French Coffee Incident

I was in France just recently for a few days to take care of few things. Not really wanting to spend more time then necessary there. I have to say it is quite beautiful and this time it wasn’t Paris. But not unusual to my luck in France something embarrassing tends happen to me in this country, and this time it was my fault. I’m sitting at the table with a some family and they are ordering coffee and other items, I decided to order some coffee for once in my life even though I’m not really a fan. There is one kind of coffee that I tend to like in Kuwait, and its called French Coffee, so I ask for French Coffee. Both my family and the waitress gave me the strangest look, I felt very strange and that 10 seconds felt like 10 minutes so I asked again and she said there is no such thing. I quickly order something else and my family tell me why did I order something that I never had before, I tried explaining myself but it did no good the damage was done. It turns out that French Coffee is a mixture that has been made up in Kuwait or the Gulf and thats about it. Just my luck the one time I order a coffee I remotely like it turns out its not available anywhere but in Kuwait and in all the places to ask for it I decided to ask in France.

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!


  1. Linda

    LOOOL no worries, mind u i wouldve the EXACT same thing had i gone to france. i love french coffee!i cant believe its a made up mixture!:)

  2. maryam

    LOL this information is new to me too ;P

  3. 3ali

    Really ! wow … all these years drinking the so called french coffee i guess fraudlent in kuwait reached not only electronics and products also… FOOD !

  4. LOL! priceless :P

    u know the french coffee is a mixture of turkish coffee and powdered milk.

  5. hahahhahaa thats funny!

    most frenchies have petit cafe which is espresso :D

  6. jewaira

    Now that’s an amusing situation lol

  7. I thought French coffee was a particularly heavy roast.

    When I was a teenager, I ordered French Toast in France. I got toast. The waitress said “this is France and this is French toast.” ditto embarrassment.

  8. I wonder if there is German Chocolate Cake in Germany?

    Oh and the submit button doesn’t show when i try to comment from my iPhone, its there and you can click it if you know where it is…but its invisible.!!

  9. Lool. Same thing happened to my wife and I back in 2004 in France. She loves french coffee and couldn’t wait to order an authentic french coffee! Took us a while to realize what was going on hehe.

  10. can’t believe im not the only one who’s not into coffeee n_____________n!!

  11. you live, you make mistakes, you learn, and life goes on :)

  12. Q8 In Denver

    LooooL Marzouq! Gahwa Faranceya 7arkat Gahawee el Q8 :p

  13. Linda: Seriously! lol

    pearls: yup!

    Adrenaline: I will ask again!

    maryam: I had to find out the hard way! lol

    3ali: Its all marketing!

    Yousef: Didn’t know it was that way!

    ananyah: don’t like that!

    jewaira: very amusing!

    Intxpatr: looool!

    Adrenaline: I don’t know! hahaha! I don’t know if ZDistrict is iPhone compatible!

    nbq: hahaha!

    Vixen: Just not that much into, when I came to order I was embarrassed!

    Laialy: lol!

    Q8 in Denver: Shinsawy ba3ad!

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