Posted Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:41pm Subject: Re: Coffee Business Name ?
Stealing a bit from Coffeenoobie, "Hills O' Beans"
"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
mannyp Senior Member Joined: 17 Dec 2012 Posts: 5 Location: Red Hill Expertise: I love coffee
Posted Tue Dec 18, 2012, 9:37pm Subject: Re: Coffee Business Name ?
I would be happy to post a prize of beans or something, but sounds like I probably chose the wrong way to go about it judging by the responses. We have used online surveys etc I just thought I would like the opinion of people that live coffee...and this forum seemed a good place to start. Apologies for wasting your time and thanks alot anyway :)
JasonBrandtLewis Senior Member Joined: 9 Dec 2005 Posts: 6,378 Location: Berkeley, CA Expertise: I live coffee
Espresso: Elektra T1 - La Valentina -... Grinder: Mahlkönig K30 Vario -... Vac Pot: Yama 5-cup Drip: CCD, Chemex Roaster: No, no, not another...
Posted Wed Dec 19, 2012, 8:32am Subject: Re: Coffee Business Name ?
Manny, this is a community (online, true, but a community nonetheless), and so I will tell you -- honestly -- that it feels rather strange when someone's first post is, in effect, "help me make a profit." It's certainly different that the typical first post of "help me make good espresso in my kitchen," or "let me introduce myself." Thus, my first response.
(If nothing else, there's a prohibition against commercial posts, and "Probationary Period: If you are a new signup for CoffeeGeek, you cannot promote, endorse, criticise or otherwise post an unsolicited endorsement for any company, product or service in your first five postings." This comes rather close, IMHO.)
No one has asked you to pack up your marbles and go home. No one is asking you that. If you want to stick around -- and, personally, I hope you do -- that would be great! I'm sure you have much to contribute. We could learn from you, and perhaps you could learn from us. But I would hope our little community would mean more to you than a convenient place to grab a "cute firm name" and then run off, never to be seen or heard of again . . .
Posted Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:05am Subject: Re: Coffee Business Name ?
I echo Jason's thoughts (and I'm sure most others here do as well).
The question is quite strange indeed, in that although not quite what you're asking, it feels like we'd be endorsing a product we've never seen. I might be more enthusiastic if some artisan roaster I've tried, whose product I would feel comfortable endorsing asked us for recommendations for a new name. I don't expect you to send everyone here some samples, but for all we know your roast can range anywhere from *$$-esque (or even worse) to something that must have been brought down from the heavens in a gold chariot. If your product is more like the former, my recommendation (actually it would be a very emphatic request) would be try another business, and I would feel very uncomfortable offering you suggestions that any product name would be appropriate (other than something derogatory like, oh, I don't know...how about " mother nature's swill"). However, if I could say with some degree of certainty that your product is more like that latter, I'd be very happy to "play along" and offer a vote. Up until this point, I've chosen to abstain.
. Always remember the most important thing is what ends up in your cup!
Coffeenoobie Senior Member Joined: 11 Dec 2011 Posts: 3,023 Location: PNW Expertise: I like coffee
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Posted Wed Dec 19, 2012, 11:58am Subject: Re: Coffee Business Name ?
If you are going to toss something like that out there you should expect a few tosses back. However, my answer was honest. I did not like any of your names and came up with something that sounded classier. If that makes you close your post and go home then you have a very thin skin to start a business.
Buying advice: GRINDER GRINDER GRINDER. Don't cheap out on the grinder.
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