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What coffee or tea did you drink today?

Discussion in 'The Connoisseur' started by earl, Jul 3, 2014.

  1. earl

    earl One of the Regulars

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    Didn't see a thread like this. So, thought I'd start 1. Just finished some Yunnan black tea in 1 of my Yixing pots. Earl
     
  2. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Earl, with a forum name like your's, I would have thought that your favourite hot drink would have been Earl Grey tea.

    Being English, you might be expected to think that I would sing the praises of tea. Not so, far from it, ugh! So gross. Heresy I hear the tea drinkers say.

    But for me it has to be a Kenyan coffee called Peaberry. Black, no sugar. Drunk it for over sixty years. For what it's worth, I can't stand instant coffee, and if those stupid adverts, that imply that drinkers of real coffee can't tell the difference, if served a cup of their instant brand, think we are so gullible.................................
     
  3. earl

    earl One of the Regulars

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    I only drink tea after lunch. Must have very dark roast coffee at breakfast.:D Earl
     
  4. Stray Cat

    Stray Cat My Mail is Forwarded Here

    So far:
    1. Morning cup of turkish coffee at 6:00 AM
    2. Green tea at 8:30 AM, to boost me up at work
    Hopefully, someone will go and prep some more coffee (turkish, second cup).. :D
     
  5. lolly_loisides

    lolly_loisides One Too Many

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    A short black & 2 skim flat whites (1 shot of espresso & a double espresso with steamed milk x2. Kind of like a cappuccino without the froth).
    short-black.jpg
     
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  6. lolly_loisides

    lolly_loisides One Too Many

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    Oooh I love turkish coffee! I also really like green tea with roasted rice (genmaicha) so delicious.
     
  7. Stray Cat

    Stray Cat My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Never tried it out. We don't have it here. [huh]
     
  8. lolly_loisides

    lolly_loisides One Too Many

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    It's really good you can buy it online or make it yourself
     
  9. Stray Cat

    Stray Cat My Mail is Forwarded Here

    I've seen one other recipe (yields 4 cups of tea, I suppose):
    2 tablespoons brown rice
    4 cups water
    4 teaspoons green tea leaves
    Put the rice in a small skillet and toast over medium-low heat until it turns dark in spots. Move to a small saucepan. Pour in the water and bring to a boil. Immediately reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 1 minute. Remove from heat and allow to steep 3 minutes more. Add the tea and let it steep another 3 minutes. Strain and discard the rice and tea leaves from the liquid. Serve the tea hot.
     
  10. Maxwell House. Good to the last drop!

    Just beware of that last drop.
     
  11. earl

    earl One of the Regulars

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    Only canned coffee I like is Cafe Bustelo. In fact, it's my regular coffee. It's an espresso roast. Have bought many types of boutique, dark roasted beans over the years, which I've liked but found I didn't like them any better than Cafe Bustelo which runs nearly 1/3 the price of the beans I've tried. Earl
     
  12. 1mach1

    1mach1

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    7-11 standard blend.
     
  13. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    7-11. That'll be the floor sweepings then!
     
  14. Stormy

    Stormy A-List Customer

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    Folger's, Black Silk I think
     
  15. Stanley Doble

    Stanley Doble Call Me a Cab

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    Small Tim Horton's with cream. The fuel Canadians run on in the morning.
     
  16. Stray Cat

    Stray Cat My Mail is Forwarded Here

    First thing in the mornong - Turkish coffee. That was 6:00 AM.
    Still waiting for someone to bring me another cup, it's been hours, the desk work is grueling and I need my Turkish coffee... [huh]
     
  17. 1mach1

    1mach1

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    That's the one! ;)
     
  18. Foch

    Foch New in Town

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    Fresh ground Sumatra made in a French Press...I may be deployed to the Marshall Islands but life is to short for bad coffee or cheap cigars..
     
  19. EmergencyIan

    EmergencyIan Practically Family

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    Same here, Earl. It's our regular coffee. We too have tried many gourmet coffee's and, I have to say, this tops them (many times by a long shot). It is a very strong coffee, but it isn't bitter. However, it's a very full bodied.

    We buy Café Bustelo in the brick and place it in a sealed container.

    It also a great coffee for the Bialetti Moka Express pot... stovetop "Espresso" maker.

    - Ian
     
  20. Harp

    Harp I'll Lock Up

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    I cannot abide Sumatra coffee or Ethiopean joe, but Costa Rican and Peruvian java hit home.:coffee:
     
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2014

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