Saturday, May 20, 2006

Coffee with George

There's no escaping it. The older I get, dear reader, the more l have in common with George Clooney. And not just in the obvious ways. I mean sure we're both confirmed bachelors (ahem!), we both have more than a touch of grey hair (on his head, in his case, in my ears in mine). But it goes deeper than that - and I'm not referring to Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs or hanging out with Brad Pitt. I'm talking java. George, you see, has recently started appearing in ads for Nespresso coffee. JUST (my caps) - spookily - as I purchase a Nespresso coffee machine. I somehow KNOW he feels the same way I do about those exquisite brightly-coloured little capsules - it's like having the crown jewels in your kitchen. For the last couple of years I have valiantly struggled on with a rival system, but it somehow lacked the sheer glamour of Nespresso. Remember you can't buy the coffee in ordinary shops, you have to go to a Nespresso "boutique" and - interesting fact coming up - did you know that all the Nespresso coffee sold in the world is roasted and packaged in ONE plant, in Orbe, Switzerland? Move over Scientology and Kabbalah - to really be in with the in-crowd, you've gotta be in the Nespresso club - did I just see Kirstie Alley in the boutique? Was that Britney and Sean Preston? Of course, the darn things cost an arm and a leg. So here's hoping they read this fab plug and send me loads of freebies (I'm a Volluto and Decaffeinato Lungo kinda guy) :) And if George wants to deliver them in person, so much the better...

3 comments:

Reluctant Nomad said...

So what's wrong with an 'ordinary' espresso machine in which you can use ANY coffee?

However, if George drinks it, I could be persuaded to go that route.

Enjoy Eurovision, dahling.

rhino75 said...

Well, nothing obviously. But that's NOT THE POINT!! :D I'm sitting watching Eurovision as I write, eating pizza and drinking red wine with Micke!!

Babsbitchin said...

rhino, micke is there?? Will you squeeze his tush for me, please, pretty please? I've yet to hear of this coffee but I must have it, I will have it, pronto. Can it be ordered on;ine or do you have to purchase it only from said boutiques?? I will investigate. In the meantime, I hope you are resting comfortably and enjoying the company of the best looking frog in gay Paris'!!!