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I think it has more to do with the fact that Nestle is a terrible, terrible company. I try to avoid their products too for ethical reasons, but they just have so much stuff!
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I don't have any good sources right now since I'm about to head out, but I believe child labour is one of them. There's loads more stuff though, I bet wiki will have a list of accusations at least.

Edit: I know Wikipedia is a pretty lazy source, but they have a list of criticism and controversy at least. I can dig around and find more reliable stuff later.
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Because Nestlé kill African babies? I'm not a snob about anything, bro.

Well, they don't kill them per se.
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Oh man please don't get me started on how much I despise Nestle.
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There's this really handy "other thing" I'm going to write as a footnote to my abstract that I can probably explore these issues in. I think I'll call it my "dissertation."

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So nice to see the thread I inadvertently helped create is still active  :laugh:

So I need some help naming a drink here - A woman at work today asked for what was essentially a quadruple-shot of espresso with a few spoonfuls of textured milk on top. My question is, would you call that a gigantic caffe macchiato, or what? Seriously, I'm at a loss here.
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I'd go for Caffe macchiato, extreme edition.
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One time, when I worked at a cafe and was really bored I decided to take a regular sized cup and see how many shots of espresso could fit in it. The answer is eight, so I named it the octospresso... Then I drank it and hoooo boy. Never again.
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One time, when I worked at a cafe and was really bored I decided to take a regular sized cup and see how many shots of espresso could fit in it. The answer is eight, so I named it the octospresso... Then I drank it and hoooo boy. Never again.
I once got a job working in the photo department of a pharmacy. I was used to staying up until 7AM. I had to start work at 7AM the first week. The night before, I thought "I should go to bed oh wait it's 6AM" so I showered and went to work. This was Monday morning. I got through the day fine (I was 20, all nighters were no big deal). So that night I figured I'd go to bed early since I was up for over a day and oh wait it's 6AM I gotta get ready for work. So I went to Starbucks on the way and got a venti cup with ice and 10 shots of espresso. I'm pretty sure I started to hallucinate a bit once I hit hour 50 awake, but shockingly I kept that job for nearly a year.
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quadruple-shot of espresso with a few spoonfuls of textured milk on top. My question is, would you call that a gigantic caffe macchiato, or what? Seriously, I'm at a loss here.

caffissimo macchiuola
pseudo-etymology:
forte->fortissimo   montagna—montagnuola
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Maybe you could call it a Cloudy Red Eye?
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You can never have too much Coffee.

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Wish I could find a video of Fry when he drank his 100th cup of coffee and time stopped.
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Who needs a video when you have GIFS?



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He passed the Coffee Event Horizon.
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I sent the first and third gifs around to my work colleagues on the email system as me before and after my first coffee on a Monday. Raised a few chuckles.
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What's the deal with people who like their coffee ultra hot? I mean, maybe it's because I think cold brew is the best coffee, but...why does burning yourself make you enjoy the coffee more?
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I've never understood it either. Woman at work the other day ordered her latte "Quarter-strength, extra-extra hot". What even is that? just boiling milk?
I mean, you don't want lukewarm coffee either, but seriously, there's no need for burning your throat.
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Boiling milk and a thimble of espresso?
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Maybe they're transporting it elsewhere. Of course, buying it hotter will just make it colder when they arrive.
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When I worked at a cafe, I'd get complains for not heating the lattes until they were scalding hot. Which is like... If you heat milk above a certain point, the molecular structure changes and you end up with a porridge-like texture and a bitter taste. There's a reason why milky coffees aren't as hot as coffee with no milk, jeez.
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I always put a couple of ice cubes in my coffee if I can. 

I think some of the desire for super hot coffee is for when it has to be transported. 
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Honestly, I'd rather have my coffee lukewarm than hot. I'd rather have it cold than lukewarm, but if I'm drinking it for the caffeine, I'm happy if it's not too hot to gulp down.
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Honestly, I'd rather have my coffee lukewarm than hot. I'd rather have it cold than lukewarm, but if I'm drinking it for the caffeine, I'm happy if it's not too hot to gulp down.
^ This. Then again, I no longer feel justified about bitching about customers' coffee preferences anymore, as my recent sudden unemployment in the barista profession has me somewhat down about my abilities as a creator of fine caffeinated beverages  :-(
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Honestly, I'd rather have my coffee lukewarm than hot. I'd rather have it cold than lukewarm, but if I'm drinking it for the caffeine, I'm happy if it's not too hot to gulp down.

Again: you can't be a coffee snob then, brah. YOU DON'T EVEN LIKE COFFEE!

^ This. Then again, I no longer feel justified about bitching about customers' coffee preferences anymore, as my recent sudden unemployment in the barista profession has me somewhat down about my abilities as a creator of fine caffeinated beverages  :-(

Bet you make a bitchin' coffee, bro.
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I like coffee, just not hot. Also, I'm not a coffee snob. I just think coffee should taste like coffee.
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Oh I did make a bitchin' coffee, Gareth. But apparently people don't care what it tastes like, they only care about that latte art bullshit. Coffee should be about the fucking taste.
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while this thread has gone on my big-ass bodum french press fell and broke on our tile floor. (moment of silence)

I've been using the smaller press. I was in a pinch for time so I got a pound of Peet's Major Dickason blend pre-ground from the supermarket, been doing it about 1.5 oz to 14 oz water. It ends up being strong buy sludgy since the pre-ground stuff from Peets is for basket.

I don't just get beans and ground at the store because invariably someone has just ground some sort of vanilla hazelnut crappyass beans in the common grinder and I hates that.
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I came to the realisation this morning that I haven't had a coffee in over a week.
THIS MUST BE RECTIFIED.
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Got myself a Hario Mini Mill. Can't wait to try it out, so I can finally buy whole beans. I hate how ground coffee gets worse over time. I'll buy a small pack of beans from a local roaster tomorrow.

Next step is buying a better espresso machine, as mine doesn't create enough pressure and can't keep the temperature steady enough, so the extraction time is impossible to get right. I'm thinking something like a used Saeco Aroma, should be relatively affordable (I see those for around 100€ on ebay) and they're supposed to be decent for their price.

When did I turn into an espresso snob?
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When I was in Portugal, ordering a cup of coffee always resulted in an espresso. For a regular cup, we had to order coffee "americano", which was almost always pretty terrible by the way… we stuck to espresso for most of the trip.
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An Americano is traditionally watered down espresso, so you still might not have been getting normal joe.
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Yeah, in the south of Europe, espresso is the 'normal' type of coffee, so if you order 'coffee', that's what you'll get. The term 'americano' originated during uh... one of the world wars (probably the second? My lack of knowledge of the wars is pretty embarrassing, sorry), when American soldiers were stationed there. Since they preferred their coffee more diluted than the local standard, the watery coffee we're used to was named after them.
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It was the second world war.

Watery coffee is probably not the right term. Diluted espresso (espresso in general really) and drip coffee are very different grinds and brewing styles, so they should be viewed and considered separately.
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I know they're different, but I assume diluted espresso was the closest to drip they could get over there.
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So buying that mill was one of my better decisions. While my machine really, really sucks, I now get espresso which is already far better than before. But now I'll need to buy a hand tamper, as correct tampering with the machine mounted tamper is impossible.

At this point I have so much fun in working on these methods, that I'm actually considering to start working at a coffee place once I get some spare time.
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An Americano is traditionally watered down espresso, so you still might not have been getting normal joe.

It was really the only thing that worked. I tried "CAFE NORMALE" (in a stupid faux-spanish accent) in different ways at first to no avail. Stupid coffee tourist, they thought.
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So I've decided to start cold brewing coffee. Namely because when I tried to use my coffee maker it made some weird sounds that scared me.

I am looking forawrd to the experience, from what I've read, cold brew coffee is more up my alley. It is not as bitter and has a lighter intensity

Plus it will give me a use for my big ass Ball Mason Jar I have
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So, uhm, I somehow bought a Gaggia Classic today. I've wanted one for a while now, and stumbled upon a used one in great condition.

Maybe I'll finally be able to make good espresso at home!
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I finally found my coffee grinder and my beans, so I made some espresso for my flatmates today. The old machine is still absolutely sucky. It just can't produce enough pressure.

Didn't stop me from making 6 doubles this evening, drinking two of them on my own. Sheesh I'm wired.
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Wasabi as hazing for new sushi eaters is a ritual that should be left undisturbed. It's tradition damnit.
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What sort of hazing? Having them eat it? Because...I do that anyway. It's tasty :parrot:

Also, to the people who say you shouldn't mix wasabi and soy sauce...why? The result is spicy soy sauce, which is also tasty.
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I discovered a few months back you can make a pretty tasty latte using instant coffee if you boil milk for it on the stove and add in some sugar.
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So do you use water, too, or just stir the instant coffee into the boiled milk?
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The latter. Sometimes I'll put the instant coffee into the milk before it's actually boiling. It seems to permeate the milk better that way. And sometimes the sugar too.
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Cool, I might try that! Without the sugar though.
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You'll need slightly more milk and sugar than would normally fill your cup, because some of it evaporates.
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