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Old 02-19-2007, 01:28 AM   #1
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Who here is a coffee freak? I'm just now getting into it--but I don't know ANYTHING about anything coffee related. I got a Bodum coffee press for x-mas and I've yet to use it for other than a test batch, which I really enjoyed. I can't wait to try it with fresh coffee that I grind myself. I'd be interested in learning about coffee forums or info that you guys can pass along. I'd really like to study up on what makes a good variety bean and all that. I'm clueless.

If you know of a "coffee of the month" club that you could recommend, I'll prolly try it out.

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Old 02-19-2007, 01:32 AM   #2
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I drink way too much coffee to spend any real money on it...

This, however, is a great read if you want a lot of the history behind coffee and its influence on world history.

http://www.amazon.com/Uncommon-Grounds-History-Coffee-Transformed/dp/0465054676/sr=8-2/qid=1171852300/ref=pd_bbs_2/105-5854019-9464427?ie=UTF8&s=books

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Old 02-19-2007, 01:33 AM   #3
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Man, I'm all about the coffee. Like you, I just got a grinder and a Bodum press.

There's a guy who sells Killer Beans on a couple of the cigar forums I read. People seem to love them. He sells a sampler. I just recieved two pounds of hs beans (Nicaraguan and Kolassi), but haven't ground any yet. Maybe tomorrow morning.

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Old 02-19-2007, 01:55 AM   #4
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The French Press makes great tasting coffee. I like mine strong...not sure if you can even make a weak coffee with the press. I like how I can easily make just one cup at a time, which is usually the case. Also, needs no disposable filters , and finally, instead of being too hot to drink, after letting it steep for the four minutes or so, it's the perfect drinking temp.

I buy the roasted whole beans after grinding them at the grocery store, but I'm interested in roasting my own and then grinding them. I still need the equipment, though. I just want to see if it improves the flavor like I hear it does. I mean, the fresher the beans and roast, the better the coffee, right? Besides, I figured, if I do all the work to make homebrew, why not go for the best coffee as well?

I don't really consider myself a coffee conneisseur, I just like quality coffee that isn't auto drip. I also use turbinado sugar instead of refined. That's about the extent...so far.

One thing I don't know much about is the type of beans. I buy the darker roasts from the grocery store (i.e. french, italian, espresso).

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Coffee is my best friend. I am in love with it. Without it I am nothing.

I drink it all day at work - make it with a plunger thingy. If there is some left from the day before I have that first! Nice and strong

There is a brazian in the office where I work and he is just as mad as me.

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I used to stop at Wawa every morning for their chocolate macadamia. Now that I have an ulcer, I haven't had coffee in about 3 weeks.

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I used to stop at Wawa every morning for their chocolate macadamia. Now that I have an ulcer, I haven't had coffee in about 3 weeks.

Man, an ulcer? Did I miss that? Sorry to hear it. And the unfortunate loss of coffee to boot. I've cut way back on mine. 2 cups in the am and that's it, then water at work. But man I do love more than a few cups on the weekend.

Sorry again about the stomach.

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I used to stop at Wawa every morning for their chocolate macadamia. Now that I have an ulcer, I haven't had coffee in about 3 weeks.
Life just sucks for Todd_K lately, doesn't it?

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I dont mind coffee i only drink it right after i get up and just use the normal grinds nothing fancy little milk and 1 tsp sugar.

I would never buy from starbucks or any of these $9.00 drinks.

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I gave coffee up for the most part when I started having "issues" when I was in the Navy from drinking 5 POTS a day. Now I may have a cup every now and again but I get my cafene fix from diet Coke.

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