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Ranger50
Ranger50 UltimaDork
9/7/18 9:14 a.m.

I guess I’m the oddball that likes stuff like deathwish and black rifle coffee?

Oh well I never was one to completely toe the same line....

Aaron_King
Aaron_King PowerDork
9/7/18 10:09 a.m.
sleepyhead said:
Toyman01 said:

This is what I drink at home. I've had a hard time finding it in the States lately. The last order came out of England. 

Instant!?

gonna switch back over to whole bean now that the grinder is here.  Had been using Wegman's Colombian while I was in NoVa.

I would not be surprised if the Aldi house brand is Jacobs, at least the vacuum packed ones.

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 UltimaDork
9/7/18 10:29 a.m.

In reply to Duke :

The Bustelo is bueno.  I wasn't sure after my first cup this morning, but I just made another on the small size on the Keurig, and it was quite drinkable.  Even on sale, the Bustelo K-cups exceeded my usual $.50 per cup maximum expense, but in this case I was willing to make an exception. 

sleepyhead
sleepyhead Dork
9/7/18 10:43 a.m.

I blame this thread for my accidentally buying a pouch of Jacobs instant.

for some reason the "around the corner" market has instant, and ground coffee... and 1 brand of whole bean.  But, crucially, no filters.  At all.

Fortunately, I can now tell you why I don't like instant... or at least Jacobs instant: body and aroma.  There just isn't any body, and the aroma... I can't place it, but it doesn't smell like coffee to me.  It's coffee flavored water, and with the green Jacobs pack, it comes out with a burnt middle-of-the-tongue flavor.  I think the gold is more mild flavor-wise, but still has the lack of body, and same odd aroma thing.

Not to knock Toyman01's taste.  To each their own.  I understand that my own taste isn't for everyone... Afterall, coffe making is just one in another litany of differences I have with sleepywife's father.  cheeky

dropstep
dropstep UltraDork
9/7/18 11:12 a.m.
Ranger50 said:

I guess I’m the oddball that likes stuff like deathwish and black rifle coffee?

Oh well I never was one to completely toe the same line....

I drink deathwish at certain times, usually around the holidays and deer season when I feel like the extra caffeine helps. 

classicJackets
classicJackets HalfDork
9/7/18 11:32 a.m.
dropstep said:
Ranger50 said:

I guess I’m the oddball that likes stuff like deathwish and black rifle coffee?

Oh well I never was one to completely toe the same line....

I drink deathwish at certain times, usually around the holidays and deer season when I feel like the extra caffeine helps. 

I love Deathwish but can't justify buying it more than once or twice a year. It's expensive, but man is it good

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 UltimaDork
9/7/18 12:17 p.m.

Best ever use for instant coffee is as a developer for film:

http://www.caffenol-cookbook.com/

 

 

The0retical
The0retical UltraDork
9/7/18 12:23 p.m.
Ranger50 said:

I guess I’m the oddball that likes stuff like deathwish and black rifle coffee?

Oh well I never was one to completely toe the same line....

I once drank an entire 16 cup pot of Death Wish coffee in font of my junior mechanics on a slow morning of work. They were convinced I was going to die, then I made a pot of CoffeeAM Mocha Java to wash it down.

I really miss WinCo's fresh whole bean selection. That place was great when I was living in SoCal.

Gary
Gary SuperDork
9/7/18 7:33 p.m.

So, I think coffee is like politics, everybody has an opinion on what they prefer. Except, on this thread, fortunately, we can freely speak our opinion and don't have to worry about being banished to hades. I happen to agree with RevRico on the Eight O'Clock dark Italian roast flavor. I think I'm safe on that opinionwink.

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
9/7/18 7:52 p.m.

In reply to Gary :

Can we safely say the 8 O'clock Brand is a loadstar?  devil

Gary
Gary SuperDork
9/7/18 7:56 p.m.

In reply to John Welsh :

Hesitantly, perhaps yes.smiley

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 UltimaDork
9/8/18 12:47 p.m.
Gary said:

So, I think coffee is like politics, everybody has an opinion on what they prefer. Except, on this thread, fortunately, we can freely speak our opinion and don't have to worry about being banished to hades. I happen to agree with RevRico on the Eight O'Clock dark Italian roast flavor. I think I'm safe on that opinionwink.

Communist!  cheeky

Mike
Mike SuperDork
9/8/18 2:20 p.m.

I used to make pod coffee, and even still have the machine, but I can't find pods anymore. 

 

I don't know how k-cups won. I really dislike them as a format.

 

I drink far more coffee now that I have a commute. Lots of Community, since that's what work provides.

On the weekend, it's Folgers Crystals, till I decide what I want in a machine. 

Jay_W
Jay_W Dork
9/8/18 10:34 p.m.

In reply to secretariata :

Aw, didn't know their web price was different from the walk-in price... but yah you will like it.

erasmus229
erasmus229 Reader
9/9/18 6:56 a.m.

We do whatever whole bean is on sale or best deal at Costco. I think I heard they were all really sub brands run through the Starbucks roaster out west. I find the whole bean often renders best taste out of cheaper beans. +1 for Cafe Bustello. We enjoy it as well with our stove top espresso deal and keep a can around for camping. 

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy UltimaDork
1/28/19 7:59 p.m.

I ran out of Mayorga whole bean Cuban roast, so I picked up some Bustelo at the local Food Lion. It'd been a while since I'd had Bustelo- I used to drink that when I lived in NY.

Now I'm not sure which one I like more. I like them both, quite a bit, so I don't think I have to choose.

 

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 UltimaDork
1/28/19 8:48 p.m.
Brett_Murphy said:


Now I'm not sure which one I like more. I like them both, quite a bit, so I don't think I have to choose.

 

No, no.  You have to choose.  If you don't, one will find out that you're having the other one, and all hell will break loose.

 

At least I think that's how it is with coffee.  Or is it women?  I forget.  Sucks gettin' old.

stroker
stroker UltraDork
1/28/19 9:42 p.m.

I've been forced to try Hy-Vee Sweet Silk.   I can choke it down, two pots a day.  It can't be that bad and it's only $7 for 2 lb. 

bearmtnmartin
bearmtnmartin SuperDork
1/29/19 12:56 a.m.

I go right to the source which is a neighbour who buys it by the burlap sack, and he will grind me up a five pound bag full. I find that freshly ground I need twenty per cent less grounds so it lasts longer too. 

secretariata
secretariata SuperDork
1/29/19 5:08 a.m.
secretariata said:
Jay_W said:

Dave Stewart, of Stewart brothers coffee aka Seattle's best before they sold to starbux, runs his own place called Vista Clara coffee. He ships anywhere, all their beans sell for 7.50/lb, many many varieties and they are all very fresh and dee lish. He's a really nice feller as well.

Well the price on the website is $8.49/lb, but that still is a pretty fair price.  Shipping hurts a bit, but I'm gonna try some of this.  Thanks for the recommendation!  Ordered 4 lbs of whole bean. One each of the Lake House blend, Signature blend, Costa Rican, and Columbian.  I normally use 8 o'clock Columbian whole bean so hopefully I like at least a couple of these. smiley

So, I have confirmed that I'm a definite medium roast kind of guy...gave the Costa Rican to a coworker after a couple of pots. Mixed the Lake House with the Columbian 1:1 & am drinking the Signature Blend now.

GTXVette
GTXVette SuperDork
1/29/19 6:05 a.m.

Just Finished a 2nd Cup.... 2cup mug,  Of Cafe' Bustelo.   Really an Espresso Grind but we Brew it like Coffee  sweet w  1/2& 1/2.

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 UltimaDork
1/29/19 8:16 a.m.
bearmtnmartin said:

I go right to the source which is a neighbour who buys it by the burlap sack, and he will grind me up a five pound bag full. I find that freshly ground I need twenty per cent less grounds so it lasts longer too. 

A five-pound bag?!  That's all well and good the first day.  But on the second day, you're brewing with DAY OLD COFFEE!  How long does it take to go through five pounds?  Two weeks?  A month?  At which time you'd be brewing with MONTH OLD COFFEE!  Good heavens, man!  Have we cast aside our sense of connoisseurship in favor of convenience?  Oh, the humanity!

 

RevRico
RevRico PowerDork
1/29/19 8:55 a.m.

A company wants to make space coffee

They want to use the heat from reentry to roast the beans. 

How does it work? The company says it has patented a "space roasting capsule" in which heat from re-entry will be distributed around four cylinders each containing 75kg of coffee beans. Floating in microgravity, the beans will be evenly heated and roasted during the process. The capsule will then be recovered after landing with parachutes. "The entire process will last only 20 minutes but will end with a marvelous aroma as the hatch is opened," the founders told the magazine.

Ars did a possible price breakdown. 

For the sake of argument, let's assume the company can launch a 500kg capsule into a 180-km suborbital trajectory. Assuming all 300kg of beans are roasted optimally, this comes to $20,000 per kg of roasted beans. There are between 10 and 15 grams of coffee beans in a cup of coffee, so even on the lower end, just for the rocket cost, that is $200 per cup of coffee. Adding in design and development cost of the capsule (which may or may not be reusable), marketing, retrieval, processing, mark-up, and other expenses, space coffee is likely to cost $500 a cup.

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 UltimaDork
1/29/19 9:01 a.m.

In reply to RevRico :

That scheme could only have been concocted by space cadets.

 

bearmtnmartin
bearmtnmartin SuperDork
1/29/19 9:07 a.m.

In reply to 1988RedT2 :

Actually, well stored it keeps nicely. But your are correct in that I am not a coffee snob. But I go through the five pounds in a month by myself. 

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