Caution: Flames are involved.
Located smack in the middle of Riesling country — that precise region along the banks of the Rhine where Riesling grapes grow in abundance — you’ll find Rüdesheim, Germany. And, while the Riesling produced here is the best in the world, the one drink you definitely should not miss is the one drink you’ve probably never even heard of: Rüdesheim Coffee.
To be honest, until my ship docked here, I’d never heard of it either. In fact, if it hadn’t been for Louisa’s careful briefing during our ship talk the day before, I might have missed it entirely.
So, what is Rüdesheim Coffee exactly and how did it become so famous?
In 1892, Hugo Asbach began …