25 Unique Coffee Experiences From Around the World - Ethiopia & Pakistan

Various coffee experiences of different authors around the world


3. Coffee from Ethiopia.

Ethiopia is the birthplace of coffee and it’s one of the best places in the world to experience the incredible beverage. Walking down the streets of Addis Ababa your nose will get blasted by a sensational aroma of roasting beans, and that’s when you know it’s time have another cup. Traditional Ethiopian coffee is served black, with an optional amount of sugar (many locals like it very sweet). It’s strong and sharp, but smooth with little trace of acidity. Coffee in Ethiopia is often paired with crispy popcorn, which I think, makes the perfect coffee snack. I couldn’t resist having a cup of coffee every few hours while traveling in Ethiopia!


Mark Wiens (Migration Mark) – a travel foodie of Migrationology. In 2008 he set out traveling and he has been able find a sustainable approach to living this lifestyle, eating all sort of amazing food, and gaining invaluable cultural and life experiences. He grew up traveling the world with his family and returned to the United States to attend university. After graduating, Ihedecided to continue what he loved most: traveling the world, learning about other cultures, and eating local food.


4. Coffee from Pakistan.


Coffee is a relatively recent introduction to the Pakistani diet. As with most of South Asia, the nation is obsessed with sweet, strong, milky tea. Furthermore, Pakistani society is overall more traditional than Indian society, so with a handful of exceptions, Pakistanis wouldn’t dream of substituting their morning chai for a coffee hit. Coffee, where it does exist, is usually of the Nescafe variety. Most urbane Pakistanis have romantic associations with the drink; a warm cup of milky coffee on a cold winter’s night, love blossoming between young couples in city cafes over a warm mug or two. The cafes of the cities aim for the high-class, sit-down espresso lounge boutique experience, and open from lunch until late – they usually close after midnight. If anyone in Pakistan drinks coffee in morning, they would probably have it at home – and it would probably be of the Nescafe 3-in-1 (coffee/milk powder/sugar) variety. Alternatively, in upmarket shopping areas, you can find coffee-wallah, or ‘coffee maker’, accompanied by a milk-steaming machine. The steam wand is usually crusted with burnt milk, and the contraption does not feature espresso filters. The machine will be stacked high with Nestle Milk Pak cartons (UHT milk), plus a large jar of Nescafe Matinal, a jar of sugar, and sometimes Cadbury Drinking Chocolate and a small carton of thick pouring cream. The milk is steamed with a spoonful of instant coffee in the jug and poured into disposable cups. Sugar is then added if desired, and the drink is finished off with a dusting of chocolate powder and a swirl of the cream. This ‘desi coffee’, or ‘local coffee’, is popular in northern cities such as Lahore, Islamabad and Rawalpindi, where the winter nights are cold. Stalls stay open into the night, and locals pull up on their motorbikes after a movie or with a bunch of friends for a hot cup of coffee by the roadside. By UrbanDuniya.com ./etramping.com