At this point, I was looking through Google Maps to find coffee places. Cafe Vendome was somewhat close to where I work, so I went there before my shift started. I decided to get an espresso, since I have yet to have one.
Even with one packet of sweetener and a bit of half and half, it was still extremely potent and bitter. It was something that can instantly make you alert. The image that came to me was a bit more detailed than normal: me, hanging in a bamboo cage while Tiki coffee bean people (think those coconuts from Moana, except coffee beans) continuously poke their spears at me. It was a type of strong I was not used to, and I was glad it came in a little cup.
As I am running out of places to visit with unique brewed coffee, and when I realize how much money I spend on coffee each week, I’m dropping my excursions from two to one a week.