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Wet vs dry cappucino??

ziggylu | | Sep 27, 2007 07:54 PM

What the heck?!

Admittedly when it comes to modern "coffee drinks" I have my head in the sand.

In the morning I drink my coffee hot strong and black. At home it comes from a french press. In the evening I drink

On rare occasions I might treat myself to a morning cappucino which I did learn to appreciate when living in Italy. i'm not much of a milk drinker so when I do this it's typically my breakfast...and usually in places I know pull a good shot and will probably know how to make a good cappucino.

When it comes to Starbucks and the like...well I don't know much about them fancy "coffee drinks" but I do confess to liking peppermint mochas and gingerbread loaves at the holidays...but not because the mocha tastes like coffee...more like hot chocolate on a cold winter day.

Anyway, for whatever reason, while out shopping today I decided a cappucino would be a nice treat. I stopped in at a little place I'd never been to before and ordered one to go. First mistake..."to go" I don't know what I was thinking ordering one in a paper cup(ok I'm fussy I admit that part).

I'm asked "wet or dry?"


The look on my face must have said it all. I replied "a cappucino please...not a latte"

I then got a long dissertation on the difference between a wet and dry cappucino. In the end I got a paper cup with two shots of espresso and foam that was as stiff as meringue(they decided I wanted a "dry" one since I kept saying I didn't want a latte)

Is this "wet or dry" thing normal these days??

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