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 Post subject: Black Water
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 3:14 pm 
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How many here are adept coffee drinkers?

How many, how often a day?

Dependency, withdrawn symptoms?

I like it myself, take a big cup once a day in the morning, and I have been enjoying the grinding of beans and the wonders of the french press lately...

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 Post subject: Re: Black Water
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:22 pm 
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Good for 4 or 5 large mugs a day. No instant. Percolator.
Strange thing is...it puts me to sleep!

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 Post subject: Re: Black Water
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 6:28 pm 
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I'm hooked on the high-end stuff...I like StarBucks Columbia, about ninebucks a pound. I drink it straight up black, usually eight or ten cups before noon. A couple of hours later, I have a caffiene crash.

I'd like to quit, but I feel like shit when I don't have me joe.


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 Post subject: Re: Black Beans
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I used to drink a cup every morning.A guy by the name of Juan Valdez used to pick mine high in the mtns.of Colombia.He put it on his burro and sold it in a little white box affair,uptown....For the last time coffee or caffiene was a regular affair for me,I'd have to go back to the `90's.I have a cup once in a blue moon if it smells good and there's a little honey,honey to sweetin it....well OK then.One small cup please.But not regularly and no soda caffiene fixes either.Nada! Don't even miss it anymore.I was more of a tea drinker anyway than a caffiene/coffee freak.
It's always amazed me at what humans can do without.They say they "gottsta have it" and "can't do without it",but when it comes down to it,you can do without a lot of things and your mind/body adapts accordingly.
One thing the world needs is clean safe water.It makes your coffee taste alot better too! The water out of the tap here,in this part of California,is way to salient for my tastes and to add coffee/tea would just be a waste anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: Black Water
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2 to 3 by day, the cheapest cuz i am poor :|

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 Post subject: Re: Black Water
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I never drink less than 5-6 mugs/day. Nothing like as healthy addiction. It's really my only vice anymore. I personally keep Starbucks in business.

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 Post subject: Re: Black Water
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My coffee habit is limited to two cups (in a Santa Claus mug) in the morning and maybe two after dinner.

Hot, Black, & Bitter.....like my last girlfriend...


Don't like to drink so much that it gives me the jitters or a headache from being without the caffeine. It's a nice balance.

Like to try different store brands from time to time.

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 Post subject: Re: Black Water
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Milton Bradley wrote:
Hot, Black, & Bitter.....like my last girlfriend...

I used to order mine just like my women,sweet and tan. :wink: :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Black Water
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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
Milton Bradley wrote:
Hot, Black, & Bitter.....like my last girlfriend...

I used to order mine just like my women,sweet and tan. :wink: :mrgreen:

Well I'm brownish but bitter and one cup in the morning is it for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Black Water
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By far the most popular and consumed psychoactive substance (i.e. caffeine) in today's rapidly changind world. One we can all talk about openly.

As a great wise guy said: one could not imagine industrial culture w/o coffee...

Not only the coffee plant has it. Here a very popular plant with caffeine is Guaraná. Kola nuts also have it. Black, green and white tea, all different presentations of the same plant, also is rich in caffeine. Cocoa as well, and of course, that is where we get the food of the gods: chocolat...

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 Post subject: Re: Black Water
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Don't forget Mountain Dew.

...and No-Doz.


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 Post subject: Re: Black Water
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Nescafe Gold Blend Instant, 12 to 15 250ml cups per day, no milk, no suger, no sleep...


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 Post subject: Re: Black Water
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I drink about a litre of fairly strong espresso coffee, deep black, rich smelling ground coffee, straight from the bean, no instant, spread out in three single mugs of coffee a day. One for breakfast, literally, one soon after lunch and the third sometime in the evening. I'm with Doug on this one, it doesn't keep me awake. I can drink a 330 ml cup of strong black coffee late in the evening and soon after fall asleep like a baby.

Occasionally, I squeeze in an extra one when I'm out on the town. Like today, when I met up with my brother to celebrate a successful exam.

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 Post subject: Re: Black Water
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I drink Tea, preferably Tazo Organic Chai. Everyone I've known who drank coffee is either dead, or has bad breath...... :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Black Water
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bugler wrote:
I drink Tea, preferably Tazo Organic Chai. Everyone I've known who drank coffee is either dead, or has bad breath...... :shock:

I like to mix my coffee with French Vanilla CoffeeMate. Sabbs has stated it is a vast improvement over regular coffee-breath.

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 Post subject: Re: Black Water
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This is just in:

2012's scientific photo winner:

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Anywhere from one big mug to an entire pot per day. I grind my own beans and use a Mr. Coffee type dripper.


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 Post subject: Re: Black Water
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2012 9:10 am 
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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
How many here are adept coffee drinkers?

How many, how often a day?

Dependency, withdrawn symptoms?

I like it myself, take a big cup once a day in the morning, and I have been enjoying the grinding of beans and the wonders of the french press lately...

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Whats the trick to the French press? Ive got one but it doesnt seem to give me the same bump that my perc does. I drink about a pot a day.

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 Post subject: Re: Black Water
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One point, well raised, by KK is the quality of the water...

Now, for me, the secret of thr french press is not to grind the beans to poweder and render 'em coarse to medium, and most important, don't boil the water. Heat it just up to about to boil, when the first [shark] bubbles start to blow from the bottom, but it is not boiling yet (~96°C or ~205°F)...

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 Post subject: Re: Black Water
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DO NOT put pure water in a commercial coffee machine, like a Bunn or Curtis.

The water will not stop flowing, because the level sensor needs minerals to detect the water level.

So don't do it!


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 Post subject: Re: Black Water
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A rope leash wrote:
DO NOT put pure water in a commercial coffee machine, like a Bunn or Curtis. The water will not stop flowing, because the level sensor needs minerals to detect the water level.
That's fucking nuts. There's an engineer who should never have got a job in the first place. Probably a cocaine decision.

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 Post subject: Re: Black Water
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Of course, if it is a pour-over type, pure water would be okay. It's when a commercial machine is connected to a pure water supply that floor get soaked. many a venue has thought pure water would be great, only to wind up mopping.

The really old Bunns have float switches that work great. They just have to be adjusted correctly. The modern machines are all electronically controlled. I think if they could detect the water level without minerals in the water, they would have done it years ago.

These machines are basically just hot-water delivery systems. Depending on the water source, the inside of the tanks can look like small caves. Some even have stalagtites. Or is it stalagmites?

One of the things that bugs me about these machines is the fact that some local water sources have gawd knows what contamination. Sure, the water gets boiled, but can mud or benzene really get boiled out?

I worked on these machines for a short time last decade. I'm actually Bunn certified.

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A rope leash wrote:
I'm actually Bunn certified.

Bunn's up kneelin'? :lol:

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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
A rope leash wrote:
I'm actually Bunn certified.

Bunn's up kneelin'? :lol:

or

FZ to Patrolman LaFamine in Apostolic Studios, NYC, 1967: 'Here, have a Bunn'.

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