Whilst holidaying in the beautiful Jalón region of Costa Blanca, I ordered a cappuccino. It arrived not quite how I expected, in fact exceeding my expectations. Heaped with whipped cream, it was a battle to keep my kids from pinching the creamy topping. So unlike the cappuccinos I am used to back in England, where in some coffee bars you are lucky to get a dusting of chocolate, let alone in the shape of a coffee bean.
Second day of holiday, pretty much what I was expecting for my first cappuccino, a fairly standard, but still tasty, cup of coffee.
As the week wore on, I ordered a cappuccino every day from different cafes/bars and the difference in those coffees was notable, and all costing much the same in price, and of course I photographed each one!
What do you like in your coffee, so many to choose from when you enter the well known coffee bars, it can get quite confusing, from a skinny latté, to a mocha cortada, with added shots of flavours. Even smaller cafés and well know fast food restaurants offer more than one type coffee.
What would you offer for your after dinner drinks? A perfectly well roasted ground coffee with milk and sugar? Or would you prefer a barista showing off their skills and producing arty coffees?
Although it sounds lovely to have your own personal barista, producing your after dinner coffees, in reality it might turn into a calamity and ruin your wedding meal. Your guests could be left waiting whilst each individual table was served. The top table might even have finished by the time the last table had placed their order.
Much better to leave the Barista to the coffee bar and serve a good old fashioned freshly ground coffee served with a jug of cream, and of course demera sugar.
photo credit: <a href=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/47022937@N03/10377913676″>That Barista Thing 2013</a> via <a href=”http://photopin.com”>photopin</a> <a href=”https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/”>(license)</a>