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Old 08-30-2012, 01:50 PM
Johnny L.A. is offline
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When I was in Europe in the '80s, refills were not free. The cups were small, in my opinion. OTOH, even here in the U.S., a 'cup' of coffee is six ounces. My '12-cup' coffee maker does not fill my cup 12 times.

The one exception I can think of was at Ofvandahl's pastry shop in Uppsala, SE. There, we got a French press full of coffee.

In my opinion, European coffee was far superior to American coffee. But this was 30 years ago when the choices here were basically MJB, Folgers, etc. Nowadays I doubt coffee in Europe is better than what we get here. (FWIW, I order Dark Roast from Community Coffee in New Orleans. Or I get French Roast from Trader Joe's if I forget to order.)