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LloydM

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« on: 15/08/2018, 11:44 PM »
Tonight, while waiting near Brisbane airport, I decided to try a coffee from somewhere I hadn’t been before.   :-X

After ordering, I was distracted by something on my phone and looked up in time to see the barista dip/scoop the group handle/portafilter into an open container of pre-ground coffee!  Who knows how old and stale it was???  At the time I was there (half a hour before closing), it could have been hours.   

I suppose I should have walked away but had prepaid so said nothing.  Decided to vote with my feet and not return.

My usual cafe would never ever do this, always grinding fresh as I guess most cafes would.

I’m guessing the container was excess coffee from overground doses levelled off from portafilters.

Still scarred, 3 hours later.  Urghhh. 

PS.  Tasted pretty ordinary as well..........






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« Reply #1 on: 16/08/2018, 09:40 PM »
Ah wow Lloyd... I have actually never seen a cafe do that!!! Only using a full dosing chambers worth of ground coffee, but never scooped out a container..... icky!
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« Reply #2 on: 16/08/2018, 10:45 PM »
At airports I only drink hot chocolate or tea

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« Reply #3 on: 16/08/2018, 11:30 PM »
At airports I only drink hot chocolate or tea

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« Reply #4 on: 16/08/2018, 11:41 PM »
Now let me talk about coffee o cruise ships
It’s hit and miss - depends on who is behind the machine

But I befriend the staff and even give them free lessons on how it’s done
That way I get a good coffee

And I take my own ground ciffee to make Greek style coffee as the need arises

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« Reply #5 on: 17/08/2018, 01:16 PM »
Crikey mate... I've had good coffee at the Aromas/Bookstore and the Merlo at the Airport itself. As to near the airport... that sounds horrific.  All the best with your therapy!!!
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« Reply #6 on: 17/08/2018, 07:17 PM »
No doubt Brett, Aromas and Merlos are pretty good.

This is in the group of shops near the International terminal.  Not in the airport itself.

Without naming names, three words, first one starting with T.     ;)


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« Reply #7 on: 17/08/2018, 09:29 PM »
No doubt Brett, Aromas and Merlos are pretty good.

This is in the group of shops near the International terminal.  Not in the airport itself.

Without naming names, three words, first one starting with T.     ;)

Oh yes... I know the one/s and you're a brave man!! I've always given them a hard swerve ;)
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« Reply #8 on: 18/08/2018, 08:21 PM »
Oops.  Please delete, mods.   ???

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« Reply #9 on: 19/08/2018, 03:39 AM »
no need to delete no one has named any names I've complained to Center Management before about bad coffee (not at the airport) but my complaints have always fallen on deaf ears - I had a merlos coffee recently, but it wasn't a great experience, as it was burnt and over extracted - didn't bother complaining though I just threw it away and got another from somewhere else ...

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« Reply #10 on: 19/08/2018, 09:37 AM »
no need to delete no one has named any names I've complained to Center Management before about bad coffee (not at the airport) but my complaints have always fallen on deaf ears - I had a merlos coffee recently, but it wasn't a great experience, as it was burnt and over extracted - didn't bother complaining though I just threw it away and got another from somewhere else ...

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What I meant was, the post before yours (ask the coffee guy) was a result of clumsy fingers on an iPad.   :tearhair: 

I was careful not to name names though.

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« Reply #11 on: 19/08/2018, 09:48 AM »
What I meant was, the post before yours (ask the coffee guy) was a result of clumsy fingers on an iPad.   :tearhair: 

I was careful not to name names though.

Coffee deprivation - yea it’s got to be that  >:D

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« Reply #12 on: 19/08/2018, 01:28 PM »
or too much coffee and fingers typing too quickly !
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« Reply #13 on: 21/08/2018, 09:25 PM »
Nah mate... this thread is all good!! Nobody getting sued here.  You should have been here for BrevilleGate :D
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« Reply #14 on: 22/08/2018, 12:15 AM »
Nah mate... this thread is all good!! Nobody getting sued here.  You should have been here for BrevilleGate :D

..........logs in and searches BrevilleGate........... :)

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