Just as the coffee house is a Viennese institution, so too are the extraordinary varieties of coffee available. Over the centuries, the Viennese devised their own specific vocabulary to convey precisely how they like their beverage served. The following list covers most variations of Vienna coffee, although there are undoubtedly others.
Variations on Vienna Coffee
Brauner: coffee with milk (small or large)
Melange: a blend of coffee and hot milk
Kurz: extra strong
Obers: with cream
Mokka: strong black coffee
Kapuziner: black coffee with a dash of milk, usually frothed
Schwarzer: black coffee (small or large)
Konsul: black coffee with a dash of cream
Kaffeinfreier Kaffee: decaffeinated coffee
See (and Sip) for Yourself
Start in Prague—a boho-chic playground where resplendence is the rule, not the exception—and end in Vienna—Austria’s handsome jewel along the Danube. On our Prague to Vienna Biking trip, getting there really is half the fun.
About the Author
Veteran B&R Guide turned Trip Designer Lewis Evans can ask for a coffee in five European languages. And while this often results in him being served a crusty cheese sandwich, he’s terrific at pretending that’s what he ordered.
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