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Coffee Culture Around the World
Coffee is one thing almost everyone around the world can agree upon, it is that much of a global phenomenon. All across the globe, people sip coffee throughout the day either for its health benefits or for the social customs it has blended into. There are dozens of coffee "cultures" that are fascinating.

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Italy

Cappuccino is only made in the morning. Highly concentrated espresso is served in small, ceramic cups, and almost taken as a shot of alcohol. Sometimes, a slice of lemon is rubbed around the edge o...

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Mexico

In Mexico, coffee is served throughout the day.

Called “café de olla” in Spanish, this traditional drink is brewed in individual earthenware pots filled with cinnamon sticks. This aromatic co...

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Saudi Arabia

Coffee comes with serious etiquette, including serving the oldest in the group first.

Saudi coffee (called “kahwa”) is dark, horrendously bitter, and flavored with cardamom. The coffee is usu...

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Turkey

Turkish coffee is actually treated like a dessert rather than a morning energizer.

Usually served after dinner with some kind of chewy candy, Turk Kahvesi is brewed in a copper pot and is abs...

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Ethiopia

Over several hours, the coffee, which is called “buna” in Ethiopia is brewed in special carafes then poured from on high over cups without spilling a drop. Traditionally, the coffee is flavored wit...

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Indonesia

There is something in Indonesia called “kopi luwak.” The kopi beans must first pass through the digestive tract of a civet. The beans are harvested from the civet’s droppings then roasted.&nbs...

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Denmark

The demand for coffee in Denmark is so high, that you can find packed cafes with people all sitting steaming cups of “Kaffee”.

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The way coffee is prepared matters

  • Roasting reduces the number of chlorogenic acids, but other antioxidant compounds are formed.
  • Instant coffee may not have the same health benefits.
  • The oil in boiled coffee has cafestol and kahweol, compounds known to raise LDL, the bad cholesterol, and slightly lower HDL, the good cholesterol. However, the clinical significance of such small increases in cholesterol may be questionable.

Coffee and caffeine

  • A typical 12-ounce serving of drip coffee has 200 milligrams of caffeine.
  • Instant coffee has 140 milligrams of caffeine.
  • Espresso has the highest concentration of caffeine, 70 milligrams per one-ounce shot, but is consumed in smaller quantities.
  • Brewed decaf has caffeine too - about 8 milligrams.
  • Some people have a genetic variant that slows their metabolism for caffeine and keeps them awake deep into the night.

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Matcha

More and more people are nowadays consuming matcha for both its herbal flavor and health benefits.

Matcha became known in the 11th century when Buddhist monks started using it in order to...

Matcha and its health benefits

Drinking matcha has plenty of benefits, according to the studies made on the topic:

  • it provides beneficial antioxidants as well as polyphenols
  • it has many active components that are good for your brain health
  • it can reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease
  • it cuts inflammation
  • it slays viruses
  • it can lower the risk of liver disease as well as the one of prostate cancer
  • it reduces anxiety and improves focus
  • it stimulates the memory
  • it simulates and calms the nervous system at the same time.

The taste of matcha

Everybody who has ever tried matcha will agree on the following: its taste is hard to define.

And this is precisely what makes matcha so special. It is said to feel as a mix of wine, while at the same time tasting a bit floral and bitter.

Customizing your coffee

Coffee is worldwide famous for its flavor, smell and energetic effect. According to experts, however, the real coffee has only one flavor, without any added cream or sugar and, above all, without b...

The true meaning of coffee

Coffee is, for most of us, a synonym for starting our day, getting the energy in order to work hard, being able to think, to dream. 

Coffee is so much more than just a hot or warm drink. Coffee is for the adults who do their best to be efficient at work, but also a drink that runs in the family and connects individuals.

The power of coffee

Throughout your life, you tried, at some point or another, coffee. And you came, undoubtedly, to the conclusion that coffee is miraculous. 

And it is indeed: coffee enables you to start over again and to carry on, no matter how old or tired you are. After all, this is coffee we are talking about.