Virtual Cafe is a place where they always serve your favourite kind of coffee (prepared by you). It is open 24/7 and you can hang out in your PJs.
Isn’t that nice?
Virtual Cafe is in the works. The idea is to have a virtual space for coffee lovers to hang out and talk about things. Tea lovers will be welcome to, of course. I am still not sure how accomplish this. I want it to be here on WP but I don’t know if that’s possible.
In the mean time, take a moment to read a bit about what coffee means to a Colombian born like me.
Tomémonos Un Tinto, Seamos Amigos
A tinto is the presentation par excellence of a cup of black coffee as well as its antonomastic name in Colombia, where references to it are synonymous with affection and hospitality. A tinto may cost up to four pounds on a London street, yet in Colombia it may be obtained for free. Practically anyone is willing to prepare and offer it and begin a dialogue surrounded by the aroma of coffee. This was the reason behind the creation a few years back of the flagship phrase for a successful publicity campaign: “Tomémonos un tinto, seamos amigos”, which could be translated as “Let’s have a tinto, let’s be friends.”
The initiation of friendship actually begins with the mule driver’s sensible work on the mountains to make the earth bring forth its best fruits. And those of us who are honored by drinking such a delicious beverage can only thank this sensible work, because it is thanks to coffee that we get to know the good news of each day.
It is customary in Colombia to begin the day with a cup of coffee that gives us energy and optimism. Just about anywhere. In coffee landscapes, beaches, exotic settings, and big cities, there will always be someone to offer a tinto.
Now I need a badge. How does one go about making one?
9 thoughts on “SSG’s Virtual Cafe”
The only hot drink I like is coffee so yes to the virtual cafe.
Awesome! I have to get working on that
OK so tell me how you make a tinto? What distinguishes it from all other cafecitos?
Oh GREAT question. A tinto is just black coffee.
Yes, sorry. Nothing special. We colombians – like every one else, drink either Tinto (black coffee) or Cafe con leche (latte).
But a Colombian black coffee -made with Colombian coffee and our traditional way of brewing, is just delicious
Ahhhh….secret ways of brewing, eh? Want to share?
For sure. Like I mentioned below, the post if already in draft. I’m sorry you will have to wait a little bit for me to finish it, though. I’ll do it once I am back home :)
Do you use the bolsillo?
I am not sure what the bolsillo is. We use something made of fabric that we call – not very original, I know, Filtro de cafe (coffee filter) or just filtro. It made be the same thing. Best way to make coffee because not only you get great tasting coffee but you also fill the room with the aroma of the best coffee of the world.
Funny (in an awesome way) you should ask. I have a post in my drafts about the whole coffee tradition but then life got in the way…