Rüdesheimer Kaffee

A nice drink on a cold day is Rüdesheimer kaffee.  Rüdesheimer kaffee comes from Rüdesheim, Germany. In 1957 Hans Karl Adam made coffee with sugar and brandy and topped it off with whipped cream. Hans Karl Adam was a German television chef and very popular at the time. He dreamed up this drink and it became a hit in local coffee houses. If you are looking for an alternative to Irish coffee or if you have simply run out of Irish whisky, try making Rüdesheimer kaffee.

How Do You Make Rüdesheimer Kaffee?

We suggest that you start with healthy organic coffee, preferably one of the Colombian organic coffee brands. Any coffee cup will do but the best results are obtained with the special cup used in Germany for this drink. Go here to Weinquelle if you want a complete set.

Article:            Asbach Rüdesheimer Coffee set + 2 cups and spoons.
Country:         Germany
Region:          Rüdesheim, Rhein
Producer:       Asbach
Alcohol:         38% ABV
Flavour:         Floral notes, honey, grapes and slight wood note.
Taste: Harmoniously, moderate sweetness, winy with notes after plums, easily nutty.

Rüdesheimer Kaffee Cup

Rüdesheimer Kaffee Cup

Any brandy may work for making Rüdesheimer Kaffee, but to be totally correct use Asbach brandy. If you are having trouble finding this brand go online at The Whisky Exchange.

Asbach is a famous German brandy with an ardent cult following, particularly amongst British ex-servicemen, many of whom have developed a fondness for it while stationed in the country. This 3 year old is the sibling to Asbach Uralt.

Asbach Brandy

Asbach Brandy

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Organic sugar and chocolate are next. Visit our organic ingredients page for help on this one.


  • Grind the beans immediately before making the coffee. Make the coffee first but have the rest of the ingredients on hand because Rüdesheimer Kaffee is put together at the table.
  • While the water is heating for your coffee make the whipped cream. Adding a dash of vanilla sugar is nice touch.
  • Add a jigger of Asbach Uralt brandy and sugar cubes to a coffee cup.
  • Flambé and stir for just a minute to dissolve the sugar.
  • Add the coffee, preferably espresso.
  • Spread whipped cream across the top and garnish with flakes of chocolate.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Enjoy this drink with a tasty dessert such as coffee cake.

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