[FoRK] [IP] More on economic conditions and tech firms leavingcertain areas (fwd from dave@farber.net)

Luis Villa luis.villa at gmail.com
Thu Feb 3 10:58:31 PST 2005


You can always go to miami and stop at any of the thousand cafeteria
windows along calle ocho for real coffee. [NB: whether or not calle
ocho is actually in the US is up for debate, the coffee is not.]

Luis


On Thu, 03 Feb 2005 10:55:28 -0800, Justin Mason <jm at jmason.org> wrote:
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> In fairness -- Peet's do decent cappuchino and espresso in the US.
> The rest is a wasteland of burnt foam and watery cappuchino-like
> disasters.
> 
> - --j.
> 
> Victor B. Stan writes:
> > Word,
> >
> > I traveled to Italy this summer, near Rimini, highly recommend it as a
> > summer vacation spot, and coffee is espresso as R mentioned. In fact, Café
> > Americano is espresso diluted with water thus metamorphosing into what "we"
> > know as coffee; alas, a zillion times better tasting than anything North
> > American produced.
> >
> > - V
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: fork-bounces at xent.com [mailto:fork-bounces at xent.com] On Behalf Of
> > Robert Harley
> > Sent: February 2, 2005 6:07 PM
> > To: FoRK
> > Subject: Re: [FoRK] [IP] More on economic conditions and tech firms
> > leavingcertain areas (fwd from dave at farber.net)
> >
> > >Thus an archetypically Italian product--caffe espresso--would travel to the
> > >US, where it would metamorphose from an elite preference into a
> > >popular commodity, and then be repackaged and sold back to Europeans
> > >by an American chain store.
> >
> > Sorry, but I got lost around here.  In most of Latin Europe, "coffee"
> > means "espresso".
> > Heck in France "hazelnut" means espresso flavoured with hazelnut,"cream"
> > means
> > espresso with cream etc... and, no, drip sock-juice is not an option.
> >
> > R
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