LISBON: Coffeetalk

June 11, 2017

to all cappuccino lovers

Yep!! I'm one of those all-day cappuccino drinkers, and I just want to share something with my fellow drinkers: it's great to see that a cappuccino is made with love in Lisbon, but they sometimes put chocolate, or even worse cream on top.

 

Don’t get me wrong the coffee-culture in Lisbon, well Portugal, is sophisticated. Every random coffee place serves a well-brewed espresso. All day you see the Portuguese gathering around the counters of a so-called Pastalaria (coffee shop) to just get their daily shot of caffeine and sweet…. nevertheless, check how they make your coffee with milk.

 

Of course there are a lot hipster places like The Mill, Fabrica where you can get your well –made cappuccino. And I’m not going to deny that I haven’t enjoy my cappuccino’s there. Although, it’s a shame that most of those coffee places are not owned by Portuguese and you pay double price.

 

So I strongly recommend you go to the traditional Pastelaria’s (coffee shop), which you can find on every corner on the street, and order a coffee with a Pastel de Nata.

 

Once you’re in a Pesteleria, ordering a coffee can be a bit confusing so: how to order your coffee?

They don’t talk about espresso; if you want that one, ask for a coffee. A regular coffee (Americano) goes by the name Abatenado. Go for a Galao if you fancy a Latte. And they also have a meia de Leite on their menu probably, which is half coffee/ half milk.

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