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[Status update] So close and yet so far...

When you find a table with the perfect name suggesting it has the content you are looking for... and then it's empty. *sigh*

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  • Mar 29, 2017 at 10:41 AM

    ...or does contain completely different contents than expected:)

  • Mar 29, 2017 at 02:00 PM

    you mean you feel like someone from The Netherlands who walks into a coffee shop in Germany?

    • Mar 29, 2017 at 02:19 PM

      as a Dutchman currently working in the weed capital of this globe I have to say that it is known that the meaning of the word coffeeshop differs when one leaves the border.

    • Mar 29, 2017 at 04:34 PM

      Don't even get me started on the US coffee shops. Or coffee in the US in general. Exactly what Steffi is describing.

      • Mar 29, 2017 at 06:36 PM

        Coffee is not bad in America - as long as you stay away from every major chain - StarS*cks especially. The good news here is that you get a lot of good quality beans if you can do all the next steps yourself. Sad, but my favorite big chain coffee is a McDonald's latte - better than any of the coffee chains for those of us who grew up with coffee in other countries!

        • Mar 29, 2017 at 10:21 PM

          You can't be serious about McD. There were no "coffee chains" in the country where I grew up, so can't compare but c'mon... It's "coffee product" at best.

          The only way to get decent coffee in the US is to buy European brands (except Gevalia which has been going down the drain, sadly). No disrespect but Americans love to burn their coffee beans. Don't know why. We even have some fancy pants small local coffee roasters but to me their product tastes just as bad as an average supermarket brand.

          • Mar 30, 2017 at 12:34 PM

            Totally agree about the bean burning. Here is a small roaster that I buy from on occasion - Willoughby's Coffee & Tea. Even their dark espresso roasts - that I usually skip are less burnt than most other's medium roast. Try their single origin coffees. It is eye opening how different they taste when roasted properly.

            PS- Finally a discussion about coffee in Coffee Corner! Yes, the name says so, but there has been no real coffee here (in the last few months that I have been here at least); I think this is appropriate given Steffi's topic that we just hijacked!

            Edit - PPS - Yes, that is why I like McD's latte - it is not burned

            • Mar 30, 2017 at 01:16 PM

              There is no hijacking with status updates. That's the fun with them. Everything goes. ^^

            • Mar 30, 2017 at 03:35 PM

              Thanks for the tip! I'm always on a lookout for decent coffee here. Recently ordered Douwe Egberts from Amazon, which is supposed to be "one of the most popular in Europe" and it was just meh. Had the same harsh bitter notes as American coffee. Which might explain good reviews on Amazon US...

          • Mar 31, 2017 at 08:48 AM

            Toasting coffee berries is ok, not at all burning them!

            The only way to make a proper coffee is using a moka pot

            The best explain is here, on Youtube (Disclaimer! it's humor and funny yet explain the only way to make a coffee!)

            And NEVER EVER use anything else than water to clean the moka to have a better taste!

            moka.jpg (55.1 kB)
            • Mar 31, 2017 at 02:50 PM

              Simone - that's some hard core stuff. :) I just use a plain vulgar drip coffee maker. Also I don't like any sediment in my coffee cup. We have several mediterranean restaurants here and they make coffee in those Turkish coffee pots (cezve?). The coffee is nice but sediment is rather yucky. So it's either drip or espresso for me.

    • Mar 29, 2017 at 07:05 PM

      :D I laughed. That sad, sad face...

  • Mar 29, 2017 at 07:43 PM

    See-every SAP VC table.

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