Street coffee

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Re: Street coffee

Post by TheGrinchSR » Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:37 pm

Advocatus Diaboli wrote:But mostly they are charging now Riel 2000 for a cup......that should cover the things you have mentioned. These little Cambodian coffee shops are family run, they pay $5 - 10 "taxes" a month under the table and surely they don't use washing up liquid :roll: .
Anyway, I think it's possible to offer real coffe for this price. It's the typical Cambodian greed again that makes them buy fake coffee.
It costs me nearly $1 to make an espresso at home... I don't think it's typical greed at all, I think it's the economic realities coming home to roost. At least we're not in China, then all those places would be cooking your food in recycled gutter oil (dredged from drains that morning no less)... queue a prancing wu mao stage left to tell us how wonderful food is in China (even the communist party mouthpiece People's Daily concedes that gutter oil is an unpleasant part of everyone's life in China now...)
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Re: Street coffee

Post by Advocatus Diaboli » Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:41 pm

From coffee to gutter oil....come on Grinchy :D
Btw. how much is a pound of real Vietnamese coffee these days ????
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Re: Street coffee

Post by TheGrinchSR » Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:43 pm

Advocatus Diaboli wrote:From coffee to gutter oil....come on Grinchy :D
Btw. how much is a pound of real Vietnamese coffee these days ????
Gutter oil will make an appearance here sooner or later... all they need is drains first...

No idea on Vietnamese coffee - my preference is for Guatemalan coffee at the moment which has eclipsed the Brazilian and Italian versions I normally buy...
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Re: Street coffee

Post by Advocatus Diaboli » Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:47 pm

........and ? how much is it ???.....the Guatemalan coffee, not the gutter oil.

I fully agree with this, btw.
TheGrinchSR wrote: Gutter oil will make an appearance here sooner or later... all they need is drains first...
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Re: Street coffee

Post by TheGrinchSR » Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:52 pm

Advocatus Diaboli wrote:........and ? how much is it ???.....the Guatemalan coffee, not the gutter oil.
10 cents a gram by your reckoning. Which is 70 cents a cup. Then there's the imported bottle water to make it with - 25 cents. And whatever the fuck the electricity for the machine costs... and I'd add a nominal 15 cents for machine overhead too (I replace it every 2 years or so).
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Re: Street coffee

Post by Advocatus Diaboli » Sun Aug 30, 2015 4:55 pm

TheGrinchSR wrote: 10 cents a gram by your reckoning. Then there's the imported bottle water to make it with - 25 cents.
$ 50 a pound :shock: :shock: :shock: That's a first one. You'd better buy a good blend from Europe !!!!!
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Re: Street coffee

Post by TheGrinchSR » Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:13 pm

Advocatus Diaboli wrote:
TheGrinchSR wrote: 10 cents a gram by your reckoning. Then there's the imported bottle water to make it with - 25 cents.
:shock: :shock: :shock: You'd better buy a good blend from Europe !!!!!
Honestly? Compared to my days in China where I could neither source coffee nor the machine and had to rely on Starbucks serving me a 4 shot espresso and a bottle of Evian for around $10 each day... this shit's cheap. The only essential to my working life is a half-decent cup of coffee...
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Re: Street coffee

Post by Advocatus Diaboli » Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:18 pm

TheGrinchSR wrote: Honestly?
Honestly !!! Hey :D please don't tell me that you are the "golden egg guy" from the other thread.
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Re: Street coffee

Post by TheGrinchSR » Sun Aug 30, 2015 5:18 pm

Advocatus Diaboli wrote:
TheGrinchSR wrote: Honestly?
Honestly !!! Hey :D please don't tell me that you are the "golden egg guy" from the other thread.
God no. Though I do know the guy who started the "golden egg" thread on K440... he's a nice chap.
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Re: Street coffee

Post by vladimir » Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:29 pm

I get free fresh-ground coffee.

So there!
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