I entered the room and could not help but to become intoxicated by the crisp, strong and smooth aroma of the brew.  The smell was so desirable, but more so was what accompanied it: some sort of sweet delicacy that I was about to indulge. It was hora do cafézinho (small little coffee hour) or Café/Lunche da Tarde (Afternoon coffee or “lunch”).  A common Brazilian tradition done between the hours of lunch and dinner.

~Memories of Carioca Girl read more