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#11788 - 09/13/10 04:50 PM Re: Here's Mud in Your Cup [Re: jchuzi]
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Nothing! That's why when I'm done, I eat the cup. I'm nothing if not environmentally sensitive.
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#11789 - 09/13/10 05:48 PM Re: Here's Mud in Your Cup [Re: dkmarsh]
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Keep that up, Dave, and you'll be doing mesalamine before long! shocked smirk
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#14656 - 03/10/11 06:47 AM Re: Here's Mud in Your Cup [Re: jchuzi]
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I have experimented with variations in brewing coffee and came up with a method that works well with my Technivorm brewer. Rather than close the filter funnel for a specified time (as per MMT's procedure), I start brewing with the funnel closed and open it after exactly one cup has entered the funnel. This can be easily seen by looking at the water hopper and watching the descent of the level.

On another note, the price and availability of coffee is being affected by global warming. Read Heat Damages Colombia Coffee, Raising Prices.
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#14692 - 03/12/11 01:00 PM Re: Here's Mud in Your Cup [Re: jchuzi]
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Originally Posted By: jchuzi
I have experimented with variations in brewing coffee and came up with a method that works well with my Technivorm brewer.

I don't have anything as advanced as a Technivorm (mine's a Cuisinart DCC 1200) but I certainly have to agree that a bit of experimentation goes a long way. I'm like you and only brew small pots, and I've got it down to exactly the level of water and the amount of coffee required to get the taste consistently where I like it (My wife's a tea person).

So far as the cost is concerned...well, it'd have to go pretty high before I'd stop have my morning coffees. Besides, extrapolating the cost of the final product to a "per gallon" figure, coffee is probably one of the least expensive liquids I need.

I hesitate to think what a gallon of printer ink is worth....and I'll bet it tastes terrible.

ryck


Edited by ryck (03/12/11 01:04 PM)
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#14693 - 03/12/11 02:05 PM Re: Here's Mud in Your Cup [Re: ryck]
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Considering some of the "coffee" that I have been afflicted with in American restaurants, printer ink might be an improvement. Speaking of tea, my wife and I are tea mavens as well. When I get a few moments, I may start a tea thread.
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#14694 - 03/12/11 02:16 PM Re: Here's Mud in Your Cup [Re: jchuzi]
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Just don't let it become a party. shocked
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#14695 - 03/12/11 02:47 PM Re: Here's Mud in Your Cup [Re: dkmarsh]
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Originally Posted By: dkmarsh

Just don't let it become a party. shocked

That'll be the scotch thread. grin

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#14696 - 03/12/11 03:19 PM Re: Here's Mud in Your Cup [Re: dkmarsh]
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Originally Posted By: dkmarsh

Just don't let it become a party. shocked

Well... We could weave a coupl'a threads into a noose...
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#14697 - 03/12/11 04:21 PM Re: Here's Mud in Your Cup [Re: artie505]
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The Tea Party certainly has a lot of Mad Hatters.
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#14698 - 03/12/11 05:45 PM Re: Here's Mud in Your Cup [Re: jchuzi]
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Originally Posted By: jchuzi
The Tea Party certainly has a lot of Mad Hatters.

...all of whom make Johnny Depp look like Presidential timber.

(We're getting political... cyn's gonna come down on us.)


Edited by artie505 (03/12/11 10:53 PM)
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#14699 - 03/13/11 03:11 AM Re: Here's Mud in Your Cup [Re: artie505]
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Hey Artie, this is the lounge. If we can't get political here, we may as well give the country back to England.
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#14701 - 03/13/11 12:04 PM Re: Here's Mud in Your Cup [Re: jchuzi]
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#14704 - 03/13/11 02:20 PM Re: Here's Mud in Your Cup [Re: jchuzi]
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Well, you won't find me shedding too many tears. I've probably been in a Starbucks less than a half dozen times and only because someone absolutely insisted on going there. My take, the first time in one of their coffeeshops, was: over-roasted, over-rated and over-priced.

Love that nickname: "Charbucks".

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#14706 - 03/13/11 04:34 PM Re: Here's Mud in Your Cup [Re: ryck]
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I agree about Starbucks but when I'm in an airport, I appreciate them. I have been frequenting the Ft. Lauderdale airport (not by choice but by necessity) and had the misfortune to try Dunkin Donuts coffee. I took maybe two sips and started to feel ill. It didn't taste bad, but I certainly felt bad. Starbucks may not make great coffee but at least I don't get sick drinking it.
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#14708 - 03/13/11 05:47 PM Re: Here's Mud in Your Cup [Re: jchuzi]
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Originally Posted By: jchuzi
I took maybe two sips and started to feel ill. It didn't taste bad, but I certainly felt bad.

I'm not familiar with Dunkin Donuts but, when you feel that sickly that quickly, I wonder if it was something other than the coffee......like a poorly cleaned container. If it was a cardboard container it could have been a poorly cleaned server.

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#14709 - 03/14/11 08:03 AM Re: Here's Mud in Your Cup [Re: jchuzi]
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Do I detect you weren't too happy with the airport..I use it all the time. no complaints. A little history
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#14711 - 03/14/11 08:37 AM Re: Here's Mud in Your Cup [Re: Jay-bird]
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I have no complaints about the airport. The Delta terminal is the nicest one but I have been flying Southwest, which uses a different area. There have been lots of improvements over the years, not the least of which is easier access to rental car companies. I can walk directly from the Southwest gate to all of them instead of having to take a shuttle bus. Most convenient.
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#17652 - 09/28/11 07:32 AM Re: Here's Mud in Your Cup [Re: ryck]
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This is not quite "on" the thread intent, but is interesting that coffee can not only give us a bit of zip - it can do the same for a car.

These folks don't have their site up to date because they have already broken the record they refer to, having hit 77.5 miles per hour in a test this week. Their average speed was 66.5 mph, well ahead of the existing record-holder’s 44.7 mph.

I wonder how fast the car would have gone if fueled by that powerful black sludge my Mother used to make.

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#19155 - 11/14/11 02:27 AM Re: Here's Mud in Your Cup [Re: jchuzi]
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For those coffee lovers who are well-heeled and very brave, Kopi Luwak is now available for your drinking pleasure(?). I have no intention of trying it.
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#20619 - 02/13/12 09:03 AM Re: Here's Mud in Your Cup [Re: jchuzi]
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If the Technivorm brewer is too much for your budget, the BonVita coffee maker may be an alternative. Click on either model for full specs. It seems to have the right brewing temperature but, as far as I can tell, lacks the Technivorm's ability to alter the brewing cycle via a control on the funnel.

I have no experience with the BonVita but it looks promising.
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#20620 - 02/13/12 11:00 AM Re: Here's Mud in Your Cup [Re: jchuzi]
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Originally Posted By: jchuzi
... Kopi Luwak is now available for your drinking pleasure(?).

It looks like all that URL goodness got civet-catted out of your link, just like the bitterness gets leached out of the kopi luwak. You might want to review that link for our following pleasure. tongue
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#20622 - 02/13/12 01:52 PM Re: Here's Mud in Your Cup [Re: alternaut]
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That link was posted Nov. 14. By now, they must have sold out (or thrown it out). Kopi Luwak can't possibly be available on a 24/7 basis, unless you want to raise civets, of course. It's supposed to be the rarest coffee in the world, a claim that I don't doubt.
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#20625 - 02/14/12 03:02 AM Re: Here's Mud in Your Cup [Re: jchuzi]
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Oops, I somehow overlooked the date of that particular post, and took it to be more recent. I even wondered why you posted twice in a row, hehe. Maybe I needed some coffee... Anyway, thanks for the refresher. laugh

Still, one would think that D&D would list kopi luwak (mongoose??) as an 'infrequently available' specialty rather than not at all. Not that the distinction is all that important, unless you want the topic kept alive and your reputation up. You're probably right about D&D selling out; I doubt that any throwing away is done by them... tongue

And while I don't think that's your main concern, at about $10/oz kopi luwak is quite reasonably priced, compared to what your friendly neighborhood coffee specialty outlets charge for a cuppa 'regular' brew. shocked
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#20626 - 02/14/12 04:18 AM Re: Here's Mud in Your Cup [Re: alternaut]
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Hmm...maybe you guys need to search a little harder: Kopi Luwak Coffee. wink
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#20627 - 02/14/12 05:29 AM Re: Here's Mud in Your Cup [Re: dkmarsh]
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Thanks for that, Dave. Now I have the opportunity to avoid buying it again. If you opt to try it, let us know how it tastes; I pass.
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