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Milk and cream taps at diner counters

Because apparently giving you a pot is too much work
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So, I have this little issue when I go to diners. I like to add milk and cream to my coffee to cool it down. However, a lot of diners use those little milk/cream packets. Some places will give you the little pitcher pot to pour your milk out.

The issues on the diner's end is that preparing the milk pot is time consuming for the waitress, and you may end up not using all the milk, hence wasted milk. However, those supid little packets are so small that the waitress usually has to refill my little bowl of packets a few times anyway, so it's just as time consuming.

So I propose refrigerated milk and cream be piped to the counter at the diner and a few taps put in, let's say one for every two chairs. Saves the waitress time, saves me time and lets me easily put in as much milk as I want, and if you insulate the pipes all the way to the tap, the milk will always be nice and cold.

A large investment for what is simply a trivial annoyance, but would be awesome nonetheless.

EdwinBakery, Sep 11 2012

similar but reg. milk and chocolate milk! http://1000awesomet...ate-milk-on-tap.jpg
[xandram, Sep 13 2012]

Breakfast_20Hose why just milk, when you can deliver entire meals? [xenzag, Sep 14 2012]


       Ew... why even bother pasteurizing it.
RayfordSteele, Sep 11 2012

       I swear to God my first thought was that this would be a device that allows you to hold a little military-style funeral for your dairy product as you pour it into its final resting place (i.e. your coffee cup).
ytk, Sep 11 2012

       Highly suitable for the Korova Milk Bar.
8th of 7, Sep 11 2012

       How do you milk a Korova?
MaxwellBuchanan, Sep 11 2012

mitxela, Sep 11 2012

       Or how about a little bowl of frozen milk or cream cubes on the counter?
hippo, Sep 11 2012

       Liquid Nitrogen tap ?
8th of 7, Sep 11 2012

       wot no cheese taps?
po, Sep 12 2012

       You are.... Your quite serious about this aren't you?   

       Has it occurred to you to ask for a cool coffee when ordering?   

       Now. If there is anything else I can help with.....
Lesser Spotted Kiwi, Sep 12 2012

       Now Ed, you know that the day after they installed these things you would be banned from the place for suckling intemperately right from the tap. Just like what happed with your schemes for the mayonnaise pump and the coffee troughee.
bungston, Sep 12 2012

       Strange... most of the self-serve coffee shops here have started doing exactly this.   

       I've seen customer-accessible milk and cream taps a few times in my travels (I think the last one I saw was in southwest England). I would call this baked, but not widely known.
Alterother, Sep 12 2012

       What [2Fries] said...well almost...the quick stop coffee places all have either taps with milk, cream and half & half, or some have cold carafes with pump tops.
xandram, Sep 13 2012

       A better solution would be a small model of the Niagara Falls with milk flowing over the falls at one end, cream at the other end and, of course, half-and-half in the middle.
hippo, Sep 13 2012

       Now I have a disturbing vision of Viagra Falls machines installed in the premises' bathrooms.
Phrontistery, Sep 14 2012


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