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Posted on 09-01-17 07:59:32 PM Link | Quote
COFFEE IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!111111!!1111 I LOVE IT SO MUCHHHHHHHHH

*cough

Do you folks like coffee? Real coffee from the hills of Columbia?
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Posted on 09-01-17 08:40:49 PM Link | Quote
I only import Tim Hortons.

Think me a sinner if you will.

But any who find joy in STARBUTTS, they are the true sinners.
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Posted on 09-01-17 09:04:13 PM Link | Quote
This is one way of bribing a Rick.

What I have in it depends on what's available, but I like a light roast of whatever sort, a bit of skim milk, and a shitton of Splenda. If sugar free flavors are available, those go in there too.
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Posted on 09-01-17 11:01:33 PM (last edited by Tarale at 09-01-17 11:05:12 PM) Link | Quote
Originally posted by dotUser
I only import Tim Hortons.

Think me a sinner if you will.

But any who find joy in STARBUTTS, they are the true sinners.

Starbutts was so unpopular in Adelaide that their one store didn't last very long at all. I think this also means that the mugs for Adelaide are pretty rare.

Oh, as for me and coffee, I like mine black. I have a feeling the Australian names for coffee aren't used everywhere so I'll explain. I know a "macchiato" is a very different thing in the United States, for instance…

I have what's called a "long black", which is hot water with the espresso shots added on top (to preserve the crema). This is the opposite of what's called an "Americano", where the espresso is added first, then hot water (destroying the crema). I also don't have any sugar.

Occasionally I like a macchiato, which in Australia is an itty bitty drink with espresso shots and a teaspoon of milk added. I think macchiato means "stained" so it's coffee stained with milk. I'm told if you order a macchiato in the US you get something with all kinds of milk and sugar…

Really occasionally, if I go somewhere with an excellent coffee and barista, I like a ristretto, which is a short shot of espresso. I've learned not to ask for it at places where coffee is just another thing they do (as opposed to their feature product) because they usually either don't know what I mean, or they fuck it up.

In summer I'm fond of cold brew.


Originally posted by Rick
This is one way of bribing a Rick.

What I have in it depends on what's available, but I like a light roast of whatever sort, a bit of skim milk, and a shitton of Splenda. If sugar free flavors are available, those go in there too.

I don't really know what kind of roast I like… I seem to like all kinds of things. I think what I really like is trying all the different coffees! I had a lovely single-origin coffee this week that was rather fruity, for example. I know I don't like them burnt though.
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Posted on 09-02-17 01:24:07 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by dotUser
I only import Tim Hortons.

Think me a sinner if you will.

But any who find joy in STARBUTTS, they are the true sinners.

Domestic Tim Horton's is where it's at.
Though most days I drink the god-awful stuff we have at work. It serves it's purpose, and after enough cream and sugar it's drinkable.
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Posted on 09-02-17 02:35:48 PM Link | Quote
As a part of the It's The Year 2017™ initiative, in which Sanqui tries new things, I've drunk some coffee! Aaaand I actually didn't like it. Staying with tea.
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Posted on 09-03-17 12:24:00 PM Link | Quote
I'm a very bland person with my coffee, as long as it is black I don't really care about the other details.

Nor could I tell you about any other details but you know, ignorance is bliss.
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Posted on 09-03-17 01:12:59 PM Link | Quote
i used to be a true coffee connoisseur, enjoying lattes, espresso, whatever.

it felt great to be part of "hip coffee culture". but for some reason, something felt empty inside after a cuppa coffee. actually, empty might not be the right word, i felt rly sick, restless + anxious each time i drank it.

eventually i went back to tea, which i barely drink now for the same reasons. i have been caffeine-free for a while.

that said, i still have to go to coffee shops sometimes. they're a huge part of Seattle culture after all, right? maybe i should get into decaf or smth.
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Posted on 09-03-17 08:05:31 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by sofi
it felt great to be part of "hip coffee culture". but for some reason, something felt empty inside after a cuppa coffee. actually, empty might not be the right word, i felt rly sick, restless + anxious each time i drank it.


That's actually super common… having restlessness and anxiety with coffee and caffeine in general.

I have to limit my caffeine intake. I have my one cup and that's it for me, otherwise I have problems with anxiety and it'll affect my sleep too. Past that, if someone invites me out for a coffee, I'll have a decaf, because I still like the warmth and the flavour and the company. Very rarely I'll have two coffees and I'll cackle like a madwoman and get shit done. But I can't do that very often at all or the anxiety problems rear their ugly head.

I have a close friend who has had to switch entirely to decaf as well for anxiety reasons.

As for "hip coffee culture" it's mostly a bunch of wank. I like a nice coffee but I'll admit most of my current enthusiasm is because I didn't have any coffee for the first 6 weeks of my little one's life and OH MAN THE JOY OF REDISCOVERY ALSO WOW MY TOLERANCE
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Posted on 09-08-17 02:59:29 PM Link | Quote
I hate coffee unless it's basically 50% creamer, and even then it's too much. I haven't had any in years because of this; it's just too bitter. (I don't have tea very often for the same reason, and I don't like using too much sugar to make it drinkable.)

Caffeine, on the other hand, I don't mind in limited doses, especially since I find it so hard to really get going in the mornings. But I've been trying to excise that too, in favor of just better sleep.
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Posted on 09-09-17 03:54:16 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Tarale
As for "hip coffee culture" it's mostly a bunch of wank. I like a nice coffee but I'll admit most of my current enthusiasm is because I didn't have any coffee for the first 6 weeks of my little one's life and OH MAN THE JOY OF REDISCOVERY ALSO WOW MY TOLERANCE

tbf, the coffee is really good out in Seattle. i never really understood until i moved out here.
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Posted on 09-10-17 03:14:57 AM (last edited by hydra-calm at 09-10-17 03:17:29 AM) Link | Quote
There's some wank certainly, but good SO pourover's tasty (I've had a lot of poorly prepared ones in shops though, so I usually make it myself). I'm also lucky in that unless I'm drinking espresso or something like that that's -very- high caffeine all at once, I don't suffer many of the negative effects. I do take tolerance breaks now and then though -- I don't want things to get to headache withdrawal level...
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Posted on 09-10-17 07:25:53 AM Link | Quote
On coffee wankers: I'm fine with them as far as them offering me good coffee, and they lose me when they get all judgey and full of snooty rules. I'm not fond of sugars and syrups in coffee, but I don't care if people have it that way. Although I do like some light teasing about how it's been ruined.

We have a pretty vibrant coffee culture in Adelaide, and there's lots of nice stuff available. Thanks, wankers!
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Posted on 09-11-17 12:14:51 AM Link | Quote
I think the lyrics for Shut Me Up sums up my coffee preferences quite nicely.

Except I don't really listen to any genre of metal.
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Posted on 09-11-17 06:30:13 PM Link | Quote
Yesterday I bought myself a small manual coffee grinder (Bialetti, to match my Bialetti coffee pot), so I can finally freshly-grind my coffee. It's a bit of effort, but the difference is oh my god worth it.

I've always just bought good coffee and had it ground in-store, but this does go stale pretty quickly. If you ask coffee snobs, it goes stale in minutes. But I never knew what to actually get to grind coffee if you only have one cup a day. It's not worth getting a big fancy grinder for that much, just like wasn't worth me buying a big coffee machine either.

Now I have the problem of storing my beans. It was available in 200g or 1kg sizes. I went through 200g in a little over a week so I got the kilo of beans…
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Posted on 09-16-17 03:32:36 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Tarale
On coffee wankers: I'm fine with them as far as them offering me good coffee, and they lose me when they get all judgey and full of snooty rules. I'm not fond of sugars and syrups in coffee, but I don't care if people have it that way. Although I do like some light teasing about how it's been ruined.

We have a pretty vibrant coffee culture in Adelaide, and there's lots of nice stuff available. Thanks, wankers!


Australia in general is very snooty with coffee - we're the one country in the world where Starbucks actually failed.

I drink way too much coffee, mostly from a coffee plunger and grounds I buy from the shops. I blame my PhD.
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