For me, sparkling water is, and always will be, very fancy. It's the thing you order at a restaurant to impress rather than your normal request of 'just tap water, please'. Imagine my surprise then at finding my world views turned upside down upon arriving in Germany.
I like coffee. No scratch that, I love coffee. No, scratch that, I LOVE good coffee. In Berlin the coffee is occasionally hit and miss. My heart sinks when my coffee comes out with that tell-tale over bubbly topping which suggests the foam came out of a machine. The benefit is that you do always seem to get a biscuit on the side with these coffees though. So, y'know, plus sides.