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Old 10-20-2007, 11:46 AM   #1
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Any one other then me, spend more on coffee every week then on fuel? Wile sipping on my second Café Mocha of the day, it dawned on me that I was spending 70 dollars a week on coffee. This dose not include the regular coffee that I consume during the course of the day, or if I purchase a coworker a cup O Joe. Am I the only one here that is contributing more to the coffers of star bucks then OPEC?
Yes I know I know, technically I am not buying gas right now ( you are buying it for me) and we dont have star bucks here its Green Bean but I never use 70 bucks a week in the Miata.
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I dunno dude i drink 0 coffee but spend 30$ a week regularly just to go to work for a week.
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I don't know what the coffee situation is where you are, but I recognize basically three different grades of coffee.

1- The expensive name-brand stuff you buy at the gourmet coffee shop on a per-cup basis and bring with you on the way into work.

2- The expensive stuff you buy at the grocery store on a per-pound basis and brew one or two cups of in the evening at home.

3- The stuff they provide at work.

I eschew #1 completely. I have only once in my entire life had a cup of coffee from Starbucks, it was a regular old cup of black coffee, and someone else paid for it.

#2 I indulge in from time to time, however I typically buy espresso (Café Bustelo or Pilon) and brew a single cup at a time, so I find that a pound of beans lasts quite a while.

#3 is the big-time. My coffee consumption at work could be measured in gallons per week. It's not the best stuff on God's earth (although it's not bad) but the important thing is that someone else is footing the bill.
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no. Have some self respect.
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I am about as big a coffee snob as you will find. I roast my own coffee beans at home for coffee and espresso. I will not pay for "gourmet" coffee that has been sitting on the shelves for WTH knows how long.

I could screw up a batch of coffee and it would still taste better then any Charbucks coffee.

OTOH, I'll drink the crap they have at work because it's free and I need the caffeine.

$70 a week? That's $3640 a year! You're ******* nuts. Do you have any idea how much money you could be MAKING by putting that money in a CD or MF, IRA, 401k, or ANYTYHING???
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I don't really have any vices. Don't smoke, drink booze or coffee. I figure if I don't indulge, when I want/need them they're there. Saves me some money considering i should be drinking beer all week with my teammates.
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As a college student I can't afford to have any vices, or the damn miata will be N/A forever.
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I don't drink, smoke, no coffee, but I do blow tons and tons of cash on track days, and weightlifting.
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I think coffee tastes nasty. $70 a week is a LOT of money for coffee.
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i drink a lot of coffee. usually a pot in the morning before going to work, then 4-5 cups while at work. i usually fill up the miata about every two weeks... i live close enough to work that i can ride a bicycle
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Boy, all you do-gooders are making me self-conscious. I drink, I smoke, I eat fatty foods, and I guzzle coffee like it's going out of style.
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I think coffee tastes nasty. $70 a week is a LOT of money for coffee.
That's because you've never drank good coffee. The coffee that most people drink are ****. Coffee is only "fresh" for about 2 weeks after roasting and when ground should be drank ASAP.

Now how long has that "fresh roasted" coffee been on the shelf at Charbucks?
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I don't think I've ever had a coffee from a cafe that I've ever cared for.
However a turkish coffee after dinner can be ******* delicous.

I have friends that get expensive coffees overnighted to them, and they grind it in their fancy grinders that cost more than many sleve bearing turbos, and then brew it in a machine that could probably be mistaken for hospital equipment... and after all the effort and expense, after a little sugar and cream, tastes the same as my $6/brick folgers.
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Good coffee is damn good indeed. I'll buy a good cup every now and again but damn, $70 a week? You could just about hit up a massage parlor for that.
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Just replace the word "coffee" in this thread with "rum" and you have my situation. I keep a bottle of Appletons in my nightstand for emergencies... next to the flashlight.
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I don't think I've ever had a coffee from a cafe that I've ever cared for.
However a turkish coffee after dinner can be ******* delicous.

I have friends that get expensive coffees overnighted to them, and they grind it in their fancy grinders that cost more than many sleve bearing turbos, and then brew it in a machine that could probably be mistaken for hospital equipment... and after all the effort and expense, after a little sugar and cream, tastes the same as my $6/brick folgers.
You're friends are idiots. They have all the money and apparently no sense. They could probably go to a local coffee shop and have them order fresh roasted coffee and use a $30 drip coffee maker you can buy on EBay it would taste better. If they have an espresso maker, then they don't know how to use it. My $20 Mr Coffee pump espresso maker makes better espresso than anything from Charbucks. And as for a fancy burr grinder, I paid $100 for mine though you can spend hundreds and even thousands on em.

I recently bought a Presto Scandinavian drip coffee maker (on Ebay as it's discontinued) for $30 and it makes the best drip coffee I've ever tasted.

You should tell them to hang out at coffeegeeks.com. Maybe they'll learn how to make decent coffee.
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The only time I consume coffee is on long trips when I like to pick up a cafe mocha from starbucks and occasionally I'll put ground coffee (usually decaf) in my protein shakes for an "iced coffee" type shake. Plus, caffeine is a great energy booster for the gym... drinking it everyday, however, no. I might consume coffee once a week, maybe twice.
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I drink a pot at work every morning, and I usually buy a cup of the 99 cent stuff at the gas station on my way to work when i stop to buy my 2 packs of cigs for the day.

I for one think that Dunkin Donuts has some of the best stuff out there as far as coffee goes. I refuse to get anything other than frappuchino from starbucks, because the snobs look at me funny when I ask for a large coffee, rather than a venti macchiato something or other....

Our coffee at work is slop, but I drink it religiously
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whenever i go to starsucks i order a medium red-eye.
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I don't mind star bucks but i still don't drink that much coffee but i have been looking to lay off the cafiene esp since 3rd shift has fucked with my sleep paterns. FWIW i try to limit my self to 70$ a week of upgrades on each vehicle but i usualy fail and buy stuff.
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