10-07-2013, 11:39 AM
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(10-07-2013, 09:22 AM)bullgoose Wrote: I was in a rush today. I just had a cup of Starbucks Verona.

CHARBUCKS!!!!! Eeeeek You're fired as president of the Coffee Lovers Club! Angry ( Winky )

A double Americano at one of my favorite local coffeehouses. Smooth perfection. Biggrin

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 10-07-2013, 11:40 AM
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(10-07-2013, 11:39 AM)freddy Wrote:
(10-07-2013, 09:22 AM)bullgoose Wrote: I was in a rush today. I just had a cup of Starbucks Verona.

CHARBUCKS!!!!! Eeeeek You're fired as president of the Coffee Lovers Club! Angry ( Winky )

A double Americano at one of my favorite local coffeehouses. Smooth perfection. Biggrin

Laughing1

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 10-07-2013, 11:45 AM
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(10-07-2013, 11:40 AM)Agravic Wrote:
(10-07-2013, 11:39 AM)freddy Wrote:
(10-07-2013, 09:22 AM)bullgoose Wrote: I was in a rush today. I just had a cup of Starbucks Verona.

CHARBUCKS!!!!! Eeeeek You're fired as president of the Coffee Lovers Club! Angry ( Winky )

A double Americano at one of my favorite local coffeehouses. Smooth perfection. Biggrin

Laughing1

Ravi, unfortunately I cannot take credit for that term. However, the term I would have liked to use is totally unprintable so I decided to be good (just this once Angel).

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 10-07-2013, 01:09 PM
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In my house not only Charbucks but we call Folgers the F word.

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 10-07-2013, 01:55 PM
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(10-07-2013, 11:39 AM)freddy Wrote:
(10-07-2013, 09:22 AM)bullgoose Wrote: I was in a rush today. I just had a cup of Starbucks Verona.

CHARBUCKS!!!!! Eeeeek You're fired as president of the Coffee Lovers Club! Angry ( Winky )

A double Americano at one of my favorite local coffeehouses. Smooth perfection. Biggrin

I was just a junkie in need of a fix. Cool Starbucks is like "the man" at the corner.

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 10-07-2013, 02:31 PM
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(10-07-2013, 01:55 PM)bullgoose Wrote:
(10-07-2013, 11:39 AM)freddy Wrote:
(10-07-2013, 09:22 AM)bullgoose Wrote: I was in a rush today. I just had a cup of Starbucks Verona.

CHARBUCKS!!!!! Eeeeek You're fired as president of the Coffee Lovers Club! Angry ( Winky )

A double Americano at one of my favorite local coffeehouses. Smooth perfection. Biggrin

I was just a junkie in need of a fix. Cool Starbucks is like "the man" at the corner.

Well, I'll forgive you this time since you know what Charbucks really is. Dodgy ( Biggrin )

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 10-07-2013, 02:35 PM
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I generally agree with y'all regarding Charbucks (love that and I haven't heard it before, I will be using it from now on) but I recently had a very different experience. If you have a Starbucks near you then you need to see if they have a Clover brewing system (Google it, it's pretty neat). A new Starbucks opened near our closest Sam's Club so we stopped in. It is super nice and I noticed something different, the Clover. I asked about it and after a brief description I got a cup of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee that was ground in front of me and then brewed in about 90s via the Clover system. It was the absolute best cup of coffee I've ever had from this establishment. I look forward to having another in the near future.

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 10-07-2013, 03:06 PM
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I agree Brian...the Clover makes a good cup of coffee. I also like that you can choose which coffee you want them to use.

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 10-07-2013, 03:13 PM
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(10-07-2013, 02:35 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: I generally agree with y'all regarding Charbucks (love that and I haven't heard it before, I will be using it from now on) but I recently had a very different experience. If you have a Starbucks near you then you need to see if they have a Clover brewing system (Google it, it's pretty neat). A new Starbucks opened near our closest Sam's Club so we stopped in. It is super nice and I noticed something different, the Clover. I asked about it and after a brief description I got a cup of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee that was ground in front of me and then brewed in about 90s via the Clover system. It was the absolute best cup of coffee I've ever had from this establishment. I look forward to having another in the near future.

(10-07-2013, 03:06 PM)bullgoose Wrote: I agree Brian...the Clover makes a good cup of coffee. I also like that you can choose which coffee you want them to use.

This is all news to me. About the only time I drink Charbucks is if that is the only option at the airport while I'm waiting for a flight and, somehow, I doubt that this Clover will be there anytime soon. Sad

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 10-07-2013, 03:35 PM
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DD pumpkin spice K cup

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 10-07-2013, 05:27 PM
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I used the Aeropress when I got back from the store for an afternoon jolt of java (Backyard Beans). I enjoyed a perfect cup.

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 10-07-2013, 05:39 PM
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(10-07-2013, 05:27 PM)bullgoose Wrote: I used the Aeropress when I got back from the store for an afternoon jolt of java (Backyard Beans). I enjoyed a perfect cup.

Phil, if you're thinking like me then the AeroPress has been a very pleasant surprise. Even I can make a decent cup of coffee with it! Smile

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 10-07-2013, 05:39 PM
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Grocery shopping with a DD nearby so I'll probably pick up a Pumpkin Spice latte for the ride home.

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 10-07-2013, 05:56 PM
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(10-07-2013, 05:39 PM)freddy Wrote:
(10-07-2013, 05:27 PM)bullgoose Wrote: I used the Aeropress when I got back from the store for an afternoon jolt of java (Backyard Beans). I enjoyed a perfect cup.

Phil, if you're thinking like me then the AeroPress has been a very pleasant surprise. Even I can make a decent cup of coffee with it! Smile

Definitely! I am glad that Yohann reviewed it.

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 10-07-2013, 06:08 PM
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Starbucks purchased Clover a few years ago. I never see the machines anywhere anymore but then I avoid the 'Bucks except in total desperation. There is a really fun new machine out called the Steampunk. I've seen it in just one place so far.
(10-07-2013, 02:35 PM)SharpSpine Wrote: I generally agree with y'all regarding Charbucks (love that and I haven't heard it before, I will be using it from now on) but I recently had a very different experience. If you have a Starbucks near you then you need to see if they have a Clover brewing system (Google it, it's pretty neat). A new Starbucks opened near our closest Sam's Club so we stopped in. It is super nice and I noticed something different, the Clover. I asked about it and after a brief description I got a cup of Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee that was ground in front of me and then brewed in about 90s via the Clover system. It was the absolute best cup of coffee I've ever had from this establishment. I look forward to having another in the near future.

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 10-07-2013, 06:27 PM
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Are you familiar with the Slayer?

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 10-07-2013, 07:00 PM
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Clover? Steampunk? Slayer? I am at a complete loss. Huh

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 10-08-2013, 11:22 AM
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October 8, 2013

Coffee: Backyard Beans Sumatra

Brewing Method: Aeropress

Cream/Milk or Black: With Cream

Sugar: No

Result: A Smooth and delicious cup of java.

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 10-08-2013, 11:47 AM
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I know, I'm a philistine, but I actually like the coffee we make on weekdays with Starbucks light roast beans, ground in a Braun and brewed in a Krups machine. I admit that I don't like their darker roasts, but the light ("blonde") roasts such as the Veranda and Willow blends, are just fine. So sue me.

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 10-08-2013, 11:53 AM
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(10-08-2013, 11:47 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: I know, I'm a philistine, but I actually like the coffee we make on weekdays with Starbucks light roast beans, ground in a Braun and brewed in a Krups machine. I admit that I don't like their darker roasts, but the light ("blonde") roasts such as the Veranda and Willow blends, are just fine. So sue me.

No one is going to sue you, John. 24 As always, YMMV.Biggrin Personally, I find their darker roasts bitter and their lighter roasts dishwater. I generally do not care for their coffee. However, as I have stated before, I am no expert and if it tastes good to the drinker then that is what matters most.

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