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FSP Community => Porcupine Festival => Topic started by: 2LTK on September 25, 2011, 08:02:46 pm

Title: Coffee
Post by: 2LTK on September 25, 2011, 08:02:46 pm
What is the availability of coffee at Porcfest, on average?

I'm talking quality joe, here.

Title: Re: Coffee
Post by: 10stateswithnh on September 26, 2011, 12:37:30 pm
Not a coffee drinker.

Maybe you could bring some good stuff yourself, and sell to others with similar discerning tastes.
Title: Re: Coffee
Post by: 2LTK on September 26, 2011, 06:34:49 pm
That's why I'm asking.
Title: Re: Coffee
Post by: MikeForLiberty on September 26, 2011, 08:13:04 pm
Selection is pretty limited at 6 a.m. when I go looking.
Title: Re: Coffee
Post by: 2LTK on September 27, 2011, 08:27:32 am
That's what I'm looking for. I've got a business plan forming and it can be a rehearsal for the coffee shop I eventually want to open here in NH.
Title: Re: Coffee
Post by: freedomroad on September 27, 2011, 01:54:53 pm
That's what I'm looking for. I've got a business plan forming and it can be a rehearsal for the coffee shop I eventually want to open here in NH.

I rarely drink coffee and never pay for it so I have no idea what good coffee is.  There is a cafe that is open on the weekends that sells coffee.  There was a coffee bus parked down in the field that was open most of the time and had coffee, among other things.  Maybe 1/2 of the sites have electric plugs so people can make their own coffee if they want.  Perhaps there is still room for you.  If you have never been to Porcfest before, I recommend figuring out how much stuff you think you can move at Porcfest and then bring slightly less. 
Title: Re: Coffee
Post by: libertango on September 27, 2011, 09:15:47 pm
There were places selling coffee this year, but I'm not sure on the hours.  Also, I didn't see anything like an internet cafe/coffee shop.  That could be pretty sweet.  Setup a few laptops with internet, have some chill saturday morning music, and good coffee.

mmmm....

-Libertango
Title: Re: Coffee
Post by: Floridian on September 28, 2011, 07:55:43 pm
If you have it hot and strong early in the morning, I would buy it!
Title: Re: Coffee
Post by: Porcsmouth on September 29, 2011, 01:59:57 am
Yeah, if you could manage to set up a mobile wifi hotspot somehow at your coffee stand, I for one would be there every day during the week. There is essentially no internet at Roger's.

I would pay for the internet service alone.
Title: Re: Coffee
Post by: Jerry on September 29, 2011, 01:34:22 pm
Yeah, if you could manage to set up a mobile wifi hotspot somehow at your coffee stand, I for one would be there every day during the week. There is essentially no internet at Roger's.

I would pay for the internet service alone.

Uhmmm, my Internet connection at Rogers at the last Porcfest worked just fine.
Title: Re: Coffee
Post by: Porcsmouth on September 29, 2011, 11:11:17 pm
Yeah, if you could manage to set up a mobile wifi hotspot somehow at your coffee stand, I for one would be there every day during the week. There is essentially no internet at Roger's.

I would pay for the internet service alone.

Uhmmm, my Internet connection at Rogers at the last Porcfest worked just fine.

Really Jerry? I got weak and unreliable service... even after trying several locations.
Title: Re: Coffee
Post by: 2LTK on September 30, 2011, 01:36:12 pm
Are you guys talking about the Verizon mobile hotspot?
Title: Re: Coffee
Post by: dalebert on September 30, 2011, 04:43:48 pm
http://www.reddit.com/r/DumpsterDiving/comments/ivurh/my_free_coffee_tip/
Title: Re: Coffee
Post by: Jerry on September 30, 2011, 07:34:40 pm
Are you guys talking about the Verizon mobile hotspot?

No. 
I have a Verizon netcard, but the monthly data cap is so low that I paid the $15 for the week at Rogers so I could watch videos.
Title: Re: Coffee
Post by: Liberty603 on September 30, 2011, 07:50:29 pm
My impression: there'd be room for a serious, quality coffee vendor.
Title: Re: Coffee
Post by: dalebert on October 01, 2011, 09:05:30 am
I posted that link for humor but I consider it blasphemy. I'm actually a moderate coffee snob. Not enough that I buy $200 coffee grinders (thought I've considered it) and espresso machines for my home, but enough that I want freshly-roasted beans and not the shit out of the grocery store.

Keene has Prime Roast which is where I've been getting my coffee for a couple years now. Manchester could use something like that-- a coffee shop that roasts the beans right there so they're fresh and sells it by the bag as well as by the cup along with specialty drinks like cappuccinos and lattes. If you had decent hours too, you'd have a jump on a lot of places out here.
Title: Re: Coffee
Post by: Porcsmouth on October 01, 2011, 11:53:12 pm
I posted that link for humor but I consider it blasphemy. I'm actually a moderate coffee snob. Not enough that I buy $200 coffee grinders (thought I've considered it) and espresso machines for my home, but enough that I want freshly-roasted beans and not the shit out of the grocery store.

Keene has Prime Roast which is where I've been getting my coffee for a couple years now. Manchester could use something like that-- a coffee shop that roasts the beans right there so they're fresh and sells it by the bag as well as by the cup along with specialty drinks like cappuccinos and lattes. If you had decent hours too, you'd have a jump on a lot of places out here.


Portsmouth has Kaffe Vonsolln for freshly roasted beans and a good atmosphere: http://www.yelp.com/biz/kaffee-vonsolln-portsmouth

Not sure how often you're out this way, Dale.
Title: Re: Coffee
Post by: robin.freiheit on October 02, 2011, 02:52:43 pm
someone should invest in a nice used cappuccino machine... i think that may go over well, make hot and iced coffees and all the fancy pants drinks too.