Making coffee like that in Spain or Vietnam

bighatnohorse

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While in Spain and Portugal I would order Cafe Americano - and loved it. Always drank at least two cups because the size was a bit smaller than what I'm use to at home.
While in Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia I used a hotel expresso/coffee machine and pressed the Coffee/Americano button and got a good cup of coffee.
But for whatever reason, a Cafe Americano from Starbucks or wherever just does not taste the same.

What's the difference and how do I get coffee like in Europe or SE Asia but here in the US?
 

wstsider

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While in Spain and Portugal I would order Cafe Americano - and loved it. Always drank at least two cups because the size was a bit smaller than what I'm use to at home.
While in Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia I used a hotel expresso/coffee machine and pressed the Coffee/Americano button and got a good cup of coffee.
But for whatever reason, a Cafe Americano from Starbucks or wherever just does not taste the same.

What's the difference and how do I get coffee like in Europe or SE Asia but here in the US?

What was your taste on the Starbucks coffee
 
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bighatnohorse

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The coffee in Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia seemed "thicker" with a "fuller" flavor. The coffee in Spain was smoother, thicker and fuller. Starbucks seems acidic, burnt and watery. The coffee / expresso machines in one hotel probably cost on the order of $10,000. USD (just my guess - I know these machines are expensive).
I bought some roasted robusta beans (from India) from a local roaster here in the US. I'm using an Aero Press and still can't get the coffee flavor that I want.
 

wstsider

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The coffee in Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia seemed "thicker" with a "fuller" flavor. The coffee in Spain was smoother, thicker and fuller. Starbucks seems acidic, burnt and watery. The coffee / expresso machines in one hotel probably cost on the order of $10,000. USD (just my guess - I know these machines are expensive).
I bought some roasted robusta beans (from India) from a local roaster here in the US. I'm using an Aero Press and still can't get the coffee flavor that I want.

Try a pour over maybe that will work
 
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bighatnohorse

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Okay - I found my answer; a Nespresso Vertuo espresso machine.
I caught it on sale for $108. USD - but the pods are very expensive at $1.10 each!
However, it is a simple push-button experience. It produces a rich crema every time. There's virtually no clean up. It's so good - that it's hard not to over-caffinate one's self. I limit myself to two cups per day.
I could become a coffee-holic very easily now.
 

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