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Old 02-04-2019, 08:41 AM
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Location: Texas
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There is always something decent on sale. I experiment and try different things. The latest one I like is Cafe Caribe sold in a big yellow brick for under $2 locally. I agree that french press is more economical but the coffee is cold by the time it's in my cup ready to drink. So I use a drip coffee maker that keeps it warm.
Where do you buy Cafe Caribe? I'd like to try it.
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Old 02-04-2019, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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Yes, I cherish my one morning cup of coffee in the morning. And I buy a delicious brand of Italian coffee as I want my one cup to be really good. And I figure that daily cup divided by the price of a pound of coffee (more like 12 oz these days!) comes out to be much, much less than purchasing a cup at retail prices...so it's frugal.
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Redmond, Washington
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We didn't drink for 20 years, as long as we knew each other until a few yrs ago due to trauma. Now we are back on coffee. Yep, 2 yrs isn't enough to cause permanent problems BUT it sure makes drinking coffee look better!!



I recall when I was concerned about drinking too much coffee. 5 cups a week. boy was I in for a surprise! If enough traumatic events occur, I'd run to the alcohol for fear of loosing my mind. It did the trick but sure left me with a good impression of my 3-4 cups of coffee each week. So glad that part of my life is done.
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Old 02-10-2019, 01:34 PM
 
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I absolutely drink coffee every day -- I buy the good stuff and lately there have been some great sales so I've stocked up! I do not have to have the same brand every time just a good quality dark roast. I also enjoy tea and buy that in bulk.
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Old 02-11-2019, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Ohio
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I would rather drink water then old coffee reheated ...yech
Reheating old coffee later the same morning? Sure - it's just a caffeine delivery system for me. Which is why the disparaged "red and blue" plastic cans of pre-ground coffee are perfectly fine for me.
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Old 02-12-2019, 11:17 AM
 
Location: NJ
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one of the vacations we go on is a timeshare so we have a kitchen and always have breakfast in the room. i make a pot of coffee and will reheat it the next day. i cant say that i have noticed a substantial degradation of the quality of the coffee.
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Old Yesterday, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I would rather drink water then old coffee reheated ...yech
I think I'd live in a Travel Trailer before I sank to such depths of reheating coffee.

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Reheating old coffee later the same morning? Sure - it's just a caffeine delivery system for me. Which is why the disparaged "red and blue" plastic cans of pre-ground coffee are perfectly fine for me.
I'll drink about any kind of coffee, while I like the fancy stuff I'll not turn my nose up at Folgers, and I think that once you reheat it its gag inducing.
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Old Yesterday, 03:45 PM
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Location: Texas
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Although I love Starbuck's, I won't buy their cold drinks. They're packed with ice even if you ask for "light" ice. And frappuccinos are mostly made of crushed ice.
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Old Yesterday, 11:47 PM
 
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My major reason for stopping at Starbucks is a place to kill time before meeting with friends or waiting for a ride. The coffee or tea I drink is generally free as I get a $50 gift certificate each quarter for a friend in appreciation of some of the favors I do for him.

Personally, I am tired of Starbucks as I cannot get a cup of dark roast coffee after about 10 AM locally without getting a "pour over" which is a clearly inferior product.

It is not a stop that I would make if I had to pay cash.
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Old Today, 09:47 AM
 
Location: NJ
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My major reason for stopping at Starbucks is a place to kill time before meeting with friends or waiting for a ride. The coffee or tea I drink is generally free as I get a $50 gift certificate each quarter for a friend in appreciation of some of the favors I do for him.

Personally, I am tired of Starbucks as I cannot get a cup of dark roast coffee after about 10 AM locally without getting a "pour over" which is a clearly inferior product.

It is not a stop that I would make if I had to pay cash.
pour over is inferior? some place i go to that has a play area for kids and coffee does that and i thought the idea was that its better. i dont know or care how they make my coffee, im not a coffee connoisseur. its just the impression that i got.

like you, the primary situation where it comes up for coffee is to kill time. i pick up my daughter from dance or sewing class and i need to kill some time before its over. i try to refrain though because its wasted money and calories.
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