What makes icelandic coffee so darn good?

@kheng69 (157)
Malaysia
July 15, 2009 9:55am CST
I've been to Iceland last summer and was amazed by how darn good they make their coffee. It's aromatic, strong and very dark and you can get it for free (!!!) at a lot of gas stations. Since my return I've been trying to brew coffee that would be as good as Icelandic coffee but I've failed (so far). So, does anyone know how Icelanders make their coffee? What beans do they use? Do they use normal drip coffee makers or something else?
3 responses
@clutterbug (1051)
• United States
15 Jul 09
I was stationed in Iceland for a year and a half, and I love that place, it's where I met my hubby. I wish that the U.S. would give free coffee at the gas stations, but the greed is in full force in the U.S. Unfortunately, I didn't become a big coffee fan until just recently, so I didn't get in on the Iceland coffee. I hope someone knows and tells us, I would like to try it too.
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
15 Jul 09
I have never been to Iceland, I imagine this very cold and icy place-lol- I believe you should have asked the people over there their secret recipe, it might be something special and it might not be. I remember being in this restaurant where I love the coffee, it turn out the only special recipe was that they added cinnamon while the coffee brews. Good luck finding the truth about Iceland Coffee.
@magic9 (981)
• China
15 Jul 09
hey lucky you ! I don't think I'll have the chance to visit Iceland let alone try its good coffee. from your assessment, I can nearly guess how tasty it is. Excellent service at the gas station. There is none free service in china's gas station or in the northeast part of China I should say. none, even plain water can be charged.