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Question: How strong do you like your coffee?  (Voting closed: January 17, 2022, 05:40:34 pm)
1 - weak (as the left picture) - 0 (0%)
2 - on the weak side - 0 (0%)
3 - moderate - 4 (10.8%)
4 - on the strong side - 10 (27%)
5 - strong (as the right picture) - 10 (27%)
6 - Espresso - 3 (8.1%)
I don't mind - anyhow - 1 (2.7%)
I don't drink coffee - 9 (24.3%)
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« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2022, 07:39:09 pm »

A special mention for an after meal coffee that I had in a pub in South Devon many years ago.  It was coffee infused with ginger, no milk and quite sweet.  Delicious!
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« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2022, 01:00:19 am »

How do you like your coffee??

1 - weak   - 0%
2 - on the weak side   - 0%
3 - moderate   - 10.8%
4 - on the strong side   - 27%
5 - strong    - 27%
6 - Espresso   - 8.1%

I don't mind - anyhow   - 2.7%
I don't drink coffee   - 24.3%

We love you on the forum - however you prefer it (and even if you only drink virtual coffee).   If I'm making a coffee for you, I'll make it like the one I had in Gloucester last Monday, or almost as strong.
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« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2022, 06:13:21 am »



We love you on the forum - however you prefer it (and even if you only drink virtual coffee).   If I'm making a coffee for you, I'll make it like the one I had in Gloucester last Monday, or almost as strong.

The Gloucester cafe I head for when I go there makes the best coffee I know of anywhere.
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« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2022, 09:00:17 am »



We love you on the forum - however you prefer it (and even if you only drink virtual coffee).   If I'm making a coffee for you, I'll make it like the one I had in Gloucester last Monday, or almost as strong.

The Gloucester cafe I head for when I go there makes the best coffee I know of anywhere.
Name and fame? I like Peppers on Bull Lane but I rarely if ever have coffee there.
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« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2022, 09:32:47 am »

Name and fame? I like Peppers on Bull Lane but I rarely if ever have coffee there.

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« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2022, 11:11:39 am »

Name and fame? I like Peppers on Bull Lane but I rarely if ever have coffee there.

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The one I head for is The Square on Brunswick Road.
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« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2022, 11:50:11 am »

Name and fame? I like Peppers on Bull Lane but I rarely if ever have coffee there.

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The one I head for is The Square on Brunswick Road.
There's material for a comparison test.  Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2022, 12:40:41 pm »

I too have enjoyed a cup of coffee in Gloucester.  The cafe was quite close to the Cathedral, just after I'd visited it but I can't remember it's name.  The staff were quite memorable though as they had a slightly "pagan" style to them.
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« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2022, 01:31:48 pm »

There is a cafe just outside the cathedral gates, just off Westgate Street. I've been there too but can't remember what it's called. Not sure if it's the one you're talking about as I don't recall the staff seeming "pagan". In fact I'm not sure what that means in this context but it sounds intriguing!
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« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2022, 05:55:20 pm »

There is a cafe just outside the cathedral gates, just off Westgate Street. I've been there too but can't remember what it's called. Not sure if it's the one you're talking about as I don't recall the staff seeming "pagan". In fact I'm not sure what that means in this context but it sounds intriguing!

Indeed, I was struggling a bit to find the right description but there was perhaps a bit of a wiccan look and feel to the place....and least that's how I remember it.
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« Reply #25 on: January 18, 2022, 06:35:57 pm »

The Calf Shed at Horton Cross, Ilminster, serve strong black coffee with a small jug of hot water to dilute it to your preferred strength.
 
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« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2022, 08:36:09 pm »

All this coffee talk has reminded me that I do rather miss the Coffee Trike that used to be such a treat at Redland Station.
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« Reply #27 on: January 19, 2022, 02:09:28 pm »

Indeed. But there is a "coffee waggon" in Cotham Gardens just a short stroll from the station. I've never used it so can't comment on the coffee. It would be interesting to know why the operator decided to locate it there rather than at the station; I suppose there are more customers in the park than at the station.
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« Reply #28 on: January 19, 2022, 05:12:30 pm »

Whilst I didn't go there for the coffee, a cafĂ© by the main road between Rome and Umbria provides my own benchmark. I can't remember where exactly, but as I started in Rome and somehow found Assisi, it was on that road.  "Nondescript" is too descriptive. It was stand-up, although there were a couple of battered Formica tables to look at, but that espresso would have kept me going well into Switzerland. Thick black and truly aromatic, with an accompaniment of cold mineral water, it was superb. 
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« Reply #29 on: January 20, 2022, 03:58:03 pm »

The worst coffee I have ever been served was actually in the cafe at the Swindon Steam museum about 5 years ago. I suspect they had used some cleaning solution in the coffee machine and hadn't flushed it out properly. It tasted really horrible and I shudder when I think about it to this day!
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