As a proud coffee addict, I see the humor and the truth in this.
Coffee is the sturdy foundation of the food pyramid, the baron of beverages, the high lord of liquids.
Writing and coffee go together like chocolate and peanut butter, Sonny and Cher, Barack Obama and Joe Biden.
In fact, I can’t remember the last time I didn’t write anything serious without a fresh cup of coffee. IT IS REQUIRED.
As to the common explanations for Italian coffee terms, I can see the value in translating Coffee Snob into English.
This isn’t wine. You don’t need to sniff the stuff in a decanter and talk about notes of pear and tobacco. Yes, bad coffee is terrible, and a sin against humanity. There is coffee I refuse to drink.
But good coffee should be celebrated and accessible to all, not just an exclusive few.
So: I raise my mug to the good people who work at this coffee shop and came up with this list. Thank you.