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Luckin Coffee, the Coffee Chain that wanted to be more

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I am fascinated about studies on how big companies fail, I guess it’s from the years of working as a credit/financial analyst. I especially like the most recent ones that are supposed to involve technology startups that, when you really think about it, are not really technology startups. Although it seems to have started its recovery, Luckin Coffee’s saga in my opinion falls under this bucket.

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A coffee brewing bar, not Luckin Coffee
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My (unqualified) thoughts about the Aeropress

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Not breaking new ground with this one, I’m sure. The Aeropress has been around for a long time and has kind of a cult following – it has its own world’s championships and movie for heaven’s sake. There are many ways to make coffee with it and it can even make something near to espresso. There are several reviews and brew guides with the Aeropress as a subject, mostly by people who actually know what they’re doing, but I have nothing else to write about and have been using my Aeropress exclusively as of late so it seemed fitting.

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Yes, the Aeropress.
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How long will it take before our coffee is actually going to cost too much?

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I have not had enough time to study the global coffee prices situation of 2021. Based on what I’ve read recently, supply from Brazil and now Vietnam (major coffee producers) are affected enough to make a lot of news outfits worry (guess they love their coffee).

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A collection of the small number of beans left in each finished bag of coffee
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The shareyourkape Home Coffee Station Hierarchy (totally not a thing)

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I’ve overhauled my coffee station at home to become somewhat minimalistic. Currently, it only has one scale, manual grinder (along with its accessories), an electric kettle, a couple of carafes, filters, an origami dripper, and of course coffee beans. Why? We recently had a couple of bouts with flooding in two months, so I decided to keep it simple to lessen the number of perishable items I need to bring up when rain falls too heavy for our own good. Just to clarify, I didn’t get rid of the other stuff, my wife just helped me arrange upstairs so I can have a storage space for coffee things I am not currently using (like the Hello Scale).

So we won’t get confused like this set-up (a sort of hybrid between two tiers)
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Coffee I would otherwise not be raving about but I now miss badly because of the pandemic

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Now, I’ve talked about how I didn’t like brewing my own coffee before to eventually investing in brewing equipment. It’s been great. The coffee I make most probably will not taste as good to other people who will taste it, but at least I still get to drink coffee without going out of the house. Of course, making a trip to a specialty shop is always amazing mainly because you get good coffee brewed by professionals. However, there are places where I used to get not so good coffee (bad, I got bad coffee there majority of the time) prior to the pandemic that I just don’t feel safe going to right now.

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Like this black hole looking thing, I want to get one of these again

Getting coffee for work, like popping in to a second wave shop (there will be an exception) or even the desperation instant coffee from the office vendo machine, that’s not what I meant with that long-winded title. Those would be essential if I still had to report physically to work as part of a normal routine. Read on to get what I really mean.

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