The coffee drinkers club thread.

adaug

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I guess I can look forward to waking up tomorrow.
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well put!!!
 

JohnVF

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I've been on the road and haven't made a cup of coffee in 3 weeks. So I bought the good stuff. @Prime Minister has had coffee from this roaster, though maybe not this roast. They're local and on point.
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...Waiting to take the plunge....
 

JohnVF

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Nice clock. 👍
I was at a digital special effects place (as happens) and they had one on the front desk. I liked it so much that while waiting for my credentials to clear I found one on ebay and bought it before going in. I avoided ebay for the better part of two decades because I knew what would happen....
 

JohnVF

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Also note I totally botched the grind but it turned out OK was almost worth the 3 week wait. I forgot to adjust it to a courser setting, as the last cup I made must have been with the aeropress....

This large insulated French Press is fantastic. I can drink two cups and have enough left over for my insulated travel mug that I take to work...and it'll still be warm until about noon if not later.
 

adaug

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I was at a digital special effects place (as happens) and they had one on the front desk. I liked it so much that while waiting for my credentials to clear I found one on ebay and bought it before going in.
freakin incredible
 

adaug

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Also note I totally botched the grind but it turned out OK was almost worth the 3 week wait. I forgot to adjust it to a courser setting, as the last cup I made must have been with the aeropress....
from similar grind-setting accidents, ive learned that "wrong" grinds often work very well - perhaps emphasizing some different nuance. grind settings are worth experimenting with. perhaps sorta like tube rolling :)
 

JohnVF

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from similar grind-setting accidents, ive learned that "wrong" grinds often work very well - perhaps emphasizing some different nuance. grind settings are worth experimenting with. perhaps sorta like tube rolling :)
It's been my same experience here. It's a help that this particular French Press has a very fine screen on it, and it doesn't appear that a whole bunch of mud got through. Or maybe its just been so long since I had a decent cup of coffee (you have work to do, Santa Monica) that I'm more forgiving.
 

MikeT.

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@Pioneer Vato , I’m a little bit of a collector. Coffee seems to taste better with a variety of mugs. I’ve got a couple of boxes with others we don’t have room for in our smaller apartment.
 

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My sons (who have inherited coffee addiction from both parents) call it "Charbucks"
I only use them at the university which is rare since I coffee up before I go out the door.
 

JohnVF

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I was in Los Angeles, traveling for work, for much of May and June, then in Chicago over the long 4th weekend with a trip to Wisconsin somewhere in there, too. Now I get to settle back down in my own home for a bit, here in sunny Ferndale Michigan. I came home from Chicago to a giant box on my porch, a coffee table that I had ordered from a store in Los Angeles.

Locally roasted coffee, brewed in the Aeropress after grinding in my OXO burr mill, sitting in my favorite mug on my new coffee table...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh. Feels so good.

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mred

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I was in Los Angeles, traveling for work, for much of May and June, then in Chicago over the long 4th weekend with a trip to Wisconsin somewhere in there, too. Now I get to settle back down in my own home for a bit, here in sunny Ferndale Michigan. I came home from Chicago to a giant box on my porch, a coffee table that I had ordered from a store in Los Angeles.

Locally roasted coffee, brewed in the Aeropress after grinding in my OXO burr mill, sitting in my favorite mug on my new coffee table...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh. Feels so good.

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Amazing the joy of a good cup of coffee can bring when you've been putting up with sub par swill on the road.
Happy for you. )
 

JohnVF

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Amazing the joy of a good cup of coffee can bring when you've been putting up with sub par swill on the road.
Happy for you. )
For a big city, Los Angeles has particularly awful taste in coffee. You either get watered down diner swill or overthought hipster roasts that bring out every flavor except "coffee".
 

adaug

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I was in Los Angeles, traveling for work, for much of May and June, then in Chicago over the long 4th weekend with a trip to Wisconsin somewhere in there, too. Now I get to settle back down in my own home for a bit, here in sunny Ferndale Michigan. I came home from Chicago to a giant box on my porch, a coffee table that I had ordered from a store in Los Angeles.

Locally roasted coffee, brewed in the Aeropress after grinding in my OXO burr mill, sitting in my favorite mug on my new coffee table...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh. Feels so good.

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nuthin says "home" like a cup of 'fee just the way ya like it!
 
I had a Stereolab mug like this (can't remember--did I buy it at a show?) about ten years ago. It got lost on a moving day when my wife offered one of the movers a cup of hot chocolate. I don't think he was a fan, but the move was bad enough (3rd floor walk-up, ten degrees and a fair amount of snow) that they just wanted out of there, so the mug disappeared.

I must've mentioned it off and on enough over the years (and recently, probably, because of the band's reissues) that she located another one. A little anniversary present. Hey!

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