Coffee came to Canada a few years after it was introduced to Europe. In the mid of the 16th Century (around 1668) the coffee culture began to rise in Canada with the opening of the first coffee shops, which they were called Coffee Houses.
It is said that these houses served coffee, alcohol and other beverages and most nights they hosted pop and jazz parties.
Over a century after this “coffee-culture” had started a Canadian hockey player named Tim Horton saw the market gap and founded the Tim Hortons Inc, which was a fast food restaurant chain.
His restaurants quickly became famous for the coffee they had. From cold brew to latte and cappuccino, he instantly exploded the coffee market and culture in his country.
The Coffee Culture in Canada
Canada due to its cold climate, (sometimes the temperature can drop way below -38°c) has many classic espresso and cappucino coffee lovers.
But for the most part people prefer to drink their coffee with alcohol and more specifically Rye Whiskey.
We don’t know precisely how they ended up with a coffee recipe which has Whiskey in it, but we do know that it has many similarities with Irish Coffee.
As you can see, in the following research which was done by Statista Consumer Market Outlook, coffee consumption in Canada has increased in the last decade and we can see Canada rising in the top 5 of the chart.
The average per person (capita) coffee consumption in Canada is set to be 5.5 kilograms which is considered a very high number but still safe in terms of health.
How to Make Canadian Coffee
- 4 ts Pure Maple Syrup
- ½ cup Rye Whiskey
- 3 Cups of Coffee: hot, black, double strength
- ¾ cups Whipped Cream
Steps to Make Canadian Coffee
Collect all the Ingredients.
While waiting for you coffee to brew, whip your cream with the 4 tablespoons of maple syrup
Warm your 3 Cups of black coffee.
Now divide your Syrup and Whiskey in 3 coffee cups.
Pour the coffee in each cup. Try to fill each cup in the 3/4 range so you can have space for the whipped cream
Add the Whipped Cream and serve!
You can download the recipe below:
- Moka Pot (optional)
- 4 Tbsp Pure Maple Syrup
- 1/2 Cup Rye Whiskey
- 3 Cups Hot, Black Coffee
- 3/4 Cups Whipped Cream
- Collect all the Ingredients.
- While waiting for you coffee to brew, whip your cream with the 4 tablespoons of maple syrup
- Warm your 3 Cups of black coffee.
- Now divide your Syrup and Whiskey in 3 coffee cups.
- Pour the coffee in each cup. Try to fill each cup in the 3/4 range so you can have space for the whipped cream
- Add the Whipped Cream and serve!
- You can add if you want Caramel syrup, just make sure not to add the Maple Syrup
- Try not to overdo it with the Whipped Cream
- If you want you can use Heavy Cream
As we expected it is very easy to make Canadian Coffee at home. Most people will say it has many similarities with Irish Coffee, but the truth is that a lot of countries used to add Alcohol in their coffee (mostly countries with very low temperatures).
The main difference in Canadian Coffee is that it has Maple Syrup as a main ingredient, which other recipes don’t use.