French Kiss: The NYT’s Parisian Strand Job
After slurping and schlepping all over Paris, a city he clearly dearly loves, Oliver Strand has proudly released this shortlist of recommended cafes for the City of Lights:
Finally, Paris has a coffee scene. The city has always been the paradox of the industry, a great cafe town where an otherwise discerning audience happily throws back watery shots of ashy swill. I first wrote about Paris coffee in 2010, and after returning to the topic last year I decided to sit on my hands until somebody in the city figured out what it was missing.
It happened. This year, three cafes opened that treat coffee as if it’s a part of the world of gastronomy, a drink to be crafted and savored, rather than a commodity, sold as if it’s fuel…
I’m often asked for my list of favorite Paris coffee spots. Now I have one to give.
Kudos, Paris! Read the whole thing here, via “The Moment“.