Actually the World market stuff is a really good roast and a tasty brew... not a roasted on premises yesterday brew of course... but nice. Starbucks also has new brewing technique called a Clover in their plaza location here and that provides an amazing brew especially if I pay for the exotic reserve blends they sell to go with the clover...
For a store brand, Fresh and Easy's Organic French Roast Decaf is surprisingly good.
But there was news last week that this British-import store could be closing.
The Fresh and Easy I go to regularly always have a few guys picketing outside. The inside does have a cold, impersonal feel to it.
But over time I've learned to love some of what it offers--that particular roast is not bad.
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Edit: just looked at what i wrote and I can so how you would think that.... no they are quite informative about the process but do not claim it on the link i provided.
Come on Jawk-y......
You are a sailor, more than that you are a submersible sailor. Even as a Mustanged 'O'...
you drank the same bilge water as the rest of us. Did those boards on your shoulders
suddenly invest you with taste, tact, diplomacy and gourmet taste buds?
(just yanking your chains in the anchor locker old bud)
just sign me.... stuck in the mud with a cup of mud
And also, I suspect UK Starbucks use just a little more coffee in each batch. An extra spoonful can make all the difference. And by then I'd got the whole "triple shot super double tall skinny grande" BS terminology sorted out.
I will say that US, UK, Spanish, French and .za McDonalds all make IDENTICAL cheeseburgers at the airports. Seriously, the flavour has not even a slight difference in taste. Truly amazing how little variation there is across three continents.
Now you see, them's fightin' words...I would rather imagine you dont know how to pick a coffee you like
If the coffee is hot black and strong, I will drink it.
As to McDonalds....once they hit their stale dates,
there product is gathered world-wide and they are
sent to China to be made into door mats or insulation.
Well...I'm back to decent coffee.
Our local Mar-Win Market has Folger's on sale this week, so I walked there Saturday and bought 2 containers.
I brewed a pot on Sunday morning, poured a cup, and settled in to watch CBS Sunday Morning (with Charles Osgood), one of my favorlte Sunday treats. Lo and behold...a commercial for the Folger's coffee sale appeared.
I smiled, knowing I'd already taken advantage of that deal (as well as the Breyer's ice cream, also on sale and featured in the TV ad).
Life is good again.