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Dai Fledermaus11/04/2018 11:52:36
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If like me Coffee and Biscuits are essential in a workshop, and if like me you have a Dolce Gusto machine but think the Nescafe pods are a silly price, ( £4.49 in Tesco ) get yourself down to Lidl and try their Bella Caffe coffee pods which are Dolce Gusto compatible. £2.49 for 16 pods. At the moment they only seem to stock Lungo and Cappuccino. Excellent coffee in my humble oppinion.

Edited By Dai Fledermaus on 11/04/2018 11:54:08

kc11/04/2018 11:58:34
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It's cheaper to drink tea! About 1 penny per tea bag and the tea bag is biodegradeable too.

Trevor Crook11/04/2018 12:01:19
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Yep, tried them and they taste good. However, my machine doesn't give a very high flow rate when I use them, and they sometimes leak water at the top. May be just my particular machine. I've gone back to the originals, try to get them from Poundstretcher when they are on offer.

The Wright Stuff11/04/2018 12:34:42
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Where oh where can one buy dark chocolate hobnobs these days? Rarer than a rare thing!

David Ovenden11/04/2018 20:31:23
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+1 for dark chocolate hobnobs!

Edited By David Ovenden on 11/04/2018 20:32:00

Martin Harris11/04/2018 21:20:30
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Have you tried the dark chocolate KitKats?

For the coffee afficionados amongst us (I'm in agreement with Ian Fleming's James Bond, who "loathed and despised tea, that flat, soft, time-wasting opium of the masses", I can thoroughly recommend Aldi's Alcafe Italian Blend filter coffee which is cheap as chips and every bit as good as far more expensive offerings.

Those who claim tea as the original British beverage should bear in mind that coffee drinking was well established before the first cup of char was ever slurped in this country.

Dave Cunnington11/04/2018 21:36:29
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+ 1 for dark KitKats, with Costa blend coffee in the machine

Martin Harris11/04/2018 21:54:41
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Try the Aldi coffee Dave - it's very similar to Costa in flavour and a fraction of the price!

MattyB12/04/2018 13:48:06
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Posted by kc on 11/04/2018 11:58:34:

It's cheaper to drink tea! About 1 penny per tea bag and the tea bag is biodegradeable too.

Sadly not true - there is plastic in most tea bags which is a big contributor to microplastic pollution. It looks like the "Attenborough Efffect" is bearing fruit though and triggering some changes...

Coffee pod machines are also very bad from a plastic pollution perspective, but there are good alternatives - I love my Aeropress which is also essentially clean-up free, and if you grab a metal filter for it the only waste is the ground coffee at the end.

Edited By MattyB on 12/04/2018 13:51:04

Miketgd12/04/2018 14:08:56
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Wait rose had Dark Chocolate Hobnobs (2 for £2) at the end of March. Just about to have the last two! Very good.

Miketgd12/04/2018 14:09:31
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Waitrose had Dark Chocolate Hobnobs (2 for £2) at the end of March. Just about to have the last two! Very good.

Martin Harris12/04/2018 14:40:15
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Posted by MattyB on 12/04/2018 13:48:06:the only waste is the ground coffee at the end.

...which can be used on the garden as a nutrient for the soil.

Although I normally use a (permanent) filter machine for convenience, the "jug method" is surprisingly effective with no polluting products and good to know in an emergency - just pour almost boiling water onto the grounds in a jug, stir and after brewing for a few minutes, draw the back of the spoon over the floating grounds which then settle quickly - pour off carefully and you get an excellent coffee.

Edited By Martin Harris on 12/04/2018 14:47:53

Tom Sharp 212/04/2018 20:24:49
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Mellow Birds for me.

Piers Bowlan12/04/2018 21:23:08
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MattyB, thank you for the heads up on the Aeropress. I, (my wife and daughter!) spends a lot on coffee capsules and I was concerned by the impact on the environment (and my wallet!)

Edited By Piers Bowlan on 12/04/2018 21:39:31

cymaz13/04/2018 05:17:46
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If , like me, you have a white coffee with your biscuit then I hear glass milk bottles may be making a comeback! All because of the plastic in the seas.

Piers Bowlan13/04/2018 06:12:52
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Posted by cymaz on 13/04/2018 05:17:46:

If , like me, you have a white coffee with your biscuit then I hear glass milk bottles may be making a comeback! All because of the plastic in the seas.

All because of David Attenborough and 'Blue Planet!'

Tom Sharp 213/04/2018 12:08:45
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It was on about the bad winter of 1962 on telly the other night. Apparently milk supplies dried up because of a milk bottle shortage, the empties were lost on peoples doorsteps in the deep snow.

Geoff Sleath13/04/2018 12:15:17
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We still have milk delivered in glass bottles. Does anyone remember frozen milk on the doorstep pushing the foil cap off? My coffee is both milk and sugar free - taste the coffee

Geoff

Martin Harris13/04/2018 12:42:52
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+1 on that, Geoff - there are those who appreciate good coffee and those that add milk and/or sugar.

As for a double skinny latte americano mocha topped with nuts and chocolate or whatever...disgust

John Rudd13/04/2018 13:03:28
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Posted by Geoff Sleath on 13/04/2018 12:15:17:

We still have milk delivered in glass bottles. Does anyone remember frozen milk on the doorstep pushing the foil cap off?

Geoff

Yes I do remember....and the 1/3 pint bottles we got at school..As a class monitor, I got to drink any surplus bottles too.....if I wanted..

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