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Even at the best hotels, food is almost never as good as home cooked… I’m not a breakfast man during the week (needs to change) but when it’s the weekend, I enjoy nothing more.  A simple thing like eggs for breakfast is rarely simple during travel.  I’ve been fortunate enough to stay at the best hotels almost around the world (I’ve had my fair share of dodgy places too) – but that’s no guarantee.  The perfect mix of good toasted bread, properly prepared quality eggs and, of course, a proper coffee – is almost impossible to find.

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Coffee time at the office is now as easy as instant coffee (a definate no no) and better than drip coffee (no longer good enough).  I have always been against the idea of Nespresso because they choose your coffee for you.  The photograph shows the many blends on offer.  However the feeling of smelling the beans as they’re being ground is quite literally worth jumping out of bed for.

My current machine,  which is amazing, takes a little too long between phone-calls and meetings.  The Nespresso on the other hand, using the ready capsules, is ready after pressing one button!  You can’t argue with that.

I love everything about the holy month of Ramadan.  I find fasting easy even with the thirst in this terrible heat/humidity.  What I find most difficult is not being able to have freshly brewed coffee.

تقبل الله طاعتكم

 

One of the things I miss most when I travel is good coffee.

There is nothing like it in the morning; the noise of the grinder disturbing everyone around me, the constant banging in the kitchen sink (pretending to be a barista), and the music of the espresso machine pumping steam into the golden powder.

 

I’m having the cup in the photo as I write this post. I need to get back to my work as soon as I finish this.

Disclaimer: I also miss my wife and children when I travel!