Traces the mysterious and conflict-ridden journey of the coffee bean from its Ethiopian birthplace, through Arabia and the Middle East, and on to Europe and the New World. The crucial role of the beverage in shaping the spiritual and social life of medieval Arabia and Turkey is explored and how it became irrevocably entrenched in the Western cultures.
This is a fun, refreshing drink that looks as good as it tastes.
Ingredients : Serves 2
250 ml Strong cold coffee (4 espresso cups of coffee)
60 ml Double (heavy) cream
250 ml Cold soda water
2 scoops Chocolate ice cream
Chocolate-covered coffee beans, roughly chopped, to decorate
Pour the coffee into tall glasses. Add the cream or evaporated milk if desired. Add the soda water and stir. Gently place a scoop of ice cream into the mixture. Decorate with some of the roughly chopped chocolate-covered coffee beans. Serve with a long spoon or a straw.
Variation : Try also chocolate mint, vanilla, hazelnut or banana ice cream and sprinkle with chocolate shavings, fruit slices or even a few roughly chopped up pieces of hazelnut.