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#1 Blue J

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 05:27 AM

I remember from the time I was a young kid, I loved the way that coffee smelled, when my mother made it. And the first time she let me taste it, I was about eleven or twelve years old- and I hated it! :lol:

But I started drinking it regularly during my first term in college...to this day, I never start a day without it. Back in the mid 1990s, I used to get it by mail order from Starbucks (as this was long before Starbucks had a store on every streetcorner in America)...

I am fortunate to live in a place that its own local roastery, Boston Stoker (www.bostonstoker.com). It's wonderful stuff. The only drawback for me is that they only really have two choices as far as dark roast is concerned (that's what I always drink- dark roast, straight black).

I also have ordered from Vienna Coffee Company in Maryville, Tennessee, for about three years now. Highly recommended. Great coffee, and great variety. www.viennacoffeeco.com

I generally favor the single hard bean varieties originating in Mexico and Central America- Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Honduras in particular. I think they grow the best coffee beans in the world!

What do you all like the most? And where do you get it?

Edited by Blue J, 15 April 2015 - 05:27 AM.


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Posted 15 April 2015 - 07:42 AM

I have never really been a coffee drinker. I would drink a mocha latte once in a while in college because it hid the coffee taste. When I started my summer job at AT&T Bell Labs, everyone drank coffee and I started having a cup or two every day. When I would go home for the weekend, I wouldn't drink coffee and got the worst headaches.

I stayed away from coffee from then until about a year ago. My wife and I went to Hawaii and had kona coffee every morning. Man, that was some great coffee.

We now have 1 cup a day. No more than that - I never feel like I need coffee to get going in the morning, and never get a headache if I don't have it.

We buy coffee from 1 of 2 places, either at the grocery story or directly from a local roaster. We stick to 2 brands:

Cafe Fair - organically, fair traded coffee.
Door County Coffee - fair traded coffee, locally roasted.

I too really like Central American beans. We usually get Guatemalan, but Cafe Fair has a coffee from Peru that is really good too. Has a nice chocolate flavor to it.

Edited by Lost In Xanadu, 15 April 2015 - 08:16 AM.


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Posted 15 April 2015 - 07:55 AM

No coffee ever. Only :d13: ... Love the aroma however

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 08:00 AM

View PostNarpsberg, on 15 April 2015 - 07:55 AM, said:

No coffee ever. Only :d13: ... Love the aroma however

I'm the opposite. :d13: makes my teeth tingle.

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 08:04 AM

Black with a little sugar. If I get it myself no sugar because I'm incredibly lazy.  


Dunkin Donuts, baby!!  :haz:

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 08:13 AM

View PostKennyLee, on 15 April 2015 - 08:04 AM, said:

Black with a little sugar. If I get it myself no sugar because I'm incredibly lazy.  


Dunkin Donuts, baby!!  :haz:

Who said Donuts!  :drool:

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 08:46 AM

View PostBabycat, on 15 April 2015 - 08:13 AM, said:

View PostKennyLee, on 15 April 2015 - 08:04 AM, said:

Black with a little sugar. If I get it myself no sugar because I'm incredibly lazy.  


Dunkin Donuts, baby!!  :haz:

Who said Donuts!  :drool:

I can send you a sh** load from work if you like? :lol: :P

I am not picky about coffee. The cheap stuff works for me. I only drink one or two cups a day. Plus, I can get it for free at work. :D

I never waste my money at places like Starbucks. :boo hiss:

Edited by troutman, 15 April 2015 - 08:46 AM.


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Posted 15 April 2015 - 08:52 AM

View PostBabycat, on 15 April 2015 - 08:00 AM, said:

View PostNarpsberg, on 15 April 2015 - 07:55 AM, said:

No coffee ever. Only :d13: ... Love the aroma however

I'm the opposite. :d13: makes my teeth tingle.

Is that a bad thing? :)

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 08:54 AM

View PostBlue J, on 15 April 2015 - 08:52 AM, said:

View PostBabycat, on 15 April 2015 - 08:00 AM, said:

View PostNarpsberg, on 15 April 2015 - 07:55 AM, said:

No coffee ever. Only :d13: ... Love the aroma however

I'm the opposite. :d13: makes my teeth tingle.

Is that a bad thing? :)
She said her teeth... ;)

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 08:56 AM

View Posttroutman, on 15 April 2015 - 08:46 AM, said:

I am not picky about coffee. The cheap stuff works for me. I only drink one or two cups a day. Plus, I can get it for free at work. :D

I never waste my money at places like Starbucks. :boo hiss:

Yeah, I haven't given Starbucks any money since the 1990s...once they became the huge conglomerate that they are, it just turned me off.

But that's why I like to patronize locally owned, small-batch roasteries. They know what they're doing. ;) And they do it very, very well.

I cut my consumption down by a lot. When I was about 21-22 years old, I drank about 15 cups a day. Started having heart problems (go figure!). I cut it down to about four cups a day, and that's where I've stayed ever since.

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 08:56 AM

View PostNarpsberg, on 15 April 2015 - 08:54 AM, said:

View PostBlue J, on 15 April 2015 - 08:52 AM, said:

View PostBabycat, on 15 April 2015 - 08:00 AM, said:

View PostNarpsberg, on 15 April 2015 - 07:55 AM, said:

No coffee ever. Only :d13: ... Love the aroma however

I'm the opposite. :d13: makes my teeth tingle.

Is that a bad thing? :)
She said her teeth... ;)

:lol:

I know!

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 09:00 AM

View PostBlue J, on 15 April 2015 - 08:56 AM, said:

View Posttroutman, on 15 April 2015 - 08:46 AM, said:

I am not picky about coffee. The cheap stuff works for me. I only drink one or two cups a day. Plus, I can get it for free at work. :D

I never waste my money at places like Starbucks. :boo hiss:

Yeah, I haven't given Starbucks any money since the 1990s...once they became the huge conglomerate that they are, it just turned me off.

But that's why I like to patronize locally owned, small-batch roasteries. They know what they're doing. ;) And they do it very, very well.

I cut my consumption down by a lot. When I was about 21-22 years old, I drank about 15 cups a day. Started having heart problems (go figure!). I cut it down to about four cups a day, and that's where I've stayed ever since.

I only drink enough in the morning to wake up,

Rarely after that. It upsets my stomach.

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 09:01 AM

View PostBlue J, on 15 April 2015 - 08:56 AM, said:

View Posttroutman, on 15 April 2015 - 08:46 AM, said:

I am not picky about coffee. The cheap stuff works for me. I only drink one or two cups a day. Plus, I can get it for free at work. :D

I never waste my money at places like Starbucks. :boo hiss:

Yeah, I haven't given Starbucks any money since the 1990s...once they became the huge conglomerate that they are, it just turned me off.

But that's why I like to patronize locally owned, small-batch roasteries. They know what they're doing. ;) And they do it very, very well.

I cut my consumption down by a lot. When I was about 21-22 years old, I drank about 15 cups a day. Started having heart problems (go figure!). I cut it down to about four cups a day, and that's where I've stayed ever since.
15 - holy crap!!

My cousin's ex-hubby was a big weightlifter, and took caffeine pills, drank diet pepsi... all to get "more" out of his workouts. (competitive lifter) He was having issues one day, went to the doc and he was told to stop drinking the diet pepsi because the 15+ cans a day was eating away his esophagus.  He switched to coffee.... but never was a fan of the taste.

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 09:03 AM

View Posttroutman, on 15 April 2015 - 09:00 AM, said:

View PostBlue J, on 15 April 2015 - 08:56 AM, said:

View Posttroutman, on 15 April 2015 - 08:46 AM, said:

I am not picky about coffee. The cheap stuff works for me. I only drink one or two cups a day. Plus, I can get it for free at work. :D

I never waste my money at places like Starbucks. :boo hiss:

Yeah, I haven't given Starbucks any money since the 1990s...once they became the huge conglomerate that they are, it just turned me off.

But that's why I like to patronize locally owned, small-batch roasteries. They know what they're doing. ;) And they do it very, very well.

I cut my consumption down by a lot. When I was about 21-22 years old, I drank about 15 cups a day. Started having heart problems (go figure!). I cut it down to about four cups a day, and that's where I've stayed ever since.

I only drink enough in the morning to wake up,

Rarely after that. It upsets my stomach.

I know what you mean- I can get like that too, if I have too much (plus, it gives me the jitters!). But four cups is just about right for me. I drink two cups at home before I go to work, and the rest of my daily allotment goes with me, in a travel mug.

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 09:07 AM

View PostLost In Xanadu, on 15 April 2015 - 09:01 AM, said:

View PostBlue J, on 15 April 2015 - 08:56 AM, said:

View Posttroutman, on 15 April 2015 - 08:46 AM, said:

I am not picky about coffee. The cheap stuff works for me. I only drink one or two cups a day. Plus, I can get it for free at work. :D

I never waste my money at places like Starbucks. :boo hiss:

Yeah, I haven't given Starbucks any money since the 1990s...once they became the huge conglomerate that they are, it just turned me off.

But that's why I like to patronize locally owned, small-batch roasteries. They know what they're doing. ;) And they do it very, very well.

I cut my consumption down by a lot. When I was about 21-22 years old, I drank about 15 cups a day. Started having heart problems (go figure!). I cut it down to about four cups a day, and that's where I've stayed ever since.
15 - holy crap!!

My cousin's ex-hubby was a big weightlifter, and took caffeine pills, drank diet pepsi... all to get "more" out of his workouts. (competitive lifter) He was having issues one day, went to the doc and he was told to stop drinking the diet pepsi because the 15+ cans a day was eating away his esophagus.  He switched to coffee.... but never was a fan of the taste.

Yeah, I have an addictive personality, to be sure. In any area of my life that I have achieved moderation (or abstinence, in the case of alcohol), it has taken both time and rigid discipline.

I have four cups of coffee and normally two cans of Caffeine Free (but not Diet) Coke per day.

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 09:12 AM

I work at one of Denmark's largest suppliers of coffee so that's where I get my coffee from. I prefer double roasted espresso beans made in a French press. Gives it a more 'earthly' taste. I'm not at all into which countries produce the best beans for my taste yet. Every friday I get a pack and I don't drink it fast enough, so I have already packed around 17 pounds in a box :lol:

Everyday I get to work in the delicious odor of freshly roasted coffee :drool: :coffee:

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 09:17 AM

View PostThe Analog Grownup, on 15 April 2015 - 09:12 AM, said:

I work at one of Denmark's largest suppliers of coffee so that's where I get my coffee from. I prefer double roasted espresso beans made in a French press. Gives it a more 'earthly' taste. I'm not at all into which countries produce the best beans for my taste yet. Every friday I get a pack and I don't drink it fast enough, so I have already packed around 17 pounds in a box :lol:

Everyday I get to work in the delicious odor of freshly roasted coffee :drool: :coffee:

Coffee through a French press is wonderful!

There's a coffee shop where I live that is just called Press. It's the only way they serve it. :)

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 09:23 AM

Dunkin' Donuts

Milk, no sugar.

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 09:38 AM

I drink one cup in the morning before I go to work, and at work I probably drink 3 cups (less if I'm really busy). When I get home I might have another, but then I prefer a cold beer or a glass of wine with my dinner.

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Posted 15 April 2015 - 10:46 AM

View PostNarpsberg, on 15 April 2015 - 08:54 AM, said:

View PostBlue J, on 15 April 2015 - 08:52 AM, said:

View PostBabycat, on 15 April 2015 - 08:00 AM, said:

View PostNarpsberg, on 15 April 2015 - 07:55 AM, said:

No coffee ever. Only :d13: ... Love the aroma however

I'm the opposite. :d13: makes my teeth tingle.

Is that a bad thing? :)
She said her teeth... ;)
:LMAO:  (sorry)




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