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Old 03-06-08, 04:58 PM   #1
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People have way too much money and way too little common sense

So, I just read about this $11,000 coffee maker on Slate. I think the writer missed the point

Could a Coffee Maker Be Worth $11,000?
http://www.slate.com/id/2185655/pagenum/2/

Obviously, if you have the refined taste to spend $11,000 on a coffee maker, you won't brew regular coffee that the unwashed masses can drink. It's all about exclusivity, you want the absolute best. This machine would go perfect brewing Kopi Luwak* coffee.

So, you can spend $11,000 on a coffee maker, spend $600 on a pound of coffee and make yourself the bestest (yes, I know its not a word) cup of coffee (along with some errant civet** poop)

I have a business idea for the super rich market. I will start a restaurant where everyone on the staff has a Phd from an Ivy League School (from cooks to dishwashers and cleaners) .That way, when your burger and fries costs $2500 you can have the satisfaction that it was touched only by the smartest hands. Oh, and you can also have a $100 cup of coffee to go with it. :-)


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Kopi Luwak the most expensive coffee in the world does exist, and those who drink the expensive coffee insist that it is made from coffee beans eaten, partly digested and then excreted by the Common palm civet, a weasel-like animal.
http://most-expensive.net/coffee-in-world

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Old 03-06-08, 05:25 PM   #2
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Don't be a hater B. .. You know? This is 'coffee' we're talking about. Think KRUPS (the top of the line model - the one with the multi-lingual displays), yeah imagine one of those but like.. 30 times more expensive/better!


That's what I'm talkin about.. (so yeah.. what are you talkin about?)

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Don't be a hater B. .. You know? This is 'coffee' we're talking about. Think KRUPS (the top of the line model - the one with the multi-lingual displays), yeah imagine one of those but like.. 30 times more expensive/better!


That's what I'm talkin about.. (so yeah.. what are you talkin about?)

You'll have to stop using the beer smiley and go with the expensive cup of coffee one, ok?

What's the most amount of money you've ever spent on a cup of coffee, red house?

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You'll have to stop using the beer smiley and go with the expensive cup of coffee one, ok?

What's the most amount of money you've ever spent on a cup of coffee, red house?

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..I used to pay up to 4 dollars for a 4 shot espresso at dunkin donuts.. then I realised that I could get the same 4 shots at starbucks for like 2.57!! .. But now I just drink plain/regular coffee 'black' .. no more espresso shots.


At work they have this KRUPS machine. I set the machine to brew on the 4oz setting, and I use a 16 oz cup - so I'm able to use 4 KRUPS-cups for one 16 oz cup of coffee. It's s-ϋber strong! And it's free!!
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..I used to pay up to 4 dollars for a 4 shot espresso at dunkin donuts.. then I realised that I could get the same 4 shots at starbucks for like 2.57!! .. But now I just drink plain/regular coffee 'black' .. no more espresso shots.


At work they have this KRUPS machine. I set the machine to brew on the 4oz setting, and I use a 16 oz cup - so I'm able to use 4 KRUPS-cups for one 16 oz cup of coffee. It's s-ϋber strong! And it's free!!
Being a cheapskate, I drink tea . Mr. East Hill likes coffee every now and then, but he came to the conclusion that he was too cheap as well to be hitting the coffee shops every day.

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They have the Clover machine at the coffee shop across the parking lot.

Any time I feel like dropping a $5 bill on a cup, it's just a short walk away.

The rest of the time I just brew a pot here for a buck.
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This is my approx coffee expenditure for the year:



Therefore it would take me approx 11 years of not drinking coffee to pay for the $11000 machine. Definitely not worth it.

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This is my approx coffee expenditure for the year:



Therefore it would take me approx 11 years of not drinking coffee to pay for the $11000 machine. Definitely not worth it.

Yes I'm bored
You need to account for the cost of electricity in brewing the coffee, and whatever you spend on detergent and cleaning the drinking vessel. Also, if you have to go out of your way to purchase coffee during the work weeks, there's going to be some transit costs involved.

That machine would pay for itself in 9-10 years easy.
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You need to account for the cost of electricity in brewing the coffee, and whatever you spend on detergent and cleaning the drinking vessel. Also, if you have to go out of your way to purchase coffee during the work weeks, there's going to be some transit costs involved.

That machine would pay for itself in 9-10 years easy.
LOL, I was actually going to include those costs. I just didn't want to come across being more weird than I already do.

[edit] btw, you forgot the cost of gas when I pick up Tim Hortons (winter only)
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Being a cheapskate, I drink tea . Mr. East Hill likes coffee every now and then, but he came to the conclusion that he was too cheap as well to be hitting the coffee shops every day.

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There's a Mr. East? -?



.. man. . you were just about to become the next Koffee/dorthy dandridge type persona.. but you blew it!! -?

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Meh, I'm bored enough to be a copy cat.

It'll take me 513 years to pay for it...
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.. man. . you were just about to become the next Koffee/dorthy dandridge type persona.. but you blew it!! -?
Sorry .

I don't think I want to divest myself of him, even for the Dorothy Dandridge title. I'm really, really fond of him .

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I just didn't want to come across being more weird than I already do.
You do realize you posted this is Foo right? Nothing here can be MORE weird. just saying.
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I get free coffee at work. It's not anything fancy: Seattle's Best, brewed by a drip machine hooked up to our filtered water line. I don't usually drink coffee on the weekend, so no expense there. An $11K coffee machine would never pay for itself at those rates.
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CGK1 I really need to see some sort of equation to help me wrap my mind around what $11,000.00 divided by FREE looks like!
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CGK1 I really need to see some sort of equation to help me wrap my mind around what $11,000.00 divided by FREE looks like!
It involves a rather long calculus formula. Trust me you don't want to see it.
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