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Old 06-05-2008, 01:41 AM   #81
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coffee...mmmmmmmmmmmmm...coffee. I do drink coffee. I currently am drinking a dry-processed Nayarit Rustico, from Mexico. Organic, shade-grown, fair trade. I buy the green beans in bulk, 5# at a time, from Sweet Maria's (online), and roast myself, small batch, in a FreshRoast +Eight. One batch light, city roast, and another, darker, full-city roast, then blend them. Good to grind the next day. Very chocolatey, very wiry. Grind fine in an old KA A-9 mill, and into a Revere Ware Drip-O-Lator with a paper filter. Use filtered water, slightly alkaline where I live, for a naturally sweet, low acid pot of coffee. I like hot coffee black, iced coffee white. What I don't drink in the morning goes into a smoothie in the afternoon with vanilla soymilk and Girardelli's sweet powdered cocoa, banana and ice. I use just the full-city roast for espresso, with steamed vanilla soymilk. For coffee out, it's the Coffee Connection in Meiner's Oaks. My favorite coffee really away from home has got to be the Joe they serve in Center Camp at Burning Man. I have yet to try Starbuck's or McDonald's. Ooh. When I came home from Viet Nam, I pulled a year at Schofield Barracks on Oahu. The mess system purchased locally as much as possible, so we had fresh Kona coffee in the mess hall 24-7. I also volunteer as overnight host in a seasonal warming shelter for the homeless, and serve Cafe Pajaro from Trader Joe's to our guests. Buy whole-bean, grind fresh and brew in a Bunn-O-Matic drip. They seem to like it, and I seem to like it, too.
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Old 06-05-2008, 07:00 AM   #82
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Can someone please make my coffee this morning?
I don't feel like getting off my butt to go make it..... plus the coffee gringer wakes up the kids and it's so nice and peaceful right now!!!
Dark, bold, strong please.
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Old 06-05-2008, 07:11 AM   #83
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Cold-brewed coffee concentrate

Just this week I heard a recipe for cold-brewed coffee concentrate.
  • 1 lb. coarsely-ground coffee
  • 11 cups water
Combine coffee and water in a large bowl. Cover and sit on the counter overnight. Strain out the coffee grounds and refrigerate for up to two weeks.


I tried it with 2oz coffee and 11oz water, and it seems quite promising.
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:18 PM   #84
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Good morning, suziequzie, your coffee is ready.
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:54 PM   #85
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Oh thanks, but I couldn't wait.
I've had a whole pot already. :)
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Old 06-05-2008, 01:01 PM   #86
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Can you believe I haven't had coffee in 7 days!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-05-2008, 02:39 PM   #87
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mmmmmmm...more for me...
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Old 06-05-2008, 03:02 PM   #88
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Gadzooks, we live in Nayarit and enjoy absolutely the best coffee I've ever had here. We buy from a small coop that is near Compostela. To the best of my knowledge, they don't market outside Mexico, but certainly there must be others who do. It is very mellow, low acid, rich and flavorful. We pay 60 pesos for a half kilo (about $6) and there are only two little tiendas here in Bucerias that sell it. We are so spoiled now.

Jet, I have a friend back in the states who makes coffee this way, and frankly, I didn't care for it, but I'm not sure what kind of coffee she started with, and that makes all the difference, of course. It is convenient, and you can have your coffee cold or hot. I brew up several espresso shots, add sugar to make (almost) a syrup and use it for iced coffee (add milk) for a few days at a time. It loses some of its flavor after just a few days in the fridge.
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Can you believe I haven't had coffee in 7 days!!!!!!!!




Congrats! i did it once I couldn't do it...again....


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Can you believe I haven't had coffee in 7 days!!!!!!!!
Why torture yourself so??
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