No one wants coffee that has passed through an animal and costs $13 per defecated cup! Jack Groot recently tweeted a story by James Mulcahy and Anne Roderique-Jones on the ZAGAT website about the ten most annoying coffee trends. They rounded up the most frequent complaints, from fatty Frappucinos to ultra-pricey espresso machines and we’ll talk about the top five each week for this week and the next.
The Number One complaint was rude baristas. It seems that people want to order their drinks without snobbery. That attitude seems to prevail in some coffee house “laboratories” that act that way just to up prices.
Burnt offerings from the big boys was Complaint #2. Burning the bean and calling it “dark roast” is not impressive. While the big chains will dominate the world they’ll never have the lower prices and unique menu items found in the small coffee shops. They know how to roast the beans there, too.
It ain’t 20 year old single malt scotch! You know there’s a problem when you are charged more for a shot of espresso than for a gallon of gas!
And coffee is a drink not a life style! It’s coffee, not some holy communion.
It may look pretty but taking ten minutes to make pretty latte art does not equal a good cup of coffee.
We’ll talk about more annoying coffee trends next week. The Kona Cowboy Coffee Company’s four brands of gourmet coffees are certainly not annoying! You’ll get a great cup of joe with PANIOLA 100% Kona Cowboy Coffee, grown on Hawaiian volcanoes and roasted in the Rocky Mountains … the one with no bitter aftertaste and no acidity. CAFÉ PINON de Nuevo Mexico is the Southwest’s favorite with pinion nuts and a perfect way to improve your coffee experience during the day. And our MOKA-JAVA is a medium dark roasted blend of Indonesian and Ethiopian coffees is one that just might knock your socks off! We also make COWBOY ACTION COFFEE, the Official Coffee of the Single Action Shooting Society!
The purpose of this blog is to unite Kona coffee lovers and perhaps learn a little about coffee and all the benefits of coffee at the same time. Join up, become a member, comment and have fun! You can find the Kona Coffee Fiends group on Facebook and we’d appreciate it if Facebook users would “LIKE” the Kona Cowboy Coffee Company page at www.facebook.com/pages/Kona-Cowboy-Coffee-Company/222070817858553. Just copy and paste to your browser. You can also find us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/jackshuster. And on the web at www.KonaCowboyCoffee.com to order your gourmet coffee and coffee products.
You know you’re a coffee fiend when you’ve built a miniature city out of little coffee stirrers! So enjoy your coffee, make it Kona, and remember, Kona is the home of the Hawaiian cowboy…and we had cowboys in Kona before there were cowboys in Texas!