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 Post subject: Coffee and CubesPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:15 pm

Joined: Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:38 pm
I've noticed that a certain brand of coffee seems to be popular amongst puzzle people more than others, and I'm wondering if I'm just imagining things or not. So, I decided to set up a poll, based on two types of criteria:

a) Puzzle focus
b) Coffee brand preference

Under a) I have the following:
Focus on Solving (commutators, mathematical solving)
Focus on Speed
Focus on Collecting Twisties (Vintage)
Focus on Collecting Non-Twisties (Vintage)
Focus on Collecting Twisties (Current)
Focus on Collecting Non-Twisties (Current)

For b) I have the following:
High-End (many flavour types, perhaps average cost of more than \$2 USD per cup [arbitrary]; See: Starbucks)
Low-End (fewer flavour options, Just Plain Coffee; see: Tim Horton's, Dunkin Donuts)

It would be great if you would post about your specific location and preferred order type (i.e. regular coffee, espresso-type) and even better if you posted a picture of a puzzle with a cup of coffee from your favourite place

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 Post subject: Re: Coffee and CubesPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:54 pm

Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:16 pm
Location: Somewhere Else
What about those of us who don't drink coffee regularly?

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 Post subject: Re: Coffee and CubesPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:05 pm

Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:50 pm
Location: Near Las Vegas, NV
Jared wrote:
What about those of us who don't drink coffee regularly?

This. I never drink coffee in the morning, just orange juice.

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 Post subject: Re: Coffee and CubesPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2013 8:17 pm

Joined: Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:38 pm
More for the people who do drink coffee. I usually drink it during the day, too...

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doctor who wrote:
I don't think I can make her pose without heavy sedation. The rendering doesn't have to be perfect, it just can't look like Oskar in drag.

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 Post subject: Re: Coffee and CubesPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:08 am

Joined: Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:38 pm
Location: Hungary, Budapest
First I get to this community as a speedcuber. Now-days I do not have time to practice. So I rather focus on collecting twisties.
As for the coffee: I rather drink better quality than average. But at my office there is no chance to use my own coffee, so I drink what they give. I usually drink 2 cups a day (one in the early morning when I arrive to work, and one after dinner.) These are usually long and strong coffee. (something like a double espresso)

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 Post subject: Re: Coffee and CubesPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:11 am

Joined: Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:23 am
Location: Confoederatio Helvetica
Monday - Friday:
I drink the first coffee 10 minutes after wake up. (Nespresso)
In the office at 7:00 I drink the second one. We are 400 employees and have 3 big high-end coffee machines and the coffee is free for us.

Weekend, Holiday:
I drink coffee from a Moka machine (Bialetti) with Italian coffee. The coffee is stronger.

In my country (Switzerland) live many Italians and we have a good coffee culture.
When I'm in Italy I like to drink a Ristretto at the coffee-bar in the morning.
In other countries most of the time the coffee is to aqueous for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Coffee and CubesPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:16 am

Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:54 pm
Location: Bay Area, California
I think I've found a bug with the poll. I've determined that I'm "Solving, Caffeine-Intravenous" but I can't find that option .

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 Post subject: Re: Coffee and CubesPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:55 am

Joined: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:57 am
Location: In my study drooling over my puzzle hoard - Precioussssss!
Based in the Uk and working in a hospital - the coffee is awful so I bring an Aeropress and some coffee that I grind the night before. If I forget! then the instant is so bad that I'll move on to tea!

At home I use either a Cafetierre or my Nespresso machine (only buy the capsules with a strength of 8 or higher on the nuclear scale ) and it's either an espresso or strong white coffee - no sugar!

The puzzle question doesn't cover me. I definitely solve slowly!
As for collecting, I collect current twisties AND any other mechanical puzzle apart from jigsaws! Rapidly bankrupting myself!

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 Post subject: Re: Coffee and CubesPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 5:26 am

Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:33 am
Location: Belgium
I never drink coffee, but I collect everything: twisties & non-twisties, current & vintage.

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 Post subject: Re: Coffee and CubesPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:09 am

Joined: Sun Mar 27, 2005 7:37 pm
I hate coffee. Shame there's no cider option.

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 Post subject: Re: Coffee and CubesPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:36 am

Joined: Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:00 am
Location: Jarrow, England
Tony Fisher wrote:
I hate coffee.
Ditto
Tony Fisher wrote:
Shame there's no cider option.
Sings "When the moon shines on the cow shed
and we're rolling in the hay,
All the cows are up there grazin'
and the milk is on its way.

[Chorus] I am a Cider Drinker,
I drinks it all of the day,
I am a Cider Drinker,
it soothes all me troubles away,
Ooh arrh, ooh arrh ay, Ooh arrh, ooh arrh ay
(Proper Job! Wanna try some, young 'un? C'mon, young 'un! Get a couple o' pints down 'ee then.) ..."
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 Post subject: Re: Coffee and CubesPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 9:29 am

Joined: Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:57 am
Location: In my study drooling over my puzzle hoard - Precioussssss!
Errrm! Gus! You appear to be showing your age rather blatantly!!!
Put it away man!

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 Post subject: Re: Coffee and CubesPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:02 am

Joined: Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:12 am
Location: Hong Kong/Beijing
Hong Kong Puzzler who work in Beijing. Yeah I like coffee. But actually I'm not really that kind of coffee lover. I treat coffee as a kind of beverages. I don't like to grind coffee bean myself, I don't have a coffee machine at my home. But I do always drinks starbucks coffee. Anyway usually I'll have a hot coffee when I arrived my working studio. I hope to control myself to have just one coffee a day if I'm at work on that day. But for holiday, I'll usually buy a starbucks coffee when I saw a starbucks. Well starbucks is becoming very popular in China now & so I can always find one somewhere. And when I have a coffee, I usually do this:
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Oh I'd like to order hot latte in winter. And Cold Caramel Macchiato at summer. Sometimes I'll try different beverages like frapuccino as well~

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 Post subject: Re: Coffee and CubesPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:13 am

Joined: Sun Aug 12, 2007 8:28 pm
Location: Northern Central California
Starbucks black brewed coffee of various boldnesses are all good. Most fast food and restaurant coffees are enjoyable too. Flavors of black coffee like hazelnut and such are nice but not absolutely necessary.

Solving, not speed solving, is my forté. My "collection" consists of between 70 and 80 puzzles I'd say, but I don't have to have every puzzle, I don't have a nice display case, so I don't really consider myself a collector.

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 Post subject: Re: Coffee and CubesPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:22 pm

Joined: Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:27 pm
dont really have favorite brand but my favorite coffee is caramel mochiato whith skinny milk 2 extra espresso shots and extra vanilla syrop

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 Post subject: Re: Coffee and CubesPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:47 pm

Joined: Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:27 pm
I drink about 3 or 4 cups of coffee a day, and I usually either make the "Hawaiian" or the "Donut House" Keurig cups. I just love to solve twisties.

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 Post subject: Re: Coffee and CubesPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:04 pm

Joined: Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:00 am
Location: Jarrow, England
Errrm! Gus! You appear to be showing your age rather blatantly!!!
Put it away man!
Well every time someone sees my face my age just jumps up and bites them! As someone once said, getting old is a pain in the proverbial, but it's better than the alternative

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 Post subject: Re: Coffee and CubesPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:18 am

Joined: Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:07 am
Location: Germany, Bavaria
Gus wrote:
Errrm! Gus! You appear to be showing your age rather blatantly!!!
Put it away man!
Well every time someone sees my face my age just jumps up and bites them! As someone once said, getting old is a pain in the proverbial, but it's better than the alternative

Yeah, what should I say? The alternatives are quite limited.

This sentence was on the card my oldest daughter gave me for birthday #60:
“It takes a long time to grow young.” Pablo Picasso 1881-1973

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