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Icon 1 posted December 09, 2003 11:23      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Sorry, I'm just a little edgy right now :-P. I'm a bit on the tired side, and have only had a nice cup of Irish Breakfast tea this morning. My prof friend and I are under the impression that a friend/peer/student of ours should be showing up with some coffee, but we're not entirely certain of it anymore. Coffee...me want!!! Oh well, give me another 30 mins or so, and I'm making some.

At least I did some consulting this morning, and scored some extra green [Smile] . Now I'm just lagging, and devoid of motivation to do anything. Maybe I'll play with some perl, and work my way up to programming my robot a bit more.

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Icon 1 posted December 09, 2003 11:29      Profile for Aditu     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
This is the best I can offer. Peets coffee I understand it is good, but not sure a virtual cup counts. LOL
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*twitches*
Ohhhh...there's a Peet's 4.8 miles from me...
/me tries to stay in the office, and not run to Corolla-san. I did just make that coffee, as I gave up hope, and I get the impression that our friend is home sick. Peets is good - I was last at one of their stores in Seattle (not the original one), and I had some *really good* coffee there. Ahh, I can almost taste it in my mouth now, that was *good*. Add to that a tasty cookie, and very good company, and you have an extremely happy dragon.

Right now, I made a blended brew, of some really nice Seattle coffee (which seems to have gotten a little bitter, as some was still sitting here), and some Columbian coffee. It seems to be a pretty good mix, and I'm getting some much needed caffeine. Now I need to troubleshoot a Windows app :-/.

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Icon 1 posted December 09, 2003 12:38      Profile for Xanthine     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Considering Peet's opened in San Francisco, hon, and only recently arrived in Seattle, there's not a chance in hell I could have taken you to the original when you visited in August. That ball was entirely in your court. [Big Grin]

I shoulda warned you about that Highland Blend. Fresh ground coffee doesn't keep forever.

/me braces self for some help room hell and speeds out the door.

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Icon 1 posted December 09, 2003 13:13      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yes, love, you're absolutely right - that was me in a caffeine-deprived state. Peets inspired Starbucks to start (in Seattle), and 'twas *that* first store that I must have been thinking of - the one that was a pure coffee [bean] store before Howard Schultz got his ideas.

And yes, normally I know better about coffee life, but I blame my coworker :-P. Somehow she implied that it ought to best held for more special occasions, otherwise I would have finished it off in a few weeks.

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i looooove peets

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Icon 1 posted December 11, 2003 14:48      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Oops, I see I didn't properly read the results of my query - it was alerting me to a grocery store that sells Peets...the amazing stuff is quite limited:
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Peet's Stores - Owned and operated by Peet's Coffee & Tea, with a full drink menu and complete selection of coffees and teas. Located in Northern and Southern California; Chicago, IL; the greater Boston, MA area; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; Austin, Texas; and Denver, Colorado.

So, I see some really desirable travel locations in that list...

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quote:
DM: Now I need to troubleshoot a Windows app
code:
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usually works...
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Peets: Yum. Ok beans, ok flavor.
Starbucks: Belch. People drink this stuff?
Illy: Woohoo!! Best thing that can happen to you without violating indecency laws.

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I had a sergeant who made good coffee, it was 1 scoop to the cup, gave most people the jitters [Big Grin]

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Extra strong, yet smooth in taste:Shock coffee
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I MUST order more soon!

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Of course, for the true coffee buff, nothing comes close to this

I used to drink it all the time when I was working with the UN, teaching C programming to the pygmies in the jungles of Sumatra. [Wink]
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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
Of course, for the true coffee buff, nothing comes close to this


I heard in CBC Radio that shit (pun intended) is $200 bucks a pound or something outrageous
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[This post serves as a coffee acquistion/purchasing reminder, nothing more [Smile] .]

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Don't forget to buy some coffee Dman [Wink]
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Oh, I'm not at danger of running out, I'm just looking to acquire some really good stuff...

Edit: Says I after just having had a cup of tea :-P.
Yeesh, I'm throwing out some of this coffee someone gave me for Christmas - flavored stuff, a small sample pack, and I think the Italian stuff must have been flavored with a touch of Anise[t], which is really an acquired taste that just isn't mine.

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Dragon: drop me an e-mail before Tuesday so I don't forget to pick up some Hihgland Blend for you.
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I dug out my Gaggia while I was at home for Christmas, but after a few days of heavy use it started leaking from the brewhead. Still shopping for new hardware is always fun and you can't beat the magic ounce of espresso, even if prep and cleaning is a chore. As for flavoured coffees [shake head]
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Allan, you'll get no argument out of me about them [Smile] . Although the first thing wasn't too bad, and it was free, this little pouch is going right out.

We inherited an espresso maker from my father's mother, but alas, there is something wrong with the tubing inside somewhere, and we don't think it can be fixed. That would be a rather nice thing to have around here. Then again, I rather like going to a coffee shop for a shot, in part to get out of here, so I can have some peace, and enjoy some good espresso and a good book, or work on an idea or some code. It's also nice if there's someone else to join you, but that doesn't happen often in these parts :-/. However, I do enjoy my moments of solitude in a good book, or other aforementioned activities. There's also something particularly good about trekking through the woods of a park that is nearby to a coffee shop I frequent on weekend, after having had that double espresso. Mmmm...it almost calls me now. Instead, I think I'm going to make another cuppa, put this laptop down, and kick back with a good book. I'll even contemplate making posts with more cohesive structure than this one [Big Grin] .

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peet's? psht.

toscanini's.

there are three, if i recall correctly, found strictly on massachusetts avenue in cambridge. they have literally the best coffee, tea, and ice cream. chai ice cream with cardamom and cinnamon, anyone? [hearts]

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Cool, definitely something I'll have to check out the next time I go to Boston (whenever that is - I don't know).

/me still thinks fondly of Seattle and it's coffee places...[drool]. Where else do you have espresso huts, akin to Photomats? [Razz]

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Originally posted by dragonman97:
/me still thinks fondly of Seattle and its coffee places...[drool]. Where else do you have espresso huts, akin to Photomats? [Razz]

We've got one -- Caffino! It's a little teensy shack that serves the WORST Yuppie-luvin' coffee known in existence outside of the gag-worthy "Cuppa-Joe" they serve at Denny's (Yuban? blergh). It's fugly and the people look so sad in their Caffino hats and their "I should have at least TRIED to go to Junior College" expressions... [weep]

...but it is one step higher than working at a Sno Shack. [Big Grin]

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/me fondly remembers pre-christmas trip to Venice. Coffee was mostly very good and some were excellent.

I can see the appeal of coffee cabins, but I always like to have a seat and read a bit where possible. What I really hate is when I get served up a cup of lukewarm slurry, or my drink gets referred to as expresso

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quote:
Originally posted by Just_Jess_B:
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Originally posted by dragonman97:
/me still thinks fondly of Seattle and its coffee places...[drool]. Where else do you have espresso huts, akin to Photomats? [Razz]

We've got one -- Caffino! It's a little teensy shack that serves the WORST Yuppie-luvin' coffee known in existence outside of the gag-worthy "Cuppa-Joe" they serve at Denny's (Yuban? blergh). It's fugly and the people look so sad in their Caffino hats and their "I should have at least TRIED to go to Junior College" expressions... [weep]

...but it is one step higher than working at a Sno Shack. [Big Grin]

Jess

That's not to say that I actually *went* to one [Wink] . I'm only commenting on their existance. Mmm, I wish I could remember the name of the place that will make your own personal mix of ice creams for you on the spot, with toppings or other stuff galore (was it perhaps "Mix?" Someone here can correct me. [Wink] ) - that was nice - chocolate ice cream with a fresh shot of espresso poured on top, mmmmm, that was *so* good. It's even nice to be able to sit outside a shopping center, and have an espresso with some birds gathering nearby, and what the hell, to offer them a few crumbs off a scone [Smile] . Yeah, I love New York, but I do miss Seattle - well, not just for the coffee (or the temperate weather) [Razz] .

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I had a cup of some coffee called 'Red Hot Lava Java' a while back.
As soon as that stuff got into my system I was twiching so much I had trouble using the keyboard

[Eek!]

That stuff get me Way over stimulated...

[crazy]

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