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    • colinw
    • By colinw 20th Nov 16, 6:03 PM
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    Are you a coffee snob?
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    • 20th Nov 16, 6:03 PM
    Are you a coffee snob? 20th Nov 16 at 6:03 PM
    So today I was called a coffee snob for saying I would not drink instant coffee. I would rather have a cuppa than instant to be honest.

    At home I like the Tassimo Costa Latte and when out I like a nice flat white which they have been drinking in Australia and New Zealand for years. It seems to arrived her as if it is an amazing new thing.

    So does the quality matter with you? Or will you drink anything? Are you a coffee snob?
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    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 4th Mar 18, 5:19 PM
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    I tried the Mc Donalds one the other day - wasn't too bad.
    The Very Right Honourable Lady Tarry of the Alphabetty thread

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    • colinw
    • By colinw 7th Mar 18, 3:13 PM
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    I bought a nice Latte from a Italian Cafe in the market yesterday, made properly and only £1.80 for a big cup, very nice, McDonalds can keep their small flat whites....
    • Lorian
    • By Lorian 7th Mar 18, 3:20 PM
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    Lorian
    Costa Coffee are now doing a Flat Black.

    No its not really a thing, but it's their on the list, and they'll charge you for it.

    The other day the young lady that served me asked me if I wanted coconut milk in my flat white. I declined (possibly rudely).

    I would just drink Cortado but I need fluid somehow.
    • colinw
    • By colinw 7th Mar 18, 3:21 PM
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    colinw
    Costa Coffee are now doing a Flat Black.

    No its not really a thing, but it's their on the list, and they'll charge you for it.

    The other day the young lady that served me asked me if I wanted coconut milk in my flat white. I declined (possibly rudely).
    Originally posted by Lorian
    Is a black coffee not always flat? I have never seen one with ridges or jumping up and down, I thought the whole thing about the flat white was the way the milk was poured so a flat black seems a bit daft
    • Lorian
    • By Lorian 7th Mar 18, 3:28 PM
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    Is a black coffee not always flat? I have never seen one with ridges or jumping up and down, I thought the whole thing about the flat white was the way the milk was poured so a flat black seems a bit daft
    Originally posted by colinw
    More than a bit daft. There is also a flat Mocha. Whilst I could never bring myself to drink mocha I'm sure for people who like mocha the flat mocha is probably nice.

    Flat back

    Just to confirm, my eye sight is not so hot - If I can SEE the bubbles in my flat white it gets done again. They love me.
    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 7th Mar 18, 3:28 PM
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    I bought a nice Latte from a Italian Cafe in the market yesterday, made properly and only £1.80 for a big cup, very nice, McDonalds can keep their small flat whites....
    Originally posted by colinw
    That sounds lovely. Was this in Newcastle?
    The Very Right Honourable Lady Tarry of the Alphabetty thread

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    • colinw
    • By colinw 7th Mar 18, 3:31 PM
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    That sounds lovely. Was this in Newcastle?
    Originally posted by Tarry
    Yes in the Grainger market, they seem to have done it up and put lots of food places like that in it, also run by an Italian family and they know how to make coffee

    https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g186394-d12503366-Reviews-Little_Italy_Italian_Deli-Newcastle_upon_Tyne_Tyne_and_Wear_England.html
    • colinw
    • By colinw 7th Mar 18, 3:32 PM
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    More than a bit daft. There is also a flat Mocha. Whilst I could never bring myself to drink mocha I'm sure for people who like mocha the flat mocha is probably nice.

    Flat back

    Just to confirm, my eye sight is not so hot - If I can SEE the bubbles in my flat white it gets done again. They love me.
    Originally posted by Lorian
    Weird the way they latch on to the latest thing which is at the moment is calling everything "Flat", anyone remember Flat Eric
    • Tarry
    • By Tarry 7th Mar 18, 3:34 PM
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    That sounds good Will keep there in mind.
    The Very Right Honourable Lady Tarry of the Alphabetty thread

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    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 7th Mar 18, 5:37 PM
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    Weird the way they latch on to the latest thing which is at the moment is calling everything "Flat", anyone remember Flat Eric
    Originally posted by colinw
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    • Kim kim
    • By Kim kim 7th Mar 18, 8:02 PM
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    I bought a nice Latte from a Italian Cafe in the market yesterday, made properly and only £1.80 for a big cup, very nice, McDonalds can keep their small flat whites....
    Originally posted by colinw
    I ordered a flat white to try. It was a thimble full!!!
    I won’t be buying that again!
    • Kim kim
    • By Kim kim 7th Mar 18, 8:11 PM
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    I likeva huge milky cofffee - with nice strong coffee.
    • Vickimichelle
    • By Vickimichelle 9th Mar 18, 11:38 PM
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    I don't get the whole posh coffee thing so usually have a latte as I don't like coffee too strong or bitter. In the evenings I prefer it with Bailey's instead of milk
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 10th Mar 18, 9:06 AM
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    Wetherspoons Lavazza filter coffee is my coffee of choice as I drink de-caf at home.
    £1.45 for unlimited refills .... usually have 3 of a morning. I like the Latte's too, but not the extra calories .... I just put a splash or three of milk in the filter.

    That was a long reply .... now I need a coffee!
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    • I am spartacus
    • By I am spartacus 12th Mar 18, 3:13 PM
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    I am spartacus
    Quick answer, no!.
    Most stuff wet and warm is fine.
    I am, therefore I think.

    • colinw
    • By colinw 12th Mar 18, 3:16 PM
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    Quick answer, no!.
    Most stuff wet and warm is fine.
    Originally posted by I am spartacus
    What about used bath water
    • Sleazy
    • By Sleazy 12th Mar 18, 3:58 PM
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    What about used bath water
    Originally posted by colinw

    Well it is warm. And wet.
    But I'll give it a miss, thanks!

    Actually, I reckon it's enough to put anybody off coffee for life ....

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    Cur Sleazy
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    • donnajunkie
    • By donnajunkie 12th Mar 18, 5:58 PM
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    What about used bath water
    Originally posted by colinw
    Or worse, urine?
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 13th Mar 18, 10:23 PM
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    Pyxis
    Costa Coffee are now doing a Flat Black.

    No its not really a thing, but it's their on the list, and they'll charge you for it.

    The other day the young lady that served me asked me if I wanted coconut milk in my flat white. I declined (possibly rudely).
    Originally posted by Lorian
    Is a black coffee not always flat? I have never seen one with ridges or jumping up and down, I thought the whole thing about the flat white was the way the milk was poured so a flat black seems a bit daft
    Originally posted by colinw

    Use that beautifully succinct and pertinent phrase coined by Gloomndoom:-

    trendy coffee-shop bollox-speak

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