While we like Sakona a little bit more than Old Town for their pour overs, I do get the charm of the outdoor seating
Sakona Coffee Roasters got demoted in Chambo's arsenal as solely to be used for afternoon cold brews ... and those are good.
Last year on my final Bastard day, the battle plan was Sakona for coffee, GOÑI for wine and photos at the fish market* of course ! Then immediately pedal back to hotel, return bike, load up car, high tail it to BIO in Bilbao, say bye bye Basque and prepare to be bonjour-ing before the coucher du soleil.
I executed excellently if I must say so myself, but Sakona's flat white was so inexcusably, amateurishly bad that they ruined the start of my last Spanish summer day to such an extent that I've held a grudge to this very moment
There's always problems percolating somewhere ... and Chambo's always optimizing ... always looking for a solution to problems that don't require one ... or do they ... that's a question for you to decide
* do you folks realize that I have thousands of pics from fish markets all over the place ... yep, I do ... I was considering doing a PhD fish seminar here at one point a few years ago ... but opted not to ... reason overcame me
Like I said, I'm not much of a breakfast guy. My normal morning breakfast is coffee and a yogurt, full stop
So I tried this the first day at Old Town and I liked it ... nice fruit, right ? There is amazing and cheap fruit throughout all of Spain, by the way ... ohhhhh and the tomatoes ... but that's a fruit too, I believe ...
So yesterday on my final Spanish summer day, the plan was Old Town for coffee, GOÑI for wine, photos at fish market, of course ! Then immediately pedal back to hotel, return bike, load up car, high tail it to BIO, say bye bye Basque and prepare to be bonjour-ing before the coucher du soleil.
I executed excellently and so did Old Town !!! even if this Caprese Bagel is actually a roll with hole because Spaniards don't know bagels from a hole in the wall.
I did indeed buy their La Cabra Ethopian beans, per joe, which I was drinking early this morn and I like very much.
Further, because they got a brand new delivery of some other beans that were roasted one week ago, I opted to additionally buy some Gardelli Ethopian beans that I have no real need for (they are hiding on the far right of the pic below) ... but that's not unexpected because I also suffer terribly from FOROOC, which is a sub-condition that FORO suffers often have deal with
Life isn't without its challenges ...