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Around the World in Coffees: The 2015 Edition
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And by that I mean: I get to look back on the last year through the coffees I drank!
Ever since I wrote my first blog post about traveling and coffee, my yearly coffee round-up has become an article I look forward to writing the entire year. I love how a collage of my coffees always tells stories from my kitchen table in Göttingen to far-off places all over the world. The changing of scenery, light, cups, tables, or sweet treats on the side are always part of my favorite memories, because with the help of these details I not only remember a certain place or situation, but also its smell, taste, and feel. Coffee moments aren’t necessarily the big life and travel moments — they rather are moments to let it all sink in, moments to really be there. And that’s exactly why I cherish them so much.
2015 was a great both in travel and coffee: I visited three of the biggest cities for specialty coffee in Europe (Berlin, London, and Paris!), I went to the land where even the most random little cafés still have amazing espressi (Italy!), and I traveled through the Middle East (Jordan and Turkey!) where I tasted a whole new kind of coffee:
January: Hesse and Lower Saxony, Germany
Fleeing into cozy cafés on freezing winter days in Göttingen
January light and Sunday espresso treats in my kitchen
Living room coffee in Amman (while watching Arab Idol on mute!)
Patio dessert in Madaba
One of my favorite coffee and pinch-me-moments of 2015: Being absolutely awe-struck in Petra and letting it all sink in while sitting on the floor of a Bedouin tent, being served coffee and a date in chocolate by a tall Bedouin guy with eyeliner
Coffee on a boat on the Jordanian Red Sea shore — with a view of Israel in the distance!