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    Today my mum drank instant coffee...

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    She didnt want a coffee from my gorgeous Silvia/Rocky because she doesnt like strong coffee

    Oh dear.

    And then she made one for my uncle who came to visit too.

    I just had to vent. Theres no accounting for taste :(

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    Re: Today my mum drank instant coffee...

    My mum just sniffs the roasted coffee as the caffeine "will keep her awake all night" and I offered to get her de caff but she refused.

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    Re: Today my mum drank instant coffee...

    I feel your pain, my dad wakes up every morning and his first action is to put the kettle on for a cup of instant. With my beautiful Expobar sitting there all warm & bubbly ready to serve. *sob*

    Though I suppose he makes up for it by having 2 or 3 real coffees over the course of the day from the Expobar. Some Pavlovian actions are hard to break (hes retired, but previously hed wake up at 5:30am to be in an office on Collins St in melb by 7:45am. For 30 years.) ;)

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    Re: Today my mum drank instant coffee...

    Quote Originally Posted by 7B7172797E64697C757E100 link=1262953063/2#2 date=1263035217
    I feel your pain, my dad wakes up every morning and his first action is to put the kettle on for a cup of instant. With my beautiful Expobar sitting there all warm & bubbly ready to serve. *sob*

    Though I suppose he makes up for it by having 2 or 3 real coffees over the course of the day from the Expobar.
    Wait so he does like the Expobar/REAL coffee, but will drink instant in the mornings?

    I made my uncle a real coffee. He didnt like it - said it was too strong and then put about akilo of sugar in it.

    Gah.


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    Re: Today my mum drank instant coffee...

    Poor tashie... My in-laws recently brought instant into the house as well, so your pain is understood. Commiserations.

    And, Mr. Bravington, perhaps you should derive some comfort from the fact that at least your father isnt messing with the Expobar himself?

    CS

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    I used up all my frequent flyer points to get my brother and his wife a EM0480 grinder for their house warming. 2 months later its still sitting unopened while they continue to buy supermarket pre-ground. I also lent them my EM6910 which was just collecting dust in the shed. My bro returned it a week later saying it was too hard to use and theyre back to their 4800 which I bought them for their wedding 9 years ago.


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    Re: Today my mum drank instant coffee...

    Quote Originally Posted by 5352584B55504A390 link=1262953063/5#5 date=1263205253
    I used up all my frequent flyer points to get my brother and his wife a EM0480 grinder for their house warming. *2 months later its still sitting unopened while they continue to buy supermarket pre-ground. *I also lent them my EM6910 which was just collecting dust in the shed. *My bro returned it a week later saying it was too hard to use and theyre back to their 4800 which I bought them for their wedding 9 years ago.
    And here there are CSers who are dying to have that sort of equipment... Pre-ground is one step above instant, but still a way to go... Poor 480 not getting used :(


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    Re: Today my mum drank instant coffee...

    Quote Originally Posted by 7065776C6D61040 link=1262953063/0#0 date=1262953063
    She didnt want a coffee from my gorgeous Silvia/Rocky because she doesnt like strong coffee
    Have you tried making a "weak" coffee for her or is it a pre conceived idea she has based on experiences with poorly made cafe coffee?

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    Re: Today my mum drank instant coffee...

    Worry not Tashie,

    Clearly your mum wants you to receive the contents of her will that little bit sooner ::) *;D

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    Re: Today my mum drank instant coffee...

    Quote Originally Posted by 7267756E6F63060 link=1262953063/6#6 date=1263270690
    Poor 480 not getting used :(
    Especially bad when I would love to have one as a decaf grinder.

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    OK Tashie, just calm down.

    Easy now, breathe slowly and get the brain engaged after that dreadful stress.

    I understand that it is now possible to children to divorce their parents on grounds of "irreconcilable differences". Good luck in the court system.

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    Re: Today my mum drank instant coffee...

    Quote Originally Posted by 5C697E7C4C7469767A777F1B0 link=1262953063/10#10 date=1263288547
    OK Tashie, just calm down.

    Easy now, breathe slowly and get the brain engaged after that dreadful stress.

    I understand that it is now possible to children to divorce their parents on grounds of "irreconcilable differences". Good luck in the court system.

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    Tell her, that the only way to drink Instant is when you can do it like this..




    Note: It was safer in the room, than being in the rest of the building or out in the public areas... *Besides... As I am often fond of saying...

    1: Ya can not catch any thing, if you already have it...

    2: Any day above ground; is a great day.

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    Re: Today my mum drank instant coffee...

    Tashie, thats parents for you.

    Had my folks over from the UK in october just after I got Miss Lucy. *I was pouring 200ml gushers down the sink and my dad was complaining that I was wasting it! *He drank it. *Finally got a decent shot in their last few days of their stay and he said it was "too strong" but okay as a long black, then asked for a nescafe!

    They bought Nescafe Gold and kept asking me if I wanted one!!!!

    At least the neighbours drink my coffee and love it (especially after the training with Tim Adams).

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    Are you guys getting complaints from single shots of coffee. I only ever use single shots in each cup of coffee I make and never get complaints.

    Its funny I can live with people drinking instant. I never will but what I hate most is gloria jeans flavored beans!!!!! Ive never really tried a coffee from them but the smell is enough. Coffee is coffee. People that add syrups and flavors to it are spoiling it.

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    Re: Today my mum drank instant coffee...

    Quote Originally Posted by 526D6B6C7176475A7761747D180 link=1262953063/13#13 date=1263447615
    Are you guys getting complaints from single shots of coffee.
    Good point, will stick to singles for now.

    My sister loudly proclaimed today she cant tell the difference between instant and COFFEE coffee. I tried to shush her up but she kept saying it. In public. Thank goodness we were at some crappy cafe that made awful coffee anyway.

    I shall count myself lucky I am not afflicted with this genetic disorder which it appears both my mum, uncle and my sister share. PHEW>

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    Re: Today my mum drank instant coffee...

    Quote Originally Posted by 44696B6D606165080 link=1262953063/12#12 date=1263289778
    Had my folks over from the UK in october just after I got Miss Lucy.I was pouring 200ml gushers down the sink and my dad was complaining that I was wasting it!He drank it.
    Lacehim,

    Perhaps our in-laws are related? Mine recently did exactly the same thing. Crap coffee goes down the sink, IMHO.

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    Re: Today my mum drank instant coffee...

    My mother is the same, she prefers her instant as real coffee makes her feel ill whereas Dad loves one of my caps.

    Quote Originally Posted by 4A757374696E5F426F796C65000 link=1262953063/13#13 date=1263447615
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    Its funny I can live with people drinking instant. *I never will but what I hate most is gloria jeans flavored beans!!!!! *Ive never really tried a coffee from them but the smell is enough. *Coffee is coffee. *People that add syrups and flavors to it are spoiling it.
    As much as a "coffeesnob" that I am now I dont agree with that.
    I wouldnt use their beans again (did before I knew better) but I think coffee can be enjoyed many ways. I love both a plain cap as well as a nice mocha.
    My coffee cupboard has a big selection of cocoas and syrups, too much added can be sickly but just enough can be quite nice.

    Its like saying any beers other than the mainstream beers such as VB and Carlton arnt beers at all. There are many different flavours and combinations of ingredients to make different types, everyone has different tastes, not saying youre wrong but I just dont agree. *


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    Re: Today my mum drank instant coffee...

    Quote Originally Posted by 76606C63647268010 link=1262953063/16#16 date=1263549717
    As much as a "coffeesnob" that I am now I dont agree with that.
    I wouldnt use their beans again (did before I knew better) but I think coffee can be enjoyed many ways. I love both a plain cap as well as a nice mocha.
    My coffee cupboard has a big selection of cocoas and syrups, too much added can be sickly but just enough can be quite nice.
    Id have to agree wambesi, to each their own when it comes to flavoured coffees and syrups/powders. Some of the flavoured beans are good, but my tastes have swung towards enjoying the bean and not what is added to it. But every now & then some syrup or cocoa powder mixed through is just as enjoyable in its own way as a SO bean is.

    But...instant when there is espresso ready to go...*sob*

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    Re: Today my mum drank instant coffee...

    I dont look down my nose at those who prefer instant, however i dont allow that terrible stuff inside my house.

    I have enough of an issue with my missus putting vanilla syrup in the lattes i make for her (although to be fair, she has to use soy milk so it probably needs some flavour to mask the terrible soyness). ;D

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    Re: Today my mum drank instant coffee...

    My wifes mum only drinks International Roast, and thats got to be the worst. She goes through different phases to pep it up, sometimes shes using powdered milk, sometimes sweetened condensed milk - she loves it. ive now gotten to the point that I love going there and having whatever shell dish up, and I go back for more, i have heaps whenever Im there. I just think of it as a coffee drink thats packed with caffeine. Its got tonnes of the stuff in it - I get all jittery and annoy my wife all the way home.




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