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    £34,000 of fake coffee seized in UK

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    £34,000 of fake coffee seized in UK

    Liverpool – According to local media, a lorry-load of potentially toxic counterfeit coffee was seized by trading standards officers on Wednesday in Liverpool.
    The haul, worth more than £34,000, was bound for Merseyside canteens, shops and restaurants.
    A police and city council team swooped as it headed for a warehouse in Kensington yesterday.
    After the seizure the supplier was arrested and the large, catering-size Nestlé containers examined. They turned out to be fake.
    The 750 gram tins were labeled “Nescafe Original Granules”.
    Inquiries are ongoing to determine where the coffee came from.
    The contents will be analyzed to find out exactly what is in the coffee.
    This article was published on Saturday 11 October, 2008.


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    Re: £34,000 of fake coffee seized in UK

    I think youll find that after careful analysis the contents will turn out to be Nescafe.

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    Re: £34,000 of fake coffee seized in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by Koffee Kosmo link=1225161189/0#0 date=1225161188
    The 750 gram tins were labeled “Nescafe Original Granules”.
    Well of course it’s fake coffee – it’s ‘instant coffee’! All forms of instant are fake and should be seized and destroyed I reckon! *:D

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    I object to that statment Bill, I own the only decent Instant coffee made by Dennis with care and attention ;)

    On the other hand I would agree that most instant coffee is in fact an oxymoron ;D

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    Re: £34,000 of fake coffee seized in UK

    yes i like it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The article I mean not the nanny-cafe ;)


    Looks like we need the U.K. guys to come work over here in OZ.
    To rid our *sunburnt country, our land of sweeping plains...................... etc etc .
    Of the EVIL *BEASTIES that call them selves "Coffee" *>:( [smiley=evil.gif]
    *

    Top marks to the U.K. getting this one right.!!!!! ;D


    Do*any Csers feel we could donate money to pay*these guys , to fly over here*and work us coffee snobs to free the land of all EVIL * ( Nanny-Cafe, and all other pretenders)
    ;D

    VIVA THE REVOLUTION !!!!!!!
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    happy sippin
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    Re: £34,000 of fake coffee seized in UK

    Quote Originally Posted by vasanna link=1225161189/0#4 date=1225163824
    Looks like we need the U.K. guys to come work over here in OZ.
    To rid our *sunburnt country, our land of sweeping plains...................... etc etc .
    Of the EVIL *BEASTIES that call them selves "Coffee" *>:( [smiley=evil.gif]
    And while theyre here they can get rid of stale supermarket pre-ground, and *bucks! *:D

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    Re: £34,000 of fake coffee seized in UK

    In Oz, itd be a fake Caterers blend scandal ;D

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    Re: £34,000 of fake coffee seized in UK

    I agree the caterers blend is indeed the worst coffee you could have.

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    Re: £34,000 of fake coffee seized in UK

    It couldnt have been any worse.

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    Re: £34,000 of fake coffee seized in UK

    Ha!

    I see too much nescafe and Kenco being consumed here in the UK. I cant even imagine how much worse fake Nescafe is than the real stuff!

    Do you guys have something called Nespresso there? Its supposed to be some kind of real coffee machine marketed by nescafe. I have no idea if it uses Nescafe coffee only but it cant eb good!

    Thanks for posting this anyway, hadnt seen it on the news.

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    Re: £34,000 of fake coffee seized in UK

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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronb link=1225161189/0#9 date=1225315414
    Do you guys have something called Nespresso there? Its supposed to be some kind of real coffee machine marketed by nescafe. I have no idea if it uses Nescafe coffee only but it cant eb good!
    Nespresso is a Pod machine/system. Need I say more? :P


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