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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
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    Atlanta, GA (Buckhead)

    Coffee Talk

    Good morning everyone. I hope everyone got a good night's sleep. I slept okay, but woke up a few times during the night. Anyway, I was having coffee while watching the news this morning and it got me to thinking, "I wonder how the posters on DBR like their coffee. What brands are their favorites?"

    Therefore, I pose the question:

    1. How do you like your coffee?
    2. What brand do you usually brew at home?
    3. How many cups do you usually have per day?


    For me, EarlJam, I like my coffee with a little cream, no sugar. I usually brew Seattle's Best. Hate Starbucks. Caribou is good coffee.

    I usually have three cups of coffee each day.

    -EarlJam

    P.S. There is a purpose to this. Combined with the "Lunch" thread, I'm working on an elaborate DBR project.

  2. #2
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    Mar 2007
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    Key West, FL
    1. I drink my coffee black. In the summer, iced coffee (no sweetener) is my choice.

    2. For home brewing, I get my beans from local shops Aurora Coffee or Inman Perk. Starbucks is too bitter!

    3. I make 7 cups, according to my coffee maker, and drink every drop. But clearly those are "mini-cups." Drinking any less would hardly be worth the time it takes to brew it.
    No soup for you!

  3. #3
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    Jun 2007
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    Parts Unknown
    1. How do you like your coffee?

    Black. Basically just pick it, roast it and then pour hot water over it and I'm happy.

    2. What brand do you usually brew at home?

    varies, I don't really have a favorite


    3. How many cups do you usually have per day?

    Also varies...due to my acid reflux I can't drink as much as i like, but usually 5-6 in the AM, then depending on my work schedule for the day either 1 - 2 in the afternoon or 1 - 2 in the evening. I make 6 - 7 cups [9 cups if my wife has not for work yet] in the morning and if i don't finish the pot I will in the afternoon. if I finished it I'll make fresh.

    [BTW, the doctor told me to drink decaf but i told him that would not happen!]
    Last edited by Bluedawg; 08-07-2007 at 09:47 AM.

  4. #4
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    Feb 2007
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    Atlanta, GA
    1. Black. Always black.

    2. Whatever was on special the day I went to the grocery store (hopefully Folgers or Maxwell House).

    3. 4 cups, according to my coffee maker. It really doesn't seem like that much.

    FWIW, Starbucks is actually bad coffee according to proper technique. It is harvested before it's ripe and then over-roasted to compensate. So, if you think it tastes bitter and burnt, then it's because, well, it is. Funny that so many people spend so much money on crappy coffee...on every street corner in America!

  5. #5
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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Clearwater, FL
    1. How do you like your coffee?

    Black

    2. What brand do you usually brew at home?

    I don't have a favorite brand, but I prefer dark roasts - no funky flavors no decaf...just plain coffee in its pure form


    3. How many cups do you usually have per day?

    3 or 4 depending on how much time I have in the morning

  6. #6
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    Atlanta, GA (Buckhead)
    Quote Originally Posted by wilson View Post
    FWIW, Starbucks is actually bad coffee according to proper technique. It is harvested before it's ripe and then over-roasted to compensate. So, if you think it tastes bitter and burnt, then it's because, well, it is. Funny that so many people spend so much money on crappy coffee...on every street corner in America!
    Interesting! Who knew? Starbucks sucks.

    Wow! Lot's of black coffee drinkers here. Well, drinkers of black coffee.

    -EarlJam

  7. #7
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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Fredericksburg, VA
    1. How do you like your coffee?

    With cream (or creamer) and sugar

    2. What brand do you usually brew at home?

    A French roast from a local coffee shop, sometimes Starbucks or Caribou if the local shop is closed.

    3. How many cups do you usually have per day?

    One Duke mug of strong brew (four teaspoons of coffee) on weekdays. Two mugs of strong brew (two large coffee measures) on weekends. We usually go to the local coffee shop one or two evenings a week.

  8. #8
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    Jun 2007
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    I found this interesting...

    Energy drinks' caffeine in line with coffee

    Despite such speedy-sounding names as "Full Throttle," "Amp" and "Rush," energy drinks pack a punch that is generally no stronger than coffee, according to a report released on Monday.
    Why pay the extra $$ for Energy drinks when a cup of joe will do the trick.

  9. #9
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    Lexington, KY
    Quote Originally Posted by Bluedawg View Post
    [B]Also varies...due to my acid reflux I can't drink as much as i like, but usually 5-6 in the AM, then depending on my work schedule for the day either 1 - 2 in the afternoon or 1 - 2 in the evening. I make 6 - 7 cups [9 cups if my wife has not for work yet] in the morning and if i don't finish the pot I will in the afternoon. if I finished it I'll make fresh.

    [BTW, the doctor told me to drink decaf but i told him that would not happen!]
    1. Black. No sugar, no cream, just plain ol' mud.
    2. French Roast (a variety of brands) and Madagascar beans (obtained from a store in New Jersey). My favorite coffee shop (with a Georgia Pecan blend) is in Athens, GA, next to UGA (a close second goes to one next to UC Berkeley). I am now strictly decaf for medical reasons. Haven't had straight coffee/tea/coke/pepsi in 1 1/2 years.
    3. In my day (age 5-45), I was Bluedawg level. Now I'm 2-4 cups per month.

    Cheers,
    Lavabe

  10. #10
    1. Black. Additions are sacrilege unless it's bad coffee.
    2. All Intelligentsia, all the time. Best, freshest grounds in the world, properly roasted. Luckily, I live a couple miles from the flagship store. Back in the day I was a Caribou fan. I've never liked Charbucks and will happily walk six blocks further than I have to in order to avoid it.
    3. Weekdays I don't brew at home but get a 12 oz. cup in the A.M. (half decaf). Weekends I brew at home and have two 8 oz. cups between 8:00 and noon (full throttle, I need more energy for the kids).

    If you're a serious coffee fan, all y'all need to get a French press if you don't have one - I got one about a year ago and it's one of those little things that make such a positive impact on your quality of life that you wonder how or why you ever lived without one. Best 25 bucks I've spent.

  11. #11
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    Durham, within a couple of miles of Cameron
    1. Black
    2. Krogers or Harris-Teeter's French Roast beans, ground just before brewing, mixed 1/2 decaf; 1/2 caf, in a Braun maker with a water filter, using non-bleached paper coffee filters.
    3. 2-3 cups in am; rarely after dinner, as it gets in the way of my ale-drinking. Got to balance the uppers and downers, you know?

    Can't abide Starbucks as a rule, but I gotta admit, there's not much better than strolling the aisles of Barnes & Noble with a decaf mocha grande on a Friday night.
    JStuart

  12. #12
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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Washington, DC
    Unless I'm in Europe, I'd rather have my caffeine in iced tea, Diet Coke, or half a NoDoz pill. Just don't like the taste. For some reason that changes when I'm abroad and I start enjoying cafe au lait, cafe creme, latte, whatever.

  13. #13
    1. Real sugar and a little milk.

    2. I don't brew at home, I take what the office provides.

    3. Some days none, some day several cups. Depends on how late I was working the night before.

  14. #14

    P. O. F. C.

    P.O.F.C.

    On the rare occasion when I am in a Starbucks that is how I order it. They always know what I mean, and most of them get a kick out of it.

    There is nothing more pretentious than using three different langauges and a dozen or so words to order a cup of coffee. I have been tempted to order a "double-caramel-cheesecake-eggnog candy-coated triple-whipped white chocolate grande mocha with extra corn syrup solids and glops of mysterious grainy residue" just to see the staff reaction. However, I figure working in Starbucks to begin with means they must have accululated some really bad karma already and I don't need to add to their woes. (dring name courtesy of Mark Morford, San Francisco Chronicle)

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Raleigh NC

    Coffee time

    I do not drink much coffee and only do so mostly in the Winter.
    But for kicks....

    1. How do you like your coffee? Half rich dark coffee, half hot chocolate, with whipped cream and cinnamon topping it off.
    2. What brand do you usually brew at home? Folgers I suppose. Whatever is available.
    3. How many cups do you usually have per day? 2 (winter time)

  16. #16
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    Feb 2007
    Location
    Winter Park FL
    Breyer's Coffee ice cream with a dollop of hot fudge.

    I don't drink the other stuff.

  17. #17
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    Feb 2007
    1. 3 parts vanilla-flavored coffee bean coffee, 1 part Bailey's (or other Irish Cream), 1 packet of artificial sweetener, and a dash of milk.

    Sue me.


    2. Usually Dunkin Donuts vanilla, but recently some Kona.

    3. Try not to drink any on a normal day, just when I need an extra boost. Usually in the evenings, like as an after dinner drink on Friday nights.

  18. #18
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    Wake Forest

    I couldn't agree more. In fact...

    Quote Originally Posted by allenmurray View Post
    ...There is nothing more pretentious than using three different langauges and a dozen or so words to order a cup of coffee. I have been tempted to order a "double-caramel-cheesecake-eggnog candy-coated triple-whipped white chocolate grande mocha with extra corn syrup solids and glops of mysterious grainy residue" just to see the staff reaction. However, I figure working in Starbucks to begin with means they must have accululated some really bad karma already and I don't need to add to their woes. (dring name courtesy of Mark Morford, San Francisco Chronicle)
    Your post reminded me of a "New Rules" segment on Real Time with Bill Maher:
    New Rule: The more complicated the Starbucks order, the bigger the a**hole. If you walk into a Starbucks and order a "decaf grande half-soy, half-lowfat, iced vanilla, double-shot, gingerbread cappuccino, extra dry, light ice, with one Sweet-n'-Low and one NutraSweet," ooh, you're a huge a**hole
    'Nuff said.
    “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it."- Mark Twain

  19. #19
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNTDevil View Post
    Your post reminded me of a "New Rules" segment on Real Time with Bill Maher:'Nuff said.
    Sometimes it's fun to be the person right behind the a-hole that needs a full paragraph to order his/her coffee. It's fun being next in line and following up that act with, "Regular cup of coffee please."

    Sometimes it actually embarrasses the person who just ordered - especially if you begin your order with a somewhat dramatic, "Jesus Christ,..." (e.g., "(sigh) Jesus Christ, (pause for effect) Regular cup of coffee please."

    -Earl mo' farkin' Jam

  20. #20
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    Feb 2007
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    Seattle, WA

    Hate to break it to you, EarlJam

    Quote Originally Posted by EarlJam View Post
    1. How do you like your coffee?
    2. What brand do you usually brew at home?
    3. How many cups do you usually have per day?


    For me, EarlJam, I like my coffee with a little cream, no sugar. I usually brew Seattle's Best. Hate Starbucks. Caribou is good coffee.
    Good morning back to you, EJ -- good thread. Slept fine, disappointed to wake up to see it gray and 55 again.

    Man, I hate to break it to you, but Starbucks (gasp) owns Seattle's Best. Thanks for supporting my local economy.

    I drink my coffee the way my grandma first made it for me when I was 5 -- with sugar & 2% milk. (Though now I'm a Splenda gal.)

    I brew Costco-bulk/Starbucks Roasted coffee at home. At work, we have Starbucks machines that grind, brew and pour single servings of their house blend. (Choice of full-caf, half-caf or de-caf, plus a Hot Choco option.)

    If I do go to a coffee shop, I prefer Tully's lattes (their espresso is MUCH better) -- double-tall, one splenda.

    I usually drink a full mug at home, plus 1-2 at work. No caffeine for me after 5PM, or I won't get to sleep until after 3AM. (My brain just spins and spins, and although I'm bone tired, I'll get no actual rest.)

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