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borat123

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« on: 11/06/2014, 10:19 PM »
Spending 3 days in North Africa , and just had another try of espresso in Algeria.

Drinkable, but only just...    Extremely dark roast, bitter. Tastes a bit like a cheap robusta.

The large silver bowl in front of the four group Conti lever was full of pre-ground or maybe even instant coffee...  Mmmm

Every cafe I've been into has a three group lever.  Most seem to be from the 80's, a locally made machine called 'Arabica'.

Algeria is a huge consumer of coffee, almost all served as espresso.  As far as I know, not much if any is grown locally.



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« Reply #1 on: 11/06/2014, 11:08 PM »
Teasing me with more lever machines  :thumb:
You have been visiting places that most of us only dream about

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« Reply #2 on: 12/06/2014, 09:51 PM »
More postcards... OK ;)

Here's a few more pics from Algiers & the Casbah:


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« Reply #3 on: 12/06/2014, 09:59 PM »
Beautiful photos
Hope you're having a great time
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« Reply #4 on: 16/06/2014, 11:33 AM »
great pics Borat - lucky you. Are you going to find time to get home, while you're away [ie Kazakstan]?

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« Reply #5 on: 16/06/2014, 12:11 PM »
have always wondered what the coffee was like in those North African countries. For some reason I assumed it would be pretty good, but had a friend go to Morroco and he mentioned that the cafe scene mostly revolves around tea; is that the same in Algeria?

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« Reply #6 on: 16/06/2014, 06:51 PM »
Actually the consumption of 'espresso' is huge, with little caf

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