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The Dregs Project 
07:11pm 13/04/2005
  I'm putting together a Glossy about Coffee.

It's aim is to fill the gapping hole in coffee culture that is print media.
There are few if any magazines aimed at the coffee drinker. We plan to release such a magazine, that will entice readers with stories anectodotes and philosophies, while subtly educating them about coffee and coffee culture.

any volunteers?

(I know I crossposted this with a vengance, but I really want this to take off, and I finally have the funding so now all I need is a bit of sustaining power and lots of writing and writers)
10:22pm 23/07/2004
mood: sleepy
Hi, I thought I should introduce myself.

I've been working as a barista off and on for ten years now and love the idea of the community. I live in Australia but I think the experiance is pretty universal.

I'll probably just lurk, but at least you all know I'm here.
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Name that Coffee 
03:52pm 27/01/2004
mood: curious
What in your opinion is the best coffee? Why? Where to find it? What in your opinion is the worst coffee? Why? Where to lose it?

I ponder that question, since there are so many different types of coffees on the market today. What really makes some better than others. Is it the location that the bean was cultivated? Is it the way that the bean is tended to? Does it really come down to the way the bean is roasted? Could it be the way it is transported to its final destination? Could it simply be the way it is brewed? Or is it everything combined that needs to be considered?

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Reagarding the new bio... 
01:12am 25/05/2003
mood: Tired from a 15 hour day.
um...is it cool if coffeeshop owners join to bitch about the fucking customers too? Just cause I'm a boss doesn't mean I don't hate those motherfucking large single shot, split shot, half pump of chocoalte, half shot sugarfree vanilla, half shot sugarfree peach, extra dry iced cappucino orderers...

Actually I have a name and attitude for those types of people: I call em elfdancers. It's not even about the coffee for them it's about the presentation, they want you to do some magic dance to please them. If this were Turkey, they'd be pounding on the table drunk, while we dance for our lives. You need to do a magic 'elf dance' to make them happy, cause the drink sure as fuck won't...even if it is perfect.
As far as my attitude. I allow TWO modifications to a standard drink before I get the squinty eyed annoyance roll to the back of the head sigh attitude.

So, as an owner, can I play too?
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Did you know that Starbucks, Barnies, and Norma Jean's has different drinks? 
07:47pm 24/05/2003

I get SOOOOOOOOO fucking tired of people being foolish when it comes to ordering drinks.

For example, two Middle Aged, Possibly White Trash women come into my store today and I, your humble narrator, greeted them with my happy-go-lucky "Welcome to ******** Coffee and Tea, how can I help you". They looked at me, and made all the guestures of understanding. My co-worker ***** then proceded to attempt to serve them, whilist I delt with a transaction in process. However, my caffinated bilss would soon be startled by a dumbfounding "What store are we in?" coming from the mouth of Dumbwhitetrashbitch A, and reinfoced by dumbwhitetrashbitch B chiming in with equal confusion.

So my attention is focused on getting these ladies somemthing to drink. *****, oh how sweet and polite she is, pointed out that they were seeking a cold drink, and was offering samples of our "EXCULSIVE BEVERATE", drinks premade in large coolers, served Over ice, and not blended.

Again, lets repeat. "EXCLUSIVE BEVERAGES" are made in large premixed coolers, served over ice, and in no way are blended, mixed, chopped, broiled, or immolated.

So, the ladies decide on the English Toffee cooler EXCLUSIVE BEVERATGE, after watching ***** take small sample cups, deposit the beverage into the cups, and handing dumbwhitetrashbitch A and B the cups.

*****prepares the two beverages...and then it starts

I have already rung up the two women, money was handed to me, and my drawer was open. I was about to count out the change when Dumbwhitetrashbitch B says, "You blend those in the oasis machine...right?"


Do we give you a sample of something one way, and prepare it another!

We spend ten min going over the types of cold drinks, the differences b/t "freezers" and "coffee coolers", and give fucking samples THAT ARE ACCEPTED...only to in the last thirty seconds of my forced interaction with these heathens do they decide that they wanted a totally different drink than they tasted AND ACCEPTED...

egads, that pissed me off...cause they were terribly rude about it. They wanted english toffee EXCULSIVE FROZEN BEVERATE now, they diddnt want to pay for the more expensive drinks, and they were horribly condesending, despite my generosity in not re-doing the transaction for the more expensive beverages.

I dont mind changing your mind, but understand that its common decency to NOT be a bitch about it.

Oh, and another thing, in the same schpel, the ladies refered to Frapphichinos, Chillers, mochalattes, and Chillerchinos...yet seemed horribly confused when I said, "we dont have A here, instead we have B"
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01:21pm 24/05/2003
mood: abouttogotowork
I just noticed that we're going to be getting people who like coffee joining this thang, not necessarily only those who work with it.
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09:25pm 23/05/2003
mood: bored
Coffee, anyone?
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