A great cup of coffee or a latte is never far away – unless you’re in an airplane, where you’re usually limited to dishwater coffee that varies from acceptable to awful until you land. Even airlines that serve brand name coffees don’t get them to turn out as well as they do on land. Austrian Airlines is one airline that is trying to serve a better in-flight coffee experience. Austria is known for its coffee and coffee house culture, so it makes sense that they would want to represent that on their airplanes.
Their new coffee service is available to business class fliers and includes a choice of 10 specialty drinks, including Einspaenner coffee, a Viennese specialty made with black coffee, whipped cream and powdered sugar, and Eiskaffee (pictured above), a dessert coffee that is similar to an affogato topped with whipped cream. I don’t need my flight attendants to become baristas, but more airlines could take a cue from Austrian Airlines and add a couple more coffee options to their in-flight drinks menus.