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No detail too trivial [Feb. 13th, 2015|06:42 pm]
shewhomust
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(Because my life is endlessly fascinating).

Among her Christmas gifts, S. received a sampler pack of coffee: 9 neat little cardboard boxes, each with a pretty picture of an animal on the front, and each containing a little pack of Whittar's coffee. It wasn't an uwanted present, exactly: she does drink coffee. But she doesn't drink that much of it, and, confronted with our breakfast brew when she stayed over after a concert recently, she offered to pass it on.

Rather than face the unknown every morning at breakfast (not to mention that the diferent packs come in different strengths from 1 to 5, which - well), I have been blending the samples with our usual (Traidcraft high roast) coffee. We are now halfway through the pack, and several of the blends have been very pleasant, but the winner so far - the only one I thought actually improved our regular coffee - is the Monsoon Malabar.

I'm sure it's just coincidence that it's also the strongest so far.

No, I won't be making it a regular addition to my coffee habit. I just checked Whittard's website, and it's more than double the price of my usual coffee - and if it is fair trade, it's keeping very quiet about it. But I'm enjoying the experiment.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2015-02-14 04:00 pm (UTC)

Re: Monsoon Malabar

Malraux had a vineyard? I did not know this.

Wikipedia says he was Godard's grandfather-in-law, which is just...
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[User Picture]From: lamentables
2015-02-13 08:27 pm (UTC)
We've just switched to monsoon malabar, and I'm impressed. It's a Waitrose own version and cheaper than our previous coffee, though I suspect it may be less fair.
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2015-02-14 04:00 pm (UTC)
I'll look out for that, next time I do a Waitrose shop - thankyou!
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[User Picture]From: shewhomust
2015-02-14 04:01 pm (UTC)
I thought of you when I wrote this, because not only do I have coffee, I HAVE TOAST!
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[User Picture]From: anef
2015-02-14 07:23 am (UTC)
Sounds interesting - I'll have to give it a go.
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