View Full Version : need help with coffee makers, folks!


Mooney
06-03-2009, 04:27 PM
so i just recently had my first cup of coffee, and now i realize that it is my friend. i know nothing about coffee makers, aside from those suckers that make a large pot. i think i've heard of individual serving ones, but i'm probably looking for something that will make 2-3 cups. what should i be looking for?

Joe
06-03-2009, 04:32 PM
oster

YSEM
06-03-2009, 04:41 PM
i have 5 cups of coffee this morning. yummers.

YSEM
06-03-2009, 04:42 PM
had. i had 5 cups

JokeyLoki
06-03-2009, 04:46 PM
The coffee maker itself doesn't really make a difference... any cheapy will do.

What makes the difference is grinding your own beans. If you want a really good cup of coffee, get a burr grinder (like this one (http://www.amazon.com/Black-Decker-CBM205-Coffee-Stainless/dp/B000I01L1O)), and get some really decent whole coffee beans.

As long as you keep the beans in a good air-tight container, your coffee will be much fresher and tastier than the pre-ground stuff.

Mooney
06-03-2009, 04:48 PM
so does the coffee maker just mix the beans with the amount of water i put in it, or what? like if i want to make enough to fill a large coffee mug, and that's it, how would i go about doing that?

Joe
06-03-2009, 04:54 PM
The coffee maker itself doesn't really make a difference... any cheapy will do.

What makes the difference is grinding your own beans. If you want a really good cup of coffee, get a burr grinder (like this one (http://www.amazon.com/Black-Decker-CBM205-Coffee-Stainless/dp/B000I01L1O)), and get some really decent whole coffee beans.

As long as you keep the beans in a good air-tight container, your coffee will be much fresher and tastier than the pre-ground stuff.



this comming from the pregnant girl WHO SHOULD NOT BE DRINKING COFFEE`!

Rickpat12
06-03-2009, 04:59 PM
so does the coffee maker just mix the beans with the amount of water i put in it, or what? like if i want to make enough to fill a large coffee mug, and that's it, how would i go about doing that?

They have coffee measuring cups. Use about 3-4 scoops, and then fill the water in the coffee maker up to the 3-4 line depending on how many scoops you put in.

YSEM
06-03-2009, 05:04 PM
coffee coffee coffee. i went on a coffee date last week. it was sweer. we played chess and monopoly.

:]

Mooney
06-03-2009, 05:05 PM
i figured out i want to make 16oz of coffee. what is going to be the easiest way for me to make 16 oz of coffee each morning while still half asleep. are there single-serve type apparatuses that will make 16oz?

shannon
06-03-2009, 05:08 PM
get one that makes iced coffee as well as hot

shannon
06-03-2009, 05:09 PM
http://media.kohls.com.edgesuite.net/is/image/kohls/330139?wid=230&hei=230&op_sharpen=1

this is what i have... i love it.

Rickpat12
06-03-2009, 05:09 PM
get one that makes iced coffee as well as hot

iced coffee is my new favorite drink of choice. Make it all the time :)

shannon
06-03-2009, 05:11 PM
nice!

i don't go a day without it

JokeyLoki
06-03-2009, 05:11 PM
this comming from the pregnant girl WHO SHOULD NOT BE DRINKING COFFEE`!

And I haven't drank coffee since I got pregnant. That doesn't mean I don't know anything about it ;)

JokeyLoki
06-03-2009, 05:13 PM
so does the coffee maker just mix the beans with the amount of water i put in it, or what? like if i want to make enough to fill a large coffee mug, and that's it, how would i go about doing that?

Yup, you put the ground beans in a filter, add the water to the water reservoir, and hit "go".

I usually use 2 scoops of beans per cup of coffee, and a regular sized mug usually holds about 2 cups. So a large mug might be 3 (so 6 scoops of coffee).

We do well with a 5 cup coffee maker... usually only brew 2 at a time, but it's nice to have the extra room in case we have visitors or something.

http://apexexpress.stores.yahoo.net/sm5cupcomaby.html

Brute Squad
06-03-2009, 05:22 PM
Before making the switch to a Zassenhaus burr grinder and Bodum french press setup, I was rocking the whirly-blade grinder and one of these (http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU=104618&RN=69&).

bja1288
06-03-2009, 05:33 PM
if you buy a cheap one the pot and the pump will inevitably break and you will end up with your tongue all up in the coffeemaker licking up coffee while you massage the water through the filter. too much work.

murgle
06-03-2009, 06:00 PM
I use this at home:

<img src="http://tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:AluzTIMBBYw2mM:http://www.illy.com/wps/wcm/connect/bf42238047345f2ab3dbb318b10b3f59/french-press-261x300-thumb.jpg">

because I so rarely make coffee and it takes up so little space. And it tastes way better than drip coffee makers.

I do recommend a coffee pot that's got a thermal carafe rather than a glass one. The glass ones are heated from a heating element underneath the pot and it makes it taste all burned and icky. Thermal just keeps it warm from the heat of the coffee.

Unless you're going to drink it all really really fast.

JokeyLoki
06-03-2009, 06:06 PM
I haven't ever tried a French Press, but I know Starbucks has the thermal-mug type models. I might have to snag one (when I'm not pregnant).

ohnoitsbonnie
06-03-2009, 06:08 PM
Yeah a french press I guess since I always hear they are the best from the food elitists. I don't drink coffee

Brute Squad
06-03-2009, 06:32 PM
the reason a french press tastes better is because the natural oils get filtered out by the paper filter when you do drip coffee.

mercurial
06-03-2009, 07:06 PM
a plunger (or french press) is the way forward. cheap and easy.
espresso machine + steamer if you got the bucks and want to get serious

fuck this filter coffee drip shit.

Nimrod's Son
06-03-2009, 07:08 PM
i figured out i want to make 16oz of coffee. what is going to be the easiest way for me to make 16 oz of coffee each morning while still half asleep. are there single-serve type apparatuses that will make 16oz?

get one of the coffee pod machines. for one person it's probably the easiest
Single Serve Coffee - Coffee Pod Reviews, Senseo, Home Cafe, Bunn My Cafe, Keurig, K-Cups, Nespresso, Tassimo, T-Discs - The One Cup Coffee Lovers Weblog (http://www.singleservecoffee.com/)

Mooney
06-03-2009, 07:30 PM
get one of the machines. for one person it's probably the easiest
Single Serve Coffee - Coffee Reviews, Senseo, Home Cafe, Bunn My Cafe, Keurig, K-Cups, Nespresso, Tassimo, T-Discs - The One Cup Coffee Lovers Weblog (http://www.singleservecoffee.com/)

yeah, i saw one of those while at my auto dealer. but i assumed that each one of those pods, or whatever would only make one small cup each. hmm.

murgle
06-03-2009, 07:52 PM
I haven't ever tried a French Press, but I know Starbucks has the thermal-mug type models. I might have to snag one (when I'm not pregnant).

There are a couple different ones. There's a thermal personal press which is fine, and then there are 2 plastic ones- one's about 16 ounces and the other's about 8.

The worst part with the personal "to-go" type presses is that it's a pain in the ass to add cream and sugar to (if you're into that kind of thing). It'd be easier to just brew in a french press, pour into your thermal mug and take it with you if you do the cream and sugar stuff.

Sepiae
06-03-2009, 07:56 PM
I only drink coffee when someone else is making it, but french press coffee is really good.

Also, African beans are awesome.

JokeyLoki
06-03-2009, 07:59 PM
Fuck I want some coffee.

JokeyLoki
06-03-2009, 08:00 PM
yeah, i saw one of those while at my auto dealer. but i assumed that each one of those pods, or whatever would only make one small cup each. hmm.

The pods can be pretty pricey compared to bagged whole bean coffee.

murgle
06-03-2009, 08:01 PM
Fuck I want some coffee.

then drink some decent decaf

murgle
06-03-2009, 08:02 PM
I only drink coffee when someone else is making it, but french press coffee is really good.

Also, African beans are awesome.

African coffee is my fav

Joe
06-03-2009, 08:12 PM
And I haven't drank coffee since I got pregnant. That doesn't mean I don't know anything about it ;)

well thats good to hear, it's not like the world needs another 28if

Pizza Club
06-03-2009, 08:18 PM
these seem to be pretty getting pretty rave reviews:

Aeropress Coffee - a set on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/starlilyth/sets/72157618871005712/)

mercurial
06-03-2009, 08:24 PM
espresso!

http://www.coffeegeek.com/images/22695/IMG_0008.JPG


http://farm1.static.flickr.com/114/300395624_ee05610bd7.jpg?v=0

mercurial
06-03-2009, 08:26 PM
now you can't begin to convince me that the watery concoction you get out of your drip filter can even begin to compare to this beautiful, rich, crema-laden molten gold that you get from an espresso extraction

mercurial
06-03-2009, 08:26 PM
African coffee is my fav

Arabica

JokeyLoki
06-03-2009, 08:38 PM
then drink some decent decaf

Decaf still has caffeine in it.

And the process to make coffee decaffeinated involves formaldehyde. No thanks.

murgle
06-03-2009, 08:58 PM
Decaf still has caffeine in it.

And the process to make coffee decaffeinated involves formaldehyde. No thanks.

chocolate has caffeine in it too- you cutting that out completely too?

Not all coffee is decaffeinated in the same way. Find a coffee that's decaffeinated by the Swiss Water Process. No chemicals at all are involved in this process. Starbucks doesn't sell any decaf coffee with this method (anymore. Decaf Komodo Dragn was, but it was discontinued), but I'm sure there are some local places that do.

Decaf coffee has 97% of it's caffeine removed, so it's not that bad.

If you can't find any that's decaffeinated by the Swiss Water process, Starbucks decaf coffee is decaffeinated using methylene chloride, not formaldehyde.

murgle
06-03-2009, 08:58 PM
Arabica


What about it?

JokeyLoki
06-03-2009, 09:04 PM
chocolate has caffeine in it too- you cutting that out completely too?

Just about... I had a little piece of chocolate cake today, and that's all I've had for the last 2 months. (It's ok to have a wee little bit every now and then, but coffee in any form scares me right now... maybe 2nd trimester)

Not all coffee is decaffeinated in the same way. Find a coffee that's decaffeinated by the Swiss Water Process. No chemicals at all are involved in this process. Starbucks doesn't sell any decaf coffee with this method (anymore. Decaf Komodo Dragn was, but it was discontinued), but I'm sure there are some local places that do.

Even more of a reason for me to find a good local place, I guess. The closest I've found is a good 45 minutes away, but I haven't really been looking very hard.

murgle
06-03-2009, 09:07 PM
One of my favorite regular customers at my old store got pregnant, so I learned alllll about her caffeine intake.

Her doc said that less than 150 mg of caffeine a day is okay (she drank Chai teas, so there was no decaf version available), which would be about 30 cups of decaf coffee. Haha. Oh, and I also learned that a Hershey's milk chocolate bar has twice the amount of caffeine as a cup of decaf coffee.

And to be fair to Starbucks' decaf coffee, the use of methylene chloride is incredibly common. ALSO, the boiling point of that chemical is 104 degrees, so in the incredibly rare event that any bit of chemical remains on the beans (which is rare because they're rinsed thorougly and then the roasting process is incredibly hot), the use of 200 degree water to brew the coffee would completely kill off any bit of chemical left.

I am like a fountain of coffee knowledge!

Where's the place 45 minutes away that you've found?

mercurial
06-03-2009, 09:10 PM
starbucks assholes i wish i could get all of you in a hall and gas you

JokeyLoki
06-03-2009, 09:10 PM
Coffee N Cream in McKinney... decent little place, only been there twice though. They make good mochas :)

murgle
06-03-2009, 09:11 PM
starbucks assholes i wish i could get all of you in a hall and gas you



oh fuck off. it's so hip and cutting edge to loathe starbucks. ooooooo

murgle
06-03-2009, 09:13 PM
Coffee N Cream in McKinney... decent little place, only been there twice though. They make good mochas :)

good lord. McKinney is terrifying.

My fav coffee shop when I was in high school closed down a few years ago and it was sad.

mercurial
06-03-2009, 09:14 PM
its like someone who flips burgers at mcdonalds trying to act like an expert on steaks

nothing to do with hip and cutting edge you out of box cretin. it's awful that's why i hate it.

JokeyLoki
06-03-2009, 09:17 PM
good lord. McKinney is terrifying.

My fav coffee shop when I was in high school closed down a few years ago and it was sad.

LOL. Why is it terrifying? I think it's nice, it's just too far out in the middle of nowhere.

murgle
06-03-2009, 09:20 PM
its like someone who flips burgers at mcdonalds trying to act like an expert on steaks

nothing to do with hip and cutting edge you out of box cretin. it's awful that's why i hate it.

well that's fine. you don't have to like Starbucks, but I do. And I know a shit ton about our coffee. As a result, I also know a bunch about coffee in general.

It is not the same thing as a McDonald's person claiming to know about steaks, either. McDonalds sells hamburgers and fries. Not steaks.

Whether you like Starbucks or not, you cannot deny that they actually DO sell coffee (coffee drinks, coffee beans, coffee machines, etc), and therefore probably have some knowledge on their product.

I will admit that Starbucks coffee drinks are made quicker, faster, easier than they were in the past. We don't grind, tamp, and brew like we used to. Customers got impatient with the process (not our fault), so we had to automate to make things faster for all you fuck heads that don't want to wait an extra 30 seconds for you damn latte, which, by the way, they probably wouldn't even know what a latte was had Starbucks not exploded the way it did.

So yes, I will concede that point. The drinks made in the store are different than when the company first started selling espresso-based beverages. However, Starbucks has not skimped on the purchasing, roasting, and selling of coffee beans to the customer. Not everyone likes Starbucks- it's a dark roast, it has a different personality than say a cup of drivel from Dunkin Donuts or McDonalds. However, it is still a great cup of coffee. And starbucks has been doing this since 1971, so just FUCK Off and go hate Starbucks and claim that it's not trendy to hate Starbucks, you're doing it because everything we do is shitty. Go ahead. You're wrong, but whatever.

murgle
06-03-2009, 09:22 PM
LOL. Why is it terrifying? I think it's nice, it's just too far out in the middle of nowhere.

I remember when McKinney was the country. Hah. And now it's full of snobby, suburban soccer moms and it's scary. It's all strip malls and SUVs.

mercurial
06-03-2009, 09:32 PM
well that's fine. you don't have to like Starbucks, but I do. And I know a shit ton about our coffee. As a result, I also know a bunch about coffee in general.

It is not the same thing as a McDonald's person claiming to know about steaks, either. McDonalds sells hamburgers and fries. Not steaks.

Whether you like Starbucks or not, you cannot deny that they actually DO sell coffee (coffee drinks, coffee beans, coffee machines, etc), and therefore probably have some knowledge on their product.

I will admit that Starbucks coffee drinks are made quicker, faster, easier than they were in the past. We don't grind, tamp, and brew like we used to. Customers got impatient with the process (not our fault), so we had to automate to make things faster for all you fuck heads that don't want to wait an extra 30 seconds for you damn latte, which, by the way, they probably wouldn't even know what a latte was had Starbucks not exploded the way it did.

So yes, I will concede that point. The drinks made in the store are different than when the company first started selling espresso-based beverages. However, Starbucks has not skimped on the purchasing, roasting, and selling of coffee beans to the customer. Not everyone likes Starbucks- it's a dark roast, it has a different personality than say a cup of drivel from Dunkin Donuts or McDonalds. However, it is still a great cup of coffee. And starbucks has been doing this since 1971, so just FUCK Off and go hate Starbucks and claim that it's not trendy to hate Starbucks, you're doing it because everything we do is shitty. Go ahead. You're wrong, but whatever.

lol at this bullshit - god you love the company line don't you? the beans are shit, the way you do your milk is shit, and everything else follows. lets not even begin to talk about all that syrupy crappy 'drinks' that they serve and seem so popular with the other mass consumption mongoloids.

it's no wonder you haven't any idea what constitutes a half decent espresso when you're judging yourself according to what mcdonalds serves. christ.

first against the wall.

murgle
06-03-2009, 09:40 PM
I told you that I'll concede that the drinks aren't what they used to be. The company had to change to remain competitive-- which is exactly what's going on now with the new food offerings going on in the stores.

We switched to super automatic machines to get the yuppie business folk in and out of the stores faster faster faster because that's what they wanted. I agree- I think that espresso tastes WAY better when made properly-- when it's ground and tamped by hand. Which is what I do when I make coffee at home.

I'm sorry- but why do you think Starbucks is as popular as it is? Because we made "syrupy crappy drinks that seem so popular with the mass consumption" people. It's how businesses survive and grow, dickhead.

The beans are not shit. The beans are great. You might just not like our roast. I already told you that not everyone likes our coffee. That is widely known. It's a darker roast than most. They're very high quality beans. It's not like we buy the same shitty robusta beans that Nescafe uses in their shit they sell in the grocery store.

So seriously. Shut up.

Eulogy
06-03-2009, 10:21 PM
lol at this bullshit - god you love the company line don't you? the beans are shit, the way you do your milk is shit, and everything else follows. lets not even begin to talk about all that syrupy crappy 'drinks' that they serve and seem so popular with the other mass consumption mongoloids.

it's no wonder you haven't any idea what constitutes a half decent espresso when you're judging yourself according to what mcdonalds serves. christ.

first against the wall.

you're entirely too uptight about this. starbucks is fine. dunkin' donuts is fine. it's fucking coffee, not a steak. if you want to drink beautiful and perfect espresso all the time move to italy. christ.

hnibos
06-03-2009, 10:24 PM
+ to jokeyloki for not being a dumb bitch

mercurial
06-03-2009, 10:48 PM
pffft i hope you drown in your super grande african mocha low fat strawberry shit storm lattes you tasteless fucks

murgle
06-03-2009, 10:54 PM
oh go whine and cut yourself

Eulogy
06-04-2009, 05:56 AM
pffft i hope you drown in your super grande african mocha low fat strawberry shit storm lattes you tasteless fucks

you realize that that joke is entirely played out and based on wild exaggerations, right? you really look like a stupid, bitter fuckhead in this thread.

smashingjj
06-04-2009, 06:14 AM
that was a great post though.

i hardly ever drink coffee and i've never been to starbucks, so i couldn't say anything about it. What does annoy me though, is that since starbucks has started their companies here, it suddenly is 'cool' to drink starbucks coffee, there's this annoying hype thing around it that makes stupid people put 'drinking starbucks coffee' in their list of superficialities that makes them think they're cool. starbucks is a very popular thing to be a member of on this dutch network profile site that we have. everyone drank coffee before but now we all want to show off that we go to starbucks. DIE.

ChristHimself!
06-04-2009, 06:15 AM
syrupy crappy 'drinks' that they serve and seem so popular with the other mass consumption mongoloids.

i get one of these once a month when im on the train back from glasgow but i know im a peasant for it and i revel in it

Brute Squad
06-04-2009, 10:35 AM
If I need a coffee while I'm at work, I go to Starbucks, as the closest non-Starbucks is like five miles away. God I hate Westlake Hills.

mercurial
06-04-2009, 02:59 PM
you realize that that joke is entirely played out and based on wild exaggerations, right? you really look like a stupid, bitter fuckhead in this thread.

the coffee i drink is that good it'd make your wee head explode, pony boy

ohnoitsbonnie
06-04-2009, 03:17 PM
One of my favorite regular customers at my old store got pregnant, so I learned alllll about her caffeine intake.

Her doc said that less than 150 mg of caffeine a day is okay (she drank Chai teas, so there was no decaf version available), which would be about 30 cups of decaf coffee. Haha. Oh, and I also learned that a Hershey's milk chocolate bar has twice the amount of caffeine as a cup of decaf coffee.

And to be fair to Starbucks' decaf coffee, the use of methylene chloride is incredibly common. ALSO, the boiling point of that chemical is 104 degrees, so in the incredibly rare event that any bit of chemical remains on the beans (which is rare because they're rinsed thorougly and then the roasting process is incredibly hot), the use of 200 degree water to brew the coffee would completely kill off any bit of chemical left.

I am like a fountain of coffee knowledge!

Where's the place 45 minutes away that you've found?

Are you kidding me. That hasn't been used for a long time. All you have to do is wash the beans basically.

Theobromine is what is in chocolate

ohnoitsbonnie
06-04-2009, 03:20 PM
I think starbucks has okay coffee I mean it doesn't taste like turpentine or nothing but your green tea latte was weird D: I mean it wasn't unpleasant but it wasn't what I expected

Nimrod's Son
06-04-2009, 03:21 PM
well that's fine. you don't have to like Starbucks, but I do. And I know a shit ton about our coffee. As a result, I also know a bunch about coffee in general.

It is not the same thing as a McDonald's person claiming to know about steaks, either. McDonalds sells hamburgers and fries. Not steaks.

Whether you like Starbucks or not, you cannot deny that they actually DO sell coffee (coffee drinks, coffee beans, coffee machines, etc), and therefore probably have some knowledge on their product.

I will admit that Starbucks coffee drinks are made quicker, faster, easier than they were in the past. We don't grind, tamp, and brew like we used to. Customers got impatient with the process (not our fault), so we had to automate to make things faster for all you fuck heads that don't want to wait an extra 30 seconds for you damn latte, which, by the way, they probably wouldn't even know what a latte was had Starbucks not exploded the way it did.

So yes, I will concede that point. The drinks made in the store are different than when the company first started selling espresso-based beverages. However, Starbucks has not skimped on the purchasing, roasting, and selling of coffee beans to the customer. Not everyone likes Starbucks- it's a dark roast, it has a different personality than say a cup of drivel from Dunkin Donuts or McDonalds. However, it is still a great cup of coffee. And starbucks has been doing this since 1971, so just FUCK Off and go hate Starbucks and claim that it's not trendy to hate Starbucks, you're doing it because everything we do is shitty. Go ahead. You're wrong, but whatever.
dunkin donuts black coffee is amazing. much better than starbucks

shannon
06-04-2009, 03:36 PM
dunkin donuts black coffee is amazing. much better than starbucks

this is exactly what I was coming in here to say

Mooney
06-04-2009, 03:59 PM
hey, does anybody know when californication season three airs?

Rickpat12
06-04-2009, 04:06 PM
dunkin donuts black coffee is amazing. much better than starbucks

:cheers::2thumbsup

Eulogy
06-04-2009, 04:33 PM
dunkin donuts black coffee is amazing. much better than starbucks

i've never had them close together enough to be able to judge. but starbucks iced coffee is far superior to dunkin' donuts. DD's seems like sort of like mcdonald's with their iced coffee in that its meant to be sweetened and flavored and creamed up and all that shit. starbucks black iced coffee is delicious and refreshing and awesome.

barden
06-04-2009, 05:44 PM
get one of the coffee pod machines. for one person it's probably the easiest
Single Serve Coffee - Coffee Pod Reviews, Senseo, Home Cafe, Bunn My Cafe, Keurig, K-Cups, Nespresso, Tassimo, T-Discs - The One Cup Coffee Lovers Weblog (http://www.singleservecoffee.com/)

my dad rocks this shit and every now and then i have a cuppa and if my amateur opinion is anything to go by it's pretty decent. He likes it cause it's good for one cup.
Actually, I now feel like one. But never asked how it works. I think I'll go check it out and give it a bash.

barden
06-04-2009, 05:47 PM
I only drink coffee when someone else is making it, but french press coffee is really good.

Also, African beans are awesome.

yes, yes be are.
hey i also got one of those french press fuckers but i like the fancy machine one better.

barden
06-04-2009, 05:51 PM
less than 150 mg of caffeine a day is okay which would be about 30 cups of decaf coffee.
a Hershey's milk chocolate bar has twice the amount of caffeine as a cup of decaf coffee.


using your facts, pregnant ladies can munch down 15 hersey's chocolate bars and be a-okay! every day!

duovamp
06-04-2009, 05:53 PM
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barden
06-04-2009, 05:57 PM
well that's fine. you don't have to like Starbucks, but I do. And I know a shit ton about our coffee. As a result, I also know a bunch about coffee in general.

It is not the same thing as a McDonald's person claiming to know about steaks, either. McDonalds sells hamburgers and fries. Not steaks.

Whether you like Starbucks or not, you cannot deny that they actually DO sell coffee (coffee drinks, coffee beans, coffee machines, etc), and therefore probably have some knowledge on their product.

I will admit that Starbucks coffee drinks are made quicker, faster, easier than they were in the past. We don't grind, tamp, and brew like we used to. Customers got impatient with the process (not our fault), so we had to automate to make things faster for all you fuck heads that don't want to wait an extra 30 seconds for you damn latte, which, by the way, they probably wouldn't even know what a latte was had Starbucks not exploded the way it did.

So yes, I will concede that point. The drinks made in the store are different than when the company first started selling espresso-based beverages. However, Starbucks has not skimped on the purchasing, roasting, and selling of coffee beans to the customer. Not everyone likes Starbucks- it's a dark roast, it has a different personality than say a cup of drivel from Dunkin Donuts or McDonalds. However, it is still a great cup of coffee. And starbucks has been doing this since 1971, so just FUCK Off and go hate Starbucks and claim that it's not trendy to hate Starbucks, you're doing it because everything we do is shitty. Go ahead. You're wrong, but whatever.

employee of the fuckin' month right here.

barden
06-04-2009, 06:01 PM
I told you that I'll concede that the drinks aren't what they used to be. The company had to change to remain competitive-- which is exactly what's going on now with the new food offerings going on in the stores.

We switched to super automatic machines to get the yuppie business folk in and out of the stores faster faster faster because that's what they wanted. I agree- I think that espresso tastes WAY better when made properly-- when it's ground and tamped by hand. Which is what I do when I make coffee at home.

I'm sorry- but why do you think Starbucks is as popular as it is? Because we made "syrupy crappy drinks that seem so popular with the mass consumption" people. It's how businesses survive and grow, dickhead.

The beans are not shit. The beans are great. You might just not like our roast. I already told you that not everyone likes our coffee. That is widely known. It's a darker roast than most. They're very high quality beans. It's not like we buy the same shitty robusta beans that Nescafe uses in their shit they sell in the grocery store.

So seriously. Shut up.

YOU SERVE THAT MOTHERFUCKIN' COFFEE AN YOU SERVE THAT SHIT GOOD!!


'SOME ALMOST OBSOLETE MOTHERFUCKER IS SERVING OUR AUTOMATED COFFEE AND SERVING THAT SHIT GOOD!'
'HEY WHAT NOW??'
'FUCKER DEFENDING US TO THE FUCKING FLOOR ON THE SMASHING PUMPKINS #1 MSG BOARD!!!'
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brendo_91
06-04-2009, 10:36 PM
my dad rocks this shit and every now and then i have a cuppa and if my amateur opinion is anything to go by it's pretty decent. He likes it cause it's good for one cup.
Actually, I now feel like one. But never asked how it works. I think I'll go check it out and give it a bash.

Out of the single serve "pod" style coffee makers, the Nespresso ones are the nicest that I've tried, but that's out of that, the tassimo and the senseo (which I guess are the three most popular too).

There's several 5 star hotels in Melbourne that use the Nespresso machines in function rooms, RACV club comes to mind but I'm sure I've seen them elsewhere, possibly the Hiltons (fuck, it's been a while)... if it was really that awful, I'm sure they wouldn't use them.

I think cup for cup this is a pretty expensive way to go though.

Mooney
06-05-2009, 06:15 PM
i bought this thing:

Hamilton Beach® Canada (http://www.hamiltonbeach.ca/hb_detail.php?item=47686C&mc=KA&lang=&fc=2)

seems to work pretty sweet. i don't have to clean it after each use, do i?!

Travis Meeks
06-05-2009, 06:22 PM
at least rinse the pot out. I'd wash it 1-2 times a week if you use it daily.

Travis Meeks
06-05-2009, 06:23 PM
oh you sonofagun, you don't have a pot!

Mooney
06-05-2009, 06:30 PM
oh you sonofagun, you don't have a pot!

yeah, that's what made me initially think that i'd have to wash this sucker out everyday. hmm. i will try once a week and see if it starts to get gross. :)

Travis Meeks
06-05-2009, 06:40 PM
I'd at least rinse and wipe it out daily.

Mooney
06-05-2009, 06:42 PM
:(

Travis Meeks
06-05-2009, 06:49 PM
buck up kiddo

ChristHimself!
06-24-2009, 03:24 AM
i just found out the wife had a french press and sealed coffee for it in the cupboard

i think i just fell in love with coffee