Coffee has become synonymous to almost every human emotion. A day going bad is fixed by coffee, celebration marks coffee, the beverage that goes while reading books is coffee, and, of course, the worst hangovers, that won’t let you even bat an eye in the morning, are fixed by coffee!
If you ask hardcore coffee drinkers, they would describe a cup of coffee in the most biblical, and bewitching way.
There are numerous stories about the origin of coffee, but the amazing part is that we were blessed by this revolutionary beverage and we, indeed, make the best use of it. Multitudes of people resort to coffee after a long day as it stimulates brain activity and boosts energy.
Here we bring to you the places where coffee is celebrated like that every occasion as when it was discovered to help you make this scared pilgrimage and taste the elixir yourself. The list is one divine path every coffee-addict needs to follow to attain salvation!
- Vienna, Austria
Crowned as the ‘Coffee Capital of the World’, Vienna has said to invent the process of filtering coffee. Housing some of the most beautiful cafés in the world, its coffee culture has been appreciated even by UNESCO. Coffee consumption isn’t some regular routine that people in Vienna just follow, they have carefully bred it with coffee shops being a haven for exchanging creative ideas and reading.
Although vintage Viennese cafes are being forced to compete with novel outlets like Starbucks, people of Vienna staunchly support their culture and aim at preservation of their magnificent cafes. Beyond cappuccinos and macchiatos, their menu enlists some locally brewed coffees such as Kleiner Schwarzer, Kleiner brauner, and kapuziner.
- Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne’s coffee culture goes way beyond the flat whites, as devoted customers of the city pay handsomely to try different flavours, pushing the café outlets towards innovation. With celebrated café outlets namely Seven Seeds, Proud Mary, and Patricia Coffee Brewers, Melbourne throbs with coffee connoisseurs. Melbourne also cultivates hipster culture with its Wide Open Road Café and we believe no traveller should miss experiencing that!
- Rome, Italy
Hail the country that gave us espresso, cappuccino, and macchiato! Some of the indigenous coffee flavours you will spot on the Italian menu include, Caffe Doppio, which is quite stronger than your regular coffee, Caffe Cornetto, which includes a tinge of alcohol such as Grappa, and Caffe Lungo, which is served in a comparatively larger cup with more proportion of water in it, among many. Italy has been cultivating and brewing coffee since ages, and it is totally worth pulling the gates of its splendid cafes!
- Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik is a small state in Iceland, its meagre inhabitants run on caffeine fuel. Therefore, they have the most coffee consumption per capita which is said to be driven by their extremism. This small city is dispersed by an eight-branch coffee outlet – Kafittar.
These places often serve as social hubs where creative ideas are exchanged, and travellers get acquainted with the city’s history instead of just a regular go-to place before work. Scandinavians are said to drink as much as up to 8-9 cups of coffee in a day. The city also has a place named Kaffismioja Islands, where on-site roasting is done to retain the splendid taste and quality.
- Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Accounted as the fifth largest producer of coffee, this list cannot conclude without its mention. Coffee and the Ethiopian culture are inseparable. More than half of the population of the country is involved in coffee cultivation and brewing. It is believed that coffee has been originated in Ethiopia in the 9th century and it was this place which gave the world Arabica and Robusta. The country’s economy largely depends on coffee exports, and its long history with coffee brewery has given the country an unmistakably superior quality of coffee. The country is flocked with high class cafes including Tomoca and Mokarar.
For all the coffee lovers who understand that there is more to coffee than just taste, aforementioned are the places to resort to for a heavenly cuppa! The magnificent history and art of these places will leave you awestruck, as the jaw dropping coffee will have its mesmerising effect on you!
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