Coffee Around the World: Part I
There are almost as many ways to enjoy coffee as there are places to enjoy it. Let’s take a look around the world and see what’s brewing?
Among the biggest coffee drinkers in the world are the USA, France and Germany. They consume more than 60% of the world's coffee. But the Japanese are catching up, and they don’t just drink it. It’s also used for skin care in Japan, and by bathing in coffee grounds fermented with pineapple pulp they believe they can reduce wrinkles.
Turkish coffee is very different than the type most westerners are used to. For one thing it is thicker and sweeter than Western coffee. Turkish coffee is traditionally brewed in a circular brass pot called an ibrik.
The Bedouins generally serve coffee plain with ginger or cardamom. It has a yellow color and a very sweet taste. Sometimes ginger is added instead of cardamom.