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  • Coffee, as you like it.

    Further to my rant in another area, just happened to come across this article, lot of truth in it.
    http://www.thepunch.com.au/articles/...-in-my-coffee/

    Cheers,

    Jon.

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    Re: Coffee, as you like it.

    Originally posted by 754940584D2C0 link=1257286656/0#0 date=1257286656
    Further to my rant in another area, just happened to come across this article, lot of truth in it.
    http://www.thepunch.com.au/articles/...-in-my-coffee/

    Cheers,

    Jon.
    Well if the other post is correct and Bar Italia is the focus it may change  

    I understand why some like their suggar...  But people also need to understand that because they have always put 3 HEAPED suggars in their instant because its bitter...   That with a good coffee, they may only need ONE.... Could also be healther for them  

    Had an older person over the other day and they did not drink / finish the coffee I made for them..

    Their comment was it was too sweet...  When I asked, they said they put in 3 suggers. I asked why ( I did tell them that they may not need to even add suggar) and they said they have always had 3 suggars in coffee and one in tea...  That is the way they had always had it..

    Change for some is not so easy...

    I said to my wife, that next time I will over extract and then with 3 suggars they would be happy  :

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    • #3
      Re: Coffee, as you like it.

      I thought this comment was funny:

      even the best barista can’t completely control the taste. It apparently varies with water and air temps and all sorts of truly subtle cosmic factors, eg. the ratio of BlackBerry’s to iPhones in the immediate vicinity etc.

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      • #4
        Re: Coffee, as you like it.

        Originally posted by 4E61686A7D426E616E686A626A617B0F0 link=1257286656/1#1 date=1257288629
        Had an older person over the other day and they did not drink / finish the coffee I made for them..

        Their comment was it was too sweet...When I asked, they said they put in 3 suggers. I asked why ( I did tell them that they may not need to even add suggar) and they said they have always had 3 suggars in coffee and one in tea...That is the way they had always had it..
        Morning AM, had I been in your shoes after establishing the drink was too sweet for the customer I would have offered to make another and suggest less sugar, as it is I suspect there wont be a next time for that particular person.
        As much as we hate to hear it, the customer is always right, and as long as theyre paying the bill they will remain so.

        Cheers,

        Jon.

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        • #5
          Re: Coffee, as you like it.

          Originally posted by 68545D4550310 link=1257286656/3#3 date=1257290929
          Morning AM, had I been in your shoes after establishing the drink was too sweet for the customer I would have offered to make another and suggest less sugar, as it is I suspect there wont be a next time for that particular person.
          As much as we hate to hear it, the customer is always right, and as long as theyre paying the bill they will remain so.
          I think this particular person was visiting AMs house, so technically he was a non-paying customer anyway .

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          • #6
            Re: Coffee, as you like it.

            Originally posted by 04273E2D31480 link=1257286656/4#4 date=1257291607
            Originally posted by 68545D4550310 link=1257286656/3#3 date=1257290929
            Morning AM, had I been in your shoes after establishing the drink was too sweet for the customer I would have offered to make another and suggest less sugar, as it is I suspect there wont be a next time for that particular person.
            As much as we hate to hear it, the customer is always right, and as long as theyre paying the bill they will remain so.
            I think this particular person was visiting AMs house, so technically he was a non-paying customer anyway  .
            Ahhhh, I see, I assumed he was running a cafe. :-[

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            • #7
              Re: Coffee, as you like it.

              Originally posted by 08343D2530510 link=1257286656/5#5 date=1257291844
              Originally posted by 04273E2D31480 link=1257286656/4#4 date=1257291607
              Originally posted by 68545D4550310 link=1257286656/3#3 date=1257290929
              Morning AM, had I been in your shoes after establishing the drink was too sweet for the customer I would have offered to make another and suggest less sugar, as it is I suspect there wont be a next time for that particular person.
              As much as we hate to hear it, the customer is always right, and as long as theyre paying the bill they will remain so.
              I think this particular person was visiting AMs house, so technically he was a non-paying customer anyway  .
              Ahhhh, I see, I assumed he was running a cafe. :-[
              When they visit my place it is always at a cost...  Some times to me ... Sometimes to them  

              Thus they are still a customer... But maybe not in a typical $$$ way of thinking.

              I tend to have a Quality focus... Thus any one who comes to me for somthing is a customer  ;D But their level of how correct they are comes down to HOW much they are paying

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              • #8
                Re: Coffee, as you like it.

                I will defend the business owners right to set the parameters of their business, if they dont serve milk in their coffee then go somewhere else that does. So the business owner is narrowing their potential customer base significantly but that is their business not mine.

                I dont run my business like that and I never will but I congratulate the people out their having a go with that kind of passion and integrity.

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                • #9
                  Re: Coffee, as you like it.

                  You dont buy steak at the greengrocers do you?

                  Its called specialisation.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Coffee, as you like it.

                    Originally posted by 3B353837203637590 link=1257286656/7#7 date=1257301334
                    I will defend the business owners right to set the parameters of their business, if they dont serve milk in their coffee then go somewhere else that does. So the business owner is narrowing their potential customer base significantly but that is their business not mine.

                    I dont run my business like that and I never will but I congratulate the people out their having a go with that kind of passion and integrity.
                    I hear what you say Moto and tend to agree, however if customers cant get what they want they most certainly will go elsewhere and in doing so will spread the word, of course ultimately this leads to a diminishing customer base with obvious results
                    Have seen a few idealists with these attitudes open restaurants in Adelaide over the years, they tend not to be around for long.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Coffee, as you like it.

                      Originally posted by 3408150E040512070F04600 link=1257286656/8#8 date=1257305518
                      You dont buy steak at the greengrocers do you?

                      Its called specialisation.
                      Supermarkets TG thats where most of us shop and of course the steak and apples do end up going through the same checkout.
                      We had a butcher in town bought out the fruit and veg store next door last year and combined them, didnt last long, he dumped the f&v within a couple of months and went back to being a butcher. ;D

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                      • #12
                        Re: Coffee, as you like it.

                        Originally posted by 5C60697164050 link=1257286656/10#10 date=1257310479
                        Supermarkets TG thats where most of us shop
                        That is a statement that may apply in a country town like Moonta, but in the cities this is not the case.
                        More and more people are purchasing from specialty stores where they seek service and a friendly smile. Like many others, I seek quality products and a variety of brands. The major supermarkets have lost their edge and thankfully smart retailers are regaining market share.
                        Most of the businesses I frequent even give away free biodegradable shopping bags, unlike the greedy supermarkets.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Coffee, as you like it.

                          Originally posted by 714D445C49280 link=1257286656/0#0 date=1257286656
                          Further to my rant in another area, just happened to come across this article, lot of truth in it.
                          http://www.thepunch.com.au/articles/full-cream-fascists-just-let-me-have-milk-in...
                          Would the truth be that St. Alis marketing machine is in overdrive and is achieving publicity at every opportunity?? ;D

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                          • #14
                            Re: Coffee, as you like it.

                            Originally posted by 4542575855360 link=1257286656/11#11 date=1257311639
                            Originally posted by 5C60697164050 link=1257286656/10#10 date=1257310479
                            Supermarkets TG thats where most of us shop
                            That is a statement that may apply in a country town like Moonta, but in the cities this is not the case.
                            More and more people are purchasing from specialty stores where they seek service and a friendly smile. Like many others, I seek quality products and a variety of brands. The major supermarkets have lost their edge and thankfully smart retailers are regaining market share.
                            Most of the businesses I frequent even give away free biodegradable shopping bags, unlike the greedy supermarkets.
                            Stan old son I aint a country bumpkin, borne and bred in the great metropolis of Adelaide and am down there every week, (major supermarkets lost their edge) yeah right, Coles and Woolies are crying all the way to the bank.
                            (Small retailers regaining market share) sure there are a few speciality retailers appearing, but put together they only corner a minuscule portion of the consumer dollar.
                            If you cant see that the likes of Bunnings, Dan murphys, BWS, Woolies , Coles, Target, Aldi and IGA etc dominate the market you either have your head in the sand or live in a different world than the rest of us.
                            Check out this recent reporthttp://theland.farmonline.com.au/new...s/1609734.aspx it pretty well says it all.
                            I aint saying its right simply that its a fact.

                            Cheers,

                            Jon.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Coffee, as you like it.

                              Originally posted by 4F485D525F3C0 link=1257286656/12#12 date=1257311928
                              Originally posted by 714D445C49280 link=1257286656/0#0 date=1257286656
                              Further to my rant in another area, just happened to come across this article, lot of truth in it.
                              http://www.thepunch.com.au/articles/full-cream-fascists-just-let-me-have-milk-in...  
                              Would the truth be that St. Alis marketing machine  is in overdrive and is achieving publicity at every opportunity?? ;D
                              I didnt see the article being about St Alis, I think he rated about 6 lines (hardly overdrive) though full marks to him, I wish him every success.
                              The point of the article was to bag these clowns who refuse to serve coffee with milk and look down their nose at any pleb who dares to put sugar into a shot of espresso, and I agree with her sentiments, as long as Im paying for it Ill drink it the way I want, and if Im belittled because of my preference then my money will go elsewhere in the future.
                              Mind you In all my years Ive only been subjected to this sort of treatment a couple of times, the last time I recall was an Italian restaurant on King William road, the waitress (I know politically incorrect) served the main course before the entrée and then indignantly told us this was the correct way, that little episode resulted in a complimentary bottle of wine from management, and guess what? on our return visits the wait person (what a clumsy word) was nowhere to be seen, wonder why?

                              Cheers,

                              Jon.

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