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Ripple Maker, the coffee machine that “prints” pictures on the foam from Top cafes and Bars in Israel

Now you can watch your espresso foam and see a face looking back at you. It is one of the novelties presented fair electronic devices EC held this week in New York.

The Ripples machine combines the technologies of 3D printers and inkjet to paint pictures in the foam of any drink made with coffee extract.

A cafeteria employees with the new team can select from a predetermined design or upload your images via Wi-Fi, as the photograph of someone getting a drink, company logos or even a joke.

The Israeli company that created the gadget, Stream DC, reported that already signed an agreement to place their machines in the executive and Lufthansa First Class later this year rooms.

The machines, costing $ 999, will be available for nespresso compatible capsules singapore serving coffee and service plans start at $ 75 a month.

Soft Drinks

All the usual carbonated drinks such as colas are available. As in Britain, “soda” refers to soda water and not a flavored carbonated drink as it does in the US. Diet and regular soft drinks are available. The most delicious and healthiest drinks to try are the wide range of fruit juices. For a few dollars, street vendors will squeeze you an orange, carrot, grapefruit, kiwi or a dozen other fruits.

Tea and Coffee

Tea connoisseurs will be out of luck. Most Israeli establishments dip a feeble teabag into hot water. But they take their coffee seriously. Most popular are Middle Eastern coffee (botz), Bedouin coffee (botz with hell – a spice known as cardamom in English), Turkish coffee, Viennese coffee (café hafuch) and filter coffee. Instant coffee Western-style is known as Nes. Cafes and espresso bars, like their counterparts in Europe, have increasingly become the center of both social and business life.

Turkish and Middle Eastern coffee can be very small and very strong. If you are thirsty, and not just in need of a caffeine shot, order a glass of iced water with it. Remember to tell the waiter when you order if you don’t want your coffee sugared.

Alcohol in Israel

Israel has a wide selection of wines. In 1875 Benjamin Disraeli, Britain’s prime minister, likened a bottle of kosher red wine from Palestine to cough medicine. Happily, Israeli wines have improved enormously, and over the past decade there has been a proliferation of quality wines from dozens of wineries, many of them reasonably priced. All wineries, big and small, are happy to show visitors around and offer wine tasting. The largest and oldest winery is Carmel Wines in Rishon Lezion. Also worth visiting is Golan Wines in Katzrin, and there are wine trails in the Upper Galilee and around Beit Shemesh in the Jerusalem Hills. There are several local beers, both bottled and draught, and a range of imported beers – but real-ale specialists will probably turn up their noses. There are both home-distilled and imported spirits and liquors. The local specialty is arak, very similar to Greece’s ouzo.

Although Israel has none of the alcoholic inhibitions of its Islamic neighbors, most Israeli Jews consume relatively small amounts of alcohol compared with Europeans and Americans. Excessive drinking, or even smelling of alcohol, is viewed with suspicion by society at large. A person who drinks, say, four or five bottles of beer a day is quite likely to be branded an alcoholic. Cafes and restaurants in Arab locations often do not serve alcohol.

Bars and cafes in Israel

There are plenty of bars and pubs, and all restaurants and cafes serve alcohol. Israelis will often go to a pub and spend the entire night nursing just one or two drinks. By the same token it is acceptable to sit at street-side cafes chatting for hours over just a coffee and cake.


Top cafes and bars in Israel



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