Danish Coffee – preferably at home

Danish Coffee – preferably at home

On the 6th of May, Danish coffee is celebrated – on the National Coffee Day.
  • The Danes drink with 863 cups far more than we Germans with 675 cups a year!
  • This is 280 mg of caffeine a day.
  • 32 % of Danes drink more than 5 cups of coffee a day. That’s about 400 mg of caffeine.
  • The Scandinavians drink their coffee at home classic brewed or filtered, traditionally rather brightly roasted.
  • French press is also widespread.
  • Danes prefer to drink their coffee black without sugar and milk.
  • On the drinks menu you will even find an aftenkaffe (evening coffee)
  • The proportion of decaffeinated coffee is negligible with less than 0.5 %

Through the love of coffee, it is not surprising that the Danes also have their own Danish coffee creations.


Danish coffee
  • Danish coffee is a mix of 1 cup hot coffee, 2 tsp sugar, 1 clove, 1 cinnamon stick, 2 tbsp rum.
  • For Danish coffee add hot coffee into a pot on a stove, mix with sugar, add clove, cinnamon stick and rum, leave it for maximum 2 hours.
  • Pour hot coffee into glasses and enjoy your Danish coffee


Danish Coffee mug

  • originating in the western region of Jutland.
  • It consists of af mix of coffee and snaps.
  • A popular way to mix it is to put a coin in the bottom of a coffee cup and pour in coffee until the coin is no longer visible.
  • Then pour the snaps in until the coin can be seen again through the diluted coffee.

… and who is looking for good cafes in Copenhagen, let me take you on a coffee tour in Copenhagen
Hera also a list of coffee roaster in Denmark:

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