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To take some proper coffee to playgroup?

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Givemeabone Sun 19-Jun-16 15:18:59

I go to only playgroup each week. It is on a monday morning and starts at 9:15. I usually drop ds off at school and head straight there with dd.
Most monday mornings are a bit manic and a lot of the time I find myself getting to playgroup having not yet had a brew of any sort.
I could really do with a coffee at that point.
The coffee they have is cheap shite nescafe instant stuff. It's horrible.
Wibu to either take my own proper coffee & cafetiere, which I don't mi d sharing as a little goes a long way. Or atleast take a decent instant coffee, which I won't want to share!

What 'type' of mum bracket would you put me in at your playgroup?

NewStartNewName Sun 19-Jun-16 15:21:14

Can't you just pick up a coffee like Costa on the way? Would look less odd!

EveryoneElsie Sun 19-Jun-16 15:21:49

You can buy empty teabags from Ebay, put your own tea or coffee in them and buy hot water.
I'm that mum. smile

Floggingmolly Sun 19-Jun-16 15:23:46

Bringing a Starbucks takeaway is one thing. But ostentatiously setting up your own little cafetière would make you look a right loola, in my book.
However much you're happy to share.

Givemeabone Sun 19-Jun-16 15:29:31

I live in an area which has a cluster of villages. The closest Costa is 45mins away.
grin everyoneelsie I'll take a look, but that might be a bit too much organising for me!

So do you reckon I could just have a decent instant in my bag/car and kind of inconspicuosly (sp?) use that?!

jclm Sun 19-Jun-16 15:31:58

I used to take a flask of coffee

MotheringShites Sun 19-Jun-16 15:33:08

I would take a decent instant and pretend it's decaf.

usual Sun 19-Jun-16 15:33:36

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GrumpyOldBag Sun 19-Jun-16 15:33:39

If I was in your shoes I'd brazen it out with the cafetiere.

ChippyMinton Sun 19-Jun-16 15:34:31

Buy some coffee bags and just ask for hot water? Either way you will be 'that' mum.

<disclaimer-I have never been to a playgroup as its more than just the coffee that would bother me>

pocketsized Sun 19-Jun-16 15:35:59

We have days like this and I make decent coffee at home and bring it in a decent thermos mug. I've never noticed anyone paying the slightest bit of attention and it stays hot for hours

TwoLittleBlooms Sun 19-Jun-16 15:36:32

Make a brew in morning just before leaving in travel mug? (I have one that seems to keep my coffee hot for ages)

Givemeabone Sun 19-Jun-16 15:36:34

Yes, a flask could work grin

Is it pretentious & stuck up to like proper coffee or just because I'm choosing not to drink the cheap shite?.... Should I drink the cheap shite to fit in?

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Sun 19-Jun-16 15:36:46

Bring your own in a flask then, you cab pretend you have been sipping on the way in.

Givemeabone Sun 19-Jun-16 15:37:22

grumpy part of me wants to do it!

allegretto Sun 19-Jun-16 15:37:41

Take it in a flask or travel cup, don't make it there! Or suggest getting better coffee

usual Sun 19-Jun-16 15:38:27

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Birdsgottafly Sun 19-Jun-16 15:38:39

I drink black tea and take my own teabag, I've come across a few people who do this and I've never heard anyone comment, accept for the type of person who always finds something to comment about (and they've been quickly shut up).

Just take your own decent instant. My DD did, to the Children's Centre, it was appreciated. Not a Cafetière, though.

Life is hard and hectic enough without a decent brew.

Archedbrowse Sun 19-Jun-16 15:39:15

I probably would think you were a bit 'that mum' if you did that, but also wouldn't be at all bothered about you doing it, especially if you were making it available to everyone.

Could you not turn up with an 'old' cafetière that you 'found' at the back of your cupboard and wish to kindly donate to the group, and you might as well bring some of the coffee you've got 'lying around'. You'll probably end up funding the provision of good coffee for the group but if that's a price you're willing to pay then fair enough. brew

Givemeabone Sun 19-Jun-16 15:40:15

Yes a thermos mug would work. Although a lot of the time I forget to make a coffee in the morn, rather than not have the time to drink it!

AndNowItsSeven Sun 19-Jun-16 15:40:58

Just take a hip flask and people will be to embarrassed to comment.

selsigfach Sun 19-Jun-16 15:41:47

Thermal flask, obviously! Cafetière is bonkers!

LizzieMacQueen Sun 19-Jun-16 15:42:06

Have tea instead.

Horrible coffee is horrible. Can you not ask whoever organises the drinks to at least buy a decent instant, and charge 20p a cup if they need to? I'm sure you're not the only person who doesn't enjoy mellow birds, or whatever they're serving.

ChardonnayKnickertonSmythe Sun 19-Jun-16 15:42:44

I do feel for you, hate instant coffee.

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