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Re: Most recent coffee (or tea)

Post by hugodrax » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:07 am

UncleBob wrote:
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Earl Gray Chai
Again.
I thought Chai used stratospheric amounts of sugar. Am I wrong or are you teaching the beetus who is the boss?

Earl Grey here, too.
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Re: Most recent coffee (or tea)

Post by UncleBob » Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:23 am

hugodrax wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:07 am
UncleBob wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:32 am
UncleBob wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:50 am
Earl Gray Chai
Again.
I thought Chai used stratospheric amounts of sugar. Am I wrong or are you teaching the beetus who is the boss?

Earl Grey here, too.
No sugar or milk
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Re: Most recent coffee (or tea)

Post by Goose55 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:01 am

Fresh ground Don Francisco Colombian Supremo, black with sugar, with a bowl of McCl broken flake Beacon VAper
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Re: Most recent coffee (or tea)

Post by A_Morley » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:28 pm

Just had a pot of Brooke Bond Red Label, strong and hot from a mug with a dollop of whole milk. Few things more ambrosial. I'll likely have another.
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Re: Most recent coffee (or tea)

Post by hugodrax » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:39 pm

A_Morley wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:28 pm
Just had a pot of Brooke Bond Red Label, strong and hot from a mug with a dollop of whole milk. Few things more ambrosial. I'll likely have another.
I spend enough time in Asian supermarkets to make looking for this a good distraction from the oddments.

Lapsang souchong, black. Apparently, the health benefits of black tea evaporate with milk. Damn and Blast, seeing that I really enjoy Hong Kong Milk tea.
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Re: Most recent coffee (or tea)

Post by A_Morley » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:55 pm

hugodrax wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:39 pm
A_Morley wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:28 pm
Just had a pot of Brooke Bond Red Label, strong and hot from a mug with a dollop of whole milk. Few things more ambrosial. I'll likely have another.
I spend enough time in Asian supermarkets to make looking for this a good distraction from the oddments.

Lapsang souchong, black. Apparently, the health benefits of black tea evaporate with milk. Damn and Blast, seeing that I really enjoy Hong Kong Milk tea.
I don't cotton to tea as a health beverage. Well, I do, but not in the way that the hippies do. Black tea with milk in it is what keeps me alive.
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Re: Most recent coffee (or tea)

Post by hugodrax » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:52 pm

A_Morley wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:55 pm
hugodrax wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:39 pm
A_Morley wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:28 pm
Just had a pot of Brooke Bond Red Label, strong and hot from a mug with a dollop of whole milk. Few things more ambrosial. I'll likely have another.
I spend enough time in Asian supermarkets to make looking for this a good distraction from the oddments.

Lapsang souchong, black. Apparently, the health benefits of black tea evaporate with milk. Damn and Blast, seeing that I really enjoy Hong Kong Milk tea.
I don't cotton to tea as a health beverage. Well, I do, but not in the way that the hippies do. Black tea with milk in it is what keeps me alive.
Well, I can use all the help I can get, and if five ml of milk makes the difference, ill jolly well make it a rare occasion rather than the norm. Say just one or two cups a day.
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Post by jdavis2809 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:14 pm

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Re: Most recent coffee (or tea)

Post by Tatanka » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:57 pm

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Wellsley Farms (BJ's) Kona Gourmet Blend; Syphon brewed

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Tell me - honestly now: Is this "Syphoned brewed" make any difference in the flavor?
If yes,. .. then in what way? Please!
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Re: Most recent coffee (or tea)

Post by wosbald » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:54 am

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Tatanka wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:57 pm
wosbald wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:13 am
Wellsley Farms (BJ's) Kona Gourmet Blend; Syphon brewed

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Tell me - honestly now: Is this "Syphoned brewed" make any difference in the flavor?
If yes,. .. then in what way? Please!
No, not really. It's basically just a very consistent way to make filter coffee (i.e. no worrying about pouring patterns, pouring rate, keeping consistent water temp, grind size, etc.). Plus, it makes a very HOT cup.

OTOH, it's a bit fussier and cleanup isn't as easy as dumping a filter-paper.

IMO and AFAIK, there are only 5 basic kinds of coffee brewing:
  1. Filtered (Syphon goes here, along with Auto-Drip, Drip Pot, Chemex et al., Nel Pot, etc.)
  2. Unfiltered (French Press goes here, along with Open Pot, Turkish, etc.)
  3. Pressured (Espresso/Moka Pot)
  4. Cold Steep (Toddy et al.)
  5. Kyoto Cold-Drip
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Re: Most recent coffee (or tea)

Post by Irish-Dane » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:19 am

Purchased the "Winter" blend from the local coffee roaster in our town, Dynamite Roasting Co. I am not a fan of their Spring or Summer, and about 50/50 on their Autumn blend. It's surprising to me how much I disliked the other two, while at the same time I find most of their other offerings to be some of the best I've ever had in any style. With mediocre hopes I brewed the first pot this morning in the drip pot. Pleasantly surprised. It's a good one.
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Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:34 pm

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Re: Most recent coffee (or tea)

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:37 pm

hugodrax wrote:
UncleBob wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:32 am
UncleBob wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:50 am
Earl Gray Chai
Again.
I thought Chai used stratospheric amounts of sugar. Am I wrong or are you teaching the beetus who is the boss?

Earl Grey here, too.
Traditional chai involves the addition of milk and honey, but if you drink it by itself it does not contain any inherent sugar.


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Re: Most recent coffee (or tea)

Post by Goose55 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:46 pm

Glass of Green Tea, with citrus, this afternoon.
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Re: Most recent coffee (or tea)

Post by hugodrax » Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:42 pm

Earl Grey with a side of Plymouth sloe gin.
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Re: Most recent coffee (or tea)

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:33 am

Kurig coffee at the auto garage, getting our 20k service on the VW wagon


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Post by Jester » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:01 am

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Post by wosbald » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:56 am

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Mt. Comfort Coffee Peru; Syphon brewed

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Post by wosbald » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:06 am

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Gevalia Papua New Guinea Special Reserve; Syphon-brewed

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Re: Most recent coffee (or tea)

Post by UncleBob » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:17 am

Earl Grey Chai
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