Number 14 of the world’s largest coffee drinkers – Coffee in Slovenia has a long tradition
- Coffee has a long tradition dating back to the Ottomans.
- Even today, the coffee is brewed in Turkish.
- But as in many other countries, the third wave has reached Slovenia and specialty coffee is booming.
- You can find plenty of Third Wave Café recommendations in the capital Ljubljana. If you are interested, just check at Sprudge, European Coffee Trip or the-slovenia.com.
- Thus, it is not surprising that the Slovenes consume 5.8 kg of coffee per capita per year – just as much as the Italians.
- This puts them in 14th place worldwide among the world’s largest coffee drinkers.
- Incidentally, the next Coffee Festival takes place from 15.-17. March in Celje, in the east of Slovenia.
☕ Traditional Preparation
Turkish coffee has tradition here. Accordingly, you will find in every household mostly handcrafted Cezve, often from Bosnia or Serbia. And of course, everyone has a secret recipe and their own way of preparation. This starts with stirring, how often the coffee should boil up to the question of whether sugar comes into the water. Thanks to its proximity to Italy, espresso drinks are common and can be enjoyed in cafés at every corner.