Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world, but for many countries, coffee isn’t just a morning pick-me-up; it’s a daily staple. Some countries have taken coffee to the next level, creating a beverage that’s both delicious and desirable. Coffee is often tied to culture, so this list of the “five most popular types of coffee in the world” includes some surprising choices.

Turkish coffee

Turkish coffee is different from other coffee. Unlike most other coffees, Turkish coffee is naturally sweet due to the fruit in the coffee. Also, unlike regular coffee, Turkish coffee is not caffeine-free. The caffeine is extracted from the beans, so there’s no caffeine in Turkish coffee.

If you've heard the term Turkish coffee, chances are you are familiar with the drink. Turkish coffee is one of the most popular types of coffee in the world, and it's easy to see why. Turkish coffee is rich, flavorful, and incredibly smooth. The coffee is prepared by brewing strong Turkish coffee in a glass or metal pot and pouring it over small cubes of Turkish Delight (a type of Turkish Delight).

Irish coffee

The coffee world may have begun with the Italians, but it’s the Irish who have contributed the most to that culture today. Irish coffee is a famous drink that blends strong coffee with Kahlua and dark Irish whiskey. It’s served in a brandy snifter, contains cream or cold milk, and is often topped with whipped cream or caramel. This drink is one of the most popular types of coffee in the world, and it’s easy to make.


Like most things, coffee preferences are diverse. There are countless ways to make and enjoy coffee—there are even some coffee-themed cocktails, like the Dutch Baby and El Diablo de Café. According to Wikipedia, the most popular type of coffee is the macchiato. The macchiato, which literally means “marked,” is a coffee drink with a light-colored liquid topping. As Wikipedia explains, macchiatos typically have cream, whole milk, or half-and-half in the liquid topping and espresso or coffee in the coffee base.


Espresso is one of the most popular types of coffee in the world. It’s made by brewing ground coffee beans very finely under high water pressure. This results in a rich, strong brew with a dark color and a full-bodied taste.

The smokiness and bitterness of espresso are unmistakable and are favored by coffee enthusiasts who crave that rich, strong flavor that is unmistakable from other types of coffee. This flavored coffee drink is distinct from regular drip coffee, as its fine ground beans are steamed and then brewed at such a high temperature to develop a unique flavor and aroma.


Americano is an Italian espresso shot created by pouring hot water over a shot of espresso and then served black. It is then strained and topped with foamed milk.

Americano is an Italian drink with origins dating back to the early 1900s. However, the drink hasn’t caught on in the U.S. as widely as it would have been if served in American restaurants. Coffee chain Starbucks doesn’t serve Americano but rather the “Grande” version. That is, until 2010 when the brand began offering the drink, which is a blend of coffee, hot water, and sugar.


Coffee is a diverse set of drinks, and each of the different types of coffee has its signature taste that you can taste if you decide to try them out. If you do decide to try out any of these coffees, or if you have any favorite coffees you want to share with us, make sure you share them with us in the comment section.