i´m with you on colombia, those little cups of it they sell on the street are cool, just the thing after a 10 hour bus ride!
But I fell in love with the iced coffee and condenced milk in Santa marta on a 35degree+ day. Granzado or something it was called...
Gee...I don't know much about coffee (I'm not a connoisseur) but during my trip to Europe last year, I had the fortune to taste coffee from many countries (Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and France).
My verdict: (Please don't blast me for this! haha...) Italian coffee tastes the best because it's rich and robust while German coffee scores lowest...it's bland and dilute. So, there you go.
Worst coffee I've ever had - instant coffee in Cairns (BLEAH!!!!)
Second to that - all the coffee I tried in New York
Best coffee, or at least capuccino, is definately in Melbourne!
Totally agree Michael - l adored the coffee in Melbourne! My favourite being latte!
I'm quite late joining this coffee discussion especially because I'm an addict! I would have to agree with Michael and Purdy, best coffee ever you get in Melbourne. Reason is (to answer Kathy's question) that the coffee culture is absolutely celebrated there (don't know if that makes you think it tastes even better ). And I don't necessarily mean it's only the big chains that sell it, but you can get a decent rich and tasty coffee at almost every second corner.
There's nothing better than sitting at the Yarra or in a café watching the world go by and sipping a caramel latte in the sunshine while you should be at work. That's Melbourne coffee for you .
Good coffee is fresh coffee. Up until recently I thought nothing could compare to the aroma and taste of Italian coffee in Rome. Then I went to Vietnam, and found that Viet filtered coffee was every bit as good as Italian. My hotel in Saigon served iced white filtered coffee topped with chocolate syrup! - SUPER
My problem here in the States is that I live alone, and in the morning I use my mini drip system to make a small pot of American brew, and if I don't drink it fast enough, it will cook and the coffee is ruined. I'm thinking very seriously about getting one of those aluminum Viet drip filters to make 1 decent cup of brew. I don't like Starbucks either (especially the price!)
When you say Irish Coffee here in the States, we think you mean espresso with Irish whiskey, a little sugar and whipped cream on top. VERY VERY GOOD!
Kona homegrown organic. Sooo good, yeah?
Doesn't Irish coffee contain whiskey!!??
this thread was started a year ago so the OP mightnt still be in ireland but if you are you should check out the Bald Barrista on south great georges st in dublin.
its run by a Kiwi who used to train barristas all over.
iv been in there and heard italians say that its the best coffee theyve had outside of italy.
decent coffee is very new to ireland, we are mainly tea drinkers, but its becoming more fashionable and available. and unfortunatly like everywhere else we now have starbucks. the canadians on here might even be tickled to hear that you can even find a Tim Hortons stand in some stores.