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Unusual Ways To Drink Coffee

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

How did you drink your coffee today?

From a favourite trusty mug that’s seen better days?

A Styrofoam cup at a sporting event, rally or trade show?

A novelty mug that was gifted to you by an eccentric relative (that’s me today – ‘I Spend 8 Hours A Day Here’!)?

Or maybe from a cardboard container at one of your high street coffee outlets?

For most of us sane people it’s probably one of the options above - unless you’re operating caffeine-free today, in which case you have our deepest sympathies!

However, in recent years, there has been a growing trend – especially in some of the trendier outlets around the world - to drink coffee out of more unusual containers.


So, without further ado, here are just some of the ways you can enjoy a delicious brew in a slightly more unconventional manner.

Chocolate Dipped Waffle Cones

We have to admit, this option sounds particularly delicious!

This trend of drinking coffee from completely edible chocolate dipped waffle cones reportedly started in Los Angeles at a Cafe2U at an establishment called ‘Alfred Coffee & Kitchen’.

Now that sure is a mother-watering way to get your morning cappuccino!

The only downside is that you’re charged an extra $5 for the privilege of having your coffee in this manner, but this is an allowable expense in our mind!

Bell Peppers

Apparently there is a trend in New York right now to drink your coffee from… bell peppers!

The bizarre – but apparently delicious – combination of a hollowed-out yellow bell pepper and a frothy cappuccino is the brainchild of Chelsea coffee house Crave.It.

And journalist Justin Rocket Silverman has given this drink a big thumbs up:

Don’t knock this bell jar until you try it: the bitter kick of the coffee is perfectly balanced by the cool sweetness of the pepper.

It’s also a great option if you struggle to always fit in your five-a-day!

The ‘Cookie Cup’

A mad Italian designer recently came up with a new way to drink Espressos – from a cup made out of cookies!

The designer, Enrique Luis Sardi, was commissioned to execute this eccentric cup for Italian coffee company Lavazza.

The Cookie Cup is made from pastry which has an interior coated in icing sugar which works as an insulator to make the cup waterproof – and, at the same time, a sweetener for the coffee!

What do you think?

What do you think about these more unusual ways to drink coffee?

Would you like to try any of them?

Know of any other unconventional coffee containers?

We’d love to hear from you here at Cafe2U HQ – send us your comments!

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