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    Aaaaah.....real coffee.

    I couldn't stand the office sludge anymore......I had to start doing my own coffee.

    Also, I hated that I buy good coffee, but at home only make it on the weekends, so I don't get a chance to finish it while its still fresh. So I decided to kill two birds with one stone. I'm bringing my good coffee in to work and making it here, "press pot" style.

    I bought a tea making cup like this one:


    A blade grinder (not going to spend money on a fancy burr grinder for work).....I use the burr grinder at home. I got this one (which is quite quiet for a blade grinder):


    Now I'm enjoying some heavenly Ravensbrew, still only about 2 weeks from the roast date and freshly made with hot water from the water cooler.

    No more sludge....only good stuff now.
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    So much better than victory coffee huh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ123 View Post
    So much better than victory coffee huh.
    what's victory coffee?
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    LOL I have that same grinder!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ123 View Post

    LOL I have that same grinder!!
    I just used it this morning for the first time, but it seems decent for a blade grinder.

    I was about to get the cheaper one (not that this one was thaaat expensive), but then I noticed the "quiet operation" on the box and was sold. I was already worried about using a loud grinder in the office.
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    Where were the beans grown from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ123 View Post
    Where were the beans grown from?
    That will vary with different coffees I bring in.

    Today's blend is called "Cherry Karma" from Ravensbrew. It comes from the Balanoor Estate in the Western Ghat Mountains within an International Biosphere Preserve in the state of Karnataka in South India.

    http://www.ravensbrew.com/cherry.html
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    How do you make coffee without a coffeepot?


    I don't want to hear about any storks either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper View Post
    How do you make coffee without a coffeepot?


    I don't want to hear about any storks either.
    It's a serendipperous affair at best.
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    coffee elitist swine. as long as it is hot and not too bitter, and has caffeine, it works for me. coffee without sugar is bad also, almost as bad as, well ... I dunno, but it is bad, real bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    coffee elitist swine.
    You called?

    You don't think you are the first to call me that, do you? I wear it as a badge of honor.
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    Pffft. You haven't had real coffee until you stop at a Flying J around 2 in the morning for the 'midnight hauler' extra-strong brew. Coffee you can drink with a fork.
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    No. Coffee should be coffee.

    No sugar, no cream.
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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    Pffft. You haven't had real coffee until you stop at a Flying J around 2 in the morning for the 'midnight hauler' extra-strong brew. Coffee you can drink with a fork.
    Allsups = Flying J
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper View Post
    How do you make coffee without a coffeepot?


    I don't want to hear about any storks either.
    Cafetière (French press)


    Or...
    2 spoonfuls of beans, chew thoroughly, strain cup of hot h2o through teeth, spit out grounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CliftonGK1 View Post
    Pffft. You haven't had real coffee until you stop at a Flying J around 2 in the morning for the 'midnight hauler' extra-strong brew. Coffee you can drink with a fork.
    That's more or less the sludge that got me started on coffee in the first place about 15 years ago. I used to work graveyard shift with no one else there but the security guard. The cafeteria guy would ALWAYS leave his half pot on the burner cooking (by accident) on Friday. We (me and guard) would come in and drink it Sunday Night/Monday morning.

    Thankfully, now I go for flavor and not caffeine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Cafetière (French press)
    Trust me...he wasn't being serious.


    I use a french press at home. This cup (shown above) is for tea but works on the same basic principle. Grounds and water steep in cup. There is a mesh filter on the bottom and water drains through bottom of cup when you "push down". So I can steep in that cup, then drain it straight into my coffee mug.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
    I couldn't stand the office sludge anymore......I had to start doing my own coffee.
    As long as it isn't that burnt Starbucks garbage.
    Wag more, bark less

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    I have one of these for work, though I need a grinder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olebiker View Post
    As long as it isn't that burnt Starbucks garbage.
    They don't call it 'Starburnt' for nothin....
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    Yet more proof that I'm.. well, pretty much right about everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olebiker View Post
    As long as it isn't that burnt Starbucks garbage.
    Not here. I don't like Starbucks much either. You're preaching to the choir.

    Peet's has been a favorite in the past....but I'm starting to realize I'm more of a medium roast person. Light roast (East coast style) is too complex for me and often tastes a bit bitter. Dark roast (West coast style) can be very good sometimes, but often is just too burnt or strong to really notice the flavors. In the middle seems to be the magic for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Or...
    2 spoonfuls of beans, chew thoroughly, strain cup of hot h2o through teeth, spit out grounds.
    If you're going to do that, just buy those single-serving filter packs and use 'em like Skoal Bandits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    They don't call it 'Starburnt' for nothin....
    Charbucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajay677 View Post
    Charbucks.
    Haaa! I like that.
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    Here's a thought...

    What if Starbucks buys all their beans for cheap because they are the bargain ones that spent a little too long in the roaster? Then instead of telling people "we sell burnt coffee" thay convince the public that a four dollar cup of swill that tastes like an ashtray at a cigar lounge is actually the only coffee that you can drink and still be popular?
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