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euphoria 03-05-10 06:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by botto (Post 10485931)
^

i don't fetishize coffee.

I would like to hold this position but given my personality type, it's mainly a lack of exposure.

ridethecliche 03-05-10 07:13 PM

Not enough.

pungee 03-05-10 07:24 PM

3 cups in the morning, then a large coffee around 10am. I have been trying to cut out the afternoon coffee but it only happens about every other day.

pkpsu 03-05-10 11:25 PM

my experience with the pod coffee (keruig, etc.) they suck.

I'm a coffee in the afternoon/night, for some reason it does a number on my bowels in the morning. For you marc maron fans, POWWW!

Beaker 03-05-10 11:47 PM

Intervals on the espresso machine at the office through to early afternoon.

KiddSisko 03-06-10 01:08 AM

Sigh, after many years of happy coffee consumption, I can no longer enjoy any because of the caffeine. I've somehow developed a physical intolerance. One cup, and by the next evening I'm sick with a headache and nausea. Detoxing from caffeine was a long and painful process.

I envy you guys.

ldesfor1@ithaca 03-06-10 05:36 AM

6 tablspoons of just-ground Rwandan Karrabe beans from WholeFoods. Fresh water, French press and 3.5 minutes.

12oz of glory. (Botto, this is euro strength... barely and American Small, though... I cant imagine drinking 20oz of this brew! my heart hurts with this much as it is.)

geist 03-06-10 06:24 AM

French press is the jam. I like it strong and often.

aham23 03-06-10 06:58 AM

metropolis mocha java brewing this morning. yummy. later.

hammy56 03-06-10 07:22 AM

the best part of wakin' up...
[IMG]http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j2...6/IMG_0424.jpg[/IMG]

Standalone 03-06-10 07:27 AM

http://lesargotiers.files.wordpress....e-bustelo.jpeg
http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/A...3KUofMH8al.jpg
this.

wanders 03-06-10 08:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pkpsu (Post 10487992)
my experience with the pod coffee (keruig, etc.) they suck.

I agree with you on the keriug. After years of grinding my own espresso beans and the mess of a pump machine at home, the nespresso is the next best thing.

Mexican Chiapas is my new favorite brew coffee.

bostongarden 03-06-10 08:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KiddSisko (Post 10488222)
Sigh, after many years of happy coffee consumption, I can no longer enjoy any because of the caffeine. I've somehow developed a physical intolerance. One cup, and by the next evening I'm sick with a headache and nausea. Detoxing from caffeine was a long and painful process.

I envy you guys.

My last cup of coffee (and caffeinated soda) was on October 13, 2006 -- yeah, a Friday (which I believe is good luck). I came down with a virus/flu, lost my appetite and stayed in bed for days. Realized later that I had gone through detox as a splitting headache that would not quit became part of the situation. I didn't start drinking coffee until around 2003 or so. I did develop a taste for good coffee and I thought I went a bit overboard -- not as far as Phil in Kicking & Screaming, but, in that direction; I wanted my COFFEE (Sumatra became my fave). Anyway, decided to go back to the way it had been for most of my life. It is harder pulling all-nighters without caffeine, but, somehow, I've been able to do it.

andre nickatina 03-06-10 10:00 AM

In a race, I had an epiphany that maybe downing triple shots on my way to make a french press wasn't a good idea, and even though the caffeine was helping me endurance-wise, it was also making me nervous, anxious and twitchy.

So I had a little "coffee time-out" and switched to green tea, which, due to L-theanine, doesn't give the same that coffee is well-known for.

But green tea just doesn't taste anywhere near as good for me. So now I'm trying out having both green tea and coffee pre-ride, to get that calming effect of L-theanine while at the same time getting that much needed caffe arabica taste.

Oh, and I only **** with french pressed Stumptown. Preferably beans of the Columbian and Brazilian variety. Stopped drinking gas station coffee in high school.

CrimsonKarter21 03-06-10 10:42 AM

I live with two Brits. Tea time all day. 3-4 cups every day.

I also have a 100g sack of pure caffeine powder sitting in the fridge for my homemade gels and drinks.

pkpsu 03-06-10 11:55 AM

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_xWyRSgq5PdY/S5...s144/sigg2.jpg

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_xWyRSgq5PdY/S5...s144/sigg1.jpg

I recommend this for all you caffeine addicted commuters. Sigg Metro Thermos.

ericm979 03-06-10 06:49 PM

I love coffee. I start every day with a big mug of espresso. Those little weenie espresso cups are way too small.

But I'm a lot healthier without the caffeine. Fortunately the roasters in our area make decent dark roast decaf beans.

What's interesting about going decaf is that I am now sensitive enough that I can detect the caffeine in decaf. More than a couple cups and I get wired. So I try to limit myself most days to the one mug of espresso and a cup or two of dark watery liquid at work.

hammy56 03-26-10 10:01 AM

Costa Rican tarrazu. Me likey.

ridethecliche 03-26-10 10:11 AM

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Originally Posted by substructure (Post 10485906)
I would love one of these. I have a cheap coffee maker. But it gets the job done.
Plus, there are way too many things I "need" before I get what I "want."

Percolators aren't very expensive, and the coffee is great! Or you can get one of those doohickeys that fatal and everyone have been touting as the next best thing.

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Originally Posted by andre nickatina (Post 10488923)
In a race, I had an epiphany that maybe downing triple shots on my way to make a french press wasn't a good idea, and even though the caffeine was helping me endurance-wise, it was also making me nervous, anxious and twitchy.

So I had a little "coffee time-out" and switched to green tea, which, due to L-theanine, doesn't give the same that coffee is well-known for.

But green tea just doesn't taste anywhere near as good for me. So now I'm trying out having both green tea and coffee pre-ride, to get that calming effect of L-theanine while at the same time getting that much needed caffe arabica taste.

Oh, and I only **** with french pressed Stumptown. Preferably beans of the Columbian and Brazilian variety. Stopped drinking gas station coffee in high school.

You could probably buy green tea extract or l-theanine in concentrated forms and either put it into your coffee or just take a tablet. That way you won't be bloated full of water before a ride.

echappist 03-26-10 10:18 AM

thanks for bumping this thread. i almost forgot i have yet to have my morning double espresso

mattm 03-26-10 11:03 AM

Huge fan. Grew up with 'cafe con leche' & 'bucci', kinda miss those.

These days I'm a fan of our cheapo $30 espresso machine/milk steamer combined with this. (the black canister - not as expensive at Safeway)

NickDavid 03-26-10 11:05 AM

I spent 10 days in Italy. Coffee back home is forever ruined for me.

I have found a great coffee shop, however. It's called La Colombe. It's a must for the NYC guys. Plus, the owner is super cool dude who digs cycling.

i have this machine in my kitchen. It works well, but leaks and drives me mad.

http://www.metrokitchen.com/images/uploads/ca-121.jpg

hammy56 03-26-10 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by NickDavid (Post 10581001)
I spent 10 days in Italy. Coffee back home is forever ruined for me.

I have found a great coffee shop, however. It's called La Colombe. It's a must for the NYC guys. Plus, the owner is super cool dude who digs cycling.

jealous. Good coffee shops here are few and far between...

loreley 03-26-10 11:20 AM

I use this

http://www.wholelattelove.com/itemIm...2711XLarge.gif

substructure 03-26-10 11:22 AM

http://www.viewpoints.com/images/rev...22085_full.jpg

BBBBBbbbeeeeeeeelllllcccchhhhHHHH!!!!


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