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1. Posted by Kathi20 (Respected Member 270 posts) 9y

In Ireland I had my worst coffee ever (and I do understand my irish friend, who- since she's tasted austrian coffee- and I definitely don't wanna brag- only drinks austrian coffee).

I'm not fussy at all, but coffee needs to have a certain flavour to taste nice and the one coffee I drink in the morning, should be nice at least. Still wondering why the 'irish coffee' tasted so.... different...

maybe I should have put some Baileys in...

although O'Briens was really yum...

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

That's how I feel about Starbucks coffee. It's not bad, it's just flavourless. Like drinking brown water. I don't mind their Frappucinos, but the coffee-coffee is better at Tim Hortons, of all places. My sister works for Starbucks, too, so I get all kinds of free stuff. Maybe I can persuade her to switch over to an Italian chain...

3. Posted by Eleniki (Full Member 125 posts) 9y

I just had the best coffee ever in Spain. Caffe con leche is the one - or if you want it stronger, ask for 'cortado'. It's the flavour that makes it so good - even though we have access to all kinds of good beans here now, it's rare to find a really good coffee in Ireland. Belgium does a mean cafe au lait too.

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Italy has wonderful coffee. Even truck-stop coffee is delicious. And the French always make a mighty fine coffee.

The worst coffee over here is the stuff they make in delis. They either use cheap grains or let it sit too long. Blech.

5. Posted by Kathi20 (Respected Member 270 posts) 9y

man- I love Starbucks! and we don;t have it here!

although I must admit, I've never tried anything but my Chai Latte and the Frapuccinos...


6. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5597 posts) 9y

Best coffee, or at least capuccino, is definately in Melbourne!

7. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

Quoting Utrecht

Best coffee, or at least capuccino, is definately in Melbourne!

Totally agree Michael - l adored the coffee in Melbourne! My favourite being latte!

8. Posted by Kathi20 (Respected Member 270 posts) 9y

why's that?

9. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

In Ireland we dont have a tradition of coffee drinking.
Traditionally people drink tea.
Some people, even in cafes, still make coffee at the strength tea is made, which is weak and sometimes tasteless. And worse still, some cafes still serve instant coffee. Many people in Ireland just dont know any better, when it comes to coffee making.
Luckily in cities this has improved greatly. The coffee in cafes like Bewleys and cafe Mocca in Dublin is excellent.
When u are in a small town in Ireland, it is sometimes better to avoid coffee completely and drink tea instead. The tea is generally good. Having said that, there is usually only milk and sugar to put in your tea. So if u prefer lemon...


10. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 9y

Coffee everywhere in england is bland, tasteless water. We just cant make proper coffee. Anywhere else you go in the world you get great coffee and at very cheap prices. Here you get very expensive crap that everyone thinks is great because they are being cosmopolitan and drinking a frappe!!!!
I have bought myself an espresso coffee maker and I make myself great coffee. I never buy coffee in a cafe here in the UK, its best to just stick to tea.