Thursday, June 16, 2005

What is in a Name.

My Friend from Amsterdam (MFA) stresses that coffee shops in the Netherlands aren't known for espresso, but for the herb, or rather weed.
One drinks coffee at a cafe or "koffiehuis", the latter known for dark brew that leaves a film in the standard white earthenware cup.
You'll often find a koffiehuis in streets where vendors set up their stalls for the outdoors markets. Customers and market personnel alike frequent those cafeteria style shops for strong brew and Dutch apple pie, or "broodjes", white or whole wheat roles stuffed with cold cuts, cheese, or egg and tomato.
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