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Old 02-17-11, 12:58 PM   #201
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Had to stop at a cafe in Sausalito (Cibo's) for an espresso on my way into work this morning. With a temp of 45 degrees, driving rain, and a 25mph headwind, I was ready to pack it in and find a bus. But the sweet nectar, and some borrowed latex gloves, got me over the bridge and into work.
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Old 02-17-11, 01:33 PM   #202
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i could totally knock back an espresso or two right now. me is dragging. bummer though, i only have a diet cherry coke on hand. later.
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Old 02-17-11, 01:42 PM   #203
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I miss Cherry Coke. Apparently Canadians didn't drink enough of it so it was taken off the market years ago.
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Old 06-23-11, 10:26 AM   #204
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Fresh Market has been selling 2 lb bags of Columbian whole been for $8.99
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my parents had a nespresso machine just lying around (my parents used to love it, but now don't really like espresso's taste) so i get to use it everyday for morning and pre race shots of espresso yummy!
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I pull shots before every race. I also homeroast my own coffee beans, so I have my own espresso blend that I've made that I really like. Took a few years to get it down, but it's delish. All manual pulls - freshly ground and weighed for each individual shot. About 3 doubles before training and racing. Sometimes I'll do a manual drip coffee via the chemex if I'm the mood for drip, but normally it's espresso.
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Switched to the French Press from the Bunn, at home, because we are drinking less in the morning. Using course fresh ground is the way to go. Makes for a rich cup of coffee.
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I really enjoy my Starbucks Via Mocha...about $1.50, add hot water...beats the heck out of the sh&t coffee at work. Nice jolt of caffeine to induce proper bowel activity.
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Any time the subject of coffee and athletic performance comes up, I remember that Joe DiMaggio would drink a cup of coffee between every inning, hence the nickname "Joltin' Joe." After he retired, of course, he was the face of Mr. Coffee machines for many years.
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I want a french press.
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its the only way.
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that is all.
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My coffee consumption has gone from like 12oz/day to like 36...
Free coffee in the break room.

It's really crappy though, I have to drown it in milk and sugar.
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you wont regret it psimet.

just add hot water to your favorite coarse ground coffee, wait 4 min, stir, press, enjoy. (ymmv)
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My coffee consumption has gone from like 12oz/day to like 36...
Free coffee in the break room.

It's really crappy though, I have to drown it in milk and sugar.
I drink an insane amount at work. Free too, but crap. Folgers from giant tubs bought at Costco. There is free coffee for the whole plant. We go through a PALLET of Folgers coffee every week. A. Pallet.
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My coffee consumption has gone from like 12oz/day to like 36...
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It's really crappy though, I have to drown it in milk and sugar.

milk and sugar? smfh.
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no love for the moka pot?
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Do any of you own your own espresso machines? If so, any suggestions for a solid, cheap one I could pick up on a college students budget?
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I drink an insane amount at work. Free too, but crap. Folgers from giant tubs bought at Costco. There is free coffee for the whole plant. We go through a PALLET of Folgers coffee every week. A. Pallet.
We go through a LOT here at Life Tech, but i'm not sure if it's a whole pallet's worth.

Sometimes there is a box or two of leftover starbucks individual packets after a meeting for the exec. and corporate types. As you can imagine it's gone in a blink of an eye. I once had to take one packet and stash it in one of the cabinets for my next break. I kind of felt bad lol...
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Do any of you own your own espresso machines? If so, any suggestions for a solid, cheap one I could pick up on a college students budget?
I have a manual single cup pot that I got at a thrift store. It has a water chamber on the bottom, the top screws on with the espresso grinds in between. Water boils up through the grinds and voila! one big shot of espresso. I see these all the time for $1.


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I have a manual single cup pot that I got at a thrift store. It has a water chamber on the bottom, the top screws on with the espresso grinds in between. Water boils up through the grinds and voila! one big shot of espresso. I see these all the time for $1.


moka pot!!
get the stainless steel version from (shill warning) sweet maria's (/shill warning).
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moka pot!!
Never knew that's what they're called. I buy them at thrift shops where ever I vacation and leave them with friends. I probably have 6 scattered across the country . LOL!
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Do any of you own your own espresso machines? If so, any suggestions for a solid, cheap one I could pick up on a college students budget?
Gaggia Baby. But invest in a good grinder first, you can make decent espresso with a decent grinder and a crap machine. You can't make espresso with a good machine & a crap grinder. It's all about grind precision.
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