Coffee prices

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Coffee prices

Postby Ryne Ween » Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:41 am

There is a new coffee stand in the lobby of my building and I just paid 4.40 for a large coffee and the guy said "there is a tip option at the top" when he swung around the iPad.

I think that's the most I've ever paid. This is insane. That's what's entire lunch costed 10 years ago. Coffee should be one dollar. I'm gonna walk two blocks to McDonald's from now on. That's just bad business.

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Re: Coffee prices

Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:48 am

hahaha

$4.40 for lunch in the mid 2000s? Were you bringing in your own tuna sandwich from home?
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Re: Coffee prices

Postby Ryne Ween » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:39 am

2.50 coffee was absurd. This is nuts.

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Re: Coffee prices

Postby Banedon » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:40 am

People pay it. And they don't just pay it...they get in huge lines to pay it.

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Re: Coffee prices

Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:47 am

People pay $5 for drinks at Starbucks but just large coffee seems like something that would cost $3-3.50. Then again, is t there large like 20oz?
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Re: Coffee prices

Postby Proven Veteran » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:27 am

Is this drip coffee? That is a high price if it's drip. Philz does pour over here and that's only $4 for a large.

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Re: Coffee prices

Postby Ryne Ween » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:28 am

I understand if a place like ipsento is making a real effort at a world class coffee and they want to charge a lot. But this is a loop office building "regular coffee". I just want caffeine and normal tasting coffee. On par with the Kirkland brand I make at home.

The inputs for coffee are incredibly cheap. Grounds and water. Two abundant commodities.

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Re: Coffee prices

Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:30 am

Ryne Ween wrote:I understand if a place like ipsento is making a real effort at a world class coffee and they want to charge a lot. But this is a loop office building "regular coffee". I just want caffeine and normal tasting coffee. On par with the Kirkland brand I make at home.

The inputs for coffee are incredibly cheap. Grounds and water. Two abundant commodities.

If you assume rent and labor are free.
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Re: Coffee prices

Postby Ryne Ween » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:34 am

It's a kiosk and two stoners.

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Re: Coffee prices

Postby jersey cubs fan » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:37 am

Ryne Ween wrote:It's a kiosk and two stoners.


https://youtu.be/6cnjYkr2J18
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Re: Coffee prices

Postby Ryne Ween » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:39 am

Proven Veteran wrote:Is this drip coffee? That is a high price if it's drip. Philz does pour over here and that's only $4 for a large.


No I think it's a French press. And that reminds me can we please not have a craft coffee movement. It's these same bearded freaks with their high ABV beers that cost a fortune making g me look bad for buying normal beer.

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Re: Coffee prices

Postby Proven Veteran » Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:40 am

Ryne Ween wrote:
Proven Veteran wrote:Is this drip coffee? That is a high price if it's drip. Philz does pour over here and that's only $4 for a large.


No I think it's a French press. And that reminds me can we please not have a craft coffee movement. It's these same bearded freaks with their high ABV beers that cost a fortune making g me look bad for buying normal beer.


If you can't handle it, just go to Dunkin Donuts or McDonald's, I'm sure they would be happy to have you.

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Re: Coffee prices

Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:18 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:
Ryne Ween wrote:It's a kiosk and two stoners.


https://youtu.be/6cnjYkr2J18


That was the first thing I thought of.

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Re: Coffee prices

Postby rocket » Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:26 pm

luckily my palate is at a point where mcdonald's coffee tastes about the same as expensive coffee
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Re: Coffee prices

Postby NOLA » Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:51 pm

I am working with a neighborhood supermarket these days and just started a cold drip coffee program for their cafe. Anyway, their cost to produce cold drip quality iced coffee is $.04 an ounce. The cup costs more than the coffee. It's the best mark-up in the whole store.

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Re: Coffee prices

Postby SouthSideRyan » Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:24 pm

What is this cup made out of?
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Re: Coffee prices

Postby NOLA » Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:11 pm

SouthSideRyan wrote:What is this cup made out of?

I was mostly kidding, but just barely. That cup is the greeniest ecofriendliest cup out there with little inspirational messages on the side.

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Re: Coffee prices

Postby treebird » Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:27 pm

SouthSideRyan wrote:What is this cup made out of?


they just pour it in his hands without warning

that might be worthy of a separate rant

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Re: Coffee prices

Postby BigbadB » Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:30 am

Looks like they will have to raise their prices some more to make up for the lost sales this thread has generated.


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