CoffeeNate 31 :: What is a Coffee Snob?

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What do you think of when you hear the term ‘Coffee Snob’?  If you don’t know what a coffee snob is, then you probably think the definition of coffee snob is something negative. In reality, being a coffee snob means

that you are properly educated on the finer points of coffee; the different roasts, varietals, and brewing methods that impact the final product.  To outsiders, you appear to be a snob, but only because you cannot compromise your coffee morals by subjecting yourself to pre-ground, stale, burnt, or otherwise subpar coffee.  You cringe when you hear the word “eXpresso”, laugh when hear someone order a “triple-triple”, and cry when you see a ‘macchiato’ made with a gallon of caramel syrup!

What is a coffee snob?  I am a coffee snob

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Being a coffee snob is not about being a ‘snob’ at all, it’s about being educated, passionate, and informed about our beloved bean.  So don’t be ashamed to be a Cofee Snob, because that’s what I am, and I’m proud of it! I am CoffeeNate and a coffee snob!

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Nate

Nate is a special kind of coffee lover. He began drinking the same swill that most others do, but thought there must be something better out there. Sure enough, he was right, even more so than he ever dreamed possible. He soon found his way into the specialty coffee industry, and was tasting exceptional coffees from dozens of roasters from around the country. He is now committed to teaching others how they can appreciate coffee, and how they can make the best coffee in town and save money at the same time! Cheers c[_]

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