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GUEST,Steamin' Willie BS: Rhode Island coffee in the UK (14) RE: BS: Rhode Island coffee in the UK 24 Feb 11

No offence, but as much as I love my visits to the States, you can't get a good coffee. Always too weak.

Canada too for that matter.

The connection in the marketing name may well be that with the American dramas on the telly, you always see coffee as a integral part of the background to dialogue, Hollywood too. Hence we in the UK could be mistaken for thinking US coffee must be good.

Rather bemused when I was in an Indian restaurant near Boston last year. the waiter clocked we were English and advised we had our Vindaloo "British style." In other words, put some ruddy chillis in it!

Starbucks is a good case in point. It is served stronger in Europe than in America. The manager at Starbucks in Banff Canada told me as he made me a coffee he thought I would enjoy, bless him.   The blend is different apparently, although the underlying taste of the standard fayre remains the same.

Now... Don't get me started about beer..................

Love your country, (except the political bits.) Keep banging the rocks together guys.

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