The inventors of Cold Drip Coffee, called Dutch 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 Dutch coffee farms were founded.
- At the beginning of the 17th century, trade began to develop and more and more coffee bags arrived in Amsterdam.
- 1663 opened the first coffee house in Amsterdam and The Hague.
- In 1699 coffee plants were brought to Batavia, the former capital of today’s Indonesia.
- From there coffee was spread to the islands Java, Sumatra and Bali and other countries.
- After a few years, the Dutch were the largest coffee vendor in Europe.
- With the East Indian and West Indian Trading Company they spread their trade interests correspondingly.
- Since the Dutch did not want to forgo their coffee in the 17th century when traveling to their colonies without electricity, they invented the Cold Drip Coffee, which is also called “Dutch Coffee”. Read more here.
- Today the Dutch are ranked 3rd in the European coffee drinkers with 2.7 cups per day.
- They also like to drink a cup of filter coffee in front of the TV after dinner, to make the eight o’clock news more digestible 😉
Dutch Coffee: Preparation
“Wrong Coffee” is originally the Dutch name for a cup of filter coffee with lots of milk – a 1:1 milk coffee. Today you can also get it with an espresso instead of the filter coffee. It is served in a glass. The coffee is “wrong” because it is traditionally drunk only with a dash of milk (wolkje)
- 1 jug of hot, strong coffee
- 12 tsp of egg liqueur
- Fresh whipped cream
- Cocoa powder for decorating
Brew a jar of strong coffee. Spread the egg liqueur into 4 glasses or cups. Pour the hot coffee over the egg liqueur and a generous amount of cream on top of it. Sprinkle with some cocoa powder and serve. It is drunk layer by layer.
Advocaat / egg liqueur originates from the Antilles and Brazil and was originally made from avocados, cane sugar and rum (abacate). When the drink reached the Netherlands, avocados were replaced by eggs because avocados were not available in the Netherlands.
Dutch Coffee is Cold Drip Coffee – ice cold water is dripped over freshly ground coffee between 3.5 – 12 hours. There are also special coffee makers, which are also very decorative. The coffee tastes more complex with this method and contains more caffeine.
eiskaltes Wasser wird über frisch gemahlenen Kaffee zwischen 3,5 – 12 Stunden getropft. Dazu gibt es spezielle Kaffeebereiter, die auch noch sehr dekorativ sind. Der Kaffee wird durch die Methode geschmacklich komplexer und enthält mehr Koffein.
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