Ha! Seems a bit unrelate to travel, but I'd like to share this post.
Several years ago I was still a cappuccino drinker, you may call common
drinker. A pack of premix Nescafe 3-in-one was enough to satisfy daily
need. Later, I bought separate items: black coffee, cream, and sugar,
and mixed according to my taste. As you may guess, it was pretty normal
drink in normal life.
Then it changed when I visited Italy, home of coffee, I got dragged into
the dark world. Caffe is everywhere in Roma and served best coffee in
the world: Italian Espresso.
Cappuccino is also common served, but local people only drink coffee
with milk in the morning (until noon at the latest), and when you asked
for cappuccino outside that time then sadly you are considered tourist
and got unfriendly serving. So normally I ordered cappuccino in my
breakfast, then wandering across this eternal city until night. When I
had to stop walking for a break, ordering coffee would then be
translated as ordering un caffe, and get espresso served in a tiny
Espresso is dark black coffee and has intensely bitter flavor. Most
people need to put sugar in it, but even I poured 2 pack of sugar to the
Italian espresso, the taste was almost the same as no sugar. Later,
still in Rome, I decided to drink espresso without sugar for the first
time. It was unpleasant, but a life-changing experience :)