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  1. Coffee Lounge
    Most of us on the forum will get emails inviting us to complete surveys, have online meetings to hear about a wonderful product or a job offer. I have just received yet another one of these emails, for some software, which ended: 'Do you have time this week for an online meeting, during which...
  2. Coffee Lounge
    Dispatches looking at the use of child labour in the coffee supply chains of Starbucks and Nespresso.
  3. The Coffee Map
    I just wanted to add these locations as a warning DO NOT STOP FOR A COFFEE AT STARBUCKS It doesn't matter if your cars on fire, there is a jumbo jet trying to land in front of you on the motorway or you have a dodgy vindaloo that's trying to exit your body DO NOT STOP AT A STARBUCKS ANYWHERE...
  4. Coffee Lounge
    Nope not the barista... Ok so I know that Starbucks is not the best coffee (infact I think it's pretty bland) BUT I do get a 'free' drink from there most weeksthrough my health insurance. Usually I have some form of iced coffee or icedtea, yesterday I decided to give the newish blonde range a...
  5. Coffee Lounge
    I'm not interested in reigniting the starbucks sell sugary drinks in a bucket kind of thing - this video is a great summary of how it started out and what they've done along the way. Way more to starbucks story than this, I'm sure, but the figures for growth, the reserve cafe and % spend in...
  6. Coffee Lounge
    Hi all, I'm sure this has probably been discussed before but I felt I had to mention something as my mrs just doesn't get it lol I normally always drink flat whites and as I've been perfecting my coffees at home, I've been quite impressed with what I've been able to achieve with my modest...
  7. Coffee Beans
    Really interested in peoples views on House Blends - the likes of Starbucks, Costa, Nero I owned 3 coffee shops in the 1990s which we roasted inhouse for and my muscles still remember lifting 60kg sacks of green beans. We sold them in 1998 so were kind of early in the coffee revolution...
  8. Coffee Beans
    I should have known better. Starbucks is known for its over roasted beans but the Reserva line is supposed to be their specialty pour over entry. Well if the Reserva Dalat is any indication then they have failed. At least 25% of the bag is broken bean bits. It is over roasted. It is a huge...
  9. Coffee Lounge
    I know this has been shared around . . . The theatre of coffee with a Chinese focus . . . https://news.starbucks.com/press-releases/starbucks-opens-state-of-the-art-premium-reserve-roastery-in-shanghai https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/06/business/starbucks-shanghai.html With a population of...
  10. Find a Coffeeshop
    Any decent pit stops from Gretna Green to Ayr via Dumfries? We usually stop off on the M6 before Gretna & I am stuck with a Costa or Starbucks. I refuse to do it again!!
  11. Coffee Beans
    Hello [some thinking out aloud] : https://www.allianceforcoffeeexcellence.org/en/cup-of-excellence/country-programs/rwanda-program/2015/auction-results/ Whilst trying to track down a particular Rwanda been, I came across the 2015 Rwanda Cup of Excellence Auctions results. Which in itself is...
  12. Coffee Lounge
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35728428 I particularly like the comment at the bottom from the 68 yr old who say's 'everytime someone has a starbucks a moka pot will commit suicide'
  13. Coffee Lounge
    And here here we are joking that SB arnt serious about their coffee .... Edit crap, what's happened to the formatting ... I can't remove it or see it on the phone? Pistachio & Rose Mocha A blend of espresso, steamed milk and mocha sauce, with a twist of pistachio and...
  14. Coffee Lounge
    Saw this in the guardian. http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/oct/20/starbucks-takes-on-local-bars-coffee-theatre-london
  15. Coffee Lounge
    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-maidstone-town-centre-starbucks-coffee-different-liz-white?trk=hp-feed-article-title-like
  16. Coffee Lounge
    So, I got asked this by a friend this weekend, assuming I'd know the answer, being "into coffee" and all that. And I realised that I couldn't really give a straight answer. She simply asked "why is Starbucks so rubbish?". She doesn't like their output, and is a fan of good coffee. I know what...
  17. Barista Skills for the home enthusiast
    Hello, We are a start-up from india and are starting a new coffee pill. Wanted to know your reviews. Introducing COFFEE PILL: An innovative and newly formulated form of Coffee: "The Coffee Pill". Here is the solution to the dilemma of whether to wait in the queue or not. Now you have the...
  18. Coffee Beans
    Will you obtain these extraordinary beans?YES, thanks a million, you're my best mate!422.22%NO. Get thee behind me Satan.844.44%You lying bastard, the beans aren't even free527.78%None of the above, I shall post my response15.56%
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