Tell the truth, how far are you willing to go for a great cup of coffee? I know there are a lot of caffeine addicts reading this post – “caffeinated blogger, writer, mother, father,” etc., I read the descriptions in the profiles of blogs and social media pages. It seems the world functions on caffeine.
I admit while I’m not a habitual coffee drinker, I’ve been known to drive six miles or more for a good cup of java.
In the U.S., Starbucks has become synonymous with coffee. You’ll often hear someone say, “I need a Starbucks.”
Personally, I do not understand how anyone who has ever had an Italian coffee could enjoy Starbucks.
I don’t claim to be an expert, as I said, I’m not even a habitual coffee drinker. But what I do know is this, a good coffee should be smooth and not biting on your tongue. It should be the correct temperature: not too hot, not too cold, and it should smell good.
In Dallas, there’s one place in particular that has real Italian coffee. They use only Segafredo Zanetti coffee from Italy. It’s almost twenty miles from my house, but it’s worth it. I’ve even set up business meetings there just to justify the distance I have to travel for a cappuccino. Then again, it’s not as far as Rome.
I took this photograph outside one of my favorite bars in Rome. It’s not really near where I stayed when I was there, but they consistently make one of the best cappuccinos I’ve had anywhere. The foam is nice and frothy and the temperature is just right. Plus, the service is friendly – totally worth the twenty-minute walk. Besides, walking in Rome is one of life’s great pleasures.
Admittedly, I’m crazy for anything Italian, so to be fair, I’ve also had delicious coffee in Spain, Mexico, and probably some other places I can not recall at the moment.
So tell me, how far will you go, literally or figuratively, for a good cup of coffee?
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