The Various Flavours of Coffee - Anthony Capella Reviews
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"The Various Flavours of Coffee" begins in 1896. Robert Wallis is an idle fop who harbours dreams of being a poet but is too workshy to really apply himself. Instead he spends his days living off his father's money, dressing in the latest fashions and fancying himself as Oscar Wilde's understudy as he speaks in dreadful epigrams and makes sure he gets seen in the "in" places in London. One day while in the Cafe Royal he is overheard describing the coffee as tasting "of nothing much except mud. With, perhaps, a faint aftertaste of rotten apricots". The man who has been listening is Samuel Pinker, a London coffee merchant who asks ... Read the complete review
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