espressino is a type of coffee drink that has become popular in Italian coffee culture for its unique flavor and preparation. It starts with a layer of cocoa powder, followed by shots of Espresso, and finally topped off with frothed milk.

The steamed milk gives it an incredibly rich flavor that compliments the deep taste of the chocolate. Espressino can be served hot or cold depending on preference, but it's best known as an after-dinner drink, particularly when paired with desserts like tiramisu or semifreddo.


Bicerin is an Italian coffee-based beverage originating from Turin, Italy. It comprises three unique layers that usually include a layer of Espresso, melted chocolate, and whipped cream.

This traditional hot drink starts with a shot of Espresso, followed by hot chocolate syrup or melted dark chocolate, and topped with a layer of freshly made whipped cream.

Caffe Breve

Caffe Breve is a creamy espresso-based coffee drink that originated in America and is becoming increasingly popular worldwide. It's made with equal parts of Espresso and half-and-half as opposed to other similar drinks like latte or cappuccino, which are made by combining Espresso and steamed milk.

The preparation for Caffe Breve consists of brewing strong espresso shots and then pouring them into a cup over cloudlike foam created from heating the half-and-half together with the shot of Espresso at roughly 140F degrees temperature for about 30 seconds until its thick consistency forms a steamy foam on top that looks fluffy when poured in the cup.

Piccolo Latte

Piccolo Latte is a small coffee drink from Italy. It combines Espresso with foamed (not steamed) milk to achieve the perfect balance of creamy texture and coffee flavor.

Piccolo Lattes are often confused with the similar-sounding Cortado, which uses steam instead of foam in its preparation.

Unlike many other coffee drinks, such as macchiato or cappuccino, that require substantial amounts of steaming, latte art skills, skilled technique, or measurements, making a perfect cup of piccolo is relatively easy and simple.

Espresso Con Panna

A coffee-lovers favorite, Espresso Con Panna is a delicious combination of Espresso and whipped cream, creating a truly special hot beverage.

The primary ingredients for this delicious drink are quite simple - just espresso shots with heavy/whipping cream to top it off; however, experienced baristas can deck out the presentation even more by adding flavorings like cinnamon or nutmeg.

The addition of steamed milk foam or additional flavoring agents creates an even richer experience that keeps sippers coming back for more. The beverage can be served hot or cold with added ice cubes depending on preferences.

Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee is an iconic hot beverage that dates back to the 1940s, consisting of Irish whiskey, Coffee, sugar, and cream. This drink has become a classic in many countries worldwide – with regional variations giving it its unique character.

The traditional version is made from freshly brewed strong black Coffee mixed with brown sugar and two shots of Irish whiskey.

Although there are plenty of options for adding subtle twists or adapting ingredients to alter the flavor or strength of your Irish Coffee, following this traditional recipe will create the perfect balance between flavors and textures for full satisfaction.

Caffè Corretto

Caffè Corretto is an Italian coffee drink that includes a shot of Espresso with either liqueur, such as grappa or anisette. Translated as 'corrected' or 'fixed' in English, this unique type of hot beverage has been enjoyed by Italians for centuries.

Traditionally it is made using one measure of strong black Coffee and a single shot of alcohol which is added soon afterward so that the spirit doesn't evaporate entirely.
Variations on the traditional recipe include replacing the spirits with amaretto for a sweeter flavor or adding arancello juice instead for a taste similar to oranges.

Carajillo Coffee

Carajillo Coffee is a traditional Spanish beverage that combines hot Coffee with a splash of alcohol, most commonly rum, whiskey, brandy, or anisette. The origin of this coffee drink is unclear, but theories suggest it was first served in Spain during the late 19th century as an after-dinner digestif.

As a result, Carajillo Coffee has become popular among dinner drinks thanks to its flavorful nuances and robust body.

Cuban Espresso

Cuban Espresso, also known as Cafecito or Cafe Cubano, is a small, strong shot of Coffee made with demerara sugar. Before brewing the espresso shot, a teaspoon of demerara sugar is stirred into the bottom of the portafilter basket to add an extra layer of sweetness to each cup.

After steaming the milk and pulling a shot of Espresso fresh from the machine, these two ingredients are mixed together, creating Cuban Espresso's signature flavor profile.


Mirra is a unique coffee drink, traditionally derived from South Yemen and considered to be one of the oldest drinks produced with caffeine. This specialty coffee is made by taking cardamom-infused water or milk and boiling it along with finely ground Yemeni Coffee beans for several minutes before straining it through a sieve.

Mirra originated more than 500 years ago; its recipe is kept within families in villages throughout the country – often guarded rather secretly as part of their cultural heritage.

It is also a very important beverage consumed at weddings, during times of joy as well as when someone meets another person after being away from them.

Qishr Coffee

Qishr coffee is a traditional beverage of Yemen, originating from the mountains of Dhamar. It is made by brewing roasted and ground-dried coffee cherries with hot water. Its unique flavor profile comes from the local spices added to it, such as cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, nutmeg, and allspice.

Due to its origins, Qishr coffee can be hard to find outside of Yemen, but you can buy specialty beans online or make your own if you are lucky enough to source some raw ingredients like those mentioned above.

Types Of Cold Coffee Drinks?

Iced Coffee

Iced Coffee is a popular and refreshing form of cold-brewed Coffee, originating in Algeria hundreds of years ago. It is made by letting freshly roasted and ground beans steep in water overnight or using the flash cold brewing technique to rapidly produce perfectly chilled Coffee with no bitter notes.

The ratio between grounds, water, and time varies depending on how you want your brew to taste—from light and sweet with hints of fruitiness to more robust, full-bodied flavors.

With iced Coffee, it's important to remember that not all coffees are created equal when it comes to flavor, so make sure you use high-quality beans for the best results.

Iced Latte

A type of cold coffee drink, an iced latte, is made by pouring a shot of Espresso over ice and then topped with cold milk. It differs from other iced coffees in that it contains a higher proportion of steamed milk than any other cold drink, including more foam on the top due to its espresso base.

Making this drink requires using quality ingredients such as good espresso beans and fresh dairy or non-dairy products like soy or almond milk. A great way to enjoy a refreshing iced latte is to use different kinds of flavored syrups, which can add subtle sweetness and complexity to the flavor profile.

Iced Cappuccino

An iced cappuccino is one of the most popular cold coffees served worldwide. This delicious drink is made by adding a shot of freshly brewed Espresso to ice and cold milk.

Iced cappuccinos differ from regular cappuccinos because they are usually served chilled with little or no foam on top due to the lack of steaming milk required. To make an iced cappuccino, you will need two shots of strong Espresso, two tablespoons of sweetener or sugar for sweetness, one cup of full-fat milk (or another type if preferred), and between four to six ice cubes per serving – shaken or stirred together depending on preference.

Cold Brew Coffee

Cold brew coffee is a type of coffee-based beverage made by cold-steeping ground coffee beans overnight in water instead of using hot water. The end result is a smooth, sweet cup of Coffee with low acidity and complex flavor notes that can be enjoyed either warm or cold.

Brewing cold brew allows for more flavor extraction from the beans, resulting in a much richer, caramelized taste than traditional iced coffees. Since it isn't brewed with hot water and no solubles are kept behind during the steeping process, cold brew offers almost double the caffeine content than regular drip coffee recipes making it an ideal choice for those looking for an extra energy boost throughout their day.

Nitro Cold Brew

Nitro cold brew coffee is a recent addition to the coffee industry that has been gaining in popularity. It is made by infusing nitrogen gas into cold brewed Coffee, giving it a smooth and velvety texture with a creamy taste and a foamy head on top of the drink, similar to a draught beer.

Nitro cold brew coffee first emerged in 2012 but has quickly become one of the most popular alternative brewing methods for making delicious and refreshing cups of java in the United States.

Not only does nitro offer an interesting texture and flavor profile compared to regular cold brew coffees, but it also provides some health benefits due to its lower acidity levels.


A frappe is a type of cold coffee drink that has taken over countries around the world. Originating in Greece, where it is said to be wildly popular and enjoyed by many, the espresso-based thirst quencher has become an iced sensation. It generally has a slushy-like texture or appears similar to iced Coffee.

A classic frappé usually consists of instant or filtered Coffee, water, and sugar with some variations, including flavoring syrups such as vanilla, chocolate, or caramel. Despite its name sounding remarkably like Frappuccino, this favorite international hailing from Starbucks is not actually what Greeks would call a 'real' frappé.


Frappuccino is a collection of blended iced coffee drinks which Starbucks sells, made popular for being enjoyable and refreshing during hot days. This type of ice-blended beverage was first created by The Coffee Connection in Boston in 1995. To celebrate its 20th birthday this year, Starbucks now offers many exciting variations under the Frappuccino name.

It can consist of a crème base or Espresso blended with ice and a range of ingredients like syrup or sauce of choice. Milk options include skimmed, whole, almond, and coconut milk, while sweeteners may range from sugar to butterscotch syrup.

Espresso Tonic

A unique and delicious coffee drink, Espresso Tonic is the perfect accompaniment to summer days. It's a foamy mixture of cold Espresso, ice cubes, and tonic water, usually served with garnishes such as fresh mint or lemon slices.

This unconventional coffee beverage originates from barista competitions, where it quickly became popular for its versatility and delightful flavors.

Coffee shops are now experimenting with ways to upscale their offerings by adding innovative mixers for Coffee, like espresso tonic. To make an authentic one requires just three ingredients - cold brew espresso, your choice of tonic water (regular or flavored works), and ice cubes - preferably crushed ones will bring out more flavor from a traditional pour-over method than regular-sized versions will do.


Affogato is an Italian coffee-based dessert and one of the most beloved drinks worldwide. It consists of a shot of Espresso poured over ice cream or gelato, often served in a cappuccino cup.

Originally created by Italians who perfected the art of combining Coffee and gelato, this delicious drink provides a heavenly mix for coffee and dessert lovers alike.
The classic Affogato flavor usually involves vanilla ice cream. Still, many variations can include different types of flavors, from chocolate to hazelnut, and even alcohols such as Cognac or grappa.

The Unusual Coffee Types

Vietnamese Coffee

Vietnamese Coffee is known around the world for its unique robusta bean blend and delicious flavors. Vietnamese coffee culture relies heavily on Robusta beans, one of the world's most commonly found coffee species.

The Robusta beans add to the character the more intense flavor profile of these specialty drinks compared to other coffees made with Arabica beans, making them a must-try when visiting Vietnam's many local cafes.

Bulletproof Coffee

Bulletproof Coffee is a popular drink that combines freshly brewed Coffee, oil, and butter or ghee. This concoction has been said to provide its drinkers with a host of health benefits attributed to the oil and butter ingredients containing healthy fats like omega-3s and monounsaturated fat sources.

Because these fatty acids are involved in controlling inflammation, reducing appetite, promoting weight loss, and improving mental clarity, many believe they contribute greatly to the potential health benefits delivered by bulletproof Coffee. However, it has yet to be proven definitively.

Originating in Silicon Valley as an alternative breakfast food for busy entrepreneurs who lacked time for adequate meals throughout their workday, bulletproof Coffee is becoming increasingly common thanks to its convenience and nutritious usefulness.

Cascara Coffee

Cascara Coffee is a unique and flavorful brew originating from the coffee fruit or "coffee cherry." Cascara tea is made by steeping the outer husk of the coffee cherry in hot water, yielding a fruity, floral-scented beverage.

Unlike its caffeinated counterpart, this caffeine-free tea has a lower acidity level and unique flavor notes that are perfect for enjoying as both a hot beverage in winter and an iced refreshment during the summer months.

16 Unique And Exotic Coffee Drinks From Around The World

Kaffeost (Sweden)

Kaffeost is a unique coffee drink originating in Sweden, made with cheese and traditional Swedish cuisines. The name Kaffeost translates to "coffee cheese" in Swedish, and its popularity has spread worldwide due to its unusual but delicious combination of flavors.

It can be prepared using Lapland Squeaky Cheese – a cross-continental food item commonly found in Scandinavian countries or any other type of mild flavored semi-soft cheese like Havarti or Gouda.

This coffee beverage is usually served warm and with milk added to cut through the richness of the cheese, though it can sometimes be sipped cold as well.

Türk Kahvesi (Turkey)

This unique and traditional coffee drink originated in the Ottoman Empire. Türk Kahvesi, also known simply as Turkish Coffee, is popular throughout the Middle Eastern region and can be found worldwide.

The preparation of Turkish Coffee requires special equipment, including finely ground beans and a special pot called a cezve, to get optimal results. To prepare it, water and finely ground Turkish coffee is combined with spices before being heated until boiling through simmering or stovetop methods.

This strong-tasting beverage traces its roots back to 15th-century Turkey, where it quickly became entrenched in local culture. From time immemorial, people have gathered for rituals over this sweetened brew - often imbibed after meals or around important events like festivals or weddings - creating meaningful connections between people and occasions alike.

Menengiç Coffee (Turkey)

Menengiç is a traditional Turkish coffee made from wild pistachios rather than coffee beans. This caffeine-free alternative to traditional Coffee has a resinous flavor and light brown color that is similar to your everyday cup of Turkish-style Espresso.

The preparation of Menengiç can be quite different from other types of Coffee as it doesn't require roasting or grinding as regular espresso beans do. Instead, you pound the raw pistachios into a fine powder before adding it to cold water, which is then cooked over low heat until boiling.

After heating up for several minutes, the resulting liquid can either be enjoyed plain or with added sugar or spices, depending on individual preference. One unique serving method includes pouring the hot brew into bowls instead of cups and topping it off with foam created by whipping tonsil (sugared flour).

The Einspänner (Austria)

Adhering to Austrian coffee house culture, The Einspänner is a traditional, unique, and popular coffee drink originating from Vienna. As the name suggests, it is served one-handed in a glass or tumbler specific to this beverage - rather than a regular mug for most coffees.

Like many European coffees, it usually consists of Espresso topped with sweetened cream, but other components are sometimes also added, like whipped cream or ice cream. To make an einspänner at home, you only need an espresso maker and some heavy whipping cream that you can whip up with sugar and vanilla extract until firm peaks form.

Ca Phe Trung (Vietnam)

Originating in Bac Xiu, Vietnam, Ca Phe Trung is a unique and exotic coffee drink that combines three different cultures- the French colonial influence, the Chinatown culture of Saigon, and traditional Vietnamese flavors.

It consists of sweetened and condensed milk freshly brewed over strong Espresso, which then beats vigorously until it forms an airy custard.

The process for making this luxurious beverage starts with adding ½ to 1 tablespoon of finely ground robusta beans covered with two tablespoons each of egg yolk, granulated sugar, and sweetened condensed milk in a mug or glass bowl.

To combine all ingredients properly, they are whisked while hot water is continuously added until they form a frothy mix known as "bitter sea lake" (Ca Mat Lon).

Scandinavian Egg Coffee (Sweden/Norway)

Scandinavian Egg Coffee – or also referred to as "Egg Coffee" - originated in Norway during the 1800s and has since become a traditional holiday drink throughout Sweden and Norway.

This unique coffee beverage is made from coarsely ground robusta beans, beaten egg whites, cold water, and sugar. When stirred together, the eggs are added to boiling hot water, which helps create a thick, hearty head of foam.

Cafezinho (Brazil)

Cafezinho, also known as Brazilian Coffee, is a type of espresso-like Coffee invented in the late 19th century. The "cafezinho" means "small coffee" and maintains its traditional name despite now being served around Brazil's bustling cafes since then.

It is prepared with finely powdered modelo grind, roasted coffee beans, and boiled water using a small aluminum or metal filter cup called the cupelo. Its flavor profile has notes of bittersweet chocolate, nuttiness, and caramel sweetness that create a truly unique taste that cannot be duplicated by any other coffee preparation method.

Qahwa (Saudi Arabia)

It is an exotic coffee-based drink native to the Middle East that has been enjoyed for centuries. Traditionally made with freshly ground Coffee flavored with saffron and cardamom, Qahwa offers a unique flavor profile distinct from other coffees consumed worldwide.

The cultural significance of Qahwa to Saudi Arabia cannot be overlooked, as it serves both ceremonial and social functions across many segments of society there. It can be found at every event ranging from family gatherings to business negotiations, where it is sipped slowly after meals are finished as a sign of gratitude.

Cafe De Olla (Mexico)

Cafe de Olla is a type of spiced coffee drink that has been part of the Mexican coffee ritual for centuries. It is popular due to its unique flavor and preparation method – freshly ground Coffee, cinnamon, piloncillo (unrefined cane sugar), and brewed in a clay pot, creating an extraordinary tasting experience.

This traditional Middle American recipe has survived throughout history as it was believed by Ancient Mayans to have magical powers allowing gods to speak directly with their followers when consumed.

Although there are many international variations on this classic drink, Mexico still holds the title of being one of the original creators of this special beverage, specifically made from locally-grown ingredients such as beans from the Michoacan region.

Pharisäer Kaffee (Germany)

Pharisäer Kaffee, also called German Thief's Coffee, is one of Germany's most popular types of specialty coffee. This unique brew originates from northern Germany and typically consists of hot Coffee made with two shots of Espresso combined with a mixture of honey, sugar, and rum.

The two shots are added together into a heated glass mug while they are brewing. Before serving, whipped cream is usually spooned on top for an extra special touch. As its name implies, Pharisäer Kaffee can be traced back to the country's religious diversity during the 1800s when different subgroups drank it before or after church services.

Yuanyang (Hong Kong)

Yuanyang is a unique type of coffee drink that originated in Hong Kong. The traditional version consists of equal parts black tea and Espresso, which are then sweetened with condensed milk.

This particular recipe has been popularized in recent years thanks to its strangely addictive flavor profile: sweet from the condensed milk and full-bodied from the blend of Espresso and strong black tea.

Cafe Touba (Senegal)

Known as one of the 16 unique and exotic coffee drinks that will take you worldwide, Cafe Touba is a mysterious coffee originating in Senegal. It is made up of robusta or Arabica beans, which are roasted before they're broken into small pieces steeped with cloves and black pepper.

Making your own Cafe Touba couldn't be easier – simply dry grind some clove buds and milled pepper to mix together with grounded roast beans before boiling until the desired flavor is achieved.

Cafe Lagrima (Argentina)

An exclusive coffee experience originating in Argentina, Cafe Lagrima is a unique and exotic coffee drink that takes the consumer on an enchanting sensory journey. This classic Argentinian hot beverage combines freshly ground espresso beans with orange peel, sugar, eggs, and spices like cardamom, cinnamon, and nutmeg for added flavor.
The sweetened condensed milk used makes it incredibly rich, giving it a pleasant aroma that has been popular throughout many generations of Argentinians for centuries.

Espresso Romano (Italy)

Espresso Romano is a traditional Italian coffee drink made with Espresso and fresh lemon peel. To make it, one needs to start by creating a shot of Espresso in the usual way - grinding freshly roasted beans, tamping the grounds into the portafilter, and then pulling a shot of Espresso directly into a cup.

Once pulled, simply take one thin strip of fresh lemon peel and hold it against the side of each demitasse as you pour sugar overtop into each cup until both are coated in granules. Then add your shot of Espresso to each cup (roughly one ounce per cup).

Kopi Joss (Indonesia)

Kopi Joss is an incredible hot beverage in Indonesia, brewed with Coffee and hot charcoal. It is a distinctive specialty that embraces the range of flavors this part of the world offers: bittersweet Coffee combined with an earthy smokiness from the charcoal.
This combination gives Kopi Joss its unique taste profile, making it stand out above all other types of coffee drinks.

Kopi Joss is popular among locals and tourists for more than just its arousing taste; it's also considered a traditional drink by many Indonesians who consider it as more than just a mere caffeine source - something that helps them stay connected to their port heritage and cultural values.

Ipoh White Coffee (Malaysia)

Ipoh White Coffee is a traditional specialty coffee originating in Ipoh, Malaysia. It has been around since the 1930s and has since become a popular drink there due to its unique taste profile.

The white color of the brewed Coffee comes from blending roasts of robusta beans with margarine or butter and sweetened condensed milk, giving it an intense aroma and flavor that is more distinct than many other types of Coffee.

Oliang (Thailand)

Oliang is a unique and authentically Thai coffee drink that has been popular in the country for many years. It's an iced beverage made with robusta beans, roasted grains, sugar cane, and various spices, including cardamom and cinnamon for flavor.
The ingredients are blended together to create a sweet yet fragrant chilled espresso shot which is served over local ice cubes.

The Mazagran (Portugal)

Originating in Portugal hundreds of years ago, the Mazagran coffee drink is a type of cold brew typically served with ice and a splash of tonic water. According to some experts, its appeal lies in its refreshing taste – a result of an unlikely mix that includes strong Espresso or black Coffee, tonic water, and lemon juice.

Mazagran's key ingredients are brewed Coffee (usually Espresso), fresh lemon juice, and tonic water. Although often served over crushed ice, variations may contain everything from rum to mint syrup, depending on the region or preference.
This unique beverage has made its way around Europe since it was first invented in Portugal. Several versions of the same recipe feature exotic flavors such as cinnamon and orange blossom.

Bica (Portugal)

Bica is one of the defining features of the Portuguese coffee culture. It's a type of Espresso that's especially popular in Lisbon but can be found all over Portugal. Bica originated during WWII when restrictions on food and water forced people to turn to Coffee as an alternative energy source.

When it comes to taste, bica packs more punch than other coffees. The shot uses less water under high-pressure steam, resulting in a crema or foam layer rising from the darker-than-average roasted beans, creating a strong flavourful punch that lingers at the back of your throat after every sip.

Galao (Portugal)

Galao, originating from Portugal, is an aromatic coffee drink that evokes the distinct flavors of European culture. It is often compared to cappuccino and latte but has a lighter texture which results from its combination of Espresso topped with foamy milk.

Galao is usually served in tall glasses and sometimes comes with flavored syrup for additional sweetness. The thick layer of foam on top distinguishes it from other similar coffee drinks, like latte and cappuccino.

Tracing back centuries ago, this classic Portuguese Coffee originated during the era of maritime trade between India and Europe. This maritime voyage brought exotic spices to local markets and trading outposts at ports in Southern Portugal, such as Setubal or Lisboa (Lisbon).

Asiatico (Spain)

Asiatico is one of the unique coffee drinks that originates from Spain. In the eighteenth century, it was consumed by individuals who could afford its luxurious ingredients, with cacao at their disposal and heated honey-sweetened milk as a base.

The drink consists of Espresso served over steamed milk, combined with just a hint of ground cinnamon and nutmeg before cocoa powder sprinkled on top finishes off this delightful beverage.

What makes Asiatico so special compared to other coffees mentioned in the article is that it can adapt to varied palettes due to its flexibility for different amounts of dairy or syrup added - allowing coffee drinkers to customize each cup according to taste preferences.

Freddo (Greece)

Freddo is a unique type of Greek coffee recipe that has quickly become one of the most popular options for Greek-style coffee drinkers across Europe. This cold brew method involves frothing milk, Espresso, and sugar with an espresso machine until it is smooth and creamy.

The exact origin of Freddo is somewhat disputed among experts in the field. However, some believe it was first created in the early 1980s on the Mediterranean island of Zakynthos near Athens.

It quickly gained popularity by word-of-mouth as travelers came through and spread knowledge about this delicious new creation.

Espresso Yen (Thailand)

Espresso Yen is an exquisite brunch of Coffee indigenous to Thailand. This unique espresso drink has captivated and invigorated many people's palates in Southeast Asia and beyond.

Originating from the northern region, Espresso Yen combines a selection of Thai ingredients such as wild quinine flowers, Thai green-leaf tea, esrog (citrus) peel oils, forsythia fruit pieces, and fragrant grains amid vanilla flavors.

The brewing process follows ancient parameters that include roasted grain type — usually wheat or corn — first ground using mortar and pestle before it's steeped in hot water until thickened like melted cheese sauce at low


The world of Coffee is vast and diverse, with an endless variety of unique and exotic flavors, brewing techniques, and regional customs. Trying different types of coffees from around the world can be a truly enriching experience as it takes you on a gastronomical journey filled with cultural appreciation.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How Many Types Of Coffee Drinks Are There?

When it comes to Coffee, there is a wide range of coffee drinks available around the world. In total, there are estimated to be around 120 different coffee types that make up various cultures and flavors - across all three major categories: Coffee, Espresso, and not-coffee (such as hot tea).

While some choices like lattes or cappuccinos may be familiar, others will often be regional variations with unique brewing methods. For example, Cascara Coffee which originates from Nicaragua requires a specialty brewing process using dried fruit rather than beans -. In contrast, cafes in Argentina often serve traditional Cafés Lagrima giving a take on Espresso shots by adding sweet condensed milk.

Can I Make My Specialty Coffees At Home?

Making your specialty coffee drinks at home has never been easier. You can craft cafe-quality beverages that rival even the most sophisticated drinks with the right equipment and ingredients.

To start out, you will need high-quality beans ground to a consistent size for even flavor extraction during brewing. When it comes to brewing methods, there is no shortage of options.

You can go with the classic French press or espresso machine if making brewed Coffee is what you are after, or try cold brew or pour-over coffees like V60 or AeroPress for specialty flavors if iced coffees are more up your alley.

How Do I Choose Which Espresso Type To Use For A Particular Recipe Or Drink?

Choosing the right type of Espresso for a recipe or drink can make all the difference in its flavor and strength. Understanding espresso roast levels, milk frothing techniques, coffee bean varieties, shot sizes, and other variables that will affect your final drink results is important.

Coffee bean variety is one of many factors that influence espresso flavor. Arabica beans are often used as they have mild aromas and flavors compared to Robusta beans, which provide more caffeine and earthy notes.

Are All Coffees Available In All Countries?

No. Coffees are not equally available worldwide; certain coffee varieties can be harder to find than others depending on climate, geography, and cultural differences between countries.

For instance, robusta beans often grow in hotter regions of the world, such as parts of Africa and India. In contrast, arabica beans are likelier to appear in cooler climates, including Central America or East Asia.

Regional preferences may also affect what type of Coffee becomes popular in a specific country; for example, espresso-based drinks have been widely adopted throughout Italy, but other countries may have different cultural favorites, such as French Press or Pour Over Coffee.

Is It Possible To Make Variations On My Favorite Type Of Coffee Drink At Home?

Absolutely. While there are dozens of delicious coffee drinks to choose from, you don't have to limit yourself. Making variations on your favorite types of Coffee is a great way to personalize your caffeine experience and get creative with the brewing process.

Does Drinking More Than One Type Of Specialty Coffee Have Any Health Benefits?

The health benefits associated with coffee consumption are well documented. Studies suggest that regular coffee consumption can help reduce tiredness, increase energy levels, and provide various antioxidants beneficial for fighting disease.

Though it is not specifically verified if drinking more than one type of specialty coffee has greater health benefits than consuming only one type, incorporating some variety in your diet may be helpful.

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