We had coffee at the Trattoria Bar il Baretto in Manarola, which is part of the Cinque Terra region in Italy. Manarola is a tiny place, with not too many options for coffee.

Well, apparently we did make the wrong choice.

The coffee was quite horrible, but aside from that we can confidently say it was made by the most inept person of our entire trip. Aside from bad coffee, the milk is the topper. Imagine for yourself the steamer, caked with milk, and there you have this situation. It’s called a cloth. Concept.

Perhaps I should have just refused to drink anything made with that frother, but truth be told this was one morning where I wanted coffee not just to try coffee, but because I really needed a cup of coffee. The things we do in desperation!