For The Love of Coffee....

  • masculumpedes

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    Mar 18, 2010 1:51 AM GMT
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    Liking coffee, casually enjoying coffee, physical addiction to coffee is one thing.

    But loving coffee, being in love with coffee, living for coffee.... That is something different. Some people drink coffee for the flavor, some for the caffeine. Caffeine is to coffee as sex is to love making. The first is an end, a thing people do. It's getting off in your room on a day off from school or work because you've nothing else better to do. The second. That's an experience. That's a process.

    Coffee is about life and love and romance, the sensual elixir that quantifies being. Coffee is a rich deep passion that edifies the soul with its lust.

    A cup of coffee is a lover, a sustained, powerful intensity-dripping half hour orgasm. If done properly.

    Coffee is the warmth of comfort. For all of its abruptness and the rush that it brings, coffee can calm the soul with its power.

    Coffee. Coffee is kind of like a boyfriend....except a boyfriend is is much much more.icon_wink.gif
  • Timbales

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    Mar 18, 2010 1:52 AM GMT
    I gave up coffee as part of my fat loss program. Sometimes I miss it.
  • Import

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    Mar 18, 2010 1:54 AM GMT
    OMG, I'll admit im a starbucks whore. . . I feel so part of the masses when I say that. I prefer to be an elistist, but starbucks makes me weak in the knees.
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    Mar 18, 2010 1:58 AM GMT
    Coffee quenches the soul. It's an art form. From the choice of the bean and length of the pull to how the espresso is ground and tamped. Even the temperature and pressure of the water along with the relative humidity in the room have a marked effect on the personality of the drink.

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    Mar 18, 2010 2:23 AM GMT
    mmmm I LOVE coffee, from the taste and texture of a shot, the smell of freshly roasted beans, beans that have been allowed to settle for a week or more, the smell from grinding, the look and smell as a shot is pulled and you watch the coffee come out of the porta filter into the cup and you see that crema.. mmmm

    Then, foaming some milk, trying to get that perfect foaming that'll be thick and creamy and pour nicely without any large bubbles (big bubbles are bad mmkay, little micro bubbles good mmmkay) and then trying to create some mystically artful art which I still dismally fail at right now haha.. well, my entire foaming kinda fails I can create nice microfoam but it's just not perfect for the art icon_sad.gif

    BUT it all tastes AWESOME, it SMELLS AWESOME and as I sit sipping my coffee quietly contemplating my coffee, I realise, DAMN THATS JUST GOOD STUFF!! icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 18, 2010 4:03 AM GMT
    Wow!!! How do you follow thaticon_neutral.gif

    Duh...I like coffeeicon_cool.gif

    I have a Keurig Single Cup Coffeemaker I love it! Starbucks, It's A Grind, Seattle's Best are too expensive nowadays. I drink my one cup in the morning and I am good to goicon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 18, 2010 4:07 AM GMT
    Love coffee, ok Im addicted. Its a great pick me up before heading to my gym workout in the late afternoon.

    I went 36 years of my life without drinking it but now its awesome. Sometimes its better than at certain times than others, it has to be done the right way to get its full effects
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    Mar 18, 2010 4:12 AM GMT
    I've never had coffee before. What is the big deal about it and why are so many people literally addicted to it?
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    Mar 18, 2010 4:13 AM GMT
    Friends of mine in Sydney Australia have 'coffee diplomas' ... They made the BEST cup of coffee imaginable... 'HERES TO YOU EDMUND n STEVE'...

    I got to the point that I could not drink it anymore and enjoy it. So I stopped for about 6-7 years. Then I started over again. It was like I never stopped.

    I hope I don't reach the point that I wont enjoy it again. I mingle in Tea now and then to help space out my coffee cravings.

    Caffeine..it's a drug


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    Mar 18, 2010 4:17 AM GMT
    Its delicious to the taste. An event to share with friends. A lifestyle of cafes, ritualistic bliss in its preparation.
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    Mar 18, 2010 4:18 AM GMT
    Guy101 saidI've never had coffee before. What is the big deal about it and why are so many people literally addicted to it?

    it's an acquired taste, however for many it's more then just the caffeine.

    Coffee can have a multitude of flavors depending on the bean, how it was grown, where it was grown, how it was dried and roasted, plus how long it's been sitting there.

    Those flavors can range from something that seems very earthy to very sweet, along with being tart or sharp and then everything inbetween

    With a coffee that has been made properly it's just this amazing flavor, texture, smell and it's incredibly warming, at least for me... Unfortunately properly made coffee is few and far between when your buying it from a cafe.

    If you want to try good coffee you'd wanna do some research on really good cafe's in your area that knows how to make a real coffee and understands how to get the most out of the beans they have.

    If you have a cafe around you that both roasts there own beans and has a cafe they are usually a good bet they should know what they are doing.
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    Mar 18, 2010 4:18 AM GMT
    Guy101 saidI've never had coffee before. What is the big deal about it and why are so many people literally addicted to it?



    caffeine but its more than that, hard to describe..almost like euphoria, like you can conquer the world
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    Mar 18, 2010 4:18 AM GMT
    drinking some as i cram for a final tomorrow

    coffee = college life saver
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    Mar 18, 2010 4:19 AM GMT
    I am a HUGE fan of coffee!!! Black with Agave Nectar and we're GOOD!
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    Mar 18, 2010 4:31 AM GMT
    Timberoo saidI gave up coffee as part of my fat loss program. Sometimes I miss it.



    how does coffee make you fat?
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    Mar 18, 2010 4:44 AM GMT
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    Timberoo saidI gave up coffee as part of my fat loss program. Sometimes I miss it.



    how does coffee make you fat?


    If it's loaded with sugar and cream and or cream-like substances.

    Caffeine in and of itself is a fat burner.
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    Mar 18, 2010 5:01 AM GMT
    Since I've given up on men, I decided to purchase a home espresso machine (Rancilio Silvia, aka "Miss Silvia"). After three months of dating, I feel like things are finally coming together. Sure, we've had our disagreements, and I certainly never thought I'd get along with a "high maintenance" girl... But once I started to know her better--her needs, her desires--the sex has just been amazing. She satisfies me in ways I never knew were possible. She's complex, sensual, aromatic--not like my ex, Mr. Coffee. ugh. There's nothing better than making love (cappuccino) in the morning, and even our quickies (espressos) are fantastic.

    That is, until she found out I cheated. It was during a rough patch in the middle of the relationship. She was constantly bitching about my tamping technique and kept on telling me to buy more expensive beans, so I became frustrated. Then, a friend introduced me to this beautiful French press. I was immediately attracted to her sexy curves, and once we got down to business, I found her full-bodied flavor irresistible. I mean, things just felt intuitive with her, and I could always count on both of us feeling satisfied. So after a while it started to became a regular thing, and I could hide our affair because the cleanup was easy. But one afternoon Silvia noticed a few coarse coffee grounds on my shirt--

    I made excuse after excuse, but she knew better. We fought constantly for days. I tried to apologize, but whatever I said didn't matter; she just wouldn't listen. We both decided to take a break from the relationship and see how things went. Fortunately, we've made up since then. I've realized that the key to any healthy relationship is compromise and open communication. Silvia and I finally agreed on trying an "open relationship," and things are SO much better now. I'm no longer tethered to the house--I can finally go out with my friends to coffee bars and not feel guilty about it. But the coffee is never the same as it is at home, and so I remain faithful to my Silvia.


    ...but yeah, coffee is really good.
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    Mar 18, 2010 5:03 AM GMT
    I too, have a deep love for coffee....but like some of the others have said, its hard to find the "perfect cup"
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    Mar 18, 2010 5:03 AM GMT
    Been drinking it since I was two (grandfather would slip it to me without my mom knowing it) Current flavor-Obsidian Dark Roast with fat free Hazelnut creamer....StarBuck's? pffft......Caribou anyday....usually on a Sunday to get and read the Sunday paper (and people watch).
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    Mar 18, 2010 5:03 AM GMT
    Praxiteles said(Rancilio Silvia, aka "Miss Silvia")

    We've the same one, it can be a little fiddly, there are a few quirks you gotta workout, but once you got them outta the way she can pull amazing espresso shots and do it consistently icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 18, 2010 5:04 AM GMT
    Praxiteles saidSince I've given up on men, I decided to purchase a home espresso machine (Rancilio Silvia, aka "Miss Silvia"). After three months of dating, I feel like things are finally coming together. Sure, we've had our disagreements, and I certainly never thought I'd get along with a "high maintenance" girl... But once I started to know her better--her needs, her desires--the sex has just been amazing. She satisfies me in ways I never knew were possible. She's complex, sensual, and aromatic--not like my ex, Mr. Coffee. ugh. There's nothing better than making love (cappuccino) in the morning, and even our quickies (espressos) are fantastic.

    That is, until she found out I cheated. It was during a rough patch in the middle of the relationship. She was constantly bitching about my tamping technique and kept on telling me to buy more expensive beans, so I became frustrated. Then, a friend introduced me to this beautiful French press. I was immediately attracted to her sexy curves, and once we got down to business, I found her full-bodied flavor irresistible. I mean, things just felt intuitive with her, and I could always count on both of us feeling satisfied. So after a while it started to became a regular thing, and I could hide our affair because the cleanup was easy. But one afternoon Silvia noticed a few coarse coffee grounds on my shirt--

    I made excuse after excuse, but she knew better. We fought constantly for days. I tried to apologize, but whatever I said didn't matter; she just wouldn't listen. We both decided to take a break from the relationship and see how things went. Fortunately, we've made up since then. I've realized that the key to any healthy relationship is compromise and open communication. Silvia and I finally agreed on trying an "open relationship," and things are SO much better now. I'm no longer tethered to the house--I can finally go out with my friends to coffee bars and not feel guilty about it. But the coffee is never the same as it is at home, and so I remain faithful to my Silvia.


    ...but yeah, coffee is really good




    HAHA.. thats awesome. Rancilio's are great machines
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    Mar 18, 2010 5:06 AM GMT
    I have a love for strong coffee. I can't stand coffee with creamer or sugar in it. It rapes the coffee been, and not in the good way icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 18, 2010 7:35 AM GMT
    I like my coffee how I like my men.














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  • Space_Cowboy_...

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    Mar 18, 2010 7:41 AM GMT
    I have an espresso or a cappuccino every morning at home icon_biggrin.gif I love coffee a lot! and I happen to know starbucks is really crappy and way too milky, if I ever get one it's because I really need to have some coffee even if it is coffee flavored milk
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    Mar 18, 2010 7:41 AM GMT
    Coffee is like that magic potion that gets me through my day at work.