Coffee?

NWMNMom

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Apr 8, 2007
1,582
Waaay NW MN
#7
I don't know about you guys, but I'm gonna need the kind of coffee thats fermented, not brewed - coffee liquor - right about now. Tia Maria or Kalua - I don't care which one, just make it LOTS. I guess it can be mixed with something, or not....Ok, sorry I had a bad day and I'm just gonna compensate any way I can. Sorry - it is a kind of coffee, isn't it? Alright, I'll be nice from here on out, I promise - just ignore.......
 

Ohm_Boy

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May 1, 2007
1,344
Orlando, FL
#10
I worked with a guy once, who had a friend in the air force who flew periodically to Columbia. He brought back the occasional bag of coffee. Printed in Spanish (or Portugese, I never knew which) with the 'Juan Valdez' image on the bag. Fresh, rich, Mmmmmmm.... That was some really nice coffee.
 

lsbarkley

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May 15, 2007
98
New Jersey
#11
My wife and I love the Java Brand....Death by Chocolate...ironically is brings us to life every morning! My next cup of Death will be 6am tomorrow morning! Bottoms up!

Ls
 

Poolsean

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Apr 15, 2007
1,462
Ft Lauderdale, Florida
#12
Ohm_Boy said:
I worked with a guy once, who had a friend in the air force who flew periodically to Columbia. He brought back the occasional bag of coffee. Printed in Spanish (or Portugese, I never knew which) with the 'Juan Valdez' image on the bag. Fresh, rich, Mmmmmmm.... That was some really nice coffee.
I watched a coffee documentary a few weeks ago that said that Juan Valdez was coffee industry marketing thing. There is no Juan Valdez (SORRY TO POP ANY BUBBLES - There's no Santa Claus either. :twisted: ).
And to think all these years there, I always thought there was a single person, Juan Valdez, that picked all those coffee beans.
 

ktdave

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May 8, 2007
888
Katy, TX
#13
Poolsean said:
And to think all these years there, I always thought there was a single person, Juan Valdez, that picked all those coffee beans.
From the back of a donkey! :lol: I too am disappointed :cry: .

Kona lover here!
 

Andiejj

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Jul 19, 2007
188
Katy, TX
#14
"Tim Horton's fine grind, although we had some really nice organic African beans a couple of weeks back. "

Oh, how I miss TH!! Please drink a couple double doubles for me :)
 

gonefishin

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Apr 5, 2007
413
Joliet, Il.
#17
I think Kona beans have gotten a bit of a bad rap because of the great reputation that they've had for so many years. Some companies started to make inferior blends to simply sell the coffee at an inflated price.

I don't know if I have a favorite bean or blend??? I do like some Ethiopian beans (nice spicy and peppery)...but all of them are pretty nice. I do prefer the darker roasts though.

As for equipment used?

I enjoy both my Chemex drip and my French press. I'm also just starting to get better at roasting my own green beans as well. It's fun...and good :)

sniff...sniff...oh I love the smell too!

dan
 

Gimpy

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May 27, 2007
40
Spring Hill, Florida
#18
I was spoiled when I lived in Charleston. I could go to Whole Foods and get freshly roasted beans. From where I am now, its a 45 minute drive to get beans of less than mediocre quality.

If the Tampa area has a source of good beans, I've not found it.

I use a Capresso maker and a Capresso grinder, and I'm very happy with both of them.
 

Gimpy

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May 27, 2007
40
Spring Hill, Florida
#20
Small world, huh Gary?!

Thanks for the tip on Caracolillo. I'll be sure to check it out. We've been going to Fresh Market in Carrollwood and paying $9.99 for beans of unknown age.

It would be nice to have a source here in Spring Hill, but first we need to get a decent bookstore for crying out loud!