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How about some coffee

MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
Okay so my French press still had coffee in it when I moved and grew mold in it. I've tried running it through the dish washer and boiling it but the mold is not coming out of the mesh screen. Am I fucked?

I know someone is going to ask how a mistake like that could happen and I'll counter with: I have Lyme disease, severe depression and various psychoses. Sometimes I forget what dimension I'm in, let alone what my coffee mug is doing.

With that said, coffee is delicious, especially right after smoking some pot. So this is also the coffee thread but no necessarily the pot thread because it's not legal everywhere because man politicians hate it when their voters are happy

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  • BroloBrolo Broseidon Lord of the BroceanRegistered User regular
    depending on the size of the french press, you could probably get a replacement filter

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  • MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    Brolo wrote: »
    depending on the size of the french press, you could probably get a replacement filter

    Oh shit

  • Duke 2.0Duke 2.0 Time Trash Cat Registered User regular
    I really should stop drinking so much coffee at work, but my work is keeping people entertained and engaged through Washington DC rush hours traffic so I need that spring in my step

    At least this is an improvement over my old Red Bull habit

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  • WassermeloneWassermelone Registered User regular
    edited April 2017
    Get an aeropress! Makes great coffee, and is SUPER easy (and somehow satisfying) to clean /alwayssoundslikeanaeropresssalesman

    I haven't used my french press since.
    I also got one for work and am slowly converting all the coffee drinkers there to using it.

    This is me everytime I use it

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  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    Aeropress makes a really good cup! plus it's super convenient to clean.

    I want a cup of coffee now.

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  • HermanoHermano Registered User regular
    edited April 2017
    Aeropress coffee is so god damn good

    And cheap, and easy to use, love it

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  • JimothyJimothy Not in front of the fox he's with the owlRegistered User regular
    I've lived most of my life being one of the only people I know who doesn't drink coffee, as I don't really have a taste for bitter stuff. My younger brother loves the stuff though, and I kind of had a sense I was missing out. Didn't want to develop a caffeine addiction like a lot of my friends, although the occasional caffeine might've made life easier since I've always suffered from insomnia

    But in recent months I've been trying to get into it, mostly to expand my palate, but also because I've read it's good for weight loss as well as something to help me get through the day after a sleepless night. I started when Starbucks had a special going on with their holiday drinks (it was BOGO or something similar) and I really liked their peppermint latte (also tried the gingerbread latte, was good). I mostly avoid that stuff now and stick to brewed coffee at a local place because of calories/sugar/price, but occasionally I'll treat myself to a caramel macchiato at Starbucks

    Anyway, I've drinking coffee most days for the past couple weeks, just had a blonde roast this morning. I wouldn't say it tastes good yet, and I can't yet tell the difference between various roasts, but I'm not forcing it down and it's an interesting experiment to me

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    I like all the different ways of making coffee, for different reasons:

    French Press: You got them big grinds and the large pores on the metal filter. You get all the oils. It is a heady, powerful brew. Great for darker, bolder coffees.

    Aeropress: Between its total immersion and filter you get a very smooth brew.

    Coldbrew: No heat means less acidity extracted, so you get some nice flavor profiles.

    Pour over: ULTIMATE CONTROL.

    Drip machine: Fuck you it's 5 in the god damned am and I want my coffee now piss off.

    Moka pot: It's late and after dinner and you want something to put a nice bow on the evening while we play some niche ass boardgames? Alright let me make you a cafe con leche with my moka pot. Fine ground espresso like coffee bubbled up to the top and then mixed in with brown sugar and beat into a delicious foam poured into hot milk with just a dab of butter and a pinch of salt. Take a sip and let your worries melt away.

    Coffee is the fucking best.

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
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  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    What is a moka pot?

  • WassermeloneWassermelone Registered User regular
    edited April 2017
    I replaced the paper filters for the aeropress with a metal filter so I get those delicious coffee oils.

    I do like french press coffee, I'm just terrible about cleaning them. I have definitely had a moldy french press and I don't even have the really understandable reasons metalbourne has. Just 'Ill clean it later'ed it until it was a burn it with fire situation.

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited April 2017
    Uriel wrote: »
    What is a moka pot?

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    It's a little stove top coffee maker. You use very finely ground coffee with it. I typically use cafe la llave espresso for it. It's one of the ways to make cuban coffee, the other way is with an espresso machine, but you usually jam shit into the top of the espresso machine so it breaks the espresso machine over time, also espresso machines are expensive and moka pots aren't.

    There are essentially three chambers. A bottom chamber that you fill with water. A middle chamber that is removable that you fill with the finely ground coffee that you tamp down to make very densely packed, and a top chamber that starts up empty. You put it all on the stove. As the bottom heats up, the water gets under greater and greater pressure, eventually enough to force itself through the coffee grounds and into the upper chamber. The first results out of the chamber are always very rich, and this is the part you pour out and beat with the brown sugar to make the espumita if you are making cuban coffee. Anyway, eventually it all bubbles to the top and it produces a very strong, very rich espresso style coffee. Which you can drink straight, but even someone like me who tends to drink his coffee black usually cuts it with milk or sugar. Just less milk and sugar than the average cuban in my family. :P

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  • MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    I drink my coffee black. It tears up my stomach if it has anything in it for some reason. Also I have no sense of smell but I like french roast and hazelnut. Also McDonald's coffee is pretty good

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  • WassermeloneWassermelone Registered User regular
    I drink my coffee black 99% of the time

    Because if it has milk and sugar in it, it needs to basically be a coffee and milk syrup. None of this 'a lil bit of milk and a dash of sugar' nonsense.

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  • Duke 2.0Duke 2.0 Time Trash Cat Registered User regular
    One point for weed, nobody is going to attempt a unicorn joint until after they have already smoked it

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  • HeadCreepsHeadCreeps NOW IS THE TIME FOR DRINKING! Registered User regular
    edited April 2017
    I had something like that years ago, except you put it in the microwave

    It made a really good cup of coffee, but it was impossible to clean, so after a while it became useless :/

    edit: the moka pot thing I mean

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  • MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    edited April 2017
    Duke 2.0 wrote: »
    One point for weed, nobody is going to attempt a unicorn joint until after they have already smoked it

    what

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  • MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    oh right, here is a picture of my mug. It is very nice for camping or being homeless as it doesnt take up much space and is pretty self-contained.
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  • SorceSorce Not ThereRegistered User regular
    Duke 2.0 wrote: »
    One point for weed, nobody is going to attempt a unicorn joint until after they have already smoked it

    what
    Starbucks has a Unicorn Coffee or something.

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  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    edited April 2017
    One of the advantages of living in a city that has a straight up Souk is the Turkish Coffee that's all over the place

    I'm no coffee buff, I'm fine with instant and an absurd amount of sweetner, but when that aroma of simmered ground beans hits my nose I always stop by for a drink

    I still like a big ol helping of sugar in mine, but god DAMN are you ever up and ready to go after you've had a cup of turkish, that things kicks your ass into high gear in a second flat

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  • MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    One of the advantages of living in a city that has a straight up Suk is the Turkish Coffee that's all over the place

    I'm no coffee buff, I'm fine with instant and an absurd amount of sweetner, but when that aroma of simmered ground beans hits my nose I always stop by for a drink

    I still like a big ol helping of sugar in mine, but god DAMN are you ever up and ready to go after you've had a cup of turkish, that things kicks your ass into high gear in a second flat

    That just brought up memories of when I was in Germany, and whenever someone would get too drunk to keep partying we'd start buying them turkish coffees.

    Which, all it got us in retrospect was a belligerent drunk who won't go to bed

    But god damn I love me some turkish coffee.

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  • DepressperadoDepressperado I just wanted to see you laughing in the pizza rainRegistered User regular
    turkish is the closest coffee to the imaginary idea of coffee that I had when I was a little kid

    it's basically a magic potion

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  • MetalbourneMetalbourne Inside a cluster b personalityRegistered User regular
    turkish is the closest coffee to the imaginary idea of coffee that I had when I was a little kid

    it's basically a magic potion

    I like it when I take a sip and my ears start ringing

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  • DarmakDarmak RAGE vympyvvhyc vyctyvyRegistered User regular
    edited April 2017
    I made myself a sextuple shot of espresso this morning, and it was delicious. We have a Mr. Coffee Cafe Barista and we've been buying cans of Cafe Bustelo's espresso
    Sorce wrote: »
    Duke 2.0 wrote: »
    One point for weed, nobody is going to attempt a unicorn joint until after they have already smoked it

    what
    Starbucks has a Unicorn Coffee or something.

    It's not coffee, it's a cream-based drink with sweet and sour flavor added. I had one and it wasn't bad!

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  • TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    I wonder what raktajino would taste like?

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  • PeenPeen Registered User regular
    Vietnamese place near me does the little mug top coffee maker deals with the condensed milk in the bottom of the cup and it makes me so happy. So, so happy.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMo1VnoPLBU

    I am not fond of coffee though I quite like tea

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  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    TrippyJing wrote: »
    I wonder what raktajino would taste like?

    I wonder this all the time.

    Also I really want a moka pot now.

  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Speaking of other coffee:

    Turkish Coffee is indeed amazing, though, I guess what I have had is similar but different. I've only ever had Armenian coffee, given the high percentage of Armenians that live in my area of California. And, especially in light of the anniversary tomorrow, they would probably not take kindly to me describing it as Turkish Coffee. It uses the same basic process and tools however, though I understand there is some matter of debate among aficionados about how many times you are supposed to bring it to boil and with how much rapidity.

    This very cute mom and pop coffee shop by me does this amazing vietnamese nitro cold brew. Which is basically cold brew served through a nitro tap to give it a head like beer, mixed with condensed milk. It's very tasty.

    Also, when I was in Bali I had kopi luwak coffee, which is the coffee made from the beans that have been eaten, digested and pooped out by civets. It is of course cleaned very thoroughly before being served. Since the bean has already been digested by an animal, it has a totally different flavor profile that your standard coffee. Basically all the acidity was gone and it was super smooth. It was a very interesting cup, but didn't taste much like coffee. I had the cup at the plantation I was at but, didn't think it would be worth buying the beans.

    Also, coffee adjacent, affogatos are the best desert. Just a nice shot of espresso poured over some ice cream. Simple and delicious.

  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    Wait moka pots need to be over a flame no bigger than the base?

    Fuck, my burners are all too big I think, plus my gas is setup weird so it's hard to get a small flame on my smallest burner.

  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Uriel wrote: »
    Wait moka pots need to be over a flame no bigger than the base?

    Fuck, my burners are all too big I think, plus my gas is setup weird so it's hard to get a small flame on my smallest burner.

    Ideally yes. If the flame is bigger than the base than you waste heat and can start heating up parts of the pot that should not be heated. Generally this is not a huge issue, however, I was doing a marathon session of making cafe con leche (I used to go to a lot of pot lucks in Japan, everyone would bring so much food I figured the best thing I could do is bring something completely different so I went for making coffee) and when I was on my 5th or 6th batch the handle was so hot that it started melting and I grabbed it without noticing and gave myself a nasty shock.

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  • TallahasseerielTallahasseeriel Registered User regular
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Uriel wrote: »
    Wait moka pots need to be over a flame no bigger than the base?

    Fuck, my burners are all too big I think, plus my gas is setup weird so it's hard to get a small flame on my smallest burner.

    Ideally yes. If the flame is bigger than the base than you waste heat and can start heating up parts of the pot that should not be heated. Generally this is not a huge issue, however, I was doing a marathon session of making cafe con leche (I used to go to a lot of pot lucks in Japan, everyone would bring so much food I figured the best thing I could do is bring something completely different so I went for making coffee) and when I was on my 5th or 6th batch the handle was so hot that it started melting and I grabbed it without noticing and gave myself a nasty shock.

    is there a brand you can recommend? I am looking at amazon and some are cheap and some are very much more expensive.

  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    Uriel wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Uriel wrote: »
    Wait moka pots need to be over a flame no bigger than the base?

    Fuck, my burners are all too big I think, plus my gas is setup weird so it's hard to get a small flame on my smallest burner.

    Ideally yes. If the flame is bigger than the base than you waste heat and can start heating up parts of the pot that should not be heated. Generally this is not a huge issue, however, I was doing a marathon session of making cafe con leche (I used to go to a lot of pot lucks in Japan, everyone would bring so much food I figured the best thing I could do is bring something completely different so I went for making coffee) and when I was on my 5th or 6th batch the handle was so hot that it started melting and I grabbed it without noticing and gave myself a nasty shock.

    is there a brand you can recommend? I am looking at amazon and some are cheap and some are very much more expensive.

    I used the Bialetti Moka Express 3 cups and it worked well for me. However, I don't really have any experience with any other brands. To be honest, I use that one simply because its the same one my Cuban Grandmother used.

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    Duke 2.0 wrote: »
    I really should stop drinking so much coffee at work, but my work is keeping people entertained and engaged through Washington DC rush hours traffic so I need that spring in my step

    At least this is an improvement over my old Red Bull habit

    Are you Elliott in the morning?!

  • UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    For the moka pot/too large burner issue, could you put a larger pot or saucepan on the burner, and then the moka pot in that?

  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    edited April 2017
    I also have a moka pot. It works fine on my electric stove. Also you just rinse them and maybe handwash with a little soap every so often or you forget to rinse after using it.

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  • Peter EbelPeter Ebel CopenhagenRegistered User regular
    My favourite brew setup is pourover in a chemex pot or in a Hario drip, which I'm drinking right now.

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  • DoobhDoobh She/Her, Ace Pan/Bisexual 8-) What's up, bootlickers?Registered User regular
    In terms of cleaning coffee making devices, I use a vinegar solution. That way I'll get a bad taste in my coffee if I didn't rinse enough, and I know I'm not sucking down some household cleaner remnants.

    But, yeah, I want to get back on the french press train. The coffee machine is good and all, but I'm the only person in the house who drinks it - I don't need to make it in bulk.

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  • ShortyShorty touching the meat Intergalactic Cool CourtRegistered User regular
    I actually just replaced the mesh in my french press, you can get a pair of them for like eight bucks on amazon

    The sizes are standardized so you should be able to just find one based on the diameter of your pot

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  • MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    I drink coffee occasionally

    Though mostly from a drip machine because I can't be bothered.

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