Rüdesheimer Kaffee

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Rüdesheimer Kaffee
TypeMixed drink
Standard garnishChocolate flakes
Standard drinkware
Irish coffee mug
Commonly used ingredients
  • 125 ml hot, black coffee
  • 3 cubes of sugar
  • 4 cl Asbach Uralt brandy, or cognac, or armagnac
  • Whipped cream sweetened with vanilla sugar
  • Dark chocolate shavings for sprinkling
PreparationFlambée brandy and sugar in Rüdesheimer cup to dissolve sugar. Add hot coffee and top with whipped cream; garnish.

Rüdesheimer Kaffee is an alcoholic coffee drink from Rüdesheim am Rhein in Germany invented in 1957 by the German television chef, Hans Karl Adam [de].[1] It is a popular drink in coffee houses.[2]

Asbach Uralt brandy and sugar cubes are added to a cup. In Rüdesheim, a cup that is specially designed for this beverage is used. The brandy is flambéed and stirred for a minute until the sugar dissolves. Strong coffee is added, followed by a topping of thickly whipped cream sweetened with vanilla sugar. Chocolate flakes are scattered onto the cream as a garnish.[3][4]

The special café as served in Rüdesheim in 2014
External images
image icon 1. Cup of Rüdesheimer Kaffee
image icon 2. Preparing to flambée the brandy
image icon 3. A Rüdesheimer Kaffee cup

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  1. ^ Rüdesheimer Kaffee[permanent dead link] Ruedesheim.de. Retrieved: 2012-11-20.
  2. ^ Nadia Hassani: Spoonfuls of Germany. Culinary delights of the German region in 170 recipes. Hippocrene Books, New York NY 2004, p. 188. ISBN 0-7818-1057-4.
  3. ^ Rüdesheim Coffee Archived 2013-01-16 at the Wayback Machine Asbach.de. Retrieved: 2012-11-20.
  4. ^ Cruising the Rhine Archived 2013-01-16 at the Wayback Machine Travels and Traditions, 2008.

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