NobbyR Senior Member Joined: 10 Jul 2011 Posts: 1,991 Location: Germany Expertise: I love coffee
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Posted Wed Nov 13, 2013, 12:16am Subject: Re: Why do we drink coffee and/or hang around in coffee places?
Why do we eat out or drink at a (incl. coffee) bar, when it's much cheaper to do the same at home?
Because we can consume a product, we don't have available at home. Because the product in question is very good. Because we can socialize. Because it's convenient (e.g. we don't have to wash the dishes and clean the kitchen afterwards). Because we're out of town/on the road for some other reason and want some food or drink. Because we want to meet new people. Because it's fun. Because we can.
What kind of party poopers did you talk to? ;-)
*** "This drink of the Satan is so delicious that it would be a shame to leave it to the infidels." (Pope Clement VIII on coffee, when he was urged to ban the beverage)
MerleApAmber Senior Member Joined: 13 Nov 2012 Posts: 203 Location: Atlanta Expertise: I love coffee
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Posted Wed Nov 13, 2013, 9:19pm Subject: Re: Why do we drink coffee and/or hang around in coffee places?
If the people who host the location have done their side of the equation: the place is inviting, relaxing, offers an enjoyable taste experience without negative repercussions, and it is different from my other daily experiences... offers the opportunity to interrelate with other human beings in all their possible diversity.
(seriously, someone seems to be expressing their query from a very limited experience set...)
Oh, I have to say... this wifi thingie... VERY nice in doctor's and dentist's offices, grocery stores... malls... and on and on... / wow, was I surprised how much I like it! (I really hope my cable company goes to cellular like saturation of the local metro area with wifi access - amazing having that little smartphone/tablet fully available all day long.)
Posted Wed Nov 13, 2013, 10:30pm Subject: Re: Why do we drink coffee and/or hang around in coffee places?
I wish I had time to go to a coffee place to sit, whether for the coffee, the wifi, or conversation with a friend. It's a very rare occasion. It would be a treat for me because it means I have the luxury of nothing to do. For that, I would even sacrifice the quality of the coffee and go to *$ or CBTL.
LisaBean Senior Member Joined: 16 Nov 2013 Posts: 6 Location: Buffalo, New York Expertise: Professional
Posted Sat Nov 16, 2013, 9:56pm Subject: Re: Why do we drink coffee and/or hang around in coffee places?
I like to hang around coffee places when I am working on my laptop. I can stretch out, clear my head and enjoy a change of scenery. I also love listening to the music they play and sometimes there are even live bands.
Posted Sun Nov 17, 2013, 9:37am Subject: Re: Why do we drink coffee and/or hang around in coffee places?
I would imagine for the same reason as going to a bar, to pick up hot chicks.
"Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water." ~The Women's Petition Against Coffee, 1674
CoffeeLoversMag Senior Member Joined: 10 Jan 2013 Posts: 218 Location: Seattle Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Thu Nov 21, 2013, 6:31am Subject: Re: Why do we drink coffee and/or hang around in coffee places?
Well, it is man's nature to see different things. We are fun of looking some exciting things. Drinking coffee in your home may add excitement as well as drinking in some known coffee shops. The issue here is what makes you happy and how to divert your attention to some other things that can broaden your perspective in life.
Did you know...? Dark roast coffees actually have less caffeine than lighter roasts due to the fact that the process of roasting burns off caffeine. www.coffeeloversmag.com/theMagazine
Posted Fri Jan 17, 2014, 9:17am Subject: Re: Why do we drink coffee and/or hang around in coffee places?
Like many, I started with coffee from a tin can. One afternoon, a college roommate brought home a double Americano for me to try. I remember it tasted like I was being poisoned at first, but half way through, I was hooked!
I enjoy going to coffee shops with my wife and/or friends for the ambience.
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