It is almost impossible to escape the progressive superelevation of coffee. The tz.de columnist Flaucherfranzl is slowly losing patience.
What speaks against simply enjoying the drink and sparing me further analysis? Every mustachioed bike salesman now feels compelled to lecture about maturity and readiness groups. Gone are the days when only one Melitta made coffee a pleasure. What used to be the wine connoisseur is now the bean guru.
The baristi are the new pop stars in Munich. The young man in a corduroy apron enthuses that the new discovery must taste like hibiscus: “Take the tasting notes.” Colombian coffee, sold expensive on the Isar. There is nothing better than regionality.
I don’t notice any difference from the filter coffee I had in a kebab shop a few hours before. Munich central station drank Am I a barbarian if I prefer to invest the 150 euros per kilo of beans in 10 liters of Wiesn beer?
Self-proclaimed coffee experts continue to discredit themselves
It is almost impossible to escape the progressive superelevation of coffee. After reading my new colleague’s introductory email (“Early riser is welcome to have the worm; I’ll take a flat white”), I start the day rather upset.
The mood lifts when I manage to unmask the self-proclaimed experts (“the new mill changed my life”) in the community kitchen. I see her in line for free coffee up to three times a day. Do you also know a touch of bergamot?
“Deep” coffee messages on billboards: the next floor the outside
Munich restaurateurs can’t help but fuel the hype about the supposedly vital elixir. “Follow your heart, but bring a coffee with you!” Reading that again makes me fervently kick the corresponding sign on the counter.
I like how George Clooney handles the coffee thing. He downs his Nespresso without making folkloric speeches afterwards. Coffeeover, give an example: Don’t talk to me about the degree of grinding, just drink the broth!
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