Saturday, 23 February 2008

Un Cafe Creme, Milchcaffee, etc.

One of the biggest frustrations from living here in Scotland is the absymal lack of good coffee. Originally, I thought I wouldn't be drinking it because lattes are around 3 pounds and who needs a $6 cup of coffee? Luckily for me, I am not even tempted by $6 dollar cups of coffee when they are most similiar in taste to the free burnt coffee you get at church socials or other such events. With the exception of Egypt, where they serve turkish coffee, this is how I rated the coffee of each country I've traveled to:

1. Germany
2. France
3. The Netherlands
4. Poland
5. United Kingdom

Unfortunately my coffee drinking in Poland was very limited. But so far British coffee has been the absolute worst. Tea is another story...


kfed said...

What, your 2 Euro koffie verkeert in the Netherlands wasn't as good as the 3.50 cafe creme in Paris?

The Dutch are displeased.

russeaime said...

I think the French get extra points for their philosophy of coffee. The traditional boules (or bowls) of coffee served at breakfast won me over. If I was rating solely on cafes and coffee, I think the Netherlands would be 1st or 2nd. But aren't coffee and philosophy somehow codependant?