|Alt Wien in VIenna|
We have been here nearly three years and I still not have found a coffee we really like.
Well that is not quite true - because I once did find a coffee we really liked. It was called ‘cafe noir’. I tried a few pounds and we really liked it so I started buying it regularly from Fresh Market.
They have a whole bunch of coffee there in barrels so you just get packets and fill them up.
Anyway I went there one day and the ‘cafe noir’ barrel was missing. There was a woman messing about in he coffee section so I asked her where the ‘cafe noir’ was and she said what is that?
I explained that it was the coffee I had been buying regularly - and she said they did not have it and had never had it. She said she had been working there for some time and they had never had coffee called ‘cafe noir’.
I thought briefly about arguing with her but then I thought - what would be the point - there was no ‘cafe noir’ so I needed to try something different.
I have never seen her again either.
Since then I have tried a few different types of coffee without much success. Some are adequate but we have never been able to get coffee that we like as much as we did the coffee we bought in Vienna - which we bought from Alt Wien. Our coffee was called Caruso and we adored it.
I have just bought some Colombian coffee from Fresh Market and we will see if we like it.
My son Lenny in Australia has started roasting his own coffee. He was doing it in a frying pan - which is apparently possible - but now has a small roaster.
Perhaps I need to start doing this.