I Like My Coffee Black & My Tea In the Harbor

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Whatcha drinkin'? How ya makin' it? Gimme all the details & recommendations since I know a good portion of you rely on it to live.
 

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I typically use a press & electric grinder at home but have been experimenting with a pour-over setup as well but haven't got it down as well as the press timing wise. At work/traveling I use an AeroPress with a cheapo manual grinder.


Home Press is a basic Bodum $20 find it anywhere press. At work/traveling I use an AeroPress as it's easier to cleanup & pack away.

Home Bodum 1L Press



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My home grinder is a Bodum Bistro Electric Burr Grinder, thing works pretty awesome. Had it about a month so far. Freshly grinding before brewing has really stepped up the flavor too.

 

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I switch between Dunkin Donuts and Death Wish for my coffee.

Had a cup of tea the other night with some chamomile (or however you spell it) and it knocked me the fuck out.
 

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I've gone through their Murdered Out already. Probably my favorite Extra Dark Roast I've ever tried. Currently on their CAF (Caffeinated as Fuck) and enjoying the buzz I get as well. Will be ordering much, much more.



 

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What ever the wife makes at home on the weekends and we ahve caribu here at work.

black, 2-3 spoons of sugar, pending on cup size.
 

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Whatcha drinkin'? How ya makin' it? Gimme all the details & recommendations since I know a good portion of you rely on it to live.
I make hot & iced. Since I use flavorings & sweetener I just use cheap coffee.
Skim milk too. Iced coffee is not just brewed coffee on ice. Put grounds in a pitcher with water & let it sit overnight then stain it thru cheesecloth. I also found a squirt bottle
of zero calorie latte topping. So thru experimenting around I can concoct something close
to what a coffee shop sells but very low calorie.
 

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Caribou K-cup for the quick morning coffee. Still have a bag of Dunkin from when it was on sale that I may just throw away since its meh at best.

The BRCC AK-47 espresso blend in the French press was fantastic. Will order more of that and some of the others soon.

Stopping for coffee in the morning I'll go to Peet's for a light or dark roast depending on my mood.

Black w/ no sugar or bust.
 

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Caribou K-cup for the quick morning coffee. Still have a bag of Dunkin from when it was on sale that I may just throw away since its meh at best.

The BRCC AK-47 espresso blend in the French press was fantastic. Will order more of that and some of the others soon.

Stopping for coffee in the morning I'll go to Peet's for a light or dark roast depending on my mood.

Black w/ no sugar or bust.
I actually didn't like the AK47 that much, it was a bit "thick" for my taste. The Beyond Black, CAF and Murdered Out have all been fantastic by BRCC though.
 

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You guys should check out Groundworks coffee and Kicking horse.

USDA Organic, fair trade, great tasting and reasonably priced.

Trader Joe's has some great coffee too that is under $10 per pound.
 

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Koffee Kult Dark Roast is my daily blend, nice amazon subscription for 2lb/month. I grind enough for a week at a time, don't got time for that shit everyday with 2 kids. On the weekends I will grind a fresh batch of something I buy in less quantity to try out something new. This week its Death Wish Valhalla Java, looking forward to trying it. I will also use the french press when I have time for these coffees that I really want to enjoy.
 

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Door County Coffee & Tea, their coffee is great! (plus I know the owners, they're awesome people) Order some of their stuff online, you won't be disappointed!
 

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Door County Coffee & Tea, their coffee is great! (plus I know the owners, they're awesome people) Order some of their stuff online, you won't be disappointed!
I rember always seeing there stuff when up there. But that was before I started drinking coffee.
 

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Any pros to buying whole bean and grinding yourself vs buying ground?
Yes, freshness & flavor. I haven't bought pre-ground in a long time and prefer to grind as I go. Manual grinders can be had for cheap (and is what I use for the cabins or outdoor excursions) but for day-to-day I use a Bodum Electric Burr Grinder.


if you do get a grinder, get a burr type. The blade ones are inconsistent, a mess and get really hot.
 

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you lost me at the creamer.


black with a little sugar and im good.
 

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Black Costco brand stuff in a drip maker at work
Misc brands in a French press at home
Keurig at home when I need a quick fix and don't have the time to wait on water to boil
 

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Jesus somebody get these coffee yuppies a cup of Dunkin and stfu!

This thread makes me want to drink tea...
 

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