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the COFFEE DRINKERS thread

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by !!! SUB DUDE, Sep 14, 2004.

  1. !!! SUB DUDE

    !!! SUB DUDE Guest

    i am a gourmet coffee fanatic. let's discuss our favorite flavors and roasts and blends and regions and coffee drinks.

    personally, i won't drink anything that's made with robusta beans (most of the mass-produced coffee out there). robusta is way shitty. seriously. unlike the ARABICA beans, which are smooth, larger, and uniform in shape and color (unroasted, light green, as opposed to a hodgepodge of shit brown and tan-yellow). the flavor is also less "dirty."

    out of the three coffee-growing regions worldwide, my favorites are the african-arabian varieties, which are more winey, as opposed to the south american varieties (very clean and smooth) or the indonesian ones ("earthy" aka "DIRTY")....WITH the exception of jamaica blue mountain, which is basically the best coffee bean in the world, and is only grown on this one mountain, and costs $25 for an 8 oz bag.

    discuss. i will continue after a sugarfree hazelnut iced latte with soy milk.
     
  2. !!! SUB DUDE

    !!! SUB DUDE Guest

    sooooo i GUESS most of you just stay lethargic for most of the day??
    and i guess that i'm the only one who can say that he got a $50 bodum french press for free today, huh? pfffff. you guys are booooringgggg
     
  3. slave_one

    slave_one Elite Member

    Joined: Apr 4, 2003 Messages: 2,745 Likes Received: 2
    you're so bougie...
     
  4. !!! SUB DUDE

    !!! SUB DUDE Guest

    aint no shame in my game.
     
  5. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 233
    i could have sworn we banned you for being a total douchebag.
     
  6. !!! SUB DUDE

    !!! SUB DUDE Guest

    now WHERE would you get a notion like that. i simply want to talk about coffee. did you know, seeking, that contrary to popular belief, the DARKER a coffee's roast is, the LESS caffiene is present? the roasting process actually DIMINISHES the amount of coffee in the bean. and that is why i stick with medium-light blends.
     
  7. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    WRONG!!!

    Blue Mountain coffee is a sham.
    It's all part of a hype machine like DeBoers Diamonds or Puff Daddy's Family.
    You can get just as fine a coffee from Kona to Kenya,
    just know what you're actually buying and you'll be fine.

    besides...... Beans should go from roast to cup in less than 3 days,
    so unless you're buing the bluemountain beans IN Jamaica,
    you're compromising quality from the very begining.

    I drink straight espresso, unsweetened.

    < coffee snob >
     
  8. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 12,427 Likes Received: 1
    OOOOOOOOoooo

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    Sub Dude, you got BURNED G!

    Oh, but yeah, I'm like Bonnie....I tend to buy cheap coffee simply to wake up. I usually only have the gourmet expensive shit when i go out to dinner at a nice restaurant
     
  9. !!! SUB DUDE

    !!! SUB DUDE Guest

    wellllllllllll K3, it's a sham that i like. also, do your prefer your espresso machiato (sp), con panna, or plain? because an espresso shot only stays fresh for 10 seconds, soooo if you wish to enjoy it for a longer period of time, you must add milk (machiato = milk froth, con panna = cream), or your shot will be SUPER bitter.
     
  10. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    To be honest.... I'm more of a tea drinker these days.

    Honestly.... Untill you've tried White Tea..... you just dont know decadence.

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    [list]The most prized of all teas, yet the least known. White teas are comprised of young buds and tender leaves, which are either steamed or sun dried. Very few plantations produce white tea. Some still practice the traditional plucking method once reserved for the Chinese Emperor. Known as the "Imperial Plucking", the traditional method removes only the bud and the first leaf from the bush. White tea is held to be particularly valuable for lowering heat, combating the influence of dampness, and stimulating the intestinal tract.[/list]
     
  11. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    very good SB....

    here's the thing;
    If you add milk too soon, I belive it kills the creama
    and ruins that first sip. I might add some milk after that first sip. Less than a table spoon for sure.


    but yeah..... I'm on a tea kick these days.
     
  12. !!! SUB DUDE

    !!! SUB DUDE Guest

    more vital info:
    espresso shots should be "pulled" at a time of 16 to 26 seconds, with a "perfect" shot landing between 18 and 22. long shots taste burned, while short ones are watered-down. UNLESS you prefer espresso rettrito (literally "restricted"), which is pulled short intentionally.
     
  13. perhap

    perhap Member

    Joined: Sep 2, 2004 Messages: 390 Likes Received: 0
    sorry, i consider myself a coffee snob. Me and the folks own a coffee shop. Im not to big on blue mountain, but we are getting some coffee grown from some priests in jamaica. My espresso, i like plain, but thats cause i pull them short, lends a same kick just less juice, good crema. Breve is my favorite plain. But with a flavoring i like peanut butter mochas, yea the girl drinks. Starbucks sucks, a machiato(sp?) by them is totally wrong. Machiato means marked, so pull a shot and a tablespoon or so of foam and thats it. They dont know how to steam or froth the milk. Does anyone else get chunks of like burnt milk at starbucks? I wish starbucks would open a shop right across from us. We'd kill them. No competition whatsoever. Their cleanliness and techniques with everything are shitty. Granted they do have good coffee if your traveling and dont know a nearby coffee shop, but they have control over such a market, and they inform their customers completely wrong.

    perhap/rant over
     
  14. !!! SUB DUDE

    !!! SUB DUDE Guest

    yes starbucks is LAME.
    and your foam is only good if you're able to take a spoonfull and turn the spoon upside-down horizontally without the foam falling out. i hate runny froth.
     
  15. <KEY3>

    <KEY3> Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 24, 2004 Messages: 6,878 Likes Received: 2
    word up perhaps...

    My Pops used to run a coffee roastery off the coast of Venezuela.
    He was pissed that the 'standard' for specialty coffee now is set by starbucks.
    It's like the standard for burgers being set by McDonalds. Oh wait..... ?
    You have to offer a better product, at a lower price, with 100% consistency from day to day.
    But yeah..... I'm a tea guy now.


    Oolong!!!!
     
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