While that is true, you may be surprised to learn that your go-to Venti Flat White is not American in it’s heritage. A number of those classic morning drinks come to your green-aproned baristas from all around the world - a macchiato is from Italy, a cafe au lait is French and your flat white is an Australian favorite.
Check out some of these recipes from around the world and spice up your morning routine
Try this twist on a traditional favorite. The espresso romano is a staple at Italian breakfasts and is simple to make. Brew one ounce of espresso and drop a fresh lemon slice in for the perfect pairing.
This German treat may be better suited for dessert than for breakfast. Start with your favorite dark roast. You’ll need one cup of chilled coffee which will be poured over two scoops of vanilla ice cream or gelato. You’ll top this sweet drink off with an espresso infused heavy whipping cream and some espresso beans for an impeccable garnish.
This Chinese classic blends the best of both worlds, making it perfect for coffee and tea lovers. Steep four bags of black tea in one cup of hot water. Stir in one can of sweetened condensed milk before topping with two cups of black coffee. The relaxing flavor of the milk tea blends with the bold notes of coffee, sure to wake you up for the day.
This Indian favorite blends together a shot of espresso, two frozen bananas and plain yogurt. Add in a little honey and a little cinnamon and top with ground almonds for a sweet twist on a morning smoothie.
Now if you’ve ever celebrated St. Paddy’s Day, you’ve probably given this classic a try. An Irish coffee can be made a few ways. The traditional recipe adds equal parts granulated sugar and brown sugar to six ounces of hot coffee. Pour in a splash of Irish whiskey and top with freshly whipped cream. If you like your coffee a little sweeter, substitute the Irish whiskey for some Bailey’s.
Brew four to six ounces of your favorite coffee. Once your cup is full, beat the coffee to create your desired amount of foam. Then pour the coffee and foam over top two tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk. Voila! You’ve got yourself a drink that looks just as good as it tastes.
Test out these new recipes of classic coffee drinks from around the world and let us know which is your favorite!