Three coffee chains, Costa, Caffe Nero and tax-dodging Starbucks, dominate the High Street and shopping centres. Three coffee chains you will avoid if you love coffee.
It is difficult to comprehend why anyone drinks what is called coffee in these chains, when here is now a wide diversity of quality indie coffee shops. But then it is difficult to comprehend why anyone eats in KFC or McDonald’s.
Chains making millions out of serving poor quality, undrinkable coffee and factory cakes, in a characterless corporate environment.
Starbucks part of the local community? Was that a joke?
If coffee out of a machine tastes the same as that served by a barista, what does that say of the baristas employed by Costa?
Indie coffee shops, serve quality coffee, source quality coffee beans, employ skilled and knowledgeable baristas and recycle money within the local economy.
Avoid the chains, seek out indie coffee shops and learn what real coffee tastes like.