Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Coffee house

Sometimes it's really irritating moving to a new city, especially if it offers less than stellar brew in the morning. I love love love coffee of all sorts. Lattes, cappuccinos, espressos, and teas. When a particular independent coffee shop goes the full monty and takes great pride in their product it will only be a matter of time before the customers buzz in.

Variations (wiki) of what I can't wait to try...

Bombón ( "confection"): Espresso served with condensed milk. Served in South East Asia, Canary Islands, Cook Islands and Mainland Spain.

Bicerin ( "Little glass") Made of layers of espresso, drinking chocolate, and whole milk. Invented and served in Turin.

Guillermo: Originally one or two shots of hot espresso, poured over slices of lime. Can also be served on ice, sometimes with a touch of milk.

Black eye: A cup of drip coffee with two shots of espresso in it.

Carajillo: ( slang for "nothing"): Espresso with a shot of brandy.

Con hielo ("with ice"): Espresso with sugar immediately poured over two ice cubes.