Thursday, February 16, 2006

How to Drink Espresso

To drink espresso you have to have espresso.
First you go to a place that serves it.
You walk in and if they have a counter
you ask for a double espresso.
You can do this thing.

Espresso is finely ground dark roasted coffee that very hot water is forced thru into a little porcelain cup.
There are little brown bubbles on top called crema.

If the kid there asks you if you know what an espresso is say yes.
Some of these places want you to buy something else.
They want to sell you something with milk in it.
This milk could be from a cow or maybe from a bean but do not fall for this.
Espresso does not want the milk in it.
Forget it.
Promise me this.
Be firm.
If the kid says expresso politely tell him that there is no "x" in espresso.
Now if they serve your espresso in a plastic or paper cup,
give it back and tell them that you want it in a little porcelain cup like it wants to be.
Otherwise it will not taste right.

If there is no crema give it back and ask them where the crema is.

No go sit down and drink.
Sip it.
Take some time.
Savor the moment.
Think about the possibilites.
Listen to the other guys.
Put your two cents in.
Get out of there.
Go back on the street.
Get something done.


Blogger Patry Francis said...

There's something very original and fresh about this--and all your poetry. I like the way you just follow the poem where it leads--in this case into the street with the injunction to "get something done!"

11:39 AM, February 21, 2006  
Blogger Fred Garber said...

Thanks Patry! When I write, I really do not know where I am going...the thing just has to be written.

1:15 PM, February 21, 2006  

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