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JDenver
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Posted Mon Jul 21, 2003, 12:02pm
Subject: Blank Stare
 

I've tried in the past to make comments regarding the coffee to the PBTC or waitron (much to my wife's mortification). All I've ever received is a blank stare of uncomprehension or defensive nonsense ("decaf is always weaker than regular"). I've pretty much given up making comments or even ordering coffee out.

Signed,

Discouraged
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Posted Mon Jul 21, 2003, 7:54pm
Subject: podwater & the nyc regular
 

what i find most depressing recently is that many cafes are switching to pods. while podwater can be better than most so-called espresso, it still doesn't make ya happy to pay that $4.50.

as for drip -- i'd almost wish they'd make a giant pod thing-y for drip. then it wouldn't be weak. it would however still probably be boiled tar from improper and too long holding. . .

since here in new york a "regular" coffee always has cream and sugar in it -- it's hard to get black, few drink it -- if you ask for black, they'll often ask you, "are you sure?" -- i guess the problems can always be hidden by a large amount of half-n-half. . .
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Posted Wed Jul 7, 2004, 4:57pm
Subject: Re: Mediocre Coffee, It's Your Fault by Aaron De Lazzer
 

The funniest part of this is that a company that sells coffee could sell 2 times as much just by telling people the correct amount to use.And everybody would benefit,by getting better tasting coffee.
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Posted Tue May 31, 2005, 12:48pm
Subject: Re: Mediocre Coffee, It's Your Fault by Aaron De Lazzer
 

Aaron,

Great to hear that you are comitted to the enlightenment of coffee lovers. I think that there's enough margin in coffee for the cafes to ensure that we get good taste as the foundation of the value !

Cheers.

Jim
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Posted Thu Jul 14, 2005, 4:00pm
Subject: Re: Mediocre Coffee, It's Your Fault by Aaron De Lazzer
 

Bravo!, one of the places that I frequent puts the drip-coffee equipment on the other side of the room in their establishment.  It's relegated to four "pump" machines that keep them hot, but not necessarily fresh if you are there past noon.  I avoid these things like the plague.  There is definitely a need to be assertive about this.
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Posted Sat Jul 23, 2005, 10:11am
Subject: Re: Mediocre Coffee, It's Your Fault by Aaron De Lazzer
 

SFG75 Said:

Bravo!, one of the places that I frequent puts the drip-coffee equipment on the other side of the room in their establishment.  It's relegated to four "pump" machines that keep them hot, but not necessarily fresh if you are there past noon.  I avoid these things like the plague.  There is definitely a need to be assertive about this.

Posted July 14, 2005 link

Scotty, you're leg humping isn't going to work around here either.  The members here are clearly are on a level about 100 levels higher than you have any concept of and if you keep it up, they'll see right through you before you hit 20 posts.

Read more, post less.  I know this concept is extremely difficult for an attention whore like you to understand but you'd be wise to heed my advice for once.  You've never listened to me in the past and look where it's gotten you.......
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Posted Wed Dec 28, 2005, 10:11am
Subject: Re: Mediocre Coffee, It's Your Fault by Aaron De Lazzer
 

It's amusing that you wrote of your favorite espresso and mentioned a good grinder, yet in this ( Click Here (www.cigarpass.com) ) lame ass forum, you write that you don't drink coffee in post #7.  That makes you like your favorite president, a first rate liar and hypocrite.  There is no depth to your dishonesty.  You owe the members of this board an apology for coming over here under false pretenses.
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