How do you take your coffee?

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    May 23, 2010 3:35 AM GMT
    One of my favorite coffee drinks ever is Vietnamese iced coffee (known as "cà phê sữa đá" in Vietnamese). I have it every time I go out for pho. But I learned how to make it myself at home! Of course, this is something I wouldn't drink every day since sweetened condensed milk isn't the healthiest thing to consume regularly. But it's a nice treat every once and a while.

    For those interested, here's a brief clip on how to make it! Pretty cut and dry.

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    May 23, 2010 4:09 AM GMT
    I drink coffee about every other day. The thing is the only coffee I really like is espresso. I usually make a cortado, which is a shot (or double shot) of espresso with some warm milk and a sprinkle of sugar. However, I enjoy a good cappuccino when I'm in the mood for something more substantial.
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    May 23, 2010 4:41 AM GMT
    I drink Cool Brew from my local town...and mix it with protein powder. Awesome!
  • DCEric

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    May 23, 2010 2:43 PM GMT
    I don't take it in the first place.
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    May 23, 2010 2:47 PM GMT
    by the gallon...icon_razz.gif
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    May 23, 2010 2:51 PM GMT
    I'm usually an Italian roast person on a Sunday. Day to day a New York roast, or something that's not too strong or even decaf. I drink it black at work because I forget to clear my milk out of the work fridge. Otherwise it's black with a bit of unrefined sugar.

    I've got some Kopi Luwak, Kona and Blue Mountain all waiting for me to be in the mood to try a taste test between them. I think I'll need to pick a weekend when I don't need to sleep icon_lol.gif

    http://www.antinbath.com/2010/04/where-to-buy-best-coffee-in-world.html
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    May 23, 2010 3:19 PM GMT
    I take it straight up black
  • curve

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    May 23, 2010 3:20 PM GMT
    i drink green tea
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    May 23, 2010 3:20 PM GMT
    Black with some cinnamon and Agave.
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    May 23, 2010 3:22 PM GMT
    Black, sometimes with splenda
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    May 23, 2010 3:26 PM GMT
    boldest i can find and black with sweetener.


    also, anyone else find that non coffee drinkers always feel the need to make like they're "better" because they dont drink it?
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    May 23, 2010 3:27 PM GMT
    black, although in Miami = Cafe con Leche (frothy espresso with sugar)
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    May 23, 2010 3:40 PM GMT
    antinbath said

    I've got some Kopi Luwak, Kona and Blue Mountain all waiting for me to be in the mood to try a taste test between them. I think I'll need to pick a weekend when I don't need to sleep icon_lol.gif

    http://www.antinbath.com/2010/04/where-to-buy-best-coffee-in-world.html

    Kona coffee is very nice, had quite a bit of it in Hawaii and just finished what I brought home with me.


    So I'm not a coffee snob. I get the bulk jar of medium roast at Wegman's and make that almost every morning. Then I use some Coffee-Mate creamer, and drink up.
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    May 23, 2010 3:49 PM GMT
    jlly_rnchr said
    antinbath said

    I've got some Kopi Luwak, Kona and Blue Mountain all waiting for me to be in the mood to try a taste test between them. I think I'll need to pick a weekend when I don't need to sleep icon_lol.gif

    http://www.antinbath.com/2010/04/where-to-buy-best-coffee-in-world.html

    Kona coffee is very nice, had quite a bit of it in Hawaii and just finished what I brought home with me.


    So I'm not a coffee snob. I get the bulk jar of medium roast at Wegman's and make that almost every morning. Then I use some Coffee-Mate creamer, and drink up.


    Oh how I miss Wegman's! That has been the one place I have really missed since moving to Texas just because Wegman's is HUGE and you can find just about anything there!



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    May 23, 2010 3:54 PM GMT
    It's kind of funny, I have both an espresso machine and moka pot. I can't help but think the espresso machine was a wasteful expense even though I bought a very good one! It's just that I'm so used to making coffee in my moka pot! Plus, it's a lot easier to clean out.

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    This picture made me laugh because it pretty much looks EXACTLY like the one I have. Mine is pretty damn old because my mama gave it to me. She said she and my papa had had it since we lived in Spain a long time ago. Now it's become a bit of a family heirloom, haha.
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    May 23, 2010 3:59 PM GMT
    Nico, ya know, a new moka is like a cast-iron skillet. You have to season them over a long period of time. If you were to replace yours with a new one I'll wager you wouldn't like the result. Take good care of your moka and it will take good care of you.


    pocketnico saidIt's kind of funny, I have both an espresso machine and moka pot. I can't help but think the espresso machine was a wasteful expense even though I bought a very good one! It's just that I'm so used to making coffee in my moka pot! Plus, it's a lot easier to clean out.

    bialettimokaexpress.jpg


    This picture made me laugh because it pretty much looks EXACTLY like the one I have. Mine is pretty damn old because my mama gave it to me. She said she and my papa had had it since we lived in Spain a long time ago. Now it's become a bit of a family heirloom, haha.
  • jlly_rnchr

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    May 23, 2010 4:01 PM GMT
    pocketnico said
    jlly_rnchr said
    antinbath said

    I've got some Kopi Luwak, Kona and Blue Mountain all waiting for me to be in the mood to try a taste test between them. I think I'll need to pick a weekend when I don't need to sleep icon_lol.gif

    http://www.antinbath.com/2010/04/where-to-buy-best-coffee-in-world.html

    Kona coffee is very nice, had quite a bit of it in Hawaii and just finished what I brought home with me.


    So I'm not a coffee snob. I get the bulk jar of medium roast at Wegman's and make that almost every morning. Then I use some Coffee-Mate creamer, and drink up.


    Oh how I miss Wegman's! That has been the one place I have really missed since moving to Texas just because Wegman's is HUGE and you can find just about anything there!




    Sorry to hear that, but I'm sure the Piggly Wiggly has a good selection too! That's the only southern grocery store I know.
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    May 23, 2010 4:03 PM GMT
    UrsaMajor saidNico, ya know, a new moka is like a cast-iron skillet. You have to season them over a long period of time. If you were to replace yours with a new one I'll wager you wouldn't like the result. Take good care of your moka and it will take good care of you.


    That certainly is true. When I went to Russia a few years ago, I didn't take my current moka pot. I bought a brand new one over there. I was not a fan of it at all!

    I asked my mom how old that thing is, and she said it's 28 years old!
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    May 23, 2010 4:04 PM GMT
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    We use a French Press. In fact, I have them in just about every size from 8 cups down to 1 cup.

    The big trick with a French press is to swish around some boiling water in the vessel to warm it up and then to pour it out. This heats up the container and considerably improves the flavor of the final result.

    As with tea, use water that is off the boil. Boiling water when you are actually making the coffee will wreck the taste completely.

    Commercially I use Illy Moka Grind. Whenever I can, though, I grind my own beans. Like 80% of coffee drinkers I prefer the taste of Arabica day-to-day.
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    May 23, 2010 4:05 PM GMT
    Black! Pure Black.
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    May 23, 2010 4:06 PM GMT
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    We use a French Press. In fact, I have them in just about every size from 8 cups down to 1 cup.

    The big trick with a French press is to swish around some boiling water in the vessel to warm it up and then to pour it out. This heats up the container and considerably improves the flavor of the final result.

    As with tea, use water that is off the boil. Boiling water when you are actually making the coffee will wreck the taste completely.

    Commercially I use Illy Moka Grind. Whenever I can, though, I grind my own beans. Like 80% of coffee drinkers I prefer the taste of Arabica day-to-day.



    Ha, I use my French press for tea!
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    May 23, 2010 4:31 PM GMT
    @Nico

    If you are a tea lover you owe it to yourself to investigate Mariage Frères.

    http://www.mariagefreres.com/

    You might really like their Russian Breakfast Tea

    I have also recently tried this Rouge Ruschka that is pretty wonderful.

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    I am crazy about having a nice black Russian tea with a fine cigar.

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    May 23, 2010 4:49 PM GMT
    With really smooth, well-brewed coffee that isn't excessively acid or bitter, I'll happily drink it black. But, most of the time I drink it with some half-n-half to mellow it out. If I'm on the road and have to get some gas station coffee and all they have is non-dairy creamer, I drink it black, regardless of how crappy it tastes.
  • DrewT

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    May 23, 2010 5:19 PM GMT
    Depends. The worse the flavor, the more the creamer and sweetener.

    I like it black if it's good from a french press. Most of the time though, I drink green tea b/c the caffeine in coffee is a bit too much for me!
  • cowboyathlete

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    May 23, 2010 5:20 PM GMT
    Just like myself - bold, basic, and with sugar.