Coffee Craze in this Quarantine!

by Sanjeev Kapoor

We hope y’all are enjoying your quarantine time to the most. People are mostly spending their days like, Netflix, binge-eat and chill? Isn’t it? Spending quality time with our families, cooking together, playing games and enjoying this time to relive the good-old days has been going really well. But, most of us who are working from home need a little something to pump us in this laze-filled realm. And of course, people do need their coffee-fix every day.  In between all this, the internet is taken by a storm with a new coffee trend, cold brew coffee!

 

You might have seen it multiple times because almost every social media is spammed by this brand-new coffee fad. Yes, we’re talking about Dalgona Coffee. Keep scrolling because we’ve got something more than just the popular Instagram-worthy coffee for you!

 

Dalgona Coffee

Dalgona Coffee is a Korean-style whipped coffee which is inspired by a candy named Dalgona. This candy is like a spongy toffee which is very popular amongst the South Koreans and is a beloved street-snack there. Now, this is what makes these two similar, the coffee too has a creamy layer on top (almost spongy in looks!) similar to the candy. All you need is a few ingredients like instant coffee powder, milk, sugar and some water to prepare this super-yum beverage. Just make sure to serve it with ice cubes and really chilled! Also, don’t forget to click and post it in your handle!

 

Vietnamese Iced Coffee

This one popular by the name of ‘cà phê dá’ can be called as the official coffee of Vietnam. It uses a very strong and dark roast home-grown coffee brewed using a small metal filter and finished with boiling water and sweetened condensed milk. Literally gets done in 5 minutes! The French introduced this coffee to Vietnam, and now the Vietnamese have literally become obsessed with their share of this cuppa. There are many different variants of this traditional coffee using yogurt, eggs and fruits. Crazy, isn’t it? They also roast their special coffee along with some salt, butter and rice wine which makes the flavour very intense and flavourful than others.

 

Sri Lankan Iced Coffee with Brandy

Sri Lankans have got their coffee game real strong by adding a fair share of brandy in their cuppa. A medley of spices with an intense coffee flavour, rich and creamy, this coffee will take you for a spin once you sip on it. Cardamom and cloves are the spices used in every Sri Lankan coffee, adding a distinct flavour and a refreshing aroma to it. This is perfect for people who are obsessed both with their everyday cup of coffee and some alcohol for that little heady spin! You can enjoy this two-in-one iced coffee and cheer yourself up in a go.

 

Frappe from Greece

This is one of the very popular coffees and we’ve been sipping on it since years from our beloved coffee chains. But, you might not know, that the Greeks invented it. This requires instant coffee, ice, water and sugar and you can whip up a frappe in minutes. Now, there are three kinds of frappes according to how sweet you like your coffee – glykós which is comparatively sweeter than others, métrios – a medium sweet one and tskétos, majorly without sugar. One thing in common between all these 3 versions is that these are frothy, super easy and delicious. Which one would you choose?

 

Brazilian Mocha Cola

While Sri Lankans use alcohol in their coffee, Brazilians like a splash of cola in theirs. This is not like a regular iced coffee, it’s much more than that. Brazil's take on this beverage is pretty unique. Along with coffee, there’s loads of chocolate in it. And, there’s the fizzy cola which balances the bitter coffee flavour and adds a sweet touch to it. You can make it fancier by topping it with whipped cream and ice cream or keep it simple with crushed ice. We’re absolutely swooning over this coffee and cola jodi!

 

There are more popular cold brews and iced coffees that are absolutely worth a mention. So, do keep a watch on our space for more interesting recipes and coffee stories from around the world.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.