Photo Friday – Coffee Culture in New Zealand

1 Mar

We could not find a decent cup of drip coffee to save our lives in Australia or New Zealand.  Down under, they are all about the ‘long black’ or the ‘flat white’ or any other variety of fancy espresso based coffee, non of which really satisfied my need for a basic morning cup of black sludge.  That said, they really have perfected the art of the fancy coffee, as evidenced by the multitude of patterns you are sure to discover in your milk foam at any decent coffee shop.  We particularly liked this one, the New Zealand silver fern.



4 Responses to “Photo Friday – Coffee Culture in New Zealand”

  1. Carol Hodges March 1, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    We also found that tea is very important at least five times a day…a “cuppa” is an institution.

    • Ashley March 15, 2013 at 12:08 pm #

      Oh yes, so much tea! I was never a big tea drinker, but we did end up having a lot of it with breakfast at many hostels.

  2. Rebecca March 1, 2013 at 6:16 pm #

    As an Australian I would disagree 🙂 I find the American coffee shocking! I guess it’s what you’re use to. There was a very interesting local doco on the coffee culture in Melbourne, where it’s a bit of an institution.

    • Ashley March 15, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

      I’ll say, drip coffee isn’t always as tasty (though it really depends on where you get it) but I can always grab a cup on the way to work for $1 from nearly any corner bodega in NYC. It’s fast, easy, and just enough caffeine to get me through the day! If I had to pay $4-5 every time I wanted one, I’d be broke!

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