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Date: 07 Jan 2007 13:21:54
From:
Subject: caramel machiatto starbucks transparent?
I usually only get the Mocha at Starbucks, which I like, but tried the
CM the other day
and it had about half the taste as the Mocha drink. Did I get a bad one
or something?

This is a decent home brew recipe, which is neither Mocha or CM:

Mocha pot [the 'screwtop' Mocha] coffee with Kroger or 8 o'clock
Italian Roast coffee.
8th Continent Vanilla Soy Milk
Hershey's Choc Syrup.

Combine using allocations as desired. Or use equal amounts coffee and
hot soy milk,
and about a tablespoon syrup. Great.

itchy





 
Date: 28 Jan 2007 13:22:21
From: Jasonian
Subject: Re: caramel machiatto starbucks transparent?

<snip >
> Actually I think that is my position, some concoctions merely
> have coffee as an ingredient, and are 'candy' with a jolt of
> caffeine. Hence the 'alt' in alt.coffee I guess.
<snip >

Alt is a category.. Coffee is a sub-category. Alt is not a sub-
category of Coffee.

You have it backwards.

Everyone here is a serious coffee snob with a massive ego and bad
social skills... at least that's what I can tell from it.

Some people here are actually much more polite on other coffee
forums. It's e-proof of the "bad people are a product of their
environment" theory, I suppose.

There are places who would care about such recipes, but a coffee
newsgroup or forum just isn't one of them.

Recipes like that are more for the foodies, even though most of us
coffee people can't for the life of us understand why coffee is given
such a back seat in the foodie community.

I hope that helps you to understand the responses you've received, and
hopefully somewhere to go where this sort of a thing would be welcomed
with open arms.



  
Date: 28 Jan 2007 18:58:27
From: North Sullivan
Subject: Re: caramel machiatto starbucks transparent?
On 28 Jan 2007 13:22:21 -0800, "Jasonian" <jason.haeger@gmail.com >
wrote:


>Everyone here is a serious coffee snob with a massive ego and bad
>social skills... at least that's what I can tell from it.


Hmmmph! I'd argue, but I'm too busy admiring my last crema-filled
shot...which I'll drink without sugar.

North Sullivan
(burp)


 
Date: 27 Jan 2007 14:25:15
From:
Subject: Re: caramel machiatto starbucks transparent?


On Jan 23, 3:48 pm, "Omni...@gmail.com" <Omni...@gmail.com > wrote:
> No need to feel personally attacked, itchy. It just sounds
> nauseatingly sweet and sticky.
>
> Candy is candy and coffee is coffee.
>
>
>
[...]

Actually I think that is my position, some concoctions merely
have coffee as an ingredient, and are 'candy' with a jolt of
caffeine. Hence the 'alt' in alt.coffee I guess. For instance,
a hershey bar is much more sweet than the moka/milk/caramel
mixture, but most people like them anyway.

itchy



 
Date: 23 Jan 2007 12:48:58
From: Omniryx@gmail.com
Subject: Re: caramel machiatto starbucks transparent?
No need to feel personally attacked, itchy. It just sounds
nauseatingly sweet and sticky.

Candy is candy and coffee is coffee.



itchyneebanshee@hotmail.com wrote:
> hazchem wrote:
> > ewwww! is the coffee that bad that you need to abuse it with all this
> > sugar and flavouring?
>
> Oh I didn't know that I was dealing with a coffee 'fascist'.
>
> itchy



 
Date: 23 Jan 2007 11:16:06
From:
Subject: Re: caramel machiatto starbucks transparent?

hazchem wrote:
> ewwww! is the coffee that bad that you need to abuse it with all this
> sugar and flavouring?

Oh I didn't know that I was dealing with a coffee 'fascist'.

itchy



 
Date: 21 Jan 2007 05:32:01
From: hazchem
Subject: Re: caramel machiatto starbucks transparent?
ewwww! is the coffee that bad that you need to abuse it with all this
sugar and flavouring?



 
Date: 21 Jan 2007 04:28:57
From: daveb
Subject: Re: caramel machiatto starbucks transparent?
sounds just revolting!

yeccchh!



 
Date: 21 Jan 2007 01:54:18
From:
Subject: Re: caramel machiatto starbucks transparent?

[.]]] > Mocha pot [the 'screwtop' Mocha] coffee with Kroger or 8 o'clock
> Italian Roast coffee.
> 8th Continent Vanilla Soy Milk
> Hershey's Choc Syrup.
>
> Combine using allocations as desired. Or use equal amounts coffee and
> hot soy milk,
> and about a tablespoon syrup. Great.
>
> itchy


alternate:

pour 4 shots from mocha pot into
preheated 4oz vanilla soy milk with 1 tsp starbucks coffee liquor, 1
tsp caramel syrup
redi whip on top
drizzle of hersheys