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European Coffee

European coffee

European coffee

European coffee has been around for centuries.  It was first discovered in Ethiopia.  Since then it has taken off as the most popular drink all over the world.  A lot of third world countries use coffee for trade income.  Thus, allowing exporting to the USA, Europe and many other countries. Coffee wasn’t widely accepted until it was blessed by the pope in the late 1600’s.  Europe has some of the finest coffeehouse in the world.  These coffeehouses were designed after Italy’s original idea in the late 1600’s.  Today there are many different types of coffee drinks that can keep a consumer wondering what is next.

A small piece of history shows that Venice, Italy is the place where European coffee was introduced to the world.  Since Italy was the front runner of the European coffee industry, they were responsible for today’s espresso and cappuccino.  This caused a major trade route for goods to and from North Africa and Europe.  Even though it was being trade in Italy for many years, it was the Dutch that started trading coffee in large amounts.  It is noted that in the 1700’s the Dutch provided Louis XIV with the first cup of coffee.  This in return caused for massive production of this product in Europe. Due to the bitterness, this is when sugar made the dinner table right next to the coffee.  In Germany, coffee became a regular occasion for consumption in the afternoon.   Also it was Germany that developed the decaffeinated coffee.  It was said that they managed to perfect it without losing the original taste of today’s coffee product.  Today’s cappuccino machines date back to 1946 where a man in Italy made the first machine.  Coffee today has since evolved from the primitive methods into a gourmet drink.  European coffee was also called the “penny drink”, this was due to the fact it only cost a penny to purchase a single cup.  It is often seen in so many varieties and flavors that choosing one might be difficult.  Europe was the beginning of a major coffee movement for many years.  European coffee is said to be the most diverse coffee in the world due to the many coffeehouses.  Today European coffee is available to everyone in the world via the World Wide Web.

With today’s types of coffee it can be a hard decision to walk into a coffeehouse and be able to select just one kind.  Most people use coffee in the morning wake up and have been doing so for many years.  There are many pros and cons for health issues surrounding coffee.  All of which are enough to confuse anyone.   As of 1990 coffee is considered to be second in world trade commodities to oil.  With that said Europe and the rest of the world have embraced it with open arms.  Coffee has been around for a long time.  It is the reason why most people function in the morning.  Coffee is only good in moderation as well.

34 Comments so far

  1. Alex   September 28, 2009 5:43 am

    I am not a fan of europe coffee or coffee of any kind. But as I heard, european coffee really is the best in the world.

    However, I am a cappucino fan. :D

  2. Zack   September 30, 2009 9:52 am

    And what is the best european coffee? I am really curious. As I heard, german coffee would be the best europe coffee.

  3. Doney   October 2, 2009 7:57 am

    Wow, this blog is powered only with good things: european chocolate, now this! european coffee! YES, it’s delicious! Nobody does a better coffee than europeans do. Europe Coffee ftw!

  4. Samuel   October 6, 2009 11:50 am

    My favorite european coffee is tchibo. I have also drank a great coffee in vienna, but I don’t remember its name.

    Europe Coffee is more natural.

  5. Looney   October 10, 2009 5:14 am

    European coffee seems tastier than coffee from other places. There IS a difference between coffees around the world, some are good in a way, while other may have other qualities.

    PS: interesting cofee picture :)

  6. Davola   November 5, 2009 4:00 am

    The best european coffe I have ever tasted was bought from Wien. I am not a hard coffe drinker, but I like to have a cup from time to time. Anyway, in comparison to the american coffe, the european coffee is way better.

  7. Melan   November 27, 2009 3:24 am

    Только недавно попал на Ваш блог, теперь каждое утро захожу глянуть, не написали ли чего новенького. :) К сожалению только Вы не каждый день свой сайт обновляете :(

  8. Werner   March 6, 2010 4:38 am

    Just came back from the states.
    Not really good (= worst) coffee there!
    But it’s not only the taste. It’s the way you drink coffee.
    In europe there is (well, was before starbucks came!) a kind of “culture” (?? sorry – my english isn’t that good) I hope you get what i mean…
    I don’t like coffee TO GO!
    Drinking coffee is more than just swallowing hot brown water with caffeine while driving the car or rushing to the office!

    I like to sit down in a nice Café (NO starbucks!), reading the newspaper, talking with friends, watching people or just relax and have my cup (made of china!!!! no paper or plastic thing!!!)

    And usually in europe you drink coffee – without any additional flavour.

  9. jacquelyn ljungqvist   September 8, 2010 6:40 am

    The most wonderful coffee I have drunk was in Cascais, Portugal. I wish I could have it imported. Coffee in the U.S. has a nasty flavor on the back of the tonge. If you don’t add cream or sugar it is just bad.

  10. Angie   December 19, 2010 4:45 pm

    I have had European coffee when I visited Germany and Switzerland and it was so good. I find it very interesting that the coffee use to be only a penny.
    Coffee is good in moderation and I have seen many health benefits of it. And it is even better for you if you have yourself a cup of decaf coffee!

  11. Ursula   January 9, 2011 1:19 pm

    I love Expressos and commend Italy for introducing it to us all. It just has a flavor that really pops.
    European Coffees really are the best. You have just not had any coffees or expressos until you have had true Euroepean ones.

  12. Vern   January 20, 2011 12:40 pm

    I never knew that cappuccino was that old. I just assumed that it was a new thing. I love cappuccino and have one every day to help get me going.
    I have never really been a huge fan of coffee. I think it is too overpowering. But the cappuccino is not and lends a nice flavor to my taste buds.

  13. achmed   March 6, 2011 8:18 am

    I don’t like European coffee at all. It has a bitter taste. Even if you put sugar you don’t get rid of that taste.
    Instead of European coffee I prefer European tea. It has a great flavor and it doesn’t have that bitter taste.

  14. Nevena   March 13, 2011 7:12 am

    i don’t know for America but here in Serbia we drink unfiltered coffee and it’s better than filtered.

  15. Violeta   March 13, 2011 12:53 pm

    I hadn’t known that coffee was discovered in Ethiopia. Interesting history of coffee you wrote here.
    Now there are so many different types of European coffee. When I go to drink a European coffee I don’t even know what to choose. There are so many items in their menu.

  16. Fine   March 15, 2011 7:57 am

    Italy is the place where European coffee was introduced to the world? Hm…This is an interesting fact. Maybe that’s why the best European coffee is found in Italy.
    I hadn’t known that espresso and cappuccino were invented in Italy. So…Italy is the ‘mother’ of European coffee :D

  17. Mike   March 20, 2011 11:56 am

    Coffee to me is coffee. It does not matter if it is European coffee or not. Maybe I say that because I am not a coffee lover at heart. I can drink coffee but can also leave it as well.

  18. Benito   March 20, 2011 1:06 pm

    European coffee is all I want in the morning. This way I have strength all the day. I can say that I’m addictive to caffeine.
    European coffee also has a good taste. I don’t fell that bitter taste of it.

  19. Shakira   March 27, 2011 10:39 am

    I believe that most of people when they wake up they must drink some European coffee. They can’t awake without a cup of coffee.
    I’m not so addicted to European coffee, but I like that diversity of flavors. Most of time when I go out I drink coffee. It reinvigorates me and I simply like its taste.

  20. Reader   April 8, 2011 3:12 am

    I like good coffee where ever it is from.
    In Brazil the small Cafezinho is simply great, most of the time. Here in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, there are at least 10 varieties of coffee made in different ways… so you can choose your particular pleasure carefully.

  21. tiesto   April 8, 2011 3:45 am

    I’m not a big drinker of European coffee. I don’t know to make the difference between different assortments of it. I only drink coffee when I feel a little tired. This way I can continue my work. Otherwise I wouldn’t like European coffee because it has that bitter taste.

  22. Lulu   April 17, 2011 1:49 am

    You wrote here some interesting facts about European coffee. I hadn’t known any of them. It is interesting the fact that Germany developed the decaffeinated coffee. This was very important for the European coffee world.
    I’m glad I found out these things.

  23. cipri an   April 24, 2011 2:06 pm

    I like European coffee, but only around special occasions. I don’t drink coffee every day. I’m not a big drinker. I don’t feel that I must drink it.

    Interesting facts you wrote about European coffee. :D

  24. Lessie   May 14, 2011 7:53 am

    About European coffee I can’t say many things. European coffee isn’t one of my favorite drinks. For extra energy I prefer Coca-Cola or energy drinks. They are much tastier than coffee. Coffee has that bitter taste…

  25. Nostradamus   May 15, 2011 2:12 am

    There are many kinds of European coffee. They are on all people’s tastes.
    If you don’t like that bitter taste, you can find some items without that taste. That is what is special at European coffee. It is impossible to not find something on your taste.

  26. Lecsu   May 15, 2011 3:50 am

    The best European coffee, in my opinion, it’s found in England. Even if tea is more important there, they make a very good coffee too. I have a special place and every time I go to England I go there too. It is my favorite coffee shop. In my opinion there is served one of the best European coffee I’ve ever tasted.

  27. Nell   May 15, 2011 4:44 am

    To be honest I only drink coffee when it’s necessary. I don’t like European coffee so much. I drink it when I have to work late at night. This way I can stay wake much more time. Two cups of some strong European coffee are enough to keep me awake almost till the morning.

  28. Amira   May 15, 2011 5:13 am

    I prefer my European coffee with a lot of milk and sugar. I know exactly the quantity of milk and sugar and water and coffee. This recipe of European coffee belongs to me. All my friends are in love with the coffee I make. Every time they come to visit me they demand my coffee.

  29. Desdemona   May 15, 2011 5:42 am

    Amira, if you put so much milk and sugar in your European coffee you feel only that taste. At European coffee it’s important to feel that unique flavor of each kind of coffee. Milk or sugar must be putted only in a small quantity. This way you keep that flavor of the coffee intact. If you prepare your coffee like that…I don’t know what you feel when you drink it, but I’m sure you don’t feel that flavor of the coffee, but the taste of the milk.

  30. Liena   May 15, 2011 6:15 am

    I hadn’t known many things about European coffee before reading this article. I hadn’t known that European coffee was called the “penny drink”. It was called like that because it only cost a penny? Wow, it was very cheap. Nowadays we pay dollars for a good cup of coffee.

  31. Crazy4u   November 6, 2011 4:27 am

    I always drink coffee in the morning. I cannot start a day without it. It makes my day.
    Regarding European coffee, I know a place in Italy where it’s served a great coffee. In my opinion there it is served the best coffee from Europe.

  32. Helliot   November 6, 2011 6:05 am

    You are right. With today’s types of European coffee it can be a hard decision to choose one. When you walk into a European coffee shop it is impossible to choose just one kind. For me this is a little dazzling. It would have been much easier with just one kind…

  33. Beckie   November 6, 2011 9:01 am

    European coffee shops are some of my favorite places to visit when I am in a foreign country. Firstly because I’m a coffee drinker. I cannot start a day without a cup of this drink. And secondly because European coffee shops are good places where you can drink all kinds of coffee. And also you can have a lot of fun there.

  34. Michlenne   November 6, 2011 11:59 am

    What kind of European coffee do you like? I personally don’t have a favorite. All kinds of European coffee are good for something. For example, in the morning, the perfect coffee for me is a long espresso. With one of these, be sure you will be active all day long.

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