Started by Mordred478, October 31, 2008, 02:54:45 AM
Quote from: ShayP on July 15, 2017, 07:40:29 PMWhen 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.
Quote from: th'ONE on July 15, 2017, 07:42:46 PMShayP you are aware that dark roasted coffee causes cancer ??
Quote from: Dr. MD MD on July 15, 2017, 07:53:59 PMIt 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.
Quote from: ShayP on July 15, 2017, 08:03:15 PMDefinitely 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.
Quote from: ShayP on July 15, 2017, 07:59:22 PMI'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."
Quote from: Dr. MD MD on July 15, 2017, 08:09:34 PMNo, 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
Quote from: th'ONE on July 15, 2017, 08:11:54 PMyou 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
Quote from: th'ONE on July 15, 2017, 08:11:54 PMif you go to really good reputable coffee roasting houses they don't even roast beyond medium, any pro barista will tell you same thing.
Quote from: Dr. MD MD on July 15, 2017, 08:17:02 PMAlso, there's a lot more caffeine in beans that are roasted less.
Quote from: WOTR on May 07, 2017, 11:46:28 PMI 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:
Quote from: Gd5150 on July 15, 2017, 08:32:41 PMBetter 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.
Quote from: (Sandman) Logan-5 on May 11, 2017, 04:26:32 AMSounds 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.
Quote from: WOTR on May 30, 2017, 03:34:18 AMHmmm. 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...
Quote from: malachi.martini on May 08, 2017, 01:39:27 PMDepends 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.
Quote from: albrecht on May 10, 2017, 11:07:00 PMAnyone 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.
Quote from: Inglorious Bitch on May 04, 2017, 05:18:32 PMKeurig single serve cups. Any flavor. And Sello Rojo Colombian coffee (ground coffee). Also Trader Joe's Bay Blend coffee.
Quote from: Up All Night on October 25, 2017, 11:44:56 PMThis was a favorite song of mine from the 1960's.
Quote from: Dr. MD MD on October 25, 2017, 11:46:53 PMNo youtube vid so that we can all hear why?
Quote from: ShayP on October 26, 2017, 08:50:03 AMhttps://youtu.be/LxzhBvK00cw
Quote from: Swishypants on October 28, 2017, 02:55:53 AMYEP! It was hip to eat in the "European Fashion" around 7P.M. to 7:30P.M. And that coffee was marketed as more of an evening coffee. The meal was out of Food & Wine Magazine. Generally served with a glass of Franzia wine back when it really wasn't all that bad (now it's like everclear & kool-aid), and then one small scoop of HÃ¤agen-Dazs--whatever flavor was around that week--and some Eight O'Clock Coffee. Sometimes instead of ice-cream it was "After Eight Mints." I still do coffee after supper but I don't think many others still do. I remember Eight O'Clock being pretty good, but then again we were coming from 1970's Foldgers territory into the "up-scale" 80's.
Quote from: Jojo on September 19, 2019, 11:06:08 PMYes, I've wondered about the ethics, too. If their mistake was caused because I failed to present every item, then I go back in and pay. But if they really screw up through no fault of my own, that's a hard call. One time, Lowe's Hardware gave me a great deal. But believe it or not, a few days later they called me on the phone and wanted to square up. That was really weird because I hadn't done anything wrong at all. And the difference was very small, like $2.50. Not even worth the mileage to return to the store. But loss prevention were the ones who called so of course I went back in and paid more. One way of looking at it is that you might not have even known, except your brother told you. Add in aging factors like if it's painful to get in and out of the car or go back, and then there is another quandry. I figure if it's too painful to go back in, or if the crowd outside is rough, or if it's after dark, then I'm not doing it.On the bright side, if you go back in, you do earn emotional karma with staff. And, if you go back in because you failed to present an item (baskets are deep...), then you are actually doing yourself a favor because the oversight might be seen later (or presently, live) on video if security is reviewing tapes for any reason and make you look like a shoplifter.Years ago, every computerized service in the USA had to become compatible with a federal computer system. So, i am not exactly sure who can hack into the security cameras live. Live law enforcement hacking into security cameras is not publicized, and does not appear to be acted on. But I suspect it happens. Does anyone else feel this way? Any examples of reasons why? I can't think of any examples right now.And, coffee is good! But the price of decaf is NOT!