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I'm never amazed.

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charlie n

05-03-2013 10:08:16




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I'm 55 years old.After I turned 13 I could have coffee with my dad at breakfast time.It was made in a percolator on the stove.Hot,thick,rich, and black.

Move ahead 42 years.My wife and I go to a mall in St. Louis county last week.Walked out of Cabelas into the mall and here's a STARBUCKS. Evidently the girl waiting on me was new.Ask what I wanted I says a large coffee.A blank stair comes on her face.You don't want anything in it.I said no.She says how can you stand the taste.

I gave $3.00 and just shock my head.I miss the old days.

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fixerupper

05-05-2013 06:20:26




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 Re: I'm never amazed. in reply to charlie n, 05-03-2013 10:08:16  
Popper, I read our thread kind of late so now I'm way down in the bottom, but my Danish immigrant granddad made the strongest coffee. The smell of it perking permeated the house. I have just a twitch of Norski in me too. Maybe that's why I like it strong and black. LOL Jim



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Dachshund

05-05-2013 05:45:04




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 Re: I'm never amazed. in reply to charlie n, 05-03-2013 10:08:16  
Glad I never developed the coffee habit! I think I'm up to two cups this year, and I'm about a cup over my average for the first 5 months of a year....



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Will Herring

05-04-2013 09:21:14




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 Re: I'm never amazed. in reply to charlie n, 05-03-2013 10:08:16  
One thing to check is if these espresso bars are making you Americano style coffee (espresso diluted with hot water) instead of regular drip coffee.



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68massey204

05-04-2013 16:26:07




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 Re: I'm never amazed. in reply to Will Herring, 05-04-2013 09:21:14  
I am only 32 but I can relate. I walk into a Starbucks last week for the first and only time.

Me: Can I get a large black coffee?

Barista: You mean "vente"?

Me: No, I mean LARGE

Barista: What flavor?

Me: Coffee flavor

Barista getting annoyed: Well what does that mean?

Me also getting annoyed: It means I want a coffee that tastes like coffee.

So after like five minutes and like $7.00 I get the worst tasting cup of tar I have ever tasted..... WTF I will stick to my Maxwell House.

Kevin

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Bruce from Can.

05-04-2013 02:34:49




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 Re: I'm never amazed. in reply to charlie n, 05-03-2013 10:08:16  
Love my coffee too!! Fresh brewed black is OK fine, but if it gets a bit old, A wee bit of cream and sugar are wellcome. I drink two cups every morning before chores, and have so far all my life.



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Connor9988

05-04-2013 01:53:34




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 Re: I'm never amazed. in reply to charlie n, 05-03-2013 10:08:16  
I drink coffee but not black. However I knew 2 army sergeants who lived off the darkest strongest coffee I've ever seen.
During one field exercise they actually drank half the pot, filled it back to the top with water and poured the already made coffee into the back of the machine to run it through MORE coffee grounds!

On another field exercise we forgot the coffee maker but had coffee grounds. The boilers in one of the buildings heated the water enough to make the coffee if we could find a way to pour it through the grounds... The top of a Gatorade bottle was cut off flipped over in the lower piece and behold our peculator was ready

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Mark Robke

05-03-2013 19:40:09




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 Re: I'm never amazed. in reply to charlie n, 05-03-2013 10:08:16  
My breakfast is'nt right without orange juice. Can't stand coffee, even the smell--yck. Mark



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rusty6

05-03-2013 20:24:44




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 Re: I'm never amazed. in reply to Mark Robke, 05-03-2013 19:40:09  
Black coffee, no way, don't care for it at all. Tea I like black but not coffee. I'll drink one cup (a big one with milk) of coffee a day. Plain old instant crystals out of a jar and its about the best tasting coffee I've ever had.
Perked and brewed coffee smells good but the taste never quite measures up for me so I'll stick with instant.



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greygoat

05-03-2013 18:54:29




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 Re: I'm never amazed. in reply to charlie n, 05-03-2013 10:08:16  
On another note...Our old neighbor, who died at
104, said he tried BEER, as a young man..and found
that he liked it so much, that he knew he should always stay away from it..and never drank again !



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southern rebel

05-03-2013 17:56:50




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 Re: I'm never amazed. in reply to charlie n, 05-03-2013 10:08:16  
I like strong black coffee, but my blood pressure doesn"t handle the caffeine very well, so I have to settle for decaf. It usually isn"t TOO bad as long as the pot is freshly made.

The young waitress at my normal Saturday breakfast meeting place finally just had to ask. "Do you drink this because you like the taste??" I replied, "No, I drink it because every time I get caffeine, I start hearing the voices again and my doctors say I might try to stab somebody again!"

After that, I noticed she ALWAYS makes sure there is a fresh pot of decaf brewing just for me! It sure is nice to be appreciated.

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Richard G.

05-03-2013 17:53:32




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 Re: I'm never amazed. in reply to charlie n, 05-03-2013 10:08:16  
Never had a cup of coffee. I tasted it once and no way I would touch it again. My mother was from London, so I grew up on hot tea. I drink about 3 cups every morning. I have had enough tea to float a battleship. I look forward to it every morning.
Richard in cold NW SC



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John in La

05-03-2013 16:42:47




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 Re: I'm never amazed. in reply to charlie n, 05-03-2013 10:08:16  
I grew up in a house where both my parents drank coffee with chicory. The stronger the better so I really never acquired a taste for it.

If you really like some strong old fashion coffee you need to try some from New Orleans.
The famous Cafe Du Monde serves coffee and chicory. It is traditionally served Au Lait (mixed half and half with hot milk) to tourist. That should give you a idea of how strong it is.

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JF in CT

05-03-2013 16:16:41




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 Re: I'm never amazed. in reply to charlie n, 05-03-2013 10:08:16  
I always loved my mother-in-law's coffee. Couldn't drink it but I would bring it home to patch the driveway.



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Old Popper

05-03-2013 15:45:05




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 Re: I'm never amazed. in reply to charlie n, 05-03-2013 10:08:16  
My mother (of Norwegian descent) always said "IF you aren't man enough to drink it black, leave it alone". She implied that it was "those spineless Swedes" that put cream and sugar in good coffee. We didn't have to be "politically correct" in those days. LOL



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todd Hamilton

05-03-2013 19:05:20




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 Re: I'm never amazed. in reply to Old Popper, 05-03-2013 15:45:05  
I'm not Norwegian but agree with grandma 100%. I have at least 4 black Folgers every morning :)



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Mark-Ia

05-03-2013 14:49:23




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 Re: I'm never amazed. in reply to charlie n, 05-03-2013 10:08:16  
My Grandmother made Coffee made in a White porcelain Percolator pot with a egg on top of the coffee grounds. Good stuff...



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fixerupper

05-03-2013 13:41:44




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 Re: I'm never amazed. in reply to charlie n, 05-03-2013 10:08:16  
You would LOVE European coffee. I don't know how they do it, but it's strong and good flavored. In Amsterdam I ordered a coffee at the airport and it came in a little dinky cup with coffee that had as much strength as three American cups. I haven't been able to make coffee that good yet, but I'm still trying. Closest I've come is to stick the cup under our Bunn and catch the first coffee to come out, using twice as many grounds as is recommended. Jim

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smallercrawler

05-03-2013 15:16:50




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 Re: I'm never amazed. in reply to fixerupper, 05-03-2013 13:41:44  
Old guy who owned local diner in '50s had a rep for the best coffee around as per truckers, farmers, and even train crews who would come there for it. Used freshly ground coffee, pat of butter, salt, and a couple of clean crushed eggshells. Perc'd about 6 gal. at a time, usually reloaded several times a day, especially in winter. 10 cents a cup with several refills/50cents for a thermos. Good to the last drop!!

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centralilbaler

05-03-2013 13:23:08




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 Re: I'm never amazed. in reply to charlie n, 05-03-2013 10:08:16  
I know its getting harder and harder to find just a plain cup of coffee. I dont care for any of the flavored coffee's. Your right I miss the old days when you could go down the local gas station and stand around and drink a cup!



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Paul

05-03-2013 12:46:08




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 Re: I'm never amazed. in reply to charlie n, 05-03-2013 10:08:16  
Just finished up a coffee from the gas station, Holiday. Cold enough to really appreciate a hot cup today!

I'm going to question myself on preferring the open station tractor for planting if this keeps up. If, then, we can ever get in the field.

Had a brat at the grocery store brat stand. Said unlike most years, I bet you are fighting over who gets to stand over the grill today. They laughed. And agreed. A van in the lot had several inches of snow on top of it. Still coming down east of me I guess. Ours mostly melted from yesterday.

Up near 45 degrees now, but overcast, drop of rain tries to fall, and there is a stiff wind out of the north that feels much colder than 45...

Irony was I was in town picking up a new lawn mower. Shoulda maybe gone for a snow blower attachment yet.....

I only drink coffee over the winter months. Sure still tastes good here in early May this year!

Paul

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RegulaRog

05-03-2013 11:34:16




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 Re: I'm never amazed. in reply to charlie n, 05-03-2013 10:08:16  
The so called experts say that percolating is the worst way to make coffee. They don't have a clue. coffee from a percolater is the best as far as I'm concerned.



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old

05-03-2013 11:05:32




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 Re: I'm never amazed. in reply to charlie n, 05-03-2013 10:08:16  
You can have all the coffee you want and my share also. LOL. If it drink the stuff I could well end up in the hospital yep I am allergic to coffee



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Hoof print

05-03-2013 12:33:52




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 Re: I'm never amazed. in reply to old, 05-03-2013 11:05:32  
Rich, I don't know what I would do if I was allergic to coffee....

Did you get any snow?



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old

05-03-2013 14:12:16




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 Re: I'm never amazed. in reply to Hoof print, 05-03-2013 12:33:52  
I drank coffee as a kid but as I got older it got to the point I could no longer drink it. My mom is also allergic to coffee so it is a family thing I guess. If I drink it my body temp sky rocks.
As for snow none that I could see but we have had some sleet and very cold rain pretty much all day



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Mike (WA)

05-03-2013 10:26:58




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 Re: I'm never amazed. in reply to charlie n, 05-03-2013 10:08:16  
And the sad thing is, most of the espresso stands don't make as good a cup of black coffee as your average restaurant.

Several years ago, a friend and I were rehabbing a foreclosure house. Every weekend for about 6 months. Before we started, we'd go get coffee to go: He at an espresso stand, latte, 3 bucks; me at the hamburger stand next to it, black coffee, better than the espresso place could make, 75 cents.

Oh, and the real estate crash came before we finished. We were lucky to get out with our skins intact.

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