Spanish Coffee

I couldn’t write about my time in Madrid without mentioning the coffee. As one conference attendee put it: “It really leaves your heart thumping, doesn’t it?” An Italian journalist I had lunch with dismissed the Spanish coffee as “brown water”, but personally, I think she was being disingenuous.

The Spaniards like their coffee strong. They like their coffee breaks. And they like staying up late. I suspect that these facts are connected.