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felix4067

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Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! Wed, 01/4/12 1:42 PM (permalink)
I absolutely agree that they cannot compare to a local place, and if I have time that's where I choose to go. But if you'd been forced to drink the coffee provided by our arena for the last 15 years as I have, you would consider Tim Horton's the nectar of the gods by comparison. First time since the beginning I haven't had to add six sugars and three creams just to choke it down.
 
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    Michael Hoffman

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    Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! Wed, 01/4/12 3:40 PM (permalink)
    wanderingjew


    felix4067


    Michael Hoffman


    Trouble is, their coffee is good, and I like their Timbits.

    Exactly. Coffee breaks at work improved exponentially once they became the official coffee provider for our arena.


    Don't get me started.

    Tim Horton's couldn't even complete with Dunkin Donuts here in New England and when I was forced to go to Dunkin Donuts after tropical storm Irene- their coffee still tasted exactly like hot water.

    Michael with a great local coffee houses like Cup O' Joe in Columbus I couldn't imagine going anywhere else  

    And then there's Bess Eaton. I wonder whether, since Tim Horton's bought that company, you still get a religious sermon with every cup and every napkin at Bess Eaton.
     
    As to places such as Cup O' Joe, I avoid them whenever possible. I like coffee, not attitude.

    <message edited by Michael Hoffman on Wed, 01/4/12 3:41 PM>
     
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      Greymo

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      Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! Wed, 01/4/12 4:14 PM (permalink)
      I have been to too many places where a "barista"  (whar a joke some of them are) make your coffee....................too high priced  and not that good!  I will take a good old fashioned waitress who cheerfully fills and refills your cup with good coffee at a reasonaable price any day of the week......It is true that many times the  coffee is terrible.....I just send it back and cheerfully drink iced tea instead.
       
      However, our "Dunkin Donuts"  near us serves excellent coffee,  and the coffee at McDonald's is good if you get it before 10 AM.
       
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        wanderingjew

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        Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! Wed, 01/4/12 7:48 PM (permalink)
        Greymo


        I have been to too many places where a "barista"  (whar a joke some of them are) make your coffee....................too high priced  and not that good!  I will take a good old fashioned waitress who cheerfully fills and refills your cup with good coffee at a reasonaable price any day of the week......It is true that many times the  coffee is terrible.....I just send it back and cheerfully drink iced tea instead.

        However, our "Dunkin Donuts"  near us serves excellent coffee,  and the coffee at McDonald's is good if you get it before 10 AM.

         
        Sorry Greymo
         
        But I so disagree with this.

        Comparing coffee at a diner or Dunkin Donuts to coffee at a local coffee hous is like comparing a Pizza Hut to to Grimaldi's,
         
        I've been to the Dunkin Donuts twice in the past 10 years- once at TF Green Airport because that was all that's available and the other time was last August after Tropical Storm Irene hit- It didn't taste any different than hot water- however it wasn't any less expensive than what I may at my local coffee house. If you want a "specialty" drink- yes it will be more expensive, but a 20 oz cup of regular coffee at a coffee house will run about 2.00 to 2.75. Unlike Dunkin donuts  refills are anywhere from half price to 50 cents off.
         
        Don't get me started on what good coffee is or isn't- depriving me of good coffee would is even worse than depriving Buffetbuster of pie
         
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          wanderingjew

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          Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! Wed, 01/4/12 7:51 PM (permalink)
          Michael Hoffman


          wanderingjew


          felix4067


          Michael Hoffman


          Trouble is, their coffee is good, and I like their Timbits.

          Exactly. Coffee breaks at work improved exponentially once they became the official coffee provider for our arena.


          Don't get me started.

          Tim Horton's couldn't even complete with Dunkin Donuts here in New England and when I was forced to go to Dunkin Donuts after tropical storm Irene- their coffee still tasted exactly like hot water.

          Michael with a great local coffee houses like Cup O' Joe in Columbus I couldn't imagine going anywhere else  

          And then there's Bess Eaton. I wonder whether, since Tim Horton's bought that company, you still get a religious sermon with every cup and every napkin at Bess Eaton.

          As to places such as Cup O' Joe, I avoid them whenever possible. I like coffee, not attitude.

           
          Actually most of the  Tim Horton's are still shuttered. Dunkin Donuts bought some of them, Bess Eaton has actually reopened in some of the former Tim Horton's- apparently an upstart by some former employees.
           
          Regarding Cup O' Joe- what attitutde? I've been there twice and didn't experience any attitude at all.
           
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            Michael Hoffman

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            Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! Wed, 01/4/12 7:59 PM (permalink)
            It's the, "This is a coffee house and you really belong somewhere else" attitude so prevalent in "coffee" places.
             
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              wanderingjew

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              Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! Wed, 01/4/12 8:39 PM (permalink)
              Michael Hoffman


              It's the, "This is a coffee house and you really belong somewhere else" attitude so prevalent in "coffee" places.

               
              Michael,
               
              I'm at a loss for words. I've never experienced  anything like that before. The customers at every coffee house I've been to has always been a cross section of society. Even curmudgeons like yourself have always been welcome 
               
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                Davydd

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                Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! Wed, 01/4/12 10:23 PM (permalink)
                I'm glad I am so super cool that I can deal with those prevalent attitudes and enjoy a good cup of coffee in a coffee house instead of swill. And those baristas are generally prettier, perkier and smarter.
                 
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                  chewingthefat

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                  Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! Wed, 01/4/12 10:26 PM (permalink)
                  Hijack! Thanks Michael
                   
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                    Foodbme

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                    Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! Wed, 01/4/12 10:27 PM (permalink)
                    For 97 cents (Refill Cup), Circle K suits me just fine!
                     
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                      wanderingjew

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                      Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! Thu, 01/5/12 10:21 AM (permalink)
                      Davydd


                      I'm glad I am so super cool that I can deal with those prevalent attitudes and enjoy a good cup of coffee in a coffee house instead of swill. And those baristas are generally prettier, perkier and smarter.



                       
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                        Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! Thu, 01/5/12 10:49 AM (permalink)
                        i HAD a friend that used to embaress me at any restaurant we went to, he kept a dozen diffrent brand fast food cups in his car and would walk into kfc, bk, mickey d's just to refill them free a week after going there and does this every day, some people just like to beat the system anyway they can.
                         
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                          Sonny Funzio

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                          Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! Mon, 01/9/12 2:10 AM (permalink)
                          This guy walks into a diner and asks if they charge extra for the bread ... waitress says no.  Then asks if they charge extra for gravy ... waitress says "no, we don't charge extra for gravy".  The guy says "fine, I'll have bread and gravy". 
                          ... imagine the nerve of the sonofagun.  Oh man.
                          Same guy has a cup of coffee ... tells the waitress it tastes like mud!  So she tells him it was freshly ground. 
                          HEY!

                           
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                            fishtaco

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                            Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! Mon, 01/9/12 1:09 PM (permalink)
                            phatphil


                            i HAD a friend that used to embaress me at any restaurant we went to, he kept a dozen diffrent brand fast food cups in his car and would walk into kfc, bk, mickey d's just to refill them free a week after going there and does this every day, some people just like to beat the system anyway they can.

                             
                            That's not beating ther system. That's stealing pure and simple.

                             
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                              FriedClamFanatic

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                              Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! Wed, 01/11/12 1:32 PM (permalink)
                              If these same ppl went back to a Holiday, INN, a Hampton Inn, etc for breakfast 2 days after they stayed there, It would be considered theft. Why is the "refill cup" any different?
                               
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                                Russ Jackson

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                                Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! Wed, 01/11/12 1:54 PM (permalink)
                                phatphil


                                i HAD a friend that used to embaress me at any restaurant we went to, he kept a dozen diffrent brand fast food cups in his car and would walk into kfc, bk, mickey d's just to refill them free a week after going there and does this every day, some people just like to beat the system anyway they can.

                                 He would have done that once in my company and if I was driving i would have left him there to find a ride home. Plus I would have paid for his theft on the way out...Russ
                                 
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                                  Ort. Carlton.

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                                  Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! Fri, 01/20/12 1:05 AM (permalink)
                                  Dearfolk,
                                     Sounds like the guy needed that coffee poured in his ear to wake up his brain. I mean, REALLY....
                                     I'll have to go into Harry's tomorrow and say "I haven't had anything this good here since 1927," and see what they do. They opened year before last.
                                        Wholeheartedly, Ort. in Athens.
                                   
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                                    ces1948

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                                    Re:Can you top the nerve of this guy! Fri, 01/20/12 5:31 PM (permalink)
                                    Seattle's best now at Burger King. Senior coffee $.50 plus tax. Good stuff.
                                     
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