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Old 12-25-23, 05:35 AM
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I have a Pactimo Vertex WxD jacket that’s perfect in many conditions. I wear it down into the 30s with just short sleeves underneath and in the 10s with a thermal

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Duh, again due to the extended timeframe for an actual deletion.

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My wife’s extended family all coming over for Xmas. This includes two dogs, one a super sweet and mellow German Shepherd, the other is a small dog that is hyper and barks quite frequently.

Poor Jackie is gonna be askeered and will most likely spend most of Xmas day hiding in the basement behind the furnace.
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I bought some expensive coffee yesterday, well not ubber expensive, but double what I would normally spend on it. I've been looking at it for a couple of weeks. It's a lot of coffee and it is priced high enough that it gives me the heeby jeebies mentally. I have to learn to trust that voice. I bought it yesterday as a Christmas present to myself. Every sip says "garbage water" to me. Doggone it! It has this fruity aftertaste, not a fan. Ah well the search continues..
I used to be like that with coffee. Then I discovered C robusta. Pretty unaromatic and flavorless, but high on the caffeine index and low on the acids index. Lately I am mixing it 50:50 with C arabica, because this latest batch is inordinately high on the caffeine index. Lowland robusta for the win; highland grown not so much.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
I have a Pactimo Vertex WxD jacket that’s perfect in many conditions. I wear it down into the 30s with just short sleeves underneath and in the 10s with a thermal

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Originally Posted by datlas
My wife’s extended family all coming over for Xmas. This includes two dogs, one a super sweet and mellow German Shepherd, the other is a small dog that is hyper and barks quite frequently.

Poor Jackie is gonna be askeered and will most likely spend most of Xmas day hiding in the basement behind the furnace.
Defending her food dish from the mouse hordes.
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Defending her food dish from the mouse hordes.
My hope is while she is hiding she can at least take care of the mice. She got one a few days ago but I am sure there are more.
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A silent morning, except for the roosters and the ringing in my ears. Good enough.
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Edit: And the chachalacas
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Originally Posted by ls01
I bought some expensive coffee yesterday, well not ubber expensive, but double what I would normally spend on it. I've been looking at it for a couple of weeks. It's a lot of coffee and it is priced high enough that it gives me the heeby jeebies mentally. I have to learn to trust that voice. I bought it yesterday as a Christmas present to myself. Every sip says "garbage water" to me. Doggone it! It has this fruity aftertaste, not a fan. Ah well the search continues..
Coffee is so subjective. I like dark roasts with bold flavor. My local roaster tells me that I'm missing all of the subtle notes of the lighter and medium roasts. Every once in awhile, he'll pull a shot to for me to taste and I want to spit it out.
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I used to be like that with coffee. Then I discovered C robusta. Pretty unaromatic and flavorless, but high on the caffeine index and low on the acids index. Lately I am mixing it 50:50 with C arabica, because this latest batch is inordinately high on the caffeine index. Lowland robusta for the win; highland grown not so much.
I'm a big fan of Peet's. Any of their dark roasts. Is often on sale at WF or King Soopers.
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Originally Posted by datlas
My hope is while she is hiding she can at least take care of the mice. She got one a few days ago but I am sure there are more.
Wild mice are smart enough they might just vacate for at least a while.
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More coffee content: I brewed up a cup on the stove top Moka pot this morning using some dark beans that I bought from a one man roaster in Tucson. Very good.
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My knee feels fine! Now, I head into the hills for a few hours one-way. I'll get picked up by my immediate family on the drive out to visit extended family. Bonus - my SIL and niece are right on route 2/3 in, so I can stop to fill my bottles and say Merry Christmas.

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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
I used to be like that with coffee. Then I discovered C robusta. Pretty unaromatic and flavorless, but high on the caffeine index and low on the acids index. Lately I am mixing it 50:50 with C arabica, because this latest batch is inordinately high on the caffeine index. Lowland robusta for the win; highland grown not so much.
I lean toward Arabicas also, but lately Ive been unsatisfied... it's the only way I can describe it. Lately I've been drinking a Caramel flavored Caribou coffee. But after 2 weeks ....meh..... maybee it's lacking in caffeine? I can drink it in the evening and go to sleep no problem.
This latest attempt was by Death wish coffee. And the base flavor was ok, good in fact. But the fruity finish aftertaste just hit wrong. I'll try it stronger tomorrow and see if that helps.
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Re coffee, I just use the Wegmans Colombian already ground for “drip” in the French Press. It tastes pretty darn good. I suspect it’s Tiagra level so maybe subtly off the top few shelves but easy peasy and good enough for us.
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Should I buy a pair of cowboy boots and attend this? Maybe invite DougRNS , for our exchange of gifts? Does he seem like the rodeo type?




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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
More coffee content: I brewed up a cup on the stove top Moka pot this morning using some dark beans that I bought from a one man roaster in Tucson. Very good.
Brewed some Brazilian coffee I got as a gift from a Brazilian. She says it's her favorite coffee from home. It's a nice cup of coffee.
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