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Algiers coffee

edited June 2014 in Cafe reviews
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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