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The strangest types of coffee that you should be trying

Coffee is the beverage of choice for most of the population. That shot of caffeine at the start of the day is the perfect remedy for anyone feeling sluggish after they get out of bed, but it’s also a delicious drink for later in the day. Whether you love homemade pumpkin spice lattes or a strong and bitter dark brew, coffee is a drink for everyone to enjoy. So in this article, we’re going to try and spice up your habit with some strange coffee suggestions that are actually consumed around the world.



Irish Coffee

What do the Irish do differently with their coffee? Add whiskey! An Irish coffee combines coffee and whiskey into a single beverage, making for a potent concoction that will keep you going for the rest of the day. It involves mixing a shot of whiskey (or more, if you want) into a cup of coffee with sugar to taste. If you’re making it as an after-dinner drink, then a bit of whipped cream on top can add a bit of extra texture.
Espresso Romano

Espresso Romano is an Italian coffee that isn’t actually that far fetched and is quite clever. It essentially involves adding a slice of lemon to a shot of espresso. The idea is to offset the bitterness of the coffee with some acidity from the lemon. As you may have noticed, this idea falls apart if you use high-altitude beans that generally have a more acidic flavor. In Italy, coffee is often quite bitter due to the beans they use, meaning this is a technique that makes a lot of sense for new coffee drinkers in Italy.
Kopi Luwak

We can’t make a list of strange coffees without mentioning the infamous Kopi Luwak. This is the name given to a special type of bean that is first eaten by a cat-like creature known as a civet, then pooped out and cleaned. The unique digestive system inside of the civet causes the coffee bean to change, resulting in a tasty new brew. Perhaps this is why Kopi Luwak is known as cat poop coffee to most coffee enthusiasts. Despite the rather gross-sounding source of Kopi Luwak, it’s certainly one of the most unique and flavourful brews of coffee that can be found on earth.
Yuenyeung

Yuenyueng is somewhat up for debate since it’s not truly just a coffee. Instead, it’s a mix of 3 parts coffee and 7 parts of Hong Kong-style milk tea. It’s served either hot or cold and is extremely popular in its origin country as a beverage for any time of day. The coffee used is often quite bitter with the milk tea offsetting this with copious amounts of sugar. To make Hong Kong-style milk tea, condensed milk is used instead of regular milk for a more creamy texture and appearance. Of course, you can always adjust the amount of coffee and milk to make it more to your liking.

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