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People need to shop for food (get a real coffee) and exercise.
 
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No, they really don't need to get a 'real' coffee'.

Disagree, picking up a no contact take-away coffee from a window whilst masked during your daily solo exercise walk (especially since you order and pay for it online, then pick up cup from a window, no face to face contact with a person).

Even during Melbourne's lockdowns you could go for a walk and buy a take-away coffee. Its the little things that keep people sane and willing to comply with restrictions.
 
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Disagree, picking up a no contact take-away coffee from a window whilst masked during your daily solo exercise walk (especially since you order and pay for it online, then pick up cup from a window, no face to face contact with a person).

Your reply misses the point of the post of mine you quoted, completely.

There is no such 'need' for 'real coffee'. Its a preference, sure, but not a 'need'.
 
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There is no such 'need' for 'real coffee'. Its a preference, sure, but not a 'need'

In your opinion. Personally I need real coffee to work effectively. No coffee no work.

Buying take out coffee/food is permitted whereas hosting a party is not.

Cafes were not directed to close, but to move to pick-up and delivery only (so going out to pick up said coffee/food is fine).
 
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Home made coffee doeent qualify as real coffee ;)
 
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Home made coffee doeent qualify as real coffee ;)
I'll have to disagree with you there.. depends on your machine, barista skills and the beans you buy.

There's only one coffee shop in Newcastle I'll buy coffee from and it's the roastery where I buy my beans.

But I do accept for the vast majority of people, their lack of machine, skills and/or quality beans probably means better coffee is out rather than in.
 
Well i super picky about where I buy my coffee from and lucky to have brilliant options a 15-20 min walk from my home and another right next door to my office. You need to perfect intersection of quality beans, the right milk, equipment and talented barista.

My fav local has 2 baristas but I only let one make my coffee, if he isn't there then I got to my second choice.

their lack of machine, skills and/or quality beans probably means better coffee is out rather than in.

Getting quality beans delivered isnt an issue but I don't have room in my kitchen for a $6k café quality proper machine. And we should all be supporting the good local business in our community, given there is no government support.
 
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I’ve not tried popcorn and coffee.

But the way this thread is heading after just ten posts, this could be my chance. ;)
 
I can't help but to wade in. Whilst barista made coffee is usually nicer I think very poor people would consider any coffee real coffee and be grateful for it. It is not a life necessity nor a lockdown one.
 
I'm not sure this needed to be a thread, it is a bit misleading to take parts of other posts with the original context deleted.

Whilst barista made coffee is usually nicer I think very poor people would consider any coffee real coffee and be grateful for it. It is not a life necessity nor a lockdown one.

In my own opinion. Real coffee is barista made and Instant/Pod/Stovetop/Percolator coffee is an undrinkable imitation of the real thing.

If you disagree that is fine, you are free to consume what ever form of coffee you enjoy or none at all.

NSW Lockdown allows purchase and pick up of takeaway food/drinks, it is not a breach of restrictions to do, so whether other people think its necessary is irrelevant, it is permitted.

Different people have different needs to function effectively, be happy and stay sane. Some people need 8 hours sleep to function well, others need only 5. Some people need real coffee.

I'm not going to get into a wealth debate, it seems silly given a barista made coffee costs less than a bus ride to the office, a ticket I dont need to buy since stuck WFH. Even when money has been super tight, I've always a savored a real coffee, there are many other areas to I can cut back spend if needed without needing to cull coffee.
 
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Here's an interesting thought exercise: when was the last time you didn't have ready access to coffee on a given day? (of any sort...😉 Coffee shop down the road; instant coffee whilst camping or bushwalking; a roadhouse you can drive past etc - ie: if you wanted to get a coffee fix, you could, or could've planned to)

For me: 1994

I consider 'ready access to coffee' to be a marker of civilisation.
 
In Australia cant really think of a time since I've been an adult when you couldn't get a barista made coffee, quality varies of course.

Overseas its different, the whole time I was in Bolivia (2016) I only had one real coffee and it was a 30 min trip across La Paz to get to the coffee shop. It was hit and miss in Peru. In early 2000s choice was poor in London, but has improved considerably in the last 20 years.
 
In Australia cant really think of a time since I've been an adult when you couldn't get a barista made coffee, quality varies of course.
I head bush a few times a year where I couldn’t pay a barista to make me a coffee for 3-7 days.

referring to an earli post - it does not need to cost $6k to buy a roaster, grinder and espresso machine to make coffee equal or better than 95+% of barista made coffees you can buy. If you are actually serious about ”good” coffee head over to Coffee snobs forum or probably many others, good coffee starts with buying green beans, roasting them yourself, and ends with much more than what any cafe can achieve serving hundreds of caffeine junkies every day and for much less over a few years (all just my opinion)
 
We'll, since we have had a ride in the transporter and have ended up on planet Coffee, all I can say is oh-my-golly-Goodness! For some reason, I have visions of Bubble on AbFab 😳. Enjoy the Kopi luwak!
Inner city Sydney entitled coffee drinker much! I love a good coffee myself so understand the desire but still understand it’s a want rather than a need.
 
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