Coffee is about the most varied beverage in the world. Every culture has its recipes for roasting and there spins on brewing. We are coffee lovers so a trip abroad would be amiss without a trip to a local coffee shop. A local cafe showcases the community t represents. It’s a great way to experience some of the local customs and mannerisms and even fashion, while enjoying the taste and aroma of the drink before you. This goes for tea drinkers also.
Let’s head to Vienna. Besides being one of the most beautiful cities in the world, it is also a fine arts hub as well. Vienna has produced the likes of Hummel, Strauss, Beethoven, and Mozart among many others. You will find huge concert halls and Coffee shops with piano music and of course Viennese Coffee.
Coffee culture is pretty serious here. The claim to fame is some 40 plus variations of the cultural staple. Some are rebranded from other places in the world but do not suggest that to a Viennese person! Not a way to make friends.
- 3/4 cup whipping cream
- 12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
- 12 cups freshly brewed coffee
- Whipped cream
- Ground cinnamon
Bring 3/4 cup cream to simmer in a large saucepan. Reduce heat to low. Add chocolate and stir until melted and smooth. Gradually whisk in coffee. Ladle coffee mixture into cups. Top with dollops of whipped cream. Sprinkle cream with cinnamon and serve.