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Old 08-23-22, 12:49 PM
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Before, often during when there's a good cafe. I prefer light roasts and African origins but I enjoy coffees from any good source. I like to support local roasters, and there's a shop (two or three actually) in Manhattan that gets coffees from roasters around the world, I just got this one today from Coffee Collective in Denmark because I left the George Howell coffee I got two weeks ago in Newton at my upstate house. I like to get different coffees each time I buy.

Oh, and my son manages a cafe here in NYC, Proof Coffee Roasters on East 27th. Ask for Jacob.
I most commonly brew using a V60 dripper followed by Aeropress. I use a Siphon when I'm feeling showy. Sometimes I enjoy a Moka pot or French Press, depending. I have an old Gaggia espresso machine and my grinders include a Baratza Preciso that I just got a new burr set for, a Capresso Infinity, and my son is holding a Mazzer Super Jolly tor me that his shop was going to toss. I like coffee!
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Originally Posted by leftthread View Post
Before, after, during a ride?
yes

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Your favorite brand and prep method?
Any light roast, fair trade coffee.

Daily...boil water and pour into Melitta porcelain drip funnel....Western European style

Special occasions....boil water and add finely ground coffee and sugar......Balkan style
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Old 08-23-22, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by bwilli88 View Post
I use a 10 cup stove top percolator with local Cambodian coffee from a local roaster. Mix 50/50 arabica and robusto.
hot and black anytime before 1pm.
Some of the best coffee I have had was prepared in a percolator
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Old 08-23-22, 01:24 PM
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Anyone want a great hot cocoa recipe to go with their coffee, or are you all purists? I love an occasional mocha with a little cinnamon and vanilla.
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My girlfriend's best friend works at a Starbucks. She brings us two bags of blonde roast beans a week. I grind it and make it in a Mr coffee. Very boring I know. For camping it gets pre-ground and made in a press. For bike tours I use a bag from Aldi. Very pedestrian but morning camp coffee is amazing no matter. As for condiments in the coffee? No thankyou.
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Old 08-23-22, 01:28 PM
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Tea. Keemun from Murchie’s. Or their black currant blend. With leatherwood honey
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Old 08-23-22, 01:35 PM
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Tea. Keemun from Murchie’s. Or their black currant blend. With leatherwood honey
Tea too! Ever try Robert Fortune's blend? It's a blend of Darjeeling and Yun Nan; deeelicious. Mornings I like a strong brew of good ol' PG Tips with a dollop of soy milk to take the edge off.
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Old 08-23-22, 02:06 PM
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I'll drink coffee anytime. As mentioned by someone above, related to Agent Cooper: " Black as midnight on a moonless night".
Also, if you like coffee references on screen, check out the movie: "Straight to Hell" where Elvis Costello serves coffee to the caffeine-addicted Pogues.
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Old 08-23-22, 02:23 PM
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A fun resource and a black hole for your time are James Hoffmann's coffee videos on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMb...videos?view=57
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Old 08-23-22, 02:42 PM
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I'm not real picky. Dark roast beans(not sbucks)from Costco, ground in an OXO electric grinder, and a French press. I need some half and half and sugar in mine.

after seeing a few mentions of that moka pot, I might give that a try someday. And percolator, yeah good stuff especially camping.
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Old 08-23-22, 02:51 PM
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Tea too! Ever try Robert Fortune's blend? It's a blend of Darjeeling and Yun Nan; deeelicious. Mornings I like a strong brew of good ol' PG Tips with a dollop of soy milk to take the edge off.
Do I detect a Brit in here? Have not tried that blend, but the Darjeeling would offset the Yunnan strength a bit. Sounds good. We keep various Ahmad blends around as they are not spendy, but Murchies in Vancouver is our favorite. But only because I can't get to Paris and buy everything possible at Mariage Frere
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Old 08-23-22, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Bianchi84 View Post
.... caffeine-addicted Pogues.
I resemble that remark....

Wonderstate is a roaster in the Driftless area of WI. Used to be called Kickapoo Coffee, but evidently that's no longer apropos (although I doubt anyone actually asked anyone from the Kickapoo Nation...). All their roasts are OG and good, so I just buy whatever medium roast (dark roast is generally just roasted longer, which reduces caffeine) is on sale at the nearby co-op. Hario hand grinder, "cowboy" brewed, fridge brewed overnight some summer days. Black. Sometimes a little honey and/or cinnamon, or (unsweetened) cocoa. A bit of coriander or cardomon when I really want to spoil myself. A 1-qt pot or jar every morning to get through the day job. Sometimes an extra cup in the evening; I can still sleep like a baby.

Ride-wise, before or after, I generally only drink water during. I avoid drinking anything other than water from my own filter, or something made from it.




(So... 37 posts, including several tea references, and no one's mentioned "Tea, Earl Gray, hot!"......)

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Old 08-23-22, 03:10 PM
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I don't own any Italian bikes, but my coffee maker is a DeLonghi. We got it mainly because the front pulls open to reveal the filter basket and water fill so it fits neatly on the counter and you don't have to lift the lid to fill it. I like a strong dark roast, my wife likes a little coffee with her milk. I usually have a mug in the morning and that's it for the day.

A while back there was a thread about Coffeeneuring. People who would ride somewhere and meet for coffee. Some would bring coffee, either from home or a shop, while others would bring a small camp stove and brew their own. With cooler weather coming, it sounds like a fun diversion on a crisp fall morning.
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Old 08-23-22, 03:17 PM
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During and after. Cappuccino before 10am, espresso after. Preferably brewed in an Italian cafe.

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Percolator all the way! I am a convert!

Always before a ride.

I can drink anything but instant.
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Strong and black in the morning. Espresso in the afternoon to help me get to dinner time..Keeps the uric acid levels down..
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I am going to let Ginger Baker explain all this:

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Tried coffee when I was a kid, didn't like it. So that was that. Same for tea. I eat a lot of coffee yogurt, though.
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No.
I find cycling plenty stimulating enough. I do not need a stimulant to push the envelope.
I have two cups in the morning, but I'll distance my ride from them by at least an hour.
Never during or after.
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Oh oh, I love discussion about how we do our drugs.

Bur-ground light roast pour over into a carafe in the morning. Another pour over single or Americano made with the aeropress in the afternoon. With the aeropress and a small camp stove, good coffee can be had anywhere.

The single most helpful tip I can share about making a better cup of coffee is the limit the brew time to 3:30ish. After that, the oils and goodness you want are already extracted and the stuff you probably don't want comes on out.

YMMV
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I like my coffee but I'm a bit lazy about it. I've been using a small bonavita drip coffee maker. I grind the coffee beans with an oxo coffee grinder. I like using fair trade, organic coffee.

Many of my rides start at an army corp of engineers ranger station around 10 miles north of me on Saylorville Lake. Those are the best bike paths near me with plenty of rollers and water views. I often bring a small camp stove and coffee maker to have coffee after the ride. I do drink decaf after the ride though. I've been using a GSI javadrip coffee maker. It's kind of expensive for what it is but it does pack down nicely and it has a reusable filter. So it's very convenient to use.

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Originally Posted by Bianchi84 View Post
I'll drink coffee anytime. As mentioned by someone above, related to Agent Cooper: " Black as midnight on a moonless night".
Also, if you like coffee references on screen, check out the movie: "Straight to Hell" where Elvis Costello serves coffee to the caffeine-addicted Pogues.
I am not sure Shane McGowan ever got any of that coffee based on his stage presence
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Anyone want a great hot cocoa recipe to go with their coffee, or are you all purists? I love an occasional mocha with a little cinnamon and vanilla.
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growing up in Montana coffee meant black.

NYC was a big surprise (back when there were no starbucks) when coffee came with 2 sugars and cream in the white and blue greek diner cups unless you said black
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Always before and sometimes during. I'm a big fan of Dark Matter coffee, but any decent beans will do.
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I've had C-rat coffee lukewarmed by heat tabs and ultra-fine Kenya AA from coffee bars in Boston and NYC. Bottom line: The worst cup of hot coffee I've drunk first thing in the morning was still pretty good.

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