I’m still taking you on a retro tour of our 2007 visit to the Island of Sal in Cape Verde.
On the less dry islands of Cape Verde they grow a limited amount (but excellent) coffee and the extremes in sizes of the vessels they arrived in had me laughing…
…admittedly the strength of these two cups differed enormously!
Himself’s after dinner coffee…. that IS a demi-tasse cup…. so the cup itself was as big as a shot glass and it was less than half full!
…there was even a dinky little plate that came with it…
Himself, like most Dutch, drinks his coffee far stronger than is usual in many countries outside Europe , and after seeing the size of the cup it was no surprise that this little coffee (called a “bica“) was mega-strong indeed. It compared well to they way the Greek’s drink their coffee, which Himself also likes.
However, if you are from outside Europe then there’s a high chance that this coffee would come as a bit of a shock.
..Then compare this to Kiwi Best-Friend’s morning brews… first coffee I’ve ever seen served in beer mugs ! (they call this one a “galã“)