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Coffee Thread
71 replies
2028 days old
last post: Aug 4, 2021

Coffee Thread

1 Name: Anonymous : 2016-02-29 16:21
Does anyone else get real comfy drinking coffee? I don't have fancy equipment, but I've been saving money for an espresso machine. I've been drinking a preground coffee called cafe bustelo. What do you guys drink? How do you drink it?
2 Name: Anonymous : 2016-02-29 19:53
I'm more of a tea guy, but my mom likes bustelo and it's pretty good stuff.
3 Name: Anonymous : 2016-02-29 23:34
I don't drink coffee much, but I'll sometimes make a cup if I'm super tired. If I drink too much, I'll crash hard.
4 Name: Anonymous : 2016-03-01 12:31
Aww yeah, coffee's pretty comfy too but I don't see anyone really mention it here. I enjoy the process of making; it's sort of cathartic, like a little ritual that lets you take some time out of the day.

I've just been drinking cheap pre ground single origin stuff from the supermarket, but I really want to find a local roaster. Usually drink nearly-espresso from one of those stovetop pots, but I think it's probably about time now to get a broken espresso machine for cheap and repair it. French press is good too.
5 Name: Anonymous : 2016-03-03 19:01
Tea for life. Earl grey forever.
Well not always. Sometimes I cheat on the earl with his wife.
6 Name: Anonymous : 2016-03-04 16:53
A lot of coffee drinkers drink tea too - expand your horizons!

Jasmine is a nice tea for being cozy.
7 Name: Anonymous : 2016-03-06 23:30
I like Dunkin' Doughnuts original blend. I bought a nice pot coffee maker recently. Before that I only had single cup. I might make some right now
8 Name: Anonymous : 2016-03-15 18:42
I am a Dunkin Iced Coffee kind of person, which is weird because I normally like more artisan coffee. It's basically my guilty pleasure.

Normally I drink shots of espresso with a tiny bit of half and half in them. Although cubanos are awesome when done right.
9 Name: Anonymous : 2016-03-15 18:42
I am a Dunkin Iced Coffee kind of person, which is weird because I normally like more artisan coffee. It's basically my guilty pleasure.

Normally I drink shots of espresso with a tiny bit of half and half in them. Although cubanos are awesome when done right.
10 Name: Anonymous : 2016-03-20 20:39
Hm. I also have Dunkin' brand.
11 Name: Anonymous : 2016-05-16 12:29
I'm the worst. Somehow I manage to swallow the cheapest, canned instant coffee from a store.
12 Name: Anonymous : 2016-05-16 15:56
The process of making definitely adds to the enjoyment.
I like coffee and mostly use a coffee machine for making because often I don't really have time to make something nice but when I really want to enjoy it I take out a percolator, fill it up with water and coffee, put it on the stove and listen the simmering sounds it makes.
It's really comfy, the smell fills the room along with little fizzing and bubbling noises.
I prefer to drink it without anything else, no milk and no sugar, the taste is pretty rich on it's own.

Though, I have become a bit picky, I cannot handle cheap instant coffee at all.
13 Name: Anonymous : 2016-05-17 16:01
I've been drinking a lot of looseleaf tea lately. I just put 4 teaspoons into one of those paper teabags and steep it in my frenchpress. Turns out just fine, no fuss, and very tasty. I've ended up mostly replacing morning coffee with that. Strong tea helps me wake up, but without the risk of crashing in the afternoon if I drink too much or too fast.
14 Name: Anonymous : 2016-05-18 16:51
Even the cheap rubbish coffee that I buy is far more satisfying than it has any right to be, it's just comforting somehow. Either I'm an addict in denial, or I'm developing stockholm syndrome for shit coffee.
15 Name: Anonymous : 2016-05-18 19:36
That's odd, I get the exact same caffeine crashes from strong tea as I do from coffee.

Jasmine tea is really refreshing, though. Nice occasional alternative to coffee.
16 Name: Anonymous : 2016-05-18 21:32
Not the original anon you responded to, but I'd recommend a good pivoine blanche or sencha tea as well. They don't really give any crash and are lovely to consume.
17 Name: Anonymous : 2016-05-18 23:24
Thanks, I'll take a look. I can find sencha tea, but pivoine blanche appears to be a French name for a flower?
18 Name: Anonymous : 2016-05-21 18:49
Jasmine tea is also really nice, I usually have a green+jasmine tea with my lunch.
19 Name: Anonymous : 2016-05-26 20:35
It's a white Chinese tea. It could be from the same flower, I don't actually know. I got it from a local tea store housing all kinds of niche stuff for a pretty good price.
20 Name: Anonymous : 2016-07-01 22:39
I'm addicted LOL
21 Name: Anonymous : 2016-07-05 07:29
I honestly can't see how anyone likes coffee unless they fill it up with so much cream and sugar that you're basically drinking sugar. That said, I drink it all the time.
22 Name: Anonymous : 2016-07-05 10:58
If you drink black coffee for a bit you start to like it. I never put sugar or milk in mine at all.
23 Name: Anonymous : 2016-07-10 10:53
Instant doesn't taste the best on it's own, but brewing it in some way from grounds makes a massive difference in taste. Some lighter roasts have really good tastes.
24 Name: Anonymous : 2016-07-11 20:38
Heh, I wanted to cut out on sugar so I stopped putting it in my coffee, disliking the taste with creamer alone I decided to cut that out too.
Now I drink only black and I'm starting to prefer stronger and stronger coffee as time goes on.

I'm really enjoying coffee at least, something I didn't do before, when I still covered up the taste with sugar and creamer.
25 Name: Anonymous : 2016-07-12 00:07
I don't drink coffee much. If I do, it comes in the Cafe du Monde orange can. I like coffee to the point where sometimes I just spoon some ground coffee into my mouth and chew on it.
26 Name: Anonymous : 2016-07-15 00:42
Just make sure you don't swallow it, I think it can cause problems in your stomach.
27 Name: Anonymous : 2016-07-24 23:26
Chickoree is an interesting addition to coffee.

I've cycled between coffee and tea pretty often. I'll go hard on coffee for a while and switch to tea and then back again. It's an odd loop.
28 Name: Anonymous : 2016-07-25 08:00
I enjoy drinking instant coffee in my office instead of the nasty espresso machine. It tastes better and it feels good drinking it in front of the rich nitwits who come in slurping on their takeaways every day.
29 Name: Anonymous : 2016-07-25 19:38

this is why i have a chemex in my office.
30 Name: Anonymous : 2018-02-26 15:30

If you want to really determine if coffee is "for you", trying some freshly roasted & ground coffees from different regions like >>21 said is perfect. If the coffee is good and fresh, you don't have to mask it with cream & sugar. Instant coffees are stale and can have really sour flavors that put people off of the drink altogether, but fresh coffees can have a ton of different tastes and flavors. People that get turned off by a bad brew are missing out on a world of flavor!

I used to bring an Aeropress to work every day, but I've been trying to get better sleep lately so I no longer drink coffee after my morning cups and the Aeropress stays at home.
31 Name: Anonymous : 2018-02-28 05:13
I love BBC.
Black Brazilian Coffee.
32 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-22 06:16
I love coffee so much I started roasting it myself at home.
Black and French press master race.
Sumatran coffees have consistently been my favorite.
33 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-22 18:01
I was thinking of trying a bag of beans from Trader Joe's. Has anyone here tried their coffee beans?
34 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-22 20:09
Only when it is being sampled in the store. It is okay.

I went on a trip to Nicaragua earlier in the year. The coffee that I brought home is super delicious.
35 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-22 21:09
Freshness really is important, I got a coffee grinder as a Christmas present and I've already run quite a few pounds of beans through it by now.
36 Name: Anonymous : 2018-03-23 15:06
I usually drink some Lavazza stuff brewed in moka pot. And there's a french press for the milk, if I suddenly want a cappuchino.
I've also tried roasted coffee beans covered in chocolate. Cruunchy.
37 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-10 16:00
Coffee, like tea, should be drunk hot and without sugar or milk. Anyone who says otherwise is a pleb.
Spearmint tea is great btw.
38 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-12 23:23
Black coffee is not comfy.
39 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-13 22:01
I'm not usually a coffee drinker, but I work in a restaurant, and black coffee is wonderful on busy nights when I'm stressed out.
The pause that refreshes, one might say.
40 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-14 09:46
Front or back of house? When I used to work BoH it'd only be coffee during quiet shifts, cordial with loads of ice helped with the heat on busy nights.
Getting trained on the coffee machine was at the cafe was a highlight though as someone who likes espresso!
41 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-14 19:26
Black coffee ain't supposed to be comfy. Coffee in general is not supposed to be comfy. Drink hot chocolate if you crave for comfiness.
42 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-15 00:17
y'all're nuts
there is nothing comfier than a fresh cup of good black coffee on a sunny morning
43 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-15 08:16
Back. When it's really hectic I'll chug coffee down as fast as possible to help me get over the hump, but when it's slower it's nice to take a few minutes to sip a cup and relax.
Isn't that alcoholic? We're not supposed to drink on the clock, although most of us do it anyway.
Lucky. We just have regular old drip coffee. I'm pretty fond of cappuccino, and would love to be able to drink it at work any time I feel like it.

Except for a nice cup of tea.
44 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-15 09:37
Looks like it's a regional thing - cordial here means a non-alcoholic fruit syrup drink. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squash_(drink)
Elderflower is the best!

this tbh, the smell of a french press alone is the perfect start to a weekend morning
45 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-15 16:40

TJ's coffee is not bad. Their bourbon barrel beans are funky as fuck, I'm a fan.
46 Name: Anonymous : 2018-04-17 16:31
Does anyone buy the cheap corner store bags? How can i flavor them
47 Name: Anonymous : 2019-08-06 20:55
OP here 3 years later, nice to see all the posts. I just ordered a bonavita coffee machine to try out. I am not actually a huge coffee drinker, only on occasion. Ykk gave me a love for comfy coffee-making though.
48 Name: Anonymous : 2019-08-06 22:41
May your tastes always be magnificent and brilliant.
49 Name: Anonymous : 2019-08-07 05:37
I drink several cups, usually a pot, daily. I once went without a few days and it gave me nausea, so I'm addicted to caffeine after years of doing this, but I don't care.

I drink it without any additives and I sometimes have chickoree coffee as a nice change of pace. I own a small French press, but it's usually much less convenient than using my normal machine.

I've been meaning to grind my own beans at some point, but I currently just drink pre-ground, canned coffee. I could recommend a particular brand, but they all taste about the same, to me, since I don't do any serious taste-testing. Chickoree definitely makes a difference, however, and you're missing out if you've not tried coffee with it.
50 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-04 03:56
I really like coffee with cardamom and Caribou Coffee's Lakeside blend. It's all comfy.
51 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-05 00:48
Just ground up some Yirgacheffe I bought from a local roaster. We bumpin' while comfy
52 Name: Risu : 2019-09-12 08:18
I just can't do coffee. I drink mostly Japanese green tea, but I also like rooibos.
53 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-12 23:19
Definitely onboard with the black coffee drinkers.

I used to drink tea, but for one reason or another I've switched over to coffee. As for why anyone would drink black coffee, it's definitely a taste you grow to appreciate. It's something that taste's pretty bad at first then gets better the further down the cup you get. Maybe's cause that's I always end up burning my tongue. Either way, the secret for though who have weaker stomach's is to add a little half & half to cut the acidity, plus it cools it down a tad bit since I'm impatient and would rather take the burn than wait.
54 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-13 10:07
I have a small coffee pot, nothing fancy.
I typically at some point when I'm ready for some, I'll fix about two cups worth then either put a little bit of milk in or creamer if I have it which I typically do now.
I either buy some of the Dunkin Donuts creamer or get some sort of pumpkin pie spice creamer during Fall months. I have some International Delight at the moment but waiting for Silk to release theirs for the season.
55 Name: Anonymous : 2019-09-14 18:17
I recently brought my bee house dripper back out and put my french press up for a while. I grind a cup every morning and on weekends might have 2 or 3. I use a cheaper but good quality manual grinder, but it's a pain to change grind size because there's no way to tell if it's set at the size I want. I tend to like the involvement of manual processes but I soon might give in to the convenience of electric.
56 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-06 04:57
I finally invested in a good pour over. Now to invest in a better burr grinder.
57 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-06 14:55
I mostly drink Vietnamese coffee. It usually comes pre-ground. If I have the beans, I grind them manually with a cheap manual grinder.
I use a drip coffee maker and look at the coffee drops drip into the cup.

I usually drink black; if I feel like drinking something sweeter, I use condensed milk or make a icy frappe.

I'll probably be getting some specialty beans and an Aeropress soon.
58 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-11 16:16
I've gotten far too into canned cold brew lately, mostly la colombe. I find a lot of them pretty smooth, but I think they usually lack the boldness of just making it yourself. Even so, it's hard to beat how convenient they are.
59 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-20 21:24

If you like Vietnamese coffee, you might try using a phin! They're pretty affordable, you should be able to find one for <=10 USD online.
60 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-20 22:12
That's exactly what I use! You can even find one on AliExpress.
61 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-21 06:44
I usually only drink coffee when I need the caffeine. Like if I didn't get enough sleep the night before or I'm just unusually tired for some reason. Though recently I've just been drinking it because it tastes nice. Though I'm being a little careful because I want to be able to function without needing the caffeine.
62 Name: Anonymous : 2020-06-21 16:36
I actually have got to drink less coffee, it has been screwing my brain.
63 Name: Anonymous : 2021-05-17 15:25
Why is coffee in America so bad?
64 Name: Anonymous : 2021-05-19 05:01

Because we live too fast of a lifestyle with too much work to actually sit down and think about the quality of things. We can't rest because we just need to do the bare minimum so we can have time to be ready for another day of work in the morning.

It's why food is so bad too.

And housing.
65 Name: Anonymous : 2021-05-20 03:36
I think it's a matter of comfort and familiarity. I typically drink Folgers, since that's what I'm used to, and by now it's what feels like the morning. I have had and quite enjoyed what might qualify to you as good coffee, but I wouldn't drink it every day for the same reason I don't eat at a 3 star restaurant every day.
66 Name: Anonymous : 2021-05-26 08:59
America sucks because everyone's in a hurry.

Yup. I'm mostly a tea-drinker, but if my mom's just made a pot of coffee I'll drink that instead.
67 Name: Anonymous : 2021-05-29 15:42
Is that really so true? There are countries with slower paces that still manage to have unremarkable coffee. Your food situation has other factors going on that aren't necessarily tied to pace of life.
The other thing I'm surprised about is the fact that despite the notable Italian-American population, the coffee culture didn't leave as large an imprint as one would expect.

In places famed for their coffee, often, the concept of settling for a lesser cup almost doesn't exist, apart from the obvious exception of instant coffee. So this argument would be seen as pretty strange; as if I were saying to you, 'I don't eat bread everyday for the same reason that I don't eat at a 3 star restaurant every day.'
68 Name: DameNoir : 2021-06-25 19:51
Me!! 🙋🏻‍♀️☕ Definitely addicted to strong black coffee without milk.
69 Name: ayşe : 2021-07-30 08:25
Watch some James Hoffmann videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMb0O2CdPBNi-QqPk5T3gsQ

He's a coffee enthusiast with great tips and suggestions, even though he has a tendency to go overboard sometimes.
70 Name: bunny2002 : 2021-08-04 19:03
every morning. its cozy coffee
71 Name: Anonymous : 2021-09-19 06:40
Coffee is his life. Saying he goes overboard is like saying Beethoven wrote too much music!


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