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.
Five years have passed,
Einspänner and Demel are still around!
Einspänner photographed at Demel in April 2012
Image and Text © by Merisi