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Lets talk about COFFEE

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Flambeur, Dec 2, 2009.

  1. Flambeur

    Flambeur Well-Known Member

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    What do you guys drink and like? How do you make it and take it?

    Drinking some Sumatra right now, probably 3 tablespoons to a cup so it's nice and thick. Black, no sugar or milk.

    I grind my own beans (coarse) and use a french press.
     
  2. fcuknu

    fcuknu Well-Known Member

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  3. Flambeur

    Flambeur Well-Known Member

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    tea please

    I drink too much of that also.
     
  4. Cavalier

    Cavalier Well-Known Member

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    I am having some dark roast flores (from an area of Indonesia) from a neighborhood roaster/the coffee nazi right now, also drinking it black. Very strong coffee, excellent for people who are never satisfied with how strong their coffee is.
     
  5. Thomas

    Thomas Well-Known Member

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    I've dialed it back to avoid having to make a separate batch for Mrs. T.

    Starbucks French Roast, usually, with a little cream and sugar.
     
  6. airportlobby

    airportlobby Well-Known Member

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    I've been drinking lots of Ruta Maya's organic coffee beans - they sell 2.2 pound bags at Costco for around 12 or 13 bucks. It's a good Austin company, too.

    I feel like a child for taking cream and sugar in my coffee, but it's what I do.

    PG Tips is the tea of choice when I'm trying to cut back on caffiene.
     
  7. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Well-Known Member

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    Nutrasweet and cream.

    I like Arabian Mocha Sanani
     
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  8. racetrack

    racetrack Well-Known Member

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    persian tea, tyvm.
     
  9. pitboss12

    pitboss12 Well-Known Member

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    Lavazza Oro. French Press or Drip. Black
     
  10. dhaller

    dhaller Well-Known Member

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    Sadly, I can only drink decaff - had heart surgery and I became tachycardic as a side effect - which curbed my coffee drinking for awhile. Eventually I've identified some respectable decaffs.

    My basic coffee: organic and dark roast.

    Currently I'm drinking Batdorf and Bronson's organic Peruvian decaff. B&B is inconsistent with their dark roast, but one of their two roasters happens to be here in Atlanta, so I can select only the beans that are (to my eye/nose) perfectly roasted.

    I grind my own (I use a Zassenhaus hand grinder) and hand-pour to brew - the actual brewing, to me, is as pleasurable as the drinking... kind of a slow, quiet, meditative moment.

    I almost always drink mine black (which is why I need really good coffee), though occasionally I'll brew it stronger and do an au lait (maybe for breakfast or brunch).

    DH
     
  11. munchausen

    munchausen Well-Known Member

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    I drink the garbage the receptionist makes. And I drink a lot of it.

    If I get to choose, I'm pretty fond of Kenyan.
     
  12. HORNS

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    I've dialed it back to avoid having to make a separate batch for Mrs. T.

    Starbucks French Roast, usually, with a little cream and sugar.


    Have you ever visited House of Coffee Beans in Rice Village?
     
  13. Xericx

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    bought some Stumptown Roasters in Portland. Costa Rican blend. Getting my coffee grinder today and will french press tomorrow!
     
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  14. themaskedcorndog

    themaskedcorndog Well-Known Member

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    bought some Stumptown Roasters in Portland. Costa Rican blend. Getting my coffee grinder today and will french press tomorrow!

    Hardly anything better than Stumptown. Getting drinks in the cafe is outrageously pleasant. Those brown cups in which they serve the drinks are gorgeous.
     
  15. Xericx

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    crap, the grinder did not arrive. can i use my cuisinart hand blender to grind the coffee?
     
  16. Thomas

    Thomas Well-Known Member

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    Have you ever visited House of Coffee Beans in Rice Village?

    I'd only heard of it from the last time you'd mentioned it, and since then all hell broke loose. Perhaps this weekend I can get down there, or maybe a long Friday lunch if I'm getting the thousand-yard stare again.
     
  17. KPO89

    KPO89 Well-Known Member

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    I've been trying out some of the Green Mountain Coffee out of VT. Signature French Roast is very rich and full....light on the acidic....something that is hard to get out of Starbucks bolder coffees. I believe they have some coffees in organic as well...would like to try those. Overall I would recommend it.
     
  18. Jerome

    Jerome Well-Known Member

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    The coffee here in Austria is quite good...the one in Spain is very good (due to their connection with South America etc., I guess?) but the strange thing is that although the coffee in the US mostly tastes like shit...like brown coloured water, you only have to go a few steps over the Mexican border and there it tastes great...complete human madness!
     
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    crap, the grinder did not arrive. can i use my cuisinart hand blender to grind the coffee?
    You mean an immersion blender? I wouldn't try it.
     
  20. IUtoSLU

    IUtoSLU Well-Known Member

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    Cream and sugar
     

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