Source: Peter Hitchens blog
I make no apology for liking coffee.
I agree the Flat White is an improvement on the Caffe Latte, but it's still quite hard to find.
Most French cafes nowadays serve a washy substance, simultaneously bitter and weak, which can spoil your whole day.
The Italians and the Spanish make a better job of it.
Also exceptionally good is the coffee served at Lou Mitchell's, the wondrous breakfast joint round the corner from Union Station in Chicago, rivalled only by the Tabard Inn in Washington DC as places where proper American coffee can be got, or should I say gotten.
In my case (I can't drink black coffee without an instant headache. Coffee, for me, has to have fat in it) it's best accompanied by a splosh of 'half and half'.
Most American filter coffee is foul, which is why I'm personally grateful to Starbucks for existing.