Só Peso, Luanda

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The truth of the matter is, I have to confess, this is not my first cup of coffee in Luanda.

Last weekend when I first visited this shopping mall in the Angolan capital, I had tried the cappuccino at another café. The taste and aroma of that cup reminded me of São Paulo.

Besides a few popular specialty coffee bars, I recall that we also visited a bakery cum dessert café in Liberdade. The cappuccino we had there was not unlike my first coffee in Luanda — there was no real coffee aroma or taste, and oh dear, all that cinnamon sprinkled over the already-very-sweet cuppa!

Be it the texture of the foam or the temperature, neither was a decent cup, unfortunately.

Therefore, after last week’s disappointment, I decide to be wary at order an espresso at Só Peso. This ought to be a very safe cup. At most, it might be little over-roasted, but at least it will not be sweet. And of course, with an espresso, I don’t have to worry about whether the milk is foamed properly or not — there is none.

I take my first sip gingerly and discover the taste is far better than I imagined. There is no burnt aroma and the body is quite light. Though the flavour isn’t particularly special nor the crema beautiful, but for me, this is already a very pleasant surprise. Dare I say, a delightful cup?

Perhaps I am really overjoyed, for I can even detect a vague hint of almonds. This cup, this black brew, is a dream come true, at last!

其實這并不是我在羅安達喝的第一杯咖啡。
上星期第一次來這商場時,我在另一家咖啡館那點了一杯卡布奇諾。
那咖啡的口感和味道讓我想起了聖保羅。
記得在聖保羅時,我們除了拜訪了幾家著名的咖啡館外,
在一些甜品店、麵包店也試喝了他們的卡布奇諾。
就和這的一樣沒什麼咖啡味;
而且奶泡上頭灑了許多肉桂粉,不加任何東西都已經蠻甜了。
至於奶泡的口感和溫度。。。。。。還是不提的好。

經過上星期的教訓,我想這次還是點espresso 好了。
最多有點焦味,但至少不會甜,而且也沒奶泡的問題。
戰戰兢兢的喝了第一口。
咦,那味道和口感都比我想象中好得多。
沒有焦味,而且口感還蠻輕盈的。
味道雖然不是很特別,上頭crema的色澤也不是很美。
不過對我來說已經是一大驚喜了。
而且不知道是不是我太開心了,
隱約中好像還聞到一絲的杏仁香氣。


Só Peso
Q-001, Belas Shopping, Av. Luanda Sul, Luanda, Angola
Mon-Sun 7am-11:30pm
+244-2-930-58-9580
www.sopesoangola.com

Kenny is a writer. CK is a photographer. Together they café-hop around the world and have contributed to The Malay Mail Online, Time Out, and other cool publications. Read more of Kenny’s stories at Life for Beginners and check out CK’s photography at Devil's Tales 胡思亂想.

11 thoughts on “Só Peso, Luanda

  1. 终于喝上一杯咖啡!!!感觉像是连锁店的咖啡馆,能喝上好喝的咖啡还是好的 =)
    对面半张脸的是你的driver吗?

    1. 經過上星期那杯咖啡卡布,能喝到這杯espresso,我還蠻訝異的。哈哈。
      對啊,那位在走路的是我公司的司機先生。一般都是他在週末時載我出來買東西。呵呵。

  2. ooo, nice, nice … the kiosk looks like it’s in a bright and cheerful area (also looks quite safe, heheh), and the pastries look well-made also. hope it’s not too expensive, so you can come back here regularly 🙂

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