Officially a coffee snob

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by jkladis, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. jkladis

    jkladis Moderator Admiral

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    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.
     
  2. Australis

    Australis Writer Admiral

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    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.
     
  3. kitkat

    kitkat Admiral Admiral

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    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. :bolian::bolian:
     
  4. DarkHelmet

    DarkHelmet Admiral Admiral

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    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.
     
  5. Hoser

    Hoser Hoser Super Moderator

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    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. :lol:
     
  6. Snowgoon Spiff

    Snowgoon Spiff Bad News Administrator

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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.
     
  7. Hoser

    Hoser Hoser Super Moderator

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    It's also a great way to make tea.
     
  8. RedFenix

    RedFenix Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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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.
     
  9. ChickenPug!

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    A French press is perfect with New Orleans style Chicory coffee. But keep a bathroom close.
     
  10. Evil_Kirkneivel

    Evil_Kirkneivel Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    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.
     
  11. Crusher Disciple

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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.
     
  12. kimc

    kimc Coffee Mod Admiral

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    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.
     
  13. JonathonWally

    JonathonWally Admiral Admiral

    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.
     
  14. nevermore

    nevermore Admiral Admiral

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

    Pfft. You're not a snob until you invest in the Nissan steel vaccuum insulated French Press. :p

    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. :lol:

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



    And Starbucks is over-roasted swill. Don't even get me started on flavored. :vulcan:
     
  15. kitkat

    kitkat Admiral Admiral

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    I have a French press too. :D
     
  16. TheBrew

    TheBrew Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I am such a coffee snob that none of it good enough for me. :p
     
  17. iguana_tonante

    iguana_tonante Admiral Admiral

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    By heritage and upbringing, I'm an espresso devotee. Two minutes to local coffee bar can set straight even the worst of day. Sometimes when I'm tired I like having a caffe' lungo, that is more bitter and rich in caffeine. At home I have a simple moka pot, but I'm thinking about buying an espresso machine.

    American coffee is good, but I can't make an habit of it.
     
  18. backstept

    backstept Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I have coffee 6 days of the week but I don't really care what it is or how it's brewed. The office coffee machine is good enough for me :D

    even though my tastes aren't as refined as everyone else here I still love a good cuppajoe
     
  19. Trekker4747

    Trekker4747 Boldly going... Premium Member

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    I don't even own a coffee maker.

    I do have a coffee grinder -works nicely for whole spices. :)
     
  20. kitkat

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    You watch Good Eats, don't you? ;)