Coffee is a day kicker, a conversation starter and a mood lifter for most of us. And as a coffee lover, you must want to know about the World’s most famous types of coffee.

With the recipes, I’ve tried to add interesting facts about these coffees so you’ll have fun reading them.

You can easily try them at your home as well after reading this.

In this blog, I’ll tell you all about the world’s most famous coffee from Turkey to Brazil how people like to take their coffee.

Let’s get down to the business!

1. Espresso 

Espresso originated from Italy.

It became popular in 1950’s. Espresso is made from brewing beans of coffee, it’s particularly famous for its Italian diaspora.

Espresso is probably the most popular type of coffee.

types of coffee : espresso

Fun Facts:

  • Espresso machine applies 132 pounds per square pressure to extract the coffee
  • 50 coffee beans make 1 shot of espresso


  • Coffee powder
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Milk
  • Water

How to make it: 

If you’ve got an espresso coffee machine, then great, but if you don’t have a coffee maker, then the best way to make is it to take a tablespoon of coffee powder adding one tablespoon of water and sugar according to your taste, mix it till the color of the coffee changes.

Add hot milk to it and enjoy a hot cup of coffee.

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2. Mazagran Coffee

Mazagran is actually cold coffee that originated from Algeria.

It is said to be originated in 1840’s war.

Mazagran is poured over ice and in some versions, rum is also added to the mix.

Mazagran Coffee being poured

Fun Facts:

  • Did you know mazagran can lessen the risks of cardiovascular diseases?
  • Mazagran has antioxidants which prevent memory loss.


  • Black Coffee
  • Lemon Juice
  • Sugar
  • Ice cubes

How to make it:

  1. To make Mazagan you’ll need a glass, now fill the glass with black coffee and add 1 lemon juice.

2. Then add sugar as per your taste and pour it over ice cubes.

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3. Eiscaffee

This is actually cold coffee. It originated in Germany, where it was made by mixing coffee and ice cream together.

Different countries have their own versions of cold coffee.


Eiskaffee coffee in jug

Interesting Facts:

  • Did you know Eiskaffee is known to prevent dizziness and causes mental alertness?
  • Two cups of coffee a day can extend your life.
  • Caffeinated coffee is known to improve the blood flow.


  • Brewed coffee
  • Vanilla Ice cream
  • Whipped cream

How to make it:

  1. Take a glass and add 3 scoops of ice cream in it.
  2. Now pour the hot brewed coffee in it and add whipped cream on top.

4. Macchiato

Macchiato is known to have originated in Italy.

The word ‘macchiato’ means spotted, the name differentiated between espresso and coffee with a drop of milk.

Related: What is Macchiato?

Espresso Macchiato Coffee in a mug


Interesting Facts:

  • Macchiato keeps your blood pressure in control.
  • A man named George Washington invented instant coffee in 1910.
  • In New York people drink 7 times more coffee than other cities of U.S.


  • Espresso
  • Steamed milk

How to make it:

To make macchiato you need to add steam milked on top of espresso in a 4:1 ratio.

Special Tip: If you want to make macchiato for the whole family, make the espresso using Mr. Coffee 4-Cup Switch Coffeemaker. It will not just save your time but will make your coffee more perfect in taste.

5. Cappuccino

Cappuccino originates from Italy and it means hood.

It got popular in mid-1990’s. The traditional way to make it is to pour Steamed milk on espresso.

The texture and temperature of milk are really important.

The thick foam the mixture creates gives it a velvety texture.

Classic Cappuccino - types of coffee

Interesting Facts:

  • People celebrate the World Cappuccino day on 8th November
  • The foam serves as an insulator and keeps the coffee hot
  • Cambridge created the first webcam to check a coffee pot
  • The work coffee means ‘wine of the bean’ in Arabic.


  • Espresso
  • Steamed Milk
  • Sugar

How to make it:

Take a cup, add a ½ espresso and a ½ of steamed milk and top it with ½ of milk foam.

6. Turkish Coffee

As the name indicates Turkish coffee originates from Turkey.

It’s basically unfiltered coffee. It’s also called as ‘Bosnian coffee’, Turkish coffee is a big part of their traditional wedding customs.

Turkish coffee is also used as fortune telling.

Turkish coffee

Interesting Facts:

  • Turkish coffee is also used as fortune telling.
  • Turkish families use a Turkish coffee to judge the character of the groom by adding salt in coffee instead of sugar.
  • Japan has a cat café where you can go have coffee while hanging out with cats
  • Studies have proved that coffee does not dehydrate you contrary to popular belief.


  • Coffee powder
  • Cardamom powder
  • Sugar
  • Water

How to make it:

  1. To make Turkish coffee you need to boil a cup of water.
  2. After one boil you’ll add a tbsp of coffee powder 1/8 tsp of cardamom when foam starts to form then turn off the heat.
  3. Turn on the heat again to allow it to foam. Then pour it into a coffee mug and serve!

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7. Americano

Americano is known to have originated from Latin America in 1970’s.

It consists of a single or double shot of brewed espresso and water.

Americano types of coffee

Interesting Facts:

  • Americano is mostly water
  • It was created for American soldiers in the 2nd world war to cater their need of strong French coffee.
  • The only state in the U.S that grows coffee commercially in Hawaii


  • Hot water
  • Espresso

How to make it:

In a cup, add ¼ of espresso, ½ cup of water and serve.

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8. Irish Coffee

As the name indicates it was originated in Ireland in 1942.

It’s basically a cocktail consisting of Irish whiskey, hot coffee, and sugar.

The original recipe also has cream, which is not whipped but drinks made with whipped cream is also known as Irish coffee.

irish-coffee in a mug with whipped cream


Interesting Facts:

  • People celebrate the National Irish Coffee Day on 25th of January
  • Buena Vista café in San Fransisco was the first café who served Irish coffee in the U.S. This café also holds the Guinness book of the world record of 15 gallons of Irish coffee
  • Coffee has more caffeine in it than energy drinks


How to make it:

Take a cup, add Irish whiskey and ½ cup of brewed coffee in it, then top it with whipped cream and enjoy!

9. Frappe

Frappe originated from Greece in the 19th century.

Its greek version was made in 1957. It’s very popular in cafés of Greece.

Frappe is a French word and it means ‘to strike’ but in case of Frappe the drink it means chilled.

Frappe Coffee with ice

Interesting Facts:

  • People celebrate the National Frappe Day on October 7th.
  • It is known that frappe was invented by an accident by a Nestle’s employer.
  • Coffee is actually a form of fruit. Yes, coffee berries are edible fruit that contains coffee beans in it.


  • Coffee powder
  • Ice cubes
  • Sugar

How to make it:

  1. Take a glass and add sugar and 1 tsp coffee in it, then add ½ cup water, keep blending.
  2. Add ice cubes and enjoy the drink!

10. Black Eye coffee

In every region a there is a different name for this coffee.

It is actually a cup of coffee with a shot of espresso.

Black-Eye-coffee in a cup

Interesting Facts:

  • The Blackeye coffee is also known as red eye, dead dye, and turbo
  • Coffee is really good for your skin care
  • Coffee wasn’t always used to be a beverage. In fact, it was originally made to be eaten. In Ethiopia, a farmer saw that his animal was eating a particular plant and sort of developed an addiction towards it.Turned out it was a coffee plant, the farmer tried it himself and he felt energized and alert. For years, it was eaten before it was ground and brewed into a beverage. Interesting, no?


  • Espresso
  • Brewed coffee

How to make it:

To make black eye coffee add ¼ cup of espresso and brew coffee keeping them 4:1 in a ratio.

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11. Yuan-Yang Coffee

This particular type of coffee originated from Hong Kong.

It’s a mixture of coffee and tea. This drink is very popular in China and Hong Kong.

Yuan-yang coffee

Interesting Facts:

  • You can take Yuan Yang coffee as both hot and cold drinks.
  • In Ethiopia, this type of coffee is called as spreeze.
  • The National Institute of Health says that people who drink 4 or more cups of coffee in a day are 10% less likely sad due to the antioxidants present in it.


  • Black tea
  • Espresso
  • Condensed Milk
  • Ice cube

How to make it:

  1. To make Yuan Yang coffee add 3 tbsp of condensed milk and mix ½ cup of espresso in it.

2. Now add ice cubes and black tea and enjoy!

12. Flat white coffee

Both Australia and New Zealand claim that this particular type of coffee has been originated in their continent.

It’s known to be invented in 1990’s. Its base is espresso and Flat white coffee is similar to café au lait and latte.

flat white coffee

Interesting Facts:

  • It’s one of the milkiest coffees available
  • The Flat white economy term was used to describe London’s internet, media, and creative business network.
  • Researchers have shown that coffee actually helps in reducing stress level.


  • Espresso
  • Milk Foam

How to make it:

Add a single or double shot of espresso in a cup, then add steamed milk or milk foam over it and serve!

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13. Mocha

Its origin is Italy and it’s a drink based on espresso with hot milk and added chocolate.

It’s also known as hot chocolate. In other variants, white chocolate or cocoa powder is also used.

Mocha types of Coffee

Interesting Facts:

  • Did you know that there are more than 60 plants that contain coffee in them?
  • Did you know that the light roasts have more caffeine in them compared to dark roasts?
  • In a study that includes 130,000 people, those who drank 1-3 cups of coffee per day had 20% less chance of suffering from abnormal heart rhythms.


  • Espresso
  • Steamed Milk
  • Chocolate Syrup

How to make it:

  1. To make a cup of mocha take ¼ cup of espresso and add ¼ cup of chocolate syrup in it.
  2. Then add 2/3 cup of steamed milk in it and serve!

14. Affogato

It’s originated from Italy and it is a kind of dessert.

A vanilla scoop topped with hot espresso and viola, you have an Affogato.

affogato-coffee in a mug with spoon

Interesting Facts:

  • The world’s largest cup of coffee had 2010 gallons made by Gourmet Gift Baskets in Las Vegas on Oct, 2015
  • A 20 person office drinks 62 cups per day.
  • Most Expensive coffee in the world is ‘Kopi Luwak’.


  • Brew Coffee
  • Vanilla ice cream

How to make it:

  1. Take a cup and add 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream and mix with 3 tbsp of brewed coffee or espresso.
  2. Sprinkle shaved chocolate on its top and enjoy!

15. Breve

Breve is actually the American version of a latte. It is made by mixing half and half milk and cream with espresso.


Interesting Facts:

  • Did you know that coffee is world’s 2nd most traded Commodity?
  • The largest coffee consumer state is the United States
  • September 29th is celebrated as The National Coffee Day in the United States


  • Espresso
  • Steamed half and half

How to make it:

Add ½ cup of espresso in a cup and ½ cup of steamed half and half, then pour milk foam on top and enjoy!

16. Café Au lait

Café Au Lait’s place of origin is France. It is a mixture of coffee and hot milk.

In its different variations, steamed milk or scalded milk is used.

If you want to make it at home, you can use heated milk and dark coffee.

Cafe-au-lait in a mug with design

Interesting Facts:

  • 4 cups of coffee daily reduce the chances of diabetes by 50 %
  • 65% of coffee consumption takes place during breakfast hours
  • Coffee is the 2nd most popular drink in the world after water


  • Espresso
  • Steamed Milk

How to make it:

Take a cup and add ½ cup of espresso in it ½ cup of steamed milk and enjoy a perfect cup of coffee!

This is all for now. Hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing about coffee. Don’t forget to try these recipes of different types of coffees from all around the world.