'Don't order a soy frap from this guy'
Your speedy comment beat my edit.
When did Coffee stop being a man's drink?
putting waaaay too much work into a basic laxative dose
I want to go to his coffee shop and order a diet coke.
Coffee tastes like liquid garbage to me.
I almost feel like the "pretetntious" tag should be all capital letters on this one, as a warning.
I am a coffee addict, which is different from this guy's coffee enthusiasm. I will drink it if it has caffeine and is called "coffee." If I walked into this guy's shop and had to listen to him talk about coffee before slugging some down, I'd strangle him like a crack addict with a chatty dealer. No one likes an opinionated cracktease.
|Rabid Vegan |
Calling this guy "pretentious" means that you have NO FUCKING IDEA about coffee. He is right on every count.
Just because someone is right about something doesn't mean they cannot also be pretentious.
Have you ever sucked dick for coffee?
I didn't think so.
The good coffee scene in Seattle is so fundamentally different from the shit Starbucks puts out that bringing up the latter is a total red herring.
Furthermore, Seattle IS the center of the coffee universe. Starbucks isn't; it's the dozens of small roasters and coffee shops producing amazing stuff that give it the #1 spot.
What's your "center of the coffee universe," a dunkin' donuts on the NJ turnpike?
He wasn't THAT bad.
|C. Eloi Marx |
A coffee recommendation for those of us in Toronto; you must (must) try out Bulldog Coffee on Church and Granby. That is all.
i'll still take my coffee black and cheap
and not made within 20 ft. of anyone who self-identifies with the title of barista
It's a little-known secret that the longer a cup of cheap coffee sits in the pot, the better.
Of course, after three days a film of mold starts to form at the top, but you could just skim that right off.
"Pretentious" has become a label for mediocre plebes to apply to anyone who demonstrates knowledge and passion for any subject. I cannot imagine their joy when they discovered this word with which they could finally turn the tables and make it uncool to be good at something. Is this guy a hipster cunt? Indubitably. But he knows more about coffee than you and he is giving you the benefit of his knowledge while making a special effort _not_ to make you feel bad about your ignorance. Any shame or self-loathing you feel is your doing and not his.
And to those of you who think coffee is icky, that's exactly his point. Get some coffee that's made right and see if you feel the same way. If you do, you'll have to spend some time educating you palate, because coffee is objectively good, and anyone who doesn't eat all of their meals in the parking lot of 7-11 knows it.
"More" does not mean "more sophisticated." If a person with hyperacusis finds sopranos intolerable, that doesn't mean Cecilia Bartoli is a bad singer. The fact that some people are uncommonly photosensitive makes the sunrise no less beautiful.
Bah. I can't take this guy seriously at all. His T is not nearly ironic enough.
It was interesting and informative, but the part that makes it pretentious is "people who order an espresso get a lot of respect..." Just watched the urban farming obsessives, and the difference is stark. She's doing a thing, for herself, and she's telling other people about its ups and downs.
This guy, on the other hand, is making judgments as to what is good and not good, and associating it with the people who make the choices that they do.
He knows his stuff, but he's obsessing over non-fundamentals. Let's face it, coffee is a luxury. Obsessing + judging over luxury = pretentious.
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