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A Milchkaffee from Double Eye in Berlin. Photo: Berlinow

Can you manage a soup bowl full of milk and coffee? Then go ahead and order a Milchkaffee.

Milchkaffee is the German edition of the french café au lait. Most commonly it’s prepared from espresso and steamed milk, but can also be made by simply mixing dark coffee and heated milk.

Traditionally, the beverage is served in a soup bowl but can also be presented in a large cup. If you decide to order this mega sized coffee, make sure you have some time on your hands. Up to three shots of espresso and 0,3 liters of milk should not be gulped down in a ten minute coffee break…


The original version of this article was first published on 2012-04-23.