17 Replies Latest reply: Mar 13, 2012 11:17 PM by anadyr RSS

So about that sock juice…

jkernitzki Platinum 2 Reviews
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I absolutely refuse to drink the utter nastiness that the in-room coffee represents, and that's coming from someone that spent 11 years of a 20-year Navy career at sea. Trust me, I know what bad coffee is.  I have found in a couple Courtyards—CY San Diego Liberty Station comes to mind—an absolutely wonderful alternative to the Playskool coffeemakers stocked with ten-year old coffee. There are hotel-service design Keurig (K Cup) machines that, with decent water, make a drinkable cuppa joe.  There was a small selection of coffee & tea in the room, but the beauty of it is, I can bring cups from home, or I can simply go to the nearest BB&B, Sears, Target, or Wally World and get a box of my preferred brew for use in the hotel.  Also, with the selection of teas & hot chocolate available in K Cups now, everyone can have their favorite. Even Starbuck's has most of their coffees in K Cups now (or Dunkin Donuts, if you prefer).  The CL could even keep a small variety for us to take back to the room.

 

So, Insiders, is this one of those things that would make you a happier camper?

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  • Re: So about that sock juice…
    painedplatinum Platinum 2 Reviews
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    I vote yes...good idea JK

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      shoeman1000 Platinum 4 Reviews
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      This is a splendid idea!  I love/need my cup of coffee and would be highly motivated by the hotel that provides that to me.  As I have stated before, I love the Ritz coffee and that feature is one reason why I stay there.  I am all for this!  Great idea.

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  • Re: So about that sock juice…
    Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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    The average hotel coffee lacks everything.  Give me a Peet's regular no room anytime

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    • Re: So about that sock juice…
      shoeman1000 Platinum 4 Reviews
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      yup.  sock juice   -  heck it's not that good.......

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      • Re: So about that sock juice…
        Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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        Navy coffee was the all time worst

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          tryt53 Alumni Steward Platinum 5 Reviews
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          I always thought you should use fresh water instead of salt water anyway

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          • Re: So about that sock juice…
            Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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            I just meant that some of their coffee was so strong that a spoon could be made to stay upright in it!

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        • Re: So about that sock juice…
          pluto77 Alumni Steward Gold 25 Reviews
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          Uh uh.  Marine coffee.  The thing is, the pot never got rinsed or cleaned.  Real sock juice.  It'll give you the shivers.

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          • Re: So about that sock juice…
            pluto77 Alumni Steward Gold 25 Reviews
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            I mean the shakes.

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          • Re: So about that sock juice…
            Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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            War, story:  National Military Command Center, Pentagon, Washington DC, 1970--the coffee mess was controlled by the senior NCO's and since we were a 24/7 operation, the coffee was always on, as were we!  Many times it went through the Bunn Coffee maker three times with a new scoop or two of fresh PX coffee added, and then from time to time something that looked like sawdust!  Anyway, in those pre-Latte, Machiatto, half caff days, it made us Alert in what was euphemistically called the "Alert Center."  Notice the Red Phone?  I have a tale to tell about that one, but this is after all, a travel site so....

             

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            • Re: So about that sock juice…
              pluto77 Alumni Steward Gold 25 Reviews
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              Um, Steppingstones, you - win!  (I'm not sure what, but...eew, heh, that story definitely gives new meaning to the term 'alert!')

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              • Re: So about that sock juice…
                Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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                It was in a galaxy far, far away as the line goes.

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  • Re: So about that sock juice…
    pluto77 Alumni Steward Gold 25 Reviews
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    Sorry to digress, Kernitzki.  K cups sound great, but the bottom line for me is that, so long as I can have it in my room while I am performing my morning rituals which serve to deem my appearance tolerable to the public eye, any coffee will just about do for me.  (I have even been known to pack a 4 cup coffee maker in my luggage on trips to Europe and other très étranges places that have the audacity to omit in-room coffee.  In room coffee is that important to me!)

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    jasper100 Alumni Steward Platinum 10 Reviews
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    I am glad that I do not drink coffee!!!

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    • Re: So about that sock juice…
      Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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      Hmm. was that in your profile?

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      • Re: So about that sock juice…
        jasper100 Alumni Steward Platinum 10 Reviews
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        I don't smoke either and that is not in my profile either!!!

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        • Re: So about that sock juice…
          Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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          Hmm, what else are you keeping from us?

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