- Aug 19, 2020
I suppose I'm similar in when I buy an espresso or americano out I'm picky. Most places serve what I'd best describe as acqua marrone.I don't know about "cork sniffing" or being able to distinguish a hint of peppercorns vs. a soupcon of turnipseed in my Upper Mongolian Aribica but I'll cop to being a coffee snob. Which pretty much means I brew it myself or get it at my one favorite coffee shop. I only allow myself one large cup with breakfast and one small cup a couple hours later then I'm done for the day. So I don't waste it on bad or even halfway-decent coffee.
There are probably three places in the city I can rely on getting a good shot.
Personally I'd LOVE a La Marzocco unit at home. I'd worship it like a shrine. But being of limited income, at home it's moka pot, Vietnamese, Turkish, or in a pinch the occasional instant.