Welcome to the MacNN Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

You are here: MacNN Forums > Community > MacNN Lounge > Coffee Talk

Coffee Talk (Page 2)
Thread Tools
andi*pandi
Moderator
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: inside 128, north of 90
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 13, 2019, 12:47 PM
 
If I saw airplane, it was the santized for TV version.

I do recall going to the drive-in, seeing the first kid friendly movie, going to sleep in the back, and waking up to gunshots during the second feature. A guy being totally pelletted execution style, blood flying.
     
subego  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Chicago, Bang! Bang!
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 13, 2019, 01:41 PM
 
Airplane and 9 to 5 were my introduction to VCRs, as well as watching the same movie over and over.
     
Thorzdad
Moderator
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Nobletucky
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 13, 2019, 04:45 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
I do recall going to the drive-in, seeing the first kid friendly movie, going to sleep in the back, and waking up to gunshots during the second feature. A guy being totally pelletted execution style, blood flying.
Sounds like RoboCop. That’s a very difficult-to-watch scene. I can’t imagine being a kid and waking up to it.
When I want your opinion,-
I'll read it in your entrails
     
andi*pandi
Moderator
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: inside 128, north of 90
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 14, 2019, 01:51 PM
 
I think I was old enough to see robocop in the theaters. This was some kind of political movie, possibly. An old white guy in a tie.
     
And.reg
The Mighty
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: With the seagulls and the lobster rolls
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 20, 2019, 10:06 PM
 
So I decided to swallow my pride and buy a present for myself, a JavaPress crank-turn coffee bean grinder... was waiting on some discounts. Will arrive in about a week.
     
subego  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Chicago, Bang! Bang!
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 30, 2019, 02:46 PM
 
So, if I pour a cup before the pot finishes brewing, isn’t that earlier cup going to be stronger than if I waited for the whole pot to finish?
     
Thorzdad
Moderator
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Nobletucky
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 30, 2019, 06:08 PM
 
For xmas, one of my kids got me this inexpensive little stainless steel, micro-pore cone thing for making pour-overs. It was a stocking stuffer. It amazingly makes a really good home pour-over.
When I want your opinion,-
I'll read it in your entrails
     
And.reg
The Mighty
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: With the seagulls and the lobster rolls
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 30, 2019, 06:32 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
So, if I pour a cup before the pot finishes brewing, isn’t that earlier cup going to be stronger than if I waited for the whole pot to finish?
Yup, concentration is strongest at the beginning then decays semi-exponentially.

Also my manual burr grinder works well, think I got the setting right...

Originally Posted by subego View Post
Obligatory gnashing of teeth for using a cheap grinder.
Now can someone ungnash my teeth so that I can enjoy some cake?
     
subego  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Chicago, Bang! Bang!
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 8, 2020, 02:28 PM
 
Yesterday, I put the filter in without the filter holder, and this morning, I made doubly sure to put in the holder, and then forgot to put in the carafe.

JFC.
     
Laminar
Posting Junkie
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Iowa, how long can this be? Does it really ruin the left column spacing?
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 8, 2020, 03:59 PM
 
You shouldn't try to do so much before you've had your coffee.
     
And.reg
The Mighty
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: With the seagulls and the lobster rolls
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 8, 2020, 04:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Yesterday, I put the filter in without the filter holder, and this morning, I made doubly sure to put in the holder, and then forgot to put in the carafe.

JFC.
At least you did not mess up quite as bad as the Patriots.
     
subego  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Chicago, Bang! Bang!
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 9, 2020, 01:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
You shouldn't try to do so much before you've had your coffee.
Like, when I bring all the coffee to work, so I have to actually go out and get coffee before I’ve had my coffee.
     
And.reg
The Mighty
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: With the seagulls and the lobster rolls
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 14, 2020, 12:12 PM
 
*arrives at cafe after a weekend of no coffee*




*sips coffee*




*finishes coffee then realizes it was a double shot*



     
subego  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Chicago, Bang! Bang!
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 22, 2020, 09:10 AM
 
Maybe this is obvious, but I’ve found a massive difference between putting in the sugar first, vs pouring it in after the cup is filled.

If I do it first, the sugar melts instantly, and mixes throughout the entire drink. If I do it after, it’s a deal where the cup gets progressively sweeter. The last third is cloying.
     
turtle777
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: planning a comeback !
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 22, 2020, 01:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Maybe this is obvious, but I’ve found a massive difference between putting in the sugar first, vs pouring it in after the cup is filled.

If I do it first, the sugar melts instantly, and mixes throughout the entire drink. If I do it after, it’s a deal where the cup gets progressively sweeter. The last third is cloying.
Or you could use one of these contraptions (e.g. spoon) to stir.

-t
     
subego  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Chicago, Bang! Bang!
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 22, 2020, 02:14 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Or you could use one of these contraptions (e.g. spoon) to stir.

-t
Stirring occurred with both methods.
     
Laminar
Posting Junkie
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Iowa, how long can this be? Does it really ruin the left column spacing?
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 22, 2020, 04:47 PM
 
If you don't immersion-blender your coffee after adding sugar, are you even really drinking coffee?
     
subego  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Chicago, Bang! Bang!
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 22, 2020, 07:23 PM
 
Honestly, at this point, I feel I’m drinking coffee flavored cream.
     
ghporter
Administrator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: San Antonio TX USA
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 23, 2020, 07:27 PM
 
I don't do sugar in coffee, but my wife does. So when I set up the pour-over, I put the sugar in first. The brew drips into the sugar and it mixes pretty well in the process. Then half-and-half goes in and plenty of stirring gets everything mixed well. She says it works better for her.

Glenn -----OTR/L, MOT, Tx
     
And.reg
The Mighty
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: With the seagulls and the lobster rolls
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Jan 24, 2020, 10:17 AM
 
Coffee that is too watered down will seem more bitter.

Also some coffees are naturally sweet, such as:
https://honduras.net/mall/honduran-coffee/cafe-maya/

When I picked up this brand, the whole package was in Spanish. It was so sweet that I thought that someone added a little cane sugar to it, but no that's just how this one is grown.
     
And.reg
The Mighty
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: With the seagulls and the lobster rolls
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Feb 10, 2020, 04:21 PM
 
So, anyone else try Ethiopian?
     
subego  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Chicago, Bang! Bang!
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Feb 10, 2020, 04:39 PM
 
I think I mentioned I started this whole coffee journey because I was suddenly in charge of making it for a bunch of people. I tried to pick the options which looked like they’d have broad appeal, which is my general rule when menu planning.

I also think I mentioned I live a block away from a cafe run by a local roaster (Intelligentsia), so that’s the obvious source.

Decided to get two types. One is their “Breakfast Blend”, which is Mexico, and Peru. The other is “House Blend”, which is Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Honduras.

I tried a seasonal Christmas thing a few months back, and didn’t like it. Same with the ”Mocha Java” I got from a different local roaster (Metropolis).

Since I’ve had bad luck, I’ve been sticking with my original choices, mainly the breakfast one for myself, but now I want to start experimenting again.
     
Thorzdad
Moderator
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Nobletucky
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Feb 11, 2020, 10:13 AM
 
Originally Posted by And.reg View Post
So, anyone else try Ethiopian?
Yep. My local coffee shop does an Ethiopian pour-over. It's a wonderful cup o' joe.
When I want your opinion,-
I'll read it in your entrails
     
Brien
Professional Poster
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Southern California
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Feb 11, 2020, 12:00 PM
 
An Ethiopian hambela was the best coffee I’ve ever had.
     
And.reg
The Mighty
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: With the seagulls and the lobster rolls
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Feb 12, 2020, 09:25 AM
 
I heard great things about Yirgacheffe but the seller at the farmer's market did not have any except on reserve, so, I had Sidamo, which works, sort of bergamot/gray tea taste.

Also, seasonal "flavored" coffees...
     
subego  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Chicago, Bang! Bang!
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Feb 15, 2020, 03:33 PM
 
Liking the Ethiopian!

     
subego  (op)
Clinically Insane
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Chicago, Bang! Bang!
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Feb 22, 2020, 04:37 PM
 
I guess I wasn’t paying attention the first time around because I was taken off-guard by the Ethiopian costing $40 for a three-quarter pound bag.
     
And.reg
The Mighty
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: With the seagulls and the lobster rolls
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Feb 24, 2020, 09:03 PM
 
$16 for me for one pound of whole beans, organic, at the local market
     
 
Thread Tools
 
Forum Links
Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Top
Privacy Policy
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:40 AM.
All contents of these forums © 1995-2017 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Branding + Design: www.gesamtbild.com
vBulletin v.3.8.8 © 2000-2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.,