Takeaway Coffee 2.0: The deception of froth

Longtime readers of The Spiralling Shape may remember my battles to get a decent takeaway coffee. This task is made more difficult by the fact that I have switched to decaf in order to stop jittering. Some places Don’t Even Have Decaf. Can you believe it? What kind of world are we living in. Anyway, a while ago I wrote some rants about The Coffee Club and their disproportionate froth to coffee ratio (n.b. I have most likely used those mathy type terms incorrectly). I resolved never to go there again. And I have stuck to my oath. The trouble is, if I want the best takeaway decaf in town I need to drive 15 mins into town and then all the way back to the edge of town where the uni is situated. Is it worth it? Some days – yes. Most days – no. So this year I started making my own coffee at home and taking it with me to work. Impressed by my frugality? I sure was. However, times change. I am still struggling postop to get organised in the morning. There is no leaping out of bed, charging through the shower to start the day with vim and vigour and a coffee in my hand as I head out the door, eyes shining in anticipation with what the day may bring. Instead I sort of quietly get up, slowly eat my breakfast, shower, dress, throw together a crappy kind of lunch and make it to work around 9. What about the coffee I hear you crying? (That is if you have persevered this far in reading my post). Well, there is now a Muffin Break at Sugarland which is On the Way to work and they do a fairly respectable decaf takeaway. The muffins are okay as well. I have switched to flat whites so as not to get caught out with the froth deception. But so far have had three quite acceptable coffees from there. You do have to stand there and wait for them to call your name, which I am not fond of, but still, if everything was perfect what would I write about here?


4 Responses to “Takeaway Coffee 2.0: The deception of froth”

  1. 2paw says:

    You coffee drinkers, decaf or not, are so lucky with all the coffee available, I find it hard to get a cup of tea that isn't made form a teabag!!
    Glad you have sort of solved your froth dilemma!!

  2. Wendy says:

    yes tea is a problem as well isn't it…such a treat to be made of real leaves!

  3. Sue says:

    What I find really interesting is that I didn't know we had a Muffin Break at Sugarland, the shopping mall that is about 500m away from my house!! Ha ha! Where is it? I really should be more diligent about reading your blog so I can keep up to date with these things…

  4. Wendy says:

    Don't feel bad Sue…Jinx didn't know either…she thought I had driven into Hinkler to get coffee!

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