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Articles on all things caffeine related!  If you love coffee as much as I do, why not sit down with a brew and enjoy.

Grind and Tamp

Grind and Tamp

Introducing Grind and Tamp   Grind and Tamp is a recent addition to Greater Manchester’s coffee scene opening in Ramsbottom in spring last year.  Ramsbottom is a small market town in the Irwell Valley, just to the north of Bury, the main street is lined with independent shops including the indulgent Chocolate Cafe, a bakery, butcher and even a pub.  Now Ramsbottom’s main street also hosts Grind and Tamp, the northern point of Manchester’s coffee scene. Coffee G&T offer an impressive…

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The Lure of Independent Coffee Shops

The Lure of Independent Coffee Shops

My Childhood Coffee Experience When I first tried instant coffee as a child my reaction was one of disgust.  Although I later grew to consume instant coffee on a regular basis, I never enjoyed the taste.  Instant coffee serves a useful purpose in a society which is always on the go.  Coffee can be used as fuel for late night study sessions, before a long day at work or in the midst of a hectic schedule as a pick-me-up.  We…

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Walking for Work

Walking for Work

So I still haven’t been out for a run, but it isn’t all bad news and I’m not TOO grumpy.  I’ve got a part time job and with the job comes walking, lots of walking, especially during a busy shift.  A couple of times I’ve wondered to myself how many miles I cover on a shift.  Of course, I can’t use a Garmin in a huge indoor establishment but I will, when I remember, take a pedometer.  I keep telling…

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Sniffle Sniffle Cough Cough

Sniffle Sniffle Cough Cough

So this last week I’ve been full of a cold and by now I’m desperate, absolutely desperate to go for a run, if only for a bit of fresh air and FREEDOM!  I’m in my 3rd year at university which means that the merde has hit the ventilateur and I have to sit about and read a lot of articles whilst thinking of how to analyse them *yawn*.  In fairness, some of the stuff I’m reading is vaguely interesting, like how a child…

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