Obsessives - Coffee

Discussion in 'Luxury and Lifestyle' started by dealmaker, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. I've never been much of a coffee drinker. I like the taste well-enough, but unless it's a very good coffee I experience a very unpleasant caffeine crash once the effect of the caffeine passes.
    #11     Mar 1, 2019
  2. dealmaker


    Try Blue Bottle coffee...
    #12     Mar 1, 2019
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    #13     Mar 2, 2019
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    I do love coffee. I drink 4 cups of coffee per day. I know it's bad, but I'm coffee addicted
    #14     Mar 30, 2019
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    #15     Apr 23, 2019
  6. dealmaker


    Wait, What? $75 cup of coffee sold in Bay Area
    $75 coffee? Yep, it's a thing. Or should we say was a thing? A tasting of the exclusive Elida Geisha Natural 803 was held over the weekend at Klatch Coffee's San Francisco location. Those who handed over the dollars – again, 75 to be exact – were treated to a hand poured cup of the award-winning coffee. And oh, you also received pastries and a special edition Elida 803 coffee mug, according to Klatch Coffee's website. (NBC Bay Area)
    #16     May 14, 2019
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    #17     Jul 1, 2019
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  8. Have you tried this coffee made from cat digested beans aka cat sh!t, no kidding ...
    #18     Jul 3, 2019
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  9. Trade coffee
    #19     Jul 16, 2019
  10. dealmaker


    The coffee industry is brewing up a 3rd batch of buzzy beaneries
    A number of craft-coffee startups are growing fast and raising big bucks to challenge Big Bean barons like Starbucks and Dunkin’.

    And, as Fast Company reports, these craft-coffee companies are also brewing up some big business: The craft-coffee industry is expected to heat up from $35B in 2018 to $85B by 2025.

    These so-called 3rd-wave coffee roasters offer bougie beans and prices that’re bound to burn some tongues: Blue Bottle sells its joe for as much as $16 a cup.

    So, what does ‘3rd wave’ even mean?
    According to the world’s condescending caffeine-oisseurs, there have already been 2 waves of coffee consumption.

    The 1st wave of caffeine consumption was the instant-coffee revolution: Big brands like Folgers and Maxwell House made it possible for caffeine junkies to consume bean juice in the comfort of their own homes.

    The 2nd wave of caffeine consumption was the explosion of on-the-go options: Coffee chains like Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts (now Dunkin’), Peet’s Coffee, and Tim Hortons built massive networks of easily accessible coffee shops.

    The 3rd wave is taking a page out of beer’s playbook and transforming beloved, basic beverages from commodities into premium products by increasing variety and branding new brews as “craft.”

    Which craft-coffee companies are brewing?
    Some craft-coffee companies are now owned (or partially owned) by bigger businesses: Blue Bottle sold a majority stake to Nestlé for $425m.

    Others, however, have chosen to remain independent and raise money from outside investors: Philz has raised $75m so far.

    Here’s a rundown of some craft-coffee companies vying to become caffeine’s next kingpins:

    • Ritual
    • Stumptown
    • Verve
    • Intelligentsia
    • Chameleon Cold Brew
    • Wandering Bear
    • Bulletproof
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