Tuesday, 13 October 2009

catch up with friends....

Coffee and cinnamon
Originally uploaded by Leone Fabre.

...... we don't need coffee as an excuse to meet, but it is a way of saying "let's meet up" ..... "let's grab a coffee", or "hey, how about we meet for coffee?"

A nice way of saying "I would like to spend some time with you".

We never say, "Hey how about we meet for a glass of water", do we? But I guess it really means the same... but it is the coffee that will automatically say we are friends and we are getting together for a chat.

.... and today I am meeting a couple of friends for coffee. So looking forward to spending time with them, having a coffee and a chat .... and that's what it's all about.

The above image is a Cappuccino that I had at IMM (Jurong) one day. I usually have a Latte, but chose the Cappuccino for a change.

Cappuccino is an Italian coffee-based drink prepared with espresso, hot milk, and milk foam. A cappuccino differs from a caffè latte – which is also from the italian coffee menu – in that a latte is prepared with espresso and twice (or more) the amount of milk as a cappuccino – and little or no milk foam.

A cappuccino is traditionally served in a porcelain cup, which has far better heat retention characteristics than glass or paper. The foam on top of the cappuccino acts as an insulator and helps retain the heat of the liquid, allowing it to stay hotter longer.

Outside Italy, there is a custom several places to sprinkle cocoa powder on top of the milk foam -sometimes even cinnamon.

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