Coffee along with chocolate is the real passion of the Belgians. Every year, the country imports about 40 thousand tons of coffee beans from Kenya, Ethiopia, Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico.
History and traditions of Belgian coffee
While still a colonial power, Belgium owned coffee plantations in Rwanda and the Congo. Subsequently, having lost them and not being a producer of raw materials, the country began to develop coffee-roasting production and reached the highest skill in it. So talented professionals work in Belgian factories that the robusta or Arabica blends created by them drive crazy even those who are indifferent to coffee.
The most famous Belgian coffee brands include Cordesa, Miko, Onur. But perhaps the most Continue reading
The national cuisine of each state reflects its main cultural traditions. And it is not surprising that breakfasts in different countries of the world are completely different from each other.
Some people prefer nutritious high-calorie foods and large portions, and others have enough light snacks. So what do they eat for breakfast in different countries and corners of our planet?
Japanese-style breakfast consists of several dishes at once and may seem unusual to Europeans. In the mornings, they often eat steamed or boiled rice with pickled fruits or vegetables and, of course, seasonal baked fish. Continue reading
Fans of a foamy drink can easily name the countries that are primarily associated with it. This is the UK, Czech Republic, Germany or Belgium. But the number of those who prefer Italian beer is growing.
In 2017, more than 156 million decalitres of the hop drink were produced in Italy. In the same year, every Italian drank 31.8 liters of beer. This is almost the same as in France, twice as much as in Israel and 2.5 times more than in Turkey.
A Brief History of Italian Beer
In Italy, beer appeared more than 27 centuries ago. He was brought to the islands of Sardinia and Sicily by the Phoenicians, who actively traded in these parts. In a small amount, the Romans produced beer Continue reading