Social Lubricant of Austria, Coffee

Aida

Aida

The famous Kaffeehaus and in particular in Austria, there are the traditional ones that ought to be mentioned. Austrian coffee drinking culture is known to even have a bygone era. That period of time was a time when bohemians, artists, army officers and politicians get together. Besides over philosophical topics, the conversation, or no conversation but over a chess game, even just reading silently at a corner, this engagement is for the intellectuals while taking one small sip at a time, the fragrantly brewed coffee. The enjoyment of a cup of coffee complement very well with games, with newspapers and it was one of the way to gauge how good that coffee house was in those days in Austria.

Choices of Coffee

A very important complement of coffee is the cream. Depending of the preferences, there are more than 12 types of concoctions making use of the fresh grounded coffee. Some tastes are spiced up with liqueurs, and even chocolate. In Austria, if you order the Kaisermelange, you will see an egg yolk is added to your coffee. If you have not tried it, you should here in Austria and every coffee is served with a glass of water, one that will be topped up by the waiter for free.

Aida Café in Vienna

With diaeresis on the ‘I’ in the name or not, Aida is a chain espresso bar. There are 26 of them and the pastry shops Café-Konditorei can be found opened every day except for Christmas Day. Cult, some even say it has reach such a status due to its devoted fans. Despite the air raids in the WWII, Aida continue to rebuild itself and expand under the hands of Felix Prousek. He also introduced espresso machines which are Italian style into Austria. They have a consistent interior design that is of reminiscent of the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Dark brown and pink are their trademark colours, waitress or staff in pink uniforms, and plastic seatings without upholstery. Their coffee flavours stick to the original.

Coffeeshop Company

Arabica Coffee

Arabica Coffee

The other Austrian family enterprise is the Coffeeshop Company. If you like Espresso coffee, here they serve the high quality highland Arabica coffee which are originally indigenous to Yemen, Ethiopia and Sudan. For less caffeine, try the Coffea arabica. This family enterprise is based on a franchise system business plan managed by Reinhold Scharf with 300 employees.

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