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20th Aug '17 3:30:01 AM AgProv
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The trope name is an allusion to the Maxwell House slogan "Good to the Last Drop".[[note]]Ironically founded by Robert Maxwell, a amn notoriously corrupt and bad to ''his'' last drop - off the side of his boat into the ocean just before his business empire collapsed[[/note]]

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The trope name is an allusion to the Maxwell House slogan "Good to the Last Drop".[[note]]Ironically founded by Robert Maxwell, a amn man notoriously corrupt and bad to ''his'' last drop - off the side of his boat into the ocean just before his business empire collapsed[[/note]]
20th Aug '17 3:29:00 AM AgProv
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The trope name is an allusion to the Maxwell House slogan "Good to the Last Drop".

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The trope name is an allusion to the Maxwell House slogan "Good to the Last Drop".
Drop".[[note]]Ironically founded by Robert Maxwell, a amn notoriously corrupt and bad to ''his'' last drop - off the side of his boat into the ocean just before his business empire collapsed[[/note]]
7th Aug '17 8:10:26 AM TyeDyeWildebeest
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* In ''Literature/JohnDiesAtTheEnd'', David compares the taste of John's coffee to a cup of battery acid that someone had pissed in and then cursed at for several hours.
22nd Jul '17 10:46:36 PM BigJaredMonkey
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* In ''Fanfic/OriginStory'', Alex Harris is a "definitive coffee snob" who usually enjoys a special Indonesian coffee blend that costs $35 a pound. In Chapter 30, she is drinking a cup of coffee she bought at a New York City deli while [[TheStakeout staking out]] a badguy's job. She specifically remarks that she knows the coffee is Colombian because "it tastes like the oily mud the beans were grown in."
16th Jul '17 10:05:01 PM HeroGal2347
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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'': In ''Aqua Ducks", Gyro Gearloose invented a new type of health drink that, in Launchpad's words, tasted like "old tires." It turns out vulcanized rubber was a major ingredient.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'': ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'': In ''Aqua Ducks", Gyro Gearloose invented a new type of health drink that, in Launchpad's words, tasted like "old tires." It turns out vulcanized rubber was a major ingredient.
13th Jul '17 11:52:52 PM DavidDelony
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* Drip coffee, even if it's pretty all right to begin with, becomes this very quickly if you let the pot sit on the coffeemaker's hot plate. Most of the cheap automatic drip makers also don't get the water hot enough to get a good extraction either. Good coffee should be consumed immediately after brewing and never reheated. This is why coffee buffs prefer manual pour-over drip coffee makers, though there are still ways to screw up coffee with those as well, as mentioned below.

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* Drip coffee, even if it's pretty all right to begin with, becomes this very quickly if you let the pot sit on the coffeemaker's hot plate. Most of the cheap automatic drip makers also don't get the water hot enough to get a good extraction either. Good coffee should be consumed immediately after brewing and never reheated. Otherwise, coffee should be kept in a thermal carafe or Thermos. This is why coffee buffs prefer manual pour-over drip coffee makers, though there are still ways to screw up coffee with those as well, as mentioned below.
13th Jul '17 11:50:31 PM DavidDelony
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* Instant Coffee (brewed and then freeze-dried and packed) has a very strong reputation for this. Then again, if you find yourself needing instant coffee (i.e.: [[MustHaveCaffeine you need the coffee]], but lack the time or money for a properly brewed cup), then BeggarsCantBeChoosers. The trend pretty much started in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII where time and space constraints meant the troops had to settle for instant "Cup o' Joe". In Europe and Asia, instant brands sold tend to be of higher quality than the kind Americans are used to. On the other hand, instant tends to dominate in markets like the U.K. and Japan, which have historically been tea cultures and simply may not know any better, and which have tea-brewing infrastructure (read: super-fast boiling kettles) that make making instant coffee very easy.

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* Instant Coffee (brewed and then freeze-dried and packed) has a very strong reputation for this. Then again, if you find yourself needing instant coffee (i.e.: [[MustHaveCaffeine you need the coffee]], but lack the time or money for a properly brewed cup), then BeggarsCantBeChoosers. The trend pretty much started in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII where time and space constraints meant the troops had to settle for instant "Cup o' Joe". In Europe and Asia, instant brands sold tend to be of higher quality than the kind Americans are used to. The freeze-dried brands are a closer approximation to brewed coffee than the cheap spray-dried brands are. On the other hand, instant tends to dominate in markets like the U.K. and Japan, which have historically been tea cultures and simply may not know any better, and which have tea-brewing infrastructure (read: super-fast boiling kettles) that make making instant coffee very easy.
25th Jun '17 12:32:33 PM WhosAsking
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* Overtly bitter coffee cannot be made tastier by adding sugar or milk. Bitter taste is a tell-tale of a base present. Instead, sour (acidic) additives, such as lime or lemon juice (now you know why they're provided at coffee bars), will neutralize some of the bitter taste. Mind you, if it's ''too'' bitter, the amount of lemon juice you'd need to neutralize it will make it start to taste ''salty'' instead (combining an acid with a base generally results in a salt).

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* Overtly Coffee is normally acidic in nature, but if it tastes very bitter or astringent, something in the coffee cannot be made tastier by adding sugar or milk. Bitter taste is a tell-tale of off balance.[[note]]Contrary to popular belief, bitter doesn't always mean a base is present. Instead, sour (acidic) additives, such Some acids like quinic acid—present in coffee—taste bitter as lime well.[[/note]] Usually, it means it's gotten too strong or lost its aroma. That's why creamers, sugars, and lemon juice (now you know why they're provided juices are common at coffee bars), will neutralize some bars; all of the them help to mask bitter taste. Mind you, coffee, though they can only go so far, especially if it's ''too'' bitter, the amount of lemon juice you'd need to neutralize it will make it start to taste ''salty'' instead (combining an acid with a base generally results in a salt).coffee's thickened, cooled, and otherwise gone well past its prime.



** And none of these hold a candle to the awful that is truck stop or gas station coffee. Name a mistake made in the brewing process; cheap ''robusta'' beans of dubious quality that have spent who knows how long in a storage closet, too hot of water, too fine or coarse a grind, machines that are never cleaned well, the pot standing too long on the hot plate, etc. Chances are ''several'' of these are in play. At least it's cheap, and if you have to drink it, you're definitely in need of it. On a related note, truck drivers tend to have ''really'' bad taste in coffee, due mostly to this being their primary source of same.

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** And none of these hold a candle to the awful that is truck stop or gas station coffee. Name a mistake made in the brewing process; cheap ''robusta'' beans of dubious quality that have spent who knows how long in a storage closet, too hot of water, unconditioned hard water sources, too fine or coarse a grind, machines that are never cleaned well, the pot standing too long on the hot plate, etc. Chances are ''several'' of these are in play. At least it's cheap, and if you have to drink it, you're definitely in need of it. On a related note, truck drivers tend to have ''really'' bad taste in coffee, due mostly to this being their primary source of same.
2nd May '17 6:01:04 PM Lumpenprole
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* Somehow a tradition arose in the US Navy that neither coffee makers nor drinking mugs should ever be cleaned. This supposedly made the coffee 'more' palatable (or rather, less unpalatable) then it would otherwise be. Possibly this was from a time when poor water quality and lowest-bidder coffee meant that the coffee would be bad no matter what you did. In any event, the result was a bad but ''consistent'' flavor that sailors grew used to.

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* Somehow a tradition arose in the US Navy that neither coffee makers nor drinking mugs should ever be cleaned. This supposedly made the coffee 'more' '''more''' palatable (or rather, less unpalatable) then it would otherwise be. Possibly this was from a time when poor water quality and lowest-bidder coffee meant that the coffee would be bad no matter what you did. In any event, the result was a bad but ''consistent'' flavor that sailors grew used to.
2nd May '17 5:59:24 PM Lumpenprole
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* Somehow a tradition arose in the US Navy that neither coffee makers nor drinking mugs should ever be cleaned. This supposedly made the coffee 'more' palatable (or rather, less unpalatable) then it would otherwise be. Possibly this was from a time when poor water quality and lowest-bidder coffee meant that the coffee would be bad no matter what you did. In any event, the result was a bad but ''consistent'' flavor that sailors grew used to.
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