The most memorable local eateries along the highways and back roads of America
Sign In | Register for Free!
Restaurants Recipes Forums EatingTours Merchandise FAQ Maps Insider
Forum Themes:
Welcome !

 Fussy about coffee

Author Message
NYNM

  • Total Posts: 3037
  • Joined: 6/16/2005
  • Location: New York, NY/Santa Fe, NM
Fussy about coffee Sun, 03/16/08 10:24 AM (permalink)
Over the years I've gotten fussy about my coffee. I'm talking about when I am out, ordering it.

I refuse Starbucks (I had it in Seattle years ago when it was really good). I loved a small Spanish place near me that sold cafe con leche but they closed last year (after 30 yrs.) due to a huge rent increase. Local delis and coffee carts have take outs, which varies from $.75 to $1.25, and it is really variable.

I have also noticed that many very good restaurants don't have especially good coffee.

I hate the watery coffee, the tasteless coffee, the burnt coffee. In fact I'm running out of places to go.

Help!
 
#1
    mayor al

    • Total Posts: 15058
    • Joined: 8/20/2002
    • Location: Louisville area, Southern Indiana
    • Roadfood Insider
    RE: Fussy about coffee Sun, 03/16/08 10:37 AM (permalink)
    Coffee and Beer seem to be evolving into 'specialty' products much as Wine has done in recent years. The pattern of small differences in taste, appearance, consistency, and packaging are creating a broad set of choices for the consumer. It is hard for me to judge whether this is the result of refined consumer tastes, or smart marketing by the producers of the various products.

    Gone are the days when one would walk into cafe, soda fountain, bar... and ask for Coffee, Coke, or Beer. Today one must use multi-word descriptors to be sure you are served the exact 'sub-set' of the family of items that are now included in the general group of the simple product we once knew.

    Tea is another item that is fast approching this sort of complex development.
     
    #2
      pamelakrest

      • Total Posts: 362
      • Joined: 2/29/2004
      • Location: Dayton, Ohio
      RE: Fussy about coffee Sun, 03/16/08 10:48 AM (permalink)
      I agree with you Al-The Mayor-Bowen,most of the time when I order coffee in a Starbucks kinda place, its too much drama for a cup of normal regular coffee hahahha.
      I also agree with you NYNM, I can't stand weak piss water coffee,if it can't walk on it's own, its too weak hahahahahaha
      Pamela
       
      #3
        NYNM

        • Total Posts: 3037
        • Joined: 6/16/2005
        • Location: New York, NY/Santa Fe, NM
        RE: Fussy about coffee Mon, 03/17/08 1:57 PM (permalink)
        I have been ordering a "red eye" (coffee with a shot of espresso) which helps a bit.
         
        #4
          bakman_01570

          • Total Posts: 98
          • Joined: 7/30/2004
          • Location: webster, MA
          RE: Fussy about coffee Mon, 03/17/08 2:10 PM (permalink)
          weak piss water coffee? That is the sort of experience that I've gotten at Starbucks the past couple times.

          They haven't put out the good rich dark stuff the past couple times I've been in...I don't like the other stuff.....think it was a breakfast blend...
           
          #5
            NYNM

            • Total Posts: 3037
            • Joined: 6/16/2005
            • Location: New York, NY/Santa Fe, NM
            RE: Fussy about coffee Mon, 03/17/08 3:53 PM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by bakman_01570

            weak piss water coffee? That is the sort of experience that I've gotten at Starbucks the past couple times.

            They haven't put out the good rich dark stuff the past couple times I've been in...I don't like the other stuff.....think it was a breakfast blend...


            Oh yes Breakfast Blend. I never buy that anywhere (even beans to use at home). I need the caffeine turbo charge in the AM (and maybe the weaker "breakfast" blend in PM).
             
            #6
              brisketboy

              • Total Posts: 1055
              • Joined: 6/11/2007
              • Location: Austin, TX
              RE: Fussy about coffee Mon, 03/17/08 4:05 PM (permalink)
              George Carlin does a bit where he says that the longer your order at a Starbuck's counter is the bigger the A'hole you are. I cannot argue with that logic. I used to go to I-Hop when I craved a good cup. There's a chain in California call the coffee bean and Tea leaf company which has some good quality brew. I envision the suits taking over and heading it down the Starbucks path. Any more I just buy a bag of good beans or a bag of Community coffee and do my own.
               
              #7
                bakman_01570

                • Total Posts: 98
                • Joined: 7/30/2004
                • Location: webster, MA
                RE: Fussy about coffee Mon, 03/17/08 4:13 PM (permalink)
                I'm actually to lazy to grind beans in morning. I tend to use flavored creamers in the morning too. I always brew the coffee for wife and I...
                 
                #8
                  Online Bookmarks Sharing: Share/Bookmark

                  Jump to:

                  Current active users

                  There are 0 members and 1 guests.

                  Icon Legend and Permission

                  • New Messages
                  • No New Messages
                  • Hot Topic w/ New Messages
                  • Hot Topic w/o New Messages
                  • Locked w/ New Messages
                  • Locked w/o New Messages
                  • Read Message
                  • Post New Thread
                  • Reply to message
                  • Post New Poll
                  • Submit Vote
                  • Post reward post
                  • Delete my own posts
                  • Delete my own threads
                  • Rate post

                  2000-2014 ASPPlayground.NET Forum Version 3.9
                  What is Roadfood?  |   Privacy Policy  |   Contact Roadfood.com   Copyright 2011 - Roadfood.com