Burger King Coffee

It’s not gourmet.

It’s not going to get approval from your friendly neighborhood coffee snob.

I doubt it will be on any coffee connoisseur’s list of top picks.

Nevertheless, I feel compelled to let you know that for $5 a month, you can get coffee, each and every day for a month–at Burger King.

While my stomach is churning as I write this post, I actually hate Burger King–ate there once in high school and then never again–I must let you know about this deal . . . you just let me know how it goes though 😉

Best Coffee: US Edition

When I told people that I was going to New Zealand and Australia, one city that kept coming up as a coffee recommendation was Melbourne; apparently, Melbourne is world famous on the coffee scene.

It got me thinking: Which cities were known for the best coffee in the US?

My first instinct and thoughts were:

  • Seattle, Washington as its home to Starbucks
  • San Francisco, California; New York City, New York; and Los Angeles, California as each of these cities are food powerhouses so they’re probably coffee powerhouses. Also, a simple Google search for great coffee shops often led me to these places, or their surrounding areas.

According to WalletHub, I wasn’t too far off. Top 3, according to their metrics, were:

  • New York, New York
  • Seattle, Washington
  • San Francisco, California

Check out their article for the full Top 10, maybe this list can become a US Travel guide for my next adventure! 😉

Coffee Gallery

Even on vacation, I took some time in the morning to take it easy.

I bought a few items and enjoyed a long morning. I wrote and listened to French news in the background. It seems simple, and maybe a little boring, but it was perfection. A little quiet time, a little work time, before I set out to explore once again . . .

Parisian morning
Hotel morning in France (@Golden Tulip CDG)

What is coffee?

My eighth attempt to answer “What is coffee?”

Coffee is . . .

  • liquid optimism
  • liquid therapy
  • liquid love
  • liquid patience
  • liquid poetry
  • liquid courage
  • liquid sunshine
**all from memes 😝

New Zealand & Australia Prelude

I swear I have a job, like a real job . . . well, sort of. Define real job . . . 😉

So, I have been bouncing around Europe, sometimes finding lovely places, sometimes not. I have been trying to keep up with my finds, and other posts, to share some genuinely good stuff. As I’m trying to manage all the pictures, and notes, I am off on another trip!

Upcoming travels and possible posts, soon brought to you by New Zealand and Australia! I will be spending 2 weeks in New Zealand and 3 weeks in Australia, 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼 for something great to share — I’m sure there will be plenty!

Coffee Lesson #13

latte art:

  • pictures and/or patterns created by pouring milk into coffee
  • pictures, patterns, and/or embellishments created by drawing on the top layer of foam of a latte, or similar coffee drink

Latte Art

Vicenza, Veneto, Italy: Caffé Roma

Vicenza is a city in the north of Italy. Look at a map of Italy, find Verona, find Venice–Vicenza is in between these two famous cities.

I was repeatedly encouraged to visit Vicenza. I was unsure about my visit, and purpose, I had two significant locales on either side of the city that were calling my name. Luckily, I took the local recommendation.

Vicenza is a cute city. It has less international name recognition, but it’s definitely worth a visit. There’s plenty to see, and a lot less crowds, which makes for a wonderful experience.

Vicenza is known for its beautiful buildings–Palladio, a famous Italian architect, dominates the city. I visited several times; I saw only a fraction of what was possible–there are a few shopping areas, a number of churches, museums, gorgeous buildings, and some truly beautiful parks.

With so much to see, a coffee break will be in order. While I’m sure that any coffee place in an Italian city provides good coffee, I have my heart set on Caffé Roma.

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I discovered Caffé Roma through two new American friends I met on my travels–Vicenza is home to an American base, their partners were stationed at this base, so they were exceptionally familiar with the area, and I let them be my tour guides one visit. They are the ones that took me here, and I will forever be grateful.

Caffé Roma has a small outdoor seating area, in that area they included blankets which I really appreciated as I visited during winter. I enjoyed my coffee outside and stayed warm with beautiful, thick, soft blankets. The indoor seating had a few tables and the most adorable coat hangars at the bar. There is a giant mirror located next to the bar itself where I wrote alongside others from all over the world. Finally, the customer service was superb; the people were patient, kind, and friendly.

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All of this was on top of the fact that they had great coffee, and some superb brioche. In fact, my friends took me here specifically for the brioche–they said it was the best they had tasted in all of their travels. I have to agree, it was pretty spectacular.

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So, if you’re ever in Vicenza, visiting this architectural and Italian gem, make a stop at Caffé Roma–get cozy with some blankets, coffee, and brioche, it’ll be just the break and treat you needed.

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