A “cut” coffee

English: A photo of a cup of coffee. Esperanto...

In Spain, when you want an espresso with a few drops of milk you call that a “cut” coffee. My father, who liked to make jokes, went once to a coffee shop in a northern city where people is pretty serious and asked for a “cut”, but, he said, a vertical one. The barman looked a little annoyed but prepared him the “cut”saying nothing.

Days after that my father was in Madrid and tried the same joke in another bar.

– Please I want a “cut” coffee, but I want it vertical

– And where do you want your milk, at the right side or at the left side?, answered the barman instantly.

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Author: Olga Brajnović

Journalist. In my fifties. I've worked for 26 years in a newspaper in Spain. I worked for two years as a stringer and correspondent in the US, and went as a special envoy to other places like the Balkans. Sea lover. Avid reader. Classic Music enthusiast.

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