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Have you noticed when you’re at the international café that you never smell coffee? You know when you walk into a yummy Coffee shop the smell is divine. Are they using real beans to make a latte/cappuccino? I know it tastes fine but curious why it doesn’t have that divine fragrance.

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5 minutes ago, kluv2cruz said:

Have you noticed when you’re at the international café that you never smell coffee? You know when you walk into a yummy Coffee shop the smell is divine. Are they using real beans to make a latte/cappuccino? I know it tastes fine but curious why it doesn’t have that divine fragrance.

Big open area. They do go through a lot of coffee beans.

Those latte/cappuccino machines are several thousand dollars.

They pump out the coffee drinks as well as the coffee brewing pots.

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Brewed coffee prepared in the back. Yes, they use real beans. Brewed coffee is an arabica roast. Good ventilation. If there was a lingering coffee fragrance in the Piazza imagine the complaints.

Edited by skynight

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2 hours ago, kluv2cruz said:

Have you noticed when you’re at the international café that you never smell coffee? You know when you walk into a yummy Coffee shop the smell is divine. Are they using real beans to make a latte/cappuccino? I know it tastes fine but curious why it doesn’t have that divine fragrance.

 

Maybe real coffee shops are designed specifically to ensure that you have that great coffee smell.  They are not piping in fake coffee smell in a coffee shop although I am sure that they could but they are enhancing the existing smell.

 

DON

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The International Café is in a much larger area including the height of the atrium. There are also many other foods being served, versus typically much fewer in a smaller coffee shop.

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On 1/15/2020 at 1:01 PM, nini said:

The International Café is in a much larger area including the height of the atrium. There are also many other foods being served, versus typically much fewer in a smaller coffee shop.

 

Yes, I agree the height of the ceiling is certainly a huge factor in there not being a fresh ground coffee smell. High ceiling and multiple decks over which to disperse the odor. That makes for a gigantic space overall.

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On 1/15/2020 at 3:01 PM, nini said:

The International Café is in a much larger area including the height of the atrium. There are also many other foods being served, versus typically much fewer in a smaller coffee shop.

Except on the Coral where it is next to the casino and no high ceilings. There it might be nice to have the coffee smell to cover the occasional smell from adjacent areas 🤔.

 

Theo

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On 1/15/2020 at 8:54 AM, kluv2cruz said:

Have you noticed when you’re at the international café that you never smell coffee? You know when you walk into a yummy Coffee shop the smell is divine. Are they using real beans to make a latte/cappuccino? I know it tastes fine but curious why it doesn’t have that divine fragrance.

 

What does it smell like?

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2 hours ago, Justalone said:

 

What does it smell like?

 

Like a big open air coffee shop.

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On 1/16/2020 at 2:54 AM, kluv2cruz said:

You know when you walk into a yummy Coffee shop the smell is divine.

 

Only to coffee drinkers. I imagine cigar smokers think that Churchill's smells divine as well.

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On ‎1‎/‎15‎/‎2020 at 11:54 AM, kluv2cruz said:

Have you noticed when you’re at the international café that you never smell coffee? You know when you walk into a yummy Coffee shop the smell is divine. Are they using real beans to make a latte/cappuccino? I know it tastes fine but curious why it doesn’t have that divine fragrance.

 

I agree, just off the Celebrity Reflection and when you walk past their café, it's hard not to want a coffee because it smells so great!

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19 hours ago, Renmar said:

Except on the Coral where it is next to the casino and no high ceilings. There it might be nice to have the coffee smell to cover the occasional smell from adjacent areas 🤔.

 

Theo

Ahhhh… and a smoky espresso drink in the Coral... NOT! And not our favorite ship... 

design screw up.

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On my first cruise I was terribly disappointed to never smell the ocean, not once the whole week.  Then someone pointed out to me that the wonderful ocean smell comes from seaweed on the beach, not the saltwater itself.  If true, very disappointing.  

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18 hours ago, stoneharborlady said:

On my first cruise I was terribly disappointed to never smell the ocean, not once the whole week.  Then someone pointed out to me that the wonderful ocean smell comes from seaweed on the beach, not the saltwater itself.  If true, very disappointing.  

Were you on a ship with an outside Promenade deck?  (only on the pre-Regal/Royal ships)  I'm not sure the small of seaweed is particularly pleasant--at least not when it's been on a beach for awhile.  We've done a lot of TAs on the older Princess ships and have enjoyed sitting out on the promenade deck when it was warm enough.  It seems to me there's a faint, pleasant smell to the ocean itself.  I've spent a lot of time along the beaches in the Outer Banks and while I don't think there was a strong smell, there was "clean" pleasant smell.

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19 hours ago, nini said:

Ahhhh… and a smoky espresso drink in the Coral... NOT! And not our favorite ship... 

design screw up.

 

You have to understand that IC was added on at a later date. It may not be the ideal location but at least there is an IC. Island never did add the venue.

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On 1/19/2020 at 5:38 AM, SinbadThePorter said:

 

Only to coffee drinkers. I imagine cigar smokers think that Churchill's smells divine as well.

No it actually smells more of cigarette smoke.

But thats for another thread and another day.

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The IC is not in a small enclosed space like a cafe that can hold a couple dozen people. It is located on the bottom floor of a 3 story atrium without walls and doors enclosing it. A strong ventilation system keeps air circulating. There are other eateries on the three levels that can add to the aromas in the atrium as well. 

As long as my cappuccino has a fragrant aroma as I raise my cup to drink, I'm happy.😊

Edited by Mom33

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1 hour ago, BarbinMich said:

Were you on a ship with an outside Promenade deck?  (only on the pre-Regal/Royal ships)  I'm not sure the small of seaweed is particularly pleasant--at least not when it's been on a beach for awhile.  We've done a lot of TAs on the older Princess ships and have enjoyed sitting out on the promenade deck when it was warm enough.  It seems to me there's a faint, pleasant smell to the ocean itself.  I've spent a lot of time along the beaches in the Outer Banks and while I don't think there was a strong smell, there was "clean" pleasant smell.

Yes, we were, and we had a mini with a balcony.  Perhaps its because I grew up on the shore and frequented beaches in NY, NJ and Connecticut.  Very different from the Caribbean.

Edited by stoneharborlady

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20 hours ago, nini said:

Ahhhh… and a smoky espresso drink in the Coral... NOT! And not our favorite ship... 

design screw up.

Better then none at all on the Island!

Another design screwup!!!!

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