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I drink black coffee but I drink it all day long, I stopped counting the daily cups many years ago. I think it all started when I was on the road in a band. One of the few vices I have left.

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I can't stand instant coffee either! Welcome to the club [thumbup]

 

I drink Melitta European Roast Coffee. Drinking it daily lasts me a good 2-3 months and I can't drink anything else. You can pick it up at any grocery store for under $15.

 

 

Highly recommended! If I'm not mistaken, this is the coffee McDonalds now brews as well.

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I din't start drinking coffee until I started working first shift (5am) a few years ago. We drink it cheap, strong, and lots of it. When I get the chance, I check out one of the local coffee places. I was just turned onto this one.

 

http://www.thirty-thirtycoffee.com/

 

I'll be checking out a few of their offerings on my day off with my wife.

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My mom makes it on the stove. She doesn't let the water boil and when it is done she adds cold water so the grounds go to the bottom. She uses a colander just in case. Mind you we have coffee makers, she just thinkgs this is better. I call it cowboy coffee.

 

I gave up coffee three years ago. It was harder to quit than any drug or lover. Mind you I would drink one cup each morning, that was my ritual and no more, but I've gotten so concerned with internal organ health that I just drink water and teas. Mom always bought me Mexican coffee that had been grown near cinamon fields. The coffee had a strong cinamon taste despite not being a cinamon infused blend.

 

I now drink Awake tea by Tazo and Organic Chai by Tazo on my days off. I don't get nearly as hyper but I have lots of energy regardless.

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I'm a 3 BIG cups in the morning to get me started (probably equal to 7 or 8 cups as marked on the coffee maker). Can't function till cup #2 starts to kick in. I drink the 3rd one on drive to work (45-60 minutes). I use Tim Hortons Fine Ground. Use a little powered cream and a touch of splenda sweetner in it. Brew it in a 14 cup Cuisinart. My wife drinks 1 or 2 big cups in the morning and I get cranky if someone deprives me of my 3rd cup. I refrain from drinking it during the day, but will have 1-2 after dinner.

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Coffee -yes mmmmmm

 

Ground is best - with a burr grinder so all of the grinds get an even consistency.

Fresh cold water - I have a filtered water picture I keep in the fridge

Coffee maker - I like a cone filter (not the mr. coffee type basket filter) as it seems to pass through the grinds better and more evenly distributed.

 

Beans - favorite is Kona either from Loin Kona or Ferrari kona

 

However, kona is very expensive so I usually only buy it around Christmas time as a celebration coffee.

 

Beans vary from year to year it seems and I like to try different ones from around the world. I have no particular favorite at the moment. However, I prefer a light roast (light roast has the most caffeine)or a medium roast. To me the roast is equally important as where the bean is from and perhaps more important. Roasting brings out the various flavors.

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My mom makes it on the stove. She doesn't let the water boil and when it is done she adds cold water so the grounds go to the bottom. She uses a colander just in case. Mind you we have coffee makers, she just thinkgs this is better. I call it cowboy coffee.

 

I gave up coffee three years ago. It was harder to quit than any drug or lover. Mind you I would drink one cup each morning, that was my ritual and no more, but I've gotten so concerned with internal organ health that I just drink water and teas. Mom always bought me Mexican coffee that had been grown near cinamon fields. The coffee had a strong cinamon taste despite not being a cinamon infused blend.

 

I now drink Awake tea by Tazo and Organic Chai by Tazo on my days off. I don't get nearly as hyper but I have lots of energy regardless.

 

my Grandmother used to boil coffee on the stove, and she always tossed in a few egg-shells to "pull the bitter out"....not sure how or why, but it worked....also a pinch of salt to "make it interesting".

her coffee was world class and could simmer for half a day w/o ever being bitter or too strong.

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I have a Keurig, but I prefer a regular coffee maker. I can taste the difference. I'm the Eric Johnson of coffee....

 

I know there's KISS-branded coffee. It's probably re-packaged Starbucks though.

 

At the moment, I like Yuban.

 

I agree with tasting the difference. Plus most K-cups really aren't that strong, whereas when I brew from beans I overload the filter and make great daaaaaarrrrkk coffee. I've yet to find a K-cup that's as strong as I'd prefer, but I do like the convenience.

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Jamaican Blue Mountain is my favorite bean. But I don't get it as much as I used to. It's expensive and I only drink it around Christmas time.

I also have acquired a taste for others such as Kona, Java, Sumatra, and Sudanese.

Been drinking it a long time.

This month is all about the Sumatra. It's a rich, full-bodied brew.

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I also have a Kuerig brewer. My hubby does not drink coffee so I need to make small batches. I used to drink Folgers instant until I got the Kuerig. Originally I used Neumans extra bold 'cause I like a stronger coffee. We picked up some Kona when in Hawaii and I ground that for my Kuerig. It was really good. I, too, have found the Folgers Black Silk "K" cups to be very good.

 

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Another coffee that I really like and make if I don't brew in the morning is Nespresso capsules. They are oustanding and really taste like European coffee of which I am a fan.

Yeah the Nespresso ones were what we had free at work... REALLY REALLY nice.. :)

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Actually I tend to change brand/type/roast fairly frequently, although sometimes the quality of anything past major brands available in my area is IMHO questionable regardless of price tag.

 

But I think when you guzzle the stuff as much as I love to do, a bit of change in taste is pretty good every now and then.

 

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