Skylar Senior Member Joined: 15 Apr 2004 Posts: 119 Location: New Jersey Expertise: I love coffee
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Posted Fri Dec 13, 2013, 6:22pm Subject: Coffee Gifts Better Not Gifted
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?
calblacksmith Moderator Joined: 25 Nov 2007 Posts: 7,479 Location: Riverside, Ca, U.S.A. Expertise: I live coffee
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Posted Sat Dec 14, 2013, 8:57pm Subject: Re: Coffee Gifts Better Not Gifted
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!
In real life, my name is Wayne P. Anything I post is personal opinion and is only worth as much as anyone else's personal opinion. YMMV!
Feed the newbs, starve the trolls and above all enjoy what you drink!
Posted Sat Dec 14, 2013, 9:42pm Subject: Re: Coffee Gifts Better Not Gifted
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.
cerridwyn Senior Member Joined: 6 Jun 2010 Posts: 490 Location: Inland Empire California Expertise: I live coffee
Posted Mon Dec 16, 2013, 8:12pm Subject: Re: Coffee Gifts Better Not Gifted
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.
Grobopo Senior Member Joined: 19 Dec 2013 Posts: 1 Location: Edmonds, WA Expertise: Just starting
Espresso: Gaggia Carezza
Posted Thu Dec 19, 2013, 11:53am Subject: Re: Coffee Gifts Better Not Gifted
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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