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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Jeff H, Jul 24, 2018.

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  1. GunnyUSMC

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    What do you drink? Down here we have a local company Community Coffee Co. they have a Coffee and Chicory. I made a mistake of drinking two cups before going to the range one morning. The coffee was good and my shooting was bad.
    https://www.communitycoffee.com/products/coffee/16-oz-ground-coffee-and-chicory
     
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    I hop around several different coffees. Folgers Black Silk, the dark roasts from Gevalia, Dunkin' Dark, Westrock, etc.. While in Atlanta for the NRA show I made the mistake of getting a cup of their Dark Sumatra from the Starbucks in the hotel and really liked it, so I get quite of bit of it but never from their shops. The best I've ever had was a dark roast 100% Kona I got in Hawaii (in Kona) but who wants to pay $50/lb for coffee?

    Fortunately, the caffeine has no effect on me whatsoever.
     
  3. chicharrones

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    We drink a lot of that over here across the Sabine River. Every day at my house.

    Although, I can't stand chicory in coffee. My first real job only had chicory coffee. 8 years of that and blah. :confused:

    Yes, days like today where I drink at least three 10 oz. cups of Community leaves me a very poor shooter when shooting for precision. Not so bad for quick shooting up close though. :D
     
  4. Jeff H

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    You bring up a good point about acquiring new cans. If I don't keep buying those super sized Folger's cans at Sam's Club, I won't have any more new containers to store all my empty brass in. Of course, my wife might argue that I have way too many Folgers cans full of brass already. :D
     
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    I'll certainly get some for camping. Tad pricey for everyday -- I don't do Starbucks.
     
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    Not for every day but like my farmer friend says"a little turns into a lot,a leaky faucet will eventually flood your basement". Buy a bit now and then for guests and weekends and good will come of it. Yes I support veterans any way I can,and a good cup of coffee is a small expense to help out. If you don't want to spend money on coffee, then stop by your local VFW or American Legion and donate your time. It is always welcome.

    Sincerely, Donald Biddulph Jr
    "For God and Country"
    Former 2nd vice commander American Legion Post 194 SAL
    Proud son of Donald Biddulph Sr Korean war veteran
    Uss Antietam CV36
     
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    Looks like a very stable mug, Stanley. :)
    No wobbly bench, nor braked Magnum, shall separate you from your Java!
     
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    It is about the price. It is about the quality of the product. Someone in business should be able to stay in business without wrapping themselves in their DD-214 as an excuse to extract a higher price for their product. In the capitalist society we all support, it is about delivering a quality product at a decent price otherwise you go out of business.
     
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    Well apparently you are wrong. Based on the people that buy their coffee and support them. Their business is booming.
     
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    I think a couple of grandsons are going to get the black rifle mug for Christmas even if they are made in China. I'm referring to the mugs being made in China, not the kids. :D

    I have found a coffee both my wife and I really like and it's very economical so I'm sticking with it.
     
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    Chock-full-o'-Nuts was the chicory I remember. Made a distinctly creole café au lait.

    There's something goofy about the Community up here in DFW, it just ain't right. Probably linked to not having any HEB to buy it from [:(]

    Mind, all the skinny jeans manbun types over in Dallas County insure that there are some reasonably good coffee suppliers around here. Few cater precisely to my tastes, so I seem to shift around on brands.
     
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    Well, you certainly do not want to go visit Jamaica, where Blue Mountain is grown (and almost cheap, being local)
    For serious dollars, blonde roast JBM is heard to beat. The dark (French) roast is a bit more forgiving when brewed.
     
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    ECF81B08-FF69-40E7-BEAE-4AC8FFD63214.jpeg Black rifle should start packing their coffee in ammo cans that way none of us have to sacrifice the storage of the Folgers cans. Looks like 4 would fit in a 30 cal can. Leave the price as it sits and throw in the can. Thank me later!
     
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    Fantastic idea. :D
     
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    You can also buy green coffee and roast it in one of those fluid bed popcorn poppers. You can be your own pro 2nd roaster.
     
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    Turns out I have camping coming up soon...

    how is the "Caffeine and Hate"?
     
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    It helps to know what you’re talking about, apparently you don’t.
    Watch this video and it will let you know why BRCC is supported by so many.
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/black-rifle-coffee-company-veterans-culture-conservative-approach/
     
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    Their prices are on par with what I spend for Starbucks. Most days I'm the only coffee drinker in the house, so it costs me maybe $.50 to $1 per day for the coffee I really want. I've tried many other brands, but being a coffee snob my choices were to drink coffee I don't really like or spend my money at Starbucks, who I really don't want to support. I'm happy to have this alternative and am hoping their coffee is as good as advertised. If you're getting coffee you really like for a fraction of the cost, I understand not wanting to pay premium prices, but financially it's a wash for me. The fact that I have a tremendous amount of respect for our veterans and what the founders and many employees of BRC have done for us can't be ignored. Somehow I don't see the barista at my local Starbucks picking up a rifle to defend me and my family.
     
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    It’s shocking that interview went as it did. Good for cbs giving them a fair article.


    I’m kinda shocked anyone here would have anything negative to say about them. Yea they are more expensive than a lot of coffee, but there about the only premium coffee company that doesn’t want to take out rights. I won’t step foot in a Starbucks to use the bathroom much less but anything. They have made it clear gun owners aren’t welcome. The wife hits the drive through occasionally and she takes a lot of crap for it.

    It’s cheap per day and I get it at the LGS. The LGS says it’s a big seller for them. I’d assume they make a good margin on it.
     
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    So because it costs more than you want to pay, they're using the notion of supporting veterans to extort unsuspecting customers out of their money? It's always baffling (and sickening) to me the reasons shooters will use to turn on their own.
     
  23. Justin

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    BRCC makes solid coffee. I received my first pouch of it for father's day thinking it was just kind of a cool gimmick (coffee with pictures of guns on it? Cool!) but as it turns out, the coffee is legitimately good.

    As for marketing to a niche, there's something like 40 million gun owners in the US, so marketing a coffee, or other lifestyle products, seems like a stroke of genius, especially given that more traditional brands that are managed from the coasts wouldn't dare do something so brazen as to make a product designed to appeal to gun owners, let alone the Black Rifle set.
     
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    It's called vertical marketing. I've been doing it for 18 years for the business I own and assuming you have a quality product and service, it's a great marketing strategy. I'm pretty sure I'm not the only Starbucks customer who objects to the issues they support and has been looking for an alternative.
     
  25. Justin

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    Yep.

    I quit Starbucks completely because of their politics.
     
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