Today I paid $4.50 for flavoured milk.
I initially balked at paying the extortionistic price, but the Shelia behind the counter claimed that the beans were Illy and they cost $70 a kg and because she was already making my order, I (being the good customer) chose to shut up, pay up and drink up. However, you would think at that price one would get a god damn good cup of coffee.
First sip. Milk. Second sip. More Milk.
Which brings me to a point, Sydney cannot make a decent coffee! Well one to my standards, so either everyone is happy with crap ones or they don't know what a good coffee taste like. And FYI, Coffee Motto: Bad Coffee? Chuck it - don't drink it.
My ideal coffee should SMELL like coffee! it should be a full body, slightly bitter but not lingering, and you can TASTE the aroma, that smell that makes you inhale deeply and walk on a cloud for the next 5 mins. A good coffee should take a sip and say "Mmm Coffee..." The way Homer declares his love for doughnuts.
However it would be wrong to just blame the bean, it has no choice where its grown, on which tree it did surface itself from. Its the Barista. Barista who are tight on their beans should be shot! Ive drank instant coffee that tasted better than the stuff they brew. Can you hear my frustration? Why do they abuse a beautiful drink? Do they not drink their own brew? Do they not love that little bean?
You could use that monkey poo coffee which is famously known as the most expensive coffee in the world and even mentioned about on CSI, and you can still get a shit coffee, if your Barista is actually the "Bean Scrooge" in disguise.
If anyone sees a near full illy branded coffee cup heading to Lidcombe - don't touch it, you deserve better