Day 3 of my coffee guide around the world! Read MSNBC Itineraries’ article here.
Raw sugar + espresso-like shot = a good way to spend 75¢.
Indonesia: Kopi Luwak
*Disclaimer: This one is gross.* Civets (mammals native to Asia that looks like a cross between a cat, a weasel and a cheetah) eat coffee berries and then poop the coffee beans. Farmers sift through the crap to get the beans and then make your brew. Like it bold? Intestinal enzymes help make the beans smoother and give a richer taste. I think I’ll pass on coffee when we get to Indonesia.
Malaysia: Pak Kopi/Kopi Putih/Bai Ka-fe
This coffee is either roasted in palm oil margarine – a lighter roast- or traditional Malaysian coffee is roasted with sugar AND margarine – giving it a darker roast. (I think Paula Dean would approve).
It’s simple and no thrills: An espresso shot with a splash of milk.
Australia/New Zealand: Flat White
Coffee and steamed milk mixed together. But no frothy, bubbly foam, so it’s not a latté. (Even though it is made with “micro-foam” from the bottom of the steaming carafe.). Sounds like a latté to me, kiwis!
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The weather’s getting warmer and summer is right around the corner. ‘Tis the season for relaxing, getting a tan and drinking tasty summer cocktails.
When I was in college, one of my favorite places to dine in Ann Arbor was at Café Habana. (Not that I went out to eat much – I was, after all, a poor college student. But when I felt like treating myself, Habana was my first choice.) While they only had 2 dishes on the menu that were vegetarian (both were delicious, though), I would trot down the street to indulge in their classic Cuban Daiquiris. With only 3 ingredients, this drink is quick, easy and absolutely divine!
The Cuban Daiquiri
- 3 oz. white rum (preferably Cuban)
- Juice from 1 lime
- 2 tablespoons of white sugar (you can add more/less as desired)
Mix all ingredients, shake with ice and drink up! You can even garnish your martini glass with a sugar rim and a lime twist if you’re feeling glitzy. (Just remember to drink responsibly.)
The Cuban Daiquiri - BEST COCKTAIL IN THE WORLD
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