OK, I haven't done one of these in a while, so here's a rant about crappy coffee. If you are offended by the word fuck then leave now.
You have been warned.
Everyone who has been reading this blog for some time knows that I like quality stuff. Furthermore, these people also know that I like good coffee. Good coffee makes a difference.
NOW, WHY OH WHY THIS COUNTRY, SO FULL OF HARD WORKING AND AMAZING PEOPLE, INSIST ON DRINKING THE WEAKEST, MOST HORRIBLE COFFEE IN THE WORLD?
This morning I went to my favorite coffee place to have the on-the-go brew to start my day after the morning PT (read 0530, or 5:30AM for you civilians). This tiny cafe serves home brewed, quality coffee that is not only strong, but very flavourful. The prices? Not more expensive than that other brand I will be talking in just one moment. I usually go with a Bold Brew or a tripple espresso. Just to start the day. Simple: black. Real coffee.
Next to this small caffee you can find other coffee places, chains mainly. For example, there's a Peet's Cafe, also a good choice for strong coffee. Then there's Starbucks, not perfect, but you can get a good espresso and their bold brews are also strong.
And then there's that crappy, shitty, fucking weak, taste-like-sewer-water-from-hell coffee place.
Yes, you know it. You know what I am talking about...
Dunkin is so unbelievably weak I am surprised it is still considered coffee. Maybe it should be called dirty water. America runs on Dunkin's? What America? The falling asleep America?
Their coffee is beyond horrid. The taste, sorry let me rephrase, their lack of taste of their coffee is fucking horrible. It's always boiling hot, read: it will burn a hole in your mouth and stomach and give you 2nd degree burns.
The sizes for their coffee are Big, Bigger and Gigantic. You see the people coming out with HUGE paper cups of that thing. They add cream and a ton of sugar. And you know why? Because the coffee is so fucking horrible that they need to cut that crap with cream and sugar. Yes, FAT America runs on Dunkin's, or rather walks on Dunkin's.
This morning my perfect coffee place had a few customers, then Peet's and Starbucks had some more. Then Dunkin.... It was full!
W H A T T H E F U C K !!!!????
Seriously? How the fuck does this happen?
I never understood this. Not a few years back when I first arrived in the US, not now after having spent time in the military and being a citizen of this great nation. Am I missing something? Some secret that needs to be revealed with time?
No... I think it's the MOAR effect. More, bigger, cheaper wins.
So, please, PLEASE, I beg you. STOP THIS CRAP! Stop drinking cheap, weak and crappy coffee and get for the same money something good, something with flavor and substance. More is not always more.
Stay safe and caffeinated.