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(Way off topic) for coffee drinkers

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  • mountaindewbassmountaindewbass Posts: 1,523
    edited September 2012
    troutgeek said:

    Starbucks coffee is alright. But i tend to be a non comformist when it comes to stuff like that. It seems Like some people buy into the image.. Instead of the coffee... Kind of like Apple users:)

    OK now. Considering we are on a BGE site, this is funny. We could all get our ceramic grill fix with another product... There is an image associated with being an egg owner. (... and I run OS X and Windows on my MacBook. (Can't legally do that on a PC...))
    Glad someone got my point. Really there is nothing wrong with apple products(especially for the older generation) i just dislike their marketing scheme
  • Conforming to non-conformity is conformity.  Take Harley Davidson bikes - in the good old days, when they weren't driven by massive brand marketing, they were bad-boy machines.  Back then gangs started riding them, sellin' meth and generally acting chaotic.  Now days, they cost more than your average car (or can) and you have gangs of older white collar men with mid-life crises strapping on their bike along with $500 of Harley branded leather as they convoy for a muscular dystrophy fund raiser.   Sometimes, when no cops are around, they don't even use their blinkers.

    Hey, whatever makes you happy, just do it.  It's not always practical.  Yeah, and I have a mac, but it was more because I got sick of Windows problems after nearly 20 years of Windows computers and wanted a stable operating system.
    :D
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  • TUTTLE871TUTTLE871 Posts: 1,186
    Conforming to non-conformity is conformity.  Take Harley Davidson bikes - in the good old days, when they weren't driven by massive brand marketing, they were bad-boy machines.  Back then gangs started riding them, sellin' meth and generally acting chaotic.  Now days, they cost more than your average car (or can) and you have gangs of older white collar men with mid-life crises strapping on their bike along with $500 of Harley branded leather as they convoy for a muscular dystrophy fund raiser.   Sometimes, when no cops are around, they don't even use their blinkers.

    Hey, whatever makes you happy, just do it.  It's not always practical.  Yeah, and I have a mac, but it was more because I got sick of Windows problems after nearly 20 years of Windows computers and wanted a stable operating system.
    :D


    Thats some funny stuff. One side of my family I have my crazy Harley riding Mom and Step dad who is in an M/C, and then there is my Dad who wont ride his scotter 5 miles over the speed limit.

     

    "Hold my beer and watch this S##T!"

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  • When people resort to negative comments of the choices of others to convince themselves or others that they have made the right decision it just shows their insecurity.  I like the coffee and I like the atmosphere of most of the Starbuck stores, they might charge a little more than some of the competition but I don't believe they provide poor value.  I have always preferred Macs but use Windows on a daily basis and occasionally buy Tim Horton coffee, Coffee Cultures etc. and probably drink more coffee that we make at home than anything else but when we go out and the choice includes Starbucks that is were we go.

    Gerhard
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,947
    edited September 2012
    gerhardk said:
    When people resort to negative comments of the choices of others to convince themselves or others that they have made the right decision it just shows their insecurity. 

    I'm sure you didn't mean it this way, but it appears that you think we should not express our opinion about a product that we don't like for fear we might offend someone who does like it.  I value people's critiques of products, positive and negative, and I will make my own independent decisions about them, based largely on personal interaction with them, or failing in that, opinions of others who have experienced them.

    I would hope that we can keep the dialog open for both positive and negative reviews.  However, if someone disses another because of their choice, I agree that it is uncalled for.
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  • gerhardkgerhardk Posts: 740
    edited September 2012
    There is critique and then there are baseless ignorant rants, most people can tell the difference.  Critique is fact based rants are bias based.

    Gerhard
  • Nuthin' wrong with timmies. At least you can order in English....or French I guess

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Nuthin' wrong with timmies. At least you can order in English....or French I guess
    I've been to a Timmies that you could order in Persian or Farsi. (it was in Kandahar Afghanistan.)
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • troutgeek said:

    Starbucks coffee is alright. But i tend to be a non comformist when it comes to stuff like that. It seems Like some people buy into the image.. Instead of the coffee... Kind of like Apple users:)

    OK now. Considering we are on a BGE site, this is funny. We could all get our ceramic grill fix with another product... There is an image associated with being an egg owner. (... and I run OS X and Windows on my MacBook. (Can't legally do that on a PC...))
    Glad someone got my point. Really there is nothing wrong with apple products(especially for the older generation) i just dislike their marketing scheme
    WHAT? Are you calling me old? Hey, I live in both worlds. I prefer the Apple editors, and for accessing Citrix Server, but I also need a VM for Windows to run SQL Server, and to access Juniper. I can access both environments from one small 13" laptop. I also frequently use my iPad or iPhone as a hub when I work from my local Starbucks.
    Large BGE - Small BGE - Traeger Lil' Tex Elite - Weber 22.5" One-Touch - Weber Smokey Joe
  • Nuthin' wrong with timmies. At least you can order in English....or French I guess
    I've been to a Timmies that you could order in Persian or Farsi. (it was in Kandahar Afghanistan.)
    Hangin out with Canucks are you Travis? Two points off for that

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • They had the only decent joe around. 

    I spent 6 weeks at a time in our "outpost" aka a dirt and rock hovel we scratched out of the earth. We rotated back to the big base in Kandahar for refit. I would have drank duck piss if it had coffee in it. 

    The Canucks had a timmies and a roller rink for hockey. I tipped my hat to them for keeping their priorities straight. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • troutgeek said:
    Starbucks coffee is alright. But i tend to be a non comformist when it comes to stuff like that. It seems Like some people buy into the image.. Instead of the coffee... Kind of like Apple users:)
    OK now. Considering we are on a BGE site, this is funny. We could all get our ceramic grill fix with another product... There is an image associated with being an egg owner. (... and I run OS X and Windows on my MacBook. (Can't legally do that on a PC...))
    Glad someone got my point. Really there is nothing wrong with apple products(especially for the older generation) i just dislike their marketing scheme
    WHAT? Are you calling me old? Hey, I live in both worlds. I prefer the Apple editors, and for accessing Citrix Server, but I also need a VM for Windows to run SQL Server, and to access Juniper. I can access both environments from one small 13" laptop. I also frequently use my iPad or iPhone as a hub when I work from my local Starbucks.
    Make a good product, and I'll buy it over the other guys....yeah, I run a VM 'cause I have a couple Windows apps I need to run - corporate stuff.  I've been fighting the urge to feel smug as a mac user...I'm afraid if I bought a Prius I'd start smelling my own farts (more enthusiastically than normal - South Park reference)....
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  • ...since it's literally "way off topic", I figure anything goes...
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  • ...since it's literally "way off topic", I figure anything goes...
    Me too. I'm all in on the off topic stuff. 

    If you cant beat em................
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • Mix it up a little, intellectual spice picante....hell to the yeah...
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  • Thanks for the link, I order the Skinny Venti Chai Latte - which translates to a Large, Chai tea w/ nonfat milk.


  • ...since it's literally "way off topic", I figure anything goes...

    Off topic? I mentioned Starbucks!
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  • Typical American business strategy is to ruin everything good to make it marketable.  Make your own stuff and be happy and healthier.

    Simple ingredients, amazing results!
  • ribnrunribnrun Posts: 174
    Black coffee makes me happy, and I don't think there is any health benefits to drinking coffee I brew at home. I will say thank god for the Keurig, can have coffee without making a whole pot. Or using my press and drinking grinds. Starbucks does make the lil cups for the keurig and they are good, but they cost more (lame). I lean toward the Kona blend and the Nantucket usually.
  • XLBalcoXLBalco Posts: 546

    @ribnrun was just gonna say that about my keurig.. the wife bought me one this year and i do enjoy it and al the varieties of coffee it offers.

    good stuff!

  • XLBalco said:

    @ribnrun was just gonna say that about my keurig.. the wife bought me one this year and i do enjoy it and al the varieties of coffee it offers.

    good stuff!

    We have a keurig as well. Although we "make" our own k cups with coffee grounds. Turns out perfect and much cheaper
  • My niece received a Keurig coffee maker as a wedding present and I agree the coffee tastes pretty darn good.   Most people don't figure out the cost per pound on these Keurig machines, it turns out to be $50+ per pound.  If I buy my Starbucks roasted beans at Costco I pay around $14 for 900 grams, about $7.10 per pound.  Now my DeLonghi Espresso maker cost a little more than the average K brand machine but after 1 1/2 years of ownership the savings have more than paid for the machine. We had a Starbucks espresso machine for 12 years before the DeLongi before it died because the pump broke, the appliance repair guy said he can replace the pump but at the age of our machine the boiler wouldn't last a lot longer and the two repairs would cost more than a replacement machine.

    Gerhard
  • I have a La Faema espresso machine I bought in Italy back in 1977 and it still kicks out a mean cup of espresso.  It has its own adjustable grinder that it infinitely adjustable. They don't make machines like that anymore that are built to last a life time.  Lavazza and Illy make the best coffee in the world.

    Simple ingredients, amazing results!
  • In the northeast there is only 1 coffee place:  Dunkin Donuts! 
  • I have a Jura ena3 automatic.  Grinds and makes a cup (or two) in something like 90 seconds.
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  • I've resisted the urge to get involved with this discussion until now.  I converted to using a Mac about 6 years ago.  I was sitting in a Starbucks with 3 other PC users who couldn't even get on line.  A guy came in, sat down and immediately started working.  He was using a Mac.  I drove to the Apple store that day bought two Macs and haven't looked back.  Once you own a Mac, you won't go back...  As for coffee, I roast my own now.  My wife says I've turned into a coffee snob.  I like to tweak my roasts to bring out the nuances of each bean variety.  Kind of like tweaking my cooks on the egg.  Where does it stop? I get obsessed with quality!!!
    Brighton, IL (North East of St. Louis, MO)
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