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Subject: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Mr Red
Date: 31 Aug 18 - 07:37 AM

Story here

I admired Cosa's employment philosophy, but that is on hold.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Donuel
Date: 31 Aug 18 - 10:17 PM

Have you ever heard of Dieseldorf Coffee in Guatemala?

There is an interesting tale of a fleeing Nazi officer with his beauty queen wife joining his archeologist father and starting a coffee plantation that is still expanding. I should make it a mini series:^/


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 01 Sep 18 - 03:10 AM

They are a perfect alliteration match!


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Senoufou
Date: 01 Sep 18 - 04:00 AM

Hahaha Dave, perhaps one should wear Coco Chanel perfume when in their café...
I never knew that Whitbread are actually the owners of Costa, Beefeater and Premier Inn

I drink neither coffee nor Coke, but my husband adores both. An amalgamation of the two (not in the same glass of course) would be his idea of bliss.
Being an old biddy, I've never managed to fathom what all the names of these coffees mean.
It appears there's latte, mocha, flat white (sounds like a rather bored Colonialist) americano, espresso and several others.

If we go in one of these places, I usually ask for a nice cup of tea and get the old eye-roll...


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 01 Sep 18 - 04:20 AM

I don't get Costa Coffee.
They're all supposed to be barista's

Yet all the stupid barista's make coffee that tastes like soapy water.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Senoufou
Date: 01 Sep 18 - 04:34 AM

That reminds me Big Al, what the blazes is a 'barista' when it's at home?
Also, surely a male one would be a 'baristo'?


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 01 Sep 18 - 05:37 AM

My daily a.m. treat to myself, having walked four miles or so with my Border Terrier, is a medium skinny latté, which I get my local Costa to put in the Tim Horton's Thermos-cup that I brought home from my last trip to AB/BC. Still hot when I get it home, a very nice accompaniment to lunch.

My understanding from the staff at our Costa (whom I've become very friendly with, to the point of being given a freebie every now and again for being a 'regular') is that, although the business was owned overall by Whitbread, the retail units are franchised out and run as their own businesses by the franchisees.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Senoufou
Date: 01 Sep 18 - 06:10 AM

Gawd Backwoodsman, you walk FOUR MILES with your dog? Crumbs! Respect!

I've often wondered about the word 'latte'. It's Italian, not a language I've studied. But it makes me smile when people here pronounce it as 'lah tay', the 'lah' bit rhyming with 'far'.
The vowel isn't as open as the French 'la', but nearly so.
It's more of a 'lat-eh' (rhyming with cat)

Far canal eh? :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 01 Sep 18 - 06:30 AM

Absolutely correct about the pronunciation, Sen - 'Laaaah-tay' drives me nuts! My American ex-boss used to also talk about 'Paaw-staaw' instead of 'Pasta' with the open vowels. Aaaaarrgghh!

BTW, I usually do another mile-and-a-half with the dog in the evening. I confess that my morning dog-walk can be less than four miles, depending on the weather (he hates rain and hot weather equally) but it's always two-and-a-half miles at least. My philosophy with all things is "Do it while you can" - it won't last forever!


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: JHW
Date: 01 Sep 18 - 07:05 AM

Sure I knew Whitbread own Costa (owned?) cos we don't go in pubs any more.
Hence the baristas are never called to the bar.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 01 Sep 18 - 07:33 AM

i like a bit more coffee in my coffee.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 01 Sep 18 - 07:46 AM

In Croydon you hear laaaaaaaaaartaaaaaay, as you do bruvaaaaaaaaar! I correct where possible!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 01 Sep 18 - 07:51 AM

"i like a bit more coffee in my coffee."

Me too. They give me an extra shot.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 01 Sep 18 - 08:08 AM

do they charge extra for the extra shot?


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Senoufou
Date: 01 Sep 18 - 08:53 AM

Well, we've just got home from Morrisons at Riverside (again!) and stopped for a drink and a snack in their Costa-type café.

Husband had another 'gingerbread latte' (no idea, don't ask) and a tiny weeny glass with about an inch of black coffee, which I think was an espresso. All that caffeine - just as well, as I've got him mowing the lawns now, and that should have pepped him up a bit!

I had a nice cup of tea and a slice of their heavenly coffee and walnut cake.
If I walked a dog like Backwoodsman does, 4 miles in the morning and another one-and-a-half in the evening, I'd have eaten the whole cake to give me strength.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 01 Sep 18 - 09:31 AM

"do they charge extra for the extra shot?"

Sometimes yes, sometimes no but, on the occasions they do, the reduction I get for using my own cup just about covers it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 01 Sep 18 - 09:35 AM

Sen, diabetes has cured me of a number of sins, and given me some virtues. Not only am I now the man who can walk five miles a day, I can also eat just one biscuit, or one square of chocolate, or even say 'no' to cake! :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Senoufou
Date: 01 Sep 18 - 11:59 AM

Ah, well done Bw! Have you lost weight after all this exercise and diet restriction?

'I'm the man who walks five miles a day!...

Daddle da-da! Daddle da-da! Dumdiddle dumdiddle dumdiddle dumdiddle dum!' etc
(Proclaimers)


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 01 Sep 18 - 12:34 PM

I love The Proclaimers! And 'Sunshine on Leith' is one of my favourite songs and movies - the 'ensemble' performance of '500 Miles' at the end of the movie is stonkin'!

I lost six and a half stones through illness back in 2006, and I became T2 as a result of surgeryon my pancreas back then, but I've put one and a half stones back on. I have no problem holding my weight there, I think my improved diet due to my diabetes, my alcohol-abstinence due to my hepatobiliary system damage, and my enforced exercise regime to to my Border Terrier, all contrive to keep me fit and (comparatively) trim.

So not all bad news!


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Senoufou
Date: 01 Sep 18 - 01:07 PM

Goodness Bw, it sounds as though you've had a lot to cope with health-wise over recent years, but have surmounted it all and bravely 'kept on a-troshing' (Norfolk expression).
I really admire your determination.

PS Love 'Sunshine on Leith'!


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 01 Sep 18 - 01:53 PM

A few tough times but hey, they breed us tough out here in the Backwoods! 'Count your blessings' is a good motto and, in very many ways,I'm blessed. ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: leeneia
Date: 02 Sep 18 - 06:12 PM

Someday when you're bored, go on YouTube and search for Coca Cola hacks. There you will find people using Coca Cola as pesticide, toilet cleaner, gum remover, etc. Anything but drink it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 02 Sep 18 - 08:46 PM

I'm an inveterate inhabiter of coffee shops. Caffè Nero is our go-to as we often get to
to Truro, where there are two branches, and we get to the Barnstaple one quite often. The very best one for us is The Coffee Sack at the end of Scholes Lane in Prestwich. It's a bit like a pilgrimage to there when I go up north to visit my mum. The lady in charge is an absolute wonder, so friendly, and so kind to my old mum who struggles a fair bit these days. In fact, mum thinks that the lady and I have a sort of mutual "thing" going on. I wish! Don't tell Mrs Steve, but what a good idea that would be...Naturally, I'd have to consult the lady in question, thirty years younger than meself, though, well I mean, how could she resist my charms... Damn good coffee too! When I mentioned to her how good the coffee was she tried to sell me a huge sack of the beans that would have kept us going for a year or more. Sadly, coffee beans don't keep that well! Several years ago Mrs Steve and I clubbed all our Christmas money together and bought a bean-to-cup coffee machine, a Delonghi Caffe Corso, ESAM 2800. We'll never go back to any other way of having coffee. It's our main daily ritual these days!


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Senoufou
Date: 03 Sep 18 - 04:06 AM

Gosh, hasn't Britain changed since the end of the War Steve? I remember the fifties when nobody round our way ever drank coffee. It was tea all day and cocoa at night. We children also drank gallons of milk.

As a Brownie aged about eight, I was taken with my pack to the American airbase at Ruislip to meet American Brownies. I was struck by the delicious smell of the coffee offered to the adult leaders (our Brown Owl and Tawny Owl and theirs)


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 03 Sep 18 - 06:06 AM

I started drinking coffee only in 2011 after a trip to Italy that was a real eye-opener. I will not drink the diluted swill that comes out of a jar of freeze-dried dung known as "instant coffee." I'd sooner hack off the family jewels with a rusty machete.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 03 Sep 18 - 06:15 AM

Last time we stayed at Croyde Bay there were no decent coffee shops at all there. Perhaps it's changed now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 03 Sep 18 - 12:56 PM

Nice place though. I hope you took a stroll out to Morte Point and beyond.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Jos
Date: 03 Sep 18 - 01:54 PM

Years ago when you walked from Croyde Bay to Morte Point you would pass a huge whale's jawbone standing by the path. Last time I was there it was just a strange little lump by the side of the path and you wouldn't know what it was unless you had been there years earlier.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 03 Sep 18 - 07:56 PM

I haven't been there for over ten years, but the whale's skull, or whatever it was, was pretty big back then as I recall. I'm not really a beach bum but I recall that coming off the beach at Croyde was a bit of a lug. The huge beach at Woolacombe looked lovely but we didn't go on to it. A couple of times we walked out to Morte Point and a few miles beyond on the coast path. Splendid. It's all a bit of a trek from Bude on annoying roads. Mrs Steve and I took our bikes for a ride round Braunton Burrows (pushing them responsibly on the nature reserve), which was good fun, and Saunton Sands are quite expansive. We actually live just half a mile from the coast path at Widemouth Bay and the coastal walking hereabouts is fantastic. You CAN get a decent cup of coffee in Bude, even a Costa if you want, but you'll have to go to Padstow, to the Chough bakery on the harbour front, for the finest pasty, and you can wash it down with a nice takeaway cup of tea that you can buy from a little hatch just up from the pasty shop. I buy the pasties then go and grab a bench while Mrs Steve fetches the tea. What's not to like. Watch those gulls with your pasty.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Jos
Date: 04 Sep 18 - 03:18 AM

For a child, Croyde was much more fun than Woolacombe. There were sand dunes to explore and hide in, rocks to scramble over and rock pools with shrimps and sea anemones. And a little 'shack' selling ice cream.
Woolacombe was just sand, sand and more sand, with nothing much to do unless you wanted to lie about and get a suntan.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Senoufou
Date: 04 Sep 18 - 03:58 AM

I have to smile at those two adverts mocking pretentious coffee bars. One has the barista working lovingly over two minute cups, sprinkling various powders onto the coffee, and another customer is served his beverage in what look like three laboratory beakers.

In the other ad, the woman tries to explain what a 'flat white' is, by saying it's to do with the micro-bub-bubbles. The proprietor looks absolutely disgusted at the question, curls his lip and says, "Oh dear.."

Brilliant!

I'd like to take part in those ads, walk into the café and order "A nice cup of TEA please!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: David Carter (UK)
Date: 04 Sep 18 - 04:03 AM

Coffee is made with ground coffee beans and water, nothing else. And the higher the proportion of the former, and the shorter the time between grinding and making, the better.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Jos
Date: 04 Sep 18 - 04:21 AM

I haven't drunk coca-cola for about 50 years. When I was a child I used to love Tizer, but I tried some recently and it was awful - just horribly sweet, no other flavour detectable. The drink I remember had a lovely, slightly sharp caramel-like taste.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Jos
Date: 04 Sep 18 - 04:28 AM

'Micro-bub-bubbles'?
Are you sure it was supposed to be coffee ... not prosecco?


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 04 Sep 18 - 04:55 AM

"Coffee is made with ground coffee beans and water, nothing else. And the higher the proportion of the former, and the shorter the time between grinding and making, the better."

Couldn't agree more. That's why we treated ourselves to a bean-to-cup machine. We don't use pre-ground coffee (how can that be "fresh" once the bag's opened?) and we keep beans in small amounts in an airtight tin in the fridge. Even then, the gloss on the beans from a newly-opened bag has gone by the next day. In the perfect world you'd want the coffee bean shop right door to your house, roasting to order and rushing the beans round to your house daily. You won't be seeing that in Bude any time soon!

There used to be a shop that supplied beans from all over the world, freshly-roasted by them, about 25 miles away, not cheap, but it's gone. These days we use Waitrose's Italian-style beans, strength 5. They seem to be at least as good as any of the other beans of that strength available in supermarkets. Those little valved bags definitely seem to do the trick when it comes to keeping the beans "fresh."


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Jos
Date: 04 Sep 18 - 06:03 AM

Some years ago I bought some coffee beans from a shop in Guildford High Street where they had a wide range of coffee available and seemed to know what it was about.
The coffee was really not good - very little flavour other than a general staleness. I took it back to the shop the next week and told the man what I thought of the coffee.
He said, "I couldn't agree more" and gave me a replacement. I said, "Have you had a lot of people complaining about it, then?" He said "No, you're the only one."


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Rob Naylor
Date: 04 Sep 18 - 08:30 AM

Sen: Gosh, hasn't Britain changed since the end of the War Steve? I remember the fifties when nobody round our way ever drank coffee. It was tea all day and cocoa at night. We children also drank gallons of milk.

In the late 50s my family pretty well all drank coffee (Mum, dad, 3 aunts and 2 uncles living on the same street). My Grandma drank " 'ot watter wi' a drop o' milk in" an another aunt rarely seemed to drink anything at all except a Mackeson at about 6pm. Tea rarely got a look-in.

When one of my aunts used to take us out for walks (I'm probably talking about 1959-63 here) we always seemed to end up in a "coffee bar" for a cup of frothy coffee and a Wagon Wheel!


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 04 Sep 18 - 08:49 AM

It was a mug of Horlicks for me as a little lad whenever we went to the greasy spoon just off the prom at Cleveleys, which was often. I can't stand the stuff now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Senoufou
Date: 04 Sep 18 - 09:14 AM

Oooh I remember Wagon Wheels! Lovely chocolatey biscuit things. They always seemed enormous to me.
Hated Horlicks Steve. Tasted of cardboard.
And I loved Tizer.

Rob, was this 'oop North'? In the early fifties, we honestly didn't have coffee round our way. But I do remember seeing something in the shops called Camp Coffee (for overtly gay people?) The picture on the front was a bit Colonial, with a Scots kilted soldier sitting drinking a cup of coffee with his Indian servant standing obsequiously beside him. They later changed the picture for political correctness. The Scotsman was now seated with a Rajah-type chap sitting beside him.
I think it was some ersatz muck, a sort of 'essence of coffee'. We never bought it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 04 Sep 18 - 09:27 AM

My maternal grandparents lived in the house next door to wharf, where my grandfather was the foreman (our town is on a tidal river which used to have considerable barge and coaster traffic). Every morning at 10 o'clock he used to come in for his coffee-break - always 'Camp' coffee (which was no such thing - it was made from chicory!). His break was only fifteen minutes, so he always poured the 'coffee' from his cup into the saucer and proceeded to blow on it so that it cooled quicker. He would sit me on his knee and let me have an occasional sip - I loved it. Can't abide it now though!


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Mr Red
Date: 04 Sep 18 - 03:07 PM

When I was a child I used to love Tizer, but I tried some recently and it was awful -
I am firmly of the opinion that apart from the inevitable when our pallet veers towards the bitter in old age, that modern concoctions have been made sweeter than 50/60 years ago. The relative cost of sugar is one reason. And "sweeteners" are cheaper still, some come from sugar refining so are a waste product with value. Sweeteners have a different taste, which affects the overall appeal (or otherwise). One reason I won't touch Bulmers cider, which amazingly has resulted in 20 years of relative freedom from headaches.

I am told by those wot tried Cadbury's cream eggs they are now made in eastern Europe and are sweeter and sickly as a result.
As an aside cheap Polo mints were, at one time, coming from the Phillipines and had that non-mint taste you get from TicTacs (yuk). I have noticed Polo have realised it was going to be a PR disaster. Just like when Coca0Cola changed the sweetener without telling anyone and for a while, Pepsi became No.1.

Sickly Angel delight is still sold, Instant Whip - where is that? Even as a kid I preferred the Whip - oooer.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Jos
Date: 04 Sep 18 - 03:32 PM

My children loved butterscotch Instant Whip, and I thought I was giving them something good as it was made up with milk, until my daughter developed an intolerance to tartrazine (E102), which provided the orange colour - with very unpleasant results. (This meant that waggon wheels were ruled out as well as they also contained tartrazine. Next time I see some in a shop I'll check the label to see whether or not they have now seen sense and used something sensible or simply not coloured them at all.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Senoufou
Date: 04 Sep 18 - 05:05 PM

I feel sorry for parents nowadays, as most of our food has been horribly tampered with. Blooming additives, chemicals and artificial flavourings. And if one has allergies in the family, I imagine it makes food-buying a nightmare.

I usually buy some Easter treats for our neighbours-across-the-road's two little children. (They can have chocolate) But I've noticed that Cadbury's cream eggs seem to have shrunk! So I get them a Lindt bunny each (the chocolate seems to be of a better quality) and a colouring book.

I didn't know Camp coffee was made from chicory!

I gave an ice-cold can of Diet Coke to our lovely window cleaner Andy and his assistant this morning. We always keep a few in the fridge for the postman if he looks a bit hot and tired, and any couriers who deliver a parcel, also the dustmen on Bin Day. Everyone seems to like a can of Coke!


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 04 Sep 18 - 05:20 PM

Before I became diabetic as a result of pancreatitis and pancreatic surgery, I used to love Cadbury's Creme Eggs, but I stopped eating any chocolate products with less than 85% cocoa in them in 2007 (Green & Blacks 85% Cocoa Dark Chocolate is my affordable staple now - one square a day). Anyhoo, a couple of Easters ago perhaps, I decided to try a Cadbury's Creme Egg 'for old time's sake'. It was absolutely dreadful - so sickly and unbearably sweet - I'm guessing that's because my palate has changed now I don't eat 'normal' chocolate any more.

That will be my last-ever Cadbury's Creme Egg.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Senoufou
Date: 04 Sep 18 - 06:05 PM

Ah, that was probably a good thing Bw. If the cream egg had been delicious, you'd have wanted more and more of them!


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 05 Sep 18 - 01:38 AM

I would indeed, Sen! But my acquired Iron Will would have prevented me succumbing to temptation......I think!


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 05 Sep 18 - 03:33 AM

Back on a coffee theme - since reading press reports that following the Hudson River air crash, Starbucks charged the rescuers for their coffee, I have always avoided using them unless it was absolutely unavoidable (ironically, that's usually in airport lounges).

Does anyone know if that actually happened, or is it another urban myth?


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Senoufou
Date: 05 Sep 18 - 04:10 AM

I've just looked it up Rusty, and the Guardian UK of 2001 says they charged rescue workers $130 for three packs of bottled water to administer to the survivors. The rescuers had to rummage in their own pockets to get the money together.
The boss of Starbucks later apologised profusely, refunded the money and gave out free coffee to them.
Not a very edifying example of common human kindness was it?

Bw, where can I obtain this Iron Will please? My Will is as wobbly as jelly!


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Jos
Date: 05 Sep 18 - 05:59 AM

Eliza, just remember that it is YOUR body and YOU are in charge of it.
So show it who is boss.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 05 Sep 18 - 07:36 AM

"Bw, where can I obtain this Iron Will please? My Will is as wobbly as jelly!"

I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you! :-) :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Senoufou
Date: 05 Sep 18 - 08:24 AM

Quite right Jos. I will put my foot down with a firm hand.

Bw, what you need is one of those little gadgets the Men In Black use to wipe the memory from people's minds.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Backwoodsman
Date: 05 Sep 18 - 08:32 AM

LOL! My answer would be that my Iron Will didn't exist until I became diabetic - that concentrated my mind a bit!


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Mr Red
Date: 06 Sep 18 - 03:35 AM

Snopes on Stirbacks charging - it does not reveal a result on the Hudson River landing - note in the film they remarked it was not a crash but a water landing. A more accurate description.

Rusty Dobro - if you want their answers they would probably find them, as long as you ask. IME it has to be a US based question.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 06 Sep 18 - 06:37 AM

Best airport coffee I ever had was when I made up sachets of Gold Blend at home and just used hot water from the machine. I forgot to do that this time, but coffee in Vienna airport lounge was excellent. Tomorrow in Alicante airport lounge we'll see!


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 06 Sep 18 - 06:57 AM

From that we must conclude that you don't really understand coffee...


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 06 Sep 18 - 06:59 AM

My wife thinks 13 years of statins have wrecked my taste buds!


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Thompson
Date: 08 Sep 18 - 02:48 PM

It's all getting like the vaccuum creatures in the Beatles' Yellow Submarine, with one giant company sucking up another, then itself being sucked up by an even huger behemoth.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Mr Red
Date: 10 Sep 18 - 08:00 PM

You say that but CAMRA rather stuck it to the big beer companies. Lots of little boutique breweries.
And personally I avoid Stirbacks and No. 1 and Caffe Nero et al. Coffee is coffee. It is the making that matters and they all have those infernal machines now. Rare is filter coffee these days. If I ask for black coffee they look at me quizzically and suggest Americano. Don't they understand English? I even get asked if I want milk with that at times!


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 10 Sep 18 - 08:33 PM

You get far better coffee from freshly-ground beans made in an espresso machine than from any filter coffee.


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: robomatic
Date: 10 Sep 18 - 10:27 PM

This probably deserves its own thread, but Starbucks just opened their first in Italy


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Subject: RE: BS: Costa Coffee sold to Coca-Cola
From: Thompson
Date: 11 Sep 18 - 01:52 AM

Donuel - interested in your story about the fleeing SS man founding Dieseldorff Coffee, I had a look around the internet - only to find that the Dieseldorffs went to Guatamala in the 1880s and were Jewish!

My mother was a coffee fiend, and used to make delicious coffee, to which she added cream and dark brown sugar. I've only once ever found a coffee that tasted like hers; it was from El Salvador and had the same intense sweet darkness of flavour.


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