Do Americans drink 'Dishwater Filter Coffee' and other British tales
In How's your Crapuccino on Word of Mouth (Food Blog from The Guardian), Warren Murray posits that the best way to have a good cappuccino in the UK is to make it yourself, at home.
He does not mince words: "On this side of the pond we've been known to heap ridicule on the Americans and their dishwater filter coffee, but let's face it: buy a cappuccino in the UK and there is a fair chance it will be crap."
It is true that some Americans like their coffee watered down.
In my days on the restaurant scene, I heard people complaining that the Decaf was too strong, I have to admit I was puzzled.
The two places I had the worst coffee in my life were in the French Army (eons ago) and at Victoria Station, London (Late 70's).
In the US, many people still have the bad manners of asking for a lemon peel with their espresso.
Many Italians would consider it a crime if you ordered a Cappuccino for Dinner as Delicious Italy tells us.
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