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    One of the finer pleasures in life ....thanks Italy

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    Smells great, tastes great and oh what a wake up.



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    Sure wakes up the senses huh!

    The institute has a new espresso machine on order. Our old one is the same ones that McDonalds use, but according to the guy that services it, it is the busiest one in KC. Several years ago they took out all the individual espresso machines and went to the one large one. They've found it isn't keeping up so have spent $20k for the new one, which is supposed to double the output. Our beans are a special blend that a local Rosterie makes for us. Drinks for members and guests are free from it. As good as it is, some days I just want coffee, black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darren Wright View Post
    ... As good as it is, some days I just want coffee, black.
    On a business trip several years ago, I wanted a cup of coffee at the airport while waiting for my flight. There was a Starbucks across from where I was sitting, so ventured over. When I asked if they had some plain, black coffee, the attendant gave me a blank stare and suggested I check at the bar. Sure enough, the bartender kept a fresh pot of good coffee ready all the time.
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    Another fine pleasure in life...Thanks Atlanta.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Another fine pleasure in life...Thanks Atlanta.



    That's my caffeine delivery vehicle of choice.
    Is there any other way to get caffeine ?Tryed drinking that other stuff one time, and said NO way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen Bellinger View Post
    Is there any other way to get caffeine ?Tryed drinking that other stuff one time, and said NO way.
    I know, right? Coca Cola is indeed the real thing. I'll have water before I'll have Pepsi. And about the only way I can drink coffee is if I put enough cream, sugar, and chocolate in it that it doesn't taste like coffee anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
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    Smells great, tastes great and oh what a wake up. ....
    Even better....Caffè Corretto....espresso with a shot of Grappa in it!! After seven years in Italy, I can show you many ways to take your coffee

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    Re: One of the finer pleasures in life ....thanks Italy

    Ted you brought back the past for me. During one of several trips i made to Italy during a time when i was project managing the making of a large high pressure zinc die casting tool, we used to go down to mamas trattoria in the local village. This was up north outside Milan.
    Well coffee at the end of a humongous meal was normal for these guys. But grappa came with it. Except placed in a stand alone tall liquor glass.
    Well i have drunk just about every form of alcohol in the world inc grappa but i find grappa totally non digestible. But i am not one to say no to my hosts hospitality. So in order to survive, i would use the good old military tactic of distraction. While everyone at our table was distracted i would lift my grappa glass and pour it into my water glass. lol no one would care if you left water but you could not leave grappa without incurring the wrath of mama. Man i got about 20kg of weight i carry from those trips, mama found out i was from Africa and her image of Africa was starving people. So each meal i got double servings especially the polenta.

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    That's called Ammazzacaffè....coffee killer.

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