Worst high street coffee?Watch
Just yesterday myself and my darling wife after enjoying lunch at Yo Sushi! (epic!) - decided to have a coffee, Costa's being the nearest seemed the obvious choice.
Mine a double espresso and hers a cappuccino were duly ordered and we sat down to enjoy - not.
I'm used to espresso being bitter, but this tasted like charred wood, it was so bad that the milk in the cappuccino could not hide the bad flavour and the end result was that we left both on the table and went to have coffee and John Lewis! Which was much nicer.
So with the moan being over does anyone else have a most hated high street brand?
Last time I had a Marks & Spencers coffee (admittedly a while back) it tasted awful. I always stick to hot chocolates from there now, but it could've just be a one-off I guess.
You wouldn't go there just for a coffee, but I find Pizza Express coffee particularly bad - I've had it after meals before and it's just... urgh. Save your money
As for the others: Pret, Nero, Starbucks etc. I find to be fine John Lewis do make good coffee as well As well as crepes!
I have a Nespresso coffee machine at home and I find that best of all Mainly because it's free (well, the capsules are 25 pence each).
I guess it depends a lot on the individual branch and even the barista that is serving. The staff in my local Costa are really nice and the barista who works the morning shifts makes a great cappuccino.
I also prefer the iced coffees in Costa. I find (at least at my local branch) that the Frappucinos in Starbucks are too sweet - I want it to taste of coffee not caramel !
Can't stand Cafe Nero.
Costa and Starbucks are acceptable. Costa only just.
Saying that I'm not a fan of coffee chain stores. Much prefer home brewed coffee.
Starbucks isn't bad, but nowhere near as good as the hype would lead you to believe.
On balance, Caffe Nero is probably the best.
Only had Costa a handful of times due to the fact that their coffee just tastes bizzare to me.
Coffee is supposed to taste bitter you fools. Starbucks pretend coffee is ew.