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Old 07.01.2021, 10:25
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Re: Espresso after dinner

I think OP just got a bad OH apple...

My OH Belle Mere is always going on about proper etiquette after her dinner :

caffe corretto or we all get an ear full
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Re: Espresso after dinner

I follow a simple path:

Coffee is the elixir of life.

Drink it in however, whenever, wherever, and with whatever you wish.
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Old 07.01.2021, 10:51
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Re: Espresso after dinner

As for the etiquette, everyone is free to have their habit/tradition of doing things. Even with my Suisse family, I still take my macchiato with the dessert and continue to ask them if they'd like one knowing full well that the majority of time they wait until after
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I follow a simple path:

Coffee is the elixir of life.

Drink it in however, whenever, wherever, and with whatever you wish.
This!

I have coffee in the morning, after lunch and sometimes after dinner.

I know the etiquette experts say coffee is served after dessert, oftentimes with a cognac, but heck - I hate cognac and everything stronger than a Martini vermouth so no etiquette expert can determine me to follow it "properly".

Btw, Cappuccino is like a dessert for me. Sometimes I prefer a proper Cappuccino after dinner, it's not too strong and it can successfully substitute a cake.

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Re: Espresso after dinner

I wish I could have coffee in the evenings (especially a nice frothy cappuccino), but it keeps me awake.

I drink coffee in the mornings and use to always have one in the afternoon as well, but I've recently switched to having black tea in the afternoons instead. It seems like the caffeine in black tea lasts longer, whereas with coffee, I can often feel a wave of sleepiness come on a few hours later once the caffeine wears off.

Anyways... Apparently, drinking coffee can help prevent dementia, so that's an added bonus.
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Re: Espresso after dinner

Decaf can work pretty well as an alternative for the evenings, @Pancakes
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Re: Espresso after dinner

I was skiing this morning and overhead a conversation between two guys in Italian. One said he went into the cafeteria and asked for a 'caffe normale' and got an espresso. he said, for him a 'caffe normale' has always meant a macchiato!

just another example of how there is no universal norm to the nomenclature.
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Decaf can work pretty well as an alternative for the evenings, @Pancakes
It can. Although it is still caffeinated, nursing taught me that.
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This!

I have coffee in the morning, after lunch and sometimes after dinner.

I know the etiquette experts say coffee is served after dessert, oftentimes with a cognac, but heck - I hate cognac and everything stronger than a Martini vermouth so no etiquette expert can determine me to follow it "properly".

Btw, Cappuccino is like a dessert for me. Sometimes I prefer a proper Cappuccino after dinner, it's not too strong and it can successfully substitute a cake.
Me too! I like a coffee with my dessert, not after. I also sometimes like a cappuccino for dessert. I find that if I drink regular coffee early in the evening it keeps me awake. Decaf works, or waiting until about 30 mins before bed is also fine. Somehow the caffeine doesn't kick in before I'm fast asleep.
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Re: Espresso after dinner

…double cappuccino with Irish cream...my Italian brother in law laughing at me and call my etiquette 'barbarian'...I told him: I am eastern barbarian, I eat and drink what I want and when I want...
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…double cappuccino with Irish cream...my Italian brother in law laughing at me and call my etiquette 'barbarian'...I told him: I am eastern barbarian, I eat and drink what I want and when I want...
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Decaf can work pretty well as an alternative for the evenings, @Pancakes
I know some people who are sensitive even to decaf.
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Yeah, that's what I figured -- that chai must just mean "tea" in Hindi. And there I was, as a stupid American, hoping for some big frothy spicy thing.

This is what I just got on Google translate:

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Same with Matcha 抹茶. I hear people saying "matcha tea" but "cha" means tea.... Or with "wagyu beef"... "wa" means "Japanese", "gyu" is beef. So outside Japan, people are saying Japanese beef beef.  
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Same with Matcha 抹茶. I hear people saying "matcha tea" but "cha" means tea.... Or with "wagyu beef"... "wa" means "Japanese", "gyu" is beef. So outside Japan, people are saying Japanese beef beef.  

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Same with Matcha 抹茶. I hear people saying "matcha tea" but "cha" means tea.... Or with "wagyu beef"... "wa" means "Japanese", "gyu" is beef. So outside Japan, people are saying Japanese beef beef.  
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Same with Matcha 抹茶. I hear people saying "matcha tea" but "cha" means tea.... Or with "wagyu beef"... "wa" means "Japanese", "gyu" is beef. So outside Japan, people are saying Japanese beef beef.  
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