i used to hate coffee. only started drinking it out of sheer politeness when i was at uni and had a cleaning job where i was offered very strong filter coffee every single time i was working (which was several times a week) and couldn't think of a clever, unoffensive way of saying 'no'. so it kind of happened. somewhere along the way it really grew on me.
it may have also helped that i have that one specific, very lovely coffee-related memory of my father making my mother a cup of coffee every morning - plus one for himself -, taking it to her to have in bed. he'd sit by her bedside and they'd talk before the day started. and their days were usually quite busy (have i mentioned i have five brothers and sisters?). the routine has changed since, but they still have their coffee together.
then however, i had years where my job nearly ate me up and i had too much coffee trying to deal with that. lately, i have cut down my caffeine intake to nearly zero for health reasons but i still like to have it as a treat. i'll go to one of my favourite cafés, grab a magazine and order my coffee. i took my pictures doing just that. hmmm.
now, as to jane's questions:
how do you say "two coffees with milk" in your corner?
"zwei milchkaffee bitte"
what are the most popular ways to drink coffee?
in germany, i reckon most people drink filter coffee, with milk and sugar. most people have filter coffee machines at home as well as in the office. more often than not it sits on the hot plate far too long and tastes hideous. cafés and restaurants tend to serve italian-style coffee
how do you take your coffee?
milk, no sugar
my favourite is espresso macchiato
french press, percolator, espresso, or other?
i'm the proud owner of a stove-top espresso maker, french press and not-so-proud owner of a standard filter coffee maker
are you a dunker?
what was the funniest topic of conversation over a recent cup of coffee?
comparing waistlines after dinner. not exactly uplifting, but causing quite a lot of giggling...
see how other people drink their coffee around the world here:
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