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Apfelwein ("apple wine") is a cider, one of Germany's most popular beverages. Germans enjoy this drink in both the hard and soft versions. Apples are plentiful a nd grow well in the central part of the country.

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Germany is also the home of a variety of strong drinks, many of which, like Korn (clear spirit), fall into the clear grain spirit Schnapps category. There are many critically praised fruit brandies including Kirschwasser (cherry), Mirabellengeist (yellow plum), and Himbeergeist (raspberry).

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Coffee is a major liquid refreshment in Germany. Collectively, the Germans are among the most knowledgeable and demanding coffee drinkers in the world.


Except in certain pockets of the country, tea is not particularly popular.

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