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Autor:  Thomas / USA
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  13/NOV/2013 12:39 PM
Assunto:  coffee-break
 
Mensagem: 

What time (hours) is this event planned for?
What is the menu?
What is the event?

A coffee break is an "intervalo".  It does not come before an event or after an event but DURING an event.  A typical coffee break would have coffee, tea, and probably a sweet pastry.  It lasts 15-30 minutes.  Very simple.

A brunch is a combination of breakfast and lunch, and the menu is often very extensive:  pancakes (American style, not Brazilian), eggs, bacon, ham, breads, fruits, etc.  Often there is a cook who specializes in omelets.   The hours might be from about 9:00 or 10:00 until perhaps 1:00.  This is a very slow meal and requires about an hour.  You eat, talk, and enjoy the company of your companions.  Nobody is in a hurry.

Some events (such as training courses) have a breakfast.  I would expect it to be simpler than a brunch, less choice of dishes.  And it probably takes place prior to an event, not during it.

These are personal opinions and observations, and I am sure that others will have opposing views.


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coffee-break  –  Valdira  13/NOV/2013, 11:55 AM
 coffee-break  –  Thomas / USA  13/NOV/2013, 12:39 PM
coffee-break  –  Fran  13/NOV/2013, 3:04 PM
coffee-break  –  Valdira  13/NOV/2013, 10:02 PM
coffee-break  –  Thomas / USA  14/NOV/2013, 2:19 AM
coffee-break  –  Fran  14/NOV/2013, 5:22 AM
coffee-break  –  Valdiva  14/NOV/2013, 12:43 PM
coffee-break  –  Fran  14/NOV/2013, 2:37 PM

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