Semantic question: When initially proposing a "getting to know you" predate, the common invitation is to go get some coffee or to go get a drink. If you don't enjoy coffee or alcohol (yet), what alternate phrase can you use that doesn't sound weird? "Get a soda" sounds like "let's go get a malted!", and proposing "getting a drink" and then not drinking alcohol yourself can be problematic — and engaging in even a one- or two-sentence-long explanation about how you don't drink takes the question's tone away from casual and into "sounds complicated-neurotic" territory.
I'm looking for reusable coffee mug with a lid like the I'm Not a Paper Cup, but made of a different material. This product has the right idea, but it's too thick/heavy. Does anyone know of a another product like this? [more inside]
Is there a cheaper alternative to the manufacturer-recommended descale solutions used to decalcify coffee/espresso machines???? [more inside]
My wife spilled coffee on my keyboard: Is my computer fried? [more inside]
Can a couple of cups of tea make me totally anxious, and totally unable to sleep? Even two days later? [more inside]
I received a small gift packet of branded "Southern Comfort" coffee for Christmas. It is really good but all I can find is more little gift packets for sale. Anyone know where I can get a larger quantity or a very similar tasting coffee? (I think it has a citrus like flavor)
Fellow baristas! What would your ideal bar set-up look like? Opportunity has knocked. I may be in charge of designing the cafe of my dreams! I know what I like, but I need the opinions of you other java-slingers. [more inside]
How much water do I put in my Delonghi Ec5 Espresso machine? [more inside]
Good spot for a blind date in SF near BART? [more inside]
I'd like to have a drawing, which I have as a jpeg, printed onto a porcelain I am not a Paper Cup. Does anyone know where I can have this done in NYC? [more inside]
There are two beverages that nearly every American adult seems to like, but I dislike both: coffee and beer. I would like to develop a taste for both of them. For morning caffeine, coffee's free at most workplaces whereas pop isn't; and beer is a cheap mood alterer; but more importantly, both are social lubricants, one that isn't achieved by drinking a soda while others get either awake, buzzed or drunk. It's been a while since I had either, but remembering the tastes, I think it's that I dislike the bitterness in each drink. [more inside]
Diagnosisfilter: I used to love coffee. It made me feel like all was right with the world. Recently, coffee makes me mentally confused and foggy... confused to the point that it's sometimes hard to follow conversations. It doesn't seem to matter how much I drink, it doesn't make me more alert. While the coffee response is the most weird symptom, I've generally felt rundown and foggy lately. It doesn't seem to matter how much I sleep (I can sleep for 12 hours and still feel tired). I have a doctor's appointment in a few weeks, but I want to know what you all think. Thanks everybody!
Back in the 90s, Century Media made a lot of 1,000 (if I remember correctly) black Samael coffee cups showing (if I remember correctly) both the moon from the cover of Passage and the yin/yang design from Rebellion. It was my favorite coffee cup ever, and somebody swiped mine. Anyone got any idea where I can find another? There must still be some out there somewhere!
Is there a coffee syrup that tastes like Cointeau? [more inside]
I need to be famous for other things. So I would like to make my own blend of coffee. At home and cheaply how can I get started? [more inside]
What is there to do in Pforzheim, Germany? [more inside]
What are some good coffee shops and lunch places in Downtown Houston? [more inside]
Coffee taste stain? My travel mug's lid is plastic, and has picked up the taste of old, bad coffee (from, no doubt, the new good coffee I drink each morning). How do I get it out? [more inside]
I'd like recommendations for blogs about coffee. [more inside]
NYC filter: Where's the best cup of coffee near Madison Sq. Park/Gramercy/Union Square?
Good/great espresso on the cheap... possible? [more inside]
I am looking for an electric coffee maker that is not made of plastic. I have found several that are "stainless steel" in the sense that they are plastic wrapped in steel, or the carafe is steel, but what I want is a machine that does not heat the water in plastic. The only thing I have found is a vacuum coffee maker made entirely of glass, but that's not really what I want. I'm also not interested in a French press or a Chemex. Please help!
Books, sofas, coffee and the Sunday papers - good independent bookshops in London that are made for relaxing of a Sunday morning? [more inside]
Is there anywhere online or brick-and-mortar where I can buy just a glass carafe for a French press coffee maker? [more inside]
What’s the cleanest way to make a large quantity of strong, iced coffee? -or- What should my next coffee maker purchase be? [more inside]
Do I need a conical burr grinder? [more inside]
Where are good coffee places with wifi in the Georgetown area? [more inside]
What's better for you? Coffee-Mate or half-and-half? [more inside]
CoffeeFilter: Where I can find good flavored coffee beans in the Boston area? [more inside]
I want to find a replacement for coffee and tea for a morning kick drink. [more inside]
I'm looking for a good cup of coffee on Cape Cod. [more inside]
Coffee beans as an air freshener? [more inside]
What is a good, cheap coffee-maker for someone who will only make coffee a few times a year? [more inside]
Best Flat White in the City of London? Coffee-lovers, please advise! [more inside]
CoffeeFilter. I love the smell of coffee but can't stand the taste. Far too bitter for my tastebuds. How can I learn to like coffee? [more inside]
Help! I am a barista and my elbow hurts! What should I do? [more inside]
What's a good whole bean coffee I can buy in bulk online on a college student budget? [more inside]
Good coffee roaster that'll cut down on the smoke? [more inside]
Where can I buy a Zojirushi coffee maker in Chicago? I'd prefer to pick one up in person, as opposed to ordering online. The Zojirushi website is very helpful in pointing me towards a retailer.
I drank some coffee at 9 pm, and at 2 am, I am still wide awake. Anyone have tips for neutralizing caffeine or speeding it out of my system? Or for falling asleep while I'm still wired? [more inside]
I've never liked coffee. But I've discovered I love Java Monster energy drinks, which are basically cold coffee, right? At three bucks a can, though, these are becoming impractical. My attempts to recreate the flavor thus far have failed. [more inside]
I'm anxious to give up the Java, or switch to decaf. For health reasons. Give me hints on how to do this effectively. [more inside]
I recently purchased a Keurig coffee maker from Costco with a load of coffee cups. They lasted a month or so and now I either have to shell out $$ for more of those cups or try normal coffee with their reusable cup. So far I don't have much success with the latter. Is it just me or the damn thing is not designed to be used with normal coffee?!
I enjoy drinking coffee from various regions. Is there a good online resource for A) determining good coffees from various regions and B) ordering said coffees online? [more inside]
Coffee gurus: I'm looking for a good burr grinder with control over quantity as well as grind, if possible. Usage will be for a small french press. Recommendations?
I have this white/cream dress made out of a viscose lace. I just discovered a faint stain of what I think is coffee or tea or something. [more inside]
Completely-random-question-filter: What's up with that glass bulb-shaped carafe some restaurants use to serve coffee and tea? Am I missing something? [more inside]
Anyone with personal experience printing coffee mugs? Ordered out for a few cases from a printer I would prefer not to libel, got a mushy print job in return. Can you recommend specific printers? (Especially if they can do even, opaque flat area coverage on dark mugs) [more inside]
What are the best barista training programs/schools around? [more inside]
Any Dallasites know a good local source for fresh-roasted coffee beans? [more inside]