Café Maria Theresia
This Viennese kaffeehaus specialty, named in honor of a Hapsburg ruler, raises espresso to fragrant heights with the addition of orange in not one but two ways. The coffee gets a jigger of orange liqueur, while a fragrant finish of grated orange zest crowns the thick whipped cream topping. Michael Kraus

With its lavish orange notes, this sophisticated coffee drink is a classic treat in Viennese coffee houses. This recipe first appeared in our Jan/Feb 2013 issue along with our article The World of Coffee.

Yield: serves 1


  • 3 tbsp. orange liqueur
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 8 oz. brewed coffee
  • Whipped cream, for serving
  • Grated orange zest, for garnish


  1. Fill a coffee cup with boiling water; set aside for 3 minutes; pour out water. Pour liqueur and sugar into cup; stir to dissolve sugar. Stir in the coffee; top with whipped cream, and garnish with zest.