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I am guessing Starbucks stock will fall drastically now that I've left Seattle. Currently I'm at a coffee shop called "Java Groove" in Evergreen, CO... I have to say I've been missing out. So, Starbucks is comfortable, and it has wifi so it's a good place to pass a little time and get stuff done. This shop has that too, but it actually has good coffee too, crazy right?

Kids are now in pre-school MWF mornings, so I think this will be my new hangout on days I don't have errands. Bye Starbucks, it's been fun. My coffee money will be coming to the local place now.

Think I might start writing apps or something. Maybe start a blog. Good times.

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I don't remember if you're an introvert/extrovert, but have you considered investing in an espresso machine/coffee roaster?
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SaiSaysPlayGo wrote:
I don't remember if you're an introvert/extrovert, but have you considered investing in an espresso machine/coffee roaster?


Or the economical and delicious alternative: burr grinder and French press.
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My wife worked at a coffee shop when I met her. It was an independent shop with its own roaster. We used to hang out there, drink the best coffee ever and talk literature, philosophy, and nonsense all day long.

Then Starbucks came around with their subpar coffee (but still much better than most coffee out there from fast food, etc.), gross blendy drinks, and faux groovy vibe. It killed all the cool independent shops around here. I don't bitch about it too much, because really, I can get a decent cup at Starbucks no matter where I am. I like that part. The nice independent shops were few and far between.

So, it's a trade off. When I do find a great independent shop now I'm like a pig in shit I'm so happy.

Overall, I'm not asking for much in this life. I just want a good cup of black coffee. That's all.
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kristiefix wrote:
Think I might start writing apps or something. Maybe start a blog. Good times.


May all your aspirations come true. Coffee helps with the necessary energy so you're starting off excellently.
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I worked at an independent coffee shop for about 7 months when Mr. Blue and I were first dating. It wasn't really a cool place. It only got cool points because it wasn't Starbucks, you know?

Anyway, the owners had a policy of only hiring people who didn't like coffee so we wouldn't "drink away their profits." So, we gave recommendations based on no actual knowledge of what the product tasted like. Well, except for the hot chocolate. We made amazing hot chocolate with fresh whipped cream. It was tops.

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I was never much of a Starbucks fan until J mentioned somewhere that their blonde roast is actually fairly decent. When he says something about coffee, I tend to listen.
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SaiSaysPlayGo wrote:
I don't remember if you're an introvert/extrovert, but have you considered investing in an espresso machine/coffee roaster?


I bought one at one point and gave it away because I apparently am not gifted in that area. Now I have a Keurig, which I use when I'm at home.

My house is not close to the school, the coffee shop is.
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ChickenSedan wrote:
SaiSaysPlayGo wrote:
I don't remember if you're an introvert/extrovert, but have you considered investing in an espresso machine/coffee roaster?


Or the economical and delicious alternative: burr grinder and French press.


I mainly use my press for tea.

The guy at the coffee shop just gave me a free refil though, can't really beat this kind of service.

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Gelatinous Goo wrote:
My wife worked at a coffee shop when I met her. It was an independent shop with its own roaster. We used to hang out there, drink the best coffee ever and talk literature, philosophy, and nonsense all day long.

Then Starbucks came around with their subpar coffee (but still much better than most coffee out there from fast food, etc.), gross blendy drinks, and faux groovy vibe. It killed all the cool independent shops around here. I don't bitch about it too much, because really, I can get a decent cup at Starbucks no matter where I am. I like that part. The nice independent shops were few and far between.

So, it's a trade off. When I do find a great independent shop now I'm like a pig in shit I'm so happy.

Overall, I'm not asking for much in this life. I just want a good cup of black coffee. That's all.


Not sure how the black coffee is here, I got some sort of specialty thing... But this is definitely a cool venue if you ever find yourself in Evergreen.
 
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Genghis wrote:
I was never much of a Starbucks fan until J mentioned somewhere that their blonde roast is actually fairly decent. When he says something about coffee, I tend to listen.


Starbucks over-roasts coffee, so Blonde is like normal in my opinion. There coffee and espresso is just so acidic, but hey... It's convenient.
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kristiefix wrote:
Think I might start writing apps or something. Maybe start a blog. Good times.


May all your aspirations come true. Coffee helps with the necessary energy so you're starting off excellently.


Today I actually started reading tech news and such, I am so behind on news... It's a learning day for me!
 
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bluelise wrote:
I worked at an independent coffee shop for about 7 months when Mr. Blue and I were first dating. It wasn't really a cool place. It only got cool points because it wasn't Starbucks, you know?

Anyway, the owners had a policy of only hiring people who didn't like coffee so we wouldn't "drink away their profits." So, we gave recommendations based on no actual knowledge of what the product tasted like. Well, except for the hot chocolate. We made amazing hot chocolate with fresh whipped cream. It was tops.




I love GOOD hot chocolate! Dark chocolate is my ideal, with fresh whip cream for sweet... Yum!
 
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I have never walked into a Starbucks, and have no intention on ever doing so.

But that's mainly because all coffee tastes like warmed-over dishwater.
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I have never walked into a Starbucks, and have no intention on ever doing so.

But that's mainly because all coffee tastes like warmed-over dishwater.


We have a coffee machine at work that makes hot chocolate in addition to all the various lattes and mochas and other mumbo-jumbo that I don't drink. Whenever I feel like something to drink and I don't want water, I go get hot chocolate.
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dbmurph22 wrote:
kristiefix wrote:
Think I might start writing apps or something. Maybe start a blog. Good times.


May all your aspirations come true. Coffee helps with the necessary energy so you're starting off excellently.


Welcome to Xcode. So many podcasts to look at on this stuff!



So, the older lady that works here at Java Groove is an idiot. Maybe this will be my Monday morning hang out and I will try the other coffee shop down the street on Wednesdays. It's a shame, really. I'm apparently prejudice against idiots. Maybe I should start a review of coffee shops blog. Nah, probably better to keep those opinions between me and you.

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