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eryn roston
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is it just me or does coffe seem like a bad deal. you get 3 cards from it only once every 5 trades, other wise it's basically no better than tobacco and more expensive.
 
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Tobacco (or Silver) is a better choice in most cases, but you don't always have a choice! If you need a second resource and Coffee is what you've got, you'd better buy the Coffee rather than wait and hope for something better.
 
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baditude wrote:
you get 3 cards from it only once every 5 trades, other wise it's basically no better than tobacco

And it gets 2 cards once in every 5 trades, when tabacco only gets one.
The progression is that each 'better' good pays off 2 additional cards in 5 trades. Averages are 1.0, 1.4, 1.8, 2.2, 2.6 cards per trade.
 
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baditude wrote:
is it just me or does coffe seem like a bad deal. you get 3 cards from it only once every 5 trades, other wise it's basically no better than tobacco and more expensive.


Coffee is significantly better in the long run than Tobacco. Meaning early in the game you will see enough trades with it that it is worth it (in my experience) to build Coffee rather than Tobacco.

And while on average there isn't much difference, it makes a huge difference if you need 2 cards for a Tobacco and only get 1. (Happens to me all the time. shake ) Whereas with coffee you always get 2 with an occasional bonus.

After the first few trades, especially after you know where the 1 Tobacco trade stick is, then you are correct that the difference is minimal and it probably is no longer worth it to build Coffee.
 
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baditude wrote:
is it just me or does coffe seem like a bad deal. you get 3 cards from it only once every 5 trades, other wise it's basically no better than tobacco and more expensive.


Build it if you take builder and it's in your starting hand among other crappy cards you don't need at the beginning.
 
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Greg Jones
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Right. If I'm first I'm happier to see Coffee in my initial hand than Silver, because Coffee can be built right away with Builder.
 
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