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The coffee making thread

#221  Postby The_Metatron » Nov 11, 2017 3:39 pm

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#222  Postby Macdoc » Nov 11, 2017 3:50 pm

hehe...I can relate

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#223  Postby The_Piper » Nov 11, 2017 11:54 pm

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#224  Postby The_Piper » Nov 11, 2017 11:57 pm

Macdoc wrote:Depends on the need for caffeine ....a I have been known to succumb to motel room instant just for a headache curing hit :yuk:
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Finding decent espresso in rural US is often impossible when out riding but at least where there is a Sheetz there is hope. :D
It's morning time for ...:coffee:

I've seen Sheetz, where are they, PA and stuff? I get gas station coffee on the road. DD, Starbucks, and Tim Horton's are way too strong. :yuk: I have to put like 4 sweet and lows and 5 creams in those.
ETA I also have a small 12v heated pitcher and a pour over thing to make my own. Good for the woods and stuff.
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#225  Postby Macdoc » Nov 12, 2017 1:55 am

Yeah PA and a bit south.Odd place for decent coffee but they all have big machines and often single origin choice.
Starbucks is consistent. Tim Horton's is robusta so you are getting maybe 600 mg of caf a cup where a good Arabica shot is 140 mg so three or four a day not a bother. I've found lately I like a smaller cup for use with the Breville.

My housemate has one I have appropriated about this size,
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Picked up having flat white in Aus and that style has spread ...not so foamy as a latté. Small flat white will do me fine ...double shots too buzzy tho partner just inhales a large and the hotter the better ... Couple years back we were delighted to get a flat white in Yosemite - turned out the proprietary was a voluntary Kiwi runaway and imported the style. Upper end chef running a burger joint she opened to pay her way around America for a couple years. Food was excellent.

We've noticed some areas in the US - cafe's don't have espresso machines but there will be a drive by "cart" parked in a busy lot.
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I was bit shocked by McDs this summer on the way to Ohio on the motorcycle- just wanted a half cup of coffee, 4 milk 1 sugar as anti-headache....burned my mouth so asked for more milk and got handed creamer ......I asked ...."No we don't use milk any more, sorry honey" :what: :yuk: FFS ..threw it out and chased down a Starbucks.
I do like Tim Horton's steeped tea tho.
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#226  Postby The_Piper » Nov 12, 2017 2:19 am

I had a McDonald's coffee in Brewer, Maine recently. It was horrible. I don't drink hot coffee, I like it just lukewarm. MY GI tract can't tolerate the temp they come at. The temperature wasn't why theirs was horrible though, that was an unrelated side track.
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#227  Postby Mike_L » Nov 12, 2017 7:45 am

This is quite amusing...

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#228  Postby Macdoc » Nov 12, 2017 10:40 am

Piper have you talked to doc about proton pump inhibitors for your GI tract ??

Works the charm for partner and I. Was a while there could not tolerate more than a very small cup of coffee on daily basis.
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#229  Postby laklak » Nov 12, 2017 1:16 pm

Spent last night at the Malolotja Nature Reserve about an hour from home, with old friends. Forgot to bring my espresso pot and was forced to drink instant coffee. Ricoffy brand, which is absolutely fucking vile, but I sank two cups anyway because we drank waaaaaay too much wine the night before. Back home now and just had a decent cuppa and a Bloody Maria which seems to have sorted me out.
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#230  Postby Mike_L » Nov 12, 2017 3:38 pm

laklak wrote:...was forced to drink instant coffee. Ricoffy brand, which is absolutely fucking vile...

The worst of the worst! Other "cheapies" like Frisco and Koffiehuis at least have coffee as the principal ingredient, with chicory as a filler.
Ricoffy's first-listed ingredient is "dextrins". Yes, this appears above "coffee" in the list. Dextrins are what forms when starch is subjected to dry heat. And this is why Ricoffy tastes like a broth made from burnt toast.
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#231  Postby quas » Jan 05, 2018 5:04 pm

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#232  Postby Mike_L » Jan 06, 2018 10:42 am



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#233  Postby The_Piper » Jan 06, 2018 2:22 pm

If I had to drink it black I wouldn't be hopelessly addicted either. :lol: Though sodas can do the same thing. My Mountain Dews were loaded with caffeine and sugar. I quit that 7 years ago and was off caffeine until I was prescribed medicine that makes me fall asleep at 2 in the afternoon. :nono:
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#234  Postby The_Piper » Jan 06, 2018 2:25 pm

I've been using Stevia as a sweetener, anyone else using that? Supposedly it's not as bad for me as Sweet n Low. I love how they say it's 100x as sweet as sugar (or some other crazy number like that), when I have to use the same amount of Stevia as I would table sugar. Actually I don't love it, that's sarcasm.
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#235  Postby Scot Dutchy » Jan 06, 2018 2:31 pm

Those damn throw away coffee cups with those stupid lids are a pain to the environment:

Latte levy: What is the proposal, and how could it help save the environment?

It is estimated that the UK throws away around 2.5bn disposable coffee cups a year

What is it?

MPs on the Environmental Audit Committee are asking for the Government to introduce a “latte levy” – essentially a 25p charge on every disposable coffee cup bought by consumers.
Why is it being considered?

It is estimated that the UK throws away around 2.5bn disposable coffee cups a year and almost all are incinerated, exported or sent to landfill because their plastic lining makes them expensive to recycle.

Evidence heard by the committee during its inquiry claimed that less than one per cent of coffee cups are recycled because there are only three facilities in the UK that can split the paper and plastic components.

And last year researchers at Cardiff University concluded that charging 25p for every coffee cup would help cut the number used by up to 300m a year.


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#236  Postby The_Metatron » Jan 06, 2018 4:11 pm

The_Piper wrote:I've been using Stevia as a sweetener, anyone else using that? Supposedly it's not as bad for me as Sweet n Low. I love how they say it's 100x as sweet as sugar (or some other crazy number like that), when I have to use the same amount of Stevia as I would table sugar. Actually I don't love it, that's sarcasm.

What kind do you buy?

We’ve been using stevia for years.


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#237  Postby The_Piper » Jan 06, 2018 4:29 pm

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The_Piper wrote:I've been using Stevia as a sweetener, anyone else using that? Supposedly it's not as bad for me as Sweet n Low. I love how they say it's 100x as sweet as sugar (or some other crazy number like that), when I have to use the same amount of Stevia as I would table sugar. Actually I don't love it, that's sarcasm.

What kind do you buy?

We’ve been using stevia for years.


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The first I bought were packets of Wal Mart brand, but they went really fast because I needed 3-4 packets to make it sweet enough for me. This time I bought a baker's bag of "Stevia in the raw" brand for $6.99, and I got it a dollar cheaper with a coupon. How about you?
I've been using about 3 tablespoons per 8oz cup, and I've still been putting in half a packet of sweet n low. I like my coffee to be very sweet.
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#238  Postby The_Metatron » Jan 06, 2018 4:39 pm

Jesus H. Christ, no shit you like that shit sweet!

We used to get Nustevia by the box of a thousand packets from Amazon. K thinks theirs has a bitter aftertaste, so we switched to Stevia in the Raw, also from Amazon.

I drink my coffee black, but usually use a packet of stevia in a cup of tea, or on a bowl of oatmeal.


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#239  Postby The_Piper » Jan 06, 2018 10:24 pm

I'm going to try using half the coffee when making mine, and I won't need to use so much stevia. Plus it will be better for my body to not consume so much caffeine. Or I could try decaf if the other fails. You're all welcome to stone me to death for even mentioning it. 6 months ago I'd think that idea is madness. When you drink 5 cups a day, something has to change.
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#240  Postby Macdoc » Jan 06, 2018 11:11 pm

actually nothing has to change...4-5 cups a day is good for you. If it bothers your digestion - pantoprazole will help.
Pantoprazole is in a class of drugs called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), which block the production of acid by the stomach. Other drugs in the same class include lansoprazole (Prevacid), omeprazole (Prilosec) and rabeprazole (Aciphex).
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