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10/31/2013 09:15 am ET | Updated Oct 31, 2013

11 Things Only A Coffee Snob Would Understand (PHOTOS)

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Around here, coffee isn't merely considered to be a beverage on the morning menu, it is a right. Some of us need it for our brains to function correctly and some of us just really, really love the taste. As you talk to a coffee drinker, their investment in the stuff becomes obvious. Within five minutes, you'll definitely know whether you're talking to a casual coffee drinker, or a straight up coffee snob.

Below, to see which one you are, you'll find a list of 11 things only a coffee snob would understand.

  • 1 Pre-Ground Coffee Is Not An Option
    Who knows how along ago it was ground?
  • 2 Making Morning Pour-Over Is Actually Kind Of Meditative
    Rebecca Orchant/The Huffington Post
    Until you rip through one Chemex filter, and then every time after that is filled with terrible trepidation.
  • 3 The Crema Is One Of Life's Greatest Joys
    That's not steamed milk, man. That's just what espresso DOES.
  • 4 How It Feels When Someone Says 'Expresso'
    Our brains. OUR BRAINS.
  • 5 You Are Way More Interested In How Recently The Coffee Was Roasted Than How Dark/Caffeinated It Is
    We know, French Roast people. You love how bitter it is.
  • 6 "Coffee Creamer" Will Do No Such Thing
    Powder does not belong in coffee.
  • 7 The Stuff In Here Is A LAST RESORT
    We're really sorry it's come to this. Are you at your in-laws' or something?
  • 8 This Is One Of The Nicest Things Someone Can Do For You
    And a good morning to you TOO, sir.
  • 9 This Isn't Coffee
    This is dessert.
  • 10 This Mostly Gets Used For Cold Brew Now
    Hot coffee-making has moved on to greener pastures, like the Aeropress and the Chemex.
  • 11 You Know What This Is Called And How It Works
    (For the rest of you, this is a siphon system and it works like a magical coffee vacuum.)

If you read through that list and thought, "Wow, those people are intolerable," just wait until you see the coffee snobs in this video.

No, but seriously, they are right about the Caramel Macchiato thing.

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