Friday, 15 April 2016

Einspänner and the Titanic
Coffee, the Viennese Way

Two shots of espresso
served in a glass,
topped by whipped cream

Remember how a few weeks ago I was pulling
a Proustian "Remembrance of Coffees Past",
moping about how I missed
Caffè con la panna at Cafè Latour in Rome?
Oh well, did I get a lesson
about Viennese ways to serve coffee
at my next visit to Demel's:
I learned, thanks to a kind Demelinerin,
that an "Einspänner" is but espresso
with whipped cream!
I was red up to my hair roots
and seriously contemplating
to go hide on the lower deck of the Titanic
Six years, and I am still a Beginner.

Einspänner photographed at Demel
Image and Text © by Merisi
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  1. Replies
    1. It's 8 years now, and I still have a hard time memorizing all the names for coffee around here. ;-) I have a cheat sheet, though (and I know Austrians call that Schwindelzettel, not Spickzettel - I got immediately corrected when I used the wrong vocabulary).

  2. That coffee looks divine! I am amazed that there are so many names...good challenge to learn them, for sure.

    1. Learning keeps the little grey cells alive! ;-)
      I am not someone who eats a lot of cream, but I was just thinking to myself that I need to get to Demel's soon, to splurge.

  3. I always love you photos of coffee...espresso with whipped cream? Yes, please!

  4. Kaffee im Wien, is a very long learnng curve. Just see the list at places like Landtmann. Good thing is, plenty of places to try, and for those of us screen-side, we have these wonderful photo essays ! Thanks.


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