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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Surprise Midweek Bonus Strip: The Little Things, Redux

Over the weekend I attended the 2015 Berlin Polyglot Gathering, where among the esteemed participants I met Benny the Irish Polyglot, language learning maestro and self-proclaimed Charming Irish Lad. He mentioned he liked my 2013 strip on an American's perspective on water rights in Europe, and felt the same about good espresso in the USA. 

So, I rewrote it for him.

espresso in the usa made for benny the irish polyglot

My guess is he's talking more about diners off the interstate than those fancy hipster joints

8 comments:

  1. My goodness, can't believe I missed you in Berlin! Unfortunately I was attending the Translators conference in Zagreb that same weekend. I've just flown to Canada and the first thing I did to overcome jetlag was order a coffee -- from Starbucks -- and this is *exactly* how I felt! :-)

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  2. I feel this. Being a portuguese in Brazil is though when it comes to coffee. I don't think brazilian coffee is AS watered as american (never had any american coffee), but it definitely is no espresso. And while in Lisbon every single bar/restaurant in any street corner will be able to serve you an espresso, here in Brazil there are just few places that sell it.

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    1. Agreed! A nice thing about Southern/Central Europe is that there is no such cafe/bar/restaurant that wouldn't have a good coffee machine. It is quite different in Northern Europe, at least in Finland where you mostly get watery drip coffee.

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    2. Are you in a smaller city? In São Paulo, the challenge is finding a really good espresso but just-okay ones are served everywhere.

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  3. Thanks for introducing me to Benny (in a virtual sense). And my favourite espresso is made with my old Italian caffettiera - no matter where I am in the world (even backpacking in the Rockies) I am never far from a good espresso.

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  4. Espresso: Natures form of how effin different the US is to Europe.

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  5. Eww Benny Lewıs gross

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