I Love My Coffee says Chef Vanda
My father ran a famous restaurant on Long Island, and at 13 I ran the espresso machine at Le Baron in Hicksville. I prepared specialty coffees for all the waiters; they would bring me the cups with the liquor already in it because I wasn’t allowed to pour alcohol.
When I visited Portugal a few years back, I found they drink so much coffee. At first, I had an espresso every once in awhile but by the time I left I was up to 12 espressos a day.
Throughout my career in the service industry, people always would come to me for their specialty coffees because I could make a milk foam that felt like whipped cream, everybody loved that.
Sit down, let me pour you a cup.
How do you take your coffee? Do you have any fond coffee memories, or is it just me?