Calling all coffee nerds!

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    Sep 30, 2010 8:44 PM GMT
    What are your favorite coffee beans, drinks, and/or machines?

    My favorite is a lighter roast grown in Nueva Segovia, Nicaragua. It has a great body and clean flavor after being carefully ground (a very, very fine grind) and tamped for best extraction. The aroma is intoxicating and makes for a great start to the day. You'll have to pardon my feeble attempt at latte art.

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    Sep 30, 2010 10:33 PM GMT
    I get my coffee beans from Capresso, specifically the Grand Aroma Espresso roast. It is a non-oily bean that I use in a Jura-Capresso Automatic Coffee Center. I know there are purists who insist on a completely manual process, but when I'm in a hurry, you can't beat just pushing a button. I drink espressos, cappuccinos and lattees. I also have a drink that I make when I don't want to deal with steaming the milk, even though the machine automates that but it does not clean up. I will put approx 1 tsp of half and half in the bottom of a glass cup, and then set the machine for 4 oz espresso. It's great and nothing to clean up.
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    Sep 30, 2010 10:36 PM GMT
    Colombian coffee...in fact, a fresh pot just finished. icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 30, 2010 10:36 PM GMT
    Pianist said62416_1394892034207_1289384307_30923996_
    Why does that cream on top look like a pussy? icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 30, 2010 10:41 PM GMT
    Lavazza Torino - Qualita Oro 100% Arabica beans.

    Brewed into an espresso with lovely golden crema, topped off with steamed milk! Can't beat it.

    My machine - Saeco Magic Comfort+

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    Sep 30, 2010 10:49 PM GMT

    Colombian Micro Lots. I work for a coffee roasting co. One of our roasters goes down to Colombia and sources beans from small, family owned farms. Bright and fruity. Just like me.
    I brew with a Chemex or French Press. At work we have this fancy extractor brewer that makes coffee by the single cup. It's nearly orgasmic.
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    Sep 30, 2010 11:34 PM GMT
    I got some awesome Kona on a trip to Hawaii. I may just have to take another trip to get more! Konalicious!!!
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    Sep 30, 2010 11:38 PM GMT
    My local Starbucks. icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 30, 2010 11:43 PM GMT
    8 o'clock columbian in a non descript coffee maker
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    Sep 30, 2010 11:45 PM GMT
    Ethiopian coffee is my all time favorite. It just doesn't get any better than that.
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    Sep 30, 2010 11:46 PM GMT
    This topic hits home for me as I can drink at least a pot of coffee each day---even have a couple of cups before falling asleep. And yes, I can sleep like a baby with caffeine in me.

    I will buy Starbucks French Roast quite often, however, when I was in NYC last June, I picked up 2 bags of French Roast from Dean and Deluca. OMG! The BEST I have ever had and so smooth for a French Roast too. I plan to mail order a few more bags soon.

    Also, even though it's popularity has waned, I still enjoy flavored coffees as well. Barnie's here in the Orlando area has the best flavored brews going.
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    Oct 01, 2010 12:21 AM GMT
    Not a fan of hot drinks. I normally get something cold at Starbucks
  • LJay

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    Oct 01, 2010 12:34 AM GMT
    I like coffee and really enjoy my morning binge, but am not able to indulge in the fancy stuff.

    Now as for the artwork, if you were to start at the bottom of the cream circle and draw the skewer only 2/3 of the way through the circle and lift it straight up, you could have a fairly convincing set of butt cheeks to decorate the start of your day. A cute touch for a morning-after breakfast.
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    Oct 01, 2010 12:36 AM GMT
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  • aznmtl

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    Oct 01, 2010 12:46 AM GMT
    I have a great machine called La Scala Butterfly (weighs 50 pounds!) and my grinder is a nuevo simonelli. I'm still searching for the best beans out there...
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    Oct 01, 2010 12:57 AM GMT
    I bought a cheapo mr coffee espresso machine and I love that fucking thing lol
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    Oct 01, 2010 1:11 AM GMT
    paulflexes saidColombian coffee...in fact, a fresh pot just finished. icon_wink.gif


    You have excellent taste, Paul. My favorite by far is a strong brewed cup of Columbia Supremo medium roast, a dollop of half-and-half and a generous helping of sugar.

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    Oct 01, 2010 1:24 AM GMT
    I;m a regular Joe; who wants my Joe regular! icon_cool.gif