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Can it really be classified as coffee if it doesn’t taste like coffee?

Today I want to rant :)

OK, I want to rant most days but this particular rant is a vital one! For me …

I have a bone to pick with Mugg & Bean. I’m not sure how they get away with classifying their coffee as being suitable for consumption.

Honestly now, a cappuccino at Mugg & Bean costs about the same as at top brand coffee houses yet it doesn’t hold a candle to any of them. How?

I just think back to the days when Mugg & Bean first launched in South Africa. My word, we went moggy didn’t we? It’s as if being able to drink copious amounts of bottomless coffee made it OK to drink the stuff. Then – thankfully – as a nation we started to discover there were other – much better – coffee brands out there. And then suddenly even the Mugg & Bean muffins-on-steroids didn’t make it worth the bother. (Refer to my post about size in baking here: http://fabzilicious.org/?p=45)

So why, you may be asking me in your mind (see, I am listening), did I succumb to a cup of ‘Meh’ & Bean if I dislike it so much?

Simple answer: I was about to board my British Airways flight with minutes to spare before the gate closed and the only coffee I could get my hands on was *sigh* Mugg & Bean.

I really didn’t think it would be that bad … boy, was I wrong.

By the way, the book One Day is fabulous (can’t wait to see the movie), and my flight was awesome as always.

Pity I can’t say as much about the coffee …



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