coffee

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marvluse

Re: coffee

Post by marvluse » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:12 pm

Hah! :) I see we have have many aficionados here, like me. There are times I get positively medieval about the stuff, as it must be brewed with Blue Mountain beans ground no more than a minute ago. At other times I'm not so perverse. A K-cup of a dark roast (Italian or French) is fine. And there have been times when a cup of "cowboy coffee" was just fine. It works in all its manifestations, depending upon the circumstance and the mood.

I once read somewhere that the 3 most popular beverages were water, tea, and beer. I would personally bump water from the list and replace it with coffee. Gotta love the stuff. Beer ain't too shabby either. :D

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Re: coffee

Post by Lawler » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:30 pm

Coffee lover here. Espresso, lattes, French press. Beans - prefer strong Italian roast or similar. Get beans occasionally from Jack's or Monmouth but Peete's is usually good. Not really picky about beans. Have a Rancilio Silvia espresso machine - simple and reliable and a good machine if you don't need to make lots of espresso, or quickly. I have about 6 coffee drinks a day, most of it French press.

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Re: coffee

Post by Wuuthrad » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:25 pm

I drink way too much coffee over here, yet I can never seem to get enough!

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Re: coffee

Post by doug » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:30 am

I’ve just had an excellent cup of strong, black Sumatran Reserve, paired with a couple of generous-size pieces of Wisconsin sharp white cheddar.......while sitting in the front porch swing watching the sunset.
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Re: coffee

Post by AKim » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:19 am

Do you drink coffee? If so what brand, how much and how often.
Yes... San Francisco Bay brand when I’m home, 1 cup if I’m going to work, probably 4 if I have a day off.

Does it wake you up or make you feel jittery?
It helps me focus

Do you get a caffeine high?
No. In fact some have suggested to me that perhaps I have ADHD due to my need for caffeine to focus and sleep. (Not ADHD, just gifted brain)

Does it help your guitar playing?
It certainly doesn’t hurt. But I practice in the evening after work, and the caffeine has worn off. Seems to help on Sunday mornings.

Do you like to dry roast or percolate, light or dark, decaf or whole bean?
French roast dark, whole bean. Decaf is verboten in my house.

What do you use to make it: brew station, Moka stove top, glass French?
Aero press. I get Americano when I go to coffee stands,

Do you prefer flavored varieties? Is cost a factor?
No and no. But I do often get amaretto syrup in my Americanos.

Do you like it black or loaded with sugar and whole cream?
Raw sugar and half and half.

Do you make it yourself or find it waiting for you?
Self. Unless I stop at the coffee stand on the way to work.

Do you drink it alone or with others?
It’s all good. No preference, but it’s a necessity in my life, not a social activity

Is coffee only for mornings?
I try to cut it off by 3pm.

Do you go to coffee houses like Starbucks?
We have way better coffee shops here in the Pacific Northwest than Starbucks!

How old were you when you started drinking?
14

Did someone tell you caffeine might stunt your growth?
Yes, but I’m a rebel.

Does it have to be in your special cup?
Yes, but I’m not anal about it.

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Re: coffee

Post by montana » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:10 am

marvluse wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:57 pm
Mollbarre wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:56 pm
marvluse wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:29 pm


No need to defend that position, those in the know realize that Starbucks is a commercial phony fake. They exist because most folks lack good taste (as well as sense). Or so it seems to me. :wink:
Oh! Them's fighten' words! You have thrown the gauntlet!

Please, define "good taste"!!! :mrgreen:
Ah, good taste. There was a famous case before the US Supreme Court, where writing the majority opinion, one justice stated that he could not define pornography, but that he knew it when he saw it. Such is the nature of "good taste." It is difficult to define, but any rational thinking human being with a majority of gray cells still functioning can recognize it when he/she sees it.

It is axiomatic. In mathematics, certain propositions are accepted as true, despite the fact that they cannot be proven, for instance, if a = b then surely b = a . They are called axioms. I would submit that my take on it (coffee and mankind) is axiomatic. I surely cannot prove it, but it seems damned obvious to me.

As for fighting, well, I surely prefer to not do that. But, if that is your preference then be sure to come well armed. :lol:
I'm no Starbucks fan, but it's hard to take you seriously when you state ( and I'm assuming folks means human beings ) that most of the Human race lacks good taste. :D

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Re: coffee

Post by montana » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:18 am

doug wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:30 am
I’ve just had an excellent cup of strong, black Sumatran Reserve, paired with a couple of generous-size pieces of Wisconsin sharp white cheddar.......while sitting in the front porch swing watching the sunset.
Are you sure that was the sunset doug...it could have been a bad reaction to that incredible combination lol...now I have to try it!

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Re: coffee

Post by doug » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:21 am

Sharp cheese goes well with black coffee. :)
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marvluse

Re: coffee

Post by marvluse » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:30 pm

montana wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:10 am
marvluse wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:57 pm
Mollbarre wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:56 pm


Oh! Them's fighten' words! You have thrown the gauntlet!

Please, define "good taste"!!! :mrgreen:
Ah, good taste. There was a famous case before the US Supreme Court, where writing the majority opinion, one justice stated that he could not define pornography, but that he knew it when he saw it. Such is the nature of "good taste." It is difficult to define, but any rational thinking human being with a majority of gray cells still functioning can recognize it when he/she sees it.

It is axiomatic. In mathematics, certain propositions are accepted as true, despite the fact that they cannot be proven, for instance, if a = b then surely b = a . They are called axioms. I would submit that my take on it (coffee and mankind) is axiomatic. I surely cannot prove it, but it seems damned obvious to me.

As for fighting, well, I surely prefer to not do that. But, if that is your preference then be sure to come well armed. :lol:
I'm no Starbucks fan, but it's hard to take you seriously when you state ( and I'm assuming folks means human beings ) that most of the Human race lacks good taste. :D
We are all victims of our own experience. Thomas Sowell stated it well when he quipped "it takes considerable knowledge to realize the extent of one's own ignorance." That you don't take me "seriously" is not worrisome, nor worthy of comment. You don't know me, as I don't know you. :roll:

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Re: coffee

Post by Rognvald » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:48 pm

"We are all victims of our own experience. Thomas Sowell stated it well when he quipped "it takes considerable knowledge to realize the extent of one's own ignorance." That you don't take me "seriously" is not worrisome, nor worthy of comment. You don't know me, as I don't know you. :roll:" Marvluse


One of my favorite authors, Marv. My favorites were: "Race and Culture," "The Economics and Politics of Race," and "Compassion vs. Guilt and other essays." Thomas Sowell is a certified American intellectual/economist of the highest degree. His books are too numerous to mention. Playing again . . . Rognvald

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Re: coffee

Post by Tonit » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:22 pm

marvluse wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:30 pm
"it takes considerable knowledge to realize the extent of one's own ignorance."
This is something I think hard everyday lately.
When I get a certain point being told as it is obvious, not seeing and verifying it with my own eyes as it has been told should raise some serious questions.

One obvious of which is: I am another victim of my own experiences, or am I not?
Another one may be: Should I embrace it, like Turkish coffee, in the way it is, or shouldn't I?

Cheers,

marvluse

Re: coffee

Post by marvluse » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:07 pm

Rognvald wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:48 pm
"We are all victims of our own experience. Thomas Sowell stated it well when he quipped "it takes considerable knowledge to realize the extent of one's own ignorance." That you don't take me "seriously" is not worrisome, nor worthy of comment. You don't know me, as I don't know you. :roll:" Marvluse


One of my favorite authors, Marv. My favorites were: "Race and Culture," "The Economics and Politics of Race," and "Compassion vs. Guilt and other essays." Thomas Sowell is a certified American intellectual/economist of the highest degree. His books are too numerous to mention. Playing again . . . Rognvald

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Sowell
Yes, he is one of the great ones, though now in his 80s and retired. I believe I've read about 6 of his books, including his text on basic economics. He is surely one of the good ones.

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Re: coffee

Post by Sandaun » Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:58 am

What's that song the Manhattan Transfer had a hit with?

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
I love coffee. PNG of course, though I' enjoy others as well. There's a Turkish cafe where I go for my Turkish coffee shot every now and then. I started drinking it before my teens - instant, admittedly, but not decaf. Plunger, perc, and a Dolce Gusto for what little it's worth. Tea when coffee would be too strong - as in when I wake with a headache and I know caffeine will exacerbate the ache.
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, boy!
:wink:
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Re: coffee

Post by Tonit » Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:45 pm

You wanna hear a joke?

Decaf.

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Re: coffee

Post by tanong » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:20 am

I drink hot black coffee without sugar - Maxim brand from Japan.

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