scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: Coffee
MAJ) Mike Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle (blackeagle@POP3.SCOUTER.NET
Tue Feb 01 2000 - 20:58:32 CST
>Would some of you coffee drinkers out there fill me in on what the
>Starbuck's and other coffee-house/coffee-cart places think the difference
>between cappucino, latte, and cafe-au-lait *is* ? (And what the
>Frimming-Jim-jam is a "latte with milk" it's like ordering whipcream on
To *me*, cappucino is nothing more than opening the can of Folgers, taking
some of the roasted beans, smooching it down in a cup and and adding really
hot water to it.
It's hot, and bitter, and *very good* (*laughter*)
Latte is a coffee-flavored "hot chocolate" when they (Starbucks or Caribu)
finishes "doctoring it up". In all fairness, I do a little "doctoring" by
adding sugar. And yeah, I love that whipped cream on it (even though it
ends up being melted in the coffee itself).
I've never had a cafe-au-lait, so some others of my fellow coffee drinkers
will have to answer you on that one!
>I mean, they're all frothed coffee/milk in 50/50 combo, so why is one of
>them more expensive than the other two and one cheaper than the other
>two? and why isn't the most expensive one the same one at two different
>outlets for the same company?
It's all in the marketing...and the size of the cup (or container, in my
case). I can expect to spend a dollar just *breathing the coffee smell in
when I hit the door*!
*giggle*. Seriously, it does depend on the size of the container and the
ingredients they use to create the coffee confection for you. And for the
cost of the machines used to make it all with as well. That's why I always
bring my own container in the store, and ask them to "fill it in here
please" (not to mention that I'm doing my part for recycling and
conservation of paper products...*heheheehee*).
(MAJ) Mike L. Walton (settummanque, the blackeagle)
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