MOBILE USERS: m.isthmus.com
Connect with Isthmus on Twitter · Facebook · Flickr · Newsletters 
Sunday, April 20, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 62.0° F  Partly Cloudy
Collapse Photo Bar

Coffee, what are you drinking?

Bars, wine, beer, cocktails, drunken escapades

Re: Coffee, what are you drinking?

Postby TAsunder » Tue May 19, 2009 11:41 am

TheBookPolice wrote:
eriedasch wrote:I think I'm helping redefine the term coffee snob. When I travel I bring my own coffee pot, grinder and beans. Too many mornings ruined at the mercy of hotel or diner coffee. Camping can be a challenge, but I can usually find an outlet in a restroom for my grinder. Been meaning to look into that coffee pot that plugs into a cigarette car lighter. Making it on the Coleman campstove does not always cut it.

If you were a real snob, you'd have a Zassenhaus hand mill and a French press, preferably one made out of Lexan (like mine is) for all your rough-n-tumble campbox-packing needs.

Electricity. PFFFT.

/snobbery snob


Ah, man, that's sad; I was just getting ready to post the same thing.
TAsunder
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 4781
Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2001 1:21 pm
Location: Near East Side, Madison

Re: Coffee, what are you drinking?

Postby TheBookPolice » Tue May 19, 2009 12:44 pm

TAsunder wrote:
TheBookPolice wrote:
eriedasch wrote:I think I'm helping redefine the term coffee snob. When I travel I bring my own coffee pot, grinder and beans. Too many mornings ruined at the mercy of hotel or diner coffee. Camping can be a challenge, but I can usually find an outlet in a restroom for my grinder. Been meaning to look into that coffee pot that plugs into a cigarette car lighter. Making it on the Coleman campstove does not always cut it.

If you were a real snob, you'd have a Zassenhaus hand mill and a French press, preferably one made out of Lexan (like mine is) for all your rough-n-tumble campbox-packing needs.

Electricity. PFFFT.

/snobbery snob


Ah, man, that's sad; I was just getting ready to post the same thing.

Why can't weee be friends? Why can't weee be friends?
TheBookPolice
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 8317
Joined: Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:09 pm
Location: The mystical Far East

Re: Coffee, what are you drinking?

Postby bitcharista » Tue May 19, 2009 7:11 pm

My french press rarely gets out of the closet before 5pm. I use it as an after dinner brewer, most often something from Sumatra. Big beans brew better in a French Press IMHO. C'est la Vie. Quelle Suprise.

Today was a great day for an Al Pacino. Four shots of espresso in 16 ounces of dark roast. That's right, "say hello to my little friend"

Happy Birthday Blues!
bitcharista
Forum Addict
 
Posts: 204
Joined: Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:13 am

Re: Coffee, what are you drinking?

Postby bitcharista » Fri May 22, 2009 6:44 pm

Today I enjoyed a nice french press brew from Kickapoo Coffee, Ethiopian Sidamo over ice, reportedly roasted three days ago.

Call me crazy but I can taste asparagus and lemons.
bitcharista
Forum Addict
 
Posts: 204
Joined: Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:13 am

Re: Coffee, what are you drinking?

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri May 22, 2009 8:13 pm

I'm still grinding what I have in the freezer that I brought back from my trip a year ago to Central and South America. The next thing I want to try is Altera's East Timor bean.
Henry Vilas
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 19159
Joined: Wed Sep 04, 2002 8:57 pm
Location: Name sez it all

Re: Coffee, what are you drinking?

Postby white_rabbit » Fri May 22, 2009 9:19 pm

bitcharista wrote:
Call me crazy but I can taste asparagus and lemons.


Call me crazy, but if you can taste asparagus in your coffee, you have finally reached the point where your coffee snob attitude peculated enough to push some coffee jock to do something nasty to your joe.
white_rabbit
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 7487
Joined: Wed Feb 05, 2003 11:44 pm

Re: Coffee, what are you drinking?

Postby bitcharista » Sat May 23, 2009 7:41 am

white_rabbit wrote:
bitcharista wrote:
Call me crazy but I can taste asparagus and lemons.


Call me crazy, but if you can taste asparagus in your coffee, you have finally reached the point where your coffee snob attitude peculated enough to push some coffee jock to do something nasty to your joe.


It's true I am enthusiastic about coffee and it's plethora of flavors. Different regional roasts taste different. It's not a snob thing.

The ethiopian origin roast from Kickapoo was delicious over ice.

I'm not sure what I'm drinking this morning because I didn't brew it. Might be Sumatra Mandheling or Burundi Bwayi.

However last night I had four shots of Ancora espresso pulled at about 28 seconds in a glass of iced freshly made Horchata. AWESOME summer drink!
bitcharista
Forum Addict
 
Posts: 204
Joined: Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:13 am

Re: Coffee, what are you drinking?

Postby bitcharista » Sun May 24, 2009 11:03 am

Have you ever seen this clip of Iggy and Tom?

Coffee and Cigarettes

Brilliant. Everytime I watch it I catch something I haven't seen before.
bitcharista
Forum Addict
 
Posts: 204
Joined: Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:13 am

Re: Coffee, what are you drinking?

Postby bitcharista » Sun May 24, 2009 11:04 am

Or how about this Dennis Leary rant?

Coffee flavored coffee
bitcharista
Forum Addict
 
Posts: 204
Joined: Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:13 am

Re: Coffee, what are you drinking?

Postby LLUrbanUnderachiever » Sun May 24, 2009 11:44 am

The humid weather this week has me switched to iced already.
LLUrbanUnderachiever
Forum Addict
 
Posts: 163
Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:08 pm
Location: Fitchbillings

Re: Coffee, what are you drinking?

Postby bitcharista » Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:56 pm

I am hopelessly devoted to drinking iced horchata with at least two shots of ancora espresso.

Dangerous. Next level will be 4 shot horchata frappe. skip the whip. Don't even think for a minute I haven't already been there.

Say hello to my little friend.
bitcharista
Forum Addict
 
Posts: 204
Joined: Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:13 am

Re: Coffee, what are you drinking?

Postby fennel » Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:26 pm

bitcharista wrote:Say hello to my little friend.
Is that to imply coffee is an aphrodisiac?
fennel
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 3006
Joined: Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:24 pm
Location: Inside the Green Zone, Madison

Re: Coffee, what are you drinking?

Postby Dust Mite Rodeo » Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:46 pm

Zassenhaus hand mill


My Black and Decker grinder brings me great discontent as it is very inconisistent about the particle sizes it produces. There is a lot of very fine coffee dust mixed betwixt the bigger bean fragments.

I must have this thing of which you speak! It must be better because it has a fru-fru name. Internet shopping cart, here I come!
Dust Mite Rodeo
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 756
Joined: Sun Dec 04, 2005 10:24 am
Location: Revival tent of the live-wire handlers

Re: Coffee, what are you drinking?

Postby Bwis53 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:56 pm

A sweet little barista introduced me to red eyes. Thank heavens! On days, when I need a little extra, a strong, but smooth red eye plus half-n-half is a great fix.
Bwis53
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 6193
Joined: Tue Dec 31, 2002 9:39 pm
Location: Bay Creek

Re: Coffee, what are you drinking?

Postby TheBookPolice » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:05 pm

Dust Mite Rodeo wrote:I must have this thing of which you speak! It must be better because it has a fru-fru name. Internet shopping cart, here I come!

They've been around since 1867, so they've got time on their side at least.
TheBookPolice
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 8317
Joined: Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:09 pm
Location: The mystical Far East

PreviousNext

Return to Beer, wine & cocktails

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests

moviesmusiceats
Select a Movie
Select a Theater


FacebookcommentsViewedForum
  ISTHMUS FLICKR

Promotions Contact us Privacy Policy Jobs Newsletters RSS
Collapse Photo Bar