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 Posted:   Sep 28, 2006 - 11:58 AM   
 By:   Oblicno   (Member)

Right, i want to try and appreciate coffee a bit more, as i'm not really a fan. 'm reading these Master and Commander books and all Aubrey ever does is drink pints of coffee and eat bacon. Bacon i can't live without, but coffee...

Anyways, what's the best coffee in yer humble ops? In a jar, and fresh coffee. I want to be triple mocca-choca-frappacino-ing one off by the end of the week.

ta.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2006 - 12:15 PM   
 By:   crazyunclerolo   (Member)

I like Columbian coffee, freshly ground if possible, brewed strong and drunk black, no milk or sugar.

 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2006 - 12:21 PM   
 By:   CAT   (Member)

I'm with you, Rolo, but I prefer adding a touch of French Vanilla creamer.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2006 - 12:33 PM   
 By:   crazyunclerolo   (Member)

Starbucks carries a special drink that I like during the holiday season: the Gingerbread Latte. It's got a spritz or two of flavored syrup, mixed with coffee and steamed milk, and topped with whipped cream and cinnamon. They start serving them just before Thanksgiving and usually can make you one until at least mid-January.

 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2006 - 1:10 PM   
 By:   MWRuger   (Member)

mmm, coffee!

The rarest and most expensive coffee in the world is probably Jamaica Blue Mountain which is currently priced at any where from 45 to 69 dollars a pound, currently. This is more expensive than few years ago because of the 2004 and 2005 hurricanes. But the main reason for the high price is that this particular coffee only grows on one side of one mountain in Jamaica. It is very good coffee but I think a lot of the price is prestige more than taste. I’ve had it a few times and it is without doubt good coffee, it’s not that much better than many other small crop coffees.

I find for that for the price, Kenya and Kona are both excellent coffee’s dark roasted and make a good, rich cup.

Tips for making good coffee:

1. Buy whole beans and grind them for each pot.

2. Store your unground beans in the freezer in an airtight container. This preserves the flavor and freshness of the beans.

3. Make a pot of the correct size. Don’t make 10 cups when you only use 2. If you need more, make more.

4. If you do have leftover coffee, as soon as it is through brewing, transfer the coffee to a clean thermos. Leaving it to cook on the burner makes it more bitter than if you just put it in a thermos.

5. Do not warm coffee in a microwave. This changes the chemistry of the coffee and not for the better.

6. I doubt anyone still has them, but don’t use a stovetop pot. The perking makes the coffee pass through the beans multiple times making it bitter and the high heat releases unpleasant oils in the coffee.

7. MOST IMPORTANTLY, keep your equipment clean. Nothing will contribute more to bad, bitter coffee than dirty equipment. Yesterday’s pot of deliciousness is today’s poison. Clean, clean, clean.


Flavored coffee and additives – many purists say that people who like flavored coffee or coffee with cream and sugar really don’t like coffee. That’s bunk in my opinion. The point of coffee is to have a pleasurable experience and if straight and black is too strong, then by all means add cream and sugar. For richness, use Half and Half or even heavy cream.

I am more in agreement about flavored coffee. Adding raspberry or coconut to unground beans does indeed change the flavor but also hides inferior beans while allowing people to charge more per pound. I suggest buying a good unflavored coffee and buying coffee syrups and adding the flavor to the brewed coffee. This will also allow you to control how much flavor you get, from a hint to a lot.

 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2006 - 1:40 PM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

I like a nice French Roast.

Don't be chintzy...use two tablespoons of coffee per cup (normal-size). If you use a large mug, use three or four tablespoons.

The stronger (but not bitter), the better.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2006 - 1:44 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I prefer tea.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2006 - 2:44 PM   
 By:   Oblicno   (Member)

Tsk, awkward TV star. I bet you have all the blue m&m's removed as well.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2006 - 2:53 PM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

I prefer tea.


Well done that manbig grin

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2006 - 4:32 PM   
 By:   Oblicno   (Member)

Hey don't hijack this thread and turn it into some PG Tips advert with chimps in pringle.
Actually i agree, i prefer tea, a splash of - uh - lady grey, but i feel i'm missing out on the coffee front. i think we get carte noir or something in this house - seems alright - nothing spesh.

 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2006 - 4:46 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

My wife got a pound of Blue Mountain coffee in a work Secret santa-type thing and since she's a tea drinker, I got to drink the stuff, which is IMO the best out there, otherwise I'm a Folger's guy, French Roast. No cream or sugar, because that stuff is for those who hate the taste of coffee, but love the taste of sugar.

 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2006 - 4:47 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Tsk, awkward TV star. I bet you have all the blue m&m's removed as well.

I heard he wanted a fishbowl filled with nothing but the yellow M&M's.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2006 - 4:55 PM   
 By:   James MacMillan   (Member)

Then there's CHINESE COFFEE (music by Elmer Bernstein) but Al Pacino won't let anyone see it, far less taste it!

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2006 - 5:47 PM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

Mint Mocha Frappucchino

 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2006 - 6:03 PM   
 By:   MWRuger   (Member)

My wife got a pound of Blue Mountain coffee in a work Secret santa-type thing and since she's a tea drinker, I got to drink the stuff, which is IMO the best out there, otherwise I'm a Folger's guy, French Roast or Classic. No cream or sugar, because that stuff is for those who hate the taste of coffee, but love the taste of sugar.

Wow! That was a lucky break for you!

No doubt Jamica Blue Mountain is good, I just don't think it's worth what is being charged for it. There are plenty of really good, premium coffee's that cost far less.

 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2006 - 6:18 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)



Wow! That was a lucky break for you!

No doubt Jamica Blue Mountain is good, I just don't think it's worth what is being charged for it. There are plenty of really good, premium coffee's that cost far less.


Yeah, it was the first and last time I had Blue Mountain, too bad I didn't think to re-use the grounds like Donald Pleasance did in The Great Escape.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2006 - 6:38 PM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

Coffee time, my dreamy friend, it's coffee time
Let's sing this silly little rhyme
And have a cup of coffee

Java time, my happy chum, let's have a time
We'll celebrate for just a dime
And have a cup of coffee

Greetin' time, the music box is beatin' time
It's good old-fashioned meetin' time
We're in the pink, so come and clink
And let's drink a cup of coffee

Coffee time, my dreamy friend, it's coffee time
Let's sing this silly little rhyme
And have a cup of coffee



COFFEE TIME
by Harry Warren and Arthur Freed.....
as danced to in the 1945 MGM film
YOLANDA AND THE THIEF
by Fred Astaire and Lucille Bremer

 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2006 - 6:43 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Even better: THE COFFEE SONG

Writer(s): lyrics: bob hilliard/music: dick miles

Way down among brazilians
Coffee beans grow by the billions
So theyve got to find those extra cups to fill
Theyve got an awful lot of coffee in brazil

You cant get cherry soda
cause theyve got to fill that quota
And the way things are Ill bet they never will
Theyve got a zillion tons of coffee in brazil

No tea or tomato juice
Youll see no potato juice
The planters down in santos all say no no no

The politicians daughter
Was accused of drinking water
And was fined a great big fifty dollar bill
Theyve got an awful lot of coffee in brazil

You date a girl and find out later
She smells just like a percolator
Her perfume was made right on the grill
Why they could percolate the ocean in brazil

And when their ham and eggs need savor
Coffee ketchup gives em flavor
Coffee pickles way outsell the dill
Why they put coffee in the coffee in brazil

So your lead to the local color
Serving coffee with a cruller
Dunking doesnt take a lot of skill
Theyve got an awful lot of coffee in brazil

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2006 - 6:47 PM   
 By:   manderley   (Member)

......or:


Just around the corner,
There's a rainbow in the sky,
So let's have another cup of coffee,
And let's have another piece of pie.

Trouble's like a bubble,
And the clouds will soon roll by,
So let's have another cup of coffee,
And let's have another piece of pie.

Let a smile be your umbrella,
For it's just an April shower,
Even John D. Rockefeller
Is looking for the silver lining!

Mr. Herbert Hoover
Says that now's the time to buy,
So let's have another cup of coffee,
And let's have another piece of pie!



LET'S HAVE ANOTHER CUP OF COFFEE,
written during the depression
by Irving Berlin, 1932.

 
 Posted:   Sep 28, 2006 - 7:28 PM   
 By:   CAT   (Member)

or.......

Another cup of coffee, another cigarette
Another hour of mem'ries so hard to forget
How your crazy-lovin' arms held me so tight
Another cup of java, another lonely night.

Put a dime in the jukebox, play a sad, sad song
And all the time I'll be thinkin'
about the dream that's gone wrong
And where you used to say, "our love is still alive"
Another cup of coffee, another lonely night.

But there'll be me, I don't blame you
for walkin' out on me
'Cause the way I cheated on you,
I deserve this misery.

Another love has found you, he's a lucky guy
Another's arms all around you,
I'm so sad I could cry
Darling if you don't come back, I know what's in sight
Another cup of coffee, another lonely night.

Whoa, dear, if you don't come back, I know what's in sight
Another cup of coffee, another lonely night.

Another cup of coffee...hmmmmmm...another lonely night.

ANOTHER CUP OF COFFEE - Brook Benton

(Now don't that jus bring a tear to yer eye?)

 
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