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How late do you want your coffee?

By johnboy - 6 April 2012 16

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c_c has sent in this shot of the coffee van gracing the ANU Law School.

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16 Responses to
How late do you want your coffee?
johnboy 10:12 pm 09 Apr 12

Having bought an $80 aldi coffee machine I’m amazed by how much foam the steam through the coffee can generate

screaming banshee 8:56 pm 09 Apr 12

Sadly the actual difference is often minimal.

A flat white is often served with a latte foam, as is a cap. Using a flat as a basis a latte will be the same but served in a glass, whereas a cap will be the same with chocolate dusting.

Ko. 4:14 pm 09 Apr 12

I send back flat whites if they have too much foam.

If I wanted a latte I’d order one.

c_c 3:08 pm 09 Apr 12

BimboGeek said :

Diggety I have 11 types of serving cups, 3 coffees, 2 chocolates, chai powder, a dozen teas, 3 milks and 4 flavour syrups. When 20 people order a drink at the same time I can run 3 groups and 2 jugs but each group takes about 40 seconds from grind to pour and I need to pour the milk over the coffee, stir in the chai, put the tea in the pot, add flavours.

Don’t like it? Tell the other customers to stop ordering stupid coffee. I can churn out espresso at probably 20 per minute if I’m grinding and pouring at the same time. But it’s never going to happen.

Sounds like you’re putting in more effort than some well known Canberra places.

The owner of one cafe, which is part of a very popular local chain once confirmed to me that they don’t actually bother making lattes and flat whites differently, they just make them all the same and no one seems to mind even if they’re listed as two different things on the menu.

Not sure what’s funnier, that they do it or the coffee snobs don’t realise.

BimboGeek 12:14 pm 09 Apr 12

Diggety I have 11 types of serving cups, 3 coffees, 2 chocolates, chai powder, a dozen teas, 3 milks and 4 flavour syrups. When 20 people order a drink at the same time I can run 3 groups and 2 jugs but each group takes about 40 seconds from grind to pour and I need to pour the milk over the coffee, stir in the chai, put the tea in the pot, add flavours.

Don’t like it? Tell the other customers to stop ordering stupid coffee. I can churn out espresso at probably 20 per minute if I’m grinding and pouring at the same time. But it’s never going to happen.

Sandman 10:13 pm 08 Apr 12

Brodburgers new venture?

I-filed 10:33 am 08 Apr 12

melon1234 said :

I think the worst part about this is not the illiterate signwriter, but the fact the customer has either not picked up the mistake, or just not cared.

Well I for one didn’t know this van existed … so the mistake (which very happily has converted to a pun) has led to what, a few hundred dollars worth of PR? Great outcome for the business!

melon1234 9:52 am 08 Apr 12

Pork Hunt said :

The only thing worse than an ilitorit graffiti artist is an ilitorit signwriter. I hope he or she is proud of their work.

The ironing (irony) is delicious.

I think the worst part about this is not the illiterate signwriter, but the fact the customer has either not picked up the mistake, or just not cared.

screaming banshee 8:27 am 08 Apr 12

That’s a tough one, sign writers, printers and the like tend to not get involved in things like spelling…if the customers gives them the text and signs off on it then that’s what goes on.

I was once in a team of three that all reviewed and signed off on a product label, only to find out that instead of ABN, the 2000 labels had the companies ‘ABS’ number. No-one picked it until they were printed.

While you might argue that the sign writer should have pointed it out, if they pointed out one fault but missed another the customer could claim that the sign-writer had reviewed it and because they missed it it was their fault. At least when they don’t get involved they can fall back on the customer having signed off on it.

sign writing goodness

Pork Hunt 8:41 pm 07 Apr 12

The only thing worse than an ilitorit graffiti artist is an ilitorit signwriter. I hope he or she is proud of their work.

caf 6:53 pm 07 Apr 12
Jethro 6:06 am 07 Apr 12

Expresso?

M0les 9:45 pm 06 Apr 12

Better just order an expresso or a cup-of-chino then!

Diggety 5:50 pm 06 Apr 12

Esspresso: $2 in under 2 minutes, otherwise it’s a s*** cafe.

basketcase 5:38 pm 06 Apr 12

See something like that out at the Grant Cameron Centre, so guess someone has found a market niche and is filling the need. Good luck to them.

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