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Coffee Recipes - Traditional Ways to Brew Coffee

Coffee Recipes - Traditional Ways to Brew Coffee


There are many ways today when it comes to how to make coffee and many coffee recipes.

It is famous worldwide, with many countries and cultures putting their delicious twist and spin in it. No one is really sure where or when coffee first originated from, but that doesn’t stop countries and cultures from claiming to create it.

Ethiopia and the Arabian Peninsula are places that claim to create the drink we all can’t seem to go without most mornings. Here are some of the most popular versions of coffee today.

Ethiopian Coffee Recipes

Ethiopian Coffee

What better place to start than what many consider the birthplace of coffee, Ethiopia. In Ethiopia, they are known for performing an Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony. This ceremony can take up to two hours and is a long-standing tradition of the Ethiopian people.

If you’re wondering how to make coffee, this is where it all began. Firstly, it starts with a woman washing and roasting the beans. After doing that, she focuses on burning the beans to a medium brew.

This ceremony is historical and a big part of Ethiopians cultural identity and is essentially a social event focused on spending time with friends and relatives and drinking coffee.

Irish Coffee

Irish coffee recipes are simple. It is a cocktail that is made up of more than just coffee. This drink consists of Irish Whiskey, sugar, and coffee, topped off with cream.

Several people have claimed to have created it, dating back almost over 100 years ago.

Today’s version is attributed to a man named Joe Sheridan, the head chef at Foynes Airbase in Ireland. He started to add Whiskey to some of the passenger’s coffee which later on came to be the drink we know today.

To make this drink, it is as simple as pouring a whiskey and one teaspoon of sugar into coffee, stirring it, then topping it off with cream.

Turkish coffee

Turkish coffee

Next up on our coffee journey takes us to Turkey. Turkey has a long and rich history of making coffee, sharing similar brewing practices to those such as middle eastern countries. Here is how to make coffee, just like the Turkish people have been down for hundreds of years

You start by grinding the coffee beans to an excellent powder and then adding them to a traditional Turkish pot called a cezve, and then sugar is added to the degree of sweetness one desires.

Back in the days of the Ottoman Empire, this robust coffee was banned as it was considered a drug. Eventually, however, the ban was lifted due to how popular the drink was.

Greek coffee

Have you ever wondered how to make coffee like the Greeks? They are next on our coffee journey around the world. Greek coffee wasn’t always named this. Up until the 1970s, they referred to their coffee as Turkish coffee.

After political relations were soured by turkey invading Cyprus, the Greek people permanently changed the Turkish name coffee to Greek coffee, as the ‘politically correct term. Greek coffee is similarly made to Turkish with a fine powder required to produce the desired flavor.

A fun fact about Greek coffee is after it has been drunk, and then all that’s left in the cup are the grounds, “coffee readers” will interpret the image left by the feet to tell one’s fortune.