15 May 2013

A Diamond in the Rough

Coffee is a staple of everyday life for millions of people, but sometimes it just isn’t strong enough to get the job done. Luckily, Morocco has something that is perfect for the coffee set. Unfortunately, I’m not a coffee person. If only I were married to someone who loves coffee… Oh, wait, I am!

Hello Main Street Gazette reader. Today we are going to venture to one of my very favorite locations in all of Epcot: Morocco! I could spend hours wandering around the pavilion, taking pictures, looking in the shops and learning about Morocco in the small museum. I could also spend many meals at either Tangierine Cafe or Restaurant Marrakesh. That being said, I can’t believe I had never ventured over to the bakery counter within the Tangierine Cafe to try their specialty coffees. However, today that changes! Our review is the Kasbah Coffee.

I know, I know. Why am I reviewing the coffee and not one of the delectable desserts? Because I love coffee and I am so often disappointed with coffee products at Walt Disney World, that I figured I needed to try it out. The Kasbah Coffee is basically strong black coffee with about a shot or so of hazelnut liquor. There are two other options if hazelnut is not your thing, the Tangierine Coffee with orange liquor or the Casablanca Coffee with vanilla liquor. This drink is basically a slightly toned down version of Irish coffee, which is hot coffee and Irish whiskey. The flavor of the Kasbah Coffee is wonderful. There is a strong bitterness from the quality coffee which helps to enhance the hazelnut flavor of the liquor. However, there is not as much sweetness as you would expect and a slight alcoholic aftertaste due to the fact that the drink is served hot. I actually had to add creamer to the coffee in order to get it to my liking.

So, what is the final verdict? I would absolutely order the Kasbah Coffee again. It had great flavor and helped to restore some of my hope for the future of coffee at Walt Disney World. However, I definitely think this is a drink that is meant to be consumed after a meal with one of the delicious desserts served in Morocco.

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