HOME > Chowhound > Food Media & News >
Brewing beer, curing meat, or making cheese? Tell us about it
TELL US

Clover coffee? That is so yesterday!

c
chipman Jan 23, 2008 02:36 AM

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/23/din...

  1. blackjava Jan 25, 2008 07:30 AM

    Ok, the $20,000 relates to the whole coffee bar package, Whether you like the coffee pots or not is irrelevant. It is about theme and content.

    Sorta like Starbucks. How much would you pay to set up a Starbucks shop. And they don't even make a decent cup. It's all about atmosphere and ambiance. It's a cultural thing.

    1 Reply
    1. re: blackjava
      p
      Pincus Jan 25, 2008 10:13 AM

      As said, an example of sensationalism on the part of the NY Times.

    2. c
      chipman Jan 25, 2008 03:59 AM

      A more realistic report much more informing than the sensational and misleading NY Times story.

      http://theshot.coffeeratings.com/2008...

      1. m
        mpalmer6c Jan 24, 2008 10:53 AM

        I have often wondered if hooking my coffeemaker up to the Internet would nrew a tastier cup.:)

        1. Suzy Q Jan 23, 2008 04:48 PM

          Why is that "so yesterday"? Call me a rube, but I've never heard of it.

          1 Reply
          1. re: Suzy Q
            m
            mpalmer6c Jan 27, 2008 06:10 PM

            The device with the two globes seems to be an old-fashioned vacuum coffee-maker. To many people, practicing for weeks on how to stir the coffee in the top globe seems very obsessive. But then, they aren't robbing banks, so what the heck.

          2. p
            Pincus Jan 23, 2008 10:09 AM

            I must be missing out on how this clocks in at $20,000. These siphon units are older than I am. OK, halogen lamps and probably programmable, but still...

            2 Replies
            1. re: Pincus
              Quine Jan 23, 2008 05:22 PM

              This is nothing but the old vaccum coffee pots! Geesh. Barnum is right!

              1. re: Quine
                p
                Pincus Jan 24, 2008 10:02 AM

                Ah, history. Everything old is new again.

                http://baharris.org/coffee/History.htm

                But hey, talk enough about "complex notes" and "becoming one with the bamboo" and $20,000 seems like a bargain!

            Show Hidden Posts