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i dont actually like ground coffee and i have been given many a cup off so called good stuff [dow egbert ect]

The problem with van Nelle or Douwe-Egberts in the UK is that you just can't get the special "koffiemelk" like they have in the Netherlands. BTW were you being offered "goud merk" (gold label)? The silver, red, purple, etc are nowhere near as good. I have a coffee in the local coffe shop at the weekends, but that's generally a bit of a social thing - and I don't go the pub much these days, so......

Good job I'm a tea drinker, I suppose, and the van always has 230 volt and 12 volt kettles, tea bags, mugs, etc at the ready. What I'm really looking for, though, is a 110 volt kettle - for site use :wink:

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Isn't Costa owned by whitbread the brewery?


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Isn't Costa owned by whitbread the brewery?



Yea it is


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Owned by Whitbread, Buuuut Whitbread gave up brewing years ago......They finally realised they weren't any good at it....

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My bro in law went in Costa for a cup of tea. He was given a cup of hot water and a packaged tea bag. It probably cost about £2.50. This is a serious "f*ck the world" moment!


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A guy a work used to buy one of those fancy moccachoccafrupachino jobs on his way to work every morning. He clicked on after about two years and bought a Nespresso machine. He reckons he's saved a fortune now.

I pay a £3 a month at work so hardly breaking the bank.


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Post subject: am i the only one that has never paid more than 75p
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We just paid £5.10 for two medium skinny lattes in Costa. It used to be £4.90'ish and that mental threshold of £5 was crossed :cussing:

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If you like a brew I totally recommend the thermos "work" flask,it ain't cheap at 30 quid but by god it keeps the water scalding for 24hrs,the best flask I've ever owned by a country mile.

Had mine for 15 years and my coffees still hot after a 12 hr shift,its getting a bit crappy inside now so will be definatly buying another

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The most expensive coffee is produced by feeding the civet cat with the coffee beans and then collecting them once they have passed through the animal. £120 for 900g. I haven't tried it
http://www.coffee-direct.co.uk/products ... 1130857148

When out, Greggs do a coffee and a bacon butty for £2 before 11 which is good and Wetherspoons do endless coffee for £1 at certain times of day. Starbucks do filter for about £1.50 I think


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Cannyfixit wrote:
steviejoiner74 wrote:
If you like a brew I totally recommend the thermos "work" flask,it ain't cheap at 30 quid but by god it keeps the water scalding for 24hrs,the best flask I've ever owned by a country mile.

Had mine for 15 years and my coffees still hot after a 12 hr shift,its getting a bit crappy inside now so will be definatly buying another


Just chuck a steradent tablet in it every few weeks... oh and some hot water :roll:

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The most expensive coffee is produced by feeding the civet cat with the coffee beans and then collecting them once they have passed through the animal. £120 for 900g. I haven't tried it
http://www.coffee-direct.co.uk/products ... 1130857148

When out, Greggs do a coffee and a bacon butty for £2 before 11 which is good and Wetherspoons do endless coffee for £1 at certain times of day. Starbucks do filter for about £1.50 I think


I watched "The Human Centipede" last night.
So I'm a bit off anything that's been passed through another animal. :puke:

I've worked from home for years, so I've sort of lost the habit of getting drinks out. These places like Costa, and Starbucks have sort of passed me by!


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Had mine for 15 years and my coffees still hot after a 12 hr shift,its getting a bit crappy inside now so will be definatly buying another


Put a couple of tablespoonfuls of Sodium Bicarbonate (aka Baking Soda) in the flask, then some boiling water, when it's cooled down a good bit scrub it out with a bottle brush.

If it's heavily encrusted you may need to do it more than once.

if it's stainless steel don't be tempted to use bleach, it'll clean it OK, but it will no longer hold the heat like it should.

PS. I started writing this before dinner, (stopped to cook and eat it) wine~o hadn't posted then. Not sure about Steradent, it does contain some mild bleach - Sodium Hypochlorite.

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Cannyfixit wrote:
steviejoiner74 wrote:
If you like a brew I totally recommend the thermos "work" flask,it ain't cheap at 30 quid but by god it keeps the water scalding for 24hrs,the best flask I've ever owned by a country mile.

Had mine for 15 years and my coffees still hot after a 12 hr shift,its getting a bit crappy inside now so will be definatly buying another


I've had my Thermos unbreakable flask for 28 years. I bought it for a tenner from an army mate who was skint and desperate to go out down Colchester. It's been through several war zones and served me well.


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Steradent all the way :thumbright:


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