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(NYPost)   Honestly, who would pay $10 for a cup of coffee? Never mind, obviously hipsters from Greenpoint, Brooklyn   (nypost.com) divider line 126
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2014-03-11 10:17:23 AM  
It is what they are these days, yuppies with parental trust funds who move into an area teeming with diverse life, only to suck away that area of the prior residences at the hands of a newly minted Hipster and his $10 coffee, $200 fake rim-only "glasses", $250 chuck taylors, $100 grandpa hat, $150 pre-ripped jeans (meaning the Hipster didn't rip them himself/herself, sorry George Carlin if I misused that prefix!), as well as the overpriced stores and restaurants that come with such people (and the pretentious douchebag attitude that is expressed when they're around). It kinda floors me how these people don't get that they're the reason gentrification occurs when they talk out about the "plight of the poor people" (but really do nothing about it, despite them having the funding means to hire a few poor people with these businesses they create with mommy and daddy's money) with their fake Hipsterized liberalism.
 
2014-03-11 10:19:43 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: It is what they are these days, yuppies with parental trust funds who move into an area teeming with diverse life, only to suck away that area of the prior residences at the hands of a newly minted Hipster and his $10 coffee, $200 fake rim-only "glasses", $250 chuck taylors, $100 grandpa hat, $150 pre-ripped jeans (meaning the Hipster didn't rip them himself/herself, sorry George Carlin if I misused that prefix!), as well as the overpriced stores and restaurants that come with such people (and the pretentious douchebag attitude that is expressed when they're around). It kinda floors me how these people don't get that they're the reason gentrification occurs when they talk out about the "plight of the poor people" (but really do nothing about it, despite them having the funding means to hire a few poor people with these businesses they create with mommy and daddy's money) with their fake Hipsterized liberalism.


Congratulations on your takedown of a wholly fictional class of people.
 
2014-03-11 10:35:37 AM  
Pffft. You big-city elites. I'll spend my $10 on a steak dinner at P.J. McShiatonthewalls' instead, thank you very much
 
2014-03-11 10:43:44 AM  

BunkoSquad: Pffft. You big-city elites. I'll spend my $10 on a steak dinner at P.J. McShiatonthewalls' instead, thank you very much


Hey we have those big fancy steakhouses in the big city. Just go to Tad's.

http://midtownlunch.com/2008/08/25/expect-the-worst-from-tads-steaks -a nd-you-wont-be-disappointed-manhattan-new-york-city-nyc/
 
2014-03-11 10:58:53 AM  
The lavish latte is made with imported beans ($24 per 12-ounce bag) roasted by Norwegian coffee master Tim Wendelboe, a 2004 World Barista Champion and 2005 World Tasting Champion. The licorice powder is "high class," according to Hermannsdóttir, and the brew is also mixed with steamed local organic milk and a special anise syrup imported from Denmark.

OK, we have officially gone Too. Farking. Far.  Jesus, foodies.  Stop it.  Just... Stop it.
 
2014-03-11 11:00:17 AM  
Why the hell do you care what someone spends on coffee? Are they drinking all the coffee? Agitating for laws that will make all coffee cost $10? Are they borrowing money from you?

Look, I wouldn't pay $10 for that coffee because I can't wait 15 minutes for a coffee, and I don't particularly care for lattes. So I, you know, don't.
 
2014-03-11 11:13:18 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: It is what they are these days, yuppies with parental trust funds who move into an area teeming with diverse life, only to suck away that area of the prior residences at the hands of a newly minted Hipster and his $10 coffee, $200 fake rim-only "glasses", $250 chuck taylors, $100 grandpa hat, $150 pre-ripped jeans (meaning the Hipster didn't rip them himself/herself, sorry George Carlin if I misused that prefix!), as well as the overpriced stores and restaurants that come with such people (and the pretentious douchebag attitude that is expressed when they're around). It kinda floors me how these people don't get that they're the reason gentrification occurs when they talk out about the "plight of the poor people" (but really do nothing about it, despite them having the funding means to hire a few poor people with these businesses they create with mommy and daddy's money) with their fake Hipsterized liberalism.


Wow, dude.

Good luck with all that.
 
2014-03-11 11:22:07 AM  

unyon: DarkSoulNoHope: It is what they are these days, yuppies with parental trust funds who move into an area teeming with diverse life, only to suck away that area of the prior residences at the hands of a newly minted Hipster and his $10 coffee, $200 fake rim-only "glasses", $250 chuck taylors, $100 grandpa hat, $150 pre-ripped jeans (meaning the Hipster didn't rip them himself/herself, sorry George Carlin if I misused that prefix!), as well as the overpriced stores and restaurants that come with such people (and the pretentious douchebag attitude that is expressed when they're around). It kinda floors me how these people don't get that they're the reason gentrification occurs when they talk out about the "plight of the poor people" (but really do nothing about it, despite them having the funding means to hire a few poor people with these businesses they create with mommy and daddy's money) with their fake Hipsterized liberalism.

Congratulations on your takedown of a wholly fictional class of people.


Prove me wrong. Where is all the gentrification coming from if it isn't a bunch of trust fund Hipsters who make an area "nice" to live in, which the next cycle is even wealthier people come into that area (to show how "artistic" they are, just by moving there) and price out the so called "artists" (whom are actually Hipsters that priced out the poor people). It used to be that the artists would move into an area for the low rents, maybe open up a shop or two, and eventually wealthy people would move into the area because of how "artistic" it now is, but the cycle has been rapidly increased of pricing poor people out of their homes since the fake "artistic" Trust Fund Hipsters already have money from their parents that quickly increases the cost of living of the area they invade (eventually they get priced out because even mommy and daddy's trust fund won't override the costs of the bankers and businessmen that move there that have new condos and even pricier restaurants).
 
2014-03-11 11:39:52 AM  
If you're going to drink something every day you may as well enjoy it. You can throw ball water down your throat and save a couple of bucks if you want, but I'm going to spring for something I like.
 
2014-03-11 11:43:33 AM  
Yuppies, Young Urban professionals.

cosbysweaters.com
 
2014-03-11 12:04:00 PM  
*pfffft!*

This coffee tastes like ANISE!
 
2014-03-11 12:20:05 PM  
The things I spend my money on are useful and well-thought-out.

The things other people spend their money on are trite and pointless.
 
2014-03-11 12:20:33 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-11 12:20:41 PM  
MOOO-OOOM! Other people are doing things I don't like!
 
2014-03-11 12:22:37 PM  
$10 for coffee, I can see that in some places.  I wouldn't pay it, but I can see it.

$10 for a grilled cheese on the other hand?

WTF?!?
 
2014-03-11 12:23:03 PM  
I'm not sure why but this makes me so mad!!!111!!eleventy
 
2014-03-11 12:23:21 PM  
Location location location.

I used to stop here with my dad for coffee as a lad.
 
2014-03-11 12:24:26 PM  
Needs a slice of $4 'artisan' toast and $7 'artisan' porridge to go with it.
 
2014-03-11 12:24:53 PM  
I might pay $10 for coffee if a hand job is included.
 
2014-03-11 12:24:55 PM  
static3.businessinsider.com

Awesome!
 
2014-03-11 12:27:34 PM  
I have no issues with this.
 
2014-03-11 12:27:37 PM  

unyon: DarkSoulNoHope: It is what they are these days, yuppies with parental trust funds who move into an area teeming with diverse life, only to suck away that area of the prior residences at the hands of a newly minted Hipster and his $10 coffee, $200 fake rim-only "glasses", $250 chuck taylors, $100 grandpa hat, $150 pre-ripped jeans (meaning the Hipster didn't rip them himself/herself, sorry George Carlin if I misused that prefix!), as well as the overpriced stores and restaurants that come with such people (and the pretentious douchebag attitude that is expressed when they're around). It kinda floors me how these people don't get that they're the reason gentrification occurs when they talk out about the "plight of the poor people" (but really do nothing about it, despite them having the funding means to hire a few poor people with these businesses they create with mommy and daddy's money) with their fake Hipsterized liberalism.

Congratulations on your takedown of a wholly fictional class of people.


or holy fictional. Why not both?!
 
2014-03-11 12:27:44 PM  

meat0918: $10 for coffee, I can see that in some places.  I wouldn't pay it, but I can see it.

$10 for a grilled cheese on the other hand?

WTF?!?


Same price for a PB&J at some of these places!
 
2014-03-11 12:28:16 PM  
Real American™ math:

It's not OK to spend $20 on a coffee and a sandwich, but it's perfectly OK to spend $20 on a Mountain Dew, some Slim Jims, and two packs of smokes.
 
2014-03-11 12:28:26 PM  
FTA: "What's normal in New York?" asks Saki Manavazian, a 44-year-old jeweler in Midtown who spends $5 a day on his cappuccino habit. "I'd try a $10 latte. Nothing really shocks me in New York anymore."

Well, aren't you just so delightfully blasé!

/would also order one
//just to see the barrista's face when I send it back and complain about the licorice not being Norwegian enough
///yes, I'm that guy
 
2014-03-11 12:29:53 PM  
I'm pretty sure the same people who are complaining about this drink Budweiser.   It's the only thing that makes sense.  Is it expensive for coffee?  Yes.  Are there other expensive drinks out there people enjoy?  Yes.  STFU with your poutrage.
 
2014-03-11 12:31:10 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: It is what they are these days, yuppies with parental trust funds who move into an area teeming with diverse life, only to suck away that area of the prior residences at the hands of a newly minted Hipster and his $10 coffee, $200 fake rim-only "glasses", $250 chuck taylors, $100 grandpa hat, $150 pre-ripped jeans (meaning the Hipster didn't rip them himself/herself, sorry George Carlin if I misused that prefix!), as well as the overpriced stores and restaurants that come with such people (and the pretentious douchebag attitude that is expressed when they're around). It kinda floors me how these people don't get that they're the reason gentrification occurs when they talk out about the "plight of the poor people" (but really do nothing about it, despite them having the funding means to hire a few poor people with these businesses they create with mommy and daddy's money) with their fake Hipsterized liberalism.


Sounds like somebody needs a cup of coffee.
 
2014-03-11 12:31:34 PM  
Greenpoint? Well, thank goodness it wasn't a Polish joke
 
2014-03-11 12:32:40 PM  

BunkoSquad: Pffft. You big-city elites. I'll spend my $10 on a steak dinner at P.J. McShiatonthewalls' instead, thank you very much


Nah, that's just the douchebags who think spending $10 on a cup of coffee because "reasons".

Fark that noise; would rather make my own.
 
2014-03-11 12:32:52 PM  

rkiller1: [img.fark.net image 600x389]


I was just about to ask, is this that stuff they make with cat poop?

/Sometimes, it's more fun to not read the article.
 
2014-03-11 12:33:48 PM  
It's a buck fifty for the java, the rest is the cost of new undies because you blew up stuck in traffic.
 
2014-03-11 12:33:53 PM  

AlwaysRightBoy: BunkoSquad: Pffft. You big-city elites. I'll spend my $10 on a steak dinner at P.J. McShiatonthewalls' instead, thank you very much

Hey we have those big fancy steakhouses in the big city. Just go to Tad's.

http://midtownlunch.com/2008/08/25/expect-the-worst-from-tads-steaks -a nd-you-wont-be-disappointed-manhattan-new-york-city-nyc/


Wow, people still go there?!  Almost went there once and decided against it...
 
2014-03-11 12:36:04 PM  

divx88: Needs a slice of $4 'artisan' toast and $7 'artisan' porridge to go with it.


I should post Carlin's monologue about advertising and marketing.  Seems apropos with threads like this where people spend 150% and higher on foods that a) can make on their own or b) buy for far less.
 
2014-03-11 12:36:23 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: It is what they are these days, yuppies with parental trust funds who move into an area teeming with diverse life, only to suck away that area of the prior residences at the hands of a newly minted Hipster and his $10 coffee, $200 fake rim-only "glasses", $250 chuck taylors, $100 grandpa hat, $150 pre-ripped jeans (meaning the Hipster didn't rip them himself/herself, sorry George Carlin if I misused that prefix!), as well as the overpriced stores and restaurants that come with such people (and the pretentious douchebag attitude that is expressed when they're around). It kinda floors me how these people don't get that they're the reason gentrification occurs when they talk out about the "plight of the poor people" (but really do nothing about it, despite them having the funding means to hire a few poor people with these businesses they create with mommy and daddy's money) with their fake Hipsterized liberalism.


Even more reason to live in "fly-over country".

/just keep flying over us please
 
2014-03-11 12:37:41 PM  
I've never understood the 'fake-rim', fake glasses.  As someone who has worn glasses since the age of 7, I just find this absurdly stupid.  Why glasses?  Why not crutches?  Why not an (non-connected) insulin pump?  Or leg braces?  Or gold teefs that look like braces?
 
2014-03-11 12:37:48 PM  
$10 is a fair price for a cup of coffee (30 ounce, 950 calories, all the trimmings).

After all, it's lunch.

If it's just a regular sized cup of coffee it had better be made with beans pooped out of the bum of an Indonesian civet cat.

Tastes like anise? No, that's the ass. The ass of an Indonesian civet cat.

It's fun to type Indonesian civet cat.
 
2014-03-11 12:38:14 PM  

Rwa2play: divx88: Needs a slice of $4 'artisan' toast and $7 'artisan' porridge to go with it.

I should post Carlin's monologue about advertising and marketing.  Seems apropos with threads like this where people spend 150% and higher on foods that a) can make on their own or b) buy for far less.


Im pretty sure that no one can make this specific cup of coffee on their own, or if they could, not for substantially less

/i would try it
 
2014-03-11 12:39:12 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: unyon: DarkSoulNoHope: It is what they are these days, yuppies with parental trust funds who move into an area teeming with diverse life, only to suck away that area of the prior residences at the hands of a newly minted Hipster and his $10 coffee, $200 fake rim-only "glasses", $250 chuck taylors, $100 grandpa hat, $150 pre-ripped jeans (meaning the Hipster didn't rip them himself/herself, sorry George Carlin if I misused that prefix!), as well as the overpriced stores and restaurants that come with such people (and the pretentious douchebag attitude that is expressed when they're around). It kinda floors me how these people don't get that they're the reason gentrification occurs when they talk out about the "plight of the poor people" (but really do nothing about it, despite them having the funding means to hire a few poor people with these businesses they create with mommy and daddy's money) with their fake Hipsterized liberalism.

Congratulations on your takedown of a wholly fictional class of people.

Prove me wrong.


You're the one making a sh*t ton of stupid assertions and painting a whole broad group of people with ridiculously wide brushstrokes, it's your responsibility to prove yourself right.

Where is your evidence that these people are trust fund brats? I have relatives whose friends fall into the category of urban child and wear hipster-ish clothing and sip on PBRs, but they all work for a living. Their affairs are their own. None of them to my knowledge have super rich daddies propping them up. And probably for every one of them there are 10 others that fall into the yuppie category which still means they have to work for a living.

Besides, why do you have such a big problem with these fictional creatures putting their money into the economy through consumer spending if there is strong evidence their "rich parents" are hoarding cash?
 
2014-03-11 12:39:22 PM  

brantgoose: Tastes like anise? No, that's the ass. The ass of an Indonesian civet cat.

It's fun to type the ass of an Indonesian civet cat.


FTFY.  It is fun to type!!
 
2014-03-11 12:39:29 PM  
MOOO-OOOM! Other people (like me) are doing things I don't like! that are so stupid they are eminently mockable.
 
2014-03-11 12:39:44 PM  

bikerbob59: DarkSoulNoHope: It is what they are these days, yuppies with parental trust funds who move into an area teeming with diverse life, only to suck away that area of the prior residences at the hands of a newly minted Hipster and his $10 coffee, $200 fake rim-only "glasses", $250 chuck taylors, $100 grandpa hat, $150 pre-ripped jeans (meaning the Hipster didn't rip them himself/herself, sorry George Carlin if I misused that prefix!), as well as the overpriced stores and restaurants that come with such people (and the pretentious douchebag attitude that is expressed when they're around). It kinda floors me how these people don't get that they're the reason gentrification occurs when they talk out about the "plight of the poor people" (but really do nothing about it, despite them having the funding means to hire a few poor people with these businesses they create with mommy and daddy's money) with their fake Hipsterized liberalism.

Sounds like somebody needs a cup of coffee.


Well, hot chocolate for me, or a good energy drink. I never liked the taste of coffee.

...yeah, yeah I know.

southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com

/"You can't be a non-conformist if you don't drink coffee." :-P
 
2014-03-11 12:40:43 PM  
It's rule number 4 in the instructions for a happy life.

4. Drink overpriced coffee

"That will be 37 dollars."

"That will be 42* dollars."

* a reference within a reference within reference** to the pursuit of a happy life

** because I heard you like references...
/not obscure
 
2014-03-11 12:40:56 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: The lavish latte is made with imported beans ($24 per 12-ounce bag) roasted by Norwegian coffee master Tim Wendelboe, a 2004 World Barista Champion and 2005 World Tasting Champion. The licorice powder is "high class," according to Hermannsdóttir, and the brew is also mixed with steamed local organic milk and a special anise syrup imported from Denmark.

OK, we have officially gone Too. Farking. Far.  Jesus, foodies.  Stop it.  Just... Stop it.


WARNING: HIGH CLASS LICORICE POWDER MAY CONTAIN ACTUAL LICORICE POWDER. Your licorice shoe laces, probably not. Like vanilla, it's mostly artificial nowadays.

Think those are blueberries in your muffin? Probably not. They're Smurfs.

I still love that Mother Goose and Grimm cartoon. One of my all time favourites.
 
2014-03-11 12:41:47 PM  
I'll pay 10 bucks for a cup of coffee, its my reward for blogging about income inequality. At least Im doing something about it, why aren't you?
 
2014-03-11 12:42:25 PM  
$10 martini still okay.

You mean top shelf scotch costs more than the well drink? GTFO!!!!!!

/wouldn't pay $10 for coffee, but you know
 
2014-03-11 12:42:42 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: unyon: DarkSoulNoHope: It is what they are these days, yuppies with parental trust funds who move into an area teeming with diverse life, only to suck away that area of the prior residences at the hands of a newly minted Hipster and his $10 coffee, $200 fake rim-only "glasses", $250 chuck taylors, $100 grandpa hat, $150 pre-ripped jeans (meaning the Hipster didn't rip them himself/herself, sorry George Carlin if I misused that prefix!), as well as the overpriced stores and restaurants that come with such people (and the pretentious douchebag attitude that is expressed when they're around). It kinda floors me how these people don't get that they're the reason gentrification occurs when they talk out about the "plight of the poor people" (but really do nothing about it, despite them having the funding means to hire a few poor people with these businesses they create with mommy and daddy's money) with their fake Hipsterized liberalism.

Congratulations on your takedown of a wholly fictional class of people.

Prove me wrong. Where is all the gentrification coming from if it isn't a bunch of trust fund Hipsters who make an area "nice" to live in, which the next cycle is even wealthier people come into that area (to show how "artistic" they are, just by moving there) and price out the so called "artists" (whom are actually Hipsters that priced out the poor people). It used to be that the artists would move into an area for the low rents, maybe open up a shop or two, and eventually wealthy people would move into the area because of how "artistic" it now is, but the cycle has been rapidly increased of pricing poor people out of their homes since the fake "artistic" Trust Fund Hipsters already have money from their parents that quickly increases the cost of living of the area they invade (eventually they get priced out because even mommy and daddy's trust fund won't override the costs of the bankers and businessmen that move there that have new condos and even pricier restaurants).


The hipsters I know in Brooklyn are dirt poor. Sorry, I know this isn't a factual conversation
 
2014-03-11 12:42:46 PM  

Xanlexian: I've never understood the 'fake-rim', fake glasses.  As someone who has worn glasses since the age of 7, I just find this absurdly stupid.  Why glasses?  Why not crutches?  Why not an (non-connected) insulin pump?  Or leg braces?  Or gold teefs that look like braces?


Do you know anyone who wears fake glasses, seriously? I'm sure there are a few, but cmon you seriously think there's some epidemic of people wearing expensive fake glasses?

Most people I know my age wear contacts.

Anyway as far as the fashion sense, fashion changes. My guess is that it has to do with the Hollywood fashion, you see all these people sporting them nowadays. I think they look ridiculous, but whatever floats your boat man.
 
2014-03-11 12:42:51 PM  
""What Starbucks did was change coffee from a commodity into a luxury product," says Norton, who explains that drinking coffee became an "experience" that showed someone was smart and cultured."

...and there's your problem right there.  Being smart and cultured shows you are smart and cultured.  Paying $10 for a cup of coffee shows either a) you are fortunate to exist in a specific balance of coffee-love and level of disposable income, or b) that you are a pretentious douchebag who thinks what you buy is evidence of your intelligence or degree of taste/culture.

I have no problem with Person A, but Person B is the very definition of "hipster' in my book.  How do you tell them apart?  Easy.  Person A quietly, unobtrusively enjoys their coffee, while Person B spends more time texting/Instagramming/Facebooking/Tweeting how much they just paid for coffee than they do actually drinking it, and it prbably goes cold before they have a sip.  For Person B, the having others observe their actions is more important to them than the action itself is to them.

Back in the 80's we called them posers, but it wasn't until recently that people of the right age had enough disposable income to truly achieve hipsterdom.  There will always be those who would rather attempt to purchase character than actually build character.
 
2014-03-11 12:44:12 PM  

Xanlexian: brantgoose: Tastes like anise? No, that's the ass. The ass of an Indonesian civet cat.

It's fun to type the ass of an Indonesian civet cat.

FTFY.  It is fun to type!!


I think you mean "tap". You lost me there!
 
2014-03-11 12:47:58 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: It is what they are these days, yuppies with parental trust funds who move into an area teeming with diverse life, only to suck away that area of the prior residences at the hands of a newly minted Hipster and his $10 coffee, $200 fake rim-only "glasses", $250 chuck taylors, $100 grandpa hat, $150 pre-ripped jeans (meaning the Hipster didn't rip them himself/herself, sorry George Carlin if I misused that prefix!), as well as the overpriced stores and restaurants that come with such people (and the pretentious douchebag attitude that is expressed when they're around). It kinda floors me how these people don't get that they're the reason gentrification occurs when they talk out about the "plight of the poor people" (but really do nothing about it, despite them having the funding means to hire a few poor people with these businesses they create with mommy and daddy's money) with their fake Hipsterized liberalism.


who the f*ck spends that much on Chucks?
 
2014-03-11 12:49:05 PM  

bdub77: Xanlexian: I've never understood the 'fake-rim', fake glasses.  As someone who has worn glasses since the age of 7, I just find this absurdly stupid.  Why glasses?  Why not crutches?  Why not an (non-connected) insulin pump?  Or leg braces?  Or gold teefs that look like braces?

Do you know anyone who wears fake glasses, seriously? I'm sure there are a few, but cmon you seriously think there's some epidemic of people wearing expensive fake glasses?

Most people I know my age wear contacts.

Anyway as far as the fashion sense, fashion changes. My guess is that it has to do with the Hollywood fashion, you see all these people sporting them nowadays. I think they look ridiculous, but whatever floats your boat man.


Personally?  No.  But I see them all the time in public.  Every time I go out, I'll always see at least someone wearing glasses that have just plastic/plexy(?) 'lenses' (like the demo ones in the optical stores) or just the rims with no lenses at all.  I've kind of made it a habit when I see someone wearing glasses to try to see if the lenses are actually corrective in any way.


Yes, I see this quite often.  I'm also in west-central Texas.  Why am I seeing this kind of thing here?!   I do agree with you, I think they look ridiculous as well.  It isn't harming me in any way, I just find it... well... stupid.  Like the pants-below-the-ass look.  No harm to me, the person sporting the 'fashion' just looks like a moron.
 
2014-03-11 12:49:52 PM  
Thinking that other people do things that you don't do simply to make you feel badly about yourself is the calling card of the terminally miserable.
 
2014-03-11 12:50:04 PM  

bdub77: Xanlexian: I've never understood the 'fake-rim', fake glasses.  As someone who has worn glasses since the age of 7, I just find this absurdly stupid.  Why glasses?  Why not crutches?  Why not an (non-connected) insulin pump?  Or leg braces?  Or gold teefs that look like braces?

Do you know anyone who wears fake glasses, seriously? I'm sure there are a few, but cmon you seriously think there's some epidemic of people wearing expensive fake glasses?

Most people I know my age wear contacts.

Anyway as far as the fashion sense, fashion changes. My guess is that it has to do with the Hollywood fashion, you see all these people sporting them nowadays. I think they look ridiculous, but whatever floats your boat man.


Red Bank, NJ a few months ago in the summer, three kids walking around in mismatched clothing. One of them had black thick rims on with no lenses and I know they were fake glasses, because it still had the "Real3D" logo on the side of them from the AMC Theater they got them from (didn't even take the time to cover up the logo with a magic marker), sometimes it doesn't have to be pricy rims and just as stupid.
 
2014-03-11 12:50:22 PM  

GanjSmokr: DarkSoulNoHope: It is what they are these days, yuppies with parental trust funds who move into an area teeming with diverse life, only to suck away that area of the prior residences at the hands of a newly minted Hipster and his $10 coffee, $200 fake rim-only "glasses", $250 chuck taylors, $100 grandpa hat, $150 pre-ripped jeans (meaning the Hipster didn't rip them himself/herself, sorry George Carlin if I misused that prefix!), as well as the overpriced stores and restaurants that come with such people (and the pretentious douchebag attitude that is expressed when they're around). It kinda floors me how these people don't get that they're the reason gentrification occurs when they talk out about the "plight of the poor people" (but really do nothing about it, despite them having the funding means to hire a few poor people with these businesses they create with mommy and daddy's money) with their fake Hipsterized liberalism.

Even more reason to live in "fly-over country".

/just keep flying over us please


Even in fly-by country we have these. Not $10 a cup but I think there are a few places here in St. Louis that do the whole artisan coffee thing with very exacting brew times, temperature and method. I want to say they're in the $6 to 7/cup range.
 
2014-03-11 12:51:27 PM  
Needs more Zoolander references.

I just drink free filtered water at work.  Caffeine just has no affect on me.
 
2014-03-11 12:52:11 PM  
suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com
 
2014-03-11 12:56:00 PM  

mjohnson71: GanjSmokr: DarkSoulNoHope: It is what they are these days, yuppies with parental trust funds who move into an area teeming with diverse life, only to suck away that area of the prior residences at the hands of a newly minted Hipster and his $10 coffee, $200 fake rim-only "glasses", $250 chuck taylors, $100 grandpa hat, $150 pre-ripped jeans (meaning the Hipster didn't rip them himself/herself, sorry George Carlin if I misused that prefix!), as well as the overpriced stores and restaurants that come with such people (and the pretentious douchebag attitude that is expressed when they're around). It kinda floors me how these people don't get that they're the reason gentrification occurs when they talk out about the "plight of the poor people" (but really do nothing about it, despite them having the funding means to hire a few poor people with these businesses they create with mommy and daddy's money) with their fake Hipsterized liberalism.

Even more reason to live in "fly-over country".

/just keep flying over us please

Even in fly-by country we have these. Not $10 a cup but I think there are a few places here in St. Louis that do the whole artisan coffee thing with very exacting brew times, temperature and method. I want to say they're in the $6 to 7/cup range.


God damn St. Louisians thinking they're better than me with their fancy shirts and their fancy coffee going to their fancy Rams games and hanging out at their fancy Arch.

I hate them!
 
2014-03-11 12:58:30 PM  
Esmarelda Geisha coffees are some of the most expensive on the planet.  I understand that all the ITGs here love to show how smart they are with calling out civet poop coffee (Kopi Luwak) for being stupid and expensive.  But there are those who like their coffee enough to cough up serious coin for the best tasting beans they can find.  Hawaiians and Jamaicans could only dream of charging similar prices for their beans.

Haters gonna Hate.

http://www.klatchroasting.com/Boquete_Geisha_p/pan_esm_boq_gei.htm
 
2014-03-11 12:58:40 PM  

Xanlexian: bdub77: Xanlexian: I've never understood the 'fake-rim', fake glasses.  As someone who has worn glasses since the age of 7, I just find this absurdly stupid.  Why glasses?  Why not crutches?  Why not an (non-connected) insulin pump?  Or leg braces?  Or gold teefs that look like braces?

Do you know anyone who wears fake glasses, seriously? I'm sure there are a few, but cmon you seriously think there's some epidemic of people wearing expensive fake glasses?

Most people I know my age wear contacts.

Anyway as far as the fashion sense, fashion changes. My guess is that it has to do with the Hollywood fashion, you see all these people sporting them nowadays. I think they look ridiculous, but whatever floats your boat man.

Personally?  No.  But I see them all the time in public.  Every time I go out, I'll always see at least someone wearing glasses that have just plastic/plexy(?) 'lenses' (like the demo ones in the optical stores) or just the rims with no lenses at all.  I've kind of made it a habit when I see someone wearing glasses to try to see if the lenses are actually corrective in any way.


Yes, I see this quite often.  I'm also in west-central Texas.  Why am I seeing this kind of thing here?!   I do agree with you, I think they look ridiculous as well.  It isn't harming me in any way, I just find it... well... stupid.  Like the pants-below-the-ass look.  No harm to me, the person sporting the 'fashion' just looks like a moron.


Yeah OK anecdotally. There's always a few I guess. People buy $500 handbags, they buy watches, they buy fedoras. They overpay for friggin shirts. Some people spend $300 on Bono sunglasses that only marginally protect their eyes. Some people put tattoos all over their body. Some stick shiat in their nose. I personally subtract 50 IQ points from anyone I see wearing a cowboy hat before I even meet them. Hell,I still see people who wear mullets, especially out in the sticks.

I'm just saying, every group of people does something that seems ridiculous to another group.

As far as the coffee thing goes - who cares? If people are willing to pay it, good for whatever business is running the scam. I wouldn't buy it.


There's a local place that makes bread. Not even particularly awesome bread. Bread and pastries. Horrribly overpriced stuff. I go there rarely, and never for the bread or pastries. Usually like a lunch or breakfast. But it's always packed.

It doesn't stop at the rich either. These guys sometimes spend millions on gaudy stuff I would tear down in a second, sh*t like imported Turkish marble or something.

Something about fools and money.
 
2014-03-11 12:59:23 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: The lavish latte is made with imported beans ($24 per 12-ounce bag) roasted by Norwegian coffee master Tim Wendelboe, a 2004 World Barista Champion and 2005 World Tasting Champion. The licorice powder is "high class," according to Hermannsdóttir, and the brew is also mixed with steamed local organic milk and a special anise syrup imported from Denmark.

OK, we have officially gone Too. Farking. Far.  Jesus, foodies.  Stop it.  Just... Stop it.


Is the anise the Mediterranean or Asian variety? Was it freshly handpicked by the indigenous peoples of the area? What is the roasting process the coffee master employs?  Is it slow and how slow? Are the beans used organic AND fair trade?! Did a Civet shiat out those beans and if so, are those Civets free range?  How local is the organic milk?  Do you have a contact number so I can drive and meet the farmer?
 
2014-03-11 01:00:44 PM  

mjohnson71: GanjSmokr: DarkSoulNoHope: It is what they are these days, yuppies with parental trust funds who move into an area teeming with diverse life, only to suck away that area of the prior residences at the hands of a newly minted Hipster and his $10 coffee, $200 fake rim-only "glasses", $250 chuck taylors, $100 grandpa hat, $150 pre-ripped jeans (meaning the Hipster didn't rip them himself/herself, sorry George Carlin if I misused that prefix!), as well as the overpriced stores and restaurants that come with such people (and the pretentious douchebag attitude that is expressed when they're around). It kinda floors me how these people don't get that they're the reason gentrification occurs when they talk out about the "plight of the poor people" (but really do nothing about it, despite them having the funding means to hire a few poor people with these businesses they create with mommy and daddy's money) with their fake Hipsterized liberalism.

Even more reason to live in "fly-over country".

/just keep flying over us please

Even in fly-by country we have these. Not $10 a cup but I think there are a few places here in St. Louis that do the whole artisan coffee thing with very exacting brew times, temperature and method. I want to say they're in the $6 to 7/cup range.


If you have an International Airport, your city isn't technically considered "fly-over" territory IMHO.  :)
 
2014-03-11 01:01:10 PM  

Rapmaster2000: mjohnson71: GanjSmokr: DarkSoulNoHope: It is what they are these days, yuppies with parental trust funds who move into an area teeming with diverse life, only to suck away that area of the prior residences at the hands of a newly minted Hipster and his $10 coffee, $200 fake rim-only "glasses", $250 chuck taylors, $100 grandpa hat, $150 pre-ripped jeans (meaning the Hipster didn't rip them himself/herself, sorry George Carlin if I misused that prefix!), as well as the overpriced stores and restaurants that come with such people (and the pretentious douchebag attitude that is expressed when they're around). It kinda floors me how these people don't get that they're the reason gentrification occurs when they talk out about the "plight of the poor people" (but really do nothing about it, despite them having the funding means to hire a few poor people with these businesses they create with mommy and daddy's money) with their fake Hipsterized liberalism.

Even more reason to live in "fly-over country".

/just keep flying over us please

Even in fly-by country we have these. Not $10 a cup but I think there are a few places here in St. Louis that do the whole artisan coffee thing with very exacting brew times, temperature and method. I want to say they're in the $6 to 7/cup range.

God damn St. Louisians thinking they're better than me with their fancy shirts and their fancy coffee going to their fancy Rams games and hanging out at their fancy Arch.

I hate them!


St. Louis is not far away from becoming a hipster destination city: the switchover is starting to happen. If we become the new Portland or Austin, the rest of Missourah will be pissed.
 
2014-03-11 01:07:02 PM  

wildcardjack: It's a buck fifty for the java, the rest is the cost of new undies because you blew up stuck in traffic.


the morning wave always gets me.
 
2014-03-11 01:08:08 PM  
You know what, if TFA is correct and someone spends 15 minutes doing something for you; it's worth $10.

Every single one of these articles w/o fail compares the price of specialty coffee drinks to the price of a regular cup of coffee.  They know they are 2 different things but it makes for a more sensationalistic story.

I drink a latte once or twice a year, on bonus days.  Otherwise, I've got my trusty Mr. Coffee brewing away.
 
2014-03-11 01:08:15 PM  
graphics8.nytimes.com
 
2014-03-11 01:17:58 PM  
 
2014-03-11 01:18:38 PM  
Ok, that'll be $22...
Uh, oh yes, I would like two lemonades and one medium iced-tea.
Ok, that'll be $20.07.
Out of $22? Ok, $1.52's your change.
Thanks a lot. Your food will be up. Here, let me get your drinks.
 
2014-03-11 01:22:44 PM  
FTFA: Hermannsdóttir says they're selling fairly well. Since Budin opened in February, the shop's sold between 60 and 80 of the drinks, an average of five to seven a day.

Fairly well? Really? You've made a total gross of about 800 bucks since you opened and you think you're doing well? You're daily gross is at best 70 dollars. After all expenses this place has to be waaaaay in the red. I give it another 3 months tops.
 
2014-03-11 01:23:05 PM  
Also, just for a bit of perspective the "add wildly overpriced item to the menu" is the oldest food service trick in the book.

EXTRA!  EXTRA!  $250 PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICH OUTRAGE SPAWNS FRONT-PAGE HEADLINE ANEURYSM FOR NEW SHOP WHICH LACKS AN ADVERTISING BUDGET!
 
2014-03-11 01:23:49 PM  

what_now: Why the hell do you care what someone spends on coffee? Are they drinking all the coffee? Agitating for laws that will make all coffee cost $10? Are they borrowing money from you?

Look, I wouldn't pay $10 for that coffee because I can't wait 15 minutes for a coffee, and I don't particularly care for lattes. So I, you know, don't.


The problem with $10 coffee is that it sets a precedent to overcharge on an otherwise rather cheap commodity.  Little boutique shops charging $10 per cup isn't really that big of a deal NOW.  And that's only because the $10 coffee isnt selling like hotcakes.  The article mentioned that over the last few months the coffeeshop has only sold at most 5 to 7 of the lattes a day-  that's not nearly enough to spark any interest from major coffee retailers.

Now if this place were selling 200 cups of this crap a day-- expect to see $10 Cafe Mochas infused with baby placenta, the tears of young children, pregnant women, and recently murdered Dutch giraffes- being sold by your everyday mom & pop coffeeshop.  With your java fix being brewed by a handsome artisan Swiss barista who is fluent in 4 languages, can yodel, and is an accomplished baroque opera performer, who has won numerous awards in his craft from some Conde-gosuckmyballsgeographicvacationtraveler-Nast (esque) magazine that's currently being featured in some shiatty airline in-flight magazine.
 
2014-03-11 01:23:53 PM  

Lettuce Pray: FTFA: Hermannsdóttir says they're selling fairly well. Since Budin opened in February, the shop's sold between 60 and 80 of the drinks, an average of five to seven a day.

Fairly well? Really? You've made a total gross of about 800 bucks since you opened and you think you're doing well? You're daily gross is at best 70 dollars. After all expenses this place has to be waaaaay in the red. I give it another 3 months tops.


I'm pretty sure this isn't the only thing they sell.
 
2014-03-11 01:25:21 PM  

Lettuce Pray: FTFA: Hermannsdóttir says they're selling fairly well. Since Budin opened in February, the shop's sold between 60 and 80 of the drinks, an average of five to seven a day.

Fairly well? Really? You've made a total gross of about 800 bucks since you opened and you think you're doing well? You're daily gross is at best 70 dollars. After all expenses this place has to be waaaaay in the red. I give it another 3 months tops.


This post is amazing. A guy that works there is wrong because you did some quick math on the internet.

F*ck.
 
2014-03-11 01:26:08 PM  

meat0918: $10 for coffee, I can see that in some places.  I wouldn't pay it, but I can see it.

$10 for a grilled cheese on the other hand?

WTF?!?


It all comes down to the quality and price of ingredients. Is there cheese that costs $20/lb? Then someone's going to put it on some expensive bread, with an expensive condiment and charge for it.

The idea that coffee has to be crappy and cheap is stupid and outdated. Really good coffee tastes completely different from typical coffee. There's nothing wrong with splurging for it once in a while if you can appreciate it.

The same goes for whiskey, or wine, or steak, or whatever else.
 
2014-03-11 01:26:41 PM  

Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: I was just about to ask, is this that stuff they make with cat poop?


Naw, the cat shiat coffee usually starts at around $40.00 per cup and can go as high as $75.00 per cup.
 
2014-03-11 01:29:52 PM  

Lettuce Pray: Fairly well? Really? You've made a total gross of about 800 bucks since you opened and you think you're doing well? You're daily gross is at best 70 dollars. After all expenses this place has to be waaaaay in the red. I give it another 3 months tops.


it might surprise you to learn that said coffee shop has a menu with many more items on it.
 
2014-03-11 01:30:00 PM  
That's a lot of money for something that makes you feel more awake and likely to poop soon afterward.
 
2014-03-11 01:30:47 PM  

Rwa2play: AlwaysRightBoy: BunkoSquad: Pffft. You big-city elites. I'll spend my $10 on a steak dinner at P.J. McShiatonthewalls' instead, thank you very much

Hey we have those big fancy steakhouses in the big city. Just go to Tad's.

http://midtownlunch.com/2008/08/25/expect-the-worst-from-tads-steaks -a nd-you-wont-be-disappointed-manhattan-new-york-city-nyc/

Wow, people still go there?!  Almost went there once and decided against it...


I walk past that one all the time, does plenty of bis. Used to go to the one on 14th about 25 years ago (was good enough for lunch if you had a hangover).
 
2014-03-11 01:31:00 PM  

busy chillin': Lettuce Pray: FTFA: Hermannsdóttir says they're selling fairly well. Since Budin opened in February, the shop's sold between 60 and 80 of the drinks, an average of five to seven a day.

Fairly well? Really? You've made a total gross of about 800 bucks since you opened and you think you're doing well? You're daily gross is at best 70 dollars. After all expenses this place has to be waaaaay in the red. I give it another 3 months tops.

This post is amazing. A guy that works there is wrong because you did some quick math on the internet.

F*ck.


Do you really need to be a math wizard to figure out that selling only 5 to 7 cups of coffee a day is not sustainable if your primary business is selling cups of coffee?
 
2014-03-11 01:31:40 PM  

Rwa2play: divx88: Needs a slice of $4 'artisan' toast and $7 'artisan' porridge to go with it.

I should post Carlin's monologue about advertising and marketing.  Seems apropos with threads like this where people spend 150% and higher on foods that a) can make on their own or b) buy for far less.


Because we all have a $15K LaMarzocco GB-5 in our houses, and the time it takes to learn how to use it purposely?
 
2014-03-11 01:32:04 PM  
Honestly, who would pay $10 for a cup of coffee? Never mind, obviously hipsters from Greenpoint, Brooklyn

When you're already paying $3000/month for a tiny rat infested studio apartment, $10 for a cup of coffee doesn't seem all that outrageous.
 
2014-03-11 01:33:10 PM  

Lettuce Pray: busy chillin': Lettuce Pray: FTFA: Hermannsdóttir says they're selling fairly well. Since Budin opened in February, the shop's sold between 60 and 80 of the drinks, an average of five to seven a day.

Fairly well? Really? You've made a total gross of about 800 bucks since you opened and you think you're doing well? You're daily gross is at best 70 dollars. After all expenses this place has to be waaaaay in the red. I give it another 3 months tops.

This post is amazing. A guy that works there is wrong because you did some quick math on the internet.

F*ck.

Do you really need to be a math wizard to figure out that selling only 5 to 7 cups of coffee a day is not sustainable if your primary business is selling cups of coffee?


They sell more than just that $10 cup of coffee...
 
2014-03-11 01:34:21 PM  

illogic: Crass and Jaded Mother Farker: I was just about to ask, is this that stuff they make with cat poop?

Naw, the cat shiat coffee usually starts at around $40.00 per cup and can go as high as $75.00 per cup.


Most high end coffee houses don't actually consider that stuff to be real coffee. A few places will serve it from time to time as a spectacle, but it's not considered the gold standard or anything.
 
2014-03-11 01:36:40 PM  

busy chillin': Lettuce Pray: FTFA: Hermannsdóttir says they're selling fairly well. Since Budin opened in February, the shop's sold between 60 and 80 of the drinks, an average of five to seven a day.

Fairly well? Really? You've made a total gross of about 800 bucks since you opened and you think you're doing well? You're daily gross is at best 70 dollars. After all expenses this place has to be waaaaay in the red. I give it another 3 months tops.

This post is amazing. A guy that works there is wrong because you did some quick math on the internet.

F*ck.


As if the place is the "Only $10 Coffee Shop" and sells nothing else.
 
2014-03-11 01:37:05 PM  

brantgoose: Benevolent Misanthrope: The lavish latte is made with imported beans ($24 per 12-ounce bag) roasted by Norwegian coffee master Tim Wendelboe, a 2004 World Barista Champion and 2005 World Tasting Champion. The licorice powder is "high class," according to Hermannsdóttir, and the brew is also mixed with steamed local organic milk and a special anise syrup imported from Denmark.

OK, we have officially gone Too. Farking. Far.  Jesus, foodies.  Stop it.  Just... Stop it.

WARNING: HIGH CLASS LICORICE POWDER MAY CONTAIN ACTUAL LICORICE POWDER. Your licorice shoe laces, probably not. Like vanilla, it's mostly artificial nowadays.

Think those are blueberries in your muffin? Probably not. They're Smurfs.

I still love that Mother Goose and Grimm cartoon. One of my all time favourites.


As someone who has just returned from Denmark and fallen prey to the famous Denmark licorice trick, lemme tell ya...they know their anise from a hole in the ground.

/Never accept a piece of licorice candy when in Denmark.
//And for God sake do NOT bite into it.
 
2014-03-11 01:38:16 PM  

stonicus: Lettuce Pray: busy chillin': Lettuce Pray: FTFA: Hermannsdóttir says they're selling fairly well. Since Budin opened in February, the shop's sold between 60 and 80 of the drinks, an average of five to seven a day.

Fairly well? Really? You've made a total gross of about 800 bucks since you opened and you think you're doing well? You're daily gross is at best 70 dollars. After all expenses this place has to be waaaaay in the red. I give it another 3 months tops.

This post is amazing. A guy that works there is wrong because you did some quick math on the internet.

F*ck.

Do you really need to be a math wizard to figure out that selling only 5 to 7 cups of coffee a day is not sustainable if your primary business is selling cups of coffee?

They sell more than just that $10 cup of coffee...


Even if they make twice as much on the other stuff as they do on coffee, still not sustainable. We're up to about a 200 bucks a day then. I bet their baristas alone cost them more than that. Throw in rent and there is no way these guys are making money. Unless I'm missing some huge source of income here. I am assuming that as a coffee shop most income would come from....coffee.
 
2014-03-11 01:38:40 PM  
mjohnson71:

St. Louis is not far away from becoming a hipster destination city: the switchover is starting to happen. If we become the new Portland or Austin, the rest of Missourah will be pissed.

Every city is "hipster" now because that look is one of many standard looks for young people.  I've heard hipsters talk about moving to Austin or Portland.  I've known some that have done such.  Not so much for St. Louis.  Not so much for any place but NYC, LA, Austin, Portland, and Chicago.
 
2014-03-11 01:41:18 PM  

Lettuce Pray: stonicus: Lettuce Pray: busy chillin': Lettuce Pray: FTFA: Hermannsdóttir says they're selling fairly well. Since Budin opened in February, the shop's sold between 60 and 80 of the drinks, an average of five to seven a day.

Fairly well? Really? You've made a total gross of about 800 bucks since you opened and you think you're doing well? You're daily gross is at best 70 dollars. After all expenses this place has to be waaaaay in the red. I give it another 3 months tops.

This post is amazing. A guy that works there is wrong because you did some quick math on the internet.

F*ck.

Do you really need to be a math wizard to figure out that selling only 5 to 7 cups of coffee a day is not sustainable if your primary business is selling cups of coffee?

They sell more than just that $10 cup of coffee...

Even if they make twice as much on the other stuff as they do on coffee, still not sustainable. We're up to about a 200 bucks a day then. I bet their baristas alone cost them more than that. Throw in rent and there is no way these guys are making money. Unless I'm missing some huge source of income here. I am assuming that as a coffee shop most income would come from....coffee.


I've highlighted the things you assumed.
 
2014-03-11 01:42:26 PM  

Lettuce Pray: stonicus: Lettuce Pray: busy chillin': Lettuce Pray: FTFA: Hermannsdóttir says they're selling fairly well. Since Budin opened in February, the shop's sold between 60 and 80 of the drinks, an average of five to seven a day.

Fairly well? Really? You've made a total gross of about 800 bucks since you opened and you think you're doing well? You're daily gross is at best 70 dollars. After all expenses this place has to be waaaaay in the red. I give it another 3 months tops.

This post is amazing. A guy that works there is wrong because you did some quick math on the internet.

F*ck.

Do you really need to be a math wizard to figure out that selling only 5 to 7 cups of coffee a day is not sustainable if your primary business is selling cups of coffee?

They sell more than just that $10 cup of coffee...

Even if they make twice as much on the other stuff as they do on coffee, still not sustainable. We're up to about a 200 bucks a day then. I bet their baristas alone cost them more than that. Throw in rent and there is no way these guys are making money. Unless I'm missing some huge source of income here. I am assuming that as a coffee shop most income would come from....coffee.


"This coffee shop would need to be at least.... THREE TIMES larger than this to make money!"

Zoolander.jpg
 
2014-03-11 01:42:27 PM  

Lettuce Pray: stonicus: Lettuce Pray: busy chillin': Lettuce Pray: FTFA: Hermannsdóttir says they're selling fairly well. Since Budin opened in February, the shop's sold between 60 and 80 of the drinks, an average of five to seven a day.

Fairly well? Really? You've made a total gross of about 800 bucks since you opened and you think you're doing well? You're daily gross is at best 70 dollars. After all expenses this place has to be waaaaay in the red. I give it another 3 months tops.

This post is amazing. A guy that works there is wrong because you did some quick math on the internet.

F*ck.

Do you really need to be a math wizard to figure out that selling only 5 to 7 cups of coffee a day is not sustainable if your primary business is selling cups of coffee?

They sell more than just that $10 cup of coffee...

Even if they make twice as much on the other stuff as they do on coffee, still not sustainable. We're up to about a 200 bucks a day then. I bet their baristas alone cost them more than that. Throw in rent and there is no way these guys are making money. Unless I'm missing some huge source of income here. I am assuming that as a coffee shop most income would come from....coffee.


Call him up and tell him he is lying because you know more than he does about his business because you read an article about it. Maybe they will hire you.
 
2014-03-11 01:42:55 PM  

Z-clipped: Rwa2play: divx88: Needs a slice of $4 'artisan' toast and $7 'artisan' porridge to go with it.

I should post Carlin's monologue about advertising and marketing.  Seems apropos with threads like this where people spend 150% and higher on foods that a) can make on their own or b) buy for far less.

Because we all have a $15K LaMarzocco GB-5 in our houses, and the time it takes to learn how to use it purposely?


Or, you know, a simple coffeemaker that makes...coffee.

If I'm gonna pay $10 for a drink, it'll be some type of wine or spirit, not coffee.
 
2014-03-11 01:43:18 PM  

Lettuce Pray: stonicus: Lettuce Pray: busy chillin': Lettuce Pray: FTFA: Hermannsdóttir says they're selling fairly well. Since Budin opened in February, the shop's sold between 60 and 80 of the drinks, an average of five to seven a day.

Fairly well? Really? You've made a total gross of about 800 bucks since you opened and you think you're doing well? You're daily gross is at best 70 dollars. After all expenses this place has to be waaaaay in the red. I give it another 3 months tops.

This post is amazing. A guy that works there is wrong because you did some quick math on the internet.

F*ck.

Do you really need to be a math wizard to figure out that selling only 5 to 7 cups of coffee a day is not sustainable if your primary business is selling cups of coffee?

They sell more than just that $10 cup of coffee...

Even if they make twice as much on the other stuff as they do on coffee, still not sustainable. We're up to about a 200 bucks a day then. I bet their baristas alone cost them more than that. Throw in rent and there is no way these guys are making money. Unless I'm missing some huge source of income here. I am assuming that as a coffee shop most income would come from....coffee.


Just for some perspective, the average starbucks, while they may be only charging half of what these guys are, sells about 200-300 cups of coffee per day. About 40X the volume of this place.
 
2014-03-11 01:45:32 PM  

Lettuce Pray: stonicus: Lettuce Pray: busy chillin': Lettuce Pray: FTFA: Hermannsdóttir says they're selling fairly well. Since Budin opened in February, the shop's sold between 60 and 80 of the drinks, an average of five to seven a day.

Fairly well? Really? You've made a total gross of about 800 bucks since you opened and you think you're doing well? You're daily gross is at best 70 dollars. After all expenses this place has to be waaaaay in the red. I give it another 3 months tops.

This post is amazing. A guy that works there is wrong because you did some quick math on the internet.

F*ck.

Do you really need to be a math wizard to figure out that selling only 5 to 7 cups of coffee a day is not sustainable if your primary business is selling cups of coffee?

They sell more than just that $10 cup of coffee...

Even if they make twice as much on the other stuff as they do on coffee, still not sustainable. We're up to about a 200 bucks a day then. I bet their baristas alone cost them more than that. Throw in rent and there is no way these guys are making money. Unless I'm missing some huge source of income here. I am assuming that as a coffee shop most income would come from....coffee.


Dude, it's a coffee shop.  They probably sell a few hundred cups of $2 coffee a day, plus lattes and all the other assorted coffee drinks.  I'm guessing they sell a lot of food too.

But now I'm thinking you know that and are just stirring up the thread b/c really, no one is that dumb.
 
2014-03-11 01:47:16 PM  
Lettuce Pray:
Just for some perspective, the average starbucks, while they may be only charging half of what these guys are, sells about 200-300 cups of coffee per day. About 40X the volume of this place.

Keep digging, but you will not convince you know more than the guy that works there.
 
2014-03-11 01:47:41 PM  

Lettuce Pray: Lettuce Pray: stonicus: Lettuce Pray: busy chillin': Lettuce Pray: FTFA: Hermannsdóttir says they're selling fairly well. Since Budin opened in February, the shop's sold between 60 and 80 of the drinks, an average of five to seven a day.

Fairly well? Really? You've made a total gross of about 800 bucks since you opened and you think you're doing well? You're daily gross is at best 70 dollars. After all expenses this place has to be waaaaay in the red. I give it another 3 months tops.

This post is amazing. A guy that works there is wrong because you did some quick math on the internet.

F*ck.

Do you really need to be a math wizard to figure out that selling only 5 to 7 cups of coffee a day is not sustainable if your primary business is selling cups of coffee?

They sell more than just that $10 cup of coffee...

Even if they make twice as much on the other stuff as they do on coffee, still not sustainable. We're up to about a 200 bucks a day then. I bet their baristas alone cost them more than that. Throw in rent and there is no way these guys are making money. Unless I'm missing some huge source of income here. I am assuming that as a coffee shop most income would come from....coffee.

Just for some perspective, the average starbucks, while they may be only charging half of what these guys are, sells about 200-300 cups of coffee per day. About 40X the volume of this place.



Dude, the shop sells different types of coffee. This article is about their most expensive product, a "halo latte." It is one product. Quite possibly one of their lowest-selling items. They sell normal coffee, too.
 
2014-03-11 01:49:07 PM  

new_york_monty: Lettuce Pray: Lettuce Pray: stonicus: Lettuce Pray: busy chillin': Lettuce Pray: FTFA: Hermannsdóttir says they're selling fairly well. Since Budin opened in February, the shop's sold between 60 and 80 of the drinks, an average of five to seven a day.

Fairly well? Really? You've made a total gross of about 800 bucks since you opened and you think you're doing well? You're daily gross is at best 70 dollars. After all expenses this place has to be waaaaay in the red. I give it another 3 months tops.

This post is amazing. A guy that works there is wrong because you did some quick math on the internet.

F*ck.

Do you really need to be a math wizard to figure out that selling only 5 to 7 cups of coffee a day is not sustainable if your primary business is selling cups of coffee?

They sell more than just that $10 cup of coffee...

Even if they make twice as much on the other stuff as they do on coffee, still not sustainable. We're up to about a 200 bucks a day then. I bet their baristas alone cost them more than that. Throw in rent and there is no way these guys are making money. Unless I'm missing some huge source of income here. I am assuming that as a coffee shop most income would come from....coffee.

Just for some perspective, the average starbucks, while they may be only charging half of what these guys are, sells about 200-300 cups of coffee per day. About 40X the volume of this place.


Dude, the shop sells different types of coffee. This article is about their most expensive product, a "halo latte." It is one product. Quite possibly one of their lowest-selling items. They sell normal coffee, too.


Not much judging by the numbers.
 
2014-03-11 01:50:06 PM  

Rwa2play: Z-clipped: Rwa2play: divx88: Needs a slice of $4 'artisan' toast and $7 'artisan' porridge to go with it.

I should post Carlin's monologue about advertising and marketing.  Seems apropos with threads like this where people spend 150% and higher on foods that a) can make on their own or b) buy for far less.

Because we all have a $15K LaMarzocco GB-5 in our houses, and the time it takes to learn how to use it purposely?

Or, you know, a simple coffeemaker that makes...coffee.

If I'm gonna pay $10 for a drink, it'll be some type of wine or spirit, not coffee.


You can drink wine or spirits for $10, but some wine and spirits cost more than $10. Are they a waste of money?

Great coffee is better than good coffee, so it costs more. Some of what's being produced by small growers and roasters right now is MUCH better than anything that's ever been seen in the modern era. You don't have to drink it, but I'm glad it's there for the times that I want to.
 
2014-03-11 01:50:42 PM  

bdub77: Xanlexian: I've never understood the 'fake-rim', fake glasses.  As someone who has worn glasses since the age of 7, I just find this absurdly stupid.  Why glasses?  Why not crutches?  Why not an (non-connected) insulin pump?  Or leg braces?  Or gold teefs that look like braces?

Do you know anyone who wears fake glasses, seriously? I'm sure there are a few, but cmon you seriously think there's some epidemic of people wearing expensive fake glasses?

Most people I know my age wear contacts.

Anyway as far as the fashion sense, fashion changes. My guess is that it has to do with the Hollywood fashion, you see all these people sporting them nowadays. I think they look ridiculous, but whatever floats your boat man.


I do.

She works at a Family Dollar. In an area just starting gentrification.
 
2014-03-11 02:16:58 PM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQxgv4QtKM8

/Oblig
//COFFEE FLAVORED COFFEE!!!!!
 
2014-03-11 02:17:48 PM  
AltheaToldMe:  
/Never accept a piece of licorice candy when in Denmark.
//And for God sake do NOT bite into it.


No candy in the "Van", eh?
 
2014-03-11 02:39:47 PM  

germ78: I might pay $10 for coffee if a hand job is included.


Well the full body latte costs a lot more.
 
2014-03-11 02:47:29 PM  
My god the intertubes is in a biatchy mood today. Let it go, people. Drink what you wanna drink.
 
2014-03-11 02:48:02 PM  

Z-clipped: Rwa2play: Z-clipped: Rwa2play: divx88: Needs a slice of $4 'artisan' toast and $7 'artisan' porridge to go with it.

I should post Carlin's monologue about advertising and marketing.  Seems apropos with threads like this where people spend 150% and higher on foods that a) can make on their own or b) buy for far less.

Because we all have a $15K LaMarzocco GB-5 in our houses, and the time it takes to learn how to use it purposely?

Or, you know, a simple coffeemaker that makes...coffee.

If I'm gonna pay $10 for a drink, it'll be some type of wine or spirit, not coffee.

You can drink wine or spirits for $10, but some wine and spirits cost more than $10. Are they a waste of money?


Not if it's after work~!
 
2014-03-11 02:56:16 PM  
Licorice is disgusting.
 
2014-03-11 02:56:53 PM  

TheLopper: My god the intertubes is in a biatchy mood today. Let it go, people. Drink what you wanna drink.


The sun is out and the bright light is pissing everyone off. Deal with it.

/heh
 
2014-03-11 03:17:23 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: The lavish latte is made with imported beans ($24 per 12-ounce bag) roasted by Norwegian coffee master Tim Wendelboe, a 2004 World Barista Champion and 2005 World Tasting Champion. The licorice powder is "high class," according to Hermannsdóttir, and the brew is also mixed with steamed local organic milk and a special anise syrup imported from Denmark.

OK, we have officially gone Too. Farking. Far.  Jesus, foodies.  Stop it.  Just... Stop it.


Meh. I'm not proud of it, but once I spent $25 on a shot of Johnny Walker Blue, to see what it tasted like.  As long as you're not making a habit of it, I don't see the harm. There's a backlash against luxury these days, but I think back in the 80's and early 90's, people would be more curious about something like this than openly hostile.
 
2014-03-11 03:20:27 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: unyon: DarkSoulNoHope: It is what they are these days, yuppies with parental trust funds who move into an area teeming with diverse life, only to suck away that area of the prior residences at the hands of a newly minted Hipster and his $10 coffee, $200 fake rim-only "glasses", $250 chuck taylors, $100 grandpa hat, $150 pre-ripped jeans (meaning the Hipster didn't rip them himself/herself, sorry George Carlin if I misused that prefix!), as well as the overpriced stores and restaurants that come with such people (and the pretentious douchebag attitude that is expressed when they're around). It kinda floors me how these people don't get that they're the reason gentrification occurs when they talk out about the "plight of the poor people" (but really do nothing about it, despite them having the funding means to hire a few poor people with these businesses they create with mommy and daddy's money) with their fake Hipsterized liberalism.

Congratulations on your takedown of a wholly fictional class of people.

Prove me wrong. Where is all the gentrification coming from if it isn't a bunch of trust fund Hipsters who make an area "nice" to live in, which the next cycle is even wealthier people come into that area (to show how "artistic" they are, just by moving there) and price out the so called "artists" (whom are actually Hipsters that priced out the poor people). It used to be that the artists would move into an area for the low rents, maybe open up a shop or two, and eventually wealthy people would move into the area because of how "artistic" it now is, but the cycle has been rapidly increased of pricing poor people out of their homes since the fake "artistic" Trust Fund Hipsters already have money from their parents that quickly increases the cost of living of the area they invade (eventually they get priced out because even mommy and daddy's trust fund won't override the costs of the bankers and businessmen that move there that have new condos and even pricier restau ...


so basically your retort for him calling BS on your story was simply to repeat it while throwing in different insults to show how above it all you are?
maybe there's just a demand for nice places to live?
 
2014-03-11 03:35:57 PM  

Pathman: so basically your retort for him calling BS on your story was simply to repeat it while throwing in different insults to show how above it all you are?
maybe there's just a demand for nice places to live?


There are plenty of places for wealthy people to live, the point is that these wealthy people are displacing poor people in order to do it, it's not hard to figure out that is why they call it gentrification.
 
2014-03-11 03:39:13 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Pathman: so basically your retort for him calling BS on your story was simply to repeat it while throwing in different insults to show how above it all you are?
maybe there's just a demand for nice places to live?

There are plenty of places for wealthy people to live, the point is that these wealthy people are displacing poor people in order to do it, it's not hard to figure out that is why they call it gentrification.


You realize that people move into these neighborhoods because it's all they can afford right?  You act like rich people are racing to move to the projects.
 
2014-03-11 03:41:09 PM  

Z-clipped: Rwa2play: Z-clipped: Rwa2play: divx88: Needs a slice of $4 'artisan' toast and $7 'artisan' porridge to go with it.

I should post Carlin's monologue about advertising and marketing.  Seems apropos with threads like this where people spend 150% and higher on foods that a) can make on their own or b) buy for far less.

Because we all have a $15K LaMarzocco GB-5 in our houses, and the time it takes to learn how to use it purposely?

Or, you know, a simple coffeemaker that makes...coffee.

If I'm gonna pay $10 for a drink, it'll be some type of wine or spirit, not coffee.

You can drink wine or spirits for $10, but some wine and spirits cost more than $10. Are they a waste of money?

Great coffee is better than good coffee, so it costs more. Some of what's being produced by small growers and roasters right now is MUCH better than anything that's ever been seen in the modern era. You don't have to drink it, but I'm glad it's there for the times that I want to.


Great coffee is better than good coffee...


Thanks for the insight Joe Madden
 
2014-03-11 03:41:55 PM  

ReverendJynxed: Licorice is disgusting.


So much this
 
2014-03-11 03:43:57 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Pathman: so basically your retort for him calling BS on your story was simply to repeat it while throwing in different insults to show how above it all you are?
maybe there's just a demand for nice places to live?

There are plenty of places for wealthy people to live, the point is that these wealthy people are displacing poor people in order to do it, it's not hard to figure out that is why they call it gentrification.


yeah, in much the same way the guy who rented my apartment once i decided i didn't want to pay that much to live in the city anymore and moved displaced me.

If those poor people own the property, then they're in for a windfall.  if they are renting, then why shouldn't the owner have the right to charge a market value for HIS property?  that's one of the perks of owning property - you get to use it.
 
2014-03-11 03:45:29 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: It is what they are these days, yuppies with parental trust funds who move into an area teeming with diverse life, only to suck away that area of the prior residences at the hands of a newly minted Hipster and his $10 coffee, $200 fake rim-only "glasses", $250 chuck taylors, $100 grandpa hat, $150 pre-ripped jeans (meaning the Hipster didn't rip them himself/herself, sorry George Carlin if I misused that prefix!), as well as the overpriced stores and restaurants that come with such people (and the pretentious douchebag attitude that is expressed when they're around). It kinda floors me how these people don't get that they're the reason gentrification occurs when they talk out about the "plight of the poor people" (but really do nothing about it, despite them having the funding means to hire a few poor people with these businesses they create with mommy and daddy's money) with their fake Hipsterized liberalism.


You should be over at the politics tab. They'd love you there.
No. Really,
 
2014-03-11 03:52:08 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Pathman: so basically your retort for him calling BS on your story was simply to repeat it while throwing in different insults to show how above it all you are?
maybe there's just a demand for nice places to live?

There are plenty of places for wealthy people to live, the point is that these wealthy people are displacing poor people in order to do it, it's not hard to figure out that is why they call it gentrification.


I should clarify, there are plenty of places for wealthy people to live that they already have which are considered "nice" (the Hamptons, Beverly Hills, Rumson (New Jersey), etc) and there most likely wasn't any poor people there to begin with. In fact, thanks to white flight from the cities, many of these wealthy towns popped up so they could be isolated away from the "uppity blacks" and the "disgusting poors", as well as other demographics these people are fearful of. Now apparently the children of these rich people are bored, decide to look for what is "new and interesting" and unfortunately that new trend is Hipsterism.

Thanks to their parents, these wealthy kids move in where the other more established Hipsters live, emulate their same aged peers (especially gaining the pretentious douchebag attitude towards non-Hipsters), and eventually price out the poor people that were living in these places that the Trust Fund Hipsters moved into to become "artistic" too.

I could even drop the whole Hipster thing in this argument of mine, because this has been happening for years before and it has been documented by a great many sociologists. Though I add the Hipster argument into place because not only are they jerks with their personalities, but their displacement of poor people (due to the eventual elimination of businesses that cater to the poor in that area, which brings housing rent prices up too) occurs alot faster because the businesses they create (as opposed to a real artist who might just rent out a storefront cheap for an art gallery) have high prices far beyond what the people who were originally there could pay. As I said, these dicks who you can easily identify with similar mismatched clothing and snooty attitudes towards "non-alternative" or "not my kind of alternative" people, have quickened the gentrification cycle and have widely expanded it in scope far beyond just what it was before.
 
2014-03-11 03:59:51 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: I should clarify,


You have literally no idea what your talking about.  Your lack of understanding of NYC real estate and it's population is staggering.
 
2014-03-11 04:02:26 PM  
There'd better be Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee in that cup.
 
2014-03-11 04:05:56 PM  

shtychkn: Z-clipped: Rwa2play: Z-clipped: Rwa2play: divx88: Needs a slice of $4 'artisan' toast and $7 'artisan' porridge to go with it.

I should post Carlin's monologue about advertising and marketing.  Seems apropos with threads like this where people spend 150% and higher on foods that a) can make on their own or b) buy for far less.

Because we all have a $15K LaMarzocco GB-5 in our houses, and the time it takes to learn how to use it purposely?

Or, you know, a simple coffeemaker that makes...coffee.

If I'm gonna pay $10 for a drink, it'll be some type of wine or spirit, not coffee.

You can drink wine or spirits for $10, but some wine and spirits cost more than $10. Are they a waste of money?

Great coffee is better than good coffee, so it costs more. Some of what's being produced by small growers and roasters right now is MUCH better than anything that's ever been seen in the modern era. You don't have to drink it, but I'm glad it's there for the times that I want to.

Great coffee is better than good coffee...


Thanks for the insight Joe Madden


Joe Madden?


www.tampabay.com
 
2014-03-11 04:15:20 PM  

Z-clipped: shtychkn: Z-clipped: Rwa2play: Z-clipped: Rwa2play: divx88:

Great coffee is better than good coffee...


Thanks for the insight Joe Madden

Joe Madden?


[www.tampabay.com image 300x225]


I know two things. Great coffee is better than good coffee; and if you overshift on Teixiera, he'll fall apart mentally.
 
2014-03-11 04:29:34 PM  

Z-clipped: shtychkn: Z-clipped: Rwa2play: Z-clipped: Rwa2play: divx88: Needs a slice of $4 'artisan' toast and $7 'artisan' porridge to go with it.

I should post Carlin's monologue about advertising and marketing.  Seems apropos with threads like this where people spend 150% and higher on foods that a) can make on their own or b) buy for far less.

Because we all have a $15K LaMarzocco GB-5 in our houses, and the time it takes to learn how to use it purposely?

Or, you know, a simple coffeemaker that makes...coffee.

If I'm gonna pay $10 for a drink, it'll be some type of wine or spirit, not coffee.

You can drink wine or spirits for $10, but some wine and spirits cost more than $10. Are they a waste of money?

Great coffee is better than good coffee, so it costs more. Some of what's being produced by small growers and roasters right now is MUCH better than anything that's ever been seen in the modern era. You don't have to drink it, but I'm glad it's there for the times that I want to.

Great coffee is better than good coffee...


Thanks for the insight Joe Madden

Joe Madden?


John Joe.. whatever. I knew it was one of the Beatles.
 
2014-03-11 05:08:45 PM  
None of these things are coffee:

Lattes
Mochas
Espressos
Cappuccinos
Frappuccions

Starbucks did not normalize $4 coffee. They convinced people that these things are coffee.
 
2014-03-11 06:44:25 PM  
Everyone hates posers, and I'm fed up with people who only like things ironically. But it is NOT douchey to enjoy nice things.

Quality ingredients cost money, and good service costs money, and if your once-craptastic neighborhood is supporting a cafe that caters to people willing to spend money on those things, guess what? They're employing folks and contributing to the tax base.

Why get mad about that?

Are you angry that the derelict building was gutted and turned into decent condos, where people give a crap about what their homes look like?  Because they're making you look bad for NOT caring about the rats and filth and crack dens and garbage?
 
2014-03-11 07:26:46 PM  
Trying Kopi Luwak is on my bucket list. (Not as a latte, though. I'll take it black so I can actually taste it.) So, yeah, I'd pay $10 (or more) for a cup of coffee, but only once and under exceptional circumstances.
 
2014-03-11 08:20:47 PM  
Sounds like a good cup of coffee.
I like licorice, and I'd certainly give it a go.
If it's awsome I might have it once in a while, if I lived or worked close enough. I do not. By thousands of miles.
If there are a 100 me's in NY it's worthwhile having the 10$ coffee on the menu.
 
2014-03-11 08:39:38 PM  
This whole thing reminds me of that scene about the $5 milkshake in Pulp Fiction.

I'd try a $10 cup of coffee just to find out what a $10 cup of coffee tastes like.
 
2014-03-11 10:22:13 PM  

James!: DarkSoulNoHope: Pathman: so basically your retort for him calling BS on your story was simply to repeat it while throwing in different insults to show how above it all you are?
maybe there's just a demand for nice places to live?

There are plenty of places for wealthy people to live, the point is that these wealthy people are displacing poor people in order to do it, it's not hard to figure out that is why they call it gentrification.

You realize that people move into these neighborhoods because it's all they can afford right?  You act like rich people are racing to move to the projects.


Decent investment properties, jus sayin'
/do not bargain in that type of malice
 
2014-03-11 11:42:38 PM  
$10??? Heck no.  I won't even pay $4.  That is why I have not had Starbucks or Pete's in years.  Actually I am stunned that anybody does.  You can make gallons of coffee at home for a fraction of what a cut costs at one of those places.  If you must have a mocha or whatever then you just mix in some hot chocolate mix.
 
2014-03-12 03:36:54 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: DarkSoulNoHope: Pathman: so basically your retort for him calling BS on your story was simply to repeat it while throwing in different insults to show how above it all you are?
maybe there's just a demand for nice places to live?

There are plenty of places for wealthy people to live, the point is that these wealthy people are displacing poor people in order to do it, it's not hard to figure out that is why they call it gentrification.

I should clarify, there are plenty of places for wealthy people to live that they already have which are considered "nice" (the Hamptons, Beverly Hills, Rumson (New Jersey), etc) and there most likely wasn't any poor people there to begin with. In fact, thanks to white flight from the cities, many of these wealthy towns popped up so they could be isolated away from the "uppity blacks" and the "disgusting poors", as well as other demographics these people are fearful of. Now apparently the children of these rich people are bored, decide to look for what is "new and interesting" and unfortunately that new trend is Hipsterism.

Thanks to their parents, these wealthy kids move in where the other more established Hipsters live, emulate their same aged peers (especially gaining the pretentious douchebag attitude towards non-Hipsters), and eventually price out the poor people that were living in these places that the Trust Fund Hipsters moved into to become "artistic" too.

I could even drop the whole Hipster thing in this argument of mine, because this has been happening for years before and it has been documented by a great many sociologists. Though I add the Hipster argument into place because not only are they jerks with their personalities, but their displacement of poor people (due to the eventual elimination of businesses that cater to the poor in that area, which brings housing rent prices up too) occurs alot faster because the businesses they create (as opposed to a real artist who might just rent out a storefront cheap for an art ...


yeah...you didn't really need to clarify any of that.  that's more or less what you said in every post.
 
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