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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 16
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2014-03-11 10:19:43 AM
4 votes:

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 01:23:05 PM
3 votes:
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 01:26:08 PM
2 votes:

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The idea that coffee has to be crappy and cheap is stupid and outdated.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 12:24:53 PM
2 votes:
I might pay $10 for coffee if a hand job is included.
2014-03-11 12:20:33 PM
2 votes:
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2014-03-11 01:45:32 PM
1 votes:

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 01:32:04 PM
1 votes:
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 01:30:00 PM
1 votes:
That's a lot of money for something that makes you feel more awake and likely to poop soon afterward.
2014-03-11 12:51:27 PM
1 votes:
Needs more Zoolander references.

I just drink free filtered water at work.  Caffeine just has no affect on me.
2014-03-11 12:49:52 PM
1 votes:
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 12:42:51 PM
1 votes:
""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 12:42:25 PM
1 votes:
$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 12:31:10 PM
1 votes:

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 12:27:34 PM
1 votes:
I have no issues with this.
2014-03-11 12:20:05 PM
1 votes:
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 10:58:53 AM
1 votes:
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.
 
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