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The Rev 06-16-2017 08:34 AM

The Coffee Thread
 
Been discovering coffee lately, and I've learned the following:

Black > Cream & Sugar
Decaf cannot be cold brewed
Small, local roasters make bomb coffee
Medium and lighter roasts are often more complex
Starbucks is kinda bleh
Starbucks instant is great for backpacking, tho.

Discuss

The Rev

cornemuse 06-16-2017 09:16 AM

Get my coffee from Costco, I rotate 3 diff varieties, I like SF Bay french roast, the Kirkland stuff from Starbuck$. The Kirkland stuff from Guatamala & Costa Rica is good. Always grind right before brewing.

another thing you-all should try is this: I have an electric kettle & when water is boiling I then pour it into the coffee machine then turn it on. The 'extraction' works best at near boiling & coffee machines just dont get water hot enough.

"Grind coffee while water is getting hot" <-try it, , , ,

-c-

Sir-Ex 06-16-2017 09:48 AM

Dark roasts for the win.

One of best coffee ive had is whisker twister dark roast from catfish coffee (i think it was catfish its been a while)

Dont like light roasts most of the time.


I put cream in mine almost always, but i still enjoy black. Sometimes put some honey in. If im feeling decadent i will put cream, maple syrup, cinammon, nutmeg, and shot or two of whiskey.


Also yes to cornemuse, grind fresh every time and use french press.

Sir-Ex 06-16-2017 09:50 AM

Also Starbucks dark roasts are fucking dope. Die rev die!!!!

moketweed 06-16-2017 11:12 AM

I drink it for the caffeine, light roast all day....bzzzzzzz try to stop drinking it by 9PM. I like my coffee in the evening to back up whatever liquor im into for the night. And coffee and a joint is a double pleasure....

Sage Tree 06-16-2017 12:10 PM

I like it dark and black.
But waiver on that depending on various reasons now and again.

We french press, which captures all the delicious oils.
I think it's the best way you make coffee.

Dark roast = Less caffeine, which I prefer.

I enjoy trying different roasters and brands...
But Starbucks French Roast is a solid go to.
We've found their Verona Roast really nice as well.

Been in France for the last two weeks,
so drinking espresso. So niiiice.

Really like Turkish coffee,
which you get in the Balkans,
and of course Turkey....
I make that at home from time to time
or get it when I'm out, for food or a smoke,
at a hook bar. Very tasty.

Strangely, instant coffee is really decent over here.
Sadly we can't get the Nescafé that's good in the States.

Speaking of that Rev. Starbucks instant coffee...
While kind of expensive, is RAD FOR CAMPING.
And effortless comparatively. Soo nice out there.
Worth the extra coin. Again, we will take French Roast.

Bottoms up.

moketweed 06-16-2017 01:43 PM

Safe travels.

turmaline 06-16-2017 02:12 PM

I can't live without it. I enjoy an espresso shot here and there. It's hot when you spill it on yourself in the car.

Jonas 06-16-2017 02:46 PM

I don't drink coffee much these days, I prefer green teas like yerba mate, guayasa and matcha. For myself they are a much better means of enjoying a caffeine high - more clarity, longer lasting, and not much of a come down.

With that said there are a few coffee shops & roasteries that if I'm in the area I will usually indulge in some espresso beverage of sorts.

Chocolate milk double shot lattes at this one cash-only joint in Toronto, oh my goodness just thinking about those makes me drool.
There's a cozy place near where I'm living now that makes a mean cortado.
And a few spots here in Ottawa that pour some nice nitro cold brews.
mmmmmmmmmmmm

reverie 06-16-2017 03:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jonas (Post 52305773)
I don't drink coffee much these days, I prefer green teas like yerba mate, guayasa and matcha. For myself they are a much better means of enjoying a caffeine high - more clarity, longer lasting, and not much of a come down.

With that said there are a few coffee shops & roasteries that if I'm in the area I will usually indulge in some espresso beverage of sorts.

Chocolate milk double shot lattes at this one cash-only joint in Toronto, oh my goodness just thinking about those makes me drool.
There's a cozy place near where I'm living now that makes a mean cortado.
And a few spots here in Ottawa that pour some nice nitro cold brews.
mmmmmmmmmmmm

Which coffee joint in TO, Jonas?

stoneric 06-16-2017 04:22 PM

I never could develop a taste for coffee. I needed a ton of sugar in it to make it drinkable. I am struck by the severity of some people's addiction. I swear some people I used to work with were flat out assholes until they had enough coffee in them. Then they were just mere assholes.

fenderbender 06-16-2017 04:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jonas (Post 52305773)
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guayasa

For myself they are a much better means of enjoying a caffeine high - more clarity, longer lasting, and not much of a come down.


Drank this for a while because coffee straight tweaks me out worse than cocaine even, but that stuff provides a nice mellow caffeine buzz instead of my heart pounding out my chest. It's expensive though.

Now i rarely drink caffeine, and when i do i usually just drink like a 1/4 of one of those little regular 5 hour energy bottles. Just a tiny sip will do me.

I wish i could drink coffee more because i like it, but it is just too much for me. A single cup is WAY too much.

I really dont get it though. I used to drink A LOT of soda and other caffeinated drinks dont get me nearly as much. Plus i mean, i used to be a pretty active drug user. Ive smoked crack for Christ's sake lol. Yet 2/3 a cup of coffee and i can feel horrible and tweaked out.

Jonas 06-16-2017 04:30 PM

Fender - Some people are just really sensitive to caffeine. It's possible to fatally overdose on it - happens to young kids who chug energy drinks when their system is not used to any regular caffeine intake.

Reverie - THE COMMON. There's actually three of them now, two on Bloor and one on College. I lived a 3-minute walk away from the one on College for two months. I spent a lot of money there. Depending on when you go it can be really busy and there are no seats. Also the hours are flexible, at least at the College location. If there were enough people they'd stay open till midnight or later in the summer. I still keep in touch with a barista/bartender/musician who used to work there - he even bought a painting off me!

BudSniffer 06-16-2017 05:12 PM

I like med-dark roast...used to drink Folger's instant from the time I was 10. It was what my grandmother drank, she took her own jar on vacation. :) Then when I married about 33, we started drinking automatic drip. We like some of Boca Java's, can't afford them now... I think my wife switches around to different flavors, brands etc.. but it's mostly all good ;)

reverie 06-16-2017 09:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jonas (Post 52305777)

Reverie - THE COMMON. There's actually three of them now, two on Bloor and one on College. I lived a 3-minute walk away from the one on College for two months. I spent a lot of money there. Depending on when you go it can be really busy and there are no seats. Also the hours are flexible, at least at the College location. If there were enough people they'd stay open till midnight or later in the summer. I still keep in touch with a barista/bartender/musician who used to work there - he even bought a painting off me!

Nice. I'll check it out sometime.
:cheers:

Captain Cannabis 06-16-2017 10:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sage Tree (Post 52305768)
I like it dark and black.
But waiver on that depending on various reasons now and again.

We french press, which captures all the delicious oils.
I think it's the best way you make coffee.

Dark roast = Less caffeine, which I prefer.

I enjoy trying different roasters and brands...
But Starbucks French Roast is a solid go to.
We've found their Verona Roast really nice as well.

Been in France for the last two weeks,
so drinking espresso. So niiiice.

Really like Turkish coffee,
which you get in the Balkans,
and of course Turkey....
I make that at home from time to time
or get it when I'm out, for food or a smoke,
at a hook bar. Very tasty.

Strangely, instant coffee is really decent over here.
Sadly we can't get the Nescafé that's good in the States.

Speaking of that Rev. Starbucks instant coffee...
While kind of expensive, is RAD FOR CAMPING.
And effortless comparatively. Soo nice out there.
Worth the extra coin. Again, we will take French Roast.

Bottoms up.

*turkish coffee is rad for camping

only 1 thing to clean with no parts to disassemble

mothernature 06-17-2017 03:46 AM

I drink weak coffee, all day long. Sugar and milk.

I can't stand other people's coffee because it's always too strong and makes me want to throw up.

Go ahead and laugh. I'm laughing too!

silverleaf 06-17-2017 06:30 AM

Could not agree more on coffee + ganja

I used to drink a metric fuckton of coffee daily but since I quit the cigs I can only stomach maybe two cups max before my stomach gets irritated. I like a cup first thing in the morning and especially before being in a race as it helps to move the ol bowels ;)

crookedhatinator45 06-17-2017 08:25 PM

I used to be a total coffee snob. Now I drink this israeli instant called Elite. if you whip 2tsp of instant coffee with 2tsp of sugar and about a tsp of hot water.. whip until the paste changes colour to a golden brown and then add the rest of your hot water..
whipping it brings out the crema.. you'll have like an inch of crema on top

The Rev 06-18-2017 12:50 AM

Holy shit! Crooked! How you been?

The Rev

Xil 06-18-2017 08:40 AM

I'm definitely on that grind-your-own bandwagon, tastes so much better. usually just get the aldi store brand, either jamacain blend or donut shop, but sometimes will get newman's own or some fancy local roast. cream and sugar is gross to me hot, but good with cold coffee.

as far as when i'm not home, i'm not picky. the office has whole bean cameron's, which is more than decent. if i'm buying coffee on the go i prefer mcdonalds over starbucks by a good margin. dunkin donuts is good too, but those are rare out my way.

i also like this one coffee shop by me because not only do they have good blends, but they have a few large carafs set out, and you can pour your own and just leave a dollar in the jar, no need to wait in line when you just want a simple pour and everyone in front of you is getting something complicated.

Sir-Ex 06-18-2017 09:06 AM

The skip the lineup of double cara frapa mocha chinos is a good idea

Rubix 06-18-2017 11:24 AM

I get extremely irritable and sick feeling if I have more than a cup with an empty stomach. Literally makes me feel like I'm coming down off uppers. However energy drinks are always good to me for some reason. My girlfriend is a straight up addict. Always tired and get headache prone otherwise. Not good.

Most days before work though I pop a caffeine pill 200 mg.

Hyperbole 06-18-2017 02:51 PM

caffeine restricts the blood vessels creating chronic headaches.

jag8 06-23-2017 06:19 AM

Im super senseitive to caffine. If i drink coffee i have around a shot glass worth. If i drink a full cup i begin to sweat from my armpits, get nervous and anxious. Its really not enjoyable for me.

I am a huge fan of tea though. Earl grey with lemmon, spicy detox, and the mango black tea from trader joes are among my favorites.

Sir-Ex 06-23-2017 07:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hyperbole (Post 52305844)
caffeine restricts the blood vessels creating chronic headaches.

I think that why coffee drinkers get headache when they dont drink for a while. The blood vessels expand and the increased blood flow causes a headache

Sage Tree 06-23-2017 01:25 PM

Man, when I lived in Vancouver I used to help this dude from Guatemala shell and roast his beans.

Pretty crazy coffee is a fruit....

Well, we us to stay up late roasting the beans and smoking herb. That coffee was potent. And we drank it to test it as it roasted to see what was perfect.

A double shots worth of coffee and I was jacked.... Almost overly so. So good though, was a shame to only be able to drink it in such small doses.

The Rev 06-24-2017 03:47 PM

The beans I get from a local roaster are like that. Much more potent. I get all light and breezy.

The Rev

TomaToe Farmer 07-25-2017 03:02 AM

I used to drink coffee all day, but lately a cup or two in the morning before I start my day is perfect. Nothing beats the feeling of standing/sitting outside with a hot cup of coffee and a big joint watching the sun rise.

Oh dark roasts are preffered and I have been using a local roaster " Pilot Coffee"

slunt 07-25-2017 05:47 PM

[QUOTE=TomaToe Farmer;52306596]. Nothing beats the feeling of standing/sitting outside with a hot cup of coffee and a big joint watching the sun rise.
QUOTE]

My weekend routine...a big fatty, large baileys and coffee in the hot tub watching the sun rise. I get a lot of deep thinking done then and I've almost figured out how to take over the world...Bwaaa ha ha :bg:

The Rev 08-02-2017 04:33 PM

Light roast or dark roast?

Please show your work.

The Rev

kamikazi89 09-03-2017 08:43 AM

enjoy the good old morning cup of joe...
my prefrence is a strong cuban espresso

patriot 09-07-2017 09:49 PM

I now drink the best coffee most every day....
 
I go to the local chain grocery store and blend 3 different dark roasts together. I then grind it there and take it home to refrigerate it. I am lucky enough to have purchased a water ionizer over ten years ago which takes the acid out of the coffee and makes it very smooth. I put stevia in the raw in it along with some real moo milk. This makes it frothy. Right before adding the coffee on the stevia/milk mixture, I add a small square of an infused vanilla chai candy bar and stir vigorously. This makes the best coffee I have ever drank in my whole life, and I have drank hundreds of different types of coffees in my life. It's the stuff dreams are made of.:cool: :cool:

One 09-13-2017 11:29 AM

This far and no one?



I like my coffee like I like my women.

Strong, black and bitter as hell...

-

I like my coffee like I like my women.

Freshly ground in a Ziploc in the freezer.

:rimshot:

Thank you, I'll be here all week, try the veal...


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