I have been un-adventurous when it comes to coffee. I’m not quite sure why.
I would always ask for what I consider a ‘normal’ coffee (hot water, either poured onto coffee granules, or filtered through ground up coffee beans, into a mug, with a small amount of either milk or ‘whitener’ added)
In the beginning I’d say “y’know, a normal coffee?” and they’d say
I have since learned that the name for this is ‘Americano’. I’m not quite sure why.
I feel like a twat for this, but I now conform and say “Can I have a large ‘Americano’ please?”
“Black or white?”
“Erm… Can I put the milk in please?”
I feel like saying “Well, dark brown actually”. Not out of beligerance, but because their idea of ‘white’ involves far too much milk. I don’t understand what it is about coffee shops that causes the brains of those who spend most of their week there (i.e. the workers) to forget what a normal amount of milk for coffee is.
So, Why have I not tried other types of coffee - espresso, cappucino, etc?
(And if you mention ‘latte’ I’ll kill you. I think I would rather lick the armpits of a construction worker)