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Re: Coffee Lovers, Voice Your Opinion!
« Reply #60 on: May 11, 2017, 12:14:37 AM »
I wasn't just misremembering here is one of the ads. Wow.


Re: Coffee Lovers, Voice Your Opinion!
« Reply #61 on: May 11, 2017, 12:18:59 AM »
I wasn't just misremembering here is one of the ads. Wow.

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Re: Coffee Lovers, Voice Your Opinion!
« Reply #62 on: May 11, 2017, 03:40:55 AM »
MMMmmm!

1974 - When the word "flavor" ruled the advertisements, cars and appliances were built like tanks, beef ruled the dinner table, rock and roll ruled the airwaves and coffee meant medium roast arabica beans, preferably from Columbia.

Fuck smashed burgers, over-roasted coffee, and plastic cars and the molded plastic paradise fueled by psychotic rap sugar rage. All third world shit sold as trendy by minions of the elitist.
'
Whether on a road trip or at the steel mills and construction sites - here was the thermos that carried coffee during the peak of civilization.



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« Reply #63 on: May 11, 2017, 05:07:04 AM »
What's the dark bit on the top?  ???
Looks like an ice cube to me.  ;)

Re: Coffee Lovers, Voice Your Opinion!
« Reply #64 on: May 11, 2017, 05:26:32 AM »
Here's a question for the coffee pros.  About half the time w/ my home brews I get a sour note.  I don't mind bitter, but sour is bad.  No likey.  The only cure is masking it with too much cream.  Any ideas on what causes this, or maybe a reco on different coffees to try?
Sounds like you need to clean the coffee maker. Some of the newer ones are very difficult to clean, especially the one cup (K-Cup) makers.
Could be bacteria build up.
Yeah, sour is a bad sign though. Even cheap beans shouldn't brew sour.

After you've had your morning pot, fill the water storage compartment with vinegar, and run it through. (It'll stink the joint up, so open some windows.)
Brew 2-3 more pots of plain water through it after the vin-e-brew has sat for an hour. (Turn off the heating element or power switch though - while it sits.)
If this doesn't help - sometimes that bacteria can be stubborn - run the juice of three full, squeezed lemons, mixed 1:1 with water through it.
The coffee filters could be imparting an odd flavor too, but shouldn't make it sour. Get the brown (unbleached) ones, if you can.   

Re: Coffee Lovers, Voice Your Opinion!
« Reply #65 on: May 13, 2017, 01:01:16 PM »
You bring the weed though.

Dude, just go to the store. We don't have to shit the shit out anymore.

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« Reply #66 on: May 13, 2017, 01:59:55 PM »
Dude, just go to the store. We don't have to shit the shit out anymore.

So, I have to bring the coffee AND the weed?! No deal!  >:(

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« Reply #67 on: May 14, 2017, 01:01:40 AM »
1974 - When the word "flavor" ruled the advertisements, cars and appliances were built like tanks, beef ruled the dinner table, rock and roll ruled the airwaves and coffee meant medium roast arabica beans, preferably from Columbia.

Fuck smashed burgers, over-roasted coffee, and plastic cars and the molded plastic paradise fueled by psychotic rap sugar rage. All third world shit sold as trendy by minions of the elitist.
'
Whether on a road trip or at the steel mills and construction sites - here was the thermos that carried coffee during the peak of civilization.

I have three of those of the Stanley variety from my old CableGuy daze.  One held a full-press of French press coffee (I believe the Community French Roast coffee was the grind of choice back then, stabilized with my own homemade concoction of CoffeMate powder, vanilla extract, sugar and water that I made in advance in one quart batches to be added to the 1 liter of coffee from the press), the other held a highly concentrated Luzianne tea that I could water down from the Igloo water jug or drink straight, the last I had a soup or runny chili in for lunch in the cold times or KoolAid in the hot thymes...

Now they sit gathering dust waiting for a camping trip or duck hunt where strong hot coffee is required, my coffee now is whole bean, ground to order.

One half-liter cup in the morning.  I get the Sam's Club French roast whole bean (Daily Chef, I think) and some Mom&Pop Ecudoraian/Belize/No-NameCoffeeKountry whole bean medium roast bags of 2 lbs or so each, mix them up and freeze the resulting mix portioning out beans as needed for the week.

I grind fine and still use the old French press.  Boiling water over the "fresh" gind and stir.  Steeps around 90seconds (depending on how awake I am_) two coffee stirring spoons each of sugar and Torani Hazelnut syrup, enough heavy whipping cream that I cannot see the sugar and syrup in the mug and decant.

Sit on back step looking at back yard, point out squirrels for inobservant dogs and otherwise waste 20 minutes of a morning...

It's not fancy, but it works on a daily basis.  I even get some gardening done on a good morning.

ediot: most days that is all the coffee I drink, I'd say about half a liter about an hour after waking up (I stumble to the kitchen to turn the teapot onto boil, and lawd help me if I forgot to make sure it had enough water the night before...)  Unless I am hungover, yikes, normally just suffer through, but if I feel I have to I will drink the awful crap work has (Ronnoco or somecrap, simply awful and really not worth it) if lots of hydration doesn't do the trick...

2ndiot:  I have found that my fear of drinking the crappy coffee at work has really cut down on my adult beverage consumption, or toughened me up.  I rarely drink the coffee on offer at work, and the simian "level" of coffee I find acceptable is only available at home...  Every once in awhile I will come home for lunch and make another pot on top of the old grounds from the morning, basically using the spent grounds from the morning and fresh ground on top (I'd dump the mornings mess out, but if I am doing that I am mainly interested in laying on the couch with my eyes closed for as long as possible and the trip to the compost heap shaves a few minutes off of that...)

3redeot:  Blah, I haven't even had my last beer of the night and I already want a cuppa...

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« Reply #68 on: May 24, 2017, 12:44:52 AM »


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« Reply #69 on: May 26, 2017, 12:17:56 AM »


Midnight americano, Brazil Daterra SO!

Re: Coffee Lovers, Voice Your Opinion!
« Reply #70 on: May 30, 2017, 04:34:18 AM »


Midnight americano, Brazil Daterra SO!

Hmmm.  I decided to give it a go tonight.  I have somewhat mixed feelings.  First, I think that the roast that I am using for my espresso is probably a little light- I'm getting more citrus than sweet (I generally go for a light roast.)

the double shot was added to roughly 8 ounces of cold water and then a few ice cubes added.  Perhaps it is because I really am used to espresso, I found it to be a little weak (or, again, perhaps it is the lighter roast.)

I have some older dark roast that is now probably going on two months old that was destined for vac pot coffee.  As it is "just" getting added to cold water, I may give that a whirl.

How many ounces is the finished product, generally?
What roast is generally used?
Is the espresso added to iced water, or just cold water with ice added later?

***I'm not saying it was bad- just not quite what I had in mind for a refreshing but flavourful drink...

Re: Coffee Lovers, Voice Your Opinion!
« Reply #71 on: May 30, 2017, 09:33:57 AM »
Hmmm.  I decided to give it a go tonight.  I have somewhat mixed feelings.  First, I think that the roast that I am using for my espresso is probably a little light- I'm getting more citrus than sweet (I generally go for a light roast.)

the double shot was added to roughly 8 ounces of cold water and then a few ice cubes added.  Perhaps it is because I really am used to espresso, I found it to be a little weak (or, again, perhaps it is the lighter roast.)

I have some older dark roast that is now probably going on two months old that was destined for vac pot coffee.  As it is "just" getting added to cold water, I may give that a whirl.

How many ounces is the finished product, generally?
What roast is generally used?
Is the espresso added to iced water, or just cold water with ice added later?

***I'm not saying it was bad- just not quite what I had in mind for a refreshing but flavourful drink...

I usually eyeball the proportions, but it's usually 2oz water, 2oz espresso, 4oz ice cubes... I brew it over ice, so a good bit of it melts. Any more water per pull is weaker than I'd like, might be why you were meh about it? The roast is city+/fullcity, chocolate and caramel heavy. I avoid the lighter and super dark roasts, don't like burnt or bright at all.

Got a bag of Stumptown Hairbender espresso over the weekend, and it tasted like chemical sewage. Undrinkable. Go online, find out they were bought out by Peets. What a shame, it was a consistently great coffee.

Re: Coffee Lovers, Voice Your Opinion!
« Reply #72 on: May 30, 2017, 04:42:42 PM »
Now how cool would this be?  Having coffee with the Master of Horror himself, Vincent Price.  From 1959's The Tingler.


Re: Coffee Lovers, Voice Your Opinion!
« Reply #73 on: June 02, 2017, 03:22:10 AM »
I usually eyeball the proportions, but it's usually 2oz water, 2oz espresso, 4oz ice cubes... I brew it over ice, so a good bit of it melts. Any more water per pull is weaker than I'd like, might be why you were meh about it? The roast is city+/fullcity, chocolate and caramel heavy. I avoid the lighter and super dark roasts, don't like burnt or bright at all.

Got a bag of Stumptown Hairbender espresso over the weekend, and it tasted like chemical sewage. Undrinkable. Go online, find out they were bought out by Peets. What a shame, it was a consistently great coffee.
I must confess that using those rations was a huge improvement.  When I googled it, the first directions I came across were for "16 ounces" of water being the standard (though the presenter used 8 for himself.)  2 is far better. 

I generally like my espresso to be "bright" with a citrus acidity- so light to medium roast is my preference.  However, I'm still going to use some of those older dark and oily beans in my cupboard to try this again later in the month.  I have to say that this blend ended up with a pleasing apricot nose and a smooth profile.  Not a bad summer sipper, at all.

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« Reply #74 on: June 05, 2017, 05:18:31 PM »
I must confess that using those rations was a huge improvement.  When I googled it, the first directions I came across were for "16 ounces" of water being the standard (though the presenter used 8 for himself.)  2 is far better. 

I generally like my espresso to be "bright" with a citrus acidity- so light to medium roast is my preference.  However, I'm still going to use some of those older dark and oily beans in my cupboard to try this again later in the month.  I have to say that this blend ended up with a pleasing apricot nose and a smooth profile.  Not a bad summer sipper, at all.



Good to hear! There's a cafe here called culture, they rotate some of the craziest tasting coffee I've ever had. Usually it's really fruity or floral, had a cup there that was incredible butterscotch though. You'd definitely like.