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    Homestay in Cairns

    That's good news!

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    Donna Luxford

    I personally dont think its a must, BUT I do offer plunger coffee/ground coffee, instant coffee and teabags.  For what I get per night for my Studio its not worth putting in a coffee machine or any other types of "hot drinks".  Most people dont use the plunger coffee.  Someone has used the ground coffee, but not used the plunger so it mustve been hideous. It clearly states on the containers what type of coffee it is.  Personally I dont drink coffee or tea, but have to assume there are others that do like it.  :-)

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    M Adamopoulou

    I offer all kind of coffees. I have a coffee machine for espresso, cappuccino etc. Instant coffee is also available but best of all Greek ☕️ Coffee.

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    Leandri Klopper

    hey all.

    All this talk of coffee... our Urn is off now so I will need to wait until I get home for that beany goodness!

    I see all of our properties now offer a small triangular err container-thingy of milk with the cofffee. It's one portion of milk per triangle-container-thingy. It's quite cool!

    They've really made advancements. Personally though, I prefer pure coffee. :-)

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    M Adamopoulou

    Leandri if you prefer pure coffee than you should certainly taste Greek coffee. You will love it. Every morning I enjoy drinking it admiring my sea and mountains view. You are very welcomed anytime to come and join me. Take care...

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    michael beeston

    Hi everyone...…………..Yes ground coffee is very nice, but we have an Nescafe Expresso machine with 6 different types of coffee pods as well as a high quality Instant coffee and 8 types of tea bags...……...most of the time people are only there for a few days and go to the local coffee shop BUT its there if they want it. (especially breakfast).....We also have a large bottle of Champagne in the Fridge for the guests and ONLY !!!!..are you ready  Only 50% of the guests drink it...so back to the tea and coffee, its there if you require it.al good  Michael..PS Greek coffee is superb !!!..I used to live in Cyprus. (Magic)

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    fluff

    Ooooo, Greek coffee, very nice. Brings back memories of family holidays, especially on Corfu.

    Turkish coffee (at a Turkish restaurant in the UK) is good too but not too many of those! 

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    Leandri Klopper

    Hey guys and gals,

    You've convinced me. I should definitely shoot for Greek Coffee. I see there are many coffee and chocolate expos going on in Johannesburg over December. Might have to go sniff around there before traveling super far for a cup of coffee first hehe. 

    michael beeston  - See if we were to offer such an Awesome coffee solution here, we would run out of pods on a daily basis. People here love free things, especially if they're "expensive". Which it is, versus instant coffee. 

     

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    M Adamopoulou

    Hey Leandri-Klopper am so glad that we conviced you to try Greek coffee. It would be a lot better if you could taste it though in Greece, the aroma is much better here. So now that Santa is coming, hop up on his sleigh and off you go. 

    Since I do not breakfast but have coffee, tea, fruits, snacks, cookies, cakes, eggs, milk, yogurt, juices etc available for guests to use. As for expensive coffee I  do a little trick.  I leave only 2-4 pods of coffee so if guests want more they can purchase them from the supermarket.

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    David

    Tongue in cheek my old friend

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    Bandara Hotels & Resorts

    I think it depend on what level of service you are. For our 4 start hotels we still use basic coffee for breakfast but for chargeable coffee we use more premium quality.

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    David

    Will guest be asked to rate on the quality of toilet paper next?? we are accommodation providers not coffee shops.

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    pibomarco

    It's not just about the personal taste. The taste of a good coffee can be spoiled because of a bad maintenance of the coffee machine, poor cleaning ect.. 
    These ratings are more or less pushing hosts to be better and to improve.. (if they care). 

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    michael beeston

    Fluff, we had a guest staying in one of our other homes and she complained the coffee pods were from Aldi and not NESPRESSO !!!!!!..4 different coffee pods by the way !!!.what to do..BUT smile and say next time !!

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    M Adamopoulou

    -michael-beeston of course you are welcomed to visit us anytime you like. You wont regret it. Greek coffee is not only our specialty.  After all we are only 20 hours away by plane....  For  us Greeks, offering Greek coffee is an act of hospitality and social gathering and when you visit a Greek home, especially in the villages, coffee is served without even asking.

    Here is a Greek saying: Men are like coffee, they’re strong, warm and keep you up all night!!

     

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    David
    pibomarco  You seem to have a very one sided view. Many proprietors work dammed hard to make their product and service the best possible but allowing reviews of single items of an over all service where does it stop?? a question you have not answered.An expensive coffee can be rated as poorly as a cheaper instant brand it's a matter of TASTE or perhaps you are telling us all the world population has now become coffee experts.
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    pibomarco

    "We collect this information to help you better understand guests"  

    If your coffee or bed rating or wifi.. is overall rated 5.00, then do something about it. If it is rated above lets say 7.5 that's a good score. Why complaining?

    Do you really need an answer to your question? Yes it can be, sometimes ratings are not fair, that's also true. But overall those ratings show the real picture. If the bed rating is scored 5, then it is probably time to change the mattress or linen/sheets.. It doesn't mean that someone prefferes a harder or softer mattress. It means that your bed is really uncomfortable and probably outdated and overused.
    It's all about improving your services/facilities/amenities ect. If you are a low budget and offer less, don't expect 10's just because you offer lower rates.
    Again, just generally speaking.

    And coffee is important. Many people can't go through the day without a coffee in the morning. We can manage without a sausage or bacon.   

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    David

    We provide fee coffee and tea if it is not to the taste of some of the guest then so be it we are not coffee shops but accommodation providers offering a free curtsey tray of tea coffee and biscuits.

    so very sad that you think coffee is so important to a persons life

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    fluff

    Well I did write a huge scree of an answer and got "oops this page doesn't exist" message from within the forum. Yet, here it is, oh well.

    Basically I agree if the rating is low then the host is at fault.

    Are we, however speaking on the same frequency? I'm playing devils advocate and differentiating between the tea/coffee supplies left for free by the kettle in each room (budget hotel setting) and those provided in the bar/restaurant/reception areas and served to the guests at cost. (we do have a high rating for our coffee BTW so my butt's fine!)

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    M Adamopoulou

    michael-beeston very nice pictures. I prefer to drink herbal tea picked from Greek mountains in the night. It makes my evenings more relaxing.
    pibomarco I fully agree with you changed or not changed coffee has to be the best. I get frustrated when some hotels have low rated quality even if it’s free I don’t drink it.
    For some people starting their day with a cup of gourmet coffee is happiness.
    Coffee should be black as Hell, strong as death, and sweet as love.
    Cheers

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    Callshannonfirst

    I offer free coffee and tea, plus snacks for breakfast all FREE

    Some people appreciate it while others complain that it is not good enough.

    I am like? 

    How can we help guests appreciate FREE?

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    Homestay in Cairns

    Coffee (along with Black tea, Green tea, White tea and a couple of herbal teas) is offered in the Free Breakfast in my home and the guests can help themselves at any time . With the coffee I offer plunger coffee and instant coffee. The instant coffee has 2 different strengths and is as popular as the fresh coffee.

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    michael beeston

    Hello Homestay in Cains  (another Queens_ lander yes !!)

    We have the same funny coffee culture.in the apartment,we have a Nespresso coffee machine with 4 different types of coffee (as well well as 6 types of teas) as well as an expensive brand of instant coffee and most of the time, its 50/50 with the coffee pods/Instant............100% agree. We also leave a large bottle of Champagne in the Fridge for people to enjoy(free) and I would say ONLY 60 % of people drink it !!!.Amazing !!!

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    michael beeston

    Callsharonfirst..I know, its not until you get into the Hospitality that you see the "other side of the coin".we have ,I am sure like everybody else some weird stories (hahah another time)

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    pibomarco

    The coffee rate is only visible to you (host) it is not public.. 

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    Boschdal

    Hi to all our colleagues around the world. What are the 3 main reasons why you would like to visit South Africa?

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    Leandri Klopper

    Hey Boschdal ,

    Cool topic, I suggest you start a new thread (Although Coffee does link Directly to South-Africa in my head hehe)

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    M Adamopoulou

    Good morning Michael beeston so nice to hear that you have tasted Greek coffee and you liked it. At this very moment I am drinking coffee and just opened my iPhone and saw your comment.
    Yes Greek coffee is superb!!!

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    M Adamopoulou

    Corfu is a beautiful island and I have also great memories of family holidays.  The first time I visited the island my son was only 2 months and now he is 30.  I dont know why but Greek coffee doesnt taste the same abroad as here in Greece.  I have many relatives and friends in Canada and when they come to Greece the first thing they do is to buy fresh grounded Greek coffee. Cheers!!!

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    David

    You can't beat a good old sachet of instant Nescafe, cheap and cheerful.

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