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I (or SO) always brew or prepare my / our morning coffee at home. 167 74.55%
Usually brew at home, once in a while buy already brewed. 26 11.61%
I / we usually buy morning our morning coffee already brewed. 6 2.68%
No coffee in for morning for me / us 25 11.16%
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Old 09-04-2018, 06:47 PM   #1
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Poll: Do you brew or buy your morning coffee?

A poll question for coffee drinkers. Do you make your first cup of morning coffee at home, or do you go out to buy it? Thereís a new Dunkin Donuts near our house that I pass on my morning walk, and it does a brisk business. There are always cars in the drive - through.

I prefer to prepare my coffee at home and only buy brewed when we're traveling.
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At home - the nearest place to buy a cup of coffee is five miles away.
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Old 09-04-2018, 06:57 PM   #3
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I make my espresso/cappuccino at home every morning. I use Lavazza coffee.
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I took "prepare" to include mixing my morning instant.
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I rarely drink any coffee at all, and that only in a restaurant. DW needs a cup or two in the morning or she's, well I'll just say it's best not to be in her line of fire.
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Buying coffee daily is such a waste of money. Unless we are traveling I make it myself. When I was working I set it up the night before and the first thing I did was hit that’ button)
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At home, fresh ground espresso latte, it's a whole deal.

When I was working I would run first thing before my coffee or shower. Now that I have the option? I get the coffee started before I feed the cats. Only when I've somehow run out of coffee or milk do I begrudgingly drive to starbucks instead.
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At home. The nearest place to buy brewed coffee is ~15 miles away and it's a gas station. Nearest Starbucks is at least an hours drive.

Back in the dark days of "my working career", I had my first cup at the office. Had to brew it myself since I was always the first person in the office.
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A poll question for coffee drinkers. Do you make your first cup of morning coffee at home, or do you go out to buy it? There’s a new Dunkin Donuts near our house that I pass on my morning walk, and it does a brisk business. There are always cars in the drive - through.

I prefer to prepare my coffee at home and only buy brewed when we're traveling.
When I first retired, I tried every brand of coffee sold by my supermarket just to see which was my favorite. It was Dunkin Donuts by far. So, for quite a few years I bought that brand at the grocery store, and prepared it at home in my Mr. Coffee.

But for the last year or two or three, I have changed my habits. I have been buying Maxwell House instant, and using hot water from my hot water kettle to make it. One of these days, I should make DD coffee again and see if I still like it better.

I detest Starbucks coffee almost as much as I detest the idea of driving to get it, before coffee... and the same goes for other coffee that I could go out and buy. I am almost inhuman before coffee. The closest Starbucks is 0.4 miles away from me but it's not worth the walk IMO.
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She blessed Keurig but, she drinks Nespresso.
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If it were up to me, I would ban Dunkin Donuts as a hazard to navigation. I have never seen such poor drivers as those who are pulling in or out of that place.
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Old 09-04-2018, 08:12 PM   #13
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1st cup is either from MCD or local coffee shop. LCS is morning bagel, eat at desk. If MCD coffee it breakfast burrito & eat at desk. 2nd cup is Keurig at the office. On occasion there is an afternoon Keurig cup

I will drink Starbucks. But mostly on free Starbucks cards for answering a survey. It takes me a month to use up a $20 SB card

I found my maximum cups/day is 5. I was a wreck that night
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When I first retired, I tried every brand of coffee sold by my supermarket just to see which was my favorite. It was Dunkin Donuts by far. So, for quite a few years I bought that brand at the grocery store, and prepared it at home in my Mr. Coffee.

But for the last year or two or three, I have changed my habits. I have been buying Maxwell House instant, and using hot water from my hot water kettle to make it. One of these days, I should make DD coffee again and see if I still like it better.

I detest Starbucks coffee almost as much as I detest the idea of driving to get it, before coffee... and the same goes for other coffee that I could go out and buy. I am almost inhuman before coffee. The closest Starbucks is 0.4 miles away from me but it's not worth the walk IMO.
I can't figure out if it should be inhuman or unhuman, but I know exactly what you mean. My DH occasionally makes the mistake of trying to talk to me in the morning while I am standing in front of the Keurig with my hand on my coffee cup. I usually just have to look at him and he says never mind I'll talk to you later......so I make mine at home I wouldn't want to get a case of road rage driving to the coffee shop which is 10 miles away..
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We buy whole roasted beans from https://novocoffee.com
Grind them every morning in a https://www.baratza.com/grinder/encore/
Brew them in a ordinary brewing machine.
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Even if I wanted to buy my morning coffee brewed, I'd need to brew and drink a cup to have my head together enough to go get it.
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I grind and brew at home. I really like iced coffee so I bought a Toddy kit. A home made big iced coffee works out to about $ .50 same thing at Starbucks $3.95
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Buying coffee daily is such a waste of money. Unless we are traveling I make it myself. When I was working I set it up the night before and the first thing I did was hit thatí button)

I buy my coffee virtually every morning, and that includes my buttered bagel or the occasional egg sandwich. Yes, it clearly costs more than if I made it at home, but I don't see it as a waste of money. I enjoy going out each morning to one of the 4 regular spots I give my business to. Heck, that's part of the reason I enjoy my ER.
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Kuerig for me most mornings. I'm not about to drive 1/2 mile to get a cup that isn't noticeably better
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no coffee for me , now doctors orders !!!

but previously i would make it myself , first thing ( then do the usual stuff ) and maybe a second before leaving for work ( time permitting ) sometimes even a third one for the road ( if going by train using a travel cup to make it 'go ' )

has Brazil noticed i am , 'off the coffee ' yet
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