02.01.2009 - 02.01.2009 28 °C
For those who like a good cup of coffee once in a while or those who religiously drink it everyday, South East Asia is a hard place to visit. We have been on this trip for close to 3 1/2 weeks now and during our journey we have come arcoss many cafes and small coffee shops. Annie has not felt my pain as she does not drink coffee and rather enjoy some tea. I on the other hand like a good cup o' joe and when we visit these cafes or coffee shops I go in thinking that I will enjoy a delicious cup of the local coffee beans. To my surprise, I have not yet found a descent cup of coffee in our 3 1/2 week journey. From my own personal experience so far from this trip, coffee is either too bitter or too dark. Not even a full gallon of creme and a bag load of sugar can fix the taste. Sometimes it even tastes burnt. Annie makes fun of me when I mention to her that the next Starbucks I see I am going in and I am going to get a cup of coffee that will be worth it. She thinks that by me going into a Starbucks I am selling out because I am not in the US and that I should experience the local tastes. At this point I do not care and the next time I see a Starbucks which will most likely be in Malayasia or Singapore I will cave into the temptation and order a delicious cup o' joe. So coffee drinkers beware of the coffee in S.E Asia.