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.
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