Some update of coffee adventures in Taiwan.
Many shops roast with the Feima/Yang Chia machines. Often the cafes are located in small alleys. Often I could not actually "see" a point of interest standing just yards away from it, despite GPS.
The first day I went to Jeanlook Cafe, literally just downstairs from the apartment we were staying at near the Taipei City Hall. The barista weighed the beans on a scale:
Not too far from Jeanlook, another place called Cafe Sole which is located at a decommissioned tobacco factory. Hopefully fewer people smoke therefore the factory had ceased operation. Notice the cup from one of our favorite green bean suppliers?
I now know why the many high end specialty beans are so expensive. To promote a coffee book, the Panama Geisha is used as promotional gift. I tried the coffee as drip....it was actually quite decent, with the typical floral aroma, just not fresh. What a waste!
Tiamo's retail shop:
Typically I would not associate decent espresso at a hotel. But since it was included with the morning breakfast buffet, why not. It was roasted a bit dark, probably in the southern Italian style, but actually not that different from what I remember from Italy many years ago....
Tea cup at a museum. I thought it could be used for cappuccino.
To get to places, we used mostly public transportation. This is Taiwan's high speed rail. I wish we have such a system. Imagine going from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 90 minutes.
Many cafes roast their own. Here is one that roasts with Feima 801N.
As usual, what is coffee without good food? I know it is not healthy to eat deep fried stuff, but this deep fried shrimp roll was really, really good.
And raw fish....