// Disappointing coffee leaves a bitter taste
Ok, so twice a week now I treat myself to a coffee that I don't make with one of our sadly crappy coffee machines.
Once I take myself out during the week. Usually midweek as a treat. And once on the weekend Ianiv & I will go to a cafe to relax and read.
So, you can imagine that I look forward to these little coffee breaks. They are now a pattern of relaxation.
However, I am finding some disappointment in the refinement of my palete. I can no longer just sit back and enjoy a coffee, no matter where it comes from. I now get a bit grumpy if my coffee doesn't match up with my level of expectation. I know as a reviewer who only goes out twice a week I will likely encounter many such instances. But it is nonetheless frustrating when I hand over both my money and my expectation for a relaxing hour to a bad cup of brew.
I have been thinking this since Sunday, when I badly needed a little break. Took Ianiv over to the Caffe Dall' Acqua where I'd had a good, but not great, coffee. Well, it was awful expierience wise. Although the coffee was not bad, I felt like I was drinking coffee no better than I could have made. So sad. Although I could otherwise have enjoyed the coffee, it did sour my relaxation.
So, that is my rant. The more coffee I drink, the more picky I get. I expect quality and the impression I get from a bad experience is quite lasting indeed.