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Topic: New beanery in family (9 msgs / 342 lines)
1) From: Sheila Quinn
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I've been to a few different Caribou stores here in Minnesota, and I'm 
unimpressed. The cappuccino tasted extremely burnt, and regular drip 
coffee wasn't much better. I honestly prefer Starbucks over Caribou, so 
that isn't saying much.
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2) From: Stephen Carey
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My experience was a little different.  It, to me, was better than 
Starbucks, but as said, so what.  The real thing is that you have 
family member getting a job, she deserves support for that.  She 
doesn't need to know what is wrong with her product, why make her mad 
and put pressure on the family.  What counts is that you share your 
coffee with her and others and she will see why you like your own.  I 
don't tell my friends who own taverns to stop selling beer since some 
home beer is so much better.  I support their efforts.  There is 
enough descension in the world, that maybe a lesson into how you 
roast and brew and why you roast and brew will be good for her 
without tearing her down.
She is going to be excited to bring that coffee home for gifts and 
dinners, that will be the tough situation.  It does no one any good 
in ripping her apart, plus she will be indoctrinated with how good 
their coffee is, so it will be a losing battle for you on many fronts.
This may just be a time of grin and bear it.  Not fair to you, but 
more fair to the family and to her lively hood.
Just my two or three cents.
At 11:51 AM 11/1/2007, you wrote:
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My experience was a little different.  It, to me, was
better than Starbucks, but as said, so what.  The real thing is that
you have family member getting a job, she deserves support for
that.  She doesn't need to know what is wrong with her product, why
make her mad and put pressure on the family.  What counts is that
you share your coffee with her and others and she will see why you like
your own.  I don't tell my friends who own taverns to stop selling
beer since some home beer is so much better.  I support their
efforts.  There is enough descension in the world, that maybe a
lesson into how you roast and brew and why you roast and brew will be
good for her without tearing her down.
She is going to be excited to bring that coffee home for gifts and
dinners, that will be the tough situation.  It does no one any good
in ripping her apart, plus she will be indoctrinated with how good their
coffee is, so it will be a losing battle for you on many fronts.
This may just be a time of grin and bear it.  Not fair to you, but
more fair to the family and to her lively hood.
Just my two or three cents.
At 11:51 AM 11/1/2007, you wrote:
I've been to a few different
Caribou stores here in Minnesota, and I'm unimpressed. The cappuccino
tasted extremely burnt, and regular drip coffee wasn't much better. I
honestly prefer Starbucks over Caribou, so that isn't saying much.
On 10/31/07, Jim Gundlach
<pecanjim
> wrote: 
While people are talking about different brands of coffee shops, I
have been informed that a daughter-in-law is now manager in training to
run a coffee house called Caribou Coffee in or near Atlanta.  Since
they know I'm into coffee and we visit them regularly I can see some
situations arising.  Does anybody know if their coffee is
drinkable?  Is there a possibility that she may actually be learning
how to pull a shot? 
 
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3) From: Dave Kvindlog
I get Caribou's coffee (not espresso) sometimes at the MSP airport.  Like it
much better than *$'s and much less than my own.  Overall, much better than
most coffee chains I've frequented.
Dave
ihomeroast
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4) From: Lynne
Very wise - and caring - words, Stephen.
Lynne
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5) From: Jared
To me, living in the heart of Caribou coffee land I see them as the full
city version of Starbucks spanish/french roast world.  Same coffee world
just roasted a bit lighter.  Jared
On 11/1/07, Sheila Quinn  wrote:
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6) From: Jim Gundlach
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Lynne,
     Ah, I would never rip her apart, what I was afraid of was an  
involuntary gag when I tried to drink her coffee.
        Pecan Jim
On Nov 1, 2007, at 9:51 PM, Lynne wrote:
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Lynne,   =
 Ah, I would never rip her apart, what I was afraid of was an =
involuntary gag when I tried to drink her coffee.   =
    Pecan Jim
On Nov 1, 2007, at 9:51 PM, Lynne =
wrote:
Very wise - and caring - words, = Stephen. Lynne On = 11/1/07, Stephen Carey <steve > = wrote: My experience was a little = different.  It, to me, was better than Starbucks, but as said, so = what.  The real thing is that you have family member getting a job, = she deserves support for that.  She doesn't need to know what is = wrong with her product, why make her mad and put pressure on the = family.  What counts is that you share your coffee with her and = others and she will see why you like your own.  I don't tell my = friends who own taverns to stop selling beer since some home beer is so = much better.  I support their efforts.  There is enough = descension in the world, that maybe a lesson into how you roast and brew = and why you roast and brew will be good for her without tearing her = down. She is going to be excited to bring that coffee home for = gifts and dinners, that will be the tough situation.  It does no = one any good in ripping her apart, plus she will be indoctrinated with = how good their coffee is, so it will be a losing battle for you on many = fronts. This may just be a time of grin and bear it.  Not = fair to you, but more fair to the family and to her lively hood. = Just my two or three cents. At 11:51 AM 11/1/2007, you = wrote: I've been to a few different = Caribou stores here in Minnesota, and I'm unimpressed. The cappuccino = tasted extremely burnt, and regular drip coffee wasn't much better. I = honestly prefer Starbucks over Caribou, so that isn't saying much. = On 10/31/07, Jim Gundlach = <pecanjim = > wrote: While people = are talking about different brands of coffee shops, I have been informed = that a daughter-in-law is now manager in training to run a coffee house = called Caribou Coffee in or near Atlanta.  Since they know I'm into = coffee and we visit them regularly I can see some situations = arising.  Does anybody know if their coffee is drinkable?  Is = there a possibility that she may actually be learning how to pull a = shot?   = = --Apple-Mail-3-948891651--

7) From: Sheila Quinn
I guess I've been unlucky with the choices they've offered on the days 
I've been there. I wish they would offer more than one choice of regular 
drip each day -- that would probably help! Even the local Dunn Bros. has 
two or three choices. We have a popular independent cafe here, but its 
location is so poor that there's never anywhere to park. Hence, I 
haven't tried it yet!
Now, if Mike's place were in Minnesota.... :)
Sheila
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8) From: Lynne
Ha - I know what you mean! My son got a job at Charbucks (couldn't stand it
- left after a few days), but since he's
living at home now, I've managed to convert him. He avoids their stuff..
On 11/2/07, Jim Gundlach  wrote:
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9) From: Stephen Carey
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Jim, I apologize for suggesting that you may be rude to her.  That 
was uncaring of me.  I just have been party to such things at friends 
homes that it sickens me to see how we can treat each other.  I never 
meant to suggest that you would do so.
Now, the gagging, that is another problem - one which I 
understand.  I have that now at friends' homes after a 
dinner.  Usually I offer to bring the coffee, but other times they 
have just poured me a cup without asking, knowing I love 
coffee.  And, knowing I roast my own they think they have found the 
perfect coffee for me, not understanding that the perfect coffee 
can't come from a shelf.  I sip, hold the gag as best I can as I 
watch my partner snicker under his breath - he doesn't drink any 
coffee, though I have gotten him to try some home roasted coffee and 
he says it is still coffee but much different than what he had as a 
kid.  Still working on him.
Good luck with this, you are in a tight spot, but I bet you handle it 
just perfectly.  And maybe she will notice the difference and move 
on.  If not, let's wish her well, for she needs to pay bills, feel 
good about herself, and grow, a job can help in so many ways.
All the best,
Stephen
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Jim, I apologize for suggesting that you may be rude to
her.  That was uncaring of me.  I just have been party to such
things at friends homes that it sickens me to see how we can treat each
other.  I never meant to suggest that you would do so.
Now, the gagging, that is another problem - one which I understand. 
I have that now at friends' homes after a dinner.  Usually I offer
to bring the coffee, but other times they have just poured me a cup
without asking, knowing I love coffee.  And, knowing I roast my own
they think they have found the perfect coffee for me, not understanding
that the perfect coffee can't come from a shelf.  I sip, hold the
gag as best I can as I watch my partner snicker under his breath - he
doesn't drink any coffee, though I have gotten him to try some home
roasted coffee and he says it is still coffee but much different than
what he had as a kid.  Still working on him.
Good luck with this, you are in a tight spot, but I bet you handle it
just perfectly.  And maybe she will notice the difference and move
on.  If not, let's wish her well, for she needs to pay bills, feel
good about herself, and grow, a job can help in so many ways.
All the best,
Stephen
At 07:54 AM 11/2/2007, you wrote:
Lynne,
    Ah, I would never rip her apart, what I was afraid of
was an involuntary gag when I tried to drink her coffee.
       Pecan Jim
On Nov 1, 2007, at 9:51 PM, Lynne wrote:
Very wise - and caring - words,
Stephen.
Lynne
On 11/1/07, Stephen Carey
<steve
 > wrote:
My experience was a little different.  It, to me, was better
than Starbucks, but as said, so what.  The real thing is that you
have family member getting a job, she deserves support for that. 
She doesn't need to know what is wrong with her product, why make her mad
and put pressure on the family.  What counts is that you share your
coffee with her and others and she will see why you like your own. 
I don't tell my friends who own taverns to stop selling beer since some
home beer is so much better.  I support their efforts.  There
is enough descension in the world, that maybe a lesson into how you roast
and brew and why you roast and brew will be good for her without tearing
her down.
She is going to be excited to bring that coffee home for gifts and
dinners, that will be the tough situation.  It does no one any good
in ripping her apart, plus she will be indoctrinated with how good their
coffee is, so it will be a losing battle for you on many fronts.
This may just be a time of grin and bear it.  Not fair to you,
but more fair to the family and to her lively hood.
Just my two or three cents.
At 11:51 AM 11/1/2007, you wrote:
I've been to a few different Caribou stores here in Minnesota, and
I'm unimpressed. The cappuccino tasted extremely burnt, and regular drip
coffee wasn't much better. I honestly prefer Starbucks over Caribou, so
that isn't saying much.
On 10/31/07, Jim Gundlach
<pecanjim
> wrote: 
While people are talking about different brands of coffee shops, I
have been informed that a daughter-in-law is now manager in training to
run a coffee house called Caribou Coffee in or near Atlanta.  Since
they know I'm into coffee and we visit them regularly I can see some
situations arising.  Does anybody know if their coffee is
drinkable?  Is there a possibility that she may actually be learning
how to pull a shot? 
 
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