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Frankly, most of the instant stuff is awful. So I bought a cafetiere some years ago and have endured sludge at the bottom of my coffee cup ever since. My justification for this less than satisfactory state of affairs was that the grounds were helpful to the garden. Wrong. Recent research leads me to the conclusion that coffee grounds are what did for the potted bay conveniently situated outside my kitchen door. Enough is enough. To cut to the chase - I ordered a bean grinder to enable me to produce a more suitable grind. Oh, yes. And at a vastly reduced price from my favourite, not-to-be mentioned departmental store. The purchase naturally necessitated a search for decaffeinated coffee beans. Who would have imagined it could be so complicated! Turns out that some decaffeinating processes will not help in the quest for good health. We have to source coffee beans that have been washed, using the Swiss Water Method, or the Mexican Water Method. Oh, my days! It turned out that choices were limited in this small backwater. In fact, after extensive googling, I found only one local supermarket that stocked Peruvian Coffee Beans Decaffeinated by the Swiss Water Method. I was down there as quick as Jack Flash and I've been grinding away ever since they hit the kitchen counter.