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Postby tamarian » Dec 31, 2012, 12:18 am

Needed a refresher to make Chemix, so went to brewmethods.com and picked this video from Verve, a bit over the top!

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Postby drgary » Dec 31, 2012, 3:27 am

Thank you Wa'il. I disagree with you though. A bit over the top??? :lol:
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Postby LaDan » Dec 31, 2012, 3:14 pm


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Postby sashaman » Dec 31, 2012, 4:55 pm

This gave me a chuckle. Someone posted a question on reddit asking "What is the snobbiest subreddit you have ventured into?" (Subreddits are topic-specific forums). The winner by a landslide: r/coffee.

http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comme.../?sort=top

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Postby Bob_McBob » Dec 31, 2012, 5:26 pm

The worst thing about it is that the coffee sub-reddit is by far the most pedestrian and newbie-friendly coffee discussion forum I have come across. Saying anything bad about places like Starbucks is actively frowned upon, and your favourite instant coffee or pre-ground are legitimate discussion topics. Specialized sub-reddits often try to cater to the entire range of experience and interest levels like this, which is the main reason I don't post over there very often.

Unfortunately, as can plainly be seen in the replies, a rather large portion of the general public is going to view anything beyond Folgers brewed in a $10 coffee maker as extreme snobbery, no matter how inviting, inclusive, or friendly the discussion. The OP in the "snobbiest sub-reddit" post does not understand why people with any remotely special interest in coffee would object to discussing flavoured K-Cups, or even why K-Cups have a bad reputation. He just sees a bunch of snobs talking trash about his coffee.
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Postby sashaman » Dec 31, 2012, 5:51 pm

Yeah, I was kind of thinking "Sheesh, if they think r/coffee is snobby..." And ironically, all the posts I've ever seen in r/coffee about K-cups have been helpful. They usually kindly point out the limitations of single-serve brews, but also highlight their convenience and reliability.

On a good note, though, in the "any publicity is good publicity" category, note that a lot of comments in the "reply" post, http://www.reddit.com/r/Coffee/comments...o_is_here/ , are along the lines of "I'm glad that snobbery post hit the front page, because I never knew this subreddit existed, and now I'm subscribed."

I admit, though, I kind of like to see these posts every now and then - if anything it's a good reminder never to take anything too seriously.

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Postby Randy G. » Dec 31, 2012, 7:11 pm

sashaman wrote:I admit, though, I kind of like to see these posts every now and then - if anything it's a good reminder never to take anything too seriously.


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Postby phillip canuck » Jan 02, 2013, 4:52 am

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Postby Eastsideloco » Jan 07, 2013, 5:14 pm

This cracked me up:



There is no explicit coffee connection, but some of the aesthetics are shared.

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Postby doubleOsoul » Jan 07, 2013, 6:17 pm

As usual, I'm blocked from watching anything remotely entertaining here in Canada. That's it!!! I'm moving back to Cali full time!!! lol...
Is the video funny?
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