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    Coffee of the Day: London

    I discovered the huge world of coffee accidentally while working in London. I am aware of how many more coffee shops there are in London, but these are the ones I enjoyed in my time in London. Taylor Street Baristas Bank, Monument, St. Paul’s, Chancery Lane, New Street, Shoreditch, Mayfair, Canary Wharf I started working in specialty coffee in this Aussie coffee company, so they taught me almost everything I know about coffee. They have a very high level of knowledge and they train people really well. They have 4 different profiles of coffee that they roast, as well as a decaf coffee option and a house espresso which is…

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    Coffee Of The Day: Madrid

    Ever since I started working in coffee, I have become that annoying friend who will only have a coffee in a specialty coffee shop. These are the ones I like the most in Madrid. Toma Café Calle de la Palma, 49, 28004 Madrid (Malasaña) It was the first specialty coffee shop in Madrid. I had the opportunity and privilege of working with the owners and it was a dream. They take a lot of care of each coffee they roast, as well as of the customers and the decor in both places they own. Boconó C/ de Embajadores 3, 28012, Madrid, España. (Lavapiés) A small coffee shop with simple yet cute…

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    Coffee Of The Day: Taipei

    Like the coffee snob that I am, here is the result of the coffee tourism I did in Taipei. Coffee Sweet No. 3, Alley 20, Lane 33, Section 1, Zhongshan North Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei City, 10491 I don’t know if it was my sleepy face, a jet lag effect, or the fact that Taiwanese people are just nice, but even though they did not have English menu, the waitress asked me “black” or “white”, I replied “flat white?” and she smiled and told me to sit. To be honest, when they brought me the coffee I was a bit unimpressed because it did not have latte art on top.…