Thursday, 28 August 2014

Win a delicious set of coffees from Beanies

Sitting down with a piping hot fresh mug of coffee, wrapping your hands around the mug, taking in the aroma and watching the steam raise upwards. Ahhhhh bliss.

That mug of coffee has the power to make us feel somewhat 'better'.

It's a kickstart to the day, a treat when you get in a put your feet up, a companion at work and a comfort when you've had one of those days.

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Fancy a catch-up over coffee?


A versatile accompaniment in many situations - my favourite of which is the 'catch-up'.

Your friend wants to pop by for a catch-up over coffee and says she has lots to tell you. The anticipation rises....! You click your kettle on as you get ready to settle in with your coffee and share stories. As you exchange the 'ohhs' and 'ahhs' of the gossip - there's really nothing better.

If you think back I'm sure everyone's been told some big news or had some great ideas over a cuppa. In fact that is exactly where this blog began!

For your chance to win a set of 9 Beanie coffees tell us your about your memorable moments over coffee.

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170 comments:

  1. Sitting with my friend when she told me she was pregnant

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  2. After working in Turkey for 4 months as a rep and never having a decent latte, as soon as I landed at Newcastle Airport I headed straight for Starbucks before going home - I got a large latte and savoured it!

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  3. At the airport on holiday before going abroad with the kids for the first time!

    Ashleigh

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  4. My weekly evening in with my daughter when we share all the news of the past week over a cup of coffee.

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  5. I hope you make it this one as I'm sitting drinking a coffee right now :-)

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  6. When I went to New York which was around Christmas time and tried a lovely gingerbread latte

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  7. Having gone out on a boat trip in North Wales for about 2 hours, I was absolutely frozen, so the lovely hot cup of coffee when we got back on land was very welcome.

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  8. Drinking Vietnamese coffee in Vietnam.

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  9. My first ever coffee is my most memorable. I hated it

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  10. My most memorable moment having a cup of coffee was my wife saying she was pregnant with my very first child.

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  11. after the birth of my daughter

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  12. I won a.years worth of coffee in a Facebook competition last year.

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  13. In Bali, at a coffee plantation

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  14. We had a very posh coffee on Cunard,s Old QE11 the first time we sailed to New York

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  15. The first time i met my now-husband,we met up for a coffee and the rest they say-is history :) xx

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  16. I had just landed in New York one Christmas time and the first stop was a coffee in Starbucks - it was divine!

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  17. Going for a coffee on a first date with my then boyfriend who became my husband.

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  18. First job, there was a Starbucks booth right next to where I worked. Was a seasonal role and the eggnog/Christmas flavours made coffee so much more enjoyable :D Didn't go a day without it! - @AmandaW21

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  19. Ordering a coffee in Italy and getting a very strong expresso instead - not what I was expecting but found I really quite liked it

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  20. Drinking espressos with breakfast while sitting in sunny Venice

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  21. When i used to work in the city center , i would arrive early so i could go to my ave coffee shop and pick up a resh coffee and hot apple and cinnamon muffin

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  22. SPENT 2 HOURS WAITING FOR A BUS IN THE SNOW - Can still taste the lovely hot mug of coffee when I eventually reached home

    KATHY D

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  23. bringing my wonderful husband a cup in the morning x

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  24. Sat on the balcony of our holiday cottage in Whitby this summer overlooking the sea.

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  25. sitting in a cafe with family in tenerife on a massive hill looking out over all tenerife with a coffee after a meal was gorgeous and a amazing view

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  26. when I had my holiday in cornmwall having a lovely coffee in our caravan
    olga carpenter

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  27. On a balcony in Tunisia watching the sunrise!

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  28. every morning is my coffee moment xx

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  29. My first taste of greek coffee. You could almost stand your spoon up in it as it was so thick.

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  30. Don't drink much coffee, entering this for son

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  31. I loved my morning cup of coffee looking out onto the sea while on holidays in Western Australia

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  32. Nice warm cup on the way to work in winter.

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  33. My first cup of coffee when I was about six . Hated it but love it now :)

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  35. The first time me and my Partner had coffee together in Costa after meeting at our work place.

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  36. Sitting on the balcony of our cruise ship cabin as we sailed into Reykjavik, absolutely stunning.

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  37. The day I discovered my dolce gusto machine and drank a delicious Cappuccino!

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  38. Every early morning coffee is my most precious coffee moment.

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  39. My first gingerbread latte at center parcs one christmas in starbucks :)

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  40. in the 1980s when I was young my first coffee I tried was camp coffee lol, it came in a liquid, maria blythin

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  41. having coffee in rome was brill

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  42. Drinking coffee every christmas morning, watching my family happily open presents!!

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  43. Every first coffee of the day as I'm cuddling with my boys :)

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  44. Trying Luwak coffee at a coffee plantation in Bali - then finding out what it was!

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  45. Being at the coffee shop at 6am for it opening! Gulping down mugs of coffee and last minute exam prep! I aced the exam :) x

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  46. Laughing so hard my coffee came out my nose!

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  47. Sharing news with friends and family.

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  48. My best friend telling me she was expecting!

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  49. with my best friend who was abroad for 12 years and i hadnt seen her til 4 weeks ago, we had coffee in a well known coffee shop and sat there for hours!!!

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  50. Would have to be romance kindled at Costa Coffee Shop :)

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  51. Back in 1998 I was in a coffee shop in departures at Gatwick and I found myself sitting next to Oscar Winner Emma Thompson.

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  52. Beautiful coffee, well deserved at the bottom of the slopes in Switzerland on Apres-Ski!

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  53. Needing coffee when I was so tired I felt like I was dying, and it was like drinking a piece of heaven!

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  54. I once had a chocolate orange coffee in Madrid, it was divine, never had any coffee as good as that since!x

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  55. The first coffee my Husband brought me in bed

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  56. At the airport when I landed in Auckland

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  57. after giving birth

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  58. A coffee Mocha in Vienna that was the most sublime thing that had ever passed my lips - oh the creaminess x

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  59. Having a small shot of coffee in Spain where they serve an espresso topped with evaporated milk, it tastes amazing!

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  60. My morning cup of coffee is always the best way to start a day

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  61. My first ever coffe with a shot of syrup -mm yummy

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  62. The first time my grandfather gave me a taste while out fishing with him

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  63. Michelle McCulloch3 September 2014 at 06:27

    Amsterdam

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  64. Being handed a tiny cup of espresso in Italy and asking 'so, where's the actual coffee? and the milk?'

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  65. the first time i tried real coffee in a new york coffee house - wow!

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  66. today after being on my hols and having some awful coffee it was lovely to be home and have a brew

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  67. Sitting outside a cafe in Croatia, ordering endless refills so we could watch the owners father mount a TV on the wall very slowly and very badly

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  68. Sitting in the sunshine In Italy many years ago with a cup of coffe,it was sheer bliss.

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  69. Tasting my first proper expresso in France, bliss!

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  70. having a coffee in the peace and quiet when the kids had gone back to school x

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  71. Every morning of every day! But other than that, a tiny espresso in Paris on the day I proposed to my (now) wife and she said yes!

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  72. my first ever iced coffee in america

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  73. Probably the best coffee I've tasted was in Cuba

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  74. having my first espresso expecting it to be delicious - it wasn't at all what I thought it would be .......

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  75. Making my first ever coffee and walnut cake.

    @jaizduck

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  76. I once burnt a very sensitive area with coffee. I wont forget that.

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  77. The day I was introduced to my now Father in Law he saw me make a cup of super string coffee. He just shock his head and called me iron guts

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  78. Sat drinking a cup of coffee on holiday in Paris outside a small cafe'

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  79. the week after my daughter was born sat in starbucks with my god daughter & her mum. <3

    leefern2012@live.com

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  80. My parents never drunk coffee so I had never made a cup. One day my cheeky IT Teacher asked me to go and make him a coffee as I had finished my work but I didn't know how many teaspoons of coffee to put in - so I put two teaspoons in. He never asked me again and probably thought I had done it on purpose :)

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  81. The first time I drank coffee was probably quite memorable: when I was about 12 my best friend was staying at mine for the night, we didn't want to sleep, so we snuck into the kitchen and made the strongest pot of coffee with loads of sugar, it was like syrup! We didn't sleep, stayed up all night giggling, and were rather grumpy the next day!

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  82. Spotted drinking coffee by a photographer in a cafe in Edinburgh. Ended up doing a photoshoot for a magazine in a feature about the cafe.

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  83. I can't really say that i have had one

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  84. Taking my 2 year old to the coffee shop for the first time , i had a latte and she had a babyccino!

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  85. The first coffee I had after I had my youngest as I completely went off it thru the pregnancy aND I'm a coffee-holic!!
    Helen booth

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  86. outside my tent after 3 hours of putting it together
    from samantha price

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  87. My first cup when I get home from work....can't beat it!

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  88. Going for coffee and cake at my besties.

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  89. Hosting my first Nappacinno (cloth nappy chat with coffee involved) and meeting so many local mums who wanted to know more about cloth nappies. :)

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  90. My first day at work, stopping to get a coffee on the way and spilling most of it down my white shirt. Slightly embarrassing having to explain all this to my boss

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  91. When I met my now bubby of 13 years in Costa

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  92. Getting home after a weekend of wild camping mid february amidst ice and snow. I had a real coffee, not an instant and it was soooo nice (and warming)

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  93. not drinking coffee during my first pregnancy and craving it every single day...:-(

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  94. I love a mug of milky coffee, with a cadburys fudge to dip in! Perfect coffee break for me!!!!!

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  95. Having a very strong espresso at a street cafe in Rome with some good friends

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  96. Drinking coffee in a cafe in the sunshine in Lindos, Rhodes

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  97. my 1st expresso waiting to fly for the 1st time

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  98. I have a weekly get together with my girlie friends where we share all the gossip and put the world to rights,lol

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  99. My first Starbucks latte when I was at college and adding about 4 sugars until it was perfect lol!

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  100. My first coffee bought for me by my then boyfriend/now husband in Woolacombe :)

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  101. On holidays with my friends in Starbucks when I told them i had got engaged

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  102. When my son (7 at the time) made me breakfast in bed for my birthday. He wasn't allowed to use the kettle or the toaster so i had coffee made with the hot water tap and jam on bread. He was so pleased with himself i forced down every drop!

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  103. Drinking Jamaican Blue Mountain with my fiance while watching the sunrise in Negril the day after getting engaged. Shame it didn't last :D

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  104. Drinking a latte whilst standing under the Rockerfella tree in New York at Christmas

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  105. My best friend asking me to be her Maid of honour

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  106. My most memorable coffee was when I dropped a full cup on a colleague at work. I apologised and he offered to take me out and replace the one I had just covered him in. 6 years and two kids later we are very happy and due to be married in a few months.

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  107. walking along the banks of the Thames near Christmas

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  108. early morning on a balcony over looking water gate bay! Perfect!

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  109. Freezing cold after a long motorbike journey in France. Then finding a small Cafe open. it was bliss

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  110. Sitting down with a coffee to receive a phone call telling me my husband was home from Iraq! He'd been gone 9 long months and had been delayed in getting back

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  111. My first "real" Starbucks in America!

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  112. My first full caffeine espresso after finishing breast feeding my twins, it went straight to my head. I'm a caffeine addict but had given up completely during my pregnancy as it can hamper growth... the twins were huge though she was 6lb13 he was,8LB 1 :)

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  113. My first ever caramel light frapaccino

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  114. My first amoretto coffee love it!

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  115. My first mothers day my hubby bought me a coffee machine and woke me up with a Latte lovely x

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  116. Starting my first day at work with a cup of coffee

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  117. When i had a triple shot espresso, loved it but went abit hypo lol

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  118. coffee at the ritz!

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  119. The first time I tasted cappuccino was at an Italian cafe on Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia. I couldn't believe that it had somehow bypassed me and I had missed out on the joy of cappuccinos for the first 20 years of my life. I am now in a 'committed relationship' with cappuccinos with an extra shot and liberal sprinklings of chocolate!

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  120. Pam Francis Gregory15 September 2014 at 15:36

    Every day when I have my first coffee

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  121. Reclining in a chair looking out on the world, just as dawn broke over a distant hill, filling the fields with light and warmth. A truly magical moment :)

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  122. The first time I went with my friends for a cup of coffee, I was only a teen, and felt very grown up ;)

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  123. out of bed kettle on coffee to go

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  124. Starbucks as a teenager getting a Frappuchino

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  125. Sitting at my first football match with my hubby in the freezing cold - the team won and the coffee kept me warm. :)

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  126. My first coffee every morning - Bliss

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  127. in airport waiting to take girlfriend (now my wife) away for the first time.

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  128. Mummy and daughter coffee moments we love them

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  129. I went to Milan with some friends about ten years ago and we had the most amazing coffee sat in the main square.

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  130. every coffee after work is gooood x

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  131. after a 15 hour shift coffee is the glue that holds me together

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  132. The day I realised I was pregnant because the smell of my morning coffee brewing made me feel sick!

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  133. Picking out flavoured coffee beans with my boyfriend when we first met.

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  134. First time abroad with my partner in Bulgaria, overlooking the sea drinking our first coffee of the holiday

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  135. Tasting really good coffee for the first time

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  136. It would have to be the pot of coffee I ordered from room service when I went to Las Vegas. It cost $56!! Definitely the most expensive cup of coffee I've had!

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  137. Drinking espresso in Florence looking out at the Duomo and enjoying the sun x

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  138. Whilst flying in formation with the Red Arrows over San Francisco Bridge

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  139. The first cup I made after grinding my own beans!

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  140. My first coffee after stopping breast feeding. No coffee for about 14 months.

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  141. Drinking expresso in the airport, awaiting to on holiday!

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  142. The first coffee after having my son...HEAVEN! <3

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  143. love coffeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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  144. The first (and only) time I tried Turkish coffee...memorable, but not in a good way!!

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  145. My first latte years ago it was like a hug in a mug.

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  146. When I sat outside our cottage in cornwall,beautiful moment x

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  147. My most memorable coffee was sitting on our balcony in Spain a few weeks ago drinking a Beanies gingerbread coffee (I packed some, I love it!) whilst watching the world go by.

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  148. I dont drink coffee! But my husband loves it, although I love the smell and remember the best aroma was in a coffe shop in Prague

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  149. New job, had to make coffees, tripped and spilt coffee on paperwork, floor and me. Very memorable and embarrassing

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  150. my local cafe makes the tastiest coffee which is always memorable :) Natalie Gillham x

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  151. I remember staying up all night long writing essays at Uni and only repeated hot mugs of strong coffee could keep me awake and going! I drank so much of it that I had to cut back a bit as I was shaking LOL!

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  152. My favourite coffee moment is staying at my grandma's when I was a teenager. As each person would get up, my grandma would them (and her) a mug of coffee and their breakfast. Because I would get up early, we used to have our first mugs of the day together on our own :)

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  153. Driving 'thru' for a coffee in America

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  154. Great memories of drinking coffee and more to come at my sister's house as she's got a fab coffee machine and we have a good chat over coffee

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  155. Drinking coffee at a table next to Tom Hanks. I like to refer to it as my coffee "with" Tom Hanks!

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  156. Coffee with my coffee-hating son in Costa. He actually tried an expresso. He also hates coffee-breath!

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  157. Christmas shopping break in the snow

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  158. My First breakfast coffee on our first day on a trip to Texas, after grooming the horses on the ranch we went for breakfast with the cowboys a fantastic memory which will last forever and made me fall in love ... with Texas ( and cowboys !)

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  159. Coming in home from being out in the snow with my littluns and snuggling up to watch a christmas film with a coffee(for me, hot choc for them).

    Keeley Shaw

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  160. having a coffee with my husband after a delicious meal on our 25th wedding anniversary in a lovely Parisian restaurant

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  161. A friend and neighbour, who was a regular / frequent coffee drinker suggested :- Try a Mars Bar with our coffee. Myself and my Mum, took up her suggestion. That was a nice coffee break for the three of us. A delicious treat, and a nice relaxing chat.

    Rachel Craig

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  162. sitting in a Cafe drinking latte with my fiance looking at the view of the Sydney Harbor bridge in Australia

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  163. My dad and I tasted some coffee together, he loved it so much I gave him.some for his birthday this Aug, - 8 days later he died unexpectedly. I love thay coffee now, more than ever xx

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  164. Coffee round the pool in Malta :)

    Kel Ellen Hirst

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  165. First coffee to wake me up in the morning, feel like I cant function without it!!

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