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Re: Starbucks in Finland!?

Post by Pursuivant » Sun May 10, 2009 12:24 am

Dunno, my experience of London fine eating was I found a nice tea house tucked between an Iceland and some hairdresser on the high street in Wolfhamstow was it.. don't remember if they had coffee, but it was filled with old geezers eating beans and toast so I opted for that. Didn't see much anything green on the menu tho... :lol:


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Post by onkko » Sun May 10, 2009 12:39 am

Bubba Elvis XIV wrote:Finnish coffee is good. And better than the instant crap we drink in the UK and thank god you drink coffee here and not tea (yes, yes yes...how can you not like tea and be English? I don't like football much either).

Then I went to portugal....and was that coffee good or what?!?
Few tinks to thing who am i to judge, classify or demand, to me finnish coffeee is good and best but some may think differently, @#$% them and they can go home to drink coffee they like, yes im not nice :)
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Post by Pursuivant » Sun May 10, 2009 12:42 am

The only problem I have with these fancy foreign places there seldom is "normal" coffee. You really have to go to a truckstop to find something you can drink without using half an hour and a dictionary.
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Post by Bubba Elvis XIV » Sun May 10, 2009 3:23 am

I like the way they look at you like a piece of crap when you a) ask what the hell the coffee on the menu is or b) ask for coffee and when they offer you the fancy sh!t you reply "no...coffee....normal coffee...in a mug, not a glass"

And why is the 'menu' often on some crappy blackboard...sorry...chalkboard? Is it to give the impression that they make a different style everyday and can erase the old ones?

Look at those smoothie names....Yuppie [email protected]!!

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Post by Pursuivant » Sun May 10, 2009 9:26 am

I figured out in France uttering out "yyn köfee ämericäin silvuplee" I got something resembling a diluted mug of mississippi mud... my sister thinks I'm a total drunkard drinking beer all day long, its the only thing I order I know what I get :lol:
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Post by Bubba Elvis XIV » Sun May 10, 2009 11:30 am

Pursuivant wrote:my sister thinks I'm a total drunkard drinking beer all day long
Only your sister?
Pursuivant wrote:its the only thing I order I know what I get
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Post by Paul_D » Tue May 12, 2009 2:37 pm

Pursuivant wrote:I figured out in France uttering out "yyn köfee ämericäin silvuplee" I got something resembling a diluted mug of mississippi mud...
Next time, try this one, you may like it better : yyn kaffe alhongee (un café allongé). Unfortunately, mind that if you pronounce allégé instead of allongé, the waiter may be puzzled, and ask you if you want yyn deka ?

In French, yyn kaffe ämerikäin is also known as yyn kaffe treh'z'alhongee, and yes indeed, it will be *very* diluted. Yyn deka has no caffeine.

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Post by Rosamunda » Tue May 12, 2009 2:53 pm

Bubba Elvis XIV wrote:
Ever been to Koulu in turku...? "Can I have one of those yeast drinks you sell please?"
Walked past on Sunday and it seemed busy. Wondered if it was any good... ? Do you mean it is like Weisbier (which IMO is good) or do you mean it is disgusting???
Anyway, shame the beer garden looks like a car park, 'cos otherwise it has a nice location in the town centre.

Perho culinary school (in Helsinki) also brews their own beer. I liked it.


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Post by Upphew » Tue May 12, 2009 3:16 pm

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Bubba Elvis XIV wrote: Ever been to Koulu in turku...? "Can I have one of those yeast drinks you sell please?"
Do you mean it is like Weisbier (which IMO is good) or do you mean it is disgusting???
I think that BE meant drink made with water, malt, hops and yeast? The yeast is important, for you don't get the functional part of the beer without it... and when you ask for it like that, it is going to be THE best beer you shall drink before the next one :)
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Re: Starbucks in Finland!?

Post by Bubba Elvis XIV » Tue May 12, 2009 7:03 pm

I personally think there stuff is sh!t and taste like a glass of water, sugar, grains and yeast, yeast, yeast and more yeast, but not beer (if that makes sense). People rage about it but I guess it's all relative and there's not much to choose from, each to their own of course. Kinda famous here though.

It is a nice building and location but you have to be in the mood for it. Havent been in a while since my conversion to Islam but I used to drink the bottled stuff there....or spirits.

Yeah - the beer slag heap...sorry beer garden in the back...would be nice if they made the effort.
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Re: Starbucks in Finland!?

Post by Pursuivant » Wed May 13, 2009 1:53 pm

Paul_D wrote: yyn kaffe alhongee (un café allongé).
moon baartendree, parlee anglee ou muree, merdee je lui strangulee :lol:
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Post by Bavarian » Wed May 13, 2009 3:47 pm

Bubba Elvis XIV wrote:I like the way they look at you like a piece of crap when you a) ask what the hell the coffee on the menu is or b) ask for coffee and when they offer you the fancy sh!t you reply "no...coffee....normal coffee...in a mug, not a glass"
I'm another of those people who drinks coffee black (and without sugar). I learned it when I was a 17-year-old high school kid, amazingly enough.
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I think my pet peeve is the "chai" and the ridiculous prices charged for it. I studied Russian at university, and "chai" is just the Russian word for tea. Use the word in English, though, and you can come of with some fancy-pants flavored stuff that you can charge several Euros for. :roll:

On the other hand, trying to get a good cup of coffee when I studied in the former USSR was an adventure. When the waiter kept trying to push tea on me instead of coffee on one of the excursions, I finally asked in exasperation if he hadn't fulfilled that month's tea quota. :)


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Post by Pursuivant » Wed May 13, 2009 7:33 pm

Proper samovar tea is proper samovar tea... I kind of like the Russian style with tea being "black" with heaps of sugar and then dipping my buttered toast in it... can't understand English "white tea"... I guess its something to do with my granny drinking pot coffee with cream (yes from a saucer with the sugar cube in her lip) and my sis preferring tea that was auburn strong... I guess I've got a deffo "eastern tea" preference there...

Mind you though a Greek "frappe" is just the next best thing on a morning... apart from Raki :twisted:
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Post by Pursuivant » Wed May 13, 2009 8:54 pm

Naah... raki as they do moonshine, then Cretan local retsina, with a crown cork... then epitrepete
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