Coffee, it's one of the most popular beverages in the world and yet, everybody puts their own spin on it.
But we're not just talking about skim milk or crema, according to an infographic by Foodpackaginglabels.net. coffee culture itself varies around the world. From holding your cup with both hands to slamming back your espresso like a shot of liquor, travellers should take note of these coffee commandments.
If you're thirsty in Turkey, coffee drinkers are advised to order a tea after coffee since two cups of coffee are far too strong. Meanwhile in Italy, you'll quickly learn that asking for your espresso to-go, it's an absolute no-no.
The graphic also highlights global coffee woes from curling your pinkie while picking up the cup to dunking doughnuts, cookies and even croissants. And while some points might be a little too stereotypical, there's some interesting facts in there too — like who would have known you should slip some sugar under your tongue while sipping coffee in Bosnia?! We sure didn't.
Health experts say consuming more coffee can actually does the body good with numerous studies suggesting drinking as many as three to five cups can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease and some types of cancer.
And if you're trying to lose weight, coffee can help too. A 2013 study conducted by the institute for scientific information on coffee suggests coffee can suppress the appetites of overweight individuals leading to less calories consumed.
Check out the infographic below for all the dos and don'ts of drinking coffee in a foreign country.