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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    Starbuck's.
    Have you seen their prices? It's definately "bucks" in the most plural way possible.
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    I grew up in Fort Lauderdale and went to university in Tampa. But we've lived in Georgia since 1985 - and I sorely miss proper Cuban cafe con leche. Starbucks is the closest I can find with their espresso drinks and that's a distant second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PetersCreek View Post
    I can tolerate Starbucks when I need to: for convenience or for The Wife's sake. She likes their drip coffee.
    I'm sure I could tolerate it--it's just that I don't drink coffee when I'm down town or on the move--it's something I do at the start of the day, while my eyes are still opening. Very much the opposite of a social occasion. I have one friend who likes to "meet for coffee", but she's a Caffè Nero person, and their drinks list makes my eyes glaze over, so I just have some sort of sandwich-related item on those occasions.

    Quote Originally Posted by PetersCreek View Post
    I find most consumer grade coffee grinders to be just awful.
    Not an expert, but so I hear. The nice man down the road has been roasting and grinding coffee on the premises for the last 150 years (well, I think a number of previous generations have been involved too), so I just take the stuff he grinds. And he just has his surname on the signage, so that's all good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schlaugh View Post
    I grew up in Fort Lauderdale and went to university in Tampa. But we've lived in Georgia since 1985 - and I sorely miss proper Cuban cafe con leche. Starbucks is the closest I can find with their espresso drinks and that's a distant second.
    First time we were in Chile, back in the early nineties, I asked for a café con leche with breakfast, and was presented with a pot of hot water, a little jug of cold milk, and a jar full of instant coffee granules. When we were there a few years ago, asking for the same thing scored me a tall cup of hot milk lightly flavoured with coffee. It's the uncertainty I can't cope with, when ordering coffee abroad ...

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    As a non-coffee drinker, I basically don't have technology for drinks I consume; I am continually fascinated by the technology for coffee.
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