un direct (café)

Zippety Doodah

New Member
English - British
In "À Bout de Souffle" Michel Poiccard orders a coffee as "un direct". Does this just mean a coffee without milk, or is it a brand name perhaps?
 
  • Borax Anhydre

    Senior Member
    USA
    French
    Never ever heard that in all of the cafés I used to go when in France. There is a brand CAFEDIRECT but it was fouded in 1991 and A bout de souffle was released in 1960. However, I feel Michel Poiccard wants a very hot coffee requiring no stop nor delay between the machine and him (not sure at all, just a try)
     

    Zippety Doodah

    New Member
    English - British
    Thank you. I've since found a few references to "un direct" in online articles about Tunisia, for example this one (WebCite archive here) explaining it as a local name for un café au lait.
     
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