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#1 Apr 25 2011 at 8:09 AM Rating: Good
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There was another coffee price horror-story this morning on the news (rise in coffee prices was big 'marketplace' news just last fall). The heavy hitting countries (India, China) are getting addicted to the stuff causing an increase in demand. Simultaneoulsy crops are consistantly coming up short. Experts are suggesting that global climate change may be responsible and that we're reaching peak production levels.

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JEREMY HOBSON: The price of coffee beans is above $3 a pound for the first time since the 1970s. And experts say coffee inventories are unlikely to build up in the forseeable future. Worse yet, some are saying we've reached "peak coffee" levels.


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I stop nearly every morning on my way to work for coffee - I pay between 1.75-2.00 for a mediumish cup of quality coffee (locally roasted and brewed strong). I also just bought myself one of them Not-A-Paper-Cup double-walled porcelain travel mugs, thinking I should be trying to cut back on this habit of convenience.

The coffee girl this morning mentioned they'd gotten a notice of warning about prices from their bean supplier.

I'm thinking two bucks is kind of my limit for daily coffee, though I'd certainly pay more for an occasional, needy cup of coffee when out-on-the-town or traveling or whatever.

How much will you pay for a cup of coffee?
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#2 Apr 25 2011 at 8:15 AM Rating: Good
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Well, I wish I had a convenient place for locally roasted coffee, so I'm jealous of you for that. I think $2 is about the max for me as well. If/when it goes up from there, I will start brewing my own or looking for coupons.
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#3 Apr 25 2011 at 8:20 AM Rating: Good
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The coffee at school is free Smiley: grin


Other than that, it all depends on how desperate I am for coffee.
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#4 Apr 25 2011 at 8:21 AM Rating: Excellent
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Don't drink the stuff. Love the smell, can't stand the taste.

Edit: It's silly in a way, as I don't like the taste of alcohol but have no problem drinking that. Switching to coffee would likely lead me to be more productive Smiley: tongue

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#5 Apr 25 2011 at 8:22 AM Rating: Good
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I don't drink much coffee anymore. The occasional cup now and then. Quite content with a tea as well, not that I drink that all that often. I'll usually pay up to $3 with no complaint although, typically it's less than $2. Coffee goes up too much, I'll just drink more tea, until it drives up as well. And none of the chamomile or green tea. Tea's ***** enough without going that extra step.
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#6 Apr 25 2011 at 8:41 AM Rating: Excellent
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Couple bucks, I guess. I could never justify paying for the fancy Starbucks style stuff.

McDonald's sells any size coffee for a buck so that works for me. I'd probably pay up to $2.00 for the same thing. Or $1.00 if they limited it to a medium.
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#7varusword75, Posted: Apr 25 2011 at 8:44 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Don't drink the stuff. Want to feel better in the morning go to bed earlier and don't drink.
#8 Apr 25 2011 at 8:48 AM Rating: Good
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Don't drink the stuff. Want to feel better in the morning go to bed earlier and don't drink.

Going to bed earlier has little to do with it unless you're going to be at 1am and getting up at 6am. Exercise though, that'll get you better rested and have you needing less sleep anyway.
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#9 Apr 25 2011 at 8:51 AM Rating: Good
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Nothing, can't stand the muck.

I don't really like coke much, either, but if I need caffiene badly then I'll use that instead.
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#10 Apr 25 2011 at 9:03 AM Rating: Excellent
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I tend to brew my own instead of buying from stores like Starbucks. Why pay $3 for a cup of coffee when I can make it at home to my specifications for a lot less money?
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Why dork around making my own when I can get a large cup for a trivial amount of money?

Of course, I drink the paint thinner that comes out of the machine at work so my standards are probably lower.
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I tend to brew my own instead of buying from stores like Starbucks. Why pay $3 for a cup of coffee when I can make it at home to my specifications for a lot less money?
This too, at home the Senseo machine is one of my best friends :3
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#13 Apr 25 2011 at 9:16 AM Rating: Excellent
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Why dork around making my own when I can get a large cup for a trivial amount of money?

Of course, I drink the paint thinner that comes out of the machine at work so my standards are probably lower.

because in the long run I can purchase even more coffee with the money I saved from not paying so much for a tiny cup of joe!!!! =)


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#14 Apr 25 2011 at 9:21 AM Rating: Decent
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It depends how much I need coffee.
£2 - £3 max.
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DSD wrote:
not paying so much for a tiny cup of joe!!!! =)

I wouldn't call a large McD's cup "tiny" but, again, different standards :D
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Jophiel wrote:
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not paying so much for a tiny cup of joe!!!! =)

I wouldn't call a large McD's cup "tiny" but, again, different standards :D

I was referring more to Starbucks, but yeah =)

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Jophiel wrote:
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not paying so much for a tiny cup of joe!!!! =)

I wouldn't call a large McD's cup "tiny" but, again, different standards :D
McDonalds actually sells a decent cup of coffee these days. They're using arabica beans. These particularly are the ones getting so expensive (versus the robusta beans that are not as impacted by the weather). We'll see how long their $1.00 for any size lasts. I recently had a McDonalds coffee from a travel plaza somewhere on I-95. They didnt offer me the one-dollar deal.
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DSD wrote:
Jophiel wrote:
DSD wrote:
not paying so much for a tiny cup of joe!!!! =)

I wouldn't call a large McD's cup "tiny" but, again, different standards :D

I was referring more to Starbucks, but yeah =)

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a Large starbucks is pretty big.
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Jophiel wrote:
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not paying so much for a tiny cup of joe!!!! =)

I wouldn't call a large McD's cup "tiny" but, again, different standards :D
McDonalds actually sells a decent cup of coffee these days. They're using arabica beans. These particularly are the ones getting so expensive (versus the robusta beans that are not as impacted by the weather). We'll see how long their $1.00 for any size lasts. I recently had a McDonalds coffee from a travel plaza somewhere on I-95. They didnt offer me the one-dollar deal.
Considering at $1, they still make a profit and the reason for it at that price is to drive business away from coffee shops and to them during breakfast hours, I imagine it'll stay that way so long as they keep getting a decent increase in market share during that period.
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#20 Apr 25 2011 at 10:07 AM Rating: Excellent
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McD's differs by franchise owner so I'm not surprised that one in a travel plaza either wouldn't offer the deal or wouldn't go out of their way to advertise it. Captive audience and all that.
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It depends on coffee, of course. I get a huge coffee every school morning and pay around 1.50. I'm one of the fools that will pay for Starbucks, though that's usually on a rare occasion that I'm with friends and we decide to go "get coffee." "Getting coffee" is different from "injecting caffeine."
#22 Apr 25 2011 at 11:08 AM Rating: Excellent
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DSD wrote:
I tend to brew my own instead of buying from stores like Starbucks. Why pay $3 for a cup of coffee when I can make it at home to my specifications for a lot less money?


This.

I rarely buy cups of coffee. I don't even like Starbucks. I'd rather make my own.

That said, a brick of coffee is getting pretty pricey too. Meh.
#23 Apr 25 2011 at 11:12 AM Rating: Good
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I go to a small hole in the wall deli for a dollar cup during my morning work out. I don't think I'd spend more than two bucks. Then again, I've yet to find the appeal of Starbucks.
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I go to a small hole in the wall deli for a dollar cup during my morning work out. I don't think I'd spend more than two bucks. Then again, I've yet to find the appeal of Starbucks.


I think it is the green straws...it certainly isn't the $3 burnt coffee.
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I don't even like Starbucks. I'd rather make my own.
It could be me or the Starbucks in the Netherlands but when I tried it the coffee was mediocre at best and expensive to boot. I guess you'd go to Starbucks for the special flavoured coffee or something but they failed at making an ordinary cappuccino.
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#26 Apr 25 2011 at 12:20 PM Rating: Default
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Starbucks coffee is ok...I just love their Frappuccino....I cant help it
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