Novel Ways To Order Coffee Overseas

Novel Ways To Order Coffee Overseas

Any Australian who has travelled knows that you can confuse most baristas by ordering that Aussie classic, the flat white. This infographic rounds up unusual coffee options from countries around the world.

Assembled by bargain travel site Cheapflights, it covers everything from established Italian classics such as the Ristretto to odder options like the Wiener Melange, which includes an egg white. There are also random facts about coffee consumption in each country. Check out the full version below.

[via Business Insider]


  • Foam on top of a flat white? Yes the UK continues to bastardize coffee – almost any espresso with milk is indistinguishable from any other. In chain outlets it’s an expensive way of ordering an identically prepared latte, so essentially a price discriminator (like Fair Trade beans) rather than an indicator of quality.

    Plus they have too many cafes where they actually serve the coffee in glasses layered as shown in such diagrams. “The customers expect it that way”.

    • Agree, the diagram shows a Latté but never calls it one. Aussie flat white is; 4/5’s espresso single shot, 1/5 milk not heated. Everywhere I’ve seen it ordered it is basically the same version you make with instant coffee at home (or Office) when you don’t have anything but a water boiler/kettle.
      Also… any real Aussie coffee has to be drunk through a Tim Tam?

      • Both you and the infographic are incorrect, though you’re closer to the truth.

        The article shows a café latte in place of the flat white, however a flat white is a shot of espresso, topped with hot milk, not black coffee with a dash of milk as you claim. Many cafés steam the milk to get it up to serving temperature, however they do so in such a way to avoid texturing it.

        A latte has a shot of espresso topped with steamed, textured milk, giving it a creamier consistency than the “flat” flat white.

  • Next time you’re in Greece give a ‘Cappuccino Fredo’ a go. It’s a tall glass with two shots of espresso with some sugar over lots of ice topped with an equivalent amount of whipped evaporated milk. Sounds odd, but really tasty.

  • Am I right in saying the “Ca Phe Da” from Vietnam is an iced long black? I found those to be one of the best ways to prepare coffee. I cant seem to get even close to replicating them back home. Drinking Vietnamese coffee was probably my favourite thing to do in that country.

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