Coffee Spills

What I hear and see and think about at the coffee shops I patronize.
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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Montanucci's in Orvieto

On our recent tour of Italy, coffee wasn't always available as early as I'd like at the hotel. But in Orvieto there was a nice restaurant around the corner that opened about 7 a.m.--Montanucci. In Italy, Cafe Americano is espresso with hot water added. It has no flavor. But it does have caffeine. Italians stand up at the bar, drink espresso and nibble little pastries. I carried mine to the table.

Newspapers required just a little adjustment. The English language edition, if you can find it, is 99% bash-Bush, compared to the at-home edition which may be 90% bash-Bush. The editorial page is the ex-pat's suicide letter home.

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