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Drekkus
07-06-2005, 17:26:57
Little more than a week to go, and I'm starting to worry about keeping my coffee addiction up. For all I know american coffee is about as strong as english tea, very watery. And I want my coffee strong! When I was in the Dominican Republic they had their coffee adjusted for americans, and it was awfull enough to keep me off coffee for 2 weeks.
So is american coffee really that bad, and are there enough coffee places that have good coffee to keep my daily dose up? I'm actually thinking about bringing my own coffee and one of these.
http://www.rockymountainmarket.com/Images/Catalog/Big/E673A1B1-4A34-4A91-A4CD-9FAF6101F90D.jpg

protein
07-06-2005, 17:29:53
The point of going to other countries is to try out how they do things. If they have their coffee weak with marshmallows, whipped cream and doughnuts on the side then join in man. You can always go to a coffee shop to have an espresso if you are feeling the need.

mr.G
07-06-2005, 17:30:52
and 10kg potatoos, pindakaas,
drop


just ask for a double espresso

MDA
07-06-2005, 17:31:35
coffee here is... highly variable. Just depends where you go.

Starbucks usually tastes strong, but I think that's usually because they've left it out on the heating unit for hours and its scorched and cooked down at the same time.

Its also overpriced and nasty.

Funko
07-06-2005, 17:32:03
I think if that is the point you should try and sample the things they do well, not necessarily the ones they do badly.

Drekkus
07-06-2005, 17:32:25
I'm planning on criticising everything for not being dutch, and talk to everyone there in dutch, in a really LOUD VOICE, cause then they probably will understand what I'm saying.

MDA
07-06-2005, 17:33:13
So if I visit England, I should get Indian food? :D

mr.G
07-06-2005, 17:35:31
Originally posted by Drekkus
I'm planning on criticising everything for not being dutch, and talk to everyone there in dutch, in a really LOUD VOICE, cause then they probably will understand what I'm saying.

:lol:

in Dutchland everything is much much bigger


and dutcher

protein
07-06-2005, 17:37:58
Originally posted by MDA
So if I visit England, I should get Indian food? :D
Absofuckinglutely. If there's one thing we're good at it's curry.

mr.G
07-06-2005, 17:38:46
and GIANT peas

Japher
07-06-2005, 17:45:38
I haven't had coffee in a loooooooong time

my wife hates starbucks, except for their mochas

she says Denny's actually has good coffee

and I use to like Pete's

there are plenty of coffee places throughout CA (there are about 4 within a 1/4 mile of where I live), just try 'em until you find what you like

generally the mom and pop type places will be better than chains

mr.G
07-06-2005, 17:48:55
Originally posted by Japher
I haven't had coffee in a loooooooong time

so don't give Drekkus advice
and my banana back

Lurker the Second
07-06-2005, 17:49:57
Yeah, you won't have trouble finding good coffee. You'll probably find plenty of bad coffee, too, but that's life.

Personally, I like Starbucks coffee, but agree it is ridiculously overpriced.

mr.G
07-06-2005, 17:52:40
overpriced is overrated

Lurker the Second
07-06-2005, 17:53:55
Especially when it's someone else's money.

mr.G
07-06-2005, 17:55:17
jes jes
you know Lurker knows you know

jsorense
07-06-2005, 18:10:31
In California "Peet's" has a much better reputation than "Starbucks". However, I don't know how many sites they have.
http://www.peets.com/

Kory
07-06-2005, 19:50:50
If you like strong coffee, you will love Charbucks.

Peet's is even stronger, I swear.

Personally, I feel both of them serve coffee which tastes burnt, but then, I also prefer lattes and café au lait in any event.

You will probably find most places have some sort of coffee available that will meet your tastes.

-- Kory (Who is drinking a café au lait right now.)

zmama
07-06-2005, 23:58:14
Oh it'll be hard to find coffee as good as the stuff I had in Dutchland and Germany...but at least you CAN find it now.

BigGameHunter
08-06-2005, 01:16:20
Where are you going?

There should be plenty of cool little shops in any major metro area, and most of those serve a much better cup than Starbucks. Here, I like Coffee People best, but I doubt it is outside Oregon.

We use a French press at home and the difference, as you know, is significant.
However, 99% of Americans will probably think it is some kind of anal flange when they pull it out of your suitcase in Customs...so be forewarned.

Oerdin
08-06-2005, 02:18:11
We've got a Peet's down in La Jolla (about 10-12 miles from my house) and their coffee is better then Starbucks but I like to buy from the local mom & pop places. Lestat's (http://www.lestats.com/) (named after the Ann Rice Novel) has good coffee and lots of gothic chicks to oogle but my favorate has to be Claire de Lune Coffee Lounge (http://www.clairedelune.com/).

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
08-06-2005, 02:27:25
I have also heard good things about Peets. But the only coffee I've have people drink near me is Folgers. So what do I know?

Oerdin
08-06-2005, 02:56:03
You at least know you were
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sexylady
08-06-2005, 08:48:26
Originally posted by Oerdin
You at least know you were
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why you are hiding??? :nervous: :D

Funko
08-06-2005, 09:15:12
Originally posted by zmama
Oh it'll be hard to find coffee as good as the stuff I had in Dutchland and Germany...but at least you CAN find it now.

Yeah, it is good over there.

Of course the fact you can have a joint with your coffee does make it better.

jsorense
09-06-2005, 02:37:10
tired and wired, been there, done that

Funko
09-06-2005, 09:13:27
You can get liqueur coffees, that's an even better combination of three things.

zmama
09-06-2005, 10:46:08
ummmm calvados