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From Percolator To Roasty Toasty Perfection

   Cafe's,Coffee,Coffee Ground,Coffee Machines   October 9, 2018  Comments Off on From Percolator To Roasty Toasty Perfection

I have been amazed at the take up of coffee machinery in local houses – when I first moved here some years ago, it was the thing to have a filter coffee machine, some folk clung on to their beloved coffee percolators, which were the smart forerunner.  They smelt fabulous…

From Smart Bone China To Builder’s Mug

   Cafe's,Coffee,Coffee Ground,Coffee Machines   September 14, 2018  Comments Off on From Smart Bone China To Builder’s Mug

One of the most interesting things about spending holidays with someone you used to work with but haven’t seen for many years – is how they seem to change and take on really surprising characteristics.  For example, a chum who, for all the years we worked together back here in…

How To Enjoy Best Coffees – Not On The High Street

   Cafe's,Coffee,Coffee Ground,Coffee Machines   August 4, 2018  Comments Off on How To Enjoy Best Coffees – Not On The High Street

When we go out to local towns for shopping trips, it is all too easy to slip in to the habit of going in to the really big coffee emporiums – the ones with fancy logos and incredibly high prices.   Once you do this once, maybe to fill an odd…

Catering Boiler Relieves Queues Of Coffee Seekers

   Cafe's,Coffee,Coffee Ground   July 4, 2018  Comments Off on Catering Boiler Relieves Queues Of Coffee Seekers

As I sit here contemplating whether I can justify a break in the work to avail myself of another cup of refreshingly delicious coffee, I am reminded of an episode recently at a heritage house where I help as a room steward.   There was a fund raising event elsewhere on…

Heritage House Coffee Now Improved

   Cafe's,Coffee,Coffee Ground,Coffee Machines   June 4, 2018  Comments Off on Heritage House Coffee Now Improved

There’s something special about doing a little free work for a good cause.  We call it volunteering of course, but for some folk this word is too emotive.  Reminds them of wars and women trundling around a tea urn and making people be cheerful when they don’t feel it!  I…

Staff Coffee Machine A Joy to Behold

   Cafe's,Coffee,Coffee Ground,Coffee Machines   May 10, 2018  Comments Off on Staff Coffee Machine A Joy to Behold

I have recently got involved at committee stage activities with two completely separate organisations.  We are all volunteers, giving our time and energy for free, expecting not much back by way of recognition or thanks usually.  However, I have been doubly surprised ad thrilled that one of the groups has…

Right Kit For Mad Sports & Coffee Fan

   Cafe's,Coffee,Coffee Ground,Coffee Machines   April 3, 2018  Comments Off on Right Kit For Mad Sports & Coffee Fan

I met up with a younger chum recently – he’s a mad keen sports fan and equally crazy about coffee.  When we first knew each other, he could get by on a daily fix of instant coffee – whatever anyone had would suit his needs.  Then as he got older,…

The Importance Of Fascination With Coffee

   Cafe's,Coffee,Coffee Ground,Coffee Machines   March 5, 2018  Comments Off on The Importance Of Fascination With Coffee

I often go out to the States to stay with relatives – there is something definitely more coffee orientated at their homes than any of mine back here.  I do have other relatives who are complete geeks where coffee and machinery for perfect brewing is concerned.  In fact my brother…

Nature Trails & Coffee House Splendour

   Cafe's,Coffee,Coffee Ground,Coffee Machines   February 1, 2018  Comments Off on Nature Trails & Coffee House Splendour

There are things about a new shopping development you don’t always expect to see – one that has opened up nearby, after much wrangling between developers, council planners, environmentalists etc, is an amazing selection of coffee houses and eateries that were planned into the scheme at the start.  There is…

Passing Muster With The Village Coffee Set

   Cafe's,Coffee,Coffee Ground,Coffee Machines   January 10, 2018  Comments Off on Passing Muster With The Village Coffee Set

I was surprised when I had an invite to pre Christmas ‘coffee and nibbles’  in my village some years ago.   I was on nodding terms with the hosts – we may even have exchanged two or three words in the 20 years.  So not quite exchanging terms of endearment. Yet. …