With a Lungo size coffee, I normally put some hot water in the cup to warm it before putting the coffee in so that it doesn't suck the heat out of the coffee. I don't bother when making an expresso as I want to drink it quick.A common complaint about these coffee machines, is that the coffee once sat in the glass jug is a little cool. I sometimes put the poured coffee in the cup, in the microwave to reheat it for 10 seconds.
was ( is ) the best in my opinion.
Worst I ever tasted was Ersatzkaffee ( substitute coffee from roasted acorns )
Does anyone here have a preferred cup to drink their coffee from? I like to drink my espresso from my special espresso cups that I bought in Italy and my lungo's from a cup that I pinched from Sams café in Gare du midi in Brussels ten years ago. Like tea out of a bone China cup, it tastes soooo much better!
I think Starbuck's blond roast is better than their usual from their outlets that brew it properly. Costa vary more in that respect and they tried something like the blond roast idea and it was just weak crap.Their kiosks are the worst.
One thing I was a bit disappointed with was the restaurants. I was in rural Pas De Calais. Dined in a few bistro type places and found the food wasn't that special. Quite ordinary/plain in one or two places. Though the wine made up for it.
Starbucks tend to overroast their beans - they use budget beans and the dark roast helps to cut through milk based drinks.
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It needs a good sanding and oiling, but it looks exactly the same.
Used to do a lot of work with a high end kitchen fitter and this was the cut out for a sink with the edges tidied up.
It was made in 1990 and has survived pretty well considering it has been in the dishwasher a fair few times in its life!