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SarasotaRepub
01-02-2010, 10:26 PM
I don't know about the rest of you but I love a good mug or 10 of coffee in
da morning!!! Especially on the weekends!!! :D

Now during the last 3 months or so I have been enjoying fresh brewed and fresh ground coffee (only on the weekends for fresh ground) via a coffee grinder SLW picked up for me. She hates coffee so this is strictly a guy thing here.

Costco has a pretty damn good selection of fresh coffee beans and I've gone thru
2 three pound bags so far. I picked up this latest one today...

http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r231/SarasotaRepub/P1000596.jpg

Looking forward to trying this one out tomorrow morning.

Costco also had 1lb bags of Jamaican Blue Mountain beans but I've had them before and I think it's over rated.

Who else grinds their own coffee???

Rockntractor
01-02-2010, 10:45 PM
I buy my beans in 20# sacks from these guys. You get it right from the port roasted before shipment. I like mocha Java, new Guinea, peaberry, and kenyan.
http://www.coffeebeandirect.com/index.php?cPath=21&osCsid=8af2d4a3cff34a55674bcb5773d3194b

lurkalot
01-02-2010, 10:48 PM
Isn't the Sumatra stuff that kind that is actually picked out of some animal's poop? :eek:

Rockntractor
01-02-2010, 10:53 PM
Isn't the Sumatra stuff that kind that is actually picked out of some animal's poop? :eek:
I don't think so lurky. That was cheech and chong when they smoked the Labrador weed!

lurkalot
01-02-2010, 10:56 PM
I don't think so lurky. That was cheech and chong when they smoked the Labrador weed!

I know I've heard that word somewhere...Karma Sumatra? Where? Oh it so sucks to have alzheimers as such a young age as I :mad:

Actually I don't go for any fancy coffee. I did the grinder and the beans for awhile, but found myself chewing on instant coffee crystals while waiting for the grinding, seeping and filtering process... forget it..throw some folgers in the pot, turn it on, let the dog out and go suck down a few dozen cups before I get to work!

FlaGator
01-02-2010, 10:57 PM
Isn't the Sumatra stuff that kind that is actually picked out of some animal's poop? :eek:
I think this is what you are referring to


The most expensive coffee in the world does not hail from Jamaica or Hawaii, but instead from Indonesia.
Kopi Luwak the most expensive coffee in the world does exist, and those who drink the expensive coffee insist that it is made from coffee beans eaten, partly digested and then excreted by the Common palm civet, a weasel-like animal.
“Kopi” the Indonesian word for coffee along with “luwak” is local name of this animal which eats the raw red coffee beans. The civet digests the soft outer part of the coffee cherry, but does not digest the inner beans and excretes them

Apparently the internal digestion ends up adds a unique flavor to the beans, removing the bitter flavor, and then beans are then picked up by locals and sold. The most expensive coffee beans can cost up to $600 a pound, and up to $50 per cup, if you can get over the fact that you are drinking such a strange brew.
You would know if you drank the most expensive coffee in the world, because the quantities of it are tiny amounts.
I have had this coffee once. It is good but not that good.

Poop coffee link here (http://most-expensive.net/coffee-in-world)

I buy coffee from Hawaii which I believe is the best coffee on the planet. I avoid the Hawaiian blends because there so little Hawaiian coffee in them. I buy from Hawaii because the prices are better. If you get it from a mainland shop it will be pretty pricey

FlaGator
01-02-2010, 10:59 PM
I'm sure badcat will have some input here, he being our resident expert on coffee.

Rockntractor
01-02-2010, 11:16 PM
I think this is what you are referring to

I have had this coffee once. It is good but not that good.

Poop coffee link here (http://most-expensive.net/coffee-in-world)

I buy coffee from Hawaii which I believe is the best coffee on the planet. I avoid the Hawaiian blends because there so little Hawaiian coffee in them. I buy from Hawaii because the prices are better. If you get it from a mainland shop it will be pretty pricey
No shit!

Rockntractor
01-02-2010, 11:18 PM
I'm sure badcat will have some input here, he being our resident expert on coffee.
Bad Cat buys his beans grean and roasts them himself. he gets his raw beans here.
http://www.sweetmarias.com/

lurkalot
01-02-2010, 11:20 PM
I think this is what you are referring to

I have had this coffee once. It is good but not that good.

Poop coffee link here (http://most-expensive.net/coffee-in-world)

I buy coffee from Hawaii which I believe is the best coffee on the planet. I avoid the Hawaiian blends because there so little Hawaiian coffee in them. I buy from Hawaii because the prices are better. If you get it from a mainland shop it will be pretty pricey

AH HA! I knew there was such a thing as poop coffee! I'm not as think as stupid as I am ya know!

FlaGator
01-02-2010, 11:36 PM
AH HA! I knew there was such a thing as poop coffee! I'm not as think as stupid as I am ya know!

Its actually pretty good... just not $50 a cup good. A coworker bought some and brewed a pot at work. It had a decent taste and was very smooth to drink but I can get just as good from Hawaiian coffee for a lot less.

lacarnut
01-03-2010, 01:20 AM
AH HA! I knew there was such a thing as poop coffee! I'm not as think as stupid as I am ya know!

Could have fooled me cause I don't crap about coffee. Never acquired a taste for the stuff. My parents drank it and sweetened it with condense milk. As a kid, I would sneak a shot right out of the can.

hampshirebrit
01-03-2010, 07:28 AM
I grind my own. I buy beans in 250g bags from Whittard of Chelsea. I decant the beans into airtight cans and put them in the freezer to extend the BB4 date.

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h281/hampshirebrit/DSC01915.jpg

I use a french press (a Bodum) or a Di Longhi espresso machine, depending on how the spirit moves me that morning.

SarasotaRepub
01-03-2010, 09:25 AM
Mmmmmmmmm...I had just enough StarBucks French Roast beans left for a full pot this morning. :D Their FR isn't bad.

Rockntractor
01-03-2010, 09:30 AM
I grind my own. I buy beans in 250g bags from Whittard of Chelsea. I decant the beans into airtight cans and put them in the freezer to extend the BB4 date.

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h281/hampshirebrit/DSC01915.jpg

I use a french press (a Bodum) or a Di Longhi espresso machine, depending on how the spirit moves me that morning.

You no they don't have to keep past 2012!

Bubba Dawg
01-03-2010, 09:46 AM
I drink Folgers during the week and 8 O'Clock coffee on the weekend. I buy the 8 0'Clock regular beans and grind them.

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:17A32J9T2JemrM:http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/02/06/alg_eight_oclock_coffee.jpg

Constitutionally Speaking
01-03-2010, 04:58 PM
A good Kona coffee is great in the morning.

Rockntractor
01-03-2010, 05:17 PM
A good Kona coffee is great in the morning.

Or afternoon or evening! The one that surprised me the most was the new Guinea. A friend of mines father is a missionary in New Guinea and when he found out I like blue mountain he sent me five pounds of their coffee grown from Blue Mountain seed, It is excellent and i buy it from the link I provided at the beginning of the thread. If you like Kona and Blue Mountain you will like New Guinea!

ironhorsedriver
01-03-2010, 05:46 PM
Coffee, any brand, I don't care. But I was in the Navy. I'm used to days old coffee.

MountainMan
01-04-2010, 12:57 PM
Isn't the Sumatra stuff that kind that is actually picked out of some animal's poop? :eek:

No lurky, SLW would never allow SR to buy that coffee. It runs at no less than $300/lb

MountainMan
01-04-2010, 01:00 PM
Coffee, any brand, I don't care. But I was in the Navy. I'm used to days old coffee.

Hell, you used to brew coffee and filter it thru the dirty underware of some lowly fireman who was crawling thru the bilge the day before.... friggen squid:D

MountainMan
01-04-2010, 01:01 PM
To those that roast their own coffee, what sort of machine do you have to do that?

FlaGator
01-04-2010, 02:06 PM
To those that roast their own coffee, what sort of machine do you have to do that?

You can start here. http://www.roastabean.com/items/roasters/list.htm?1=1

BadCat
01-04-2010, 02:09 PM
To those that roast their own coffee, what sort of machine do you have to do that?

A Behmor 1600, best home roaster on the market.

http://sweetmarias.com/prod.behmor.php

hampshirebrit
01-04-2010, 02:24 PM
Reminds me of when I was a kid. There was a shop that sold coffee retail (i.e. not a drink-in Starbucks type place, they didn't exist then). It was called "Importers". They had their coffee roasters in the window, working non-stop. Big, rotary drum types, and you could see the sparks coming off them.

Every time you'd walk by, the smell would be heavenly. Sometimes my ma would go in and buy some ... even better. I think I got hooked on coffee at aged 8 or so just because of that shop, although I didn't get to have any at home for a few more years.

FlaGator
01-04-2010, 02:33 PM
Reminds me of when I was a kid. There was a shop that sold coffee retail (i.e. not a drink-in Starbucks type place, they didn't exist then). It was called "Importers". They had their coffee roasters in the window, working non-stop. Big, rotary drum types, and you could see the sparks coming off them.

Every time you'd walk by, the smell would be heavenly. Sometimes my ma would go in and buy some ... even better. I think I got hooked on coffee at aged 8 or so just because of that shop, although I didn't get to have any at home for a few more years.

In downtown Jacksonville there is a big Maxwell House plant. They turn on the roasters for a whole day every few weeks. I was downtown on jury duty a few years back and I went out side to take a cigarette break and they were roasting. The whole of downtown smelled like brownies baking in the oven. It was like heaven...

BadCat
01-04-2010, 03:53 PM
In downtown Jacksonville there is a big Maxwell House plant. They turn on the roasters for a whole day every few weeks. I was downtown on jury duty a few years back and I went out side to take a cigarette break and they were roasting. The whole of downtown smelled like brownies baking in the oven. It was like heaven...

There are different smells that occur throughout the roast cycle.

One of the interesting ones is at the beginning when the water in the beans starts to cook off. It's the smell of fresh mowed hay.

Then you get a "chocolately" smell as the sugars start to caramelize, and finish up with the smell of fresh roasted coffee.

FlaGator
01-04-2010, 06:42 PM
There are different smells that occur throughout the roast cycle.

One of the interesting ones is at the beginning when the water in the beans starts to cook off. It's the smell of fresh mowed hay.

Then you get a "chocolately" smell as the sugars start to caramelize, and finish up with the smell of fresh roasted coffee.

I guess I got the Chocolaty smell. It reminded be of brownies baking. Hey I'm thinking about roasting beans. I would like to start with something small and easy for a rookie to use. What would you suggest.

Bubba Dawg
01-04-2010, 09:23 PM
In downtown Jacksonville there is a big Maxwell House plant. They turn on the roasters for a whole day every few weeks. I was downtown on jury duty a few years back and I went out side to take a cigarette break and they were roasting. The whole of downtown smelled like brownies baking in the oven. It was like heaven...

I remember the smell of the Maxwell House plant. Good smells.

Wasn't there a big steam whistle (or what sounded like one) on the Maxwell House plant or at the shipyard?

FlaGator
01-04-2010, 10:28 PM
I remember the smell of the Maxwell House plant. Good smells.

Wasn't there a big steam whistle (or what sounded like one) on the Maxwell House plant or at the shipyard?

Over by the shipyard. It blows twice a day (I think), once at noon and again at 1:00pm

Bubba Dawg
01-04-2010, 10:43 PM
Over by the shipyard. It blows twice a day (I think), once at noon and again at 1:00pm

Cool. Glad it's still there.

Miz Bubba used to work at the old Independent Life building downtown.

Good times. :)

BadCat
01-05-2010, 10:10 AM
I guess I got the Chocolaty smell. It reminded be of brownies baking. Hey I'm thinking about roasting beans. I would like to start with something small and easy for a rookie to use. What would you suggest.

This one...

http://sweetmarias.com/prod.newfreshroast.php

Be warned it produces enough smoke to set off every smoke detector in your house, and it sounds like a vacuum cleaner.

These are new models coming out, so they may have addressed those issues with these.

RobJohnson
01-06-2010, 12:05 AM
I know I've heard that word somewhere...Karma Sumatra? Where? Oh it so sucks to have alzheimers as such a young age as I :mad:

Actually I don't go for any fancy coffee. I did the grinder and the beans for awhile, but found myself chewing on instant coffee crystals while waiting for the grinding, seeping and filtering process... forget it..throw some folgers in the pot, turn it on, let the dog out and go suck down a few dozen cups before I get to work!

Folgers is good!

I have a grinder that I don't use...it can get messy & I don't think coffee should be a chore.

Rockntractor
01-06-2010, 12:09 AM
Folgers is good!

I have a grinder that I don't use...it can get messy & I don't think coffee should be a chore.

I have a kitchen Aid grinder, it is a joy to use!

RobJohnson
01-06-2010, 12:14 AM
I drink Folgers during the week and 8 O'Clock coffee on the weekend. I buy the 8 0'Clock regular beans and grind them.

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:17A32J9T2JemrM:http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/02/06/alg_eight_oclock_coffee.jpg

I have a package of 8 0'clock in the cabinet.

I used to buy it whole bean for an elderly Aunt, showed up one day with a grinder, the coffee and bagels...(she had never had bagels before)

I remember shopping for the coffee at the A & P Supermarket when I was a kid.

RobJohnson
01-06-2010, 12:16 AM
I have a kitchen Aid grinder, it is a joy to use!

Fresh ground is the best, I just don't want to screw with it.