American's Don't Know What Good Coffee Is

I watch in amazement as shares of Starbucks and Green Mountain Coffee surge. I am very particular about my coffee and shudder at the thought of having to drink either of their coffees for an extended period of time. If I had my way I would drink my coffee each morning in a cafe in Italy before teleporting back home.

It is nearly impossible to get a proper cappuccino or espresso in New York. In order to get a perfect cup one must have the right machine, the right beans, good milk and a barista that is an expert. Good luck finding that in New York. Most baristas in New York are Mexicans that barely speak English. I love Mexicans but highly doubt that most of them are properly trained baristas. Call me a cynic.

I used to believe that Dunkin' Donuts was good coffee until I traveled the World and realized otherwise. While there are a handful of restaurants in NY that make good coffee they are simply not in my vicinity and don't open early enough. Until my teleport machine is built the next best thing is a the Nespresso Citiz machine that I have at home. These machines are all over Europe but have gained less traction in the US. By the time I write my opener I am probably on my second cup. I highly recommend using organic milk with it as it tastes much better.

12 comments:

thegreatsatan said...

in all seriousness, I've yet to have a cup of coffee brewed in the US that is on par with what I could get on the typical Italian train beverage car.

Tsachy Mishal said...

For most, ignorance is bliss.

Anonymous said...

this is your best posting to date... try Joe's coffee... there are a few in the city. Outstanding.

Anonymous said...

GMCR

24.5% of the float are short. This stock got squeezed big time!!

It will probably be trading back down to 40's in a month.

Anonymous said...

This correction started on February 18th.
This was my post then....

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some numbers for ya..

2/5/2010- 4/23/2010 12% gain before pullback.

8/31/2010- 11/5/2010 14% gain before pullback.

11/30/2010-today 13% gain ...pullback- imminent.

February 18, 2011 9:36 PM
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some more numbers:

In 2004 a correction started on 3/5
In 2005 a correction started on 3/4
In 2007 a correction started on 2/16
In 2008 a correction started on 2/22
when the dow was 12,381 <-we are here again.
And of course 2/6/2009 it dropped almost 20%.

Are you ready?

February 18, 2011 9:49 PM
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Right again!! (winner)
I should start charging for my info. (winner)

Anonymous said...

Most people aren't as wealthy as you

Anonymous said...

Ever try getting a pizza in italy. tastes like shit. NY is the best!

Tsachy Mishal said...

Making Nespresso at home is cheaper than buying Dunkin Donuts every day and certainly cheaper than Starbucks?

Anonymous said...

many americans love dunkin donuts coffee and dont' bother for expresso. it's cultural. like i had bunch of pizzas in europe namely italy where they call our coffee in some derogatory thing called cafe americano. native italians argue that american pizza isn't authentic, but sorry i prefer the ny slice over a big cracker with goat cheese.

Tsachy Mishal said...

Why bother traveling to see other cultures if you expect everything to be just as it is at home?

Anonymous said...

Europe isn't really much different culture than what's in NYC. Honestly most of Europe is a tourist trap.

Anonymous said...

Nespresso??? I'm sorry... it's still far from being good :) Good coffee needs to be made of freshly ground well-roated fine beans.