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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by eric/, Jan 23, 2013.

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  1. stylinexpat macrumors 65816

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    Your lucky you have good water then. Many cities use recycled water these days and you don’t know where it was recycled from. In Hong Kong for example they have two different water lines and often they get mixed up :eek:. One of those lines is supposed to be for the toilet in Hong Kong.
     
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    It is afternoon, time for a cup of Rwandan coffee, with no additives, with generous slice of carrot cake.
     
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    Very nice.

    I have had pleasant coffee today, but, as I don't prepare it myself, cannot comment on where it hails from.
     
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    Enjoyed two "flat whites" with an old friend at an old coffee shop with stunning Art Deco stained glass work.
     
  7. Zenithal macrumors 604

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    A tea before lunch and reading about frisky MP Thomson.
     
  8. Zenithal macrumors 604

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    Cappuccino with some fresh made chocolate biscuits. Trying to stay awake.
     
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    Cappuccino and freshly made chocolate biscuits sounds an excellent combination.
     
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    A nice blend of coffee from the Horn of Africa.
     
  11. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    Having a cup of Ethiopian with brown sugar and hot milk for a afternoon refreshment.
     
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    Sounds perfect. Do enjoy.
     
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    And enjoying another lovely coffee prepared from beans that once grew in Yemen.
     
  15. adrianlondon macrumors 6502a

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    I had a Tiger brand of kettle (pretty much the same as the Zojirushi one in the photos above). It lasted 10 years. I didn't replace it with a similar thing as I drink lots of English tea which requires freshly boiled water. Yes, there's a "reboil" button but it's not the same. Plus it can't be good for the environment keeping the thing at 90 degrees all day. Plus it's not so easy to get a 230v one at a good price.

    As you can see, I spent time justifying not buying one, as they look cool and are covered in buttons. I love gadgets!

    So now I've just got a "normal" kettle but which allows me to heat water to various temps for green/white etc. teas. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bosch-TWK8633-Styline-Collection-Cordless-x/dp/B003ZHVAJK/, albeit bought in Germany for around £50.

    Question for you stylinexpat, if I may ... what's unique about the condensed milk from Taiwan?
     
  16. Dave Meadows macrumors 68040

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    I apologise for the following post;

    Had a McDonald’s Flat White today. Absolutely bloody disgusting! Just like warm milk. Couldn’t taste any coffee.
     
  17. Dave Meadows macrumors 68040

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    And, yes, I know, I should know better.....!
     
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    Well, at least, with McDonald's, you know the coffee will most likely be rather poor; with Starbucks, the coffee is extremely poor, but, such is the power of marketing, this fact has escaped some people as yet.

    Yes, you should know better.
     
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    Yeah chamomile tea is good.
     
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    Enjoying a coffee from Yemen.

    It has the same clean, bright notes as a coffee from Ethiopia, but is a little earthier and fuller.
     
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