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I might be a coffee snob

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@kayb

 

not difficult.  what you describe is coffee , pre-ground in bags

 

the cheapest available.

 

passed through a coffee-system that has not been cleaned

 

and left at too hot a temp for two long.

 

why not get of hold of a manager and express yourself ?


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On 8/28/2018 at 12:07 PM, rotuts said:

@kayb

 

not difficult.  what you describe is coffee , pre-ground in bags

 

the cheapest available.

 

passed through a coffee-system that has not been cleaned

 

and left at too hot a temp for two long.

 

why not get of hold of a manager and express yourself ?

 

 

I fully intend to email the manager. 

 

At least the two-block walk to the nearby coffee shop got me a little exercise this week.

 

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Id make the manager drink  some of the coffee

 

that's just me and its really really hot and humid here.

 

MR is not cutting it.

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I think there's a long, long road between "I don't like bad coffee" and "I'm a coffee snob." There's plenty of perfectly adequate, inoffensive tasting coffee will wake you up in the morning and put a smile on your face, but that won't have the qualities to satisfy an aficionado.

 

Last month I was listening to a podcast by Matt Perger, a former world champion barista and roaster with many opinions (I may be showing my had here, regarding the snob continuum ...). He made an interesting point: tea, wine and beer have histories of many thousands of years, and for most of this time people were concerned with how to make them all taste good. Coffee has only been a beverage for a few hundred years, and almost all the study into making it taste good came in the last fifty. You could even argue that most of it is from the last 20. So coffee snobbery (or enthusiasm, or whatever you want to call it) has only even been an aspiration for a short while. It's new club, and it's evolving quickly. 

 

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