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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 popular around the world, with many countries and cultures putting their own 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 laying their claim for creating it.

Ethiopia and the Arabian Peninsula are some of the 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 then what many consider the birthplace of coffee to be, Ethiopia. In Ethiopia, they are known for performing what is called 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 she has done that, she focuses on roasting the beans to a medium brew.

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

Irish Coffee

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

There are several people to 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, located in Ireland. It is said 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 when it comes to 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 down for hundreds of years

You start by grinding the coffee beans to a very fine 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 strong coffee was actually banned as it was considered a drug. Eventually however due to how popular the drink was the ban was lifted.

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 1970’s they referred to their coffee as Turkish coffee.

After political relations were soured by turkey invading Cyprus, the Greek people permanently changed the name Turkish 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 grounds to tell one’s fortune.