There’s a part of my heart that is truly Melbournian – the coffee part. I was late to develop a taste for the brown bean, but now I would struggle to live without it. My little machine (the most basic Delonghi) makes me a terrific brew every morning, starting my day with a delicious blend of bitter, fruit and acidity. Espresso is my coffee of choice, but that comes with it’s own risk – poor quality coffee cannot be disguised in a short black. A latte, that’s much easier to pull off, but an A+ espresso is more elusive. Nonetheless, all the more satisfying when I find a good one.
There are, of course, many songs about coffee, and Java Jive is one of my favourites.