El Espressio had similar stories from the UK a few months ago, tragic coffee everywhere and adopted the taste for tea while away.
I would have thought that the cream filled coffee in Wein would have helped hide the quality! I have fond memories of a good vienna coffee in Vienna but that was 10 years ago and although I enjoyed coffee then and traveled with a gas stove and moka pot on the motorbike I was far from the CoffeeSnob that I am now.
Ahhh... gone are the days of Nescafe being drinkable. ;D
(PS Welcome back!)