How Do You Have Your Coffee?
Are you a morning drinker?
Do you drink coffee religiously or on one-of-those days?
How do you have your coffee?
What methods do you use?
I am a full-time student who is fortunate enough to be the only coffee drinker in my household so I am able to brew an amazing cup of coffee using a coffee press without having to worry about making an extra cup or four and have my precious bean go to waste.
Here is a picture of my set-up, I also have a Black&Decker water dispenser like the ones in your workplace that I use.
- 12-28-11, 06:43 PM #3
Depends on the day really, some days I will drink three or four pots (12 cup pots), and then there are days i will drink two or three cups or none.
As to how I will drink it, that will depend on where I am, but normally a little cream and honey or splenda. If I go out to eat, I will have three or four cups of coffee (restaurant coffee cups are tiny!)
Thank goodness coffee does not keep me from sleeping!
- 12-29-11, 02:17 AM #5
I drink Black Coffee, the way it is meant to be enjoyed
I consumer probably 1-2L per day, Not every day as I tend to not make it at home because I prefer drinking from a paper cup to a mug, and don't want to have that much waste in the home.
Most often I am Drinking Americano's from Mc(Cafe)Donalds these days, and occasionally Tim Hortons, though I spoil myself with some Authentic Arabic coffee from time to time.
- 12-29-11, 07:37 AM #11
My coffee come in a green bottle or can that says mt. dew on it. Never did like the taste of hot bitter water. Yes I've tried everything in it and all different kinds of mocas etc. It is still sweetened hot bitter water to me.
- 12-29-11, 09:20 AM #12
That isn't to say you should go out and keep trying coffee, but if you find your self in a place that has expensive coffee and a specific motif don't be afraid to ask about it and try it, Arabic coffee with the grounds in the cup is very powerful tasting but tastes much different than what you would taste at a Starbucks,
Coffee like Beer has so many different flavours available
I purchase a pound a month which has been roughly $13.00 USD to $18.00 USD and in the long run it has saved me a bunch of money as a college student versus going to the local coffee shops.
There is also that something about grinding your own coffee, brewing it in a coffee press or stovetop vacuum that just feels so much nicer. Its nice until you accidentally get some ground coffee dust on your nice shirt you just ironed.
- 12-29-11, 10:47 AM #15
I'm a committed espressoholic. I use a superautomatic machine at home, that grinds the beans fresh each brew, and usually consume 4-6 shots daily. Being in the business for years, I can attest to there being a huge variety, and that most of the popular stuff is not the best example of quality.
- 12-29-11, 03:54 PM #17
Coffee press person here, usually 2 cups in the morning fuels me through the day. Although I also have a "travel press" that I keep at work with a stash of beans, just in case I need something in the afternoon!
My preferred bean of choice is PapaNicholas brand Italian Espresso Roast...my absolute favorite. Grind it, brew it, drink it...doesn't get any better.
Also an espresso fan, but I finally burned out my machine and just haven't replaced it yet
- 12-29-11, 04:07 PM #18
We just got a Keurig. I'm not a coffee lover, I love iced tea and hot chocolate, but I do like flavoured coffee every once in a while. My hubby is a coffee fan though. Cream and sugar for me - for the Canadians it's what you'd call a timmys double double.
I tried the Timothy's German chocolate cake k-cup last night. Yum!
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- 12-29-11, 04:36 PM #19
One thing I have found over the years, if you can't drink the local tap water, you wont be able to drink the coffee, tea, koolaide, if the water isn't filtered or bottled.
I agree on a lot of coffee being hot bitter water, especially when it has been made with over roasted beans, or allowed to sit and concentarate as the water evaporate with grounds in the pot, talk about yuck!
Last edited by BlkBear; 12-29-11 at 04:41 PM.
- 12-30-11, 10:05 AM #21
Here's my setup, minus my Mr. Coffee grinder; yes, there's 2 of everything, and yes, there's a lot of PapaNicholas branded items. Their UPC codes are worth points that you can redeem for merchandise, so, yes, I've drank a lot of PapaNicholas coffee over the years.
Sorry, this picture isn't scratch and sniff. I tried though...
- 12-30-11, 11:16 AM #22
Here's my old "tractor", as I need to replace the grinder in my nicer unit. Poor thing probably had over a million brews on it
Just purchased a bag of Papa Nicholas restaurant blend the other day. Nice stuff. My personal favorite is Illy Cafe, Intelligentsia makes a few nice ones, Seattle's Best, and many smaller, lesser known roasters. I like experimenting, and experiencing new beans, just as I do with beer.
The Kuerig is darn nice for individual American style coffee. We have one of them too, though it usually does nothing but collect dust.
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