Coffee

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  1. Bobby Cole

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    Man, that coffee pot in the picture gives me the shivers. When I was younger, I worked with a "pour over" as opposed to the more expensive valve filled pot. When the water got hot (190 degrees) we dumped the water into a 1 gal pot and poured it over the top which had a filter with the necessary amount of ground coffee. After the initial pour, we then would keep refilling the 1 gal and pour it over again and again until the right aroma and color was achieved.

    More times than I could possibly count a waitress would make it and somewhere along the line would scald herself from one of the pours.
     
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    That 'Pour Over' is right up my alley.
    When you need it strong, you need it STRONG!
     
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    @Tim Burr's post reminded me of a time in the early '60's when my mother acquired one of those big coffee makers from a cafe that had closed it's doors. My mother was a very social person, and she had spent most of her morning at that cafe. She then decided that all her friends could come to our house for their morning coffee social. Guess who got the chore of keeping the pot going. :mad: I was so glad when that thing quit working. :rolleyes:

    Now that I am the only coffee drinker in this cabin, I use a Keurig coffee maker with K-cups. In hot weather I only drink one 16 oz cup, but in cooler weather i can drink up to three cups a day. I've finally settled on Caza Trail dark roast coffee, and I love the deep dark taste of it. I'm all for bargains, just not when it comes to my morning coffee. In the long run it is the most economical way for a single coffee drinker to go.
     
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    When we first got a Keurig, I loved it. I could have a different type of coffee every time, and could make just one cup at a time. While I still use the Keurig when I'm upstairs and want a cup, I prefer the whole bean coffee that I make downstairs. It has a richer taste; at least I think that's the word I want to use, not to mean stronger but more fulfilling. We had a large Bunn coffeemaker for a while, left over from when we ran a coffee shop; actually, I think it might still be around somewhere, unless my wife gave it away.

    When I was in college, I had a 30-cup coffeemaker that made horrible coffee, but I didn't have to keep getting up and making more. Later, when I was working the graveyard shift at Hoerner-Walforf and Champion Paper, I would take it to work and save everyone the cost of buying even crappier coffee from the vending machine.
     
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    What about the Ninja coffee maker, @Ken Anderson ? I remember that you said it makes almost any kind of coffee, and when I looks at the little sales video for it, it looked pretty awesome. Or maybe that is what you are referring to when you make your Keurig coffee ? does the Ninja coffee maker do the one-cup thing as well as making a full pot ?
    My daughter, Robin just came over to visit us and she brought us over her Keurig coffee maker. She said it stopped working, and she hated to just throw it out, and she thought maybe Bobby can fix it. It was an expensive one, almost $300; so it would be awesome if we can get it working again.
    It has the large water tank in the back and keeps water hot, so it can make a cup of coffee almost instantly she said. She was working from home, and used it all of the time; but now she is not doing that, and she said she mostly drinks coffee at work in the mornings.
    I am hoping that Bobby can get this working again, and it should be perfect for us. It also has the little extra cup-thing that you can use with your own coffee, so Bobby can grind his coffee that we get at Sam's Club that he prefers and use that in the Keurig . I am hoping that it will be something that he can fix and then we can enjoy fresh coffee for each cup, too.
     
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    That's what I use when I make coffee downstairs, which is my preference. It will make one cup at a time, but I rarely make less than a full pot. When the Keurigs quit working, usually they can be fixed by cleaning them repeatedly, using a vinegar mix, until they start working. Since they are an enclosed system, the main thing that goes wrong is that it clogs.
     
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    @Ken Anderson
    I've torn apart several which would no longer flow despite vinegar treatment, to find our Desert water had impossibly clogged the feed pipe with hard alkali. We licked the problem by buying drinking water machine R/O treated for 25 cents a gallon, to use exclusively for coffee making. Not a clog since, perhaps a year or more.
    Frank
     
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    I bought some coffee this morning- online. It's that Mt Comfort coffee, the Costa Rican I had been getting at Sam's Club but was discontinued by Sam's. It's a medium grind. My coffee make makes a cup in three minutes so the caffeine is not over stated ( the longer the water stays on the grounds the more caffeine). Anyway I like this coffee. I also bought a Peruvian blend coffee with the Mt Comfort label. Thought I'd give it a try. All in 21/2 pound bags and the shipping is free. Mickey Mouse and the price is right. Like somebody said earlier, "That's a home run."
     
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    Enjoy your coffee , friends ! wave.gif
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    I have been a coffee hound all my life drinking many cups every day at work. Then going to Tim Horton's coffee after work. Going on holiday got to sample many coffees from other countries and loved Jamaican blue mountain coffee. Even got into the flavored coffees at one time. Now living in the DR I ended up loving their coffee most of all 100% coffee I even by coffee at the factory that makes chocolate and they roast the beans in their machines all done in the countryside small building that you can tour through just by asking. 100% natural plus a great taste.
     
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    Have used Bunn for years and love it. I even make tea with it.
     
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    This is one with four warmers.
     
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    Sounds very nice Ken!
     
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    Coffee time..... wave.gif
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    Enjoy your Monday Coffee ! wave.gif
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