The coffee machine at work produces a rather good cup of coffee. I insert $1.20 and press the 'long black' button and the machine whirs and the beans grind and less than a minute later I get a fine cup of tasty coffee. But it was broke. What to do? I do have some instant coffee at work, but starting my working day with a cup of proper coffee from the machine was what I was set on. I did not kick the machine.
Instead I went out into the street to a nearby Gloria Jeans outlet. It was the first time I had entered the shop and it was certainly nicely decorated and the cakes looked very nice. It used to be a Starbucks until they closed down many of the stores here in Australia. Apparently we Australian's aren't overly fond of Starbucks.
I just remembered something too. Gloria Jeans has a connection to the crank religious mob Hillsong. Just checked, direct connection was severed in 2009 but GJ still supply coffee carts and supplies for Hillsong fund raising. Lie with dogs, get up with flees.
Back to the coffee. I thought instead of being automatically being served a bucket of coffee, I would ask for a regular, thinking it was the standard size. No, I got a bucket of coffee. R tells me I needed to ask for a small.
Now, can someone tell me how GJ manages to remove all taste of coffee from a long black coffee? It was awful.