Some of the coffees I've enjoyed in coffee shops and restaurants.

by Nick (Coffee Detective)
(Montreal)

Coffee and conversation off the Holloway Road in London.

Coffee and conversation off the Holloway Road in London.

Coffee and conversation off the Holloway Road in London.
After dinner espresso in Bonn, Germany.
Lazy morning cappuccino in Montreal.
Family brunch with coffees at King's Cross, London.

For me, the experience of drinking coffee changes according to the environment in which I drink it.


When I drink coffee at home, it's pretty much a need. I wake up and need a coffee. Same as when I'm sitting at my desk working.

But once I'm out of the house and in a coffee shop or restaurant, the experience changes.

In a restaurant, my coffee is something to enjoy at the end of the meal, but usually plays second fiddle to the meal itself.

As for the coffee shop experience, that's my favorite. I don't sit down in coffee shops alone. I'm always there with someone. And it's the combination of coffee and conversation with one or two other people that creates my favorite coffee-drinking environment.

In a way, this is what coffee does best. It anchors the moment. It creates a shared space in which conversation can flourish.

It also creates memories. I have clear memories of sitting in a particular coffee shop with a particular person at a particular time.

Of course, these memories last longer when I remember to take a photo of our coffees before we drink them!

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Sep 12, 2014
Coffee in Europe
by: Debra-Lynn

Sitting at the Fiori Café in London's Leicester Square watching life go by was a favourite pastime. Having coffee in the early morning work rush in Paris. However nothing in Paris is a rush. Coffee & smoking is an art form. Italy...what can I say nothing beats a coffee experience in Italy. Found an Italian coffee shop in Madrid...priceless. Coffee in Cyprus or what is known as Turkish Coffee was exceptional. Served with water and Turkish jellied candies...loved it. At home I grind my beans daily and use a French Press to make my brew. I use almond milk with vanilla or I have it black. Each morning have my cup while sitting at computer checking over night mail from across the globe

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