I was in my local builder’s merchants last weekend buying a few paving slabs when I noticed they had a free vending machine for customers waiting to be served.
I usually avoid vending machines like the plague as they invariably dispense a strange lukewarm grey liquid of indeterminate origin. However, it was early in the morning and I was desperate for something wet and warm so I pressed the button for a cappuccino and waited expectantly.
Much to my surprise the coffee that came out was fresh, actually tasted rather good and certainly wasn’t the muck I was expecting from (with all due respect) a builder’s merchant. The guy behind the counter couldn’t tell me what beans he was using but at least they were real.
So if you are passing Wimbledon Builders Merchants in Gap Road do pop in and buy a few paving slabs and treat yourself to a complimentary cup of above average builder’s coffee.