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    Senior Member BudFox's Avatar
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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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    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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    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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    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.
    "...to race bicycles is to drink greedily from a bottomless chalice of agony..."

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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.
    All I'm saying is ... large pigs can run faster than you think.

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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.
    HTFU

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by mike868y View Post
    I want a french press.
    You're welcome.
    You're not punk, and I'm telling everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike868y View Post
    I want a french press.
    its the only way.

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    that is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlAnachronism View Post
    You guys have inspired me to get one...

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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.
    "Your beauty is an aeroplane;
    so high, my heart cannot bear the strain." -A.C. Jobim, Triste

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by TMonk View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by TMonk View Post
    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.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
    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...
    "Your beauty is an aeroplane;
    so high, my heart cannot bear the strain." -A.C. Jobim, Triste

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdays View Post
    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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    All I'm saying is ... large pigs can run faster than you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultraslide View Post
    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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    moka pot!!
    get the stainless steel version from (shill warning) sweet maria's (/shill warning).

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    Quote Originally Posted by BDS View Post
    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!
    All I'm saying is ... large pigs can run faster than you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdays View Post
    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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