I enjoy a cup of Caffee Nero and I remember a few years ago with my former
Italian employers in from Italy and based at a well known British University in
England going to a coffee crawl around Windsor to find the right type of
Italian coffee for me and for themselves. Up to the minute with everything
I took their advice but I need a drop of milk with my expresso as the
British Culture and Climate doesnt lend itself to strong Italian expresso
coffee and besides that dark black coffee can turn your lovely white
teeth a dull shade of brown ... and that doesnt please your dentist or
your bank manager who have to assist you in repairing your eating
and drinking habits.
The history of coffee in this leaflet discussed the introduction of merchant
ships coming from Constantinople (Istanbul) Turkey ... around 1600 but
making a point that it wasnt until 1800 that this style of coffee being
essentially "Italian". was introduced into England.
Coffee had been made "Turkish" style ... and mind you I still enjoy
Turkish Coffee mostly drunk in Turkey .. but the complaint here is that
it is bitter to the taste. Well in my experience not if you eat one of those
delicious Turkish cakes ... it offsets the bitterness with the sweetmeats
served in Turkey.
This Place known as caffenero became fashionable in and around 1900 in
South Kensington (I used to live in Kensington in the period `1966-7) coffee is
the finest Milanese style and even our students had to be bussed up to London and taken to a coffee house of this style for their delight in coffee dirnking in London ...
Its always good to take time off to have a cup of coffee and we all feel the
better of this pleasant and enjoyable means of relaxation.
Happy reading in caffe.nero leaflets ... Winchester, England. ... keep on
reading .. great stuff at Coffee Houses in the UK!