I dont understand popular coffee culture. why do people line up and pay $7 for bean water and milk?

I dont understand popular coffee culture

why do people line up and pay $7 for bean water and milk? That's enough for a meal. Its too expensive

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    stop being poor, anti-social, and autistic

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >anti-social
      This is bad because?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Some we live in a society bullshit, but the illusion has been shattered for many. The pact has been too far damaged, likely broken.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Because society is built on consensual transactions

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >society
          >consensual
          since when

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Since forever

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Social contract? I didn't sign anything!

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I don't understand
    because you're a thick headed moron

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I hate coffee dates for this exact reason

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      we hate women and sex-havers

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I also hate women but I still have sex with them if they let me

        I hate myself also

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >if they let me
          cuck

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I bet you dab your pizza with a napkin don't you?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't usually, but good coffee equipment costs a lot of money and so does good coffee and milk, the cost of a product is not the cost of the raw ingredients, also most restaurant meals are not anywhere close to $7, unless you live in somalia

      I don't think you go on a lot of dates so this should be a non-issue

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Half that coffee is rent, wages and utilities

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That's a start but also consider insurance, interest payments, taxes, inventory losses due to spoilage/training/equipment calibration/etc, equipment rental fees, garbage collection, platform fees for marketing/advertising, blah blah blah. Running a restaurant in an area where a coffee shop could even be economically viable (high traffic area where the locals have money) is expensive

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Its insane how coffee is one of the few things where it's actually just cheaper to make it yourself. Making your own latte costs less and is quicker than getting a $1.5 7/11 latte from the espresso machine.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You don't drink coffee, it's obvious. Pourovers are definitely cheaper to make at home and better because most baristas don't pay enough attention because they can crank out more bar drinks in that time instead of dicking around with a gooseneck for 5 minutes while the line builds up. You just need a $200 grinder and a $60 kettle and you're good to go.

            Espresso drinks are in no way cheaper to make at home unless you're making coffee for a family of 20. A passable espresso grinder costs $400 MINIMUM and then there's the espresso machine and I don't think you can wrap your head around what those cost. And then there's the constant recalibration that requires you to burn through beans that get wasted.

            You can certainly make something that superficially resembles a latte with cheap consumer-grade gear but it's not the same beverage.

            t. worked as a barista for a few years in college, used to have some home espresso gear before I gave it up because it couldn't hold a candle to the real thing

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >A passable espresso grinder costs $400 MINIMUM and then there's the espresso machine and I don't think you can wrap your head around what those cost.
              Lol.
              >And then there's the constant recalibration that requires you to burn through beans that get wasted.
              Lmao even. You were a mcdonald's tier wagie. You served shitty coffee at the shop, you made shitty coffee at home.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >good coffee equipment costs a lot of money
        drip coffee is literally cents

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          someone wanna try explaining 3rd wave coffee to this boomer? just thinking about trying to get him to understand is making me feel exhausted

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            you're finna make poor gays seethe

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >dude you need this fancy $7000 machine with a million different parts and a small computer to enjoy a beverage people had for centuries
            why are coffee drinkers like this?
            at least the tea people stay autistic to their little clay teapots and cups

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I drink coffee I brewed from a cone filter 95% of the time. doesn't mean espresso isn't delicious. imagine that, imagine having the means and the inclination to enjoy and appreciate more than one thing.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >espresso
                >enjoy
                >delicious
                wasnt espresso invented because people didn't have the time to sit down for a proper cup of coffee?

                and why couldnt you just..use less water for the drip coffee. or do it twice

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >wasnt espresso invented because people didn't have the time to sit down for a proper cup of coffee?
                yeah and lobster was prisoner food and people used to drown witches and the english language had genders on inanimate objects just like french, turns out things change who knew!

                >and why couldnt you just..use less water for the drip coffee. or do it twice
                different brew style, espresso uses high pressure and a finer grit and metal mesh, so there's more oils and a different flavor. the beans tend to be roasted differently and there's usually blending to optimize for various desired traits like oils and acidity and stuff. the flavor won't be similar. there's no perfect analogy but maybe something like sherry vs regular wine that just happens to be strong: if all you cared about was getting drunk the differences would matter less if at all

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >espresso
                >enjoy
                >delicious
                wasnt espresso invented because people didn't have the time to sit down for a proper cup of coffee?

                and why couldnt you just..use less water for the drip coffee. or do it twice

                also just brewing drip twice would not taste good, good brewing means extracting the right ratio of chemicals that give flavors people like, with a minimum of extracted chemicals having flavors people don't like, and the sweet spot varies depending on a number of different factors because those chemicals dissolve faster or slower depending on temperature, pressure, and so on

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              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                tl;dr addicts are morons without self control.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >espresso
                >enjoy
                >delicious
                wasnt espresso invented because people didn't have the time to sit down for a proper cup of coffee?

                and why couldnt you just..use less water for the drip coffee. or do it twice

                >dude you need this fancy $7000 machine with a million different parts and a small computer to enjoy a beverage people had for centuries
                why are coffee drinkers like this?
                at least the tea people stay autistic to their little clay teapots and cups

                holy shit you're moronic

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              That's an espresso machine, not a coffee dripper lol

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >at least the tea people stay autistic to their little clay teapots and cups
              Listen, buddy. We get our boil temps, sugar, milk, lemon, and other autisms. Don't even get us started on green, black, red, white, and herbal tea differences. Some don't consider herbal tea to be tea at all.

              Coffee is good with milk and sugar, mostly milk and sugar. Its good in tiramisu however.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >sugar, milk, lemon
                absolutamente asqueroso

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Some don't consider herbal tea to be tea at all.
                they arent. If they are 'tea', then you might as well consider steeped coffee as 'tea' too.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Theres pine needle tea, and thistle tea, and nettle tea. What are those then, tough guy?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                those are not tea. Its like calling blended almond water almond 'milk'. Its not fricking milk. And those are not teas. They are tisanes.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Well who poured soymilk into your coffee?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >soymilk
                >milk
                where is the soy cow that produces soymilk from its teats?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Right next to the manga cow that makes milk of magnesia

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Nooo but that's different!

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >herbal tea
                Uhh, buddy, we call those tisanes round these here parts

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                uhh, buddy, have a nice day

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Nobody unironically says "tisanes" because its a stupid word.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >most restaurant meals are not anywhere close to $7, unless you live in somalia

        What is this, 2015? I can hit $7 ordering from a fricking mcd value menu.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm completely confused by your post. Did McDonalds prices go down? I haven't been inside a McDonalds in about 20 years

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      lol cheapskate

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >single mother energy

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i meet at a very queer cafe where the entire basement is a canvas and there's pinball down there, and lots of other pinball nearby, and other stuff it's in a city. The cafe always has three different single-origin roasts. i go for the light, black. my favorite barista chats with me sometimes at other places we both happen to be at

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Wat city?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          minneapolis

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >very queer cafe
        Is it one of those places where unless you have blue or purple hair and several nails through your face you get a judgmental staredown and the staff loudly talks about their unpleasant dates with people who were "still in the closet" (translation: normal hair and no nails through the face) while occasionally giving you the death stare from across the room? I love those accepting and kind safe spaces for queers! Just goes to show you we're like one big family! (drop the L, G, B, or T, depending on which ones you're not)

        • 3 weeks ago
          bumpkin website

          all kinds of people go there. it's very popular and one of the only coffee shops in the area open late

          your scenario is completely fictional, at least around here. even at goth things, no one cares how anyone is dressed. Some show up in business casual.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It is not at all fictional, but it's understandable why people who look like that act like that since they have been ostracized and excluded by people who look like me all their lives. It's why in bigger cities there are queer spaces for all the different cliques even the normies, jocks, and trads. Just like high school except everyone's going to end up in the same gas chamber if MAGA wins, so in the end we should all just get along.

            Anyway I didn't mean your specific cafes, but it is definitely a thing.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Uh huh, I'm sure it is. You can always tell when people barely spend any time outside

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Bit drama queen of me to use in this context but picrel expresses the basic concept of what you're doing right now, obviously it's understandable, you're a traumatized people, goth queers probably have to put up with a lot of bullshit in the midwest, but anyway yes touch grass incel log off I'm a bot this is my brain on Culinaly, etc. I know. It's fine.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Do you do it raw in the basement?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the staff would not allow that, and there's a camera on one side and people constantly coming down to use the very punk toilets

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      bruh thats the only reason to go to a coffee shop unless you really need caffeine quick and couldn't get any at home

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      coffee dates are superior to dinner dates

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >That's enough for a meal
    maybe in a third world country. But not everyone lives in Mexico bro

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >not everyone lives in Mexico
      Man, ain't that the truth. I ate lunch for seven bucks yesterday, a pretty substantial meal at that. From where? Taco Bell.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I suspect that a lot of them have nothing better to do and want to stand in line to be seen, maybe also put it on some company billing. Maybe also come creepy way of picking up chicks or something like that.
    A lot of people in cities really have nothing better to do but stand around and be seen, it's all they're good at.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >incel moment

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah there's nothing I like more than going to the glamorous new coffee shop so I can be photographed by the paparazzi and hit on cute celebrity women, you know the kind who go to sophisticated establishments like Starbucks. As an up and coming young celebrity my agent says it's a necessary use of my time, I need to spend at LEAST an hour a day standing in line at the coffee shop to be seen

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >stand around and be seen

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i really think its some twisted social-peawienering thing. Like going to a really fancy/hipster cafe just so you can post it on social media. Its less about the drink and more about 'look at me im so cool'. You dont see the same trend with tea. Yes there are dedicated teahouses but they are exceedingly rare in number when compared to cafes.

      So, in conclusion, all cafes should be nuked.

      mental illness

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >has no actual reply except a personal attack
        i accept your concession

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >reverts to ad hominem
        You just lost, mate.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why there are so many poorgays here lately?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      turd worlders. banning SEA/BRICS countries would singlehandedly transform the site quality overnight. but asiaticmoot needs his ad revenue so it will never happen

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Biden's economy in full swing

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        unemployment is about as low as it's been in generations, sorry you're such a sperg no one wants to hire you

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >if we stop counting it doesn't exist

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        trump passed all the trillion dollar+ covid "recovery" bills that all went into the pockets of fortune 500 companies so they didn't have to suffer a .001% decline in profits, thank him most of all

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous
  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Coffee culture is moronic but so is trying to simplify everything to make it sound stupider. LE BEAN WATER!!!! LE DEAD COW?! WHO WOULD PAY FOR LE DEAD COW ON LE CARBOHYDRATES?!?!?!?!

    Just shut the frick up, you're worse than starbucks people.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      bro why do they drink the carbon water bro what is the appeal

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      filter coffee costs a few cents, milk costs a few cents.
      it does not make any sense that there are so many huge chains and independent companies, all over the world, that charge multiple dollars per cup for the convenience of getting the local goth chicks and hipster manlets to press some buttons on some machines for you.

      I believe starbucks et al. are generally used by investment banks to perform intranational laundry and to artificially inflate the service economy to sell more bonds

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >filter coffee costs a few cents, milk costs a few cents.
        I don't know what kind of nasty, fricked up coffee you're drinking, but for home use, I buy pretty good single-origin coffee and brew it in my kitchen, and the cost per cup is about $0.75-$1.00. Milk would be about $0.25 for an average latte but I don't do milk. This is an estimate of the raw ingredient costs, so figure on about $1.00-$1.25 total for the part that goes directly into the cup, ignoring losses due to continuous grind recalibration (which eats up more than you think, if you care about the shot quality at all) and similar production overheads.

        Granted starbucks uses absolute trash-tier McDonalds-grade garbage beans so you can probably cut those numbers in half, but the point is, 500% markup from the raw ingredient cost is pretty reasonable for restaurant economics, especially considering they can't serve wine which is a major profit center for legit sitdown joints

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I ran the numbers, you're actually correct. I guess I just don't like coffee that much.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i go to 7am coffee with a bunch of homeless people pooling their ebt together for massive amounts of sugar and creamer. we all sit there for a few hours and i tip the barista with weeed. the coffee is free.

    half of us wake up woth the sunrise, i wish coffee was at 6am

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kind of like people standing in line for starbucks or subway, they always look like a seriously sad lot, like cattle in line for the slaughter.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      we are more authentic than them
      >*opens another Monster energy drinks and starts browsing Steam*

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Popular espresso based drinks have as many calories as a meal

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No they fricking don’t? Espresso makes you shit yourself it’s not fattening at all. It’s 1% espresso in those drinks maybe then the rest is 3/4ths of a gallon of sugary flavor syrup and whipped cream and chocolate chunks and slop

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        And you don't think that seed oil and sugary cream and chocolate slop is calorie dense? A cup of decent 100% arabica black coffee will pair well with whatever you're eating.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Espresso has no calories. your statement about “espresso based drinks” being bad for you is incorrect. Piles of synthetic plastic sugar are.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            plastic sugar?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Espresso makes you shit yourself

        Your body is weak

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >espresso-based drink
      homie what the frick are you talking about, an espresso is an espresso. I seriously hope you aren't lumping things like an espresso martini in with coffee
      >as many calories as a meal
      ??? Coffee should be under 50 cal, what fricking coffee are you drinking

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Test

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Addiction to caffeine and/or sugar.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >That's enough for a meal
    Frick you, bot

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I dont understand
    Could have stopped there, mate.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >enough for a meal
    Not in Biden israelitemerica where trillions if dollars are printed for trans kids and war.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      t.

      No they fricking don’t? Espresso makes you shit yourself it’s not fattening at all. It’s 1% espresso in those drinks maybe then the rest is 3/4ths of a gallon of sugary flavor syrup and whipped cream and chocolate chunks and slop

      to be fair there's like 15 calories in a shot of espresso just from the oils

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        shit like this is a great argument for placing all incels in internment camps until further notice

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Wouldn't it just be easier and cheaper to just get them laid?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I’d like to see you try

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          and the least blatant fed award goes to:

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I won't say anything unless I find out what kind of FED the bastard boomer was.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Plant.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        t. fierce advocate for trans kids

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a luxury. Think about. "Craft" coffee is the definition of a luxury. No big deal if you cannot afford a luxury. Just get some cheaper coffee. There's plenty of brands to choose from!

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This board is about everything other than "food & cooking."

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    A lot of it is posturing and being easily duped.
    The type of people who identify with brands and see what they consume as a sign of status.
    Try not to question it too much.
    You'll never get a meaningful answer from them.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Man there sure is a lot of anti-autistic bigotry in this thread…you ever tried sucking my dick?

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I found the rest of OPs image and it wasn't very funny
    https://www.baristamagazine.com/its-1st-crack-a-coffee-comic-for-the-weekend-30/

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >bean water
    E-pic. We're all atoms XD

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they pay to pretend it's "just a coffee"

    they'd be disgusted with themselves if they made it the same at home.

    also, even the shittiest grinder costs more than a drink from a cafe, and NPCs WILL NOT amortize most things

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    its bean water and steamed milk

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      U are bean water and curdled milk

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >why do people line up and pay $7 for bean water and milk?

    no one is doing this though and nowhere charges that much. the only drinks that come that high in price are drinks that require multiple different processes to complete

    if you're paying more than $3 for a cup of coffee with milk and sugar (in any orientation, latte, etc.) youre getting cucked

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's not just dirty bean water, it's special source, fair trade, ethical torture, farmer handjob friendly beans, slow roasted until black enough it qualifies to be a DEI hire, and then ground into a fine powder with the best drug making equipment money can buy. It is then pressure blasted with spring mountain water that totally isn't local tap water you guise, to make a dirty bean soup, which a nut slurry fluid is added to for creaming purposes. Add pumps of artificial vanillin to mask the bitterness of the dirt, and then a slather of beaten fake cream is added to the top as a garnish. All from someone who has a useless college degree.

    THAT is why shit is $10 per drink.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      artisanal coffee is so pretentious if i could roll my eyes 360 degrees i would

      its like meeting a vegan. but for drinks

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i don't get this comic. what is the writer trying to make fun of, in regards to what the white man is doing?

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's all the addicts that need their next hit.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i really think its some twisted social-peawienering thing. Like going to a really fancy/hipster cafe just so you can post it on social media. Its less about the drink and more about 'look at me im so cool'. You dont see the same trend with tea. Yes there are dedicated teahouses but they are exceedingly rare in number when compared to cafes.

    So, in conclusion, all cafes should be nuked.

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Most of it is NPC programming, they line up for coffee because that's what they're supposed to do as a daily ritual also to show which class/caste they belong to by where they get coffee

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if you mix coffee with milk or sugar you're a gay

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