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bradinvancouver
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Posted Tue Dec 7, 2004, 4:14pm
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Hi Mark,

I talked to Oughtred on your behalf - they have no problem shipping to you directly as long as you pay for shipping up front. Call them at 604  946 0935 and ask for Laura (she'll probably answer directly). Let her know that you're the coffeegeek guy that Brad from Wicked Cafe was talking about. She'll hook you up. Oh, and they take credit cards no problem - hello air miles! If you have any problems, let me know. And next time you're in Vancouver, drop by the cafe and say hi (and perhaps a Black Cat espresso...).


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Posted Wed Apr 6, 2005, 6:38am
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The Monin syrups are the best.   I should know.   We import them in
Australia.   We were offerred Da Vinci, Torani, Amanti and even
Routin, etc., but once
we tried Monin, we knew that was the quality product we would go
for.  Their motto is correct "The passion for quality"
It may cost more, but quality surpasses quantitiy.  The old saying
"You get what you pay for"
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Posted Wed Apr 6, 2005, 7:30pm
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Hamm,

I like Splenda, myself.  I much prefer its taste to aspartame.  I don't have saccharin often enough to notice anything wrong with it.  As to safety, as I recall, the studies on saccharin showed that it caused cancer in laboratory rats when they were given absolutely enormous doses, though, so just don't eat significant portions of your body weight worth of saccharin per day and you'll probably be fine.  I also remember that there was some very weak evidence that aspartame might cause brain cancer, but it was pretty pathetically weak although I don't remember the details.  As to Splenda,  I'm sure someone will find something awful to say about it, which may or may not be valid, but it's so new that no one has had a chance yet.

I guess the first place that I would look if I wanted to know whether there was any theoretical evidence as to the potential safety of Splenda would be to do a literature search on brominated vegetable oils (which are frequently in orange soda, I've noticed, although I don't know why).  Splenda is chlorinated, a process chemically similar to bromination, so if there are any health problems with brominated oils, it might be something to look out for with Splenda.  That said, I like Splenda and will continue to use it until there's something solid out there against it.

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Posted Fri Apr 8, 2005, 2:28pm
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The saccharine-cancer leak turned out to be true only in MALE lab rats, at massive doses.  As to aspartame, despite all the natural foodies screaming about how it's "poison," it's dangerous ONLY to those with PKU--and since that disease is tested for at birth, phenylketonurics already know what they must avoid. Anyone can be overly sensitive to anything--even (and especially) sugar. But the one reason I'd be leery of using aspartame-sweetened syrups in coffee drinks is that when heated, aspartame breaks down into phenylalanine and aspartic acid.....and tastes AWFUL as a result (loses its sweetness). If you've ever drunk a diet soda past its pull date you'll know what I mean.  Aspartame-sweetened syrups are OK for iced drinks and Italian sodas, though.  As for Splenda, I find stuff sweetened with it tastes kind of flabby and one-dimensional--I taste the sweetness itself far more than I do the underlying flavoring, especially with fruit flavors that are supposed to have a little tartness.  I seem to have lost my taste for sweetened hot coffee drinks anyway--the sweetness gets in the way of the espresso taste and the richness of the steamed milk.  That being said, I did pick up some amazing vanilla extract in Mexico; I may make a heavy-cream iced vanilla breve with it and a touch of Equal when the weather gets warmer.

 
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Posted Fri May 24, 2013, 5:33am
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We also have a large number of recipes on our facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.150235811689860.25255.101011279945647&type=3

having started out only stocking a few lines of Monin we now keep a lot in stock due to its quality over the competition - Click Here (dancing-goat.co.uk)

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Posted Tue Jun 4, 2013, 11:30am
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anyone know good websites that sell a bigger variety of brands & flavors than whole latte love?  the good thing about wll is $50 gets free shipping, but they only have monin & stirling and i dunno why but dont have all the flavors those companies make so for the stirling theres not a huge choice and then the monin organic i think is probably too expensive for whatever the difference between that & the regular is.  its like $17.95 for organic and stirling is $7.99 for the same amount.  that seems like a big difference for essentially the same thing.  i imagine someone on here will go on about how organic is incredibly better, but it may be slightly better for you but im not sure if you could really taste the difference, or at least i dont think the organic is more than 2x tasting as good than regular, since its 2x more expensive.
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Posted Tue Jun 4, 2013, 3:28pm
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inopethflames Said:

anyone know good websites that sell a bigger variety of brands & flavors than whole latte love?

Posted June 4, 2013 link

Amazon. Click here for a search on coffee syrup. Free shipping at $25.

 
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Posted Wed Jun 5, 2013, 12:21pm
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How about using Google and finding recipes to make your own syrups using ingredients found in nature and not in a laboratory? It is bewildering to me why people spend the money on quality beans, a good grinder and an expensive machine to make espresso then pour in artificial ingredients to make it taste like a fast food item.

 
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Posted Thu Jun 6, 2013, 1:37pm
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frcn Said:

How about using Google and finding recipes to make your own syrups using ingredients found in nature and not in a laboratory? It is bewildering to me why people spend the money on quality beans, a good grinder and an expensive machine to make espresso then pour in artificial ingredients to make it taste like a fast food item.

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+1 - I dont get the whole artificial sweetener thingy. And syrup is quite easy to make... Put stuff in pot, turn on stovetop, wait, occasionaly stir...
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Posted Tue Jun 11, 2013, 8:11am
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I am a fan of both Monin and 1883.  There are a million recipies of both sites for beverages. Monin is #1 for me.
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