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Posted Fri Dec 13, 2013, 6:22pm
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A topic of coffee gifts given which you will never use. Sort of "I will be visiting Skylar and his BW. What kind of old C&@p can I bring as a holiday present which shows off my peerless taste in coffee and wont cost me a thing. What can I find in the effluvia of my domicile of a coffee nature which wont cost me a farthing. Ah here it is Someone gave me this last Christmas!"

Voila. We now are in possession of a pound of Starbucks Kenya coffee the use by date being November 23rd 2013.

Anybody else want to record their dubious coffee offerings of the season?

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Posted Sat Dec 14, 2013, 2:43pm
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I'll trade you for the pound of pre-ground pumpkin spice coffee that landed on my doorstep. Wait, I used it for compost.
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Posted Sat Dec 14, 2013, 8:57pm
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Some people are just never happy, it is only a month past date, JEESH!

It has been years since anyone has given me coffee, of any kind. The last was from my son in the navy, he and a buddy (who is seriously into coffee) were walking in Chicago and came upon Intelly, my son bought and gave me a bag of FRESH Black Cat, It was very nice :D

Most people cringe when they offer me coffee in their home. No I am not rude and no I don't say a bad word, they just know I am used to ....... better. LOL!

 
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Posted Sat Dec 14, 2013, 9:42pm
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I've been lucky so far not to have been gifted such fare. Certain discount fashion-home stores carry an array of kettles, french presses, etc---sometimes very good, well known brands. Close by you'll see bag after bag of fancy labeled pre-ground coffees, especially during the holidays. No tellin' how long they've been bagged up---YIKES! But remember folks, always be gracious when gifters come a callin', fore they may know not what's really in that fancy coffee bag.
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Posted Mon Dec 16, 2013, 6:03am
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calblacksmith Said:

Some people are just never happy, it is only a month past date, JEESH!!

Posted December 14, 2013 link

You're being sarcastic, correct? Because with a USE BY date of November 23rd, 2013, one can only wonder when the ROAST DATE actually was. Take care!

Jim

 
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Posted Mon Dec 16, 2013, 10:06am
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Jim, yes :D

 
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Posted Mon Dec 16, 2013, 8:12pm
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My daughter and SiL and I exchange coffee gifts all the time.

If it is coffee, it's always fresh. If it is anything else, it's a new gadget or something silly from thinkgeek and we smile and enjoy it. (well, I did buy them a Bonivata when they were new, but that was because they asked for a multi-cup pot for entertaining)

So I think there is a difference in who gives the gift.

And Wayne, you can gift me coffee any time :)

 
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Posted Thu Dec 19, 2013, 11:53am
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About a year ago I received a bag of huckleberry flavored coffee.  Nasty stuff that, when brewed, ended up contaminating all coffee gear that it touched.  I took weeks for the smell to leave my house....
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Posted Sun Dec 22, 2013, 7:19am
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The strangest coffee gifts that has been requested from several people have been spent coffee pucks from my espresso machines. Evidently it makes a great component in planting soil and homemade soap.
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Posted Sun Dec 22, 2013, 4:23pm
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Absolutely. It's awesome compost. I know someone who used to collect it all from everyone at work.

And yes, soap too. Great for a scrub soap, such as for mechanics or gardeners.

 
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