Walk through the indulging experience of making the sumptuous Viennese coffee.

Walk through the indulging experience of making the sumptuous Viennese coffee.

October 27 - 2023

Coffee Geography Magazine

Austria is a beautiful country to visit if you have the chance. But if a vacation isn’t in the budget, treat yourself to Vienna coffee instead. This delightful drink pairs rich espresso with a substantial layer of whipped cream for a simple but indulgent drink. It is available in most coffee shops and easy to make at home. 

 Many coffee drinks are popular in the Austrian capital of Vienna, but ‘Vienna coffee’ usually refers to espresso topped with abundant whipped cream and sprinkled with cocoa powder. They serve it in a tall glass with a handle. 

In Vienna, this drink is the Einspänner, the German word for a one-horse carriage. Once upon a time, this drink was designed for the city’s carriage drivers. The handled glass made it easy to hold and drink while driving and the layer of whipped cream served to keep the espresso warm during chilly Vienna evenings.

It is very easy to prepare. Within minutes, you can enjoy sumptuous Viennese elegance with every sip. Viennese coffee is a delicious variation on the most classic Espresso. In this unique recipe, coffee is combined with melted chocolate and topped with a tuft of whipped cream. Most people do not know that recipe comes from the tradition of the Viennese coffee house, which began in the 19th century and has an historical value recognized even by UNESCO. Inside a cup of every Viennese Coffee, there is a story of cultural encounters, literature, music and art.


How to make the classic Viennese Coffe: 






Chocolate topping 


Chocolate flakes 


1. Pour 1.5 tbsp of chocolate topping into a coffee cup. 

2. Then, prepare an espresso lungo, pour it into the glass and add 3 tbsp of whipped cream. 

3. Sprinkle with chocolate flakes.

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