Within the last decade or so a little revolution took place in the UK - the arrival of the coffee shop.
In bigger cities (especially London, of course) you cannot move for them. In some areas I guess you don´t have to walk more then 3 minutes to find a hot cup of coffee or what other drink you might fancy.
The three huge chains, many medium sized ones and, last but not least, lots of small and independent ones. And when it comes to coffee machines of course you get spoilt for the same choice as everywhere else.
I´m stating: nowadays the UK is a very good place if you love to drink coffee.
So why oh why does the average Brit at home still seem to drink the ghastly powder that is instant coffee?!?
Yes, it does exist everywhere else too but I have not seen anyone in Germany actually drinking it.
It tastes sour and thin, it gives me horrible heartburn, it´s definitely the drink from hell (closely followed by egg-nog). Another mysterium...
If you feel that I´m speaking about you here then please, leave a comment and explain to me what is so wonderful about freeze-dried "coffee".