Wednesday, December 21, 2011

[jules' pics] Which continent?

Another of jules' brain teasers. One of these cappuccinos was made in Kamakura and the other in San Francisco. Which is which?
And which one tasted the best?

Posted By Blogger to jules' pics at 12/21/2011 10:00:00 AM


Steve Bloom said...

The lower photo has to be the Japanese one. An expression like that would be considered "dorky" in the U.S. The snack isn't very American-looking also.

Now watch me be wrong. :)

I think you gave away the better taste answer in a previous post.

P. Lewis said...

Well, if the face doesn't give it away, then the tags on the Flickr page certainly do. Fancy leaving "USA" in!

And as Steve wrote: "you gave away the better taste answer in a previous post".

Personally, I much prefer this beverage... or maybe even this one, especially if you like the "espresso" aroma :-)

jules said...

It's a ruse to make you visit my flickr stream.

jules said...


Yes, the bottom one was made in Kamakura. What a lovely welcome home it was to see a smiley face in my coffee.

However, Steve ought not to have known which tasted best. Neither of these were hogwash. I thought it was obvious that both of these are proper cappuccinos of the Italian rather than American style, so both have a chance of being good.

But Steve is right - the Americans messed up! The top cappuccino is from the fancy Blue bootle cafe in San Francisco that I already blogged about. The mistake they made was putting a strong double-shot into a single cappuccino sized cup. The result was horrid! And, curiously, the Kamakura one was more reminiscent of Italy...

Rattus Norvegicus said...

Is that a cross between Hello Kitty and a pekingese? I would find such a visage staring up at me from my first cuppa in the morning truly terrifying.

But then I like my coffee black, like my humor...