When it comes to America(ns), we may be one of the populations that overly abuses our daily caffeine fix but that hardly means we’re the most refined when it comes to our methods of consumption.

Not to point fingers, but large coffee chains are certainly one of the main reasons why our palate may be so… unrefined, or at least lack depth.

For anyone who has worked at a coffee house before, you will soon find out that Americans really don’t know the difference between a latte, cappuccino or macchiato – and don’t even get me started on when people order a frapuccino at non-Starbucks locations.


Other habits Americans typically have when it comes to their morning cup of joe include: ordering double shot drinks, dousing their coffee in sugar, ordering flavored coffee and (perhaps most egregious) topping their drink with a mound of sugar-y whipped cream.

While these are all modifications you can surely get away with in the comfort of your local Starbucks, you certainly shouldn’t think these are available/acceptable abroad.

Because we care about you and don’t want you to get stared at like a leper, we’ve provided this infographic on coffee etiquette around the world brlow, courtesy of FoodPackagingLabels.net. Coffee is an art form and should be treated as such…

coffee etiquette largeInfographic via FoodPackagingLabels.Net

What coffee etiquette or knowledge have you picked up in your travels?