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Assemblage CO2

March 18, 2023

Assemblage CO2 a little coffeeshop in Plaka.

A lovely warm sunny walking to Warehouse CO2.
It was a choice, Warehouse CO2 in Plaka or Warehouse Assemblage in Mitropoleos Square. Both were equally distance.
A cappuccino, average, not exceptional.
I picked up a box of capsules.
I noticed well made reusable cups. Expensive.
Monday, in Cupaki, well made reusable cups.
Has the environmental surcharge on takeaway cups made a difference. Barista said not.
I have noticed people using reusable cups. Not often, but more often than I would see in the

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March 14, 2023

I had visited Cupaki on the third Sunday of February on my return from Exarchia Square. Cupaki the only coffee shop open.  Coffee ok, not great.
Monday evening, Kolor, Taf and Mr Bean closed.
If I wished for a coffee it was Cupaki or nothing.
I was pleasantly surprised. An excellent cappuccino, on a par with Mokka earlier.
Another suprise. As a cappuccino cools, not so good. This stayed good.
Tables and chairs down the street. I learnt in the morning busy, every table and chair occupied.
As I was leaving I noticed well made reusable cups.
Now late, nearly 8-30. I walked to Omonia and caught the Metro. Now very cold.


March 14, 2023

I jeaded to Kolor not knowing if closed at six or seven. Closed at five thisvweek.
Having missed a coffee, I was given a bag of beans.
No information, a qr code.
More information needed on the bag. Minimal name of the beans, farm, variety, processing. More information on the back. And for more information, a qr code.

Mokka takeaway coffee

March 14, 2023

Monday afternoon, I just made Mokka in time for a takeaway coffee.

Excellent cappuccini.

Ionos moussaka and salad

March 12, 2023

Left half eaten, not very well.

Glass of red wine.

Cocktail: mastika peach pineapple lemon  Ionos restaurant. Too sweet. Assuming ratio equal parts 1:1:1:1 ,  I would change 2:1:1:2 originally too sweet, add a shot of lemon juice too sour, add a shot of mastica, about right.

From where to get these shot glasses? I should have asked the bar.

In Love Again coffee and dessert

March 12, 2023

Pear in Love dessert and cappuccino.

Picked up a copy of Fine No 1.

Morning was warm and sunny. Now very cold.

Açaí Verão

March 12, 2023

Walked down to Morning Bar. Google maps not 10 minutes from Acropoli Metro Station, then back to Açaí Verão.

I tried one of their Açaí bowls. Excellent dessert.

Taf coffee reasonable, could do better.

Where does the Açaí come from? Rainforests cleared for plantation, grown wild?

Environmental credentials leave a lot to be desired. Plastic bowls, takeaway cups.

Wrong location. Need outside seating.

The Underdog

March 11, 2023

Having reached by climbing over the top of Hill of the Muses from Koukaki, I am very tired.

Cappuccino and flapjack.


March 11, 2023

Pagκaki, anarchist cooperative in Koukaki.

I learnt how to make a cocktail, Peppered Spiced Lemon

– three shots of mastica 75ml

– juice of half a lemon

– sprinkle a little pepper on top

Morning Bar

March 11, 2023

Morning Bar, Google maps 10 minutes from Acropoli Metro Station. No fifteen minutes.

I passed This is Loco on the way. Packed. Loud music thudding out. Not pleasant.

Morning Bar also very noisy.

Cappuccino in a takeaway cup. No, I did not want takeaway.

Area 51, not very pleasant taste. as Lot  51.

I ask are there more interesting places further down the street. Yes, and if I turn right.

#coffee #coffeeshop #Athens

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