September 8, 2008 3:54 PM PDT
my link with coffee is inseparable, as my family operate a coffee stall since my late father's day and currently it's run by my mother and being assisted by one of my maternal aunts.
As a matter of fact, my nickname at my workplace is called "kopi", as what they called coffee in this part of the world :)
September 8, 2008 8:01 PM PDT
Coffee Prince is my favourite.
September 9, 2008 4:58 AM PDT
Sean, have your tried this?
True Vietnamese Coffee
by Len Brault
More and more coffee lovers have discovered Vietnamese coffee, its little single-cup filter, and the rich, dark cup it produces. Vietnamese coffee "style" refers to treating the brewing and enjoyment of coffee as a event, not just a commodity that you grab at a drive-in window on the way to work. But many of these people who think they are enjoying traditional Vietnamese coffee would be surprised to discover that they are actually drinking South American beans roasted in Louisiana by a company owned in Canada!
September 9, 2008 9:05 AM PDT
:D Youth is wasted on the young. ;D And good coffee is sometimes wasted on those who don't know any better. :D Which is why I don't have 'fancy' tastes in coffee.
I really don't like bitter tastes, so I have to doctor up my coffee with sugar and creamer which a lot of coffee purist just cringe at! I have had some really strong Louisiana coffee I could almost stand a spoon in, it was delicious and stout! ;D
Anyone else doctor up their coffee or cringe when others do it?
September 9, 2008 9:19 AM PDT
I don't like flavored coffees at all. I like coffee flavored coffee. ;D
Also, only real milk/cream from a cow can touch my coffee, and only a little. Usually half-and-half.
I become physically ill when I see non-dairy creamer (oxymoron?) go into a coffee. And the HT (high temperature) pasturization process for the 'mini-moos' will basically kill any natural flavor in the coffee. I avoid them like the plague.
The powder creamers can actually clog the plumbing when you pour left overs down the drain. That CANNOT be good for your own plumbing.
I use brown sugar in my coffee and the 'sugar in the raw' packets they have at Starbucks.
September 9, 2008 10:58 PM PDT
Don't drink it nearly as much as I was at my previous job (coffee maker always filled in the break room = 20 or so cups a shift) but still gotta love it.
Preffered drink is a nonfat latte.
Other than that, it's usually black, or if my stomach feels up for it, just a tiny bit of cream.
September 10, 2008 6:32 AM PDT
have realised that i don't enjoy coffee as much anymore.. ist this even possible? anyone else who have lost the enjoyment in coffee??think it was the horrible coffee at my last job that ruined it for me..
don't get me wrong, i still love coffee, but i think you sort of develop your taste as you get older. first i only liked lattes and now i think there's far too much milk in a latte and can't really drink anything else that a proper restaurant made cappuchino.. confusing.
January 1, 2009 9:29 AM PST
can't believe i missed this thread i love all kinds of coffee from all regions the darker the better although i take 1/2 and 1/2 with mine i am so spolied with the stuff i drink at home i can't really drink it at other peoples house, it suprises me what people will drink, a while back i asked what kinds of coffee people liked here and someone told me about coffeefool.com if you haven't had this you need to try it as every coffee i have gotten here is delicious. i used to smoke and i would go to starbucks and drink coffee and smoke and enjoy the cold now that i don't smoke i think i enjoy this even more.
January 1, 2009 12:00 PM PST
we use our kuerig machine which normally uses pods (we use them sometimes) i have a little gold filter so i use it with my own beans i also use a french press, i really like unfiltered coffee it tastes completely different. i do agree with the single cup method zero, it's worth the effort
January 1, 2009 12:54 PM PST
I'm not a fan of straight coffee, but I do like coffee from places like Starbucks. The mocha cappuccinos are good. The best one is sold at Disneyland from these little carts on main street. Delicious. I also had a French vanilla cappuccino at Denny's a couple of days ago that was very good.
January 1, 2009 3:30 PM PST
well, when you grind your own you are probably getting more oil than you would a preground coffee that has probably dried up a bit that would be my guess
January 1, 2009 3:31 PM PST
Have a problem with heartburn?? Um... boy howdy! :D I've had to avoid tomato products, chocolate (eGADs!), and caffeine for days lately. I do drink caffeine free tea, and half caff coffee. I can't remember every seeing caffeine free coffee beans?? I don't think it's the beans versus ground already, but you might try to mix fresh ground beans with a little caffeine free grounds to decrease the caffeine. Just a thought. Probably won't taste worth squat though. :P
January 1, 2009 4:18 PM PST
you could also look for a type of coffee thats lower in acidity like most french roasted beans, a lot of the medium roast coffees are high in acidity which helps different regions produce different "tastes" or character so if you look for a lower acidity coffee that would probably help.