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Topic: Spanish coffee? (2 msgs / 43 lines)
1) From: Frank Parth
So my partner and I are leaving for Madrid, Spain, later this week. I'm giving a talk at a conference, but we're going to use the opportunity to do some vacationing for a couple of weeks. 
She's not as over-the-top about coffee as I am, but still likes a good strong cup. What should we be looking for in Spanish coffee styles? Strong? Weak? Turkish? Espresso? Are there any coffee shops in Madrid that should be visited?
Thoughts and suggestions are very welcome.
Frank Parth

2) From: Bill Morgan
I don't recall any really memorable coffee in Madrid.  I usually
ordered a "cortado" which is espresso "cut" with a little milk/foam. 
Kinda like a macchiatto.  One interesting coffee house worth a visit
is the historic Cafe Comercial at the Plaza de Bilbao (I think,
definitely Metro Bilbao).
What you must try in Spain is the hot chocolate!  If you haven't had
Spanish chocolate con churros, you have no idea what is possible with
chocolate.  The most famous spot is the Chocoloteria San Gines, in
Plaza San Gines.  Great, but it was very, very crowded when we were
there.  We also enjoyed a spot I don't remember the name of in the
Plaza de Santa Cruz, located on the Calle de Atocha near the Plaza
Mayor.
Have a wonderful time!
Bill
On 4/24/06, Frank Parth  wrote:
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