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Old 01-31-2007, 09:44 PM   #41
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Re: What do you put in your coffee?

I had one of those, we called it the "all hands alarm clock".
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Re: What do you put in your coffee?
Old 01-31-2007, 09:47 PM   #42
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Re: What do you put in your coffee?

Southern Comfort
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(on the rare occasion when I have coffee)
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Old 01-31-2007, 11:42 PM   #43
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Re: What do you put in your coffee?



Not unlike the proverbial dryer sheet, my coffee is high octane (black) and high mileage (not wasted).

Morning coffee is whole bean Eight O'clock. I usually blend their 50/50 half-caf with the French Roast, so I'm getting a rich, dark blend at 3/4 caf. It tastes great. I do like DD. But I shamelessly reprint print the $2.00 off coupon from the 8 o'clock website. Now at $3.19 a bag at W-M minus two bucks it tastes even better.

Anywho by mid morning I'll make my own frappachino by pouring a half glass of cold coffee over ice, filling the glass with skim or 2% milk add 1 packet of Equal or Splenda, stir, drink and repeat...yum yum

Around 9pm its "Hot Choko" time. Whats ever left in the coffee pot goes into the hot chocolate.

Gotta go. Time to grind 'dem beans


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Re: What do you put in your coffee?

Vietnamese coffee:

Two big shots of espresso or very very strong coffee (Dory's "cold fusion brew" comes to mind)

Warm the coffee and mix with a few big tablespoons of sweetened condensed milk. Pour over ice in a tall glass and top off with milk, stirring until the mixture has chilled.

I'll have to look up Dory's old post on his cold brewing technique, or maybe someone remembers the details. IIRC it involved soaking ground coffee in cold water for a period of time, straining it, and then using this concentrate mixed with water. Allegedly, and confirmed by other people who tried it, it produced a very good cup of coffee even with cheap beans.
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Re: What do you put in your coffee?

That was easy to find, right in the middle of a thread about mattresses, which is exactly where I'd predict a series of posts about coffee...

http://early-retirement.org/forums/i...45845#msg45845

"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"
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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.
you had me interested until I got to that part....
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Re: What do you put in your coffee?

Sort of sunk it for me too...I wanna know how to pump more in.
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Maybe if you make it using caffeinated water?
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Re: What do you put in your coffee?

I think it's time for some musical accompaniment!

Turn up the sound and pour yourself a mug of our favourite beverage
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Biscotti. Yum.
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What do I put in my coffee?

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Haven't read the whole thread, so sorry if it was already discussed,
but THIS device rocks, I have been using it religiously since XMas:

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Re: What do you put in your coffee?

Isn't there anyone else out there who doesn't drink coffee? I put a dessert spoon in my coffee because the only way I consume it is as coffee ice cream!
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Isn't there anyone else out there who doesn't drink coffee?
Me!!

And I discovered totally by accident yesterday that having my tea (Barry's from Ireland, with sugar and milk) in a mug that was empty but had had beer in it -- well, it's yummy. Slightly beer tinged Barry's tea.

How about you?
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Re: What do you put in your coffee?

Is it just me or is there this persistent undercurrent of putting booze in your coffee?
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Me!!

And I discovered totally by accident yesterday that having my tea (Barry's from Ireland, with sugar and milk) in a mug that was empty but had had beer in it -- well, it's yummy. Slightly beer tinged Barry's tea.

How about you?
Aha! Another Barry's Tea drinker!
I grew up in Cork and fondly remember visiting their aromatic premises in Princes' Street. Barry's Gold Blend was the default in our home. Did you know that Ireland has the highest per capita tea consumption in the world? And, having been to China, that's really saying something!
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Never tried it, but now that you mention it I will. In fact I'm working on the beer part right now...Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale.
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Ha! Hitting my second Steel Reserve high gravity beer right now...slowing down carefully.
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