The coffee drinkers club thread.

JohnVF

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thanks for posting. i'd like try to make it. any tips on finding or ordering the vietnamese coffee filter?
There's an H Mart that just opened near west/downtown on Jackson. H Mart is awesome and would surely have one, if not just use as an excuse to buy loads of Japanese candy, sake, and all sorts of other wonderful things. Also, many places down in Chinatown (this is Chicago for anybody else).
 

adaug

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There's an H Mart that just opened near west/downtown on Jackson. H Mart is awesome and would surely have one, if not just use as an excuse to buy loads of Japanese candy, sake, and all sorts of other wonderful things. Also, many places down in Chinatown (this is Chicago for anybody else).
yes that h-mart is amazing. there are bigger ones in the burbs (ive heard) but i dont need a bigger h-mart.
 

JohnVF

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yes that h-mart is amazing. there are bigger ones in the burbs (ive heard) but i dont need a bigger h-mart.
The one in Niles is GIGANTIC. It's also by King's Spa, this super....unique?... Korean dry/wet/hot/cold suana/spa/crystal emporium/restaurant/hangout with a small theater in it that you can crash at for 24 hours, ending up in a room upstairs on a yoga mat, all exhausted from sitting in strange themed very hot sweaty spa rooms all day, falling asleep while dozens of very nice Korean folk snore VERY loudly all over the building, echoing up into the rafters. My previous girlfriend had a groupon. It was awesome. There's a super hot room that feels like you're in an actual oven...only allowed to be in it about 10 minutes. Every pore on your body gives way at once, its amazing. BETTER THAN COFFEE.
 
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JohnVF

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I gave up coffee over two weeks ago.

My general anxiety disorder has plummeted but my morning ritual is sad as can be.
 

JohnVF

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I've gone the opposite direction. I've had time to fire up the old espresso machine and make a good shot (or two) each morning since I started working from home about 1 1/2 weeks ago. Here's a picture of my old Pasquini Livia 90, which still works like a champ.

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Drink some for me, friend. I may ease back into it over this quarantine. I do have some... and the means to brew... and the time to ponder it...
 

JohnVF

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That reminds me, I need a new shade for my Akari 10a 'sputnik' lamp. My cat (no longer with us) destroyed it years ago. I love that lamp! The shade is, however, 3/4 the price of a whole new lamp.
 
That reminds me, I need a new shade for my Akari 10a 'sputnik' lamp. My cat (no longer with us) destroyed it years ago. I love that lamp! The shade is, however, 3/4 the price of a whole new lamp.
That's a great lamp. It's a shame about the high cost of replacement parts for design-y stuff. I have an early production Starck Miss K lamp that had some problems with the coating inside the shade. Flos never responded to my emails.
 
That's a great lamp. It's a shame about the high cost of replacement parts for design-y stuff. I have an early production Starck Miss K lamp that had some problems with the coating inside the shade. Flos never responded to my emails.
dang! The Flos stuff is nice, I've always wanted a Toio...
 

UncleBingo

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I think Vietnamese coffee is very similar to Thai coffee, with a couple of minor differences: no cardamon and no added water (after it brewed). Most decent "Pho" restaurants should have it on the menu. Try it if you must. :)

I use the recipe here: Vietnamese Coffee Recipe (Iced optional! Ca Phe Sua Da)
I gave up coffee over two weeks ago.

My general anxiety disorder has plummeted but my morning ritual is sad as can be.
I used to mix the Cafe Du Monde grind 50/50 with a medium roast. I saw them do that in a Vietnamese restaurant in St Paul. It reduces the bite of the chicory flavor a bit.
 
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