No More Drip Coffee?

May 13 2007 - 10:38 AM

I’m wading through a jet-lagged Sunday. I woke up at 8am and went to the grocery store and ordered a Caf√© Americano. I just got back from Europe where you pretty¬†inflatable slide much cannot get drip coffee so I made do with espresso shots and hot water. It pretty much makes the equivalent amount of drip but tastes different.

After several days with fairly diluted espresso in London I was switched to about half as much hot water in Paris where coffee-to-go doesn’t really happen. They give you a plastic cup that feels like it’s melting and look at you funny. The stronger coffee grew on me.

The nice thing about being back home is that Starbuck’s Coffee is a
bargain. I had been paying between $3.50 and $6.00 for a cup of coffee
(the higher end being in the U.K. where the Pound is just killing the
dollar). I was ready inflatable water slide to get back to $1.85 a cup for a grande. But my
impulse purchase was for an Americano… and for $1.80 you get a tall
cup with 2 shots in it. Next time I’ll ask for 3/4 water instead of
their topping it off.

Man, it was so much better than the drip that I thought I would have been hankering.