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Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on December 09, 2003, 11:23:
 
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.
 
Posted by Aditu (Member # 2340) on December 09, 2003, 11:29:
 
This is the best I can offer. Peets coffee I understand it is good, but not sure a virtual cup counts. LOL
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on December 09, 2003, 12:13:
 
*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 :-/.
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on December 09, 2003, 12:38:
 
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.
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on December 09, 2003, 13:13:
 
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.
 
Posted by addiew (Member # 2140) on December 09, 2003, 22:45:
 
i looooove peets
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on December 11, 2003, 14:48:
 
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:
quote:

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...
 
Posted by hey-U (Member # 2128) on December 12, 2003, 08:50:
 
quote:
DM: Now I need to troubleshoot a Windows app
code:
 format c: 

usually works...
[evil]
 
Posted by WinterSolstice (Member # 934) on December 12, 2003, 11:47:
 
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.

-WS
 
Posted by unclefungus (Member # 2118) on December 13, 2003, 19:44:
 
I had a sergeant who made good coffee, it was 1 scoop to the cup, gave most people the jitters [Big Grin]
 
Posted by evilbibo (Member # 1959) on December 13, 2003, 20:20:
 
Extra strong, yet smooth in taste:Shock coffee
 -
I MUST order more soon!
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on December 14, 2003, 00:46:
 
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]
</pack-of-lies>
 
Posted by Cap'n Vic (Member # 1477) on December 14, 2003, 13:46:
 
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
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on January 03, 2004, 11:49:
 
[This post serves as a coffee acquistion/purchasing reminder, nothing more [Smile] .]
 
Posted by Allan (Member # 1717) on January 03, 2004, 13:35:
 
Don't forget to buy some coffee Dman [Wink]
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on January 03, 2004, 13:38:
 
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.
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on January 03, 2004, 14:37:
 
Dragon: drop me an e-mail before Tuesday so I don't forget to pick up some Hihgland Blend for you.
 
Posted by Allan (Member # 1717) on January 03, 2004, 14:52:
 
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]
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on January 03, 2004, 16:01:
 
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] .
 
Posted by Demosthenes (Member # 530) on January 03, 2004, 22:04:
 
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]
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on January 03, 2004, 22:24:
 
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]
 
Posted by Just_Jess_B (Member # 2161) on January 03, 2004, 23:22:
 
quote:
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
 
Posted by Allan (Member # 1717) on January 04, 2004, 00:44:
 
/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
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on January 04, 2004, 11:34:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Just_Jess_B:
quote:
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] .
 
Posted by Fixerbob (Member # 1587) on January 04, 2004, 14:20:
 
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]
 
Posted by Allan (Member # 1717) on January 04, 2004, 15:01:
 
/me has had that one too!

HOT LAVA JAVA

<marketing blurb>

"Over the years I have met many people who, for one reason or another, have decided that they prefer to drink decaffeinated coffee. Occasionally, however, someone will ask for a seriously powerful, great tasting coffee with plenty of caffeine.

As I knew of no one single coffee like that, I set about working on a blend that would give all of these characteristics ... and Hot Lava Java was born. By dark roasting the chocolaty, rich arabica from Java along with some of Africa’s best caffeine-rich robusta beans, we created a blend that is intensely strong and has a high caffeine kick."

For more information, visit www.dr-java.co.uk

</marketing blurb>
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on January 04, 2004, 18:38:
 
Dman: yep, it's called Mix. Bit chilly to stop in today though - hasn't even gotten out of the 20s. About froze my hands off taking down Xmas lights. Damn cold air from Canada! And you were saying about temperate weather? [Razz]

The little shacks dman refers to abound in this city. They sit out in parking lots, with drive-up windows. I have no idea what their names are. There's one called the Human Bean in Central Point, OR though. We've also got plenty of little espersso stands in random corners of stores and in random places downtown as well (the nearest one to me is on the community college campus). I pity the fools who work there on days like these. The plethora of coffee stands has led to the annual "Who's the sexiest barista?" contest in one of our local alternative newspapers each year.
 


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