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« Reply #180 on: February 11, 2013, 12:37:33 PM »

1. How do you brew it?
2. What brands do you like ? What is your favorite?
3. Do you grind the beans yourself? What kind of grinder?
4. Do you know how to "Taste" coffee ?
5. What is your opinion of Starbucks?
6. How do you substitute for dairy during the fasts? Non-dairy creamer, nothing?

7. If your house was on fire, would you first grab the dog or your French Press?

1. Simple coffee maker at home. 
2. Folgers.  But I love starbucks (which is really bad,) and I've taken a liking to the coffee sold my the monastery on Vashon Island.
3. Nope. Wink
4. Yep.  Learned in culinary class.
5. It's good when there's not something better, but I like getting my coffees from real cafes if possible. 
6. I use powdered craeamer, which I occasionally enjoy more than liquid creamer.

7. Let me put it this way:  My French Press doesn't crap allover my floor or chew holes into my shoes.
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« Reply #181 on: February 11, 2013, 09:11:03 PM »

See what I mean?   Cheesy
That you can't distinguish what is sarcasm and what's not?

The only thing thats high school here is your comprehension skills.

Actually that's insulting to high school students.
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« Reply #182 on: February 11, 2013, 09:26:44 PM »

1. How do you brew it?
2. What brands do you like ? What is your favorite?
3. Do you grind the beans yourself? What kind of grinder?
4. Do you know how to "Taste" coffee ?
5. What is your opinion of Starbucks?
6. How do you substitute for dairy during the fasts? Non-dairy creamer, nothing?

7. If your house was on fire, would you first grab the dog or your French Press?

1. Simple coffee maker at home. 
2. Folgers.  But I love starbucks (which is really bad,) and I've taken a liking to the coffee sold my the monastery on Vashon Island.
3. Nope. Wink
4. Yep.  Learned in culinary class.
5. It's good when there's not something better, but I like getting my coffees from real cafes if possible. 
6. I use powdered craeamer, which I occasionally enjoy more than liquid creamer.

7. Let me put it this way:  My French Press doesn't crap allover my floor or chew holes into my shoes.



I use powdered non dairy creamer during the fasts. Much better than liquid I think.

I normally use heavy cream ( no carbs and tastes great). I recommend trying it. Half and half just isnt as good IMHO.

What do other people here use to lighten their coffee?
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« Reply #183 on: February 12, 2013, 04:02:28 AM »

What do other people here use to lighten their coffee?

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« Reply #184 on: February 15, 2013, 03:47:05 PM »

1. How do you brew it?
2. What brands do you like ? What is your favorite?
3. Do you grind the beans yourself? What kind of grinder?
4. Do you know how to "Taste" coffee ?
5. What is your opinion of Starbucks?
6. How do you substitute for dairy during the fasts? Non-dairy creamer, nothing?

7. If your house was on fire, would you first grab the dog or your French Press?

1. Simple coffee maker at home.  
2. Folgers.  But I love starbucks (which is really bad,) and I've taken a liking to the coffee sold my the monastery on Vashon Island.
3. Nope. Wink
4. Yep.  Learned in culinary class.
5. It's good when there's not something better, but I like getting my coffees from real cafes if possible.  
6. I use powdered craeamer, which I occasionally enjoy more than liquid creamer.

7. Let me put it this way:  My French Press doesn't crap allover my floor or chew holes into my shoes.



I use powdered non dairy creamer during the fasts. Much better than liquid I think.

I normally use heavy cream ( no carbs and tastes great). I recommend trying it. Half and half just isnt as good IMHO.

What do other people here use to lighten their coffee?
Mostly Coffeemate; occasionally we buy heavy whipping cream. I agree with you about the Half and Half not being as good.

When our heavy cream goes low we sometimes mix half milk with it and it is *still* much better than Half and Half from the store (haven't figured that one out yet). 
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« Reply #185 on: February 15, 2013, 03:58:35 PM »

What do other people here use to lighten their coffee?

Milk.
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« Reply #186 on: February 15, 2013, 04:49:44 PM »

1. How do you brew it?
2. What brands do you like ? What is your favorite?
3. Do you grind the beans yourself? What kind of grinder?
4. Do you know how to "Taste" coffee ?
5. What is your opinion of Starbucks?
6. How do you substitute for dairy during the fasts? Non-dairy creamer, nothing?

7. If your house was on fire, would you first grab the dog or your French Press?

1. Simple coffee maker at home.  
2. Folgers.  But I love starbucks (which is really bad,) and I've taken a liking to the coffee sold my the monastery on Vashon Island.
3. Nope. Wink
4. Yep.  Learned in culinary class.
5. It's good when there's not something better, but I like getting my coffees from real cafes if possible.  
6. I use powdered craeamer, which I occasionally enjoy more than liquid creamer.

7. Let me put it this way:  My French Press doesn't crap allover my floor or chew holes into my shoes.



I use powdered non dairy creamer during the fasts. Much better than liquid I think.

I normally use heavy cream ( no carbs and tastes great). I recommend trying it. Half and half just isnt as good IMHO.

What do other people here use to lighten their coffee?
Mostly Coffeemate; occasionally we buy heavy whipping cream. I agree with you about the Half and Half not being as good.

When our heavy cream goes low we sometimes mix half milk with it and it is *still* much better than Half and Half from the store (haven't figured that one out yet). 

Maybe we are too trusting and assume half and half is is 50% Milk 50% heavy cream.. when maybe it's just 10% cream or some such.
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« Reply #187 on: February 15, 2013, 04:51:08 PM »

What do other people here use to lighten their coffee?

Milk.

I find that ordinary milk makes my coffee too watery. Evaporated milk is much better, but it's ridiculously hard to come by in the UK.
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« Reply #188 on: February 15, 2013, 04:57:08 PM »

What do other people here use to lighten their coffee?

Milk.

I find that ordinary milk makes my coffee too watery. Evaporated milk is much better, but it's ridiculously hard to come by in the UK.

That's because it all evaporated away  Grin Grin Grin!  Sorry, just couldn't resist that  Wink.
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« Reply #189 on: February 16, 2013, 05:24:15 AM »

So, I logged onto my World Market Explorer account today to discover that I had accumulated three free-bag-of-coffee coupons over the weeks. I printed them each out and then went to World Market with my mother and came home with four bags of my favorite coffee Smiley
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« Reply #190 on: February 16, 2013, 05:38:09 AM »

What do other people here use to lighten their coffee?

Milk.


I used to use milk too but then I got used to just plain black coffee without any additives. It tastes better without lightener.

Have you tried adding any spices like cinnamon to your coffee?

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« Reply #191 on: February 16, 2013, 07:59:01 AM »

I add milk to instant coffee because it's to sour for me to drink it black. When I' having Polish coffee or something from express / moka pot I drink it black with sugar.

I add cinnamon, nutmeg or vanilla from time to time. I quite enjoy the results.
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« Reply #192 on: February 16, 2013, 08:00:23 AM »

If the coffee I'm having includes a lot of frothy milk, a sprinkling of cinnamon on top is just right. Smiley
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« Reply #193 on: July 14, 2014, 03:02:18 PM »

How do you brew it?
What brands do you like ? What is your favorite?
Do you grind the beans yourself? What kind of grinder?
Do you know how to "Taste" coffee ?
What is your opinion of Starbucks?
How do you substitute for dairy during the fasts? Non-dairy creamer, nothing?

If your house was on fire, would you first grab the dog or your French Press?

Etc.
Usually a drip brewer or espresso percolator.
I like Yaucono or Sello Rojo.
Once in a while I have beans and will use a blade grinder, but only for french press.
"Mmmm, good" or "Ugh, crap."
They have some decent brewed coffee, but there espresso is burnt, which is why you have to add all the creams and syrups to mask the flavor.
Nondairy creamer is ok.
I would get my dogs out.  A french press is a cheap, inanimate object.  I love  my dogs. Smiley
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« Reply #194 on: July 14, 2014, 03:16:32 PM »

A guy in my parish roasts coffee and we sell it during fasts. I bought some beans from India that he had..Really really good.
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« Reply #195 on: July 14, 2014, 04:51:14 PM »

A guy in my parish roasts coffee and we sell it during fasts. I bought some beans from India that he had..Really really good.

Has anyone tried organic coffee? In the past, my husband used to use the regular coffee, which was not certified organic, and he got headaches and easily became irritated.

The organic coffee seems to taste better too.
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« Reply #196 on: July 14, 2014, 10:16:21 PM »

A guy in my parish roasts coffee and we sell it during fasts. I bought some beans from India that he had..Really really good.

Has anyone tried organic coffee? In the past, my husband used to use the regular coffee, which was not certified organic, and he got headaches and easily became irritated.

The organic coffee seems to taste better too.

I had organic coffee and it was really nasty.
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« Reply #197 on: July 15, 2014, 12:04:27 AM »

A guy in my parish roasts coffee and we sell it during fasts. I bought some beans from India that he had..Really really good.

Has anyone tried organic coffee? In the past, my husband used to use the regular coffee, which was not certified organic, and he got headaches and easily became irritated.

The organic coffee seems to taste better too.

Yeah, I think it tastes better too. . . less bitter.  Right now at home I have Sam's Choice Organic Medium Roast, but my favorite that I've come across so far (and I haven't been able to find it in a while) is Seattle's Best Organic Fair Trade - Level 4
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« Reply #198 on: July 15, 2014, 12:50:51 AM »

he...easily became irritated.

That's bizarre. Most people drink coffee to prevent themselves from being tired, irritable wrecks.

Might I suggest some of these?

http://www.amazon.com/Cafe-Altura-Organic-Colombian-32-Ounce/dp/B000KSRTM4

http://www.greenmountaincoffee.com/Coffee/NewmansColombianEspecial

No coffee is worth drinking unless it's Colombo Supremo, well, at least to me. The medium, somewhat nutty, bottom-of-the-barrel aftertaste is unmatched.
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« Reply #199 on: July 15, 2014, 11:39:36 AM »

A guy in my parish roasts coffee and we sell it during fasts. I bought some beans from India that he had..Really really good.

Has anyone tried organic coffee? In the past, my husband used to use the regular coffee, which was not certified organic, and he got headaches and easily became irritated.

The organic coffee seems to taste better too.

I had organic coffee and it was really nasty.
Glad you've noticed that "organic" isn't a flavour  Smiley.

Organic has nothing to do with flavour or quality. It's about the manner of production - and even there, it probably doesn't mean what most of us (myself included) think it means.
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« Reply #200 on: July 15, 2014, 11:55:30 AM »

A guy in my parish roasts coffee and we sell it during fasts. I bought some beans from India that he had..Really really good.

Has anyone tried organic coffee? In the past, my husband used to use the regular coffee, which was not certified organic, and he got headaches and easily became irritated.

The organic coffee seems to taste better too.

I had organic coffee and it was really nasty.
Glad you've noticed that "organic" isn't a flavour  Smiley.

Organic has nothing to do with flavour or quality. It's about the manner of production - and even there, it probably doesn't mean what most of us (myself included) think it means.
The cat crap coffee kopi is the most organic. It is also supposed to be the best flavored.

Good thing I don't drink coffee for flavor. Tongue
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« Reply #201 on: July 15, 2014, 01:21:49 PM »

A guy in my parish roasts coffee and we sell it during fasts. I bought some beans from India that he had..Really really good.

Has anyone tried organic coffee? In the past, my husband used to use the regular coffee, which was not certified organic, and he got headaches and easily became irritated.

The organic coffee seems to taste better too.

I had organic coffee and it was really nasty.
Glad you've noticed that "organic" isn't a flavour  Smiley.

Organic has nothing to do with flavour or quality. It's about the manner of production - and even there, it probably doesn't mean what most of us (myself included) think it means.
The cat crap coffee kopi is the most organic. It is also supposed to be the best flavored.

Good thing I don't drink coffee for flavor. Tongue
At least that's one coffee that's blunt about what flavours it. Perhaps best to not ask about the others  Tongue.
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« Reply #202 on: July 15, 2014, 03:12:31 PM »

The quality of coffee depends mostly on it's country of origin and the altitude it is grown. There is a small issue of mold but "Organic" coffee is not very relevant. The best coffee comes from a single farm's crops that has been carefully selected by a good expert representing a Roaster... "Organic" is not part of the equation.
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« Reply #203 on: July 15, 2014, 03:48:33 PM »

The cat crap coffee kopi is the most organic.

You won't get me to drink that stuff . . . . EWWW!
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« Reply #204 on: July 16, 2014, 12:37:11 AM »

A guy in my parish roasts coffee and we sell it during fasts. I bought some beans from India that he had..Really really good.

Has anyone tried organic coffee? In the past, my husband used to use the regular coffee, which was not certified organic, and he got headaches and easily became irritated.

The organic coffee seems to taste better too.

I had organic coffee and it was really nasty.
Glad you've noticed that "organic" isn't a flavour  Smiley.

Organic has nothing to do with flavour or quality. It's about the manner of production - and even there, it probably doesn't mean what most of us (myself included) think it means.

Precisely.  Terroir and weather have a bigger effect on flavor, but a roaster can screw it all up.  Buy from a local roaster and you 'll get a fresh cup of coffee guaranteed, whether organic or not.
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« Reply #205 on: Yesterday at 01:09:43 PM »

I started to consider buying an espresso machine and/or coffee grinder. Any recommendations? Ascaso Basic seems to be not too expensive option for an espresso machine. As for the grinder, I saw Wilfa WSCG2  for sale but after some googling it seems that it's not approved buy various online coffee hipsters.
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« Reply #206 on: Yesterday at 10:21:18 PM »

I started to consider buying an espresso machine and/or coffee grinder. Any recommendations? Ascaso Basic seems to be not too expensive option for an espresso machine. As for the grinder, I saw Wilfa WSCG2  for sale but after some googling it seems that it's not approved buy various online coffee hipsters.

Any grinder will do. You can get a decent one for $20-$40 at any store that sells appliances. However, if you decide to buy an espresso machine, you may want to consider purchasing a better grinder because espresso coffee needs to be particularly fine in order to work properly.

Speaking of espresso, I recently purchased an espresso machine. Does anybody here have any good recipes? I've mostly just been drinking the espresso plain with sugar and cream like regular coffee--it's got a much more natural taste--although I have also taken a liking to cafe au late, which I've been experimenting with making.
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« Reply #207 on: Yesterday at 10:26:59 PM »

I started to consider buying an espresso machine and/or coffee grinder. Any recommendations? Ascaso Basic seems to be not too expensive option for an espresso machine. As for the grinder, I saw Wilfa WSCG2  for sale but after some googling it seems that it's not approved buy various online coffee hipsters.

Any grinder will do. You can get a decent one for $20-$40 at any store that sells appliances.

Not entirely true. We've got a cheap grinder that, despite its claim to have variable settings, would grind entirely too coarse when used right out of the box. I had to open it up and make some modifications in order to get a grind that would make a decent cup of joe. Regular coffee, not an espresso grind.

Not to say that a cheap grinder can't be good. Check out Amazon for something in your price range with a good number of reviews (50+) and a good rating.



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« Reply #208 on: Yesterday at 11:09:00 PM »

Personally, i like my coffee in a nice glass of chocolate milk
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Personally, i like my coffee in a nice glass of chocolate milk

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