On 11/3/2018 at 5:08 PM, weinoo said:
There are a few 3rd wave" coffee spots in Paris, and a few more 2nd wave. You can get decent beans.
You just gotta know where to go to get a decent cuppa, or brew it at home or in your air BNB. Or not drink it.
I don't doubt there are a few good spots. My point is that it's not like Rome, where almost every cafe will do a pretty good job, or Portland, where almost every one will do a pretty great job. In Paris you'll either need coffee-nerd knowledge very, very good luck.
In Rome, it's not even 3rd wave-style espresso. It's super traditional, and not particularly interesting. But it's made well, it's familiar and satisfying, it tastes good. What I had all over Paris was just poorly crafted.