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Aldershot Armed Forces Day

June 30, 2018

Aldershot self-proclaimed Home of the British Army.

Town centre as usual deserted.Β  A handful of people in Princess Gardens, a fraction of for Victoria Day.

Dreadful music blasting out.Β  Norm for Aldershot.

A scattering of stalls.

Karuna Coffee was as Victoria Day serving V60 pour over coffee.Β  Clueless on coffee I did not bother to check it out as I very much doubt improved from last time I tried, and with their arrogant and abusive manner I doubt will have learnt how to pour V60 coffee.

Instead later in the afternoon, after visiting Farnham Carnival, in contrast packed, but disgusting fast food that would have done justice to Aldershot, it was excellent cold brew from Krema in Farnham using single origin Ethiopian coffee from Horsham Coffee Roasters, a coffee shop that is professional in the coffee business, a professional coffee roaster that engages in direct trade thus benefiting the growers and ensuring their dignity not forcing them into the FairTrade scam or reliant upon charity to send their kids to school.

Contrast Armed Forces Day in Aldershot with Armed Forces Day in Guildford that ended with opera from the balcony of the Old Town Hall to a packed High Street.Β  Launch of Guildford Fringe Festival, a month of cultural events.