Darlings! Did you know that La Diva only became a true coffee drinker since moving to Miami three years ago? Since I am already a hyper and highly energetic person, DJ Nevah L8 frowned upon La Diva partaking in any sort of concentrated caffeine blast, it made me edgy and easily agitated.
However, that changed when I learned to only take coffee with breakfast and NEVER in the afternoon. (though Nevah L8 still disapproves!) Now, I truly enjoy a good hot cup of java and was happy to partake in the delightful drink when returning to Sydney, Australia recently.
If you wanted something as fancy as a caffelatte or a macchiato, you would have to go to inner west suburb of Leichhardt, Sydney’s “Little Italy,” to get a “real” coffee. (Drip coffee was, and still is, virtually non-existent in restaurants and establishments outside of domestic use in Sydney, thank God.)
THANK GOODNESS THOSE DAYS ARE LONG GONE!
After being away from my beloved Sydney for almost seven years, I can honestly say:
SYDNEY-SIDERS ARE ADDICTED TO THEIR JAVA! (more than ever!)
In the end, Mossimo, the owner, ended up chatting with us about a recent visit to Miami, pressed his business card and some pistachio biscotti into our hands with promises of a stateside visit! We were only in the joint for 15 minutes and La Diva left with a coffee education, sweets and another friend!
The Belaroma website is chock full of fascinating coffee facts, you can click here to read more!
What’s YOUR coffee story? Do you have a local café that roasts their own beans or offers any thing truly special? Tell Diva your story here!
Originally posted 2009-04-06 11:58:00.