What is French coffee?
Well, I’m sure the first thing that comes to your mind is a word like noisette, or
café au lait, or maybe even a coffee that’s made with French Press?
Here in Kuwait it’s nothing similar. I tried French coffee for the first time maybe two years ago. I loved it since then, but never thought of looking for more information about it. Recently, I bought French Coffee again, one with hazelnut, one with toffee, and the people working there cooked me one as a welcome and gave it to me in a paper cup. I fell in love with the aroma again and let me tell you, it’s not just flavored coffee, there’s a real taste buds feast going on here…
This time, I opened Google as soon as I sat down, but without luck. All I could read is different types of coffees in France and none of them described what I just tasted… It made me think, why is it French than?? I had to go back and ask
So here it goes. This French Coffee is very similar to the Turkish coffee, it’s even cooked in the same way, but the taste is different because of the variation of blends, the structure is creamier, and even little sweet. It’s probably called ‘French’ because of the similar french coffee noisette which is basically an espresso shot with a dash of milk, and the name ‘hazelnut’ represents the pale colour of the coffee, rather than the flavour.
There’s no secret recipe, just perfect blend of medium roasted 100% pure Arabica coffee beans, coffee mate and vanilla, which gives its pale look. Well, who wouldn’t like that? The hazelnut coffee that I tasted is the same blend, plus real roasted hazelnuts, and there is French coffee with toffee, which is a combination of coffee, caramel, milk and vanilla. Perfect.
Now, if you want to have a little more aromatic mornings (trust me, it’s like an aroma therapy for me), this is the coffee for you. All you need is freshly grounded french coffee, sugar if desired, water, and voilà, French Coffee!!!
If you’ve already tried French coffee, or you will try it after reading this, leave a comment, I’ll be more than happy to have a chat, especially in the morning, while having my coffee.
P.S. If you are in Kuwait, I bought my french coffee from King’s Coffee roastery (totally not paid to advertise them, it’s just a genuine recommendation), but I believe you can get it from other roasteries, too.
Till the next time,
Enjoy your coffee !!!
5 thoughts on “French Coffee in Kuwait – is it really French?”
I was having french coffee and thinking about if it was allowed in a keto diet.. searched up thankful for this piece of nostalgic note you wrote.
Really sad to know that it is not allowed but still, I’m going to have it once in a while ( the Kuwaiti version).
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I’m so glad this article was helpful and yes, it won’t hurt having it once in a while if you really enjoy it 😊
What method or appliance do you use to brew it?
It’s same like the Turkish coffee, boil one coffee spoon of French coffee with one small coffee cup of water, and sugar or no, by taste. When you put it to boil, wait for the foam to start to rise and move it from the stove and serve it. It’s amazing 😊 i hope you’ll love it.