Center Camp/coffee debate

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Post by stuart » Fri Jul 09, 2004 5:11 pm

It's Alive!

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Post by Simply Joel » Sat Jul 10, 2004 6:36 am

Take away the coffee, and someone is going to die.
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Post by Ivy » Sat Jul 10, 2004 6:51 am

Cool, I volunteer.

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Post by BAS » Sat Jul 10, 2004 10:40 am

Ivy wrote:Cool, I volunteer.
To take away the coffee, die, or both...? :?
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Post by Tancorix » Sat Jul 10, 2004 11:48 am

Take away the chai and it's going to get UGLY!!!!

They have the best chai I've ever had out there. And this year I can bring my own cup and not feel guilty about using the trash cans in center camp!

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Post by stuart » Sat Jul 10, 2004 1:52 pm

don't let Chai Guy catch you sayin' that

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Post by Ivy » Sat Jul 10, 2004 2:31 pm

You clearly haven't tried Chai guy's chai. It's by far the best.

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Post by Captain Goddammit » Sat Jul 10, 2004 2:50 pm

And if you want coffee, might have to try some of my Joe's joe...
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Post by Bob » Sat Jul 10, 2004 7:04 pm

As a bow to local industries, I hear,
the coffee's 50/50 llama poo this year.
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Post by Tancorix » Sat Jul 10, 2004 7:58 pm

I haven't met Chai Guy, but if I get to go this year he's one of the people I want to meet. DJ Big E is another one on that list. Bob is also on the list, but he's very elusive and hard to catch from what I've heard.


Someone told me the Chai at Center Camp was the Republic of Tea's mix...but I can't confirm that.

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Post by jarjar » Mon Jul 12, 2004 4:38 am

Tancorix wrote:I haven't met Chai Guy, but if I get to go this year he's one of the people I want to meet. DJ Big E is another one on that list. Bob is also on the list, but he's very elusive and hard to catch from what I've heard.


Someone told me the Chai at Center Camp was the Republic of Tea's mix...but I can't confirm that.

i guess i had chai at the wrong time, and the chai guy wasnt there, cause my chai tasted horrible! i ended up dumping over 1/2 of it out on the playa.... what shift does chai guy work?
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Post by Ivy » Mon Jul 12, 2004 7:14 am

what shift does chai guy work?
Um...

he doesn't.

In support of the NO COMMERCE tenet of Burning Man, he rides around with his chai cart and gifts away free chai.

Free chai at burning man? When you could buy some at the cafe? be still my little heart...

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Post by KellY » Mon Jul 12, 2004 3:11 pm

When Chai Guy brings enough chai to serve everyone at the event all week and makes himself available to do so 24 hours a day, maybe the cafe will stop serving it.
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Post by Ivy » Mon Jul 12, 2004 3:19 pm

Or how about when people bring their own?

(Vault of) Heaven forbid.

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Post by Chai Guy » Mon Jul 12, 2004 3:59 pm

When Chai Guy brings enough chai to serve everyone at the event all week and makes himself available to do so 24 hours a day, maybe the cafe will stop serving it.

I'm working on it.


And in the mean time, join me for the 2nd FREE CHAI protest outside center camp cafe at noon on Friday! : )

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Post by Rob the Wop » Mon Jul 12, 2004 4:01 pm

Ivy wrote:Or how about when people bring their own?

(Vault of) Heaven forbid.
In keeping with the new Radical Self-Consumer(tm) policy, Burning Man Industries will be opening the new 24-hour Starbucks in Center Camp. This will be one of the new Multi-Franchise Resturants with a Taco Bell, Burger King, and Long John Silvers included. Portions of the proceeds will go to the RainForest*. And remember, if you don't eat at BurningBuns(tm)- you aren't officially in The Spirit of Burning Man(tm).



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Post by stuart » Mon Jul 12, 2004 4:07 pm

outside center camp cafe at noon on Friday!
I just might be able to stay up that late by then.

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Post by jaywalker » Wed Jul 14, 2004 12:06 pm

You will be allowed to use your own mug at the Café, however, recycling bins which were previously located in the Café will NOT exist in 2004. If you bring your own bottled or canned beverages to the Café, please plan to take the drink containers back to your camp with you.
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Post by dragonfly Jafe » Thu Jul 15, 2004 12:27 pm

Chai Guy (or anyone else)

How much do you think it would take in donations to allow you to buy enough chai supplies so that you could hand out chai 24/7 (would require multiple workers of course)?

Maybe you should setup a Paypal donation account. I'm willing to gift you some worthless dollars to allow your mission of supplying good chai for free to expand. Anyone else?

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Screw coffee.

Post by Rob the Wop » Thu Jul 15, 2004 1:00 pm

Dump all those bullshit expresso machines and go for the machines that make the good stuff.

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Post by Bob » Fri Jul 16, 2004 2:18 pm

All I wanted was a Pepsi... and a cigarette machine that dispenses Gauloises...
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Post by Isotopia » Fri Jul 16, 2004 2:31 pm

and a cigarette machine that dispenses Gauloises...
Filterless I hope.

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Post by Sensei » Fri Jul 16, 2004 2:43 pm

Coke and American Spirits, please... What? What the fuck are you guys starin' at? Ok, so I don't have Bob's salt. Neither do you guys. Pussies.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Jul 16, 2004 2:47 pm

I hear that if you even try to smoke a filtered Gauloises, you get attacked by a rough french sailor in a stripey shirt and they pull your bloated corpse out of the Seine a week later.









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Post by Mithra » Fri Jul 16, 2004 9:29 pm

Chai Guy

I like a man with a dream. I'll come to your protest and do the whole protest thing...I'll even bring protesters with me.

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Post by Bob » Sat Jul 17, 2004 1:03 pm

Attention:

We have your dirtwater establishment surrounded.

We have organized to question your existence.

Surrender your pot, kettle, black.

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Post by Chai Guy » Sat Jul 17, 2004 6:09 pm

How much do you think it would take in donations to allow you to buy enough chai supplies so that you could hand out chai 24/7 (would require multiple workers of course)?
Hmmm.. I'm not really sure. Many people donate chai ingredients to me every year. I figure a cup of my chai costs about 20 cents or so, maybe 30 cents if I provide the cup as well (and I usually do). Last year I gave out 50-60 gallons of chai or so.

I think the other question is WHY should we go to Burning Man and expect something to be available 24/7? A big part of my experience at Burning Man is in the randomness of it all, wandering around the playa and running into someone giving out ice cream is much more exciting when you aren't expecting it.

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Post by Ivy » Sat Jul 17, 2004 6:52 pm

Also, besides the monetary cost, what about donations of time? While I believe in my heart that Chai guy is superman, even if he could stay up 24/7, he deserves some time to sit down with a cup of chai himself!

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Post by Simply Joel » Sat Jul 17, 2004 7:09 pm

we don't need no sitnkin' chai...

coffee, black, hot and strong... like my moods and women.
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Post by dj big E » Sat Jul 17, 2004 7:38 pm

lmao never tried any chai before. But fuck if i am going to try it might as well be with the chai guy . Tancoirox you show up theyre and you'll kill two birds with one stone lol. Yes chai guy theyre is something really amazing and twisted about running into a sushi chef at 6 am on fri on the playa. Fuck i can't wait.

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