(Overheard at Jeffrey’s Cafe, in Maracaibo)
Me: My migraines have been acting up ever since I got here. I think I’m not getting enough caffeine. That tends to activate them.
My buddy: That’s probably because you’re not really drinking coffee. Coffee here is mixed in with ground peas. Some people say it’s half coffee, half dirt. You know, price controls, Cadivi, that stuff…Caracas Chronicles is 100% reader-supported. Support independent Venezuelan journalism by making a donation.