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 Post subject: The Coffee Appreciation Thread
PostPosted: Mon December 31, 2012 1:13 am 
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 Post subject: Re: The Coffee Appreciation Thread
PostPosted: Wed January 02, 2013 2:48 pm 
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didnt sleep much last night so to try and keep me awake today at work my boss picked me up a caramel macchiato with 2 shots of espresso in it, i will appreciate the pick me up but im still not too fond of coffee unless it tastes like coffee ice cream LOL


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 Post subject: Re: The Coffee Appreciation Thread
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I've jumped headlong into the world of the french press, without even a rope or an Alex to save me.


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Espresso 4 Lyfe.


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 Post subject: Re: The Coffee Appreciation Thread
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Mickey wrote:
I've jumped headlong into the world of the french press, without even a rope or an Alex to save me.

Same here. I may never use my Keurig again.

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 Post subject: Re: The Coffee Appreciation Thread
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washing machine II wrote:
Mickey wrote:
I've jumped headlong into the world of the french press, without even a rope or an Alex to save me.

Same here. I may never use my Keurig again.


I have a pour-over that I'll probably still use to make a single, quick cup, but my Mr. Coffee is probably going to Goodwill.

Also, can't believe you used a Keurig.


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 Post subject: Re: The Coffee Appreciation Thread
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Mickey wrote:
I've jumped headlong into the world of the french press, without even a rope or an Alex to save me.

The ONLY way to enjoy coffee. Fresh ground beans and a french press = heaven!

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 Post subject: Re: The Coffee Appreciation Thread
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Mickey wrote:
can't believe you used a Keurig.

I always defend my Keurig use this way; it's efficient as hell and sometimes any caffeine is good caffeine.

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 Post subject: Re: The Coffee Appreciation Thread
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washing machine II wrote:
Mickey wrote:
can't believe you used a Keurig.

I always defend my Keurig use this way; it's efficient as hell and sometimes any caffeine is good caffeine.


But how grossly unsustainable!


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 Post subject: Re: The Coffee Appreciation Thread
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Sometimes I can be a pretty terrible human being.

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 Post subject: Re: The Coffee Appreciation Thread
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I suppose we all can.

A real burr grinder is now at the top of my wish-list. Also, how do y'all clean your presses? I've got a Bodum that claims to be dishwasher safe but I'm wary. I've been hand-washing it with water but the oils--they accumulate!


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 Post subject: Re: The Coffee Appreciation Thread
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Mickey wrote:
I suppose we all can.

A real burr grinder is now at the top of my wish-list. Also, how do y'all clean your presses? I've got a Bodum that claims to be dishwasher safe but I'm wary. I've been hand-washing it with water but the oils--they accumulate!


i have the bodum as well and just hand wash it without soap


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I'm using a Bialetti and I hand wash.

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doug rr wrote:
Mickey wrote:
I suppose we all can.

A real burr grinder is now at the top of my wish-list. Also, how do y'all clean your presses? I've got a Bodum that claims to be dishwasher safe but I'm wary. I've been hand-washing it with water but the oils--they accumulate!


i have the bodum as well and just hand wash it without soap

I only wash the thing with soap about once a week. Rest of the time it's a quick rinse with hot water. To be fair, it only gets used about three-four days a week.

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 Post subject: Re: The Coffee Appreciation Thread
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Mickey wrote:
washing machine II wrote:
Mickey wrote:
can't believe you used a Keurig.

I always defend my Keurig use this way; it's efficient as hell and sometimes any caffeine is good caffeine.


But how grossly unsustainable!

If I feel guilty about the wastefulness that comes with using my Keurig (it's used 4 days a week, 2 cups a day), doesn't that make it all okay in the end?

And if you get the right coffee and brew small enough, the coffee isn't half bad, and doesn't require the endless washing (and time) that my French press requires (used about twice a month...maybe).

My blade grinder was used pretty much every day for eight years, and I think I washed it once. :oops:

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I've read that grinding uncooked white rice and then dabbing the walls with a dry paper towel is a good way to clean a burr grinder.

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 Post subject: Re: The Coffee Appreciation Thread
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Mickey wrote:
I've jumped headlong into the world of the french press, without even a rope or an Alex to save me.


well bully for you

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If there's an afterlife, I hope they have a decent barista.


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