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Originally Posted by why View Post

They have the same expiration dates as the pre-ground stuff. I just checked to confirm my suspicions. Also, there is nothing preventing 'good beans' from lasting forever, no matter how 'good' they might be.
That's precisely the thing I was talking about before, though. I don't care what Food and Wine or anyone else says is the best. And frankly, the attitude of 'this is the world's best' or 'that is the world's best' is all pretty silly. It's not a coincidence that English-speakers regard one producer as the best and speakers of some other language might regard another as the best (what, do English-speakers all have different taste sensations or something?) -- it's simply a matter of communication and dissemination of information. One magazine writes a review, others jump on board, and soon there's a fad for everyone to do this or that or some other thing according to what some no-name nincompoop declared. What's the point of having a tongue to taste if the only things you're going to use are your eyes and ears?
That same attitude is what caused the now-fully-perverted microbrew craze in America. At some point, beer stopped being beer at all and brewers started chasing some ideal microbrew that tasted more like it was made from molasses than barley. The same occurs in the restaurant industry -- sous vide, foams, and other equally overwrought nonsense (sous vide: when Ziplock meets Eastern Europe). And bozos blogging about bacon, or why I might see the same damn 'artisanal' foods at two restaurants separated thousands of miles.
If you like microbrews because of some characteristic they have, cool, have fun. I generally don't. As long as you like it because of some intrinsic quality and not because you feel a need to fall in line with food critics then there's something to discuss.

WTF are you on about here? "Microbrews" is painting with a pretty broad brush. Nevermind. I can't believe a got sucked into the whytroll blackhole.rotflmao.gif

Edit: are you really saying that expiration dates are a reliable cue as to quality degredation?
post #26852 of 45942
Girl I had sex with that got crazy clingy the day after just got back together with her boyfriend. Crisis averted.
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Originally Posted by dune View Post

Girl I had sex with that got crazy clingy the day after just got back together with her boyfriend. Crisis averted.

^sounds confusing, but I also feel happy for your relief.

I'm happy about a huge roadtrip coming up. The wife, dog, and I are driving south! All the way the down to the end of Amurrika - kind of south!
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Dad got in at an ipo. Made some cash. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #26855 of 45942
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

Clive Christian No. 1 is the greatest perfume of all time.

No - for enough money they'll gladly hand you a bottle, flacon, or 55-gallon drum. In fact, for the Royal Treatment, it can be hand-delivered to you in a Bentley. You do pay dearly for this, though. The same can't be said for Smittys BBQ

Oh, and I have 6 hours of Classical Christmas music on my computer, downloaded from Amazon last year for $5 (post-holiday closeout, near expiration date). I am going to get into the spirit of fucking Christmas even if my ears bleed from the effort.
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Just saw this post on pre-grinding coffee:
http://www.home-barista.com/brewing/experiments-with-preground-coffee-for-espresso-and-brew-pot-t6722.html

Not particularly reliable (some dudes doing at home...although for all I know, they may be very knowledgeable or industry people) but some interesting conclusions.

They have this to say:
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...due to the Italian conventional wisdom about storage of ground coffee in the doser. (The Italians pre-grind coffee to fill-up the doser and then dispense it per shot.)
which would explain why why doesn't see them actually grinding any coffee (or changing settings).

It also seemed that their conclusion was that conclusion was that some beans improved from 30 minutes (or 12 hours for non-espresso) of sitting around after being ground.

However with their 2-week grinding experiment, they found that the 2-week old grounds tasted better than fresh grounds from beans that had been stored improperly...but were no match for the same (properly stored) beans ground freshly.
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I would say that liberals offend the most easily. The most liberal people I know are aslo the most uptight. Apparently most of America is liberal so I guess it could make sense.
post #26858 of 45942
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

A few months ago, when I went to the dentist, they found a bunch of bad spots in my gums when they did the little pokey thing. I asked how they fix this, and the dentist basically said, "well, first we'll make sure you're meticulous about home care, and we'll bring you back in three months, instead of six, to do a checkup and cleaning. If that doesn't work, we'll do a procedure to help fix the problem." The procedure didn't exactly sound comfortable, so I asked if it was likely that taking perfect care of my teeth would fix it, and both the hygienist and the dentist told me it was possible but not likely I'd get better without the Roto-Rooter treatment.
Well, I had the three-month checkup/cleaning today, and everything looks great! No problems, and my gums are completely healthy. No Roto-Rootering for me!

this news is so great i will not even make the easy beej joke.
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the 15second mark of this walgreens commercial is making me happy:

http://www.ispot.tv/ad/7ATf/walgreens-cassanova
post #26860 of 45942
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I would say that liberals offend the most easily. The most liberal people I know are aslo the most uptight. Apparently most of America is liberal so I guess it could make sense.

Yeah well screw you, Mr. Free-Markets and laissez-faire Capitalism. I am outraged that you'd accuse liberals of being easily offended, like we don't already bleed our squishy little hearts out for every worthy cause that knocks our door. Anyway I forgot what the point of this post was but don't do it again!
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WILL YOU ALL SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT COFFEE ALREADY SO WE CAN SEE PICS OF LAURENS' HOT BAGEL JOINT GIRL? YOU DO HAVE PICS, DON'T YOU LAURENS???
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Go get some pics or coffee rants won't stop. You've got 10 minutes... from now!
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I've been searching relentlessly on Facebook for the past hour or so.

I must marry her.
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I much prefer tea myself.
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Originally Posted by E,TF View Post

I much prefer tea myself.

 

That's like saying I don't like cocaine, I prefer sugar. Tea has no kick!

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