Tuesday, 26 October 2004

good coffee, bad coffee

bad coffee:
  • airports. all of them. even the costa/nero's etc - they seem to have the worst baristas and are always in the smoking section
  • M1 services - actually all service stops in the UK... Wont even heat up a danish in case the jam may burn a customer.
  • most starbucks - too milky, weak coffee, tastes like they havent cleaned the machine in a month, rude staff, taking over the world... well maybe thats going a bit far!
  • Benjys cappuchino - cheap, hot, caffine in it (the danish/pastry to go with it makes up for any shortfall in the coffee quality ;-) )
  • Delice de France cappuchino - see above...

good coffee:
  • whittards blue columbian (i think? ~£9-£10/kg) for plungers/caffiteres. yum yum
  • Flat white coffee, ruby in the dust (Dunedin, NZ) - tho i'm not sure if it still exists
  • Flat white coffee, Espressoholic (Wellington, NZ) - open late (2-3am?), funky music, pinball machines, eggs benidict (mmm the best brunch food)
  • Any coffee, Chocolate Fish Cafe (Wellington, NZ) - where else would you get a chocolate fish with a coffee :-)
  • Any French/Italian cafe - never had a bad coffee in France or Italy... ever....


  1. its blue jamaican - requires the sale of a body organ to regularly fund the drinking habit...

  2. not much good coffee in new malden :-( coffee is a no go apart from one place that isnt open until 9am!!