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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 22
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2014-03-11 10:19:43 AM  
5 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 12:20:05 PM  
3 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 12:37:48 PM  
2 votes:
$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 12:28:16 PM  
2 votes:
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 12:20:41 PM  
2 votes:
MOOO-OOOM! Other people are doing things I don't like!
2014-03-11 12:04:00 PM  
2 votes:
*pfffft!*

This coffee tastes like ANISE!
2014-03-11 04:15:20 PM  
1 votes:

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?


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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 03:41:09 PM  
1 votes:

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 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 01:42:26 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.


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

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2014-03-11 01:41:18 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.


I've highlighted the things you assumed.
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 01:25:21 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:23:49 PM  
1 votes:

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 01:23:05 PM  
1 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 12:56:00 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:52:11 PM  
1 votes:
suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com
2014-03-11 12:37:41 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:28:26 PM  
1 votes:
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 12:23:03 PM  
1 votes:
I'm not sure why but this makes me so mad!!!111!!eleventy
2014-03-11 11:13:18 AM  
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.


Wow, dude.

Good luck with all that.
2014-03-11 10:35:37 AM  
1 votes:
Pffft. You big-city elites. I'll spend my $10 on a steak dinner at P.J. McShiatonthewalls' instead, thank you very much
 
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