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Old 09-30-2010, 11:40 AM   #11
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I like to think of myself as, the kind of guy you think about when you watch the outdoor channel. You know the type...The blue collar guy. The one other men, who wear suits to work snicker at. Forcing me to return the favor by making fun of their "pink" power ties while rolling up my sleeves.

Having said that, I am having a hard time with this right now. I feel that Starbucks is taking some of my manhood away evertime I go to the counter and say, "Venti, Carmel Frappicino with carmel drizzle in the cup with no whip." AHHHHAAHHH, I hate it!

I stare at the floor as if I am a criminal trying to avoid being identified while committing a crime.

I swear that Starbucks is the DEVIL!








Wait....You going to Starbucks?

I'll come with ya, I need to pick me up a Venti Carmel Frappicino with carmel drizzle in the cup with no whip.....Damn-it! I fell victim again, Son-of-bitch.
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:48 AM   #12
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I make it simple: Venti Bold. 'Room for cream?' Not necessary.

I used to bristle against the Venti and order a Large, but in the past couple of years I have given in. I do have the embarrassment of having to order SWMBO's Grande non-fat peppermint mocha, no whip, but it is always accompanied by Venti Bold.

Now, I normally brew my own at home, but there are times when I have run out or we are out and about that I do need to stop into Starbucks. For me, they get just plain coffee right, most other places I find to be either too weak or on the hot plate too long, or just don't have the right taste.

And Revvy: I do miss Timmy-Ho's since moving down here, if only for the cinnamon rolls!
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Old 09-30-2010, 12:05 PM   #13
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Dunkin' Donuts, FTW. Great coffee, no attitude.

 
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Old 09-30-2010, 12:09 PM   #14
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Make coffee at home, or at least start drinking cappachino or lattes. Order the ice cream sunday from a custard stand.

OT: I do not like Starbucks. Aside from the mochafrapalotacrappe, I am on the burned side of the argument. There espresso tastes like burned underwear dipped in rancid acid.

 
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Old 09-30-2010, 12:35 PM   #15
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Make coffee at home, or at least start drinking cappachino or lattes. Order the ice cream sunday from a custard stand.

OT: I do not like Starbucks. Aside from the mochafrapalotacrappe, I am on the burned side of the argument. There espresso tastes like burned underwear dipped in rancid acid.
Ok let me be the first to ask..What did you use for a reference on the espresso ?

 
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Old 09-30-2010, 12:39 PM   #16
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Wondering if I'm the only person in this country who has never even stepped foot into a Starbucks ?

 
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Old 09-30-2010, 12:40 PM   #17
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Or roast your own beans and brew your own at home. I get most of my coffee intake from my own home roasted beans.
If I have to stop at a Starbucks then its a Quadshot on Ice in the Large cup with extra ice. If they made the espresso correctly then it shouldn't be too bitter but it probably will be.

 
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Old 09-30-2010, 12:48 PM   #18
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Man up and drink your coffee black! Or find a local coffee shop. Their coffee is probably better anyways.

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Ok let me be the first to ask..What did you use for a reference on the espresso ?
This is the first time you have ever heard this? In the coffee world, Starbucks is referred to as "Charbucks". As in they char the hell out of their beans, especially the espresso roasts. Their espresso is indeed quite awful. My comparison is all of the other espresso I've had at various local and chain coffee houses that didn't taste like crap.

 
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Old 09-30-2010, 12:53 PM   #19
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For those interested, this is a great thread we had going a while ago about espresso...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f19/espr...lovers-150077/

As Ed mentioned, espresso should taste nothing like the crap Starbucks serves you in a crappy paper cup like you are some junky who just needs a fix...

 
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Dunkin' Donuts, FTW. Great coffee, no attitude.
and no english!
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