Pet peeve – bad restaurant coffee and tea
Bad Coffee and Tea in Restaurants
One of my biggest pet peeve’s about quality restaurants is their lack of quality coffee and tea. You enter a quality restaurant, with tasteful ambiance, and beautiful presentation. Every last part of your restaurant experience is carefully executed until it’s time for coffee and tea.
When you order your coffee or tea it comes to the table and it’s name brand grocery store (Nabob or Tetley etc.). For some reason, many chefs neglect to source quality coffee and tea. The world of foodies now demands that quality coffee and tea be served in restaurants, but not all restaurants have jumped “on board.”
Recommendation to Restaurants
For restaurants, I encourage you to select a number of single origin coffees, one’s that pair with your selection of desserts, just as you would pair wines. You don’t need to have espresso beverages, but if you want to, make an effort to train your staff how to use the machine. Drip coffee and milk is not a substitute for a cappuccino; if your machine isn’t working properly just tell the customer (yes, this happened to a friend of mine).
Customers, I urge you to not settle, when you receive bad coffee or tea in a restaurant tell the restaurant that it was not a nice experience and when you have a great coffee or tea experience in a restaurant, tell them, hell, tell everyone.
Ok, I am done my rant, have a nice holiday everyone!
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