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A PROPER CUP OF COFFEE
I'D RATHER MAKE COFFEE THAN LOVE
MAKIN' COFFEE


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GUEST,Wesley S 11 Dec 05 - 05:09 PM
Rapparee 11 Dec 05 - 05:28 PM
GUEST,Guest: Padre 11 Dec 05 - 06:04 PM
CarolC 11 Dec 05 - 06:08 PM
John MacKenzie 11 Dec 05 - 06:28 PM
Padre 11 Dec 05 - 06:33 PM
Bill D 11 Dec 05 - 06:51 PM
Leadfingers 11 Dec 05 - 07:13 PM
number 6 11 Dec 05 - 07:35 PM
GUEST,A wanker 11 Dec 05 - 07:44 PM
Rapparee 11 Dec 05 - 07:53 PM
Ebbie 11 Dec 05 - 07:54 PM
black walnut 11 Dec 05 - 08:14 PM
LilyFestre 11 Dec 05 - 08:15 PM
Allan C. 11 Dec 05 - 08:17 PM
GUEST,Wesley S 11 Dec 05 - 08:18 PM
Once Famous 11 Dec 05 - 08:20 PM
GUEST,Wesley S 11 Dec 05 - 08:23 PM
JennieG 11 Dec 05 - 08:29 PM
Ebbie 11 Dec 05 - 08:35 PM
GUEST,Wesley S 11 Dec 05 - 08:38 PM
Allan C. 11 Dec 05 - 08:48 PM
Once Famous 11 Dec 05 - 08:59 PM
Maryrrf 11 Dec 05 - 09:11 PM
Once Famous 11 Dec 05 - 09:17 PM
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Elmer Fudd 11 Dec 05 - 09:51 PM
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Metchosin 11 Dec 05 - 10:07 PM
GUEST, Topsie 12 Dec 05 - 05:45 AM
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Subject: BS: Coffee
From: GUEST,Wesley S
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 05:09 PM

Coffee - My last vice. I do love a good cup of coffee in the morning - or just about anytime. I'm not as addicted as some of my friends. I can get by on four or five cups per day before I get "coffeed out". I put creamer in my coffee which makes me a heathen to a lot of people. But never sugar - to me that's wimpy.

I prefer to grind my own beans - but I'll drink whatever is available. Lately I've been fond of some coffee beans from Sumatra that I found at our local grocery store. In rarely buy coffee out at any of the chains of coffee houses around.

So how about you ? What's your favorite cup of joe ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: Rapparee
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 05:28 PM

Some paid for by someone else, of course.

I drink about 3.5 cups per day, at work. I'm currently drinking "Lodge Blend" from the Heritage Coffee Company in Juneau, AK.

My brother roasts and grinds his own. He uses a hot-air popcorn popper for the roasting -- he got it at a yard sale for about US $0.75 and it works excellently well.


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: GUEST,Guest: Padre
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 06:04 PM

Tanzanian Peaberry or Ethiopian Harar


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: CarolC
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 06:08 PM

Although I can't have my coffee this way because I'm allergic to milk, my favorite coffee is Folgers instant, with milk and sugar. I'm bad, I know.


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 06:28 PM

Colombian made in a cafetiere, black or with a dash of something of the Rum, Amaretto, or Cognac variety.
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: Padre
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 06:33 PM

Ethiopian Harrar or Tanzanian Peaberry are my favorites - thanks to Jonathan Eberhart for introducing me to them (or them to me)

Padre


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 06:51 PM

I do like Harrar....and various rich blends...but that Peaberry stuff is kinda strange...(come to think of it, so was Jonathan (Had a friend bring me some NICE coffee from Uganda last year.)

But for day to day all day long, I might choose Guatamala Antigua....and I grind my own. I like a bit of chicory in it often, but the stores have quit carrying the raw stuff....I guess I'll have to order some.

I make a 4 cup pot in the morning and again about 5PM, which works out to 2 large mugs...and often make it half & half decaf...that way I can increase the strengh when the need arises. (I usually use good Columbian for the decaf)


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: Leadfingers
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 07:13 PM

'Black as Sin and Sweet as a Womans Kiss'


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: number 6
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 07:35 PM

President's Choice dark roast from the George Weston chain is my brand of choice for everyday (at home) brew ... nothing tops Tim Horton's though, it certainly beats any of the gourmet brands (Starbucks etc).

My preference is to have it served with 4 shots of milk and 1 teaspoon of sugar.

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: GUEST,A wanker
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 07:44 PM

I love to grind my own beans too. Good on ya mate!


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: Rapparee
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 07:53 PM

I buy whole bean (roasted, unlike my brother!) and grind them. Currently I have Kenya AA, Arbuckles (the blend the cowboys drank), and a couple of others. My brother sent me some more AA, Antigua, some Panamanian (coffee -- watch it!), and a couple of others in whole bean that he'd roasted himself.

Oh, yeah. I keep the whole beans in airtight packages in the freezer until I'm ready to grind them.


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: Ebbie
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 07:54 PM

If I drank Folgers, Carol- I too would try to disguise it. *G*

I grind mine fresh too. I'm not really picky about the brand or origin or roast- most of the time I buy Costco's San Francisco blend. Cheaper, and tastes fine to me.

But even whole beans are not equal. A live-in museum volunteer one day came home with a bag of Folger's Whole Bean and suggested that we give it a try.

She made a pot and brought me a cup. I sipped a bit and then let it sit. She came in the room a bit later and said, It really is bad, isn't it!

Eventually I gave the bag to a man who said he would drink anything. Come to think of it - haven't seen him in a long time...

Rap, I have a hot air popcorn popper. How does one roast coffee beans in it? How can you tell when it's done?


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: black walnut
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 08:14 PM

Chocolate raspberry or hazelnut cream. Yum.

~b.w.


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: LilyFestre
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 08:15 PM

Well, well, well...I can see where I don't fit in!

My favorite cup of coffee comes from the local gas station. I don't like Starbucks coffee at all...if I wanted to drink a burnt tasting bra concoction, then I suppose Starbucks would be my first choice.

I like plain old coffee...not the hazelnut or vanilla or any of that other stuff...just coffee.

And at the gas station you might ask...well, yeah. The coffee is always fresh and hot. On the rare occassion that it isn't, they will make you a brand new pot while you wait and then it's free for the inconvience. I also happen to enjoy the folks who work there..it's friendly, fast and a smile in the morning is always a good thing. Did I mention it's only 35 cents to fill a 16 oz. mug and that every 10th cup is free? Cheap...yep...but it truly is delicious coffee.

My husband also makes a decent pot of coffee....Maxwell House, 1892.

Michelle


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: Allan C.
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 08:17 PM

You're on the right track, Wesley, but French roasted Sumatra, aka, Dark Sumatra, is, in my opinion, the finest there ever could be. I've introduced it to a LOT of people, nearly all of whom loved it. My wife tasted it for the first time shortly after she met me and now feels that I have "spoiled" her in that she will now not enjoy any other nearly so much.


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: GUEST,Wesley S
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 08:18 PM

I remember being in New Orleans and ordering coffee with chickory. I started pouring in milk to get it the way I liked it. I kept pouring - and pouring.... The stuff didn't lighten up at all. I finally decided that it was the black hole of coffees. Tasted pretty darn good though.


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: Once Famous
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 08:20 PM

I also like plain old coffee. Number 6, here the President's Choice is marketed by what is probably our version of the Albertson's owned supermarket, Jewel. You can't beat it fresh brewed.

All of those fru fru boutique and bistro coffees are just so yuppie-ish.


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: GUEST,Wesley S
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 08:23 PM

I just missed you post Allen. I'll try to track some down and give it a try. Thanks.

I've often wondered who bought those coffee beans that were flavored with things like raspberries, chocolate, pecan, or other nuts. I will confess to enjoying some snickerdoodle coffee once. But that's about as strange as I get.


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: JennieG
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 08:29 PM

I like Ethiopian Yirgacheffe which is apparently naturally lower in caffeine that many other beans. I grind my own - there's nothing like the smell of freshly ground coffee, unless it's freshly brewed coffee..........!

And I make my coffee in a plunger, because I'm usually the only one here having coffee. My husband prefers tea.

Cheers
JennieG


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: Ebbie
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 08:35 PM

OK. Once again the vagaries of language raises its ugly head.

"Plunger", JennieG? Quite sure you don't refer to a toilet plunger which is the only one I'm familiar with. ?? Are you referring to an espresso machine? I know that's got some kind of gizmo in it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: GUEST,Wesley S
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 08:38 PM

I'm guessing that Jennie is talking about a coffee press. About six inches in diameter and less than a foot tall. They're great for making just a couple of cups at a time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: Allan C.
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 08:48 PM

Wesley, you almost undoubtedly stopped at the French Market for a beignet and that lovely French Market Coffee. The blend is now available at many grocery stores. I am of the firm belief that it only tastes that good when served at that particular New Orleans venue. My attempts to make it at home have always lacked something. I guess I'll have to make another trip to the Crescent City to get a cup that tastes just right.


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: Once Famous
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 08:59 PM

If you can find what's left of it, Allan C.


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: Maryrrf
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 09:11 PM

Coffee is one of my favorite things in life! I am perfectly happy with the store brands of whatever grocery store I happen to shop in - Food Lion, Krogers or whatever. I brew it up strong and love to use evaporated milk and either Splenda or Sugar. I drink four or five cups a day. I now limit myself to mornings, although I used to drink coffee all day long and have a cup before I went to bed as well - at that time it was around 10 to 12 cups a day. I am seriously addicted and if I don't have at least 2 or 3 cups by noon I get a splitting headache that just won't go away. This worries my son, who wants me to wean myself off caffiene, but it's my last remaining vice and it isn't like I have to break into people's houses and steal things in order to support the habit...so what's the problem?


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: Once Famous
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 09:17 PM

I like coffee every morning on my way to work.

But I like it best about 4:00 in the afternoon on a Saturday after I have just taken a nice nap and Saturday night is ahead of me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: bobad
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 09:19 PM

Anybody here tried Kopi Luwak coffee, possibly the ultimate in coffee snobbery. Here is a description :

This is the rarest and most definitely extraordinary coffee in the world! This coffee has been selected for us by paradoxurus hermaphroditis. Better known as the Common Palm Civet Cat. It prowls the Sumatran coffee plantations at night, choosing to eat only the finest, ripest cherries. The stones (which eventually form coffee beans) are then collected by cleaning through the droppings.

Kopi Luwak as it is known, is considered to be the finest coffee by native Sumatrans. Kopi Luwak has a rich chocolate like flavour and no aftertaste, which is unique. This flavour is due to the fact the coffee has been partially fermented by passing through the digestive system of the Kopi. Only about 50 kilos of this coffee is collected per year making it the ultimate in uniqueness and rarity!


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: frogprince
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 09:46 PM

Mmmmm, good shit!


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: bobad
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 09:49 PM

Don't bogart that coffee, frogprince.


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: Elmer Fudd
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 09:51 PM

JAVA JIVE
by Milton Drake and Ben Oakland

I love coffee, I love tea
I love the Java Jive and it loves me
Coffee and tea and the java and me
A cup, a cup, a cup, a cup, a cup (Boy!)

I love java, sweet and hot
Whoops Mr. Moto, I'm a coffee pot
Shoot the pot and I'll pour me a shot
A cup, a cup, a cup, a cup, a cup

Oh slip me a slug from the wonderful mug
And I'll cut a rug just snug in a jug
A sliced up onion and a raw one
Draw one -
Waiter, waiter, percolator!


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: GUEST,Joe_F
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 10:00 PM

I used to be proud of how bad my taste in coffee was. I would make a big carafe of it in the coffeemaker and keep reheating it for days. Now I have a little coffeemaker on my desk, and make it one mug at a time, but I have never figured out how to work the grinder in the supermarket, so I buy it in cans. If I can get it, I buy the brand called 1893, for sentimental reasons: it is the only brand, these days, that still has a whole pound in the can, and it's the year my father was born. (Weirdly, the can is the same size as all those cheaty kinds that have 12½ oz or whatever. How do they manage that?)

--- Joe Fineman    joe_f@verizon.net

||: He knew what's what, and that's as high As metaphysic wit can fly. :||


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: Metchosin
Date: 11 Dec 05 - 10:07 PM

I'm consider myself a discerning coffee addict. I grind my own, use a Melita filter and dislike most coffeeshop coffees (too weak or has sat too long) and Starbucks (over roasted, odd flavoured crap), but in a pinch will drink any of it......and whine. Best other kind is bush or boiled coffee, over an open fire with a bit of cold water to settle the grounds and drunk, ash, sticks and all, at scalding temperature.

I like Level Ground's Pangoa Light Roast, but if I'm not feeling particularly flush, my ethics go out the window and I get Costco's 2lb bags of Java Club and enhance it a bit with some French Dark Roast.

One really should drink coffee within the first 2 or 3 minutes of being brewed or its crrrrap.


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: GUEST, Topsie
Date: 12 Dec 05 - 05:45 AM

I make it in a coffee pot - remember those?
You put the ground coffee in the pot, pour on boiling water, stir, let stand for a few minutes, and if the grounds are at the top, just stroke the surface with a spoon and they sink down leaving clear coffee - no need for a strainer, let alone a plunger.
And don't put cognac, etc. in it. It spoils the coffee, and besides the cognac tastes better on its own.


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: Allan C.
Date: 12 Dec 05 - 06:32 AM

Even the cheapest coffee can taste pretty durn wonderful when made at a campfire. But then, nearly everything does! First, you bring a pan of water to boil. Remove the pan from the fire and set it aside on a nearby flat stone. Add the coffee, stirring it in so that all of the grounds are immersed. If possible, nudge the pan close enough to the fire to just barely simmer it; but this isn't vital. Watch the pan closely as it simmers because it can suddenly break into a boil and bubble out most of the grounds. After about five minutes, remove the pan from heat. Sprinkle a small amount of cold water over the surface of the coffee. This will make the grounds drop to the bottom like stones. Enjoy!


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: mooman
Date: 12 Dec 05 - 07:40 AM

I drink zero cups of coffee from Monday to Friday upon medical advisement, tea or yerba mate being my preferred poisons on those days, and one very large cup of coffee each on Saturdays and Sundays. It has to be Guatemalan biologically-grown of one particular provenance. Mr Skipjack K8 of Barrow-on-Humber can vouch for the entheogenic qualities of this particular blend and, indeed, I sometimes smuggle a can or two past UK customs for his personal delectation. I am sure that time must be coming due again.

Peace

moo


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: GUEST,*daylia*
Date: 12 Dec 05 - 07:41 AM

I buy big tins of President's Choice "Great Canadian Coffee". Every morning I mix it with a tablespoon or two of hazelnut flavoured special grind, wait impatiently while the house fills with that intoxicating aroma, pour it into a HUGE mug with a teaspoon of sugar and voila!. Ahh, life is sooooo good .... as my dad always said, it's the "nectar of the gods".

I'll never forget getting off the plane at the Paris airport (Paris France, that is). Eight hour flight, chaperoning five dozen teenage exchange students, eyeballs barely open ... man I needed a coffee! Nervoulsy managed to get the message across to the guy working at a coffee counter there (like how hard can it be? "Cafe, s'il vous plait") waited impatiently while he shuffled around - then he handed me this TINY little cup filled with, um, molasses???   I said "Mais non, cafe, s'il vous plait!" ... and he pushed the cup toward me again with a shake of the head "C'est ca!"

So, in France, THIS is coffee??? I paid for it, tried to drink it, gave up. Egads, talk about making hair grow on your chest! That expresso stuff is deadly, just couldn't take it ... and after 10 days in France, I was callin out for Tim Hortons in my sleep! OR even Maxwell House, or Folgers. Good ole Folgers, with a double shot of milk nad sugar ...

ANyways, gotta go. Coffee's ready!


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 12 Dec 05 - 08:57 AM

I want a cup of coffee from a proper coffee pot!


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: kendall
Date: 12 Dec 05 - 09:15 AM

Green Mountain "rain forest".
I've tried every brand in the super market, Maxwell House, Folgers, Chock full o' nuts, etc. None of them comes close to Green Mountain.

Old Maine saying, "Instant coffee is neither"


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: GUEST, Topsie
Date: 12 Dec 05 - 09:39 AM

I should have added that if you are going to use a coffee pot, choose one with the spout near the top, like a jug - not those ones they made in about the 1970s with a thin spout coming out lower down. Those spouts just get clogged with coffee grounds, and you need a pipe cleaner to get the grounds to sink to the bottom.


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: LilyFestre
Date: 12 Dec 05 - 09:45 AM

The folks who make Green Mountain coffee used to live right next door to my husband's grandfather. They are down to earth, nice folks who frequently shared coffee with their neighbors. I do have to say that that stuff isn't good unless it is FRESH from the pot. In Vermont, they sell it everywhere....lots and lots of gas stations have it, but usually it has been sitting and gets very bitter.

And Martin, I'm like you in that I like to drink my coffee on my way to work or class. I also like to have it on road trips...something nice and warm to sip on. I have a travel mug that goes with me everywhere and even fits in a side pocket of my backpack for school. If you are an on the go coffee drinker like me, check out the Tredeau coffee mugs....they shut and seal...you can tip them upside down, drop it on the sidewalk, knock it over on your desk and it won't spill a drop. They are stainless steel on the inside and keep my coffee HOT for about 3 hours and then very warm for another 3....not bad!!!   Barnes and Noble/Starbucks sells a mug like this too. They run about $20.00 but are worth every single cent as far as I'm concerned. I've had mine now for over 2 years.

I don't drink it in the morning at home unless it is snowy out and I can snuggle up in a blanket with a good book. I also drink it on Saturday afternoons so I have a little perk in me for playing.

Michelle


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: JennyO
Date: 12 Dec 05 - 09:55 AM

I like it best about 4:00 in the afternoon on a Saturday after I have just taken a nice nap and Saturday night is ahead of me.

Martin, that sounds like a perfect Saturday!

I like Melitta German Premium. Once the pack is opened, I keep it in the fridge to keep it fresh. Unfortunately, I'm the only one in the house who likes real coffee - John prefers instant (ugh!). I usually make it in an insulated plunger, something like this,, so that I can have a cup or two later. I'm one of those lucky people who can drink coffee at night and still get a good night's sleep. It's one of life's little pleasures!

Jenny


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: mack/misophist
Date: 12 Dec 05 - 09:57 AM

Mine comes from a wholesaler/retailer. I get 5 pounds of brasns at a time and work my way through their list. So far I've tried about 30 varieties. Except for French Roast, they're all good.


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: jets
Date: 12 Dec 05 - 10:03 AM

My introduction to coffee was at sea during the war.It was a big 10lb can with the insciption on the label; Coffee for the men of the sea.
I will say this much for it: It made men of us boys real fast.
Every thing since has tasted just fine.
Being a watch stander all of my working life, both at sea and ashore ,I was always a heavy drinker of coffe , but I now limit myself to 2 morning cups a day.


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: RangerSteve
Date: 12 Dec 05 - 10:21 AM

There's a Southern Comfort coffee, all the flavor without the alcohol that's really good. As for regular brands that you can buy in any store, Chock Full O' Nuts New York Blend is my favorite, followed by Hills Bros.


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: leftydee
Date: 12 Dec 05 - 11:05 AM

Coffee (any brand) boiled over an open fire, with the grounds loose in the water, then splashed with a cup of cold water to settle the grounds, is the best. It'll curl your hair and keep you awake for a week, but what a flavor!


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 12 Dec 05 - 11:30 AM

For preference, a nice, light East African coffee, brewed quite mildly, and black. I've had some rather nice Kenyans, but also Ethiopian and Tanzanian ones as well

There are times when a strong, european blend is good, but for the ultimate 'It feels better now I've finished that' coffee, it has to be a strange concoction I ran into in Slovenia.
Very, very, strong expresso, with a big enough squeeze of lemon juice to bring it down to a drinakble temperature. Intersting, and the nearest available thing to where we were staying to actual coffee, being only 7 minutes walk away....

Quickly sorted out the relative importance of caffine/breakfast for people, that did.


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: robomatic
Date: 12 Dec 05 - 02:06 PM

I like espresso. All of Anchorage and a good deal of Alaska is espresso dependent. There are drive-in espresso joints which are just a block or two from each other on the way to work, one that specializes in cute young baristas in tight jeans, and the coffee isn't bad either.

There are several local roasters. The popular local chain is called Kaladi and you can find them on the web under that name. I recommend mail ordering your coffeenut a pound of 'Trieste' blend, which is not expensive and damnfine. (And I am not on a retainer).

There's also a cat lover's coffee den which used to roast their own but not now, you can post your cat's photo on their bulletin board.


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Dec 05 - 02:11 PM

Would that be the civet cats?


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: Bill D
Date: 12 Dec 05 - 02:19 PM

There are folks who treat coffee very much like they do beer....anything that Budweiser makes will suit them fine! I guess I can't argue..De gustibus non disputandum>...but coffee which is instant, re-heated, or made with cheap, poorly roasted beans is, to me, not worth the effort. I'll take a No-Doz if I need caffeine that bad!

Preferences for the VERY strong, bitter coffee like *daylia* encountered in Paris are learned, and, I suppose can become a habit once you get used to it, but I simply cannot see deciding that what YOU like will therefore be what is available to guests, customers and friends! France has some VERY peculiar ideas about local customs!

Unlike...oh, maybe 79.453% ...I do NOT care for milk/cream in coffee, but I might learn if I had to drink BAD coffee every day! (I will sometimes mix a 'little' flavored coffee...chocolate, Hazlenut, vanilla in, but that's not a regular thing).


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: frogprince
Date: 12 Dec 05 - 02:59 PM

Thank you, Canada, for sending us a few Tim Hortons down here below the border; we have one about a mile from home, now, and we're in there pretty regularly.
I never once thought of drinking the stuff iced until I caught my wife doin' that to it; I thought she was crazy; she said it was from her family's New England background. Now it's available that way all over, and I'm addicted to Tim's iced capacino (sp?) in hot weather.


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Subject: RE: BS: Coffee
From: Steve Benbows protege
Date: 12 Dec 05 - 03:08 PM

I love proper arabic coffee. Dont really amke it that often anymore. I am a coffee adict. Buy beans roasted, grind them myself and have a bout 9 cups a day. I make arabic coffee by the jug load and it doesn't do much to me these days. I don't drink alcohol and this is one of my few vices left.

When I was in Canada Tim Hortons was the best coffee shop around. lovely selection of cakes etc and wonderful coffee. At the time the exchange rate fron u.k pounds to canadian dollars was good so it was cheap to!!


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