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since tip brought up star bucks i gotta make a confession here, i love the smell of coffee beans. whenever we go to the grocery store or to walmart i make it a point to go down the coffee aisle. i love  the smell and my wife just rolls her eyes and says why dont you just buy some to take home and smell. i would, but why waste the money. for some reason coffee isnt the same after you brew it. the good smell is replaced by a taste i dont much care for. i can drink those cheapo gas station cappuccinos by the gallon. the real thing tastes to much like coffee for me. there is a chain of gas stations in minnesota called Holiday, they have an almond amaretto cappuccino that is really tastey. ive tried to drink several types of coffee, i even thought that if i drank super dark coffee it would be better, wrong. unfortunately its not like beer where darker is more flavorful. dark coffee tastes like regular coffee.
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Now that is funny.  I am also a closet coffee smeller.  (wonder if this is some sic kind of fetish)  Ever since I was a little kid I loved the smell of a coffee can when it was opened up.  Still do, although now I drink the stuff with plenty of cream and sugar.  Wink
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im wondering if the water ruins it when its brewed?
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depending on who brews it.... most businesses brew it way to freaking strong... even Starbucks!  I brew mine about half strength and add some sugar/sweetner and I'm good to go.  Now at Starbucks, I order a custom Latte!  My daughter Tara is a Barista at Starbucks and we get all our beans for free... nice little perk.
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it just seems like after its been brewed it tastes nothing like it smelled before it was brewed.
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

im wondering if the water ruins it when its brewed?
 
I'm not a coffee expert, but I do know the water can make a big difference.  If it's too hot it over extracts pulling out the yuckies from the bean.  If it is not hot enough you don't get the flavor.  I think the water temp is supposed to be 195-210 if I remember.  Thats optimal temps. 
 
Places like Mc'dees etc.. would often make their water much hotter and use less coffee as a cheap means of producing more with less.
 
Also grinding beans smaller will cause the coffee to be much stronger than a larger grind.
 
And I will add my favorite coffee is PERKED.  Which makes coffee experts cringe.  The most preferred method is a french press. 
 
OH, one more thing... the water.. City water verses Well water verses Purified water will all make the coffee taste totally different.  They all alter the extraction of the oils from the beans.  Chlorine... tsk tsk tsk.


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Originally posted by scooter65 scooter65 wrote:

Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

im wondering if the water ruins it when its brewed?
 
I'm not a coffee expert, but I do know the water can make a big difference.  If it's too hot it over extracts pulling out the yuckies from the bean.  If it is not hot enough you don't get the flavor.  I think the water temp is supposed to be 195-210 if I remember.  Thats optimal temps. 
 
Places like Mc'dees etc.. would often make their water much hotter and use less coffee as a cheap means of producing more with less.
 
Also grinding beans smaller will cause the coffee to be much stronger than a larger grind.
 
And I will add my favorite coffee is PERKED.  Which makes coffee experts cringe.  The most preferred method is a french press. 
 
OH, one more thing... the water.. City water verses Well water verses Purified water will all make the coffee taste totally different.  They all alter the extraction of the oils from the beans.  Chlorine... tsk tsk tsk.
 
Way to much thought in to this.
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Hunter, I was much like you.  In my twenties and early thirties, I loved the smell of coffee, but hated the taste.  In my later thirties I finally acquired a taste for coffee and now in my forties I rely on one cup every morning. 
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Originally posted by lucytuma lucytuma wrote:

Hunter, I was much like you.  In my twenties and early thirties, I loved the smell of coffee, but hated the taste.  In my later thirties I finally acquired a taste for coffee and now in my forties I rely on one cup every morning. 


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I've recently switched to tea....
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Not me, I hate coffee. I haven't had a cup since the 60's. I do rely on OJ every morning (to get going).
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That stuff from Holidays reminds me of what cowboy poet Baxter Black called it: Almond Amaretto Methyl-Hydrate.
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It took me 39 years to try coffee, now i love the stuff.
I buy beans and grind and brew my own.  
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I started drinking coffee in 3rd grade.  Was helping Grandpa plant corn.  At coffee time we stopped and had a cheese sandwich and a cup of coffee.  Grand always packed old Tupperware plastic cups.  Grandma always make Grandpa's coffee sweet.  24 years later I still love the stuff.  Grandma has the cup that I had my 1st cup of coffee in and I use it when ever I visit.
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Originally posted by lucytuma lucytuma wrote:

Hunter, I was much like you.  In my twenties and early thirties, I loved the smell of coffee, but hated the taste.  In my later thirties I finally acquired a taste for coffee and now in my forties I rely on one cup every morning. 

i cant stand to drink though, i stay away from it when ever possible, but i sure could go for some almond amaretto right now.Merry Christmas
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I am more of a tea drinker, but I do have a quad-Americano every morning in order to wake up.  Coffee Bean's facility where they roast the beans is on my way to work and they always have the freshest stuff.

Aside from that, I am mostly a tea drinker.

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I love good coffees and for the past 10 years have been buying select green coffee beans from around world and roasting them myself. The ability to bring out the very best from each type, rather than just roasting them into oblivion makes all the difference.




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Originally posted by Quoddy Quoddy wrote:

I love good coffees and for the past 10 years have been buying select green coffee beans from around world and roasting them myself. The ability to bring out the very best from each type, rather than just roasting them into oblivion makes all the difference.





now this fellar is serious about his cup of joeShocked
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Quoddy, I'm sure you make some fine coffee.  Have an uncle the same way.  I just don't have, I choose to spend my time in the AM differently, generally getting breakfast made and kids ready.

ILya, tea is very good as well.  Drink a lot of tea with my Grandma.
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i like sun tea, hot tea and me dont get along though.
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I have friends that own and run a coffee roaster and cafe.  Fresh coffee cannot be beat.  I love the Brazilian french roast.  I drink it black.  My 6 year old daughter is also a lover of the same.  When I wake up and think of my morning coffee, I get right out of bed.
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I have found that fresh roasted and brewed coffee has a bit of a sweet essence instead of bitter like stuff out of a can.  Drink all coffee black.
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