Coffee is...

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  1. Peggy

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    I need kaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwfeeeeeeeeeeeee....
     
  2. OneUpDave

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    FMB, with your crappy sleeping habits (or the lack thereof), I'm surprised you don't live on coffee like Chris does. The sugar is definitely not what you need, because of the whole high-then-crash bit.
     
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    u_u Urusai!
     
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    Nah, it won't. But it would hinder the flavor of coffee.

    Mix some warmed up milk with your coffee. Milk slows down your stomach lining's ability to extract the caffeine. It gives you a longer period of energy than just straight coffee. But not as high as you would get from just straight coffee.
     
  5. Wayne Luke

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    So... Our neighborhood supermarket just closed. It has been in the neighborhood since 1973 and was owned by Vons/Safeway. Our favorite checker actually started working there when it first opened in 1973 and retired the day before it closed.

    Anyway, we happen to like Vons over the competition (Winco, Wal-mart, Food-4-Less, Albertson's, etc...) so we go to the newer store which is about 5 miles away. Inside they have a Starbucks. So we do our shopping and my wife decides she wants ice cream. It is 45 degrees outside and she wants ice cream. So she and my step-son go next door to Baskin Robbins. Since they don't sell coffee, I go back inside the Von's which has a Starbucks Kiosk in there. The young clerk is pretty lonely so I order one of their Pumpkin Spice Lattes and we start talking a little about Starbucks and its problems, etc... She did a good job on the coffee and it was brewed fresh right there so I'll go back to that location in the future. I'll probably stay out of the stand alone stores and the ones located inside Barnes & Noble bookstores though.
     
  6. Abomination

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    Wayne, it really does sound like the Starbucks in your area are not as good as other areas. Some of the stand alone stores are really good around our area.
     
  7. Wayne Luke

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    Maybe... there are about 9 stand alone stores in the area. Interestingly enough, there was one in our local mall years ago and it went out of business. Now there are two coffee shops in the mall and they do strong business. One is a family business and used to be associated with Gloria Jean's Coffees but it isn't anymore. The other is a "Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf", which has a two more stores within a half-mile radius..
     
  8. OneUpDave

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    Starbucks around here are doing pretty good, too. It sounds like the regional manager or whomever is not doing their job right.
     
  9. MjrNuT

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    Or the community's taste has changed.

    @Wayne -- sorry about the loss of the long time store.
     
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    Wayne, you should check out "Coffee Bean and Tea".

    Oh, I haven't had Coffee since Thursday, I think. For some reason midway drinking coffee during a staff meeting at work, I got up and dumped my coffee in the break room's sink. I don't know what happened, but the taste of coffee irritates me now.

    Instead I switched over to some teas. One of my brothers had given me a 1/4 pound packet of purple oolong tea he'd gotten as a gift from an online tea distributor. He doesn't like purple oolong, and I was a bit timid. I'm the jasmine green tea person myself, and I mean those neatly wrapped balls of green tea with jasmine flowers inside.

    So I tried it out, nice flavor and wow, it gives off a deep purple color that's just good. The caffeine amount is medium, something like a light American blend of coffee, so it's not bad. I seem to digest my food faster drinking this oolong that regular black tea. When I looked at the price online, I was surprised. 1/2 a pound runs close to 90 dollars. Good lord.
     
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    Doing it now. The test of a good coffee is it still taste good re-heated while the new pot is brewing. Which doesn't happen often.

    Nothing like 48 degrees with the top down and the seats on.
     
  12. Chani

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    I would have loved heated seats in my Wrangler, altho that DID have a VERY good heater and fan!

    The two things I really liked about my Grand Cherokee were the heated seats, radio controls on the back of my steering wheel, and (three, I guess), my V8. :D
     
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    I love my car because it has 3 cup holders for me and only one for the passenger.

    So does anyone grind their own. Was my requirement on the coffeemaker. Had to have a grinder to.
     
  14. Chani

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    lol!

    I don't mind my current car, but it has almost no amenities at all.

    I lost my Grand Gherokee in my divorce (had to sell it :( ).
     
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    The car I'm going to purchase soon has a stupid place for cup holders, but like my other cars in its class, I won't be have anything in there, except a water bottle that's closed.
     
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    I swore that I wouldn't smoke in my Grand Cherokee. Yeah...that lasted. :rolleyes:
     
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    Do hotwheels count as a car???
     
  18. Peacelily

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    Does anyone have Chris's twitter?

    I am devastated that he is gone.
     
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    http://twitter.com/thecoffeeholic

    You're not the only one, Peacelilly. T.T
     
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