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Brew Some of The World’s Strange Coffee Mixes

strange coffee mixes

strange coffee mixes

Coffee can be prepared in several variations. Sugar and creamer are most commonly mixed with this bitter brew. Although some may prefer their coffee black and bitter, others would opt to have a sugar cube or two to appeal to their taste.

Yet coffee drinkers around the world have their own particular blends that are unique to their geographical location. Many of these concoctions are as strange and unimaginable from the ones coffee drinkers are accustomed to. From cat droppings to burning hot charcoal, find out more of the out-of-this-world coffee mixes that seem too bizarre to be true.

Kopi Luwak

Also known as Civet Coffee, Indonesia’s famous brew is one of the rarest and the most expensive in the world with the tag price of US$50 per cup to US$700 per kilogram. This coffee is made from the droppings of a cat species found in the country called the luwak (Asian palm civet).

Not for the faint-hearted and those with upset stomach, the coffee is made by the luwaks consuming the coffee beans. And since the beans can’t be fully digested, it is eliminated along with the rest of the droppings.

Kopi Gu You (Coffee with Butter)

Butter has many cooking uses but mixing them with coffee is a surprise. This Singaporean brew uses butter to make coffee thicker and richer.

Coffee with Eggs

Have you ever tried egg coffee? Egg coffee is made by combining the whole egg – shells included with coffee. Other countries have their own version of egg coffee while the famous Vietnamese coffee blends egg with sweetened condensed milk.

Black Ivory Coffee

Dubbed as the world’s most expensive coffee priced at a whopping $ 1,100 per kilogram, the black ivory coffee is taken from the dung of an elephant. Like the luwak, the elephant’s stomach cannot digest the coffee beans. Despite its ghastly origin, the coffee lacks bitterness and is super smooth.

Kopi Joss

How about some charcoal for your coffee? Made in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, this particular coffee is made using the Javanese style coffee and a piece of flaming hot charcoal. The charcoal is added to neutralize the coffee’s acidity which why this is good for those with upset stomach.

strange coffee mixes

Jacu Bird Coffee

Like kopi luwak and the black ivory coffee, this specific brew comes from the droppings of the jacu bird in Brazil and is less bitter than ordinary coffee.

Cheese and Coffee

Cheese can now be paired with coffee. This coffee creation dunks cheese into hot coffee before being consumed when it’s soft. Hispanics use gouda or edam while the Swedes use Kaffeost or Leipäjuusto.

Coffee with a pinch of Salt

A favorite in the countries of Siberia, Turkey, Hungary and Ethiopia, a pinch of salt cuts down the coffee’s bitterness.

Coffee and Citrus

Sao Paulo, Brazil has café com limão (espresso with lime) while Italy has espresso with lemon peel or juice. The citrus in the coffee blend serves as a great remedy to migraine and sweetens up badly roasted coffee.

Coffee and Peppercorn

Moroccans love their coffee with a kick so they put in peppercorns to the mix. Aside from peppercorns they also use cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cardamom pods, cloves and other spices.

Whether coffee is made from animal droppings or mixed with condiments, nothing satisfies the taste buds of an avid coffee drinker than a good cup of coffee.

Sophie White is a foodie blogger based in Australia. She is passionate about all things food-related and is an accomplished home cook herself. With a tongue for all dishes local and international, she leads the online marketing campaign for the Australian coffee brand Coffee Galleria.


  • Wow, this post was really interesting. I always love coffeee but I can’t believe of all the different options! especially the coffee with eggs. Great post!

    Have an amazing week 🙂
    Lots of love,
    Kayla xo // Kayla’s Vibration

  • Nice pairing suggestions!!


    Amber
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  • So interesting I want to try drinking the kopi luwak.

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  • coffee with eggs hmmmm that actually sounds like something I’d like to try!

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  • Omg the coffee with cheese and coffee with eggs sounds amazing!! I’m not a coffee drinker but my husband enjoys coffee, so I’ll have to look into these for him!! What an interesting read! <3

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  • ok this post is so amazing. I didn’t know there were so many (strange) ways that you can mix coffee. Coffee and butter sounds the most intriguing to me, I can imagine the butter taste in coffee, mm yummy!

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

  • Sybil

    never even knew these combinations existed!! so interesting!

    Have a great week!

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  • March and May

    Oh my, those are some very interesting types of coffee. Bird poop, egg….oh my. So interesting.

    March and May

  • Viktoria Brzeska

    Coffee is my small addiction :)!
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  • stylentonic Constantinos

    sounds interesting! I would love to try

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  • Wow. This was new to me. Thanks for sharing 🙂 Now I can mix coffee in so many ways 🙂

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  • Edita Lozovska

    Oh wow – which ones have you tried? 🙂

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  • Egg coffee- wow! So many interesting + weird ways to drink coffee. 🙂 Although I definitely need some caffeine this morning to wake up, so I need a cup. Of regular, ha. 🙂

    -Ashley
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  • Last week I tried coffee and butter. I wasn’t a huge fan but I wouldn’t mind trying coffee and citrus. Hope you have a great day.
    – Elise XO
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