Let’s talk about it: If you don’t get coffee right…it’s horrible. Luckily, London is close to Europe and is not all Americanised Carmel cold whatever…
I hate to be blunt, but if it takes you 10 minutes to order your coffee, you’re in it for the wrong reason.
Coming from the States I never actually was given the opportunity to have good coffee. It just was not an issue. Many Americans think they have it well; in fact, they don’t.
Europeans have been doing coffee for years and they do it right.
We in the States have taken a Mexican burrito and put it in a vat of grease and now we have a Chimichanga… get my drift?
Basic coffee names:
Italian Vocabulary List: For Good Coffee
- caffè (espresso)—a small cup of very strong coffee, i.e., espresso
- caffè Americano—American-style coffee, but stronger; weaker than espresso and served in a large cup
- caffè corretto—coffee “corrected” with a shot of grappa, cognac, or other spirit
- caffè doppio—double espresso
- caffè freddo—iced coffee
- caffè Hag—decaffeinated coffee
- caffè latte—hot milk mixed with coffee and served in a glass for breakfast
- caffè macchiato—espresso “stained” with a drop of steamed milk: small version of a cappuccino
- caffè marocchino—espresso with a dash of hot milk and cacao powder
- caffè stretto—espresso with less water; rocket fuel!
- cappuccino—espresso infused with steamed milk and drunk in the morning, but never after lunch or dinner
- granita di caffè con panna—frozen, iced beverage (similar to a slush, but ice shavings make it authentic) and topped with whipped cream
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