Fiaker Coffee

Marion Wilting


This is one of the many Austrian coffee specialties. It is said that this was a brew to keep the Fiakers (the coachmen of the fiacres) warm during the cold winters in Vienna. To keep the heat in the brew and prevent the alcohol from evaporating, it is topped with a generous dollop of whipped cream, and the coffee then is sipped through the cream - don't stir to mix it!
JAP doesn't have "Austrian" recipes, so I made it German because I had to choose something, but of course it is Austrian!!


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4 Min
1 Min
No-Cook or Other


How to Make Fiaker Coffee


  1. Brew a strong, large espresso (ca. 1/4 cup)
  2. Add sugar to taste. Usually it is a lot, but make it to taste.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon or 1 shot rum.
  4. Top with 3-4 tablespoons whipped cream

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About Fiaker Coffee

Course/Dish: Hot Drinks
Main Ingredient: Coffee/Tea/Beverage
Regional Style: German
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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