FleaStiff
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October 25th, 2012 at 7:33:13 AM permalink
Juan Valdez was killed at the age of 83 by coffee lovers who caught him picking beans from the sunny side of the mountain.

Having to make two cups at a time is a small price to pay, most people take coffee as a social event. Coffee bars, chocolate cafes, etc. Its all Two cups of coffee and two pastries or two cups of coffee and four pieces of gourmet chocolate.

Picking up an automatic machine on the cheap is a good idea: look for bankruptcy auctions.

Best are the ones that use wet steam rather than hot water, particularly for brewing tea.

I've had "old sock coffee" and "boiled roach coffee". Old sock coffee is not so bad, but boiled roach coffee is revolting to drink. In the depression years hobos would ask a housewife for used coffee grounds. So quality beans is not really a necessary item.

Best cup? In a Florida crew house from a small white percolator ... prepared by a lovely young lady who was one of the several Naturists staying there.

Note: Coffee machines. If you go to old flea markets buying the original home coffee brewing machines is a good idea. You can get top dollar selling them to arsonists.
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October 25th, 2012 at 7:58:58 AM permalink
BTW my biggest regret in recent years involves a business trip to Xalapa, Veracruz. I was so annoyed at the trip, which I thought utterly unnecessary, as well as having to spend hours on a bus, that I completely forgot to pick up some freshly ground coffee in one of the top coffee producing states <real sigh>
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October 25th, 2012 at 8:24:27 AM permalink
Quote: Toes14

Trying to figure out why I even read this thread. I drink coffee black, with sweetener and that's it. Maxwell House is fine with me, and I can't stand Starbucks. (It tastes way too earthy.) When I want to go hog wild, I'll add a shot of Amaretto to a tall mug of coffee.

I guess that makes me the equivalent of a Pabst Blue Ribbon drinker posting on a Micro brew thread about Rogue or Stone breweries.

Still, it is interesting to see how serious some people are about their morning cup . . .



PBR is a decent american Pilsner. And like average coffee, beloved of the Hipster. :)

I personally like an Americano over a drip brew or espresso. I don't understand the love for pod coffee. Best coffee, for me, is done in a French Press (or variant). Instant coffee is, to borrow a phrase, something almost, but not completely unlike coffee. But that's okay, I survived 7 years at univeristy only drinking Instant Blue Mountain, or low grade tea. The taste of cheap tea bags (99p a box) though is a wonderful, restorative thing, and about the only thing I still get imported from the UK on a regular basis (the low grade stuff here isn't the same).
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October 25th, 2012 at 8:25:32 AM permalink
Quote: Nareed

BTW my biggest regret in recent years involves a business trip to Xalapa, Veracruz. I was so annoyed at the trip, which I thought utterly unnecessary, as well as having to spend hours on a bus, that I completely forgot to pick up some freshly ground coffee in one of the top coffee producing states <real sigh>


i can imagine in mexico you would have access to great coffee. Jamaican Blue Mountain is the best I've had but not worth the cost.
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October 25th, 2012 at 8:26:17 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

Note: Coffee machines. If you go to old flea markets buying the original home coffee brewing machines is a good idea. You can get top dollar selling them to arsonists.



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October 25th, 2012 at 8:32:17 AM permalink
Quote: thecesspit

Instant coffee is, to borrow a phrase, something almost, but not completely unlike coffee.



Instant is the next best thing to coffee.

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The taste of cheap tea bags (99p a box) though is a wonderful, restorative thing, and about the only thing I still get imported from the UK on a regular basis (the low grade stuff here isn't the same).



I like Twinnings tea from time to time. On cold winter evenings, I'll brew smoked tea, I forget the name, or Earl Gray (which i did drink long before ST TNG came on the air). All from bags, alas. I can't find loose leaves here.
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October 25th, 2012 at 8:35:20 AM permalink
Quote: Scotty71

i can imagine in mexico you would have access to great coffee.



Mexican coffee, from Veracruz, Chiapas or Oaxaca, is very, very good. For great coffee, nothing in my experience beats Hawaiian.

BTW when I go to Toluca I sometimes drive past a Nestle plant in the city. Often it exudes a deep, rich, delicious coffee aroma, It's hard to believe that's what becomes instant.
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October 25th, 2012 at 8:51:58 AM permalink
Quote: Nareed

I like Twinnings tea from time to time. On cold winter evenings, I'll brew smoked tea, I forget the name, or Earl Gray (which i did drink long before ST TNG came on the air). All from bags, alas. I can't find loose leaves here.


Upton Tea ships internationally. If you're a tea drinker and you've never visited their site before, be prepared to not get anything done for the rest of the day. :)
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October 25th, 2012 at 1:54:51 PM permalink
Quote: Nareed

BTW my biggest regret in recent years involves a business trip to Xalapa, Veracruz. I was so annoyed at the trip, which I thought utterly unnecessary, as well as having to spend hours on a bus, that I completely forgot to pick up some [b/]freshly ground[b/]coffee in one of the top coffee producing states <real sigh>



I hope your meant freshly roasted. The only time coffee should be ground is immediately before brewing.
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October 25th, 2012 at 2:11:21 PM permalink
Quote: JimRockford

I hope your meant freshly roasted. The only time coffee should be ground is immediately before brewing.



I meant ground (sorry to dash your hopes). I don't have a coffee mill, so whole beans would be less than useless in that situation.

I've mentioned before I'm not a purist. If I were I'd ahve to turn myself in for having instant.
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