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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.
 
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