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Old Feb 8th 2007, 3:25 pm
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In the land of Coffee, I live in the town of Coffee.
Luckily I love coffee but still am unsure how to order one!
Standing behind people who take 30 secs to order a coffee and I have no idea what they have just said - can anyone interrupt for me?
I know -
tall - means small
skinny - low fat
dry - lots of foam
double shot of espresso
different flavours of shots (vanilla)
Recently I was asked if I wanted my cappuccino dry or wet (apparently I like mine wet )

I take mine (so far!) skinny, wet, cappuccino.

How do you take yours?

I know most guys would like to take theirs from -
http://www.suntimes.com/news/nation/...-sex30.article

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Old Feb 8th 2007, 3:50 pm
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I really don't know. I just order mine black. Every once in a while I get an Americano. I really wish you could get espresso in normal size cups instead of those micro cups they use. I tend to think that people who take thirty seconds to order coffee are high maintenance. I am anything but high maintenance.
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I always order a medium black coffee - no matter where I am, never had a problem.
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Originally Posted by another bloody yank View Post
I really don't know. I just order mine black. Every once in a while I get an Americano. I really wish you could get espresso in normal size cups instead of those micro cups they use. I tend to think that people who take thirty seconds to order coffee are high maintenance. I am anything but high maintenance.
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I always order a medium black coffee - no matter where I am, never had a problem.
That's cause you 2 order a straight coffee, I'm talking frilly fru-fru ones
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Hehe....well it gets confusing depending on the part on the country your in too, things like a frap etc

Anyway, I don't have a clue, and prefer either a a simple coffee with milk, or a mochachino.
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I really don't know. I just order mine black. Every once in a while I get an Americano. I really wish you could get espresso in normal size cups instead of those micro cups they use. I tend to think that people who take thirty seconds to order coffee are high maintenance. I am anything but high maintenance.
That is how expresso is served all over the world. In small cups. If they made it in larger cups our hearts would explode.

I had a bad experience with the well-known international chain last summer, my fault, didn't eat all day then organized a meeting there and had myself a tall cuppa mocha and felt I was going to die! I don't patronize it anymore.
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Originally Posted by irnbru4u View Post
In the land of Coffee, I live in the town of Coffee.
Luckily I love coffee but still am unsure how to order one!
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Hey
Im here in Seattle working the Microsoft TR4 show at the convention center until Sunday, do you work nearby? Lunch?
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Hey
Im here in Seattle working the Microsoft TR4 show at the convention center until Sunday, do you work nearby? Lunch?
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nope don't work, way south of you, but thanks and hope you have a good time
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That is how expresso is served all over the world. In small cups.
I know that's how it's supposed to be served but I want more. I had a small espresso maker for a while and used to make a full pot every morning. It just about filled up my travel mug, that was perfect.
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I know that's how it's supposed to be served but I want more. I had a small espresso maker for a while and used to make a full pot every morning. It just about filled up my travel mug, that was perfect.
do you not get the jitters, a full travel mug of espresso
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do you not get the jitters, a full travel mug of espresso
I'm pretty laid back and relaxed most of the time, a full cup of espresso just brings me to normal speed.
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I usually have a regular latte or vanilla latte.
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I will not pay them prices in Star Bucks We had a little chat about this a while ago, and someone mentioned Dunkin Doughnuts coffee, so I tryed it and have to say it's the best I've had over here, but then again I am a Tea addict and have not gone out of my way for a coffee really
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ERM TRANSLATION
Drip Brewed coffee.
Espresso Powerful brew resulting from steam forced through packed ground coffee. Look for rich brown "crema" on top.
Cafe au Lait Equal parts brewed coffee and hot milk.
Cafe Latte Espresso with steamed milk.
Cappuccino Latte with milk foam on top.
Cafe Macchiato Espresso with a hint of milk foam.
Cafe con Panna Espresso topped with whipped cream.
Cafe Americano Espresso with a dash of hot water.
Half-caff Espresso made with half regular and half decaffeinated beans.
Mocha Latte Latte with cocoa, topped with whipped cream.
Skinny Any coffee drink with nonfat milk instead of regular milk.
Single, Double, Triple or Quad The number of espresso shots (one, two, three or four) in a drink.
Short, Tall, Grande Small, medium, large cups (respectively).
Vanilla, Caramel, Hazelnut Flavored syrups, usually made by Torani, that can be added to a coffee drink.
Irish Coffee Coffee with a shot of whiskey, heavy whipping cream and three sugar cubes.

COFFEE HOUSE LINGO
Short
Small, 8 ounces

*In some coffee houses, the smallest size starts at a Tall.
Tall Medium, 12 ounces
Grande Large, 16 ounces
Venti X-Large, 20 ounces
Barista Expert espresso bartender.
Breve Milk based espresso using cream.
Con panna With whipped cream. Literally translates "with fat."
Crema Tan colored foam that forms on top of an espresso shot. A result of brewing.
Decaf, or Unleaded Very little caffeine, not entirely caffeine free.
Demitasse Small cup, 2 - 3 oz., for serving straight espresso.
Dry cap, or No cap No steamed milk. (Just foamed milk.)
Froth, or Foam Milk aerated with hot steam to make the milk thick and foamy.
Half caf Half regular and half decaf espresso. Sometimes referred to as "schizo" -- referring to a patron who cannot make up their mind.
Iced Served over ice. Not to be confused with a blended drink.
Single shot, double, triple, quad One shot of espresso, two shots, three shots, four shots. Single shot also called "Solo." Double shot also called "Doppio." Quad shot also called "Double-Double."
Skinny Made with non-fat or skim milk.
Syrups Flavored syrups added to the coffee.
Wet cap Extra steamed milk.
Whipless No whipped cream.
Why bother Decaf and non-fat milk.
Without, or Foamless No foam.
With wings, on wheels, with legs, on a leash Take away, "to go."

Reference:
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http://quidnunc.org/coffee.html


I like mine strong and black (now now ladies, please refrain from your smutty remarks )
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I will not pay them prices in Star Bucks We had a little chat about this a while ago, and someone mentioned Dunkin Doughnuts coffee, so I tryed it and have to say it's the best I've had over here, but then again I am a Tea addict and have not gone out of my way for a coffee really
Macdonalds here do Seattle best coffee and it's nice (don't know if it's just local). But then I haven't had a bad coffee in the PNW think a lot to do with the water - it's nice here.

I hate Starbucks which is hard as I live in Starbucks country
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