#Weekendcoffeeshare: Canned Goods Edition

If we were having coffee I’d tell you I’m tired of this cold. Both the cold outside (it’s barely above freezing at night now) and the cold that I’ve been carrying around in my respiratory tract for the past couple of weeks. I’m pretty sure they’re connected. Covering my cough, I’d offer you a seat in safe distance from me and my pile of tissues, but still in hearing distance, of course, and mention that I’m trying a new (to me) type of coffee. And yes, I did buy it initially because the packaging design is pretty retro:


It’s “Indian” coffee manufactured for the East-European market, and I bought it in a teeny tiny shop in Germany. (If you can read the Russian writing on the can, do feel free to put a translation in the comments!) Carbon-footprint-wise, this coffee is probably a gargantuan nightmare. Flavor-wise… it’s really tasty. For instant coffee, it’s surprisingly good — very smooth, virtually no acidity, and not bitter either. Like instant cold-brew, almost, if there was such a thing.

I’d tell you about my weekend-trip to London, too, of course. I went to the Free Verse Poetry Book Fair, and it’s a good thing I brought a tote bag because I ended up buying quite a few books. You’ll hear about most or all of them in the near-ish future. There were about seventy-something different publishers / small presses / journals represented, and I looked at every single one of their tables. In retrospect I’m glad I didn’t take more money with me because I would have bought more books than I could have brought back in my hand-luggage. So much interesting / fun / unusual stuff! I also made a new friend and visited the Southbank Poetry Library. If you go to London and you’re into poetry, you should stop by there — it’s an impressive collection of poetry books / chapbooks / recordings and also books about poetry. canned cod roe

Before leaving England again, I made sure to have one of my favorite English foods — I stopped by a chip shop for cod roe, chips and mushy peas. Battered, fried cod roe is not for the faint of heart, but so, so good with malt vinegar! It’s got to be still hot or it won’t taste right. I’ll add a picture here once I get the photos off my camera. (I only took like 5 pictures while in England, but that’s one of them…)

How was your week, then?

Have more coffee & conversation by checking out the weekend coffee share linky or visiting Diana


About annette.c.boehm

words escape me.


  1. I hope you can ban that cold soon. Everyone is starting to sniff and cough around me and I don’t want to get sick.
    My week has been quite good, here I must say the weather is gorgeous! A real good beginning of autumn.

  2. Hope you feel better soon. I have a dreadful chest infection a few weeks ago, which almost landed me in hospital but the antibiotics kicked in and now I’m great and just returned from a fantastic holiday to Byron Bay.
    I am not all that experimental with food and the cod row thing sounds too scary along with the malt vinegar but perhaps these are things I’m familiar with but with different names xx Rowena

  3. Hope you’re feeling better soon!

    I’m so jealous that you’re close enough to hop over to London on occasion—it’s one of my favorite places. There are some fantastic book shops on Charing Cross Road that I want to get back to eventually.

  4. 🙂 let’s swap. i’d love to be able to just pop into NoLa bookstores on occasion.

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