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Coaxial
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Posted: Feb 26, 2014 - 8:37am

 Proclivities wrote:

In general, African coffees are much fuller-and deeper-flavored than coffees from other continents; I prefer them, but they're harder to find and more expensive.  With very dark roasts, much of the strong flavor is essentially carbon, from the beans being burned.

 
Mmmm carbon.


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Posted: Feb 26, 2014 - 8:32am

 Coaxial wrote:
I have some Kenyan coffee on the way...It is supposed to to be so strong they recommend 4 ounce cups. I can't wait...This dark Italian roast from South America is pretty dark but really looking forward to trying the African.

 
In general, African coffees are much fuller-and deeper-flavored than coffees from other continents; I prefer them, but they're harder to find and more expensive.  With very dark roasts, much of the strong flavor is essentially carbon, from the beans being burned.


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Posted: Feb 26, 2014 - 8:02am

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be careful

last time i had something like that i cut my lawn with a pair of scissors and washed my car with a tooth brush
 
{#Lol}
These baseboards are not going to clean themselves....
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Posted: Feb 26, 2014 - 7:27am

 Coaxial wrote:
I have some Kenyan coffee on the way...It is supposed to to be so strong they recommend 4 ounce cups. I can't wait...This dark Italian roast from South America is pretty dark but really looking forward to trying the African.

 
be careful

last time i had something like that i cut my lawn with a pair of scissors and washed my car with a tooth brush

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Posted: Feb 26, 2014 - 6:54am

I have some Kenyan coffee on the way...It is supposed to to be so strong they recommend 4 ounce cups. I can't wait...This dark Italian roast from South America is pretty dark but really looking forward to trying the African.
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Posted: Jan 31, 2014 - 10:26am

 DaveInVA wrote:
I'll stick with my French Press and burr grinder. Perfect coffee every time. Its more work but its become an automatic routine for me.

 
I have a pretty basic drip coffee maker but I do grind the beans in a burr grinder every morning.  Those Keurigs seem a bit expensive for me to have for home but I wish they had one at work.


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Posted: Jan 31, 2014 - 8:55am

 DaveInVA wrote:
I'll stick with my French Press and burr grinder. Perfect coffee every time. Its more work but its become an automatic routine for me.

 

Yeah, same here. It was all I could take with me to Oregon. My coffee pot is in storage.
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Posted: Jan 31, 2014 - 8:47am

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$15 for ONE filter? {#Eek} And yes, I realize it's reusable but still ...

 
The Keurig branded one is a little more expensive. Its mesh is finer than the other one we got, which was less expensive and brews a lot faster (weaker). But still too fast. I did experiment with trying to put little bits of coffee filter paper over some of the mesh but that's ridiculous.
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Posted: Jan 31, 2014 - 8:12am

I'll stick with my French Press and burr grinder. Perfect coffee every time. Its more work but its become an automatic routine for me.
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Posted: Jan 31, 2014 - 8:08am

 Antigone wrote:

$15 for ONE filter? {#Eek} And yes, I realize it's reusable but still ...

 
well, yeah it's a little pricey but you only have to buy it once.
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Posted: Jan 31, 2014 - 8:07am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

P won a kuerig at her company party last weekend. We bought one of the reusable filter gizmos and are so far very happy with the results. For us, if it's used this way, it's a win.

 
$15 for ONE filter? {#Eek} And yes, I realize it's reusable but still ...
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Posted: Jan 31, 2014 - 6:55am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I haven't tried that version. The two I have tried both drain water too fast, which gives a poor infusion. I can get a finer-grind coffee but that clogs the mesh. I'm hard to please. Hmph.

 
This one works great with the same course grind we were using in the French press.
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Posted: Jan 31, 2014 - 6:38am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

P won a kuerig at her company party last weekend. We bought one of the reusable filter gizmos and are so far very happy with the results. For us, if it's used this way, it's a win.

 
I haven't tried that version. The two I have tried both drain water too fast, which gives a poor infusion. I can get a finer-grind coffee but that clogs the mesh. I'm hard to please. Hmph.
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Posted: Jan 31, 2014 - 6:14am

 miamizsun wrote:
i'm experimenting with the keurig again

after buying this thing i quickly retired it because i couldn't get the desired result

coffee was too weak

got several different "coffees" and grinds

plus two different after-market reusable k-cup filters

after trail and error the results are much better

 
P won a kuerig at her company party last weekend. We bought one of the reusable filter gizmos and are so far very happy with the results. For us, if it's used this way, it's a win.
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Posted: Jan 31, 2014 - 5:51am

 miamizsun wrote:
i'm experimenting with the keurig again

after buying this thing i quickly retired it because i couldn't get the desired result

coffee was too weak

got several different "coffees" and grinds

plus two different after-market reusable k-cup filters

after trail and error the results are much better

 
I agree. The pre-packaged K-cups produce a much better cup than the reusable filters do, and they use a lot less coffee to achieve it.

The point of the machine was to save money on actual coffee because we were brewing a whole pot and not drinking it all, and scaling back the measurements in the drip brewer produced less satisfactory results. The Keurig did pay for itself over the past two years, I think, (or has it been just one?) but we've gone back to using the drip maker. Which means more waste, and also I drink more coffee... I had been having decaf sometimes, which is simple with the Keurig of course. Overall it's been okay, but I wouldn't do it again. And now it's constantly needing a de-scale but after 3 treatments using over a gallon of vinegar (left in the machine for days, thru several heating cycles, it still needs to be de-scaled. Bah.

Our Salton drip brewer was a wedding gift and doesn't give us nearly as much guff (none) but we're flying thru the coffee again. Oh, well. 
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Posted: Jan 31, 2014 - 5:10am

i'm experimenting with the keurig again

after buying this thing i quickly retired it because i couldn't get the desired result

coffee was too weak

got several different "coffees" and grinds

plus two different after-market reusable k-cup filters

after trail and error the results are much better


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Posted: Jan 30, 2014 - 12:16pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I switched to decaf and it was fine, I cut out Coke & Pepsi etc and it was fine, but making separate coffee was a hassle so we got a Keurig and that was fine but laziness has won. Now I'm back to just making a pot and drinking whatever. Don't usually have more than one cup tho. Shaky.

 

 
That's pretty damn good. I make one French press-worth each day, having one half while I'm getting ready in the morning, and the other half in my travel mug for the rest of the morning.
 
Then every once in awhile, I indulge in a latte from a coffeehouse.
 
 
I try to save softdrinks for the weekend, or special occasions. Like a pizza!      
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Posted: Jan 30, 2014 - 10:59am

 Alexandra wrote:
 

 
"I can quit anytime. I just don't want to."

 
I switched to decaf and it was fine, I cut out Coke & Pepsi etc and it was fine, but making separate coffee was a hassle so we got a Keurig and that was fine but laziness has won. Now I'm back to just making a pot and drinking whatever. Don't usually have more than one cup tho. Shaky.
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Posted: Jan 30, 2014 - 10:39am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

"There is misconception among professionals and lay people alike that caffeine is not difficult to give up."
 
Who are these so-called "experts" and where did they ever hear that? 


  

 
"I can quit anytime. I just don't want to."
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Posted: Jan 30, 2014 - 10:32am

 buzz wrote:

Experts Warn Of ‘Caffeine Use Disorder’

Caffeine Use Disorder? are they f**king kidding? it's an addiction. i know. i has it.


 
"There is misconception among professionals and lay people alike that caffeine is not difficult to give up."
 
Who are these so-called "experts" and where did they ever hear that? 

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