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Stumpknocker
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Posted Mon Jul 3, 2006, 3:46pm
Subject: Cup of Coffee
 

I hope I get some replies!  All this crap about tamping and grinding and steam and nozzles. Does anybody just wake up in the morning and want a good cup of coffee?    Not espresso or anything that requires steam or high pressure or  beans that are roasted to charcoal.  I am talking about a cup of American coffee.  Something that tastes like coffee smells.  All this  stuff that requires pressure and steam to produce a "shot " is just so much crap.  Does anybody out there still use whole cream (extra heavy) on a good cup of coffee ( not espresso) . There is a reason why they call it American roast .   90% of the coffee consumed by Americans cannot be just an olfactory mistake and by the way, to hell with Starbucks!  That stuff is really an experiment gone bad but you espresso guys just keep on buying .  Yech!

460 degrees for about 17 minutes on a good Costa Rican , Columbian or Ethiopian and the cows finest is what I'm talking about.
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Posted Mon Jul 3, 2006, 4:07pm
Subject: Re: Cup of Coffee
 

Why are you posting in the Espresso forum then?

 
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Posted Mon Jul 3, 2006, 4:14pm
Subject: Re: Cup of Coffee
 

Drunken Posting is bad mkay?
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Posted Mon Jul 3, 2006, 4:17pm
Subject: Re: Cup of Coffee
 

You are by all means welcome to drink your crap anyway you like it.

 
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Posted Mon Jul 3, 2006, 7:46pm
Subject: Re: Cup of Coffee
 

Stumpknocker Said:

I hope I get some replies!  All this crap about tamping and grinding and steam and nozzles.         .  All this  stuff that requires pressure and steam to produce a "shot " is just so much crap. or  beans that are roasted to charcoal  .

Posted July 3, 2006 link

   if your using the espresso forum to release some of your caged up frustration at the world...or perhaps your simply leading a life that has been unfuffiled....I would suggest maybe a support group. or a hobby. one thing is pretty obvious, that 'espresso' is probally not a hobby that you should get into. especially if your roasting your beans to charcoal.



Stumpknocker Said:

 and by the way, to hell with Starbucks!    Yech!

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   well.....atleast we can agree on one thing.



Stumpknocker Said:

 There is a reason why they call it American roast .   90% of the coffee consumed by Americans cannot be just an olfactory mistake  .

Posted July 3, 2006 link

     if your problem is with the minority %10....then i would suggest becoming a pen-pal with the minority of your choice and you will soon learn that you have alot in common with one another. or maybe your not very good at learning.....and i'm sure that if you spent more of your time doing stuff that you enjoy, instead of squandering your time posting remarks in a forum that does not hold your interest.....you might be more fuffilled.

 
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Posted Mon Jul 3, 2006, 9:11pm
Subject: Re: Cup of Coffee
 

You would probably get a lot more positive replies if you posted in the coffee area of this webpage, which is where the non-espresso discussion usually takes place.  If you would like, I can move this topic over there, but I presume that you wanted to ask espresso drinkers, so I've moved your post to the espresso general discussion forum.

Just to give some perspective, the Australian coffee market is almost 100% espresso.  Other brewing methods are usually only seen at McDonalds or at hotel functions.

All of the people who I know that have espresso machines also have alternate brewing methods at home, like french press, vac pot, moka pot and aeropress.  (Drip is pretty much unheard of here)  We all enjoy coffee in all of its facets, but espresso is the elixir of choice.  When away from my espresso machine, I usually grab a burr grinder, a french press and some fresh roasted beans to travel with.

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Posted Mon Jul 3, 2006, 10:58pm
Subject: Re: Cup of Coffee
 

I'm sorry that you have never had a real espresso to make you overcome your great misconception about the beverage and the preparation. I don't know anyone here who actually goes to Starbucks for espresso.
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Posted Tue Jul 4, 2006, 12:13am
Subject: Re: Cup of Coffee
 

cpl593h Said:

I'm sorry that you have never had a real espresso to make you overcome your great misconception about the beverage and the preparation. I don't know anyone here who actually goes to Starbucks for espresso.

Posted July 3, 2006 link

Well-stated.  

I wish people would read these forums before posting crap like that.

 
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Posted Tue Jul 4, 2006, 2:17am
Subject: Re: Cup of Coffee
 

Stumpknocker Said:

...Starbucks!... ... you espresso guys just keep on buying.

Posted July 3, 2006 link

Er, no. Type starbucks in the search box and do some reading.



Everman Said:

Drunken Posting is bad mkay?

Posted July 3, 2006 link

Heh heh. I've done that and didn't get away with it either.

 
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Posted Tue Jul 4, 2006, 8:17am
Subject: Re: Cup of Coffee
 

You belong to the kind of people that like to draw attention, right?
You just can't be serious on such a subjective matter.
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