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Old 05-18-2007, 03:11 PM   #61
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whoa, that is a lot of coffee!!! i had a former boss who said she drank about 6-8 cups a day...after a point, doesn't it stop feeling any different at all?

did you have caffeine withdrawal headaches when you cut back? i get them if i don't have my morning cup by 10am
Yeah. I had fierce headaches for about a week. But it was worth it to be free of the addiction. I still have coffee in the am and I enjoy it, but if I don't have a cup, I don't get a headache....
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Re: Coffee - What is your favorite?
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Hmmm - the headaches show up sometimes just switching to de caf for a while.

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Re: Coffee - What is your favorite?

There has been a lot of discussion of various brands of coffee, but what is the opinion concerning arabica vs. robustica?
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I'm hooked, but have cut back a lot since I quit (daily) work. Now it is 3-4 cups per day, it was 10-15 cups/day while in the USAF.

- I drink instant coffee (Folgers) almost exclusively when I'm home. It's good enough, and a fresh cup of instant tastes 10x better than drip coffee that's been on the warmer for 2 hours.

Fresh coffee in a thermos--stays great tasting all day. The warming plate turns it bitter and nasty in no time.

Coffee brands: Not picky. I've had some nasty generic stuff from Kroger, but most of the rest has been good enought to fill the square.
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I'm hooked, but have cut back a lot since I quit (daily) work. Now it is 3-4 cups per day, it was 10-15 cups/day while in the USAF.

- I drink instant coffee (Folgers) almost exclusively when I'm home. It's good enough, and a fresh cup of instant tastes 10x better than drip coffee that's been on the warmer for 2 hours.

Fresh coffee in a thermos--stays great tasting all day. The warming plate turns it bitter and nasty in no time.

Coffee brands: Not picky. I've had some nasty generic stuff from Kroger, but most of the rest has been good enought to fill the square.
We have a MR Coffee with a thermos carafe. There is no heater, but it keeps the coffee warm for a few hours. This solves the problem you described.
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We have a MR Coffee with a thermos carafe. There is no heater, but it keeps the coffee warm for a few hours. This solves the problem you described.
What's the model number?

Does the coffee drip directly into the thermos carafe or do you have to transfer it from a brewing pot?
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What's the model number?

Does the coffee drip directly into the thermos carafe or do you have to transfer it from a brewing pot?
It drips directly into the carafe.

http://www.mrcoffee.com/productdetail.aspx?id=164&cat=1


We've had it for several years. It works well. Amazon lists it for $51.27. Ships free.

http://www.amazon.com/Coffee-FTTX85-.../dp/B0008JHFQU

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1 cup of skimmed milk heated in the microwave for 2 minutes then add 1 teaspoon of Cafe Bustelo Espresso and 1 teaspoon of sweetner.

I love iced coffee.
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Here you go. Brew up a cup of the worlds most expensive Java!

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add to the coffee's flavor by breaking down the proteins that give coffee its bitter taste
Read this. I got news for them... that bitter taste comes from something else. Ick! :P

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OK, I quickly skimmed thru and didn't see Tim Horton's mentioned. Pretty much every Canadian is addicted to Tim Hortons up here including myself. Tim Hortons is now in the U.S. but I think mainly in the northern part for now, but they have big expansion plans for the US.
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Since Dory appears to be on extended leave, I thought I'd slip in a method he uses and other forum members have sucessfully copied...

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In the early 90s, we were staying on a boat, and the host served excellent coffee with breakfast. I saw her pour this syrup into a cup and add boiling water to make it. I had to know.

She sent us to "toddy coffee" at http://www.toddycafe.com/shop/product.php?productId=67 (well, then it was a phone call).

Basically, you put cheap coffee and water in a container for 12 hours, then pull the plug at the bottom and let the liquid drain through a 1/2" thick filter. They say 16 oz of coffee and fill with water -- we find that 13 oz (as it comes from Walmart) works fine.

You end up with a concentrate. You mix it with 3 or 4 parts boiling water when it is time to serve. The syrup keeps for a few weeks in the fridge (unless the fridge belongs to th).

We've been doing it ever since.

Basically, you end up with coffee much lower in acids due to the process, instead of having to buy premium coffees to get the same thing. (The taste doesn't get noticably better with premium coffee, either.)

Also, a good part of the caffeine is lost in the process. Not decaf, but probably like a 50-50 mix of decaf and regular. But read the linked page for details. Also at http://www.toddycafe.com/cbinfo/secret.php

The taste and price are great -- but also, you just use what you need, and prepare cups the way you would prepare instant. So you never make too much or too little.

Your coffee may vary, but about 1 in 3 guests who stayed with us wound up buying one of these over the past 10 years.

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It drips directly into the carafe.

http://www.mrcoffee.com/productdetail.aspx?id=164&cat=1


We've had it for several years. It works well. Amazon lists it for $51.27. Ships free.

http://www.amazon.com/Coffee-FTTX85-.../dp/B0008JHFQU
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CFB, I might order one of those toddy cafe things. Maybe I can still have my coffee after all. Looks promising.
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It looks like they're sold out of a few retail outlets (see their web page), including Cost Plus World Market...I have one of those up the street, may drop in and check it out.

Anyone ever tried doing it with stuff they already have, like just 'brewing' it in a tupperware and then pouring the result through some cheesecloth over a mesh strainer?
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Does decaf coffee still have caffiene in it? I switched to decaf but I can't to get rid of all the caffiene effects unless I stop drinking it and go to herbal tea.
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The last I heard, 'decaf' has about 1/3 the caffeine as regular coffee.
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depends on the decaf - some lame "investigative report" found that at various starbucks their decaf was highly caffeinated - guess the baristas have a mean streak or bad hearing.

but all decaf has some - this article has #'s

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medi...p?newsid=53858

also have heard that the quality goes waay down when you buy decaf - because of the processing, they should be using super premium beans -but most don't want to do that cuz consumers won't pay the difference -so the end product is inferior to what you get in the caffeinated bunch.

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we rarely have coffee (actually i try to avoid caffeine cause i get REEELY HYPER on it) but dh make a cappucino every morning and dinners end with a cappucino for dh, a double latte for me, and a tiny tiny latte for ds. ds gets one b/c otherwise he drinks alot of mine, and i don't care what people say, but you cannot reason with an 18 mo old. anyways, this kid knows most of the steps in making a cappucino and feels entitled to enjoy the end product.

dh uses Illy whole beans or a blend of free trade beans from a local coffee distributor. Whole foods also has a very good house brand bean.
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Just had a conversation with a friend who was drinking a cup of coffee at the time. We both prefer single cup filters and freshly ground whole bean coffees. He remarked that French press coffee tasted better but was bad for you. I hadn't heard that and looked it up on the web.

Apparently, unfiltered coffee like that produced by the French press method raises bad cholesterol. There is a lot of crap on the web, as with all health issues, but some actual scientific studies suggest this.

I've got to try French press coffee now. It tastes so good it's bad for you. Mmmm.

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