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Seattle's Big Blog: You’re probably a Republican if you drink this kind of coffee
Seattle Post-Intelligencer via San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | June 18, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Vanessa Ho

Posted on 06/20/2012 9:50:35 PM PDT by thecodont

In case the hot air isn’t enough to tell Democrats and Republicans apart, a new study has broken down the different kinds of things the two political camps apparently like.

Meaning, they diverge not just on politics, but on favorite fast food, TV channel and coffee. All the important things, right? But according to Buyology, a brand-research company and author of the study, branding is big business.

Alright, but does your politics have any connection with whether you like to drink a Starbucks Frappucino? Here’s a look.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Food; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: coffee; democrat; gop

1 posted on 06/20/2012 9:50:51 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

Coca-cola? I would have thought Red States would prefer Dr. Pepper. But then, I’m in Texas.


2 posted on 06/20/2012 9:54:53 PM PDT by TexasKamaAina
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To: thecodont
I'm a conservative, and I buy Costa Rican, Tres Rios, Magnolia in Oct/Nov depending on the market. Green beans, in bulk.

I roast and grind my own.

It's what I've done for the last 15 years.

I don't trust any zipperhead that looks like he fell down in the lure section of a bait shop to make my coffee for me.

/johnny

3 posted on 06/20/2012 9:57:48 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: thecodont

Black. Only women put cream and sugar in coffee.


4 posted on 06/20/2012 9:58:58 PM PDT by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions anonymus by the ATF***)
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To: TexasKamaAina
DP is ok if you can't get Shiner. Beer doesn't solve any problems, but then again, neither does soda water.

/johnny

5 posted on 06/20/2012 9:59:25 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: thecodont

Let’s just follow the narrative, here.

“You’re NOT a Democrat unless you’ve been on the ‘down low”.


6 posted on 06/20/2012 10:00:26 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Wings cannot be redistributed, they can only be broken. ~ Oleg Atbashian (People's Cube))
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To: thecodont

I am sorry what a crock -
football/liberals not in this universe.


7 posted on 06/20/2012 10:06:46 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: GunRunner

“Black. Only women put cream and sugar in coffee.”

**

Never put sugar in my coffee for the past 20 years. Always black. I actually thought coffee drinkers who need sugar were fags.


8 posted on 06/20/2012 10:15:24 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by kicking a liberal in the face)
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To: JRandomFreeper
ROTFLMAO That was funny. I've bought whole bean for 25 years. Kona, Costa Rican peaberry, and (when I'm feeling flush) Jamaican Blue Mountain are three among those that I prefer. And a Braun bean grinder - I've never found one better. I've thought about home roasting, but the cost of the equipment can be off-putting, from some of the sites I've visited. Plus, I don't think we have the counter space for one more appliance.

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


9 posted on 06/20/2012 10:16:18 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: thecodont

10 posted on 06/20/2012 10:23:18 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JRandomFreeper
I roast and grind my own.

Ditto.
11 posted on 06/20/2012 10:29:03 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: Viking2002
I can't afford Kona anymore. I use to blend 1/4 Kona with the Magnolia, because I like it and it sells well with friends and customers.

I haven't had JBM for over a decade. My contacts can't get it green anymore.

And, Hero? I use a hot air popcorn popper to roast my coffee. It goes on a shelf when it's done.

I don't waste counterspace with microwave transmitters that I can't modulate. (Read that as a microwave oven).

I can afford Tres Rios when the market is a buyers market. October/November... Or so. Depends. Gotta follow the market.

I'll roast my own and everyone else can pound sand. ;)

/johnny

12 posted on 06/20/2012 10:46:26 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: thecodont
To give any notice to such garbage says more about ones mindset than do the products.

E.g., I wear Birkenstock sandals, therefore right wingers wear Birkenstock sandals. I define who I am and not a bunch of group think morons.


13 posted on 06/20/2012 10:48:27 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: thecodont
In case the hot air isn’t enough to tell Democrats and Republicans apart, a new study has broken down the different kinds of things the two political camps apparently like.

False premise.

Except for RINOs (who are, after all, Democrats), conservatives do not align personal preferences with politics.

That very idea, however, sums up the DemonRat collective.

Tell a liberal that politics is not, in fact, life - and watch them get angry right in front of your eyes.

Because after all, to a liberal, politics is not only life, but anger is also truth.

And personal responsibility is death.

14 posted on 06/20/2012 11:09:26 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Home roaster here as well. I’ve burned out two Nesco roasters in the last five years. Lucky my son lives on the big Island. Buys green beans for me at the local farmers markets. Kona peaberry is the nectar of the gods........


15 posted on 06/20/2012 11:24:44 PM PDT by Species8472 (Stupid is supposed to hurt)
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To: thecodont

Can someone please post text lists so I don’t have to try to crawl through their graphics with my dinosaur of a phone? Thanks!

PS From some Freepers’ comments here, this is drivel, but I’m still curious.


16 posted on 06/20/2012 11:48:42 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Are you pulling my leg? A hot air popper? You can actually roast green coffee beans in one? And I know Kona is a deep dent in the wallet. I only indulge occasionally due to the price. Kona blends don't cut it - gotta have 100% genuine. But Jamaican Blue Mountain makes Kona look like robusta Nescafe filler, price-wise. The good stuff runs $35 a pound anymore.

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


17 posted on 06/21/2012 12:02:24 AM PDT by Viking2002
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To: Viking2002

I aint particular, I’ll drink any lifer juice as long as it’s hot, black, and strong. My son thinks I am some kind of knuckle dragging primitive after he saw me scrape off 3 or 4 days worth of scum, reheat it and drink it down (we were out of grounds and about 80 miles from any town). That was about 27 years ago and he hasn’t changed his opinion since.
Coffee is coffee, a few floaters in it just adds protein.


18 posted on 06/21/2012 12:02:43 AM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: 5th MEB
Chuck Fuller, is that you?

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


19 posted on 06/21/2012 12:10:04 AM PDT by Viking2002
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To: piytar

My pleasure.

Republican:
TV channel: The History Channel
Fast food restaurant: Subway
Car: BMW
Coffee: Dunkin’ Donuts
Gaming system: XBox
Sport: Major League Baseball

Democrat:
TV channel: Animal Planet
Fast food restaurant: Wendy’s
Car: Jeep
Coffee: Starbucks
Gaming system: Wii
Sport: National League Football


20 posted on 06/21/2012 12:19:46 AM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

Thanks!

For me, the car is wrong (Merc), and I like MLB and NFL.

The list isn’t too surprising, though. Wonder who paid how much for something most Freepers could have come up with in 30 seconds?


21 posted on 06/21/2012 12:36:31 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Viking2002

Yes, you can roast coffee beans in a hot air popcorn popper, and you can grind them is any run of the mill spice grinder (which cost less because they don’t have the words “fine coffee” on them, but are otherwise identical.)


22 posted on 06/21/2012 12:43:12 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: thecodont

23 posted on 06/21/2012 12:46:27 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: max americana

I usually just carry around my Thermos with black Folger’s in it. Living in the land of Starbucks I am an outcast. I recall when I first moved out to New Jersey and bought a cup of coffee at a diner (to go). The gal asked “Regular”? and I replied “yeah”.

She handed it to me in a to-go cup with a lid. I took a sip and almost gagged and spit it out. I turned around and said “I wanted regular - this has cream and sugar in it!”

She looked at me funny and said “That IS Regular”!

I said no - I want just plain, regular, black coffee.

“Well, here in New Jersey regular has cream and sugar.”

I don’t recall if I had to pay for my black coffee or not!


24 posted on 06/21/2012 12:53:44 AM PDT by 21twelve
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To: piytar; JRandomFreeper
Thanks - I may have to try that. I'm still a fan of the Braun grinders, though - incredible amount of torque in them, and you can see just how fine your grind is as you go. It requires a bit of an artistic eye to having one; there are no grind-specific knobs, or push-once conveniences to them; just a single blade and a safety button at the top of the cup. Once you master it, though, you can brew The Cup Of The Gods. And I think we coffee aficionados can agree that, no matter the means and methods, the end result is nothing that you're going to get out of a can of Maxwell House.

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


25 posted on 06/21/2012 1:39:38 AM PDT by Viking2002
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To: Viking2002
Nope; I'm Mike, can't say as I know Chuck, but if he is a coffee drinker and a bird hunter I'd fancy to meet him. Let him know there is good Chukar and quail hunting out in the Skedaddle Mountains and Black Rock Canyon.
26 posted on 06/21/2012 1:40:18 AM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: 5th MEB
Chuck was an ex-Marine and my direct superior in a cop-owned, para-police (READ: we carried guns and a lot of the employees were off-duty cops who worked using their shield, sidearm, and take-home units after hours) organization in the D.C. area back in the early 90's. He demanded that the office coffee be left cooking on the burner for several hours or more until the coffee, as he said it, 'developed an oily sheen on top, like a Gulf drilling rig took a shit'. Once, he caught me pouring a fetid pot of the previous day's sludge down the drain to brew a fresh cup for the rest of us, and he Jap-slapped me in the back of the head so hard, I had to do a 360 to remember what room I as in. He was 6'5" and 280. From then on, I let the shit cook off until the entire building floor smelled like a dead rat was being boiled in stagnant canal water.

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


27 posted on 06/21/2012 2:16:12 AM PDT by Viking2002
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To: thecodont

Freepers:
TV channel: Military
Fast food restaurant: Can of uncooked chili from 7-11
Car: Hummer
Coffee: Black with scotch chaser
Gaming system: Hunting & Killing
Sport: Thunderdome

DUmmies:
TV channel: OWN
Fast food restaurant: Starbucks
Car: Moped
Coffee: Venti-mocha-triplecaf-organic-rainbow sprinkled-nonfat whip cream-double foofoo-razzmatazz with weed chaser.
Gaming system: See Pee Wee Herman
Sport: Occupying stuff


28 posted on 06/21/2012 3:45:27 AM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: LittleBillyInfidel

Car: Smart (Death Trap)


29 posted on 06/21/2012 3:48:42 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Romney - not Obama - not a Conservative - not a real Christian)
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To: All

1 lb coffee
1 gallon water
1 horse shoe

boil till horseshoe floats

serve


30 posted on 06/21/2012 3:53:55 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: GunRunner
Black. Only women put cream and sugar in coffee.

Word.

31 posted on 06/21/2012 4:10:13 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: GunRunner

Black!


32 posted on 06/21/2012 4:22:12 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: thecodont

Heck, I’ll bet this “study” was super-scientific. A bunch of hogwash. Were the nitwit or nitwits who compiled this out of their teens and did in-between tokes on the bong?


33 posted on 06/21/2012 4:30:37 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: thecodont

TV. Discover.
Fastfood. Only ChikFilA
Car F150
Coffee. Wawa
Gaming. Android
Sport. Judo

What am I?


34 posted on 06/21/2012 4:38:26 AM PDT by st.eqed
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To: thecodont
(imho) Never ... Never trust anyone who drinks their coffee any way other than black. Black the flavor of champions, straight up, not milked, not sugared, not creamed down.
35 posted on 06/21/2012 4:46:39 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: thecodont

Cool....I am a conservative who likes Apple and Coca Cola....glad that conservatives find it outstanding too. I don’t care about the rest. I think it is really ridiculous to do such a study. I can’t imagine that a person who goes to Starbucks can’t be a Conservative or a person who watches the History channel can’t be a liberal. These type of studies just continue to cause fights.


36 posted on 06/21/2012 4:52:16 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: no-to-illegals

I like my women like I like my coffee: Hit in the head with a shovel and buried in the back yard.


37 posted on 06/21/2012 4:55:31 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: AppyPappy
LOL Appy. What should I say? How full up is the backyard?
38 posted on 06/21/2012 5:05:29 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Viking2002

Instructions for using popcorn popper to roast coffee (they are also one of the best sources of green coffee beans, along with coffee bean corral). http://www.sweetmarias.com/airpop/airpopmethod.php


39 posted on 06/21/2012 5:11:08 AM PDT by FateAmenableToChange
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To: 21twelve

LOL. I live in Buffalo where the local coffee fix is usually a Tim Horton’s, and if you said regular they would ask what you meant. The usual here is a “double, double” which is double sugar and double cream. I always say people have to order it that way to overcome the horrible taste of the actual coffee. I like my coffee with a little cream, no sugar. I never have black coffee probably because of my experience in the AF and the terrible coffee served in the mess halls.


40 posted on 06/21/2012 5:21:37 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: thecodont

I order one thing from Starbucks...a “blackeye”...black coffee with two shots of espresso


41 posted on 06/21/2012 6:10:13 AM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: max americana

I’m drinking Barista Prima Italian Roast from our Keurig with French Vanilla creamer and Splenda in it. I guess I’d better go tell my wife of 25 years that I’m light in the loafers, or possibly a woman.


42 posted on 06/21/2012 6:47:05 AM PDT by Freestate316
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To: Freestate316
I guess I’d better go tell my wife of 25 years that I’m light in the loafers, or possibly a woman.

Yep, you'd better. I hope she takes it well. ;)

43 posted on 06/21/2012 10:05:43 AM PDT by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions anonymus by the ATF***)
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To: 21twelve; max americana
She handed it to me in a to-go cup with a lid. I took a sip and almost gagged and spit it out. I turned around and said “I wanted regular - this has cream and sugar in it!”

Thanks for the story.

I think I was in upstate New York years ago when I first encountered "regular" coffee and was quite surprised.

44 posted on 06/21/2012 6:04:15 PM PDT by thecodont
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