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Re: Coffee Lovers, Voice Your Opinion!
« Reply #90 on: July 15, 2017, 08:42:46 PM »
When I was young Eight O'Clock coffee was the choice of the household.  I remember when we'd go to the local A&P to buy the beans and would grind them right at the checkout.  Years went by and the places I lived didn't have it available.  Eventually I found some and I decided to try it again but wasn't impressed.  Even more years went by and I saw the reinvented packaging and different flavors so I said 'what the heck, I'll try it again.'  I purchased this recently and it is pretty darn good.  :)



ShayP you are aware that dark roasted coffee causes cancer ??

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« Reply #91 on: July 15, 2017, 08:53:59 PM »
When I was young Eight O'Clock coffee was the choice of the household.  I remember when we'd go to the local A&P to buy the beans and would grind them right at the checkout.  Years went by and the places I lived didn't have it available.  Eventually I found some and I decided to try it again but wasn't impressed.  Even more years went by and I saw the reinvented packaging and different flavors so I said 'what the heck, I'll try it again.'  I purchased this recently and it is pretty darn good.  :)

It is decent coffee. One of the more underrated brands I'd say.

I was once told by someone in the know that A&P is the biggest purchaser of coffee beans in the world and so therefore gets first pick of the choicest beans. This was years ago though and so I'm not sure if it's still true.  ;)

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« Reply #92 on: July 15, 2017, 08:59:22 PM »
ShayP you are aware that dark roasted coffee causes cancer ??

I'm fine with that.  I'm surprised I'm still alive anyway.  ShayP has done things, and still do, that could potentially cause me harm.  ;)  Some times in life you have to say "Fuck it."  :D


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« Reply #93 on: July 15, 2017, 09:03:15 PM »
It is decent coffee. One of the more underrated brands I'd say.

I was once told by someone in the know that A&P is the biggest purchaser of coffee beans in the world and so therefore gets first pick of the choicest beans. This was years ago though and so I'm not sure if it's still true.  ;)

Definitely underrated.  And cheap!  I got that bag for $3.99.  It smells fantastic when brewing as well.

Are they (A&P's) still around?  I never see the stores anymore.  I just figured the brand was made for sale elsewhere.  I recall they started off as a tea and coffee purveyor so what was told to you may be true.  Hmmm...have to check it out.

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« Reply #94 on: July 15, 2017, 09:09:34 PM »
Definitely underrated.  And cheap!  I got that bag for $3.99.  It smells fantastic when brewing as well.

Are they (A&P's) still around?  I never see the stores anymore.  I just figured the brand was made for sale elsewhere.  I recall they started off as a tea and coffee purveyor so what was told to you may be true.  Hmmm...have to check it out.

No, they shut down in 2015 but before that "in 2003, A&P spun off the Eight O'Clock Coffee division (its last manufacturing operation) to Gryphon Investors for $107 million."* So, I guess the brand is still available.

*Wikipedia

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« Reply #95 on: July 15, 2017, 09:11:54 PM »
I'm fine with that.  I'm surprised I'm still alive anyway.  ShayP has done things, and still do, that could potentially cause me harm.  ;)  Some times in life you have to say "Fuck it."  :D

you can switch to medium roast coffee and eliminate extra cancer causing thing from your life.
medium roast coffee is not heated to such hight temperatures that turns green coffee beans into "cancer house" when heated in dark roast process.
besides medium roast coffee has much more coffee flavors in it than dark burnet charred coffee.
exactly same like with meat or bread,..but if you like it dark roast coffee enjoy it ;)

if you go to really good reputable coffee roasting houses they don't even roast beyond medium, any pro barista will tell you same thing.

but if you like it dark roast coffee enjoy it ;)  but if you like it dark roast coffee enjoy it ;)
but if you like it dark roast coffee enjoy it ;)  but if you like it dark roast coffee enjoy it ;)

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« Reply #96 on: July 15, 2017, 09:14:49 PM »
No, they shut down in 2015 but before that "in 2003, A&P spun off the Eight O'Clock Coffee division (its last manufacturing operation) to Gryphon Investors for $107 million."* So, I guess the brand is still available.

*Wikipedia

Yeah, because I just purchased some!  ;) ;D

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« Reply #97 on: July 15, 2017, 09:17:02 PM »
you can switch to medium roast coffee and eliminate extra cancer causing thing from your life.
medium roast coffee is not heated to such hight temperatures that turn green coffee beans into "cancer house" when heated in dark roast process.
besides medium roast coffee has much more coffee flavors in it than dark burnet charred coffee.
exactly same like with meat or bread,..but if you like it dark roast coffee enjoy it ;)

if you go to really good reputable coffee roasting houses they don't even roast beyond medium, any pro barista will tell you same thing.

but if you like it dark roast coffee enjoy it ;)  but if you like it dark roast coffee enjoy it ;)
but if you like it dark roast coffee enjoy it ;)  but if you like it dark roast coffee enjoy it ;)

Also, there's a lot more caffeine in beans that are roasted less.  ;)

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« Reply #98 on: July 15, 2017, 09:20:51 PM »
if you go to really good reputable coffee roasting houses they don't even roast beyond medium, any pro barista will tell you same thing.

Talking to too many baristas causes cancer.  :D   Especially the hipster ones.  ;)   I think I have a tumor in my ear from listening to an insufferable fuckwad who had the beard, thick black framed glasses and skinny jeans.  He is a man but he appeared to look like no more than an 8 year old girl in drag.  I questioned many things that day.  Especially why it took 20 fucking minutes to toast my bagel and apply cream cheese.  >:(   The place went out of business a few months back.  Thank goodness.  8)

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« Reply #99 on: July 15, 2017, 09:23:40 PM »
Also, there's a lot more caffeine in beans that are roasted less.  ;)

More caffeine is the last thing I need.  ;D  My spring has always been wound tight.  ;) 

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« Reply #100 on: July 15, 2017, 09:27:48 PM »
Also, there's a lot more caffeine in beans that are roasted less.  ;)

I'm sure you know this but just in case for those who don't,
Arabica coffee beans has almost 50% less caffeine than Robusta coffee beans.
Arabica beans are twice as expensive on the stock market than the Robusta.
Arabica beans are considered to be much superior in taste flavor than Robusta.

If you like to get blast of caffeine sure Robusta is your thing.
I switched to 100% pure high quality cacao/cocoa snorting and drinking hot cocoa drinks,
the energy blast is not as rapid as with coffee is but is much more stable and has much longer lasting effects.
And there is no more 'shakings' that coffee produces.

Not missing coffee now for solid 3 months, but I was before I started using cacao/cocoa powder.
In REAL FOOD-FAKE FOOD Thread I posted about it.

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« Reply #101 on: July 15, 2017, 09:32:41 PM »
Also, there's a lot more caffeine in beans that are roasted less.  ;)

Better flavor too. I've always preferred lighter roast as to me it tastes like coffee. Whereas dark roasts just tastes burnt. And Starbucks and all the other similar chain places all totally over roast and their coffee tastes like charcoal. When I grind at home I prefer Kona beans, they're always light roast and taste amazing.

7-eleven exclusive blend is pretty good too for gas station coffee. 7-eleven really takes pride in their quality and selection. Love good gas station coffee.

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« Reply #102 on: September 05, 2017, 02:55:43 AM »
I may have to look at that... I never could get into the "americano"- but maybe cold?  I bought a used Wega two group and plumbed it in after my $100 piece of crap with a pressurized portafilter blew up... then I bought a vintage vac pot for the stove and there are now three commercial stepless grinders on my counter (one is going to be sold, but I'm trying to figure out which...)

Now, this probably seems stupid considering that I never cared for coffee.  It did nothing for me in the morning, and it was not until 7 years ago that I discovered that it has a calming effect and helps slow my brain just a little.  Then 5 years ago the "vinto vino" blew hot coffee grounds across my kitchen leading to a quality replacement.  Now it is often my "before bedtime" drink... And I appreciate a quality brew.  The only problem is it takes an hour to warm the machine up.  :-[

Oh, you should try cold brewed.  I rigged up a valve to drip water into a "coffee filled" 1.5" copper pipe with a coffee filter over the bottom. It may take awhile- but it is a great change (almost no acidity and VERY smooth.) 

A cheap redneck version of:

Yes, room temp brew is deliciously smooth. 

Pros:
Less creamer needed
No fuel needed
Better for gut
Can still be heated up if you want
Less creamer means less calories and less expense
I am very fussy about filtering, but hoestly, you dont have to filter this.

Cons:
Uses a little more coffee depending on taste
Can become a rancid brew if not strained within 11 hours.
Requires a press, or a strain.

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« Reply #103 on: September 05, 2017, 02:56:26 AM »
Better flavor too. I've always preferred lighter roast as to me it tastes like coffee. Whereas dark roasts just tastes burnt. And Starbucks and all the other similar chain places all totally over roast and their coffee tastes like charcoal. When I grind at home I prefer Kona beans, they're always light roast and taste amazing.

7-eleven exclusive blend is pretty good too for gas station coffee. 7-eleven really takes pride in their quality and selection. Love good gas station coffee.
That is true.  I get mad because I always forget that.

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« Reply #104 on: September 05, 2017, 03:03:50 AM »
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.
Yeah, my experience is that sour is caused by the grind (or grind residue) being wet inappropriately.  Like, try to keep the grind dry until just before brewing, so that means dont drip water over any part of the filter if you are pre-setting for the night.

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« Reply #105 on: September 05, 2017, 03:06:53 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...

Crazy as it is, 5 ounces if still the industry standard for a finished cup.

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« Reply #106 on: September 05, 2017, 03:08:56 AM »
Depends on the coffee for me, I don't like Americanos with some of the brighter coffees third wave roasters prize for fruit and tea tones. That's some nice kit ya got. My next buy might be a Pavoni, always wanted one.

Huh, that's curious. There are some genetic polymorphisms that make some people ragey after a cup of coffee(it's a methyl donor). If I have more than 2 cups, I get jittery as fuck. Wish it calmed me lol.

Something about the oxidized coffee taste of cold brew, no matter how smooth puts me off. Every now and then I'll get a nitro cold brew from Stumptown. For regular iced coffee, Aeropress directly over ice is my fav.



Lingering espresso crema.
I think cold brew oxidizes less if you out the press as close to the top of the mess as possible.  Or use a canning jar and fill it all the way to the top to reduce oxygen.

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« Reply #107 on: September 05, 2017, 03:11:38 AM »
Anyone recall Nescafe's attempt for an "instant" hot coffee in a can? Around the time when Guinness introduced its 'widget' to get 'draught' beer from a can (that still around.) But this one would warm up the can when popped. You open and wait a few moments and then was hot. But never (at least where I was in Scotland) that hot, so a lukewarm.  I didn't like- too sugary/milky and it never got hot enough, though I actually like my coffee not that hot and black/bitter usually but there would've liked a bit more heat. It was a weird deal that disappeared, I think? But an interesting concept. Not sure how they did it. Highly suspect, thinking back. Wish I would've opened up can to see what the hell was in in and design.
I didn't see it.  But i drink canned coffee.  The Asian food stores sell it cheaper and blacker.

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« Reply #108 on: September 05, 2017, 03:13:04 AM »
Keurig single serve cups. Any flavor. And Sello Rojo Colombian coffee (ground coffee). Also Trader Joe's Bay Blend coffee.


People in my area cant afford too many K-cups, so the product trickles down to the food bank!