We all speak different languages, but we all say espresso. While traveling around Taipei, we stumbled upon this sign at Chyi Woa. Even in a sea of foreign characters, the sight of this familiar word was welcoming. They serve a variety of coffee origins at Chyi Woa which they prepare using an old school Faema espresso machine. The majority of the people inside were elderly gentlemen—including the barista. They seemed to regularly get together for espressos, and it really emphasizes how much coffee can connect people. This cafe is right around the corner from where Imperfect Coffee and Matcha is, where the majority of customers are young university students. But don’t hesitate to come in, they’re very welcoming in both cafes, regardless of age. It’s a nice contrast, seeing both of these cafes right across from each other. It shows how much this neighborhood values the different cultures of each generation.