I know - why bother - but today we had to stroll into town to return some clothes, and so before heading back decided to stop for a coffee… Cafe Nero was nearby, and we’d been there before and it wasn’t ‘too’ awful.
I missed the woman pulling our shots, but noticed another guy who was pulling the shots for the guy behind us. He took a portafilter from the previous customer, knocked it out and then straight to the grinder…
… I mean, I don’t expect a fancy portafilter flusher or anything, but didn’t even wipe with a cloth.
I know that most coffee shops have ‘bitter’ roasts anyway, to cut through the milk/sugar/syrup that the masses like in their latte, but I can’t believe that anyone thinks this would be a good idea. It wasn’t even busy, so no reason to rush.
Suffice to say we will never stop there again.