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Old 10-17-2016, 10:12 AM   #41
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The Starbucks people told me about the dark roast coffee having less caffeine several years ago. Been drinking dark black for some time now and have almost no issues w it.

Coffee/caffeine is poison though and none of us should be drinking any of it. Like smoking it's addictive.

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Don't recall any adds for Starbucks. I think I started going there because of the Wi-fi. Did'nt have it at home for awhile when we came down from Alaska. Went to the small town library but we were so often downriver in the much bigger town shopping ..... and Starbucks was .. there. You notice they choose their locations carefully.
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Old 10-17-2016, 10:35 AM   #42
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To me there is no better coffee than coffee made at the mountain cabin. The pure, unchlorinated well water is the secret. Just returned from a long weekend up there. The weather was perfect. Busting through the mountain roads with the top down is exhilirating.

The picture is of the lane in front of the cabin.

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Old 10-17-2016, 11:10 AM   #43
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I do it the ol' fashion way, similar to a French drip but ya slowly spoon the hot water over the grounds making for an intense, dark flavored coffee. A little more trouble but worth it.Name:  19007da1ecc4be98fef569b430b65c66.jpg
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Old 10-17-2016, 11:19 AM   #44
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Just returned from a long weekend up there. The weather was perfect.
Well, that about does it for me! Time to head back to the mountains of Arizona.
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I went to a local event this weekend that showcased local agriculture. It was in a park that is called The Fruit and Spice Park. It has a huge collection of tropical fruit trees.

They have recently put in a coffee plant! They say it can grown in South Florida! I may have to plant a few in my yard. There is a related plant called Wild Coffee that grows like crazy in my yard. My bees love the nectar.

When the zombie apocalypse comes, I'd still have coffee.
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Old 10-17-2016, 12:43 PM   #47
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I don't care if Starbucks is coffee or not, it's pure genius. Obviously loved by a lot of people too.

Now, as to our coffee on the boat. Keurig. In a way it's just fancy instant coffee, but the ability to have so many choices and flavors and the ease with which it's made, make it our choice. Ours is plumbed directly into the water line. There are fancier machines, especially for the food service industry, less expensive per serving machines, but the combination of choice and ease wins.

We don't have enough espresso lovers to get a Nespresso or similar on the boat. Those who do like it, are happy with the occasional starbucks or other coffee shop. At home we do have an espresso maker.
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Old 10-17-2016, 12:59 PM   #48
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Agree 100%. Great advertising campaign though to get so many people to drink that stuff.
OK, I will bite. If its not coffee, what is it or is this just snark?
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Old 10-17-2016, 02:21 PM   #49
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Very interesting post regarding myth busting the caffeine content.
One of the MANY things that's great about this forum
I also found this, not sure it adds any clarity to the point though:

https://cspinet.org/eating-healthy/i...caffeine-chart

One thing my Admiral loves about the Jura is that it grinds the exact amount of coffee in a built-in bur grinder for you cup, just before brewing, so it's always "fresh ground".

Fresh ground french roast still tastes like used engine oil to me
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Old 10-17-2016, 03:05 PM   #50
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OK, I will bite. If its not coffee, what is it or is this just snark?
To me it always tastes like instead of roasting the beans they burn them. Always seems to have burnt taste. Heck, we have some friends who drink Coors Light, I guess there is no accounting for (bad?) taste.
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Old 10-17-2016, 03:44 PM   #51
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That's why I mentioned one must keep stirring the coffee in my description of brewing the pot. (Post #27). Gan't let the grounds settle in the bottom of the pot or the taste will be of burnt grounds. That's the way to make camp coffee really good. But over a fire one's arms may get burnt.
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Old 10-17-2016, 03:57 PM   #52
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I don't think Starbucks coffee comes with a stirrer.
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Old 10-17-2016, 04:54 PM   #53
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I don't think Starbucks coffee comes with a stirrer.
And there's one of the advantages of cold-brewing. No stirrer needed

I pour room temp water over 1lb of grounds, let it set for 24hrs, then drain into storage bottles and put it in the fridge.

Minimal cleanup...and minimal cost, 2 things I really like.

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Agree 100%. Great advertising campaign though to get so many people to drink that stuff.
My wife who is a Starbucks lover has dragged me into more Starbucks across the planet then I can count. I have tried ordering Pike's Roast, then tea, but now fortunately settle for the coffee that comes with the joke line: "I'll have a tall blond".
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My wife who is a Starbucks lover has dragged me into more Starbucks across the planet then I can count. I have tried ordering Pike's Roast, then tea, but now fortunately settle for the coffee that comes with the joke line: "I'll have a tall blond".
My wife and I both tag along and we get cake or dessert and bottled water.

Starbucks still reminds me of the coffee shop on the television show, Frasier. Of course, Frasier was set in Seattle, the home of Starbucks.
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I usually don't order coffee at Starbucks but rather a large black tea latte, made with their Royal English Breakfast tea. Better than any coffee.
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Old 10-17-2016, 07:14 PM   #57
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I usually don't order coffee at Starbucks but rather a large black tea latte, made with their Royal English Breakfast tea. Better than any coffee.


Blasphemy!

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What's "light" with black coffee? Can understand if your're talking "girly" coffee with sugar and cream.
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Old 10-17-2016, 08:33 PM   #59
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The spurred a bit of research to see how hard it would be to make this nectar of the coffee gods at home. For about $40, the good folks at Amazon delivered a Filtron coffee brewer to my doorstep.
You add a pound of ground coffee, let it sit for 24hrs, and drain the concentrate into the included carafe. I actually kept two of the store-bought bottles with the squeeze tops that I use to store my concentrate in.
I made coffee this way for years. You are right, a cold brewed coffee has very little of the bitterness that other forms of brewing impart. OTOH, that bitterness is one of the things that many coffee drinkers like. One of the great things about the cold brew is that you can vary the strength of the coffee just by varying the amount of concentrate you add and, as you pointed out, it is very easy to clean up.

Being basically lazy, I finally moved to a Keurig a number of years ago. It is more expensive, but is the quickest and easiest way to make a good tasting cup of coffee that I have found. We have a Keurig at home and have a small one on the boat.
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Old 10-17-2016, 08:37 PM   #60
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Love the onboard coffee, too. We use a small Keurig with San Francisco Bay French Roast 'pouch cups' from Rogers Coffee Company. The 'cups' are 95% biodegradable and the coffee is strong but smooth. My coffee costs $0.30-0.35 per cup, delivered to my door.
I buy the same from Costco. It isn't my wife's favorite, but I like the flavor and the relative price. I will need to check out that link however. It would be great to have a box delivered between Costco runs.

I am actually drinking a cup of it now at the office waiting for my next patient.
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