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(Slate)   Coffee start-up plans to take on Starbucks by offering unlimited coffee to customers for $45 a month. Wasn't that the plot of a Seinfeld episode?   (slate.com) divider line 13
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2014-04-25 09:35:24 PM
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VivianVivisect: sotua: I get free coffee at work.

It's so good I buy beans from the Starbucks across the street and brew my own with a 500ml French press.

/Sumatra, Guatemala and Verona ftw
//and fark Starbucks for not bringing regular Komodo Dragon anymore

French presses are like $10? Right?


If you use a french press, you could also try brewing cold coffee in the fridge over night.  Just fill it in cold water and let it sit with the grounds.  I find it makes the coffee less bitter, if you don't like black coffee.  Still, it'll be black coffee without the bite.
2014-04-25 09:10:14 PM
2 votes:
"If Israelis didn't screw us over," Rotem says, "then Americans probably won't."
-  And here is where you are wrong.
2014-04-25 07:49:21 PM
2 votes:
"The genius of Cups..."

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2014-04-26 02:14:39 PM
1 votes:

Gobobo: VivianVivisect: Are you guys terrified at the amount of empty sugar calories you consume a day in your coffee? I tried coffee black. I can't do if again .....

No sugar, I use condensed (unsweetened) milk and decent coffee - brewed right. I leave the sour, burnt coffee to Starbucks suckers.

VivianVivisect: My friend says I need a special bean to brew in a French press? Is she a liar liar pants on fire?

As said above, just don't use espresso. The more important thing, for a French press, which hasn't been mentioned, is timing. Too short and you don't get the full flavour, too long and the drink becomes sour. I think 3 1/2 - 4 minutes was about right when I used one. It's an interesting and complex topic, as you have aroma, oils, other stuff in the coffee which varies from bean to bean, brand to brand, grind to grind.


Also, nobody's mentioned temperature. Pouring boiling water onto the grounds will often result in bitter coffee. It's best to use water that's fallen under 205°F.
2014-04-26 04:19:39 AM
1 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: What did people call new companies prior to 7 years ago when "start-up" was coined?


startup  -- 1976

http://www.quora.com/Etymology/What-is-the-etymology-of-the-term-sta rt up
2014-04-25 11:16:55 PM
1 votes:
Oh, and just because:

Good Starbuck:
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Bad Starbuck:

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2014-04-25 09:47:21 PM
1 votes:
Somehow I'm thinking that the $4 per month I spend on caffeine tablets is still a better deal.
2014-04-25 09:46:49 PM
1 votes:

VivianVivisect: I'm considering changing my rockstar habit back to k-cups or coffee, are those k-cup thing economical?


I used to work in a home housewares/kitchen gadget store before I got my big boy job. I sold those machines to bored, stupid housewives. Under no possible circumstances are those economical. I phrased it as "Yeah, they're a little pricier than traditional coffee but when all you want is ONE cup rather than the whole pot, they can be pretty convenient. It's your choice but it is a pretty neat toy (point to the display unit)."

If you want plain coffee with no frills, get a machine. If you want fancy coffee, get the stuff for it and commit to using it. If you want mediocre tasting flavors with way too much cream flavor out of some desire to not wash anything, then get a K-Cup machine.

/I was a damn good salesman though
2014-04-25 09:45:46 PM
1 votes:

VivianVivisect: My friend says I need a special bean to brew in a French press? Is she a liar liar pants on fire?


It just needs to be coarse enough that it can be filtered by the press, so nothing super-finely ground.
2014-04-25 09:45:04 PM
1 votes:
www.dearcoffeeiloveyou.com
2014-04-25 09:21:58 PM
1 votes:

VivianVivisect: I'm considering changing my rockstar habit back to k-cups or coffee, are those k-cup thing economical?

What kinda coffee will they serve?
Who will write their software?

It better be good is all. God damn


I use the refillable K-cups and just put whatever coffee I feel like that month in there, currently HEB Cafe Ole Pecan ( not a coffee snob) or some flavor of Dunkin, it's cheap. Between that and the free crap at work $45 sounds wicked high.
2014-04-25 09:14:12 PM
1 votes:
www.shopmzb.com
best coffee for the money bar none. ~$8.00 a can.  way less than $45.00 a month.
2014-04-25 09:07:20 PM
1 votes:

VivianVivisect: I'm considering changing my rockstar habit back to k-cups or coffee, are those k-cup thing economical?


They're expensive and brew crappy coffee. Buy an aeropress and get 12 oz bags from a coffeeshop with decent beans. Ask them to grind a little bit finer than for a drip filter.
 
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