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Ooops : ;) 'This original Peet’s Coffee was opened on April 1st, 1966 by Mr. Alfred Peet, a Dutchman who moved to America after World War II. When he came to this country, he was shocked by the low-level coffee that US citizens consumed, and he decided that the only way he would be able to drink good coffee is if he made it himself. This European-style coffee, which Peet introduced to the Bay Area and eventually the US, was something that Americans had never tasted before. The superior, fresh beans were made in small batches and dark roasted to create a complex, smooth, and rich coffee.''

The Original Peet's Coffee & Tea, Berkeley, California
Yep, way back in the 80’s I think it was, I had a coffee in the Original Peet’s in Berkeley...
The last time I had a coffee in a Peet’s was in 2005 or 06 in my first hometown Lafayette,California...
 
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I like Peet's better than Starbucks. but over here there is literally a Starbucks on every corner.

I used to go to Starbucks to meet up with friends once a week. I haven't been to a starbucks in almost a year.
 
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I go to Starbucks 3-4 times a year, usually during the summer for some kind of fancy iced drink.

My delivery of Peet’s came! I may have to have a second cup of coffee today.
 
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I go to Starbucks 3-4 times a year, usually during the summer for some kind of fancy iced drink.

My delivery of Peet’s came! I may have to have a second cup of coffee today.

We don't have Starbucks over here. Perhaps there is one at the airport.
 

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Peet’s is my favorite.
I love Peet's, too. I discovered it when I visited California years ago. I see it in the grocery store occasionally, but it's a bit pricey for me right now. If I get some extra freelance work, or maybe if I sell another crocheted basket, I will treat myself. :)
 

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I'd love to try the chocolate almond espresso thing, but it says nothing about whether they're dairy free
 

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I saw this article and wanted to post it. I think in the past I may have posted coffee drinking stuff to the Coffee House thread. But that thread is more about chatting than coffee. This Thread is pretty dormant but I thought it would be a better place for Coffee News.

 

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I saw a Jacques Pepin show where he made a coffee -- gel dessert? What is that called, you make gel with cream, and he did a coffee cream gel? He used gelatine, but I have agar. I'd love to try that!
Panna cotta!

I could use agar and Chobani extra creamy oat milk, or soy creamer!
I want that now o_O
 

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This article teaches you about Cafestol. which is a compound in coffee that can increase cholesterol.

The main take aways from this is don't drink too much coffee - less than 6 cups a day. and stick with filtered coffee. filtered coffee has little to no cafestol.
expresso has cafesto, too.

 
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I had read some good things about La Colombe Oatmilk Draft Lattes. and I read that Trader Joe's carried it.
I had stopped in the local TJs to pick up a few items - just like old times but still no soy milk in the refrigerated section. I got the original flavor.
The checker mentioned that the one I picked not only was her favorite but that the whole crew was addicted to it. I wonder if that is part of the TJ training - to reinforce the customers buying decisions. But it doesn't surprise me that they are addicted to it. Caffeine, sugar, fat, and salt is a potent combo.

Anyway I had one with lunch and it was delicious. and I'm buzzed.

BTW, I'm NOT an iced coffee drinker. I've tried a few cold brews but I was not a fan. But I really liked this one. I may get one every time I go to the marker as sort of a treat and even try out some of the other flavors and brands.


 

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The guys at EatThis are really great at the misleading headline. And it works (on me) every time.


You see the headline and you click on it, bracing yourself for the bad news. but its good news.
Maybe bad news sells more papers.

As if you needed one more reason to love your coffee ritual: A liver specialist at the Cleveland Clinic has shared what research shows is an important way coffee may be benefiting your long-term health, and may potentially even reduce your risk of developing liver cancer.
 
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