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#26 OFFLINE   securitybreach

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Posted 04 October 2015 - 10:52 AM

Since I love strong coffee, I may have to buy some of this (just for testing purposes ;) )



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Here's a general rundown of my experience with the first pot of Death Wish Coffee.

1st cup - Hmm, this aint bad. Tastes pretty good. I like it.
2nd cup - Dang, I'm feeling groovy. Let's get some work done.
3rd cup - Didyaknowscientiststhinkthereareparalleluniversesandlikeyoucouldbelivinganinfiniteamountoflivesindifferentrealities?
4th cup - OH. MY. GOD. THERE ARE ANTS CRAWLING UNDER MY SKIN, DUDE!

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Posted 04 October 2015 - 06:05 PM

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Posted 04 October 2015 - 08:53 PM

You'll be needing a good smoke with that coffee, Josh...

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 09:12 AM

We have used various 4 cup or 10 cup drip coffee makers in recent years.
During that time we transitioned from buying ground coffee to buying only
coffee beans. A little coffee mill can be had for around 10-15 dollars US.
Not as good as a fancy burr grinder, I'm sure, but most satisfactory anyway.
I now have a special blend of coffee I use almost exclusively. It consists of
some dark roast Cuban beans, some medium dark roast Ethiopian beans,
and a spoonful of relatively cheap ground Colombian on top in the basket,
seems to add some flavor overtones we like. It's great coffee!

I also brew individual cups, and was surprised to learn that my practice
was somewhat of a fad- 'hand poured'. For this, you can take a small screen
type strainer, about 3in diameter (7.5cm) which just fits atop the drinking
mug. Into it you place a small 'No. 2' cone filter of the brown (unbleached)
type. Put your ground coffee in the filter and slowly pour boiling water over
it. Once you have mastered this simple method, it doesn't seem like all
that much of a hassle to fuss with strainers and filters and such. Not good
if you are in a hurry, of course. Lately I've been using ground Gevalia to
do it this way. It's been pretty good, and is a lot less trouble than the 10 cup
pot at Betty's. BTW over the years I learned that it was worth the trouble
to press and form fit the cone filter into the screen hemisphere of the
strainer, and even pre-wet the filter a bit, just to assure it is hugging the
bottom of the strainer. No fun to have the works shifting around as you
begin your pour... This method has made me some darned good coffee
over the years, allowing a lot of experimentation to find the right beans
and the right blends.

Betty and I are both dedicated coffee drinkers but we've both decreased
the amount we drink over a day. Lately we go through perhaps a single
5 cups or so made in the 10 cup drip machine- between us. Years ago, I
drank way more... If we go out to a restaurant, we usually drink more
than that... we might order water, we always order coffee...

I also drink a fair amount of a custom hydration beverage during the day.
It's not all coffee here. Just some pure cranberry juice (no sugar/additives)
well diluted with chilled seltzer (~1:5) and sweetened with liquid Stevia
drops. Delicious! Does keep me from becoming dehydrated...

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 12:38 PM

ha.
was working for days without any sleep. (read: zero, none, nada, except when driving...)
was at my overnight job (after my day job)
cups of coffee weren't getting it done.

so... i ate a scoop of fresh ground coffee.
worked great for about 20 minutes! the crash from that was pretty horrible, though.
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Posted 06 October 2015 - 01:31 PM

View PostTemmu, on 06 October 2015 - 12:38 PM, said:

so... i ate a scoop of fresh ground coffee.
worked great for about 20 minutes! the crash from that was pretty horrible, though.
Ouch. I can believe that.
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Posted 13 October 2015 - 06:37 PM

Speaking of... People Who Order Coffee Black Are More Likely To Be Psychopaths
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Posted 13 October 2015 - 06:58 PM

People Who Order Coffee Black Are More Likely To Be Psychopaths


MUAHAHAHAHA!

It just so happens that that's how I like my coffee. It's not because I'm a psycho. It's just because I'm lazy. I got tired of the cream and sugar chores for every cup of coffee I drank, so I learned to drink it black. It's actually better that way. You can taste the richness of the coffee; something you can't do when you're drinking those silly overpriced cafe mocha-choca-locka carp you get at StarSucks.

Oh, laziness is also how I started drinking Jack Daniels straight back in my youthful (read as FUN) daze! :)

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 07:02 PM

And if you women out there really want to take the measure of a man, don't worry about how he takes his coffee or whisky. Pay more attention to what the inside of his car or truck looks like; that will give you much more insight into his real personality. :yes:

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 09:36 PM

Well I have always drank my coffee black but I could be a Psychopath  B)
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Posted 13 October 2015 - 09:54 PM

Yeah, but you're a techie psychopath. ;)

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 05:32 AM

View PostV.T. Eric Layton, on 13 October 2015 - 09:54 PM, said:

Yeah, but you're a techie psychopath. ;)

A geek with attitude. Could he be the next Linus ??? :devil:
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Posted 14 October 2015 - 03:12 PM

I guess I'm a psychopath too. I can't stand anything in my coffee.

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Posted 14 October 2015 - 04:43 PM

ha. that's amusing. folks can find relationships between any 2 things they like. it's kinda like global warming.
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Posted 15 October 2015 - 03:13 AM

I hate stereo typing .... it's so off the wall.

I don't take my coffee black. I like it light and sweet. It messes with my stomach even that way. ;) But I love me some good strong columbian coffee light and sweet.
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Posted 16 October 2015 - 10:59 AM

was hoping to find a pix of lisa douglas pouring her tar-thick coffee... but the internet disappoints again.

that pix would be perfect for this thread. :D
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Posted 16 October 2015 - 05:00 PM

Well after almost 20 yrs drinking nothing but coffee I started getting gut pains after the first cup in the morning . Then later in the day I started getting a dull ache in the kidney region. So for the past two weeks I've been having pint mugs of Indian or Ceylon tea instead of my beloved coffee.. Big difference ,no pain or aches. Still getting the adrenalin lift ,maybe not so intense , but nontheless a lift.

Still got the desire for a good cup of coffee though .
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Posted 16 October 2015 - 05:24 PM

My dad had stomach pains. The doc told him to drink tea in the morning. That limited his coffee intake. That became his new normal routine.
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Posted 18 October 2015 - 11:17 AM

As a change of pace, I brew Assam tea from a plantation in India. It is pretty
darned good. Reminds me the most of that Indian restaurant style tea. The
Indians definitely know how to make good tea. Taught the British, they did.
Addicted an entire nation to it, they did. Talk like Yoda, I do... Oh, a few
drops of stevia in mine for enhanced flavor. Honey is slightly better but I'm
cutting down on sugar...

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 11:49 AM

I'm a big fan of cooking shows and I noticed that a trick a lot of them used was to add instant coffee to chocolate recipes to enhance to the chocolate flavor.  So it occurred to me that maybe the reverse would also work.  Added just a 1/4 teaspoon of cocoa powder to a cup of coffee and really liked the results.  I guess a lot of "coffee purist" might object but if you're going to put milk and sugar in your coffee, which I do, then why not a touch of chocolate?

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 01:18 PM

I always put coffee in my chocolate cake. I used instant before drip style coffee makers were so prominent. Now I use brewed coffee. It makes the batter very runny and the resulting cake is very moist. (I hate dry chocolate cakes).

I may try adding some cocoa to coffee. I do like Arby's jamoca shakes which is the same principle coffee and chocolate.
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Posted 18 October 2015 - 01:58 PM

The flavor you guys are talking about is called "Mocha", a mix of coffee and chocolate or cocoa.
When served as a beverage, "Caffè mocha" generally includes milk and sugar as well.

There's also a variety of coffee bean called mocha, but that's different.

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Posted 18 October 2015 - 02:17 PM

View PostCapt.Crow, on 16 October 2015 - 05:00 PM, said:

Well after almost 20 yrs drinking nothing but coffee I started getting gut pains after the first cup in the morning . Then later in the day I started getting a dull ache in the kidney region. So for the past two weeks I've been having pint mugs of Indian or Ceylon tea instead of my beloved coffee.. Big difference ,no pain or aches. Still getting the adrenalin lift ,maybe not so intense , but nontheless a lift.

Still got the desire for a good cup of coffee though .

Sounds like you just need to give your stomach lining a chance to rejuvenate and the same for your kidneys. I believe it takes ten months for your body cells to replace themselves if treated with respect. Give it a moth or so of coffee free living and then you should be able to have smaller mugs of coffee but less frequently with no upsets.
Green tea is a good alternative as is rooibosh. Bancha tea is super though one cup a day is my limit. :breakfast:

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Bancha tea is a Japanese green tea that provides antioxidant benefits due to its polyphenols. Antioxidants help reduce damage caused by cell-damaging free radicals in your body. It can be consumed alone, or steeped along with ginger and umbeoshi plum, says Amy Rost, author of “Natural Healing Wisdom and Know How.” Consult a doctor before adding bancha tea to your diet, especially if you are consuming it for health purposes.


The health warning is for folk who are thinking of taking bancha pills or very strong regular brews. Normal consumption will cause no harm.
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Posted 18 October 2015 - 05:06 PM

There was a time when I added a spoonful of drinking chocolate to the mug of coffee. After about six months the waistband on the Levi's started to get very constricting.
So that had to stop.
There is a lovely tea called Earl Grey. But the very best of it can only be got from Fortnum and Masons. It is flavoured with bergamot.
It also supposedly help skin conditions and reduces anxiety. etc etc.
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Posted 18 October 2015 - 08:54 PM

View PostCapt.Crow, on 18 October 2015 - 05:06 PM, said:

There was a time when I added a spoonful of drinking chocolate to the mug of coffee. After about six months the waistband on the Levi's started to get very constricting.
So that had to stop.
There is a lovely tea called Earl Grey. But the very best of it can only be got from Fortnum and Masons. It is flavoured with bergamot.
It also supposedly help skin conditions and reduces anxiety. etc etc.
I think you are talking about something like Hershey's Chocolate Syrup which is almost pure sugar.  I'm talking about cocoa powder.  Big difference.




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