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Old January 15 2009, 05:55 AM   #1
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Officially a coffee snob

I now own a bean grinder and ditched the Mr. Coffee drip for a Cuisinart that brews at exactly 200F and has a water filter. I also buy Peets coffee.

It's very white American of me. Even though I still stay true to my heritage and make Greek coffee on weekends.

I welcome my fellow snobs and applaud in advance those who do not believe in this expensive and decadent ritual.

Good lord, I enjoy it. Might as well while it's still available and I have the money to do it.
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Old January 15 2009, 06:43 AM   #2
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Re: Officially a coffee snob

You know you're a coffee snob when...

... you have an espresso while waiting for a double espresso.

... you ask someone up for coffee and you really mean... coffee.
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Old January 15 2009, 06:50 AM   #3
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Re: Officially a coffee snob

jkladis, you're my idol.

I tend to be more of a Starbucks snob but whatever. I do buy Peet's coffee to brew at home. To me though, there is nothing like old school coffee.....percolated. You may laugh but I'm telling you, nothing beats it. The percolator I have was my grandma's and I have no idea how old it is but it makes the best damn pot of coffee.
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Old January 15 2009, 07:17 AM   #4
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Re: Officially a coffee snob

I can't believe I beat flamingliberal to this thread.

I'm not a snob, per se.. but I definitely enjoy the coffee grinder fl gave me as a gift when she visited. I took it to the office, and grind our coffee daily. HUGE difference.
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Old January 15 2009, 12:17 PM   #5
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Re: Officially a coffee snob

I got a coffee grinder for my birthday last year. Then the drug sniffing dog took a liking to it and the custom roasted espresso in the trunk on the way acrossed the border....

So any further coffee snobbery waits for me to find a more local roaster.
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Old January 15 2009, 12:53 PM   #6
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You'll really be a coffee snob when you insist on using a French press.

It really does taste better that way, most of the time.
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Old January 15 2009, 01:28 PM   #7
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It's also a great way to make tea.
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Old January 15 2009, 02:38 PM   #8
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I need to invest. Those things come with a price tag, but in the long run, they cost less than a Starbucks habit.
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Old January 15 2009, 02:47 PM   #9
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Re: Officially a coffee snob

Spaceman Spiff wrote: View Post
You'll really be a coffee snob when you insist on using a French press.

It really does taste better that way, most of the time.
A French press is perfect with New Orleans style Chicory coffee. But keep a bathroom close.
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Old January 15 2009, 02:48 PM   #10
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Spaceman Spiff wrote: View Post
You'll really be a coffee snob when you insist on using a French press.

It really does taste better that way, most of the time.
Yeah, I'm a French Press man myself, and I grind beans. In Australia, I've found that Harris espresso beans are a good flavor/price compromise.

At some point, I may go back to an Italian style espresso coffee maker. This also makes a nice, never-burned cup of coffee.

I tried to make Greek coffee for awhile, but I found the flavor too muddy, so I combined it with a bit of rum-flavored conventional coffee (I know, sacrilege!).

I did use someone's percolator a few weeks ago and I was impressed with the result.

I just love coffee, I guess.
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Old January 15 2009, 03:07 PM   #11
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You should look at Whole Foods (when you get out of the Ladies' Room, that is) and see their coffee selection.
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Old January 15 2009, 04:01 PM   #12
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Re: Officially a coffee snob

Did someone mention coffee.

I go through phases myself: New Orleans chicory, espresso, French Roast, etc. I'll even do hazelnut every now and then.
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Old January 15 2009, 05:23 PM   #13
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Re: Officially a coffee snob

I drink Dunkin Donuts coffee when at home and one the road. I make it at home in some el cheapo coffee maker I have cause I have to buy a new one every few months because of the insanely hard water I have.

It tastes great to me.
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Old January 15 2009, 05:44 PM   #14
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Re: Officially a coffee snob

^A percolator or, better, a press would solve the hard water issue.

Spaceman Spiff wrote: View Post
You'll really be a coffee snob when you insist on using a French press.

It really does taste better that way, most of the time.
Pfft. You're not a snob until you invest in the Nissan steel vaccuum insulated French Press.

And you're not a real snob until you actually know a minimum of two small-batch roasters. And by that, I mean the people who roast the coffee, not just the names of the companies and spend $40 a pound for same-day-roasted Jamaican Blue Mountain.

And you're not a completely out-of-hand snob until you start attending coffee tastings of Kopi Luwak at the roastery.



And Starbucks is over-roasted swill. Don't even get me started on flavored.
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Old January 15 2009, 05:50 PM   #15
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Spaceman Spiff wrote: View Post
You'll really be a coffee snob when you insist on using a French press.
I have a French press too.
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