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Buenos Aires knows espresso

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Espresso in Buenos AiresBUENOS AIRES: I expected good meat when I came to Argentina and Uruguay and got it, but what surprised me in Buenos Aires was the quality of the espresso.

All places had espresso machines and you didn’t even have to say “espresso”. Asking for “cafe”, or “cafe doble”, would get you a freshly-made cup of espresso.

I think part of the reason it was good is because it is what people drink. I’ve been to places in the United States, such as certain bookstores, where the counter workers never drink it themselves and so have no idea that it doesn’t taste right.

From corner cafe to high-end restaurant, they all serve and drink it, and I found it consistently good.

The other thing I liked about this espresso nirvana was that the drink was always served with a small glass of bubbly water - “agua con gas” - and a pastry. The cafes put some effort into choosing the pastry and I liked see what they came up with.

Here is as small collections of some of the side pastries I was served. When in Buenos Aires be sure to eat the steak, but save room for espresso.

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