I am a coffee addict…
In the movies, where there’s that scene when the protagonist — guy, girl — doesn’t really matter, pours themselves a cup of hot coffee and curls up in a window seat, pajama clad and notebook in hand. That’s the feeling that coffee gives me — security, comfort, romance, nostalgia…
And although occasionally I will hit up the Starbucks for a Ginger Bread latte, I’ve never been a huge fan …
On the regular, I like my coffee pretty basic: black with cream, no sugar. Starbucks Coffee just isn’t my fav for that. But there is a local cafe in my hometown called Au Couqlet which is one my absolute favorite places to study, hold meetings, eat, and hang with my friends and family.
I love when coffee grains float a little in the creamy milk chocolate colored liquid, and you can see little puddles of light brown oil floating to the top. The right kinda coffee.
Taiwan doesn’t have any half and half — so my usual black creamy milky love cup was put on hold…, instead I mostly basked in the sugar latte concoction that Starbucks is famous for.
But [ 星巴克 ] or xing ba ke, Starbucks, in Taiwan is REALLY expensive. Just like in the U.S…so I hardly ever went there.
Luckily, I discovered:
Brown Sugar Latte [黑糖拿鐵] for 60 kuai. That’s like $2 American dollars!
Coffee, Tea, Smoothies, Juice: this place has it all.
Even Sandwiches that taste like home…
My staple: Chicken Sandwich on the Softest Focaccia Bread you’ve ever eaten, and my favorite: Brown Sugar Latte. Or White Mocha. I like to switch it up. Sometimes.
Need that caffeine to correct those dictation test, am I right?
[seriously though why is this 咖啡店’s bread so soft?!!?!?]