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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Mar 2018 at 21:45
Yes, I'm with you on that. I must be the other person here who drinks proper tea. LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote V7Chris Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Mar 2018 at 22:49
Originally posted by rapheal rapheal wrote:

you can always get a decent cup of coffee at the golden arches

Sorry Rapheal can't agree with that. Tastes like insipid instant nescafe to me. Just like with bikes, we all have different tastes I suppose. What surprised me was during a recent trio to Costa Rica, the coffee served in the hotels was truly awful. The answer was revealed during a trip to a coffee plantation, all the good stuff is exported to earn dollars.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Mar 2018 at 08:27
The opposite is applied to French wine, they keep the best for themselves and export the rest to the UK.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote OldJohnboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Mar 2018 at 09:13
I gave up coffee about a year ago. I just got fed up with with the taste of it, and all the nonsense that goes with it, and paying for stuff I wouldn't drink at home anyway.
Just tea and (occasionally) beer now.
I do get ribbed about my preference for Early Grey tea though. Embarrassed
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote V7Chris Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Mar 2018 at 09:25
Originally posted by Brian UK Brian UK wrote:


The opposite is applied to French wine, they keep the best for themselves and export the rest to the UK.

Definitely right! Perhaps the Italians are doing the same with their bikes? The ones without grease in the headstock, faulty shocks etc. are exported to the UK....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote OldJohnboy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Mar 2018 at 11:11
Originally posted by V7Chris V7Chris wrote:

Originally posted by Brian UK Brian UK wrote:


The opposite is applied to French wine, they keep the best for themselves and export the rest to the UK.

Definitely right! Perhaps the Italians are doing the same with their bikes? The ones without grease in the headstock, faulty shocks etc. are exported to the UK....


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ken-Guzzibear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Mar 2018 at 11:21
The trick I use is order it in Italian ...that screws them they tend not to ask loadsa questions ....never had a major issue "Grande Cappuchino Grazie!" and smile .... any questions they ask smile "Scuza?" ...seems to work ....
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Originally posted by TooJuicy TooJuicy wrote:

Originally posted by johnno johnno wrote:

I called in due to need of toilet, I'm now a ... old B.


I know where you're coming from. Bladder, not fuel tank, capacity now sets the time between stops

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote johnno Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Mar 2018 at 12:52
Originally posted by jpc jpc wrote:

Originally posted by TooJuicy TooJuicy wrote:

Originally posted by johnno johnno wrote:

I called in due to need of toilet, I'm now a ... old B.


I know where you're coming from. Bladder, not fuel tank, capacity now sets the time between stops

Tony


Thus the advice:

 "After turning 60, never pass a chance to pee, never waste an erection, never trust a fart".  LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Mar 2018 at 13:10
I think what this is about is getting a simple drink break while on the move. I have noticed finding a decent cafe is getting hard work now, as lately they tend to keep disappearing. Ouch

It's got to the stage where I'm now using Google maps to try find somewhere I might be going past while en route.

Helps to have acquired a taste for Costa Latte which can often be easily got in garages.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iceni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Mar 2018 at 16:27
On the way to Coventry, the three of us stopped to top up, and it was suggested we had a coffee, which was on sale in the filling station, however, my mate had spotted a Starbucks and insisted on paying them a visit. This was a first for me, and in the event, I thought it rather amusing, not to say pretentious. On presenting myself at the counter I made my choice, and was asked my name, which was duly written on a cup, after which I was invited to take a seat pending the preparation of chosen beverage. In due course my name was called out, and after exchanging the receipt, I was able to take possession of my purchase, by which time, my mates had finished theirs and were waiting to make a move. Bearing in mind the coffee procedure,   I didn’t dare attempt to use the bog!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TooJuicy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Mar 2018 at 16:39
Originally posted by Ken-Guzzibear Ken-Guzzibear wrote:

The trick I use is order it in Italian ...never had a major issue "Grande Cappuchino Grazie!"


A tip for travellers, in Italy you sometimes come across baristas calling a Cappuccino by its short-name form, "cappuccio". Pronounced " Ka-pooch-O" with emphasis on the u (ooo).

Fortunately I had read about this trending name a few weeks prior to it being used on me in Italy.

The hazards of foreign travel !

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote TooJuicy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Mar 2018 at 17:39
Changing tack. A good few voters for tea on this thread. I like to make a good brew once a day, which loose leaf teas do the tea-voters here recommend?

When I'm not brewing up a demon coffee my current tea I get from the Brew Tea Company - these guys: https://www.brewteacompany.co.uk

I discovered their tea in supermarkets but it's not being stocked presently so I'm having to buy directly.

What's your favourite tea supplier?

Travel Tip #2: ( )
I find some of the best High Street teas are to be bought in France!

If the French can be bothered they brew some glorious tea. I take every opportunity to drink in their Salons du Thé - which invariably offer a first class selection of teas with the bonus of fabulous cakes.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote motopete Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Mar 2018 at 18:44
Originally posted by OldJohnboy OldJohnboy wrote:

I do get ribbed about my preference for Early Grey tea though. Embarrassed

Snap! I only use tea bags I'm afraid, but always in a pot so I get 2 good mugs from a bag Thumbs Up

I'm such a tight bar steward. As for PAYING for using public loos, well you can forget it!  Nearest hedge for me.

PS. If you're ever in Beeston, Nottingham then try Tony's cafe at Beeston lock. He'll do you a nice big steaming mug of tea or coffee with a genuine smile and all for a quid. Top man.
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