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These global coffee hacks will make ordering around the world easier
HOW TO ASK FOR A COFFEE “I’d like a ___ coffee, please” – fill in with ultra-specific ordering details, for example “half-caff, no foam, almond milk”. SIGNATURE COFFEE STYLE Drip coffee in a to-go cup, or a latte with designer fixings. WHAT TO ORDER WITH YOUR COFFEE Something sweet, such as a homemade cookie or cheesecake.
HOW TO ASK FOR A COFFEE IN THE LOCAL LANGUAGE “Boleh minta kopi satu.” SIGNATURE COFFEE STYLE Kopi Tubruk – finely ground coffee beans or powder mixed in a cup of boiling water. Sugar is often added automatically. WHAT TO ORDER WITH YOUR COFFEE Sweet, sticky multi-coloured kue lapis rice cakes such as klepon.
HOW TO ASK FOR A COFFEE CO IN THE LOCAL LANGUAGE “Koohii o kudasai.” SIGNATURE COFFEE STYLE Pour-over. WHAT TO ORDER WITH YOUR COFFEE Toast.
HOW TO ASK FOR A COFFEE “I’d like a latte/cappuccino/black coffee, please.” SIGNATURE COFFEE STYLE Probably a latte or, more recently, a flat white. WHAT TO ORDER WITH YOUR COFFEE A slice of cake: coffee and walnut, perhaps?
Edited extract from Lonely Planet's Global Coffee Tour (Lonely Planet, $29.99)