My dad drank tea, my mum drank coffee, and I didn't like tea, so I went down the coffee route. We always had Nescafe in our house, but I remember mum getting parcels from Germany which had coffee beans in them. My uncle Henry sent the parcels which contained an assortment of foods which mum couldn't buy in England. We were excited when they arrived because there were scrumptious cakes and biscuits which we didn't have in the shops here, so it was always a treat.
Mum had a percolator. I remember her taking the beans to a shop to be ground because we didn't have the means to do that. The aroma of coffee drifting through the house was divine. She gave me some to try but it was too strong and gooey for me, so I stuck to Nescafe.
I am still not a fan of very strong coffee, though I like to try one or two different ones now and again. I don't have a fancy machine to brew up some of the expensive stuff, I keep within my budget and try different, affordable, instant coffee. There are quite a few on the market to try these days.
Although I really like coffee I have not fallen into the trap of stopping for a coffee when I am out. Coffee shops are everywhere, far too many in my opinion. I can't see the attraction of sitting out on the pavement sipping coffee. Perhaps it's nice to meet friends for a natter, but I am usually alone, and I don't feel a desperate need for a coffee while I am out. As for walking around clutching a cardboard cup in my hand, a definite no no.
So, how much is a cardboard cup of coffee? I don't know, maybe a couple of quid, or maybe more. Sure, they taste nice, but my version is a lot cheaper. Eight mugs for £1. Think I bought these from Aldi, maybe a discount store. That's not important, this is not a sponsored post. I really like the taste of these, but I add a little extra coffee granules to perk it up a bit.
Off to Scrapstore now with Angela. Toodle pip. ilona