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#52 Apr 29 2011 at 1:58 AM Rating: Good
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idiggory wrote:
Either way, I'm a little snobbish when it comes to my coffee. I bought a $14 bag of coffee beens over the summer (and never once regretted it). My wallet couldn't support that regularly, but holy sh*t it was good.
The bag was small enough that you couldn't get 7 cups out of it?
#53 Apr 29 2011 at 4:04 AM Rating: Good
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I'm a coffee addict, so I will definitely pay that. ****, I'm paying $1.89 for a large at Au Bon Pain every morning as it is. If there was a Starbucks closer, which I prefer, I'd be paying over $2. If there was a good local beanery, I'd potentially pay even more than that (but there isn't even a crappy one. :/)

Of course, I prefer my coffee brewed at home (I like it strong, and use a French Press). The only reason I don't right now is that it is too much of a hassle in a dorm. But I'll have an apartment next semester, so...

Either way, I'm a little snobbish when it comes to my coffee. I bought a $14 bag of coffee beens over the summer (and never once regretted it). My wallet couldn't support that regularly, but holy sh*t it was good.

However, if I was drinking it purely as a stimulant, like my parents do, I'd feel very differently.


I remember when $14 would get you a pound of Kona peaberry. Now it's more like $70. Now I try to get locally roasted coffees whenever possible.
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I like my coffee like I like my presidents.

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I thought you were going to say Kona.
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#56 Apr 30 2011 at 8:58 AM Rating: Decent
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I was thinking finely ground and in the fridge, but noticed he said presidents and not women.
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#57 May 01 2011 at 10:49 AM Rating: Good
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I like my coffee dark and sweet, but the women I end up with are always light and bitter. :(
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#58 May 02 2011 at 12:03 PM Rating: Good
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I usually pay £1.50 to £2 for a good double-shot espresso or americano, but it has to be decent coffee.

There's a small cafe in the lobby of my office block run by a guy from Sao Paulo - he makes a great brew for £1.20.

I'd rather drink my cat's diarrhoea than McD's or StarfUcks.
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#59 May 02 2011 at 3:01 PM Rating: Good
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Poldaran wrote:
idiggory wrote:
Either way, I'm a little snobbish when it comes to my coffee. I bought a $14 bag of coffee beens over the summer (and never once regretted it). My wallet couldn't support that regularly, but holy sh*t it was good.
The bag was small enough that you couldn't get 7 cups out of it?


Mug size is important, because $2 cups of coffee are generally larges. So assuming a normal mug size, I'd need to get 14 cups to break even. 14 cups of coffee is 28 tablespoons of ground coffee, if you aren't making a lot at once.

The bag was 8oz. A 1 pound bag is approximately 2.5 cups of ground coffee from what I can find on the net, so I'd be looking at 1.75 cups. Ironically, that's exactly 1.75 tablespoons.

So, so far, we are looking at exactly $2 per cup of coffee when brewed at home from those beans.

Now I should note that the 14 was a type. It was supposed to be 24. >.<
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#60 May 02 2011 at 6:49 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'll pay up to $3 for a flavored, fancy coffee drink but most days it's brewed at home from whatever or instant, or McD's. Coffee in the AM is more a necessity than a pleasure for me.
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#61 May 02 2011 at 9:49 PM Rating: Excellent
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Nobby wrote:

I'd rather drink my cat's diarrhoea than McD's or StarfUcks.


Maybe it's just the Mickey D's by my house, but their mocha is really pretty good.
#62 May 03 2011 at 3:18 AM Rating: Good
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I'd rather drink my cat's diarrhoea than McD's or StarfUcks.


Maybe it's just the Mickey D's by my house, but their mocha is really pretty good.
I think it just comes down to how much of a sNobby you want to be about your coffee.
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#63 May 03 2011 at 9:40 AM Rating: Good
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Isn't their mocha just like 1/3 coffee, 1/3 milk, 1/3 syrup?
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Nobby wrote:
I'd rather drink my cat's diarrhoea than McD's or StarfUcks.

What I take from this is that you really enjoy a steaming mug of liquefied cat shit. Good information to have come Christmas.
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#65 May 03 2011 at 1:09 PM Rating: Decent
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I was thinking finely ground and in the fridge, but noticed he said presidents and not women.


Does Cold Ethyl have a best before, or best after date?


... and I've always wondered: What's the ratio of Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee produced, vs amount sold?
Double? Tenfold? Carl Sagan numbers?

(not sayin JBM is the best, it's fantastic but I've had better coffee from Indonesia)
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idiggory wrote:
Isn't their mocha just like 1/3 coffee, 1/3 milk, 1/3 syrup?


That's kinda what a mocha is though. Although it's more like 1/5th coffee (espresso actually), 1/5th syrup, and 3/5ths milk. Same deal with Cappuccino and latte and pretty much all drinks other than coffee (or cafe americano, which just uses hot water instead of milk). For the most part, the only difference between the various drinks is what's mixed in flavor wise and how much milk versus foam.
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#67 May 03 2011 at 3:47 PM Rating: Good
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I guess it's a good thing that caffeine makes me nauseous, because I'm saving quite a bit of money!
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#68 May 03 2011 at 9:06 PM Rating: Good
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That's kinda what a mocha is though. Although it's more like 1/5th coffee (espresso actually), 1/5th syrup, and 3/5ths milk. Same deal with Cappuccino and latte and pretty much all drinks other than coffee (or cafe americano, which just uses hot water instead of milk). For the most part, the only difference between the various drinks is what's mixed in flavor wise and how much milk versus foam.


Mocha's are normally made with cocoa, not with syrup, and are about 1/3 espresso, not coffee, and steamed milk (not cold). Even if you use regular milk in order to make it a cold beverage, you are still using syrup, which you shouldn't, and coffee that is much weaker than it should be.
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#69 May 04 2011 at 12:22 AM Rating: Good
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[quote=idiggory]Now I should note that the 14 was a type. It was supposed to be 24. *********************. Even my favorite tea(which I think is expensive but worth it since it's not a daily thing) is only $18 for an 8oz container.

Though I think that's why my caffeine of choice is Dr Pepper, since you can usually get that for something like $7.50 for 24 cans.


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Well I have over 20 pounds of Coffee at home, since I dont make it every day. (Gevalia coffee seasonal varieties.)
I don't pay more than 1.80 at a coffee shop, unless its espresso, so that is my answer. If prices rise I will still buy, but switch which coffee I do have in the house.

Elne and I will drink either coffee or tea.
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Well I have over 20 pounds of Coffee at home, since I dont make it every day. (Gevalia coffee seasonal varieties.)
I don't pay more than 1.80 at a coffee shop, unless its espresso, so that is my answer. If prices rise I will still buy, but switch which coffee I do have in the house.

Elne and I will drink either coffee or tea.


When out I normally order tea, at Starbucks or other coffee shops that think any person can brew espresso if given the right equipment. I do order coffee at dinners with my eggs and hash browns, but they also normally give free refills.



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idiggory wrote:
Isn't their mocha just like 1/3 coffee, 1/3 milk, 1/3 syrup?


That's kinda what a mocha is though. Although it's more like 1/5th coffee (espresso actually), 1/5th syrup, and 3/5ths milk. Same deal with Cappuccino and latte and pretty much all drinks other than coffee (or cafe americano, which just uses hot water instead of milk). For the most part, the only difference between the various drinks is what's mixed in flavor wise and how much milk versus foam.


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That's kinda what a mocha is though. Although it's more like 1/5th coffee (espresso actually), 1/5th syrup, and 3/5ths milk. Same deal with Cappuccino and latte and pretty much all drinks other than coffee (or cafe americano, which just uses hot water instead of milk). For the most part, the only difference between the various drinks is what's mixed in flavor wise and how much milk versus foam.


Mocha's are normally made with cocoa, not with syrup, and are about 1/3 espresso, not coffee, and steamed milk (not cold).


I said it was espresso. You're the one who said coffee, remember?

Flavored mochas use syrup for the flavoring. You're correct that I neglected to mention the cocoa, but I figured that was assumed. I was trying to talk about the commonalities of all the coffee drinks, not just mochas.


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Even if you use regular milk in order to make it a cold beverage, you are still using syrup, which you shouldn't, and coffee that is much weaker than it should be.


Steamed milk was also assumed. Why would you think otherwise? Where the **** does the foam I mentioned come from? And lest I remind you you were the one who talked about using coffee instead of espresso. You do get that "coffee" is espresso mixed with hot water instead of steamed milk, right? Well, technically diluted with hot water, since you start with hot water (steam really) through a press to create the espresso in the first place.

But hey. I don't know anything about coffee.
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I said it was espresso. You're the one who said coffee, remember?

Flavored mochas use syrup for the flavoring. You're correct that I neglected to mention the cocoa, but I figured that was assumed. I was trying to talk about the commonalities of all the coffee drinks, not just mochas.


I was critiquing the McD beverage for not being a mocha. Hence the 1/3 coffee, 1/3 milk, 1/3 syrup comment. I'll grant that I should have put "mocha" instead, since writing lacks tone. And I was critiquing your portions and the fact that you said they use syrup, which no self-respecting place does. It's almost always done with cocoa powder, so the customer can use the sweetener of their choice (or none). Plus, the taste difference between cocoa powder and syrup is huge.

You did mention milk vs. foam as being one of the big differences between the drinks, but you specifically said milk for a mocha. Hence the comment.
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#76 May 06 2011 at 5:05 AM Rating: Excellent
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This morning I'm drinking a nice hot cup of coffee flavored coffee. The best kind ever.
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I am cheap. I only buy coffee on weekends or when I am otherwise not at work. Otherwise, I drink free coffee at work.
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You should be. Can't afford coffee when you're wasting money on addicts.
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You should be. Can't afford coffee when you're wasting money on addicts.


Yeah, if only we were treating more of them instead of leaving them on the streets to use police and emergency room resources - we would save so much money.
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Wifey bought me one of these for Christmas. Thats where 90% of my coffee comes from. The beans I get from a coffee bean specialist place who delivers.


That's one beautiful machine.
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But has he seen it's manufacturers' certificate?
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