Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Crows & Coffee Pods


I regularly put old bread out in the garden for the birds, which generally comprise crows and magpies; however, you can always tell when it's autumn and harvest time, as the bread can stay on the grass for days, rather than being immediately snaffled by the birds. This year the effect is even more pronounced and, looking at the bounty of berries in the hedgerows, it's not at all surprising they are uninterested by my junk food.

Thinking of getting rid of the Krupps coffee pod machine I bought from eBay. I have no issue with the machine itself - it's the price of the damned Dolce Gusto coffee pods that's the killer. Searching on eBay for a machine that uses the much cheaper Nespresso pods, which can be bought at Lidl and Aldi, shows that they are more expensive due to their popularity and much lower running costs. There's also the fact that the Dolce Gusto pods are left with some 30ml of water inside them after use, making one hell of a mess in the bin.


4 comments:

  1. Sounds like you are into false economy in a big way ?
    Best method is to buy the beans, grind by hand and use a presse.

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    1. It's the convenience factor when working. In the evening we use a cafetiere or the Kona.

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  2. Nespresso have a scheme where you can pay a monthly subscription for a year and you can have a machine f9r 1 pound, you still get the value of call your subs back in coffee. If you use enough coffee it's a good deal.

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    1. Can't find this offer, Roger. Care to point me in the right direction?

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