Viennese Coffee: How It Is Prepared And A Little History

What is a Viennese Coffee?

Viennese Coffee is a coffee drink that uses instead of milk and sugar, whipped cream.

In Austria, coffee with cream is called “Melange mit Schlag”.

To make Viennese coffee, some people prefer to add some milk to the espresso and then the cream.

“Viennese Coffee Is A Delicious Combination Of Milk, Sugar, And Whipped Cream, Or Semi-Cured If We Want To Be More Correct In Making This Coffee.”

Viennese coffee is one of the most popular and defendants in several countries of the world. Although it is a type of coffee very similar to a cappuccino, it has some variations. 

It is one of the recipes for preparing an older coffee.

With autumn in full splendor and winter looming it may be time to talk about one of the most classic coffees you can have: Café Vienés.

coffee that should not be missing in a cafeteria letter, nor the cookbook of a kitchen that boasts of taking care of the coffee of the guests.


Turkish troops besieged Vienna in the summer of 1683 before the battle they finally lost.

Whether real or not tradition says that the first European cafeteria was born in a Vienna that sees how Turkish troops leave the city at the same time.

For others, it is not the first European cafeteria but this is another matter.

Whether or not it is, what seems certain is that the presence of coffee in Vienna is ancient and has to do with the war with the Turks.

Let’s get to the point, never better, with the remote origins of Viennese Coffee

The story begins in Vienna at war and besieged by the Turkish army as we have said.

And what does this have to do with Viennese coffee?

The Turkish army leaves the city because it has been defeated, and the rush must have been many since they left abandoned the coffee supplies they had.

It was a good amount of the appreciated Turkish coffee they had to drink to alleviate the tedium of besieging Vienna.

The good of Kolschinzk must have thought, this is mine, backed by its popularity was made with those bags of Turkish coffee and installed what was surely the first coffee shop in the Austrian city.

A nice story that has the defect that is probably not true, but as the neighbors of the South of the Austrians say, it is not è vero, è ben trovato, so let’s stick with this beautiful story of the patron saint of coffee in Vienna until the statue Our coffee hero has in the capital of Austria.

The coffee liked the Viennese as they saw the grace of drinking coffee.

Over time they came to give us their version of how to take it, in what may be Vienna’s greatest contribution to the world of coffee: Viennese coffee.

Preparation of a Viennese Coffee.

• Prepare a double espresso in a standard size cup, add sugar and stir it until the sugar is dissolved.
• Mount fresh cream with a touch of sugar.
Pour coffee into a cup.
• With the help of a spoon, slide the whipped cream over the coffee.
• Sprinkle chocolate, vanilla, or cinnamon on whipped cream.


To make this coffee we will need an espresso with a body, medium intensity and with a sweet palate.


• An espresso coffee
• Whipped cream
• Cocoa powder or striped chocolate.

We will prepare a double espresso coffee, add sugar, and stir it until the sugar is dissolved.

Mount fresh cream with a touch of sugar. The cream should be added semi-cured.

Pour the coffee into a glass cup.

With the help of a spoon, slide the semi-crushed cream over the coffee, they are soft so that no cream and coffee are mixed before being consumed.

Sprinkle chocolate or cocoa powder, or if you fancy chocolate chips.

If you decide on this last option, chocolate chips, beware of throwing many, weigh and would sink in the cream.

You can complete your Viennese coffee with Vanilla or cinnamon on whipped cream to the taste of the person who will drink it.

I personally prefer vanilla, but for taste colors, right?

How we say always try what you do best and what you like best.

Being a drink with several very different colors, the contrast that can be seen through glass or transparent glass will be very tempting and pleasant for your client or guest.

So don’t let that effect be lost, use a clear glass or cup to serve it.

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