Thursday, May 10, 2007

espresso americano con crema pura vaca y tejido

Cafe Tal en Guanajuato, Gto., MX

(americanos & the sleeve of the forever in progress wear everywhere pullover)

Like many developing countries, Mexico exports its best to the first world and
Sanka/Nescafe-type instant coffee is a
the norm.

But Guanajuato, a great university centered city, has cafes that at least attempt to
reproduce an espresso. Or the Café Americano. The cafe americano
sometimes just meant a coffee brewed in a regular coffee machine. Other
times it did mean what it means in the USA: espresso shots with added water.

You usually need to ask for "crema pura vaca" (lit. cream pure cow)if you
want real milk. Otherwise, it's nothing or the powder or partially hydrogenated
soybean oil dreck you get in waiting rooms.

crema y cafe

Guanajuato is a beautiful and charming city, we walked everywhere,
and we can't wait to go back.


Knittymama said...

Beautiful! Makes me want to go there today.

Rubys & Purls said...

I just love the cafe shot! I wish I were there too, I need a vacation!