First Italian Coffee Experience.
SomeoneLikeYou Saturday, August 23, 2014
I've been dying for a coffee. Back home, coffee is an integral part of my every day life; usually the only thing getting me up in the morning, ha. I haven't had a chance to get a cup while I've been here because it's kind of just been "go, go, go "but after orientation today I had a chance to relax and take my time.
I walk by this place every day to school and am always so enraptured by it. It has these beautiful crown molding ceilings with white accents, and it opens up in the front so you can just look out at the street while you drink your coffee. Today was the day I was going to get my Italian coffee I've been waiting for!
So, I went up to the register and saw a sign saying that they had NEW, Chocolate latte iced. I thought that sounded perfect since it's pretty hot here, and told the barista I wanted that to stay. The first hilarious thing is that when he asked for my name to put on the cup, he wrote "Loren" instead of Lauren. I'm guessing because Sophia Loren is pretty big over here he guessed that's how it was spelled. I went with it and had a good chuckle and waited for my drink to come out.
He called my name and I went up to get it, super excited and eager because it looked delicious and had coco power sprinkled on top. I took a big, first sip and thought something was peculiar. It tasted just like...milk? I thought that maybe it just wasn't strong coffee or perhaps that I had to stir in the chocolate so I did that and it still tasted just like milk. I shrugged, figuring it was just a difference in our coffees and began reading the little Italy guide book I had with me about useful phrases and such.
I turned to the ordering coffee page because I was curious, and what do you know, right there, in bold letters. " Do not order a latte in a coffee shop. It's not like an American one-- this one is just plain milk."
Guys, I ordered chocolate milk.
Dying it's so hilarious.
With much love, Lauren.