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  1. #1271

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdw:
    Australia is home of McCafe (they sell something called an Australiano here now), but is not cheap, around $3-$5 I think.
    Do people order this with a straight face?
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    I wish we had Coles coffee here, as an option. Since wide adoption of Coles products at U-Select, 80% of my shopping bag are Coles products to support Australia + they are pretty good, remind me of the products at home.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jgl:
    Do people order this with a straight face?
    Oh I see they also have an iced Australiano now too. I can honestly say in 2.5 years back in Aus, I dont think I have set foot or drive thru a Macca's even once yet

    I do drive thru Burger King on a Wednesday if the West Coast Eagles (footy team) kick a goal from outside the 50m line during their home games the prior weekend, then Burger King give out free whoppers on the following Wednesday, so thats my Wednesday free lunch. I don't go for the Eagles (I go for Fremantle) but still check their games to see if I can get a free lunch that week or not. Hong Kong is not the only city with stupid promotions to get free stuff

    https://mcdonalds.com.au/menu/iced-australiano

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgl:
    Do people order this with a straight face?
    Gimme an Australiano maaate.... I can hear it now.
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    Just tried McCafe, black no sugar. It reminded me of generic percolator coffee. Slightly sour, slightly watery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgl:
    Just tried McCafe, black no sugar. It reminded me of generic percolator coffee. Slightly sour, slightly watery.
    Hm, where have you tried? Because my feelings were reverse - strongly sour, very dense. Maybe even too sour for some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grinnie Jax:
    Hm, where have you tried? Because my feelings were reverse - strongly sour, very dense. Maybe even too sour for some.
    Quarry Bay.

    I would guess that McCafe would have a lot of variability across whoever is working at the time, and whatever branch, I doubt they really aim for a consistent coffee experience!

    It was not terrible, but it also isn't something I will ever pay HK$16 again. The $8 Mr Brown vending machine coffee flavoured beverages are preferable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grinnie Jax:
    I wish we had Coles coffee here, as an option. Since wide adoption of Coles products at U-Select, 80% of my shopping bag are Coles products to support Australia + they are pretty good, remind me of the products at home.
    Well they have coles beans, not a fan, bit too dark roasted like burnt Starbucks does it.

    This thread had gone off the rails though:

    "seriously mediocre and cheap coffee"

    After a pause on my home delivered fresh beans in back on, there have been a few decent ones at fusion and marketplace, one from new Zealand $88/224g and some single origin roasted in HK (point something?) $81/224g (on Sale?) but the supply is too inconsistent and in the end cost about the same as the better, fresher delivery beans .

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilE:
    I always take Illy as a good sign - great, smooth Italian espresso coffee that makes for a good latte too. There's a cafe up near Star St with an Illy sign outside (same road as the Pizza Express). Will let you know when we finally get round to trying it. I think Oliver's Cafe opposite the HSBC building on QRC does Illy too.

    I find Starbucks, Pacific and Pret as bad as each other. Wish Cafe Nero would open up over here. Also tried a Cova the other day (the one with the posh chocs and cakes). No better.

    P.S. Why not get an espresso machine as well? I thought it was a gimmick when I was given one for Christmas a couple of years ago. Use it 5+ times a week now and it makes up for the Pacific stuff I drink when at work. Your choice of beans and you can make the milk froth as fine as you like (with a bit of practice). Airport security think we're a bit strange when we come in carrying 8 tins of coffee tho
    Pizza Express actually has a decent americano with nice side biscuit last time I was there.

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    https://mcdonalds.com.au/menu/iced-australiano

    Oh FFS, Coffee and 'Chai'?

    This Australiano sounds like an iced Yin Yang, the drink that can be found in every char chang teng in Hong Kong.
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