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Coffee, what are you drinking?

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Re: Coffee, what are you drinking?

Postby bitcharista » Tue May 12, 2009 6:51 am

Dunkin Donut's drip.

It's what all the cool kids are drinking these days.

Infused hawaiian coffee-vodka turned out great. Strained through a coffee filter and served over crushed ice with a little honey and milk. "Mahalo"
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Re: Coffee, what are you drinking?

Postby Galoot » Tue May 12, 2009 8:53 am

Most days I get the Euro-French roast at Einstein Bagels. It's a tasty cup of coffee, and only $1 if I bring my own mug.
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Re: Coffee, what are you drinking?

Postby TAsunder » Tue May 12, 2009 9:15 am

These days I drink one of three coffee drinks:

1. Nescafe Dulce Gusto pods
2. Magic Coffee from Cafe Soleil
3. White Magic from Cafe Soleil

Magic Coffee is the best coffee drink in Madison, IMO. Even though it's iced (which results in immediate demerits).
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Re: Coffee, what are you drinking?

Postby jjoyce » Tue May 12, 2009 9:26 am

Ancora's Black Thunder sitting in front of me right now. I'm pretty committed to any of their french roasted offerings, but Black Thunder always gives me the perfect level of boost.
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Re: Coffee, what are you drinking?

Postby wallrock » Tue May 12, 2009 11:11 am

Just Coffee's Maya Superdark is my regular brew, but I went with a pound of El Corazon last week and it's pretty tasty.
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Re: Coffee, what are you drinking?

Postby mad_hand » Tue May 12, 2009 6:27 pm

I just had a double espresso from Ancora this afternoon.

http://madisonespresso.wordpress.com/

Bitcharista, that vodka-coffee-honey stuff sounds good. Any particular ratio of ingredients? Also, where is the nearest Dunkin's? I know there was one or two here, a long long time ago.
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Re: Coffee, what are you drinking?

Postby TheBookPolice » Tue May 12, 2009 7:08 pm

mad_hand wrote:Also, where is the nearest Dunkin's? I know there was one or two here, a long long time ago.

If you like Dunkin' Donuts, you'll tolerate Edgerton or Janesville. Because that's as close as they get. At least one of those is attached to a gas station.

But Dunkin' Donuts coffee is available by the half-pound in grocery stores and Targets near you.
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Re: Coffee, what are you drinking?

Postby bitcharista » Wed May 13, 2009 6:14 am

mad_hand wrote:I just had a double espresso from Ancora this afternoon.

http://madisonespresso.wordpress.com/

Bitcharista, that vodka-coffee-honey stuff sounds good. Any particular ratio of ingredients? Also, where is the nearest Dunkin's? I know there was one or two here, a long long time ago.


Thanks, I am suprised at how good (and easy) it is. I used a handful of cracked beans to a pint sized mason jar. The vodka is now as dark as a dark roast coffee. For the drink recipe, I used a small wine glass filled with cracked ice, one or two ounces (I'm heavy handed) of infused vodka, a tablespoon of honey and topped it off with 2% milk. I think using coffee ice cubes would have made this drink perfect (next time).

The honey doesn't really disolve but that was fine with me -- a sweet treat at the end of the glass to stick my finger into. I also used turbino raw sugar but preferred the taste of the honey.

I love your blog, thanks for posting the link.
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Re: Coffee, what are you drinking?

Postby bitcharista » Wed May 13, 2009 6:19 am

jjoyce wrote:Ancora's Black Thunder sitting in front of me right now. I'm pretty committed to any of their french roasted offerings, but Black Thunder always gives me the perfect level of boost.


Black Thunder travels around town in many disguises. Too bold for me, I prefer Ancora's regional roasts.

Celebes is probably my favorite (depends on when you ask me) but this week they are featuring a Burundi that I've taken a shine to....

....and that's what I'm drinking today. Burundi Bwayi from Ancora Roasters. French Press. Black In an old chipped mug.

Now if I can only convince Ancora and Ale Asylum into building a pedestrian sky tunnel over HWY 51 between the two businesses....

I heard Escape is moving to another location. That sucks.
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Re: Coffee, what are you drinking?

Postby jjoyce » Wed May 13, 2009 8:20 am

Just down the street:

http://www.thedailypage.com/eats/articl ... icle=25753

Bitcharista: You ought to accompany these posts with a photo or two.
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Re: Coffee, what are you drinking?

Postby spanky » Wed May 13, 2009 8:25 am

weak folger's. actually it's closer to coffee-flavored warm water.
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Re: Coffee, what are you drinking?

Postby towanda » Wed May 13, 2009 2:27 pm

I may have been turned off coffee permanently.

http://www.chow.com/media/7541

Here's the link to the Fresh Air interview. The relevant story starts around 34:50.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... =103775784

Now I'll go fix myself a nice cup of Irish Breakfast tea...
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Re: Coffee, what are you drinking?

Postby LLUrbanUnderachiever » Wed May 13, 2009 3:26 pm

towanda wrote:I may have been turned off coffee permanently.

http://www.chow.com/media/7541

Here's the link to the Fresh Air interview. The relevant story starts around 34:50.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... =103775784

Now I'll go fix myself a nice cup of Irish Breakfast tea...


Just another reason to grind your own beans.


This week I'm drinking Trader Joe's Organic 5 Country Espresso Blend. Tasty stuff.
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Re: Coffee, what are you drinking?

Postby Bwis53 » Wed May 13, 2009 6:49 pm

I've been spoiled by my family's rich, potent coffee. One of life's finer pleasures IMHO. Verona, with half and half does it for me. Considering how the price of coffee has risen over the years, I wonder how so many places get away with charging nearly $2.00 for what we used to call dishwater or burned grounds!
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Re: Coffee, what are you drinking?

Postby fennel » Wed May 13, 2009 8:28 pm

LLUrbanUnderachiever wrote:Just another reason to grind your own beans.
Yes, but also another reason to roast your own beans. Do any local home-roasters have experiences to report?
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