The Coffee Thread

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by 77GreenMachine, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. 77GreenMachine

    77GreenMachine Phillip Talton

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    Coffee drinkers, what are you drinking? How do you make it?

    I love coffee. We recently started buying whole bean coffee and fresh grind for each pot of coffee as needed. However my whole beans still don't stay as fresh as when I first open the bag, I need to start storing them in a sealed container. I love Don Pablos and Charleston Coffee Roasters, both from Costco. On a camping trip at Potts Mountain my buddy Ben turned me on to Caribou Coffee which is also very good.
    I was actually wheeling with some folks when I met a guy who encouraged me to try fresh grinding my own coffee, and toss out the paper filter and get the gold washable coffee basket. Tried it the next day and haven't looked back since. So what else ya got? I know we got some coffee fans here.
     
  2. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    Dunkin Donuts original ground
    Paper filter
    A little whole milk until it looks like a very tan co-ed's summer skin
     
  3. McCracken

    McCracken Lip Snatcher

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    let's talk more about this
     
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  4. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't really tell you what's good or bad, I just like it. Kinda like pizza and sex, even if it's bad, it's still pretty good. I have a trusty Keurig Classic, a programmable brewer and an espresso machine. The wife is in to cold brewing and French press. I get fresh ground from a local shop...Saturday/Sunday mornings brew a pot, mix with a fifth of bourbon and kill it by noon. During the week I stick with the K cups, primarily Gevalia and 8 o'clock cups...and will pound 4-5 cups before lunch. If we're talking about how we take the coffee, I guess if you're in to black and bitter chicks, that's how I like mine.
     
  5. Ron

    Ron Dum Spiro Spero Moderator

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    Not a big coffee fan. Went to Costa Rica this summer. Stayed next to a Coffee plantation. Started loving coffee. Brought a bunch home. Its not as good. Dont like it.
    Need to move to costa rica
     
  6. awheelterd

    awheelterd Well-Known Member

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    Folgers Columbian is my brew of choice. I'd like to find a comperable bulk flavor but haven't put much effort into it. I have run out of use's for the empty red containers and have resorted to putting them in the recycling. We generate one every two week's so they build up pretty quick. I'd like to buy like 50lbs of beans, keep them stored in an airtight container and just grind a folgers can full every other week. Not sure how feasible that is to do but it's whathe I think I'd like to do.
     
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  7. WARRIORWELDING

    WARRIORWELDING Owner opperator Of WarriorWelding LLC.

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    disturbing and interesting....Flavor and relaxation, yes. Volume and liver damage, no. Surely you don't mean the entire fifth! If so, You sir may need some adjustments in life style. I've watched a few fine men kill themselves slowly. Its very sad.
     
  8. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    It's like Guinness...shit don't travel.

    NEVER liked that swill from a tap here. I go to Dublin and tour the factory and get a sample? Holy sheep shit that's the nectar of the God's!!!!! Head to the sky bar up top and slam 4 pints!! Grab another pint at a pub for lunch...OMG, another pint at the Dublin airport...same tasty goodness. Get back to Manchester and have a pint at the airport....hmm...not as good, but still damn tasty. A few days later a pint in London....hmm... another pint at another pub o_O

    Back home and try one just in case.... [where's the puke smilie?]
     
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  9. hurt4x4

    hurt4x4 Well-Known Member

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    I never feel like making coffee in the mornings, so I just buy black iced coffee at the grocery store. Stok or starbucks are the ones I normally get. Pour a cup and it's good to go. Don't even have to wait for it to cool off.
     
  10. ManglerYJ

    ManglerYJ Well-Known Member

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    I hear you there. My first beer was a Guinness in a pub in Dublin at age 14. We were on a band trip and we were left unsupervised the final night of the trip. 3 pimply faced American teens drinking beer at the pub and flirting with the barmaid, then waking up hung over for a 14+ hour flight home.

    As far as coffee goes, I will try just about anything, but my mainstay in my Keurig is Costco Kirkland Breakfast Blend. I've had an espresso machine, I have my own bean grinder and french press, but for simplicity and consistency, I like the Breakfast Blend K Cups.
     
  11. Scooter402

    Scooter402 Rest in pieces

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    I'm digging the visual. :smokin:

    I do Folger's Columbian blend...through a paper filter, in a mug. Or my Yeti. No add-on's, just black and strong. I did order a couple pounds of Carolina Coffee right before the hurricane came through there, finished that all off last week. That stuff was amazing.
     
  12. McCracken

    McCracken Lip Snatcher

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    Sounds like an upscale Four Loko :massey:
     
  13. Fabrik8

    Fabrik8 Overcomplicator

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    I get all my coffee from Len's Coffee (formerly Heirloom Coffee) in Mass. I started getting Vietnamese coffee from them a long ago and then tried their amazing Costa Rica and Brazilian stuff. I've never got anything that I didn't like, and their prices are awesome for the quality.
     
  14. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    I was kinda thinking it sounded like the how ole Clevon got us all in a bad situation in the future

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  15. rcalexander105

    rcalexander105 Well-Known Member

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    x2 + some of the Kirkland brand irish creme and little bit of half & half until
     
  16. skyhighZJ

    skyhighZJ Thanks for your taxes

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    Black Rifle Coffee Company (any of the roasts are good) whole bean, fresh ground daily, and we use the single serve baskets for our Keurig. Black. Cup with breakfast and a cup for the trip to work. We keep our open bags in a ziploc in our little coffee bar and the unopened bags get ziploc’d and put there as well. We don’t freeze our beans as it dries them out over time.
     
  17. 1-tonmudder

    1-tonmudder Doin my part to stir the pot.

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    I never developed a taste for coffee.Like the smell,not so much on the taste.
     
  18. 83oldyoda4x4

    83oldyoda4x4 Well-Known Member

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    Just started experimenting with the cold brew, since i am too lazy to wake up the 10 min early to make a cup of coffee before work.

    If anyone has any bean suggestions?
     
  19. YJJPWrangler

    YJJPWrangler Well-Known Member

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    Black Rifle Coffee for me and the wife. Big fan of the CAF roast. Wife keeps Chameleon cold brew in the fridge and its pretty good.
     
  20. UTfball68

    UTfball68 Well-Known Member

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    Yes a fifth...and maybe not every Saturday/Sunday, but usually. It takes about 204 oz of 5% beer to equal the same alcohol content as a 40% fifth...or roughly 17 12oz cans. If I drink 1 fifth in a weekend, that’s the equivalent of 2.5 beers a day, if I drink 2 fifths, that’s the equivalent of 5/day. We have an entire thread dedicated to beer, where I'd bet most drink more than 2.5 beers in one sitting, and on the daily pop the top when they get home, and drink a couple more with dinner and maybe finish off the sixer before they head to bed. I get it doesn’t exactly work like that, but I rarely drink beyond that...and I don’t do beer or wine.

    Edit...but I do get what you're saying, and I appreciate it, but week over week...I'd bet I actually consume less alcohol than the average 'healthy amount' beer drinker.

    Cheers...

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  21. NickMaul

    NickMaul Well-Known Member

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    I’ve tried most methods of brewing which is probably boring to most. Espresso, French press, chemex, Moka Pot, drip, keurig.

    I’ll drink just about anything if it is hot with no sugar or cream. I don’t need help waking up, it’s usually just staying awake when I need coffee. Probably saved my diploma in college.

    I like drinking coffee mostly for the flavor. Being a hipster/beach bum millennial I’ll be picky if I have options :D


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  22. 77GreenMachine

    77GreenMachine Phillip Talton

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    I use the Keurig sometimes for quick and easy. I also LOVE the Starbucks cold brew black, over ice. Its great in the afternoon when I need a jolt but it feels too warm for a hot cup.
     
  23. WARRIORWELDING

    WARRIORWELDING Owner opperator Of WarriorWelding LLC.

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    bottoms up! As for coffee......no coffee is the only bad coffee.

    Personal favorite....Folgers cause I'm simple. Only percolated on any particular camp stove. The best is after backpacking to some far peak.
     
  24. StretchASU

    StretchASU Well-Known Member

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    Another vote for Black Rifle Coffee Company for me. AK47 or CAF. I'm not a huge coffee person but those two I actually like. Similar ratio of milk to coffee as @CasterTroy

    Fun fact...I'm in their F*Ck Isis music video standing on a tank. Random Vegas happenings.
     
  25. trailhugger

    trailhugger Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho Administrator

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    I love coffee. I don't need it to wake up or stay awake, I just like drinking it. Which is why I can't stand Starbucks. It just tastes burnt and nasty to me.

    We use the Keurig on week days and I make a not-quite full pot on Saturdays and Sundays for @shawn and me. We usually drink it black but I will occasionally splash in a little heavy cream if I have it (like when I buy the pint for making potato soup). When I feel like pretending to be a badass, I make 'bulletproof' coffee by blending hot coffee with MCT oil and Kerrygold salted butter, with or without a whole egg.

    I buy k cups by the 100 through Amazon Subscribe & Save, 'Caza Trail' brand in either Coastal Blend or Breakfast Blend are good and the cheapest I've found. I buy HT Traders bagged ground coffee when it's on sale Buy 2, Get 3 Free from Harris Teeter. I dump two bags at a time into a big metal Chock Full o' Nuts (also a favorite of mine, when it's on sale) tin and use paper filters because I got tired of washing the metal screen one. I have the little reusable ones for the Keurig, also, and will occasionally use them when I want something I can flavor with cinnamon or something.

    After messing around with different instant products, Folgers being the best of the bunch, we bought a drip filter for camping and it makes a great cup of coffee. I ground a bag in the store on the extra fine/espresso setting and stored it in a zip bag for the most-recent Grand Tour.
     

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