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Rüdesheim Coffee
Ruedesheim coffee cups

We took a vacation trip up the Rhine River from Amsterdam in the Netherlands to Basil in Switzerland in July. One of the stops along the river was Rüdesheim, a city in the wine-producing area of Germany. The region is known for its brandy called "Asbach".

They created a drink called "Rüdesheim Coffee". Here is the recipe:

The hot original

  1. Put three cubes of sugar in an original Rüdesheim Coffee cup, pour over 4 cl well-heated Asbach and light.
  2. Stir and allow to burn for about one minute.
  3. Pour in hot coffee and fill to about 2 cm below the rim.
  4. Place a scoop of whipped cream sweetened with vanilla sugar on top.
  5. Sprinkle with grated dark chocolate.
  6. Drink the hot delight through the cool cream.

I looked at the Rüdesheim Coffee cups and decided that I could make some. I don't know if the size is considered important but to my eyes a Rüdesheim Coffee cup was a round bottom section with a flared rim. The picture shows the ones I made (in front of my 10-year Yahoo! award, an espresso machine).

A cold version of the drink is also possible.

The cool delight

  1. Pour 4 cl Asbach over vanilla ice-cream in a Rüdesheim Coffee cup.
  2. Pour in iced coffee and fill up to just below the rim.
  3. Top with a scoop of whipped cream sweetened with vanilla sugar.
  4. Sprinkle with grated dark chocolate.
  5. Serve with a straw and a spoon.

If you stop by the Coffee Pottery studio you can ask for a Rüdesheim Coffee. We'll make it (if we have the ingredients on hand) in one of these cups.

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