Korea

The Italians of Asia The first cup of coffee was served in South Korea in September 1886 to American diplomats. The whole story here. In 1896 the Korean emperor Gojong was the first Korean to drink coffee and fall in love with it. It was not until the 20th century …

Canada

Canadians are among the world’s biggest coffee consumer. Back in the days, tea was drunk mainly due to British immigrants. After the Second World War, returnees brought with them the highly developed coffee tradition of Europe and “Americanized” them. Today, coffee is considered trendy. No wonder, then, that hip cafes …

Myanmar

Rarities Coffee In 1885, the first British missionaries began cultivating coffee plants in the Shan and Kayin area. The potential for high-quality coffee is great because of the soil that is not contaminated with chemicals. The most famous plantations are today at Pyin Oo Lwin, the former Mymyo. More can …

Belize

All Organic As a neighboring country of Mexico and Guatemala, coffee is grown here in organic quality in the rainforest of the western Gullon Jug Estate. Other cultivation areas are, e.g. in the southern Belcampo. Here you can even visit the farm. Bowen and his farm manager planted coffee from …

Morocco

Tea is the national drink in Morocco, but in urban cafés more coffee is drunk. Moroccan coffee house culture is a male empire. Visitors talk about business while they enjoy a coffee or tea. Women, on the other hand, are more likely to meet at “coffee time” with friends at …

Sweden

Vice World Champion in coffee consumption The Swedish climate is too cold for the cultivation of coffee. This does not prevent the Swedes from consuming abundantly. 1685 came the first coffee to Sweden. At the beginning of the 18th century there were already more than 50 coffee houses in Stockholm. …

Evolution of Coffee Preparation

In the era of capsule machines and fully automatic coffee machines, one wonders how one could survive the day without it the last century or even millennia. From my contribution about the coffee history it is clear that coffee has a long history. Today I will take you on a …

Switzerland

Today, on the 1st of August, the Swiss celebrate their national holiday. A good occasion to see how our neighbors drink their coffee. First of all, some information: In the 17th century there were already coffee houses in Switzerland. The first were located in the border cantons of Geneva, Neuchâtel …

Netherlands

The inventors of Cold Drip Coffee For a long time, the Arab countries had the monopoly on coffee and brought it to Europe only in small (barren) quantities as a souvenir. In 1616, the Dutch managed to ship whole coffee plants from Mocha to Malaba in India, where the first …

Latte Art

Today it is about the milk in its most creative form – Latte Art For this purpose, a cappuccino is prepared in such a way that the infused milk results in a figure or image. They are formed in the classical manner by utilizing the flow of the milk foam …