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    Finding a Good Cup Of Coffee

    I don't know if you boys enjoy a nice cup of coffee in the morning or even throughout the day ? I stopped visiting those High Street
    Places a long time back as I felt it was just overpriced rubbish I was drinking , I invested in a proper stove top coffee pot where you
    put the ground coffee in the top and the water in a separate chamber underneath , I stick it on top of the boat stove or on the gas
    hob and in five minutes its job done .
    The biggest problem after that was finding a really nice strong coffee , honestly there is so much utter rubbish out there and all costing
    up to £6.50 and beyond for 250g . Slowly but surely over the years I have tried them all and in my opinion ILLY is probably the one that
    ticks all the boxes , in fact I think its head and shoulders above all of the others and at £6.50 for a 250g tin at Waitrose you just shrug
    your shoulders and think " well at least I know What I am getting for the money and the others don't bear thinking about . "
    Well this was the wisdom until last night when a girlfriend dragged me into IKEA of all places to look at fitted kitchens , for years I have
    managed largely through being single with no kids to avoid these places , what man wouldn't exchange places with me in an instant ,
    it just bores me speechless . Anyway I digress slightly because I wandered over to the food section , can you believe it a food section
    in IKEA , why hasn't someone down the pub mentioned this fact to me ? In the corner I spot the Coffee Section , I then spot that the
    strong one is in the yellow packaging and is £2.25 for 250g or three packs for the price of two . I instantly thought about all the money
    I have wasted over the years attempting to source my ideal coffee , from William Martyn in Muswell Hill to some fancy place near the
    Derngate in Northampton , from Glasgow to Milton Keynes , in fact the canal must be littered with almost full packs of coffee I have
    hurled at passing Swans in a fit of temper that I have been mugged again .
    Well I picked one up paid for it and departed IKEA , I got home last night couldn't wait to try it and I have to tell you it was simply
    stunningly good , in fact I couldn't tell the difference from the ILLY at £6.50 , it was beautiful beyond words .
    So much so that today I went back to IKEA and bought six packs for a shade over £9.00 taking advantage of their three for two offer ,
    I love it when the working man can make a saving without compromising on quality , both are 100% Arabica , but who would have thought
    it ? Coffee bought from IKEA , £4.25 cheaper than ILLY and every bit as good , strange times

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    Ikea's pans are pretty good as well,good heavy bottom,ideal for bouncing off your lady-friend's rear!

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    Not a coffee drinker myself. Tea is my tipple but I get your drift

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    Quote Originally Posted by E30MW View Post
    Ikea's pans are pretty good as well,good heavy bottom,ideal for bouncing off your lady-friend's rear!

    Theres a few things I would bounce off her rear and Pans aren't one of them

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    Finding a Good Cup Of Coffee

    Ikea coffee is brilliant been buying it for a while, if you go to the frozen food section which is after the tills before you exit you can pick up some daim cake as well which goes well with it and a hot dog to eat on the way home
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    Quote Originally Posted by AkatsukiDesign View Post
    Ikea coffee is brilliant been buying it for a while, if you go to the frozen food section which is after the tills before you exit you can pick up some daim cake as well which goes well with it and a hot dog to eat on the way home
    I have a cup on the go now as I make this Post Akatsuki , I saw the Daim Cake but I went for a Box of Ginger Thin Biscuits instead ,
    fantastic coffee . I read this week that Costas are beginning to notice a steep decline in sales , in fact Whitbread their owner suffered
    a slide in their share price because of it , they seem to reckon that people are now going for more Specialised Type Coffees , my opinion
    is that they have probably realised that they spend five minutes or longer waiting on a half filled cup of lukewarm froth and hand over
    £3.50 to an East European on the minimum wage for the privilege

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    Quote Originally Posted by reddiesel View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by AkatsukiDesign View Post
    Ikea coffee is brilliant been buying it for a while, if you go to the frozen food section which is after the tills before you exit you can pick up some daim cake as well which goes well with it and a hot dog to eat on the way home
    I have a cup on the go now as I make this Post Akatsuki , I saw the Daim Cake but I went for a Box of Ginger Thin Biscuits instead ,
    fantastic coffee . I read this week that Costas are beginning to notice a steep decline in sales , in fact Whitbread their owner suffered
    a slide in their share price because of it , they seem to reckon that people are now going for more Specialised Type Coffees , my opinion
    is that they have probably realised that they spend five minutes or longer waiting on a half filled cup of lukewarm froth and hand over
    £3.50 to an East European on the minimum wage for the privilege
    Have you tried Land Rover coffee? I used to buy that years ago they even did the beans to roast and grind yourself so you could get the coffee just how you like it. Not sure if they still do it but that was a good brew.
    Another I like is Death Wish coffee, you can probably order it on amazon not the cheapest but for an espresso it's ideal for a powerful caffeine dose.
    I never used to be big on coffee as a kid but as I've gotten older I appreciate a good cup of coffee.
    When out with the wife we go to Bella Italia for food and after the meal we order a cake and a coffee and the espresso they do is fantastic, very smooth but good flavour and not overly bitter, worth a try when you go out and about
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    I used to find a lot of strong coffees too bitter but then realised that a few grains of salt in the coffee gets rid of the bitterness. Only a few grains though, don't overdo it.

    I can now enjoy a good strong coffee in many countries where it was always too bitter.
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    The Portuguse have a very civilized habit of drinking coffee with brandy.

    Sit at an outside cafe and watch the world go by for an hour or so whilst sipping.

    Utter bliss.

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