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Old 01-21-08, 09:56 AM
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OT: Coffee

I really like coffee. It can be difficult getting decent coffee in Korea but I happen to live by an awesome coffee shop that is owned by a former professional boxer. They roast their own beans and make excellent espresso for only KRW1,500. I also really like french press coffee. I drink at least one cup a day, sometimes two. Anybody else here drink coffee?
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Old 01-21-08, 09:58 AM
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i am worthless without a cup of coffee or tea
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I only drink French Press coffee and have been hooked for years. Drip coffee is weak. I just got this for my birthday and have been loving it so far. It is not your normal style press and kinda of pricey, but since I got it as a gift, I have been enjoying nothing but fine brew.
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i love coffee in all the various ways it can be prepared, but it had better be a dark roast.
black, straight up, which i coincidentally hear is the hipster's preference (can anyone confirm this?)
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I loves me my coffee, but I think if I were in Korea, I'd be exploring the tea options. Not a tea fan, I take it?
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yup...useless without it.

new guinea sigri in a press pot, or intelligentsia's black cat out of this rig.

i'm gonna go get me one now...
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Old 01-21-08, 10:31 AM
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I definately need to upgrade my coffee system. I just have a regular coffee machine. And I love coffee.

I've love to get an espresso machine. Or even a coffee machine with a built in grinder so I wouldn't be restricted to buying canned ground coffee.
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Old 01-21-08, 10:33 AM
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I drink it black in the evenings, but as I'm always running late in the morning, I have to use enough milk to cool it down to chugging temperature.
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I love good coffee, and cannot function properly without it (read: poo & stay awake). Something everyone should try is stove-top espresso, using something like a Bialetti. They really make great coffee.
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+1 on being a coffee freak.

I don't have a french press, but I need one. I'm pretty lucky though, about three blocks from my place is an amazing coffee shop that roasts on site,etc. Best coffee ever.. they've kind of spoiled me on all other coffee now, too.
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Something everyone should try is stove-top espresso, using something like a Bialetti. They really make great coffee.
It's what I always use, but it doesn't make great coffee. A French press makes better tasting coffee.
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my friend just started a coffee roasterie.. its yummy stuff.
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allegro>*
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Originally Posted by kyselad View Post
I loves me my coffee, but I think if I were in Korea, I'd be exploring the tea options. Not a tea fan, I take it?
Yeah I'm not too big on tea I guess. I've had some tea that somebody gave me in my bag for a week now. I keep remembering it's there but I never make it. It would be gone already if it was coffee.

Also, french press coffee really is the best. I just started drinking it a few months ago and I haven't used my old coffee maker since. So good...
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What sucks about being a coffee freak, is that you're disappointed with the coffee you buy out more often than not. I guess it's just like anything else in that respect though.
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Originally Posted by mugatu View Post
What sucks about being a coffee freak, is that you're disappointed with the coffee you buy out more often than not.
amen!
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UPDATE: I just made a cup of the "tea" that was in my bag. Turns out its some kind of fruity herb infusion thing. Tastes like drinking hot unsweetened cranberry juice.
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including myself, all four people in my house are or were baristas at different coffee shops. we have seven or eight varying presses, two grinders, and electric and stovetop moka pots.

my work machine is an astoria sibilla:


any of you that are into artisan coffee (which i'd be surprised if it wasn't most of the folks in this thread) should check out tomboy coffee roasters.
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iced coffee is also great for chugging in the summertime
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usually two cups in the morning, one, two, or three in the afternoon/evening as the feel strikes me.

3-cup stovetop Moka, drip, or poured over a filter and cup-rider dealio.



ahhhhh.......tea is nice too. but coffee is the love of my morning.
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My GF gave me a Nespresso Concept for my last birthday. How cool is that!? And my office has weekly delivery of various brand beans so I have access to free coffee as much as I want.

I will be a piece of xxxx without at least 3 big cups of coffee a day w/o cream. (and I'm only 5'3" / 123 lb. How unhealthy am I??)
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Originally Posted by dewthedew View Post


allegro>*
YEAH! got a cup in my hand right now...
I work at Whole Foods, so I stay wired.

I own 3 French presses (one at work, home, travel), one stove top Moka pot, drip (sucks) pot...

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Originally Posted by bonelesschicken View Post
I really like coffee. It can be difficult getting decent coffee in Korea but I happen to live by an awesome coffee shop that is owned by a former professional boxer. They roast their own beans and make excellent espresso for only KRW1,500. I also really like french press coffee. I drink at least one cup a day, sometimes two. Anybody else here drink coffee?
in Seoul? I grew to accept the Capi-u-yu (bagged, of course). There was a small cafe in HaeBongChun near NamSanDaeRo (just below NamSan Tower on the "MiPalGun" side of NamSan) that had the best coffee in my neck of the woods. And then there was the "Chicago Bulls" cafe just outside DanKook University. My favorite cafe name as "Al Pacino," located in ApkuJongDong.


and yes, I drink about 6 brewed cups a day. It is my only true vice
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Im on my third cup o' the day. I use a press at home, and drink drip at work. One of the owners of my company also owns a roasting company so we get decent coffee.
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