Page 1 of 2

The Price of Coffee

Posted: 16:03 03 Jul 2020
by Lousy_Pint
The Coffee Bar

... hmm, let me start a thread on coffee.

One of the most annoying things when I return to the UK is the price of coffee.

How is it possible that I can be charged over £3 for a latte macchiato for example?
It also takes far too long to prepare and is scolding hot.

Wrong on all counts.

Luckily, the beer in the UK is much better!

Re: The Price of Coffee

Posted: 16:10 03 Jul 2020
by Lousy_Pint
...saying that though, I did come across a lovely beer (alla spina) in a restaurant in Milano recently.
A Belgian pale ale called Grimbergen.
Bleddy 'ansome!!

Re: The Price of Coffee

Posted: 18:24 04 Jul 2020
by L G
The Q Street cafe in Queen Street opened today. Takeaway coffee and cake only.
One of my favourite places in town.

Re: The Price of Coffee

Posted: 02:11 15 Jul 2020
by Andy_S
The first time we came back to the UK after emigrating, I went into a certain coffee house in Armada Way and asked for a Flat White.

'Oh we don't do them", was the reply..."you must be from New Zealand."

Re: The Price of Coffee

Posted: 07:27 18 Jul 2020
by Darren Stoneman
Nescafé, water and milk, 40p in my house pop over!

Re: The Price of Coffee

Posted: 08:51 18 Jul 2020
by Argylegames
Darren Stoneman wrote: Nescafé, water and milk, 40p in my house pop over!


But Darren, the discussion is about Coffee! :)

Re: The Price of Coffee

Posted: 10:45 21 Jul 2020
by Bryan_Tregunna
A couple of years ago, my wife and I had gone for a walk in Godmanchester (Cambs) and decided to go to the pub, overlooking the river, for a coffee.
Our hearts sank when the guy said 'Ok, find yourself a table and I'll put the kettle on'
Good old Nescafé! And it weren't 40p

Re: The Price of Coffee

Posted: 13:07 22 Jul 2020
by WoodsyGreen
Bryan_Tregunna wrote: A couple of years ago, my wife and I had gone for a walk in Godmanchester (Cambs) and decided to go to the pub, overlooking the river, for a coffee.
Our hearts sank when the guy said 'Ok, find yourself a table and I'll put the kettle on'
Good old Nescafé! And it weren't 40p


I would politely suggest that if you went to a pub for a coffee then you got exactly what you deserved!

Re: The Price of Coffee

Posted: 09:39 29 Jul 2020
by Quintrell_Green
I know a bit about coffee in as much as my daughter came 5th in the UK in a national coffee tasting competition a couple of years ago. She is a top barista and trainer. Like oil, bananas and wheat plus other commodities the wholesale prices are driven by the Commodity Market in London and can fluctuate from year to year depending on [say] frosts in Brazil or even drought in Ethiopa. When she makes a good cup of coffee she weighs the granules to be used, to an exact weight in grams, and heats the water to a particular temperature before putting it through a dripper. All this takes additional time, and adds to staff costs in running a good class coffee house. You do not see such precision in High St coffee shops with national names and profiles. It is worth finding a good independent operator who really knows what he / she is doing.

Re: The Price of Coffee

Posted: 19:47 02 Aug 2020
by Greenrod
Bought a bean to coffee machine last year - beats anything out of the mainstream coffee shops.
Works out at about 25p a cup - recommend Lavazza Oro beans, currently on offer at £3 a bag at Asda.

Re: The Price of Coffee

Posted: 20:55 02 Aug 2020
by IJN
The finest coffee I've ever tasted is Kona from the Big island of Hawaii. if you ever get the chance (Nespresso sometimes do it) grab some. It's mental expensive but it really is the mutt's nuts.

Re: The Price of Coffee

Posted: 21:34 02 Aug 2020
by Argylegames
Greenrod wrote: Bought a bean to coffee machine last year - beats anything out of the mainstream coffee shops.
Works out at about 25p a cup - recommend Lavazza Oro beans, currently on offer at £3 a bag at Asda.


Lordy you must have a big kitchen! We simply wouldn't have the room!

Re: The Price of Coffee

Posted: 08:55 05 Aug 2020
by greeneagle
Nespresso is my choice. Lots of varieties to choose from.
Must say Australia has some wonderful coffee shops, heaps of completion keeps the standard high and prices fair.