Austria’s coffee culture is like nowhere else in the world. People slowly sip wiener melange – a milk-based coffee – while reading newspapers in glamorous high-ceilinged buildings, even as third wave baristas compete to be Barista Champion.
From The Traditional Kaffeehaus…
Austrians love their coffee so much, UNESCO considers the Viennese coffee house culture an “intangible cultural heritage” of Austria. But this isn’t just any old coffee house culture. It’s a traditional kind that dates back to the seventeenth century, with beautiful buildings, hand grinders, and marble tables.
As UNESCO says, “The coffee houses are a place ‘where time and space are consumed, but only the coffee is found on the bill’.” Find out more in this video from Jungles in Paris.
…To Third Wave Coffee
At the same time, Austria’s taken to third wave coffee with gusto. Creative Monkey’s vlog at the Vienna Coffee Festival last month shows us another side of the country’s coffee scene. (See our Events Calendar for more events like this.)
Feature photo credit: Creative Monkey
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