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DUFFY
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Posted Sat Apr 5, 2014, 12:38pm
Subject: UK Members
 

Hi All.Do we have that many members over here? I just wonder because of going on the Regional section and seeing afew posts for United kingdom,do we take our coffee as serious as the rest of the world being known as tea drinkers,i do see most of the coffee shops in my Town full so i guess we are catching up drinking it but maybe not talking about it,Coffee drinking has come along way over the years with the introduction of these famous named coffee shops and some shops selling small amounts of coffee related stuff.Went into a well named coffee shop the other day as liked the look of the picture of the flat white when it arrived didnt look anything like the picture outside the shop!!
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Posted Sat Apr 5, 2014, 3:52pm
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Just by coincidence this popped up on the Beeb website today - seems we have our American cousins to thank originally  ;o)

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Posted Sun Apr 6, 2014, 2:20am
Subject: Re: UK Members
 

Never saw it but thanks for making me aware,I had a read and I did enlighten me I thought it was a French and Italian thing but now remember watching those old American war films and come to think of it westerns with cowboys round the fire drinking it.Had a cup of instant the other day due to me Rancilio still being out of action and yuk I had to switch to tea!.
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Posted Sun Apr 6, 2014, 10:01am
Subject: Re: UK Members
 

Bear in mind that article concentrates on the fact that most "coffee" drunk in the UK is still instant, and that's mainly what came over from the USA in the middle of the last century - unless you include the old traditional coffee and chicory gloop beloved of my Granny.  

Don't think that's what was around in the times most Westerns were based - more likely pretty rough roasted stuff just boiled and boiled and boiled.....  ;o)  

I don't know that many people who make what would be considered "proper" coffee - certainly not of the older generation anyway.  Even a good friend who I got a Technivorm for a couple of years ago offered me some new expensive (and tasteless) instant "Barista" stuff from Nestlé a few weeks ago.  When visiting I generally ask for tea - it's a safer bet.

Perhaps it's why so many people say they don't like coffee ?

Yup loads of coffee shops around - mostly the big chains so you know what to expect.  Sadly, although I live in one of the largest cities in the UK, there are only 2 (sic) places I know where I'd order an espresso.
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Posted Sun Apr 6, 2014, 11:20am
Subject: Re: UK Members
 

Ah,I just remember that called camp coffee in a cough medicine shape bottle in liquid form i cant remember the taste but for the heck of it might buy a bottle if they still sell it,funny that im sure my much loved gran had a bottle stashed away,ive been thru most of these Nestle Barista type coffee granules but none really did it for me,do you have your own coffee machine and grinder?
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Posted Sun Apr 6, 2014, 11:24am
Subject: Re: UK Members
 

DUFFY Said:

Never saw it but thanks for making me aware,I had a read and It did enlighten me I thought it was a French and Italian thing but now remember watching those old American war films and come to think of it westerns with cowboys round the fire drinking it.Had a cup of instant the other day due to me Rancilio still being out of action and yuk I had to switch to tea!.

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Posted Sun Apr 6, 2014, 11:29am
Subject: Re: UK Members
 

Sorry about reposting that,i made a spelling mistake so tried to correct it,thinks i should have left it.Bit worried my old school teacher might see it and mark me down( lol).
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Posted Sun Apr 6, 2014, 11:59am
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DUFFY Said:

.....do you have your own coffee machine and grinder?

Posted April 6, 2014 link

Far too many !

You can still get Camp - but they now have to call it chicory and coffee, as it's almost 95% chicory.

They also had to change the label several times because of complaints of racism......

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Posted Mon Apr 7, 2014, 5:38am
Subject: Re: UK Members
 

There's a programme on tonight, Beeb2 9pm. From the brief description it may be about the franchises though.

 
www.videojug.com/film/how-to-behave-on-an-internet-forum
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Posted Tue Apr 8, 2014, 12:59pm
Subject: Re: UK Members
 

Hello Ian,Was wondering where you got to,havent heard from you lately,Regards,Duffy
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