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2013-01-30 08:13:24 AM  
A bland, timid entry. Suitable, perhaps, for patients recovering from surgery.
 
2013-01-30 08:31:29 AM  
Cafe Affogato? Wtf?
 
2013-01-30 08:54:17 AM  
Website:  http://www.popsci.com.au
Title: Australian Popular Science
Content:  Content Not Available in Australia

And Australian content providers wonder why aussies resort to piracy at a huge scale.
 
2013-01-30 09:16:01 AM  
Caffe Affogato,Mr. Roboto ?
 
2013-01-30 09:16:43 AM  
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com

Obligatory
 
2013-01-30 09:17:52 AM  

When I was at Aviano AB in Italy, the active duty guys working with me would roll in, in the morning sporting one of these filled with espresso. like 48 or 64 oz mugs.


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-30 09:20:53 AM  
Affogato makes me a happy person.
 
2013-01-30 09:22:46 AM  

ChipNASA: When I was at Aviano AB in Italy, the active duty guys working with me would roll in, in the morning sporting one of these filled with espresso. like 48 or 64 oz mugs.
[4.bp.blogspot.com image 650x437]


Heh, we would do the same thing, only with beer, at the enlisted club, at dollar mug night.

/good times
 
2013-01-30 09:24:12 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: A bland, timid entry. Suitable, perhaps, for patients recovering from surgery.


I see no mention of whiskey, rum or meth.
 
2013-01-30 09:27:46 AM  
I recently rid myself of my horrible caffeine addiction. It was surprisingly not as hard as I expected it to be. The headache sucked for a good two or three weeks, though.
 
2013-01-30 09:27:49 AM  

ChipNASA: When I was at Aviano AB in Italy, the active duty guys working with me would roll in, in the morning sporting one of these filled with espresso. like 48 or 64 oz mugs.


That sounds like something my wife would like.
 
2013-01-30 09:31:58 AM  

shastacola: Caffe Affogato,Mr. Roboto ?


OK.  It wasn't just me.
 
2013-01-30 09:33:01 AM  

Honest Bender: I recently rid myself of my horrible caffeine addiction. It was surprisingly not as hard as I expected it to be. The headache sucked for a good two or three weeks, though.


The secret to avoiding the headache is to ramp down your caffeine intake over a period of a week (or two, if you're drinking that much :) ).
 
2013-01-30 09:33:15 AM  
Caffeine is my shepherd; I shall not doze.


It maketh me to wake in green pastures:


It leadeth me beyond the sleeping masses.


It restoreth my buzz:

It leadeth me in the paths of consciousness for its name's sake.


Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of addiction,

I will fear no Equal

For thou art with me;

thy cream and thy sugar,

they comfort me.


Thou preparest a carafe before me in the

presence of Thyne Starbucks;

Thou anointest my day with pep; my mug runneth over.


Surely richness and taste shall follow me

all the days of my life;

and I will dwell in the House of Mocha

forever.
 
2013-01-30 09:34:35 AM  
Buy caffeine tabs in bulk. I pick up 500x200mg tabs for 7 bucks, plus 3 and some change for shipping.

My entire blood supply is complete replaced by caffeine when the end of the semester rolls around.
 
2013-01-30 09:35:54 AM  

snuff3r: Website:  http://www.popsci.com.au
Title: Australian Popular Science
Content:  Content Not Available in Australia

And Australian content providers wonder why aussies resort to piracy at a huge scale.


Tor will eliminate that problem.
 
2013-01-30 09:37:30 AM  
This made me hanker for some espresso, but there's nowhere near my office to get some besides a Starbucks. So I go check out the site to see what kind of stuff they have and...Starbucks describes their caramel macchiato as "freshly-steamed milk marked with espresso" while that site has it exactly reversed-- espresso marked with a dot of foamed milk.

What.
 
2013-01-30 09:37:34 AM  

shastacola: Caffe Affogato,Mr. Roboto ?


Hehe, me too
 
2013-01-30 09:38:45 AM  

gopher321: Cafe Affogato? Wtf?


cafe? affuggetaboutit!

/ i think i need to drink some coffee, did fark change the comment thing today?
 
2013-01-30 09:39:18 AM  

Honest Bender: I recently rid myself of my horrible caffeine addiction. It was surprisingly not as hard as I expected it to be. The headache sucked for a good two or three weeks, though.


I've quite caffeine a few times for an extended period of time. Now we have a Keurig.
dropseven.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-01-30 09:39:20 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: Obligatory


I've missed some of the newer futurama. And forgotten alot of the old. Why is Frye obligatory to a coffee thread?
 
2013-01-30 09:40:05 AM  

violetvolume: This made me hanker for some espresso, but there's nowhere near my office to get some besides a Starbucks. So I go check out the site to see what kind of stuff they have and...Starbucks describes their caramel macchiato as "freshly-steamed milk marked with espresso" while that site has it exactly reversed-- espresso marked with a dot of foamed milk.

What.


starbucks has been famous for their false macchiato.  i think they think it means chocolate should go in there too
 
2013-01-30 09:42:18 AM  
For a better article to read while drinking your espresso, click on previous article at the bottom of subby's link.
 
2013-01-30 09:46:12 AM  

dopekitty74: Harry Freakstorm: Obligatory

I've missed some of the newer futurama. And forgotten alot of the old. Why is Frye obligatory to a coffee thread?



One show Fry decided to drink 100 coffees
 
2013-01-30 10:02:24 AM  
24.media.tumblr.com

There used to be a video where someone had spliced together all the scenes of Fry drinking coffee. I think it was pulled a while ago, I can't find it anymore.
 
2013-01-30 10:05:45 AM  

violetvolume: This made me hanker for some espresso, but there's nowhere near my office to get some besides a Starbucks. So I go check out the site to see what kind of stuff they have and...Starbucks describes their caramel macchiato as "freshly-steamed milk marked with espresso" while that site has it exactly reversed-- espresso marked with a dot of foamed milk.

What.


The chart says cafe macchiato, not caramel macchiato. Also macchiato simply means "marked" and does not necessarily imply what is marking it. A latte macchiato would be milk marked with espresso and would probably be a more accurate description of Starbucks' caramel macchiato.
 
2013-01-30 10:09:16 AM  
Subby we can't get back into Oblivion, we closed all the portals. Duh.
 
2013-01-30 10:10:11 AM  

amindtat: violetvolume: This made me hanker for some espresso, but there's nowhere near my office to get some besides a Starbucks. So I go check out the site to see what kind of stuff they have and...Starbucks describes their caramel macchiato as "freshly-steamed milk marked with espresso" while that site has it exactly reversed-- espresso marked with a dot of foamed milk.

What.

The chart says cafe macchiato, not caramel macchiato. Also macchiato simply means "marked" and does not necessarily imply what is marking it. A latte macchiato would be milk marked with espresso and would probably be a more accurate description of Starbucks' caramel macchiato.


News Flash: Starbucks makes coffee suited for the American palette, not necessarily "correct".
 
2013-01-30 10:12:50 AM  

snuff3r: Website:  http://www.popsci.com.au
Title: Australian Popular Science
Content:  Content Not Available in Australia

And Australian content providers wonder why aussies resort to piracy at a huge scale.


Came to say this,
well, actually, I came to say fark you you farking farks!
Welcome to the WORLD wide web!!
The whole goram world should be able to see your pissy little article on coffee.
 
2013-01-30 10:13:44 AM  

omahatattoo: Honest Bender: I recently rid myself of my horrible caffeine addiction. It was surprisingly not as hard as I expected it to be. The headache sucked for a good two or three weeks, though.

I've quite caffeine a few times for an extended period of time. Now we have a Keurig.
[dropseven.files.wordpress.com image 310x280]


You know you're addicted when you buy two Keurigs for the home. And one for your desk at the office.
 
2013-01-30 10:14:09 AM  

Random Discord: amindtat: violetvolume: This made me hanker for some espresso, but there's nowhere near my office to get some besides a Starbucks. So I go check out the site to see what kind of stuff they have and...Starbucks describes their caramel macchiato as "freshly-steamed milk marked with espresso" while that site has it exactly reversed-- espresso marked with a dot of foamed milk.

What.

The chart says cafe macchiato, not caramel macchiato. Also macchiato simply means "marked" and does not necessarily imply what is marking it. A latte macchiato would be milk marked with espresso and would probably be a more accurate description of Starbucks' caramel macchiato.

News Flash: Starbucks makes coffee suited for the American palette, not necessarily "correct".


I haven't been to a Starbucks in several years, I don't know what they do anymore. I usually just drink regular ol' drip coffee at home.
 
2013-01-30 10:18:33 AM  
I'll stick with this. It's better for you than coffee or "pepsi" anyway.
Think about it...Coffee and colas are dark brown/black in color.
Mt. Dew is a yellow green color. You know what your body has to do, to change
cola & coffee to urine color? Mt. Dew is almost that color to start with, therefore,
it's better for you than coffee/cola. (My doctor just shook his head when I told him that).

junkfoodbetty.com
 
2013-01-30 10:23:16 AM  
www.mobygames.com
 
2013-01-30 10:35:02 AM  
I've never been to Italy, but i worked for several years slinging espresso waaay back before it got big here. Had a customer from Milan who definitely knew his sh*t and a macchiatto was espresso with a spot of foam.
The crap starbuck's makes barely even resembles coffee any more!

/He also was the first to tell me about affogato
//I sound old
///Damnit, I am old
 
2013-01-30 10:40:35 AM  
Oh, and sort of CSB:
I had a friend who made a New Year's resolution to quit drinking alcohol for a year. He did it, much to my amazement.
The next year, he made a resolution to quit coffee for a year.
He made it 2 days.
 
Ant
2013-01-30 10:44:18 AM  

RoboZombie: I've never been to Italy, but i worked for several years slinging espresso waaay back before it got big here. Had a customer from Milan who definitely knew his sh*t and a macchiatto was espresso with a spot of foam.
The crap starbuck's makes barely even resembles coffee any more!

/He also was the first to tell me about affogato
//I sound old
///Damnit, I am old


It's kind of sad not to see those fully manual espresso machines around anymore. They were pretty fun to use. We used to have competitions to see who could produce the best crema on a shot of espresso.

/barista in a past life
 
2013-01-30 10:44:54 AM  
So, you guys know about the Starbucks Secret Menu stuff, right? All those crazy drinks that Starbucks employees are supposedly trained on...like the Green Eye and all those?

So after hearing about them for years, I got a Starbucks gift card from my FIL for X-Mas, and decided to try it out.

Let's just say that when I ordered a "Green Eye" at the drive-up window, there was a long pause, and the girl asked, "A what? I don't know what that is, sir." GODDAMNITALLSOMUCH. Now I'm the douchebag that ordered the one drink in the entire world that Starbucks doesn't make. If I had asked for a "half-caff, non-fat, mochiatta latte spongebath with triple whip" the biatch probably would have said, "OK sir, your total will be $6.55" But no...a simple farking "Green Eye" and she's clueless.

I had to explain: Three shots of espresso in a venti coffee.

"Oh, OK...got it."

/last time I order a secret menu item
//Except "well-done" fries at In-N-Out...mmmm....
 
2013-01-30 11:02:08 AM  

SubBass49: So, you guys know about the Starbucks Secret Menu stuff, right? All those crazy drinks that Starbucks employees are supposedly trained on...like the Green Eye and all those?

So after hearing about them for years, I got a Starbucks gift card from my FIL for X-Mas, and decided to try it out.

Let's just say that when I ordered a "Green Eye" at the drive-up window, there was a long pause, and the girl asked, "A what? I don't know what that is, sir." GODDAMNITALLSOMUCH. Now I'm the douchebag that ordered the one drink in the entire world that Starbucks doesn't make. If I had asked for a "half-caff, non-fat, mochiatta latte spongebath with triple whip" the biatch probably would have said, "OK sir, your total will be $6.55" But no...a simple farking "Green Eye" and she's clueless.

I had to explain: Three shots of espresso in a venti coffee.

"Oh, OK...got it."

/last time I order a secret menu item
//Except "well-done" fries at In-N-Out...mmmm....


Most of them know red eye and black eye though. I guess the triple shot is crazy talk. Or she was new.
 
2013-01-30 11:36:18 AM  

Carn: SubBass49: But no...a simple farking "Green Eye" and she's clueless.

I had to explain: Three shots of espresso in a venti coffee.


Most of them know red eye and black eye though. I guess the triple shot is crazy talk. Or she was new.


When I worked at a Starbucks we knew the triple shot in a cup coffee as a 'blue-eye'
It was also my opening/lunch/closing shift drink of choice
 
2013-01-30 11:38:57 AM  
bulk caffeine powder

+

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You get a hit and your mind goes ping
Your heart will pump and your blood will sing
 
2013-01-30 11:54:35 AM  

HighSeasTuba: Carn: SubBass49: But no...a simple farking "Green Eye" and she's clueless.

I had to explain: Three shots of espresso in a venti coffee.


Most of them know red eye and black eye though. I guess the triple shot is crazy talk. Or she was new.

When I worked at a Starbucks we knew the triple shot in a cup coffee as a 'blue-eye'
It was also my opening/lunch/closing shift drink of choice


I'm going to see if my locals know that one the next time I'm there. I'd rather have a small blue eye than a large red eye. Give me the zzzzziiiiiiiiing!
 
2013-01-30 12:10:04 PM  
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2013-01-30 12:38:34 PM  
Whaaat? you haven't had an affogatto? First time I saw it in a menu at a high end coffee shop I was like "Gimme that shiat right now!" And they did.
And I drank it, and I was like "This is good!" so I ordered another... Long story short I woke up in a bathtub with a panda and was missing my kidney.

Mmmmmm coffee! Espresso. I'll drink it straight so long as it's not that crap from starbucks. Cappuccino is good too. None of that sissy Latte crap. I hate overly sweetened coffee.
 
2013-01-30 01:18:48 PM  
I have a question about one thing that's confused me for a while now...
1. Espresso is a really strong coffee.
2. An americano is an espresso with water added.
3. Isn't that the same as regular coffee?
 
2013-01-30 01:51:08 PM  

Gunny Walker: I have a question about one thing that's confused me for a while now...
1. Espresso is a really strong coffee.
2. An americano is an espresso with water added.
3. Isn't that the same as regular coffee?


Gunny,
It is "sort" of like regular coffee, but it tastes different because of the way the coffee is extracted. If you make drip coffee. the water is in contact with more coarsely ground coffee for a longer time than when you make espresso(finely ground, high pressure, short extraction time). Also, the roast is typically darker with espresso, though many use dark french roasted coffee for drip coffee.
So with an Americano, you;re adding water to basically a concentrate.
Each method of coffee extraction produces its own unique flavor.

Did that make sense?
 
2013-01-30 02:00:24 PM  

RoboZombie: Gunny Walker: I have a question about one thing that's confused me for a while now...
1. Espresso is a really strong coffee.
2. An americano is an espresso with water added.
3. Isn't that the same as regular coffee?

Gunny,
It is "sort" of like regular coffee, but it tastes different because of the way the coffee is extracted. If you make drip coffee. the water is in contact with more coarsely ground coffee for a longer time than when you make espresso(finely ground, high pressure, short extraction time). Also, the roast is typically darker with espresso, though many use dark french roasted coffee for drip coffee.
So with an Americano, you;re adding water to basically a concentrate.
Each method of coffee extraction produces its own unique flavor.

Did that make sense?


Pretty much this, although secondary to flavor, the biggest difference to me is the texture. But, then again, I am a huge stickler for texture in food/drink. Drip coffee (again, in my own opinion, I know coffee is serious business) just basically tastes like coffee-flavored water to me. Brewing coffee in a French press will keep a lot of the essential oils, thus a smooth, slightly oily and rich texture, and an americano will retain a lot more solids, thus giving it a bit more of a velvety feel. All are an acceptable alternative to no coffee whatsoever.

I have my own espresso machine. Best thing I ever bought. Unfortunately, it's fully automatic, but I'm not the only one that uses it, so ease of operation trumped my desire for manual control. Still makes better espresso than Starbucks, although I also put better beans in it.

Oh god, I'm a coffee snob. Time to drink another cup, I guess.

/a coffee toast to you Farkers!
 
2013-01-30 02:06:19 PM  
 
2013-01-30 02:12:58 PM  

Alexei Novikov: RoboZombie: Gunny Walker: I have a question about one thing that's confused me for a while now...
1. Espresso is a really strong coffee.
2. An americano is an espresso with water added.
3. Isn't that the same as regular coffee?

Gunny,
It is "sort" of like regular coffee, but it tastes different because of the way the coffee is extracted. If you make drip coffee. the water is in contact with more coarsely ground coffee for a longer time than when you make espresso(finely ground, high pressure, short extraction time). Also, the roast is typically darker with espresso, though many use dark french roasted coffee for drip coffee.
So with an Americano, you;re adding water to basically a concentrate.
Each method of coffee extraction produces its own unique flavor.

Did that make sense?

Pretty much this, although secondary to flavor, the biggest difference to me is the texture. But, then again, I am a huge stickler for texture in food/drink. Drip coffee (again, in my own opinion, I know coffee is serious business) just basically tastes like coffee-flavored water to me. Brewing coffee in a French press will keep a lot of the essential oils, thus a smooth, slightly oily and rich texture, and an americano will retain a lot more solids, thus giving it a bit more of a velvety feel. All are an acceptable alternative to no coffee whatsoever.

I have my own espresso machine. Best thing I ever bought. Unfortunately, it's fully automatic, but I'm not the only one that uses it, so ease of operation trumped my desire for manual control. Still makes better espresso than Starbucks, although I also put better beans in it.

Oh god, I'm a coffee snob. Time to drink another cup, I guess.

/a coffee toast to you Farkers!


Yes, agreed. Although I DO drink a fair amount of drip coffee? Why? It's free at work and it's Peet's!

I haven't made the leap to owning my own espresso machine, but almost got this one when i saw it on sale at a ridiculously low price.
www.surlatable.com
 
2013-01-30 03:01:07 PM  
Back in university I spent two weeks using coffee, Jolt Cola, and chocolate covered espresso beans as study buddies while I tried to not fail most of my classes again during finals.
After my last final, I walked out of the building and came up against a nearly un-navigable barrier.
I had actually forgotten how to use stairs.

Needless to say, I have cut back on my caffeine intake since then; that was 20 years ago, and my heart is still working.


/didn't work
//got a permanent invitation to the world that summer
///i wonder why?
 
2013-01-30 04:21:18 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: omahatattoo: Honest Bender: I recently rid myself of my horrible caffeine addiction. It was surprisingly not as hard as I expected it to be. The headache sucked for a good two or three weeks, though.

I've quite caffeine a few times for an extended period of time. Now we have a Keurig.
[dropseven.files.wordpress.com image 310x280]

You know you're addicted when you buy two Keurigs for the home. And one for your desk at the office.


Oh good, I thought I was bad for having one at home and one at the office!
/Whew
 
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