"You drink doppio?" she asks. I detect an Italian accent.
"Yes, I need all the caffeine I can get." I answered and smiled.
"I used to drink 15 cups of espresso a day." she continues. "But it is down to two to three cups now."
"Of course, you must be Italian!" I exclaimed.
"Yes, But the expresso we have there is much thicker. And the crema is full and thick. This is a bit watery. I think you Filipinos like it this way."
"Hahaha, I guess brewed coffee-drinking is a fairly recent thing for us. We are still learning."
"How do you find the espresso, Ma'am?" the barista asks.
"Well, a little too watery. But is okay. Illy is good." she answers.
My love for Illy just got reinforced.
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