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

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March 4, 2014

Comments

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?

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。

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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