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Ponce Alert! The things people order in coffee shops.....

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Earlybird Mon 02-Jul-07 09:38:34

Heard a man today ordering 'a shot and a half espresso', followed by a woman who ordered a 'double skinny latte with one shot decaf and one shot regular and chocolate on top'.

Are their tastebuds really so finely calibrated?

Freckle Mon 02-Jul-07 09:39:50

The problem now is that you can't just order a coffee. They always then ask you how big, what type, what do you want with it, etc.?? Why can't I just have a coffee??

FluffyMummy123 Mon 02-Jul-07 09:41:17

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Imawurzel Mon 02-Jul-07 09:42:39

where was this too?
In our little shops coffee's coffee.
Well, except cappucino, mocha, umm, espresso, just the normal types.

Bouquetsofdynomite Mon 02-Jul-07 09:43:28

LOL at half decaf half caff! What does that say about a person's character eh? Tinkle or get off the potty, Lady.

I ordered DH a "skinny latte with an extra shot of coffee" at the services the other say.. but we are so not poncy.. Skinny because he isn't.. and extra, to keep him awake enough to drive!

BBBee Mon 02-Jul-07 09:44:37

I adore poncey coffee - skinny latte means it doesn't taste like butter and add an extra shot if you need to get things done.

Don't get the 'one shot of regular one of decaff' - indecisive maybe? Shot an a half bloke obv has OCD

FluffyMummy123 Mon 02-Jul-07 09:45:20

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UnquietDad Mon 02-Jul-07 09:45:43

Reminds me of Stephen Fry adding Pro-Plus to decaff to make "recaff" coffee.

Earlybird Mon 02-Jul-07 09:45:59

Yes, I felt boring ordering a plain latte. Clearly I have not fully explored the many possibilities open to a coffee customer...

expatinscotland Mon 02-Jul-07 09:46:11

'Skinny' latte. Rolls eyes.

I brew at home, too.

Coffee shops are such a rip off.

You get more bang for your buck in a pub.

FluffyMummy123 Mon 02-Jul-07 09:46:41

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But "Skinny latte" is not poncy surely..? It's just semi/skimmed milk isn't it?

UnquietDad Mon 02-Jul-07 09:47:25

Do you not give them "Builders' coffee" out of a jar?

expatinscotland Mon 02-Jul-07 09:47:34

Get a DeLonghi coffee maker from Woolie's or Agros.

Buy some coffee from Lidl.

Your tastebuds will thank you, cuz the European stuff rocks.

MrsBadger Mon 02-Jul-07 09:48:12

all I ever want is a tall steamed milk and they look at me like I am mad because it's so simple.

I still treasure the memory of my mother asking for 'a tai chi latte' though

nogoes Mon 02-Jul-07 09:48:15

Why would cappucino equal fat bird? [confused] Surely a latte has more calories??

<nogoes, sulks away crestfallen convinced Cod spotted her in Costa yesterday looking a bit porky after holiday>

FluffyMummy123 Mon 02-Jul-07 09:48:43

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MrsBadger Mon 02-Jul-07 09:48:53


try the cafe direct macchu picchu
we converted three sets of friends and my parents

FluffyMummy123 Mon 02-Jul-07 09:49:03

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FluffyMummy123 Mon 02-Jul-07 09:49:16

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BBBee Mon 02-Jul-07 09:49:32

cappucino means small monk in Italian (according to stand up guy in hayonwye)

Earlybird Mon 02-Jul-07 09:49:50

Ima - this was in central London, where ponces abound.

I have a friend in New York who reminds me of Woody Allen. He's a very sophisticated fellow, but goes to restaurants and orders a Coke to drink - and requests 'half regular, half diet and decaf of both if you have it'. Love him, but

JonesTheSteam Mon 02-Jul-07 09:49:50

Ahem - I order cappucinos on the rare occasions I go out to a coffee place and am deffo not fat!!!!!

UnquietDad Mon 02-Jul-07 09:50:08

I was introduced to the concept of "Builders' tea" recently, that's why I asked. Some people even have particular mugs set aside for tradesmen.

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