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When I was young, a cafe in England would sell you coffee in two forms: black and white. If it was posh and Italian they might also do a cappuccino, too, but you wouldn't go to places like that.

Yes, it tasted like mud and it came in a pyrex cup but it was wet and warm and it was all so EASY!

"Black coffee, please?"
"Here you go, pal. Forty pence, please"

Job done.

A few years on, I was at a railway station and say a coffee stall.

"Hi mate, black, please?"
"What do you want? Espresso? Moccaccino? Frapuccino? Crapuccino? Americano? Latino? Chocamoccacccino? (insert five hundred other made up Italian words here)"
"Just a coffee, please. Black."
"Yes, but do you want? Espresso? Moccaccino? Frapuccino? Crapuccino? Americano? Latino? Chocamoccacccino? ..."
"Don't worry, mate, I've got a train to catch."

Not sure that I've had a coffee since.

Nowadays, this is the pattern everywhere from cafes to bars to coffee shops to food stalls, except that list of varieties has grown to the length of the Great Wall of China and can probably be seen from space. The pyrex is now polystyrene and the price tag now resembles a national debt. Oh yeah, and the waiters are now called barristas (which always sounds like a failed lawyer to me).

Everywhere I go, I seem to be stuck in a queue behind some so-and-so whose order for caffeinated filth keeps me waiting for half-an-hour as I attempt to buy a beer or a sandwich. It's starting to get on my nerves.

Is this fad for evermore elaborate coffees a global catastrophe or a particularly English disease?

And when, oh, when will it end?

P.S. A coffee shop near my office now advertises that their bacon is infused with coffee! THE BEAN-HEADS ARE EVEN MESSING WITH OUR BACON! THIS HAS TO END. NOW.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. - Mark Twain

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