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Coffee and Tea Around the World

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Have you had coffee or tea in your travels. What does it look like? How did it taste or compare to your favorite? Was it served in a lovely vessel?
6 years ago, April 3rd 2013 No: 41 Msg: #168431  
Just found this topic. I wish someone had warned me that a 'long black' will be interpreted as an 'Americano' in every country other than Australia! If I had known, I would have ordered a double espresso and saved myself a whole lot of grief. Reply to this

6 years ago, April 3rd 2013 No: 42 Msg: #168446  

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That's funny. Communication with the barista is truly important. Reply to this

6 years ago, April 6th 2013 No: 43 Msg: #168651  

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6 years ago, April 9th 2013 No: 45 Msg: #168814  
Turkish tea does sound great! Have had some great tea around the world but now that I've turned into a coffee drinker, I have found it difficult to find the flavor that I like once I leave our sunny shores. I guess where you are introduced to coffee makes a difference too. In Melbourne - it is definitely the strong, Italian style. Although, also love a small cup of the strong Greek stuff too.
I felt really self conscious when I first started writing on the blog because I was such a whiner about the coffee in London and Paris. I tried to pull my head in a bit because I was sounding like such a Melbournian. I just needed to wear black from head to toe and the stereotype would have been complete! Reply to this

6 years ago, April 9th 2013 No: 46 Msg: #168839  

6 years ago, April 9th 2013 No: 47 Msg: #168861  
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Jane, I didn't realise how spoilt we were with excellent coffees in Melbourne until I moved to London in the late 90s. I used to have to make a weekly pilgrimage to an Italian bar in Soho to get a good espresso. None of the locals understood my obsession...

It didn't help that I had been living in Brunswick and had easy access to Lygon St and Sydney Rd (for Turkish coffee) almost every day. And back then, black was the main colour in my wardrobe 😊
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6 years ago, April 9th 2013 No: 48 Msg: #168863  

6 years ago, April 10th 2013 No: 49 Msg: #168898  

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Lovely!

When I lived in Brunswick, I didn't even drink coffee back then! What a waste. But I think I am making up for lost time now.
I also have to admit that my current wardrobe probably does contain a tad too much black for folks north of the border. Reply to this

6 years ago, April 15th 2013 No: 50 Msg: #169201  

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6 years ago, May 2nd 2013 No: 53 Msg: #170065  
What a pretty cup.

Hong Kong


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6 years ago, May 21st 2013 No: 57 Msg: #170916  
Morocco


[Edited: 2013 Jun 18 13:43 - D MJ Binkley:42569 ]
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6 years ago, June 6th 2013 No: 58 Msg: #171511  

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6 years ago, June 6th 2013 No: 60 Msg: #171520  

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