Caffeine culture: Navigate Europe's coffee spots

Coffee culture can differ from country to country in Europe. (Fotolia)

Coffee culture can differ from country to country in Europe. (Fotolia)

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Nothing screams "tourist" more than asking for a cappuccino after noon in Italy, or ordering a latte with your dessert in France.

Thankfully, navigating the European coffee culture scene just got a little bit easier, with the release of a design-led new infographic.

The brainchild of holiday rental company House Trip, "European Coffee Capitals" provides helpful hints and tips for navigating the caffeinated cultural differences between Paris, Rome and Barcelona.

Based on a coffee colored graphic chart featuring clean and quirky iconography, the infographic contains information on the history of coffee, followed by a helpful breakdown of translations and pronunciations for different types of drinks and a map of the best coffee spots in each metropolis.

The design also features a section devoted to avoiding cultural gaffes; for instance, did you know that in Italy, a latte is a glass of milk?

The chart is the latest design from House Trip, which has also produced illustrated guides about Europe's most welcoming and greenest cities.

So now that you're clued up on continental coffee, you're ready to hit the cafes of Europe! Just make sure you've brushed up on your tea etiquette before heading over to London...

European Coffee Capitals infographic by HouseTrip


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