Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sparkling Long Black, Campos, Brisbane

Here to answer the question "Do I feel like sparkling water or a coffee?" is the sparkling long black. No, it's not an ad for Coca-Cola.

Yes, it was cold. But less so at the top, where they poured in the espresso. But cold, sparkling coffee seems like such a sane choice in hot, sweaty Brisbane.
Also, the bubbles breaking at the surface had a tendency to make the crema grow. Spooky.


  1. Now, I am so not a fan of anything in the vicinity of iced coffee. But that, my friend, looks yummy. I wonder if I could make it with my stovetop? What do you think goes in the cup first, the water or the espresso?

  2. I think they did the water, followed by the espresso, because it was a bit warmer at the top. Stovetop would probably work, but because it makes a longer drink than an espresso you'll probably end up with a lot less sparkling water in there.

    But what happens if you just pour sparkling water into your stovetop? Would that work? What happens when sparkling water is heated?

  3. Ooh, I'm liking your thinking here – I see a weekend of coffee experiments ahead of me. Just hope my stovetop can cope!

  4. Hello sir. I can't remember how I stumbled across your site on this big internet thing, but I'm ever so glad I did!

    Next time you're in Brisbane, try Glen's Espresso in the city! It's a little coffee cart, where Glen brews delicious happiness in a cup!