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    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
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    The Inadequacy of Coffee Stirrers

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    Why are coffee stirrers designed so short and flimsy?

    In a normal cup you can barely reach the bottom without dipping your fingers in hot coffee. In a larger cup like a mug they don't work at all.

    Why can't they make them a little stiffer so that you can stir and feel like your actually moving the coffee around instead of the just watching the stirrer bend?
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    For those who are just going to come in and say "drink your coffee black".....I was making coffee in a steep cup and just trying to stir the grounds around in the water better.
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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    But you were going to put milk & sugar in it, weren't you?

    Use a spork! Do I have to tell you everything?

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    Harden up KT. Use a finger you girly man.
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    Well, before you ruined it with an explanation, I was going to say put the cream and sugar in first. No need to stir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    For those who are just going to come in and say "drink your coffee black".....I was making coffee in a steep cup and just trying to stir the grounds around in the water better.
    I use a french press every day. I have a few chopsticks shamelessly stolen from the pseudo-americanized-pan-asian place across the street. they make excellent devices for stirring the brew.
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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    Well, before you ruined it with an explanation, I was going to say put the cream and sugar in first. No need to stir.
    I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

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    Step 1: Put cream or milk or 1/2 & 1/2 into desired coffee mug.

    Step 2: Pour in coffee

    Step 3: Enjoy beverage.

    No need for a stirring stick. They are a waste.

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    Reading is a virtue Cylowe. just sayin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Reading is a virtue Cylowe. just sayin.
    Reading is simple, comprehension, well, that's another story.

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    excellent point
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey View Post
    I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.
    Hey.... I don't do cream or sugar.....
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    And Jseis said, "Let him that isn't stoned commit the first sin."

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Reading is a virtue Cylowe. just sayin.
    Why would I read the epilogue to his post? The rant had ended as indicated by the </rant>

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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    Hey.... I don't do cream or sugar.....
    Yeah? Well, then hows come you know about that kind of stuff then?

    You're not one of those interlopers, are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ax0n View Post
    I use a french press every day. I have a few chopsticks shamelessly stolen from the pseudo-americanized-pan-asian place across the street. they make excellent devices for stirring the brew.
    That's my method too and I usually take it with me into the break room where the hot water is. I had just forgot it today.
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    do ya'll eat your pot stickers with coffee stirrers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
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    ....gets the cheese Second Mouse's Avatar
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    Were you like this about coffee before you got to Seattle, KT?

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    On my TARDIScycle! KingTermite's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Mouse View Post
    Were you like this about coffee before you got to Seattle, KT?
    Yes...the hope of good coffee was part of the draw.
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Before this gets too out of control, here's something to balance the conversation that truly does need to be stirred....



    MwwHAAAAHHHAAAAAAA!!!! Your coffee thread has been sullied by Sanka!!!!

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    Non Tribuo Anus Rodentum and off to the next adventure (RIP) Stacey's Avatar
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    Ewwwwwwww!!!!!!!!



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    I did some hard time at Maxwell House.

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    Yeah. Almost as scary and annoying as the ubiquitous coffee commercial these days, "I keep about A MILLION pounds of Dunkin' Donuts coffee on hand during the holidays!"



    I need to find some Intelligentia....

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    Switch to sweet morning nectar

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    My suggestion is:

    Because most people know how much sugar and dry creamer they take in their coffee, only fill the cup half way when adding the sugar and dry creamer. These are the item that are the hardest to mix and dissolved. Then use two or three stirrers if the plastic type and if using the wooden type use only one. After the sugar and what ever else is dissolved top it off. If youíre like me and donít use dry creamerís then poor in the cream or milk and one quick swizzle. Youíre ready to drink. There you go.
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    Coffee stirrers work perfectly fine in my Folgers. Just sayin...

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    KT, you might want to edit your OP and bold the 4th line.
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