Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Tea or coffee?

Two tasty beverages culled from BBC FiveLive's mid-day news today:

1. News story on rise coffee prices. But don't worry, we're told, on average the cost of the beans in a cup served up by coffee houses is...just five per cent of the price we pay!

Presumably we're paying 95 per cent for the froth.

2. News on a British Army officer serving in Basra who has been sent a year's supply of fine teas by Fortnum & Mason's after writing to complain that troops couldn't get a decent brew in Iraq. The soldier's name...? Captain Lipton.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lucky he wasn't called Shi'ite.