I drink Tea. Husband drinks coffee, but he thinks International Roast is gourmet. I buy the large tin when on special, which can be half price or more. Recently I bought Bushell’s Classic Roast, which he declared better than IR. Then I had trouble finding a stockist of tins larger than 2 tablespoons. These two form the backbone of our coffee collection. I decant into a small glass jar and keep silica gel packs in the tin to keep it dry. He has full cream milk and 2 sugar (now using Splenda substitute)
His old mate introduced him to pre-prepared sachets of Cappuccino, so I bought him some on special - there must be a big mark-up on coffee because most ‘specials’ are half price or less. We had Moccona, but he preferred Nescafe because it had the chocolate shaker. He says he has one a day; as though it is a health food. He found some ‘use-by-2012’ Robert Timms Italian Espresso coffee bags and liked them. I bought the same ones fresh (on special) and he does not like them.
We occasionally go to the local coffee shop and have a flat white or cappuccino, but not rapt in it, prefers instant.
Friend grows coffee and goes to all the trouble of picking, processing and roasting. The smell is to die for, but the coffee is so-so. After going through the processing steps, I really couldn’t be bothered doing it.