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Poll: How do you buy and prepare your coffee?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by DigMe, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. I buy my bean fresh roasted and grind them myself with a manual (hand-cranked) burr grinder.

    1 vote(s)
  2. I buy fresh beans and use a power burr grinder.

    9 vote(s)
  3. I buy whole beans and use a whirly-blade grinder (single blade that spins around).

    22 vote(s)
  4. I get whole beans and either have them ground or grind them myself at the store.

    2 vote(s)
  5. I buy prepackaged, preground "specialty" coffee (Illy, Starbucks, Seattle's Best, etc..)

    8 vote(s)
  6. I buy the old-fashioned Folgers/Maxwell Hse. etc... mass market coffee.

    6 vote(s)
  7. No time for coffee, I use instant.

    4 vote(s)
  8. I just buy it from a coffee house or fast food joint every morning.

    7 vote(s)
  9. I buy raw beans and roast them myself.

    3 vote(s)
  1. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Choose one. I didn't want to get into brewing at this time..too many poll options.

  2. 43% burnt

    43% burnt an actor who wants to run the whole show

    May 4, 2004
    Bridgeport, CT
    Fresh roasted whole beans ground in a power burr grinder.:hyper::hyper:
  3. SnoMan

    SnoMan Words Words Words

    Jan 27, 2001
    Charleston, WV
    Free coffee at work :cool:

    At not just pots of coffee, those cool K-cups in like 15 flavors.

    and to think I used to not be much of a coffee person until I worked here.....
  4. groovit


    Oct 12, 2004
    New Hampsha
    Pre-ground from Peet's.
  5. jrduer


    Jun 27, 2005
    Georgetown, TX
    THere's a "boutique" coffe roaster here in Georgetown, TX. I get my beans from them, and grind/blend them myself.

  6. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    I eat raw beans, digest them, fish them out of the bowl, roast them and drink it. Just like that monkey does.
  7. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    There's probably a market for that.

  8. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    I know, I'm going to try to sell them as 'ecological beans' to the local fair trade store.
  9. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Roast 'em yourself is now added. Thanks Blackbird.

    That's what I do and I've had the best coffee of my life since I started roasting them myself. Any time I serve it I get compliments. Some people are totally blown away that regular old coffee can be that good. Yes, I'm a coffeegeek.

  10. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    Fresh beans from a local roaster, power burr grinder into a stainless vacuum carafe.
  11. bmc


    Nov 15, 2003
    Illy. Cooked on stove top the old Italian way. Better than a French press.
  12. LeftyJack


    Feb 23, 2006
    San Carlos, CA
    Pre-ground espresso, and the key is to make it strong enough so you don't have to share......ever.;)
  13. mothmonsterman


    Feb 8, 2006
    :eek: i find if you taike instant coffe mix it untill it's thick (like mud) slam it down and chase it with some milk your set for the whole day.
  14. Sippy


    Aug 1, 2005
    Triple Espresso, one for breakfast, one for lunch, and one for dinner.
  15. Blackbird

    Blackbird Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    Buy whole beans, grind them at home.

    I make my coffee on a french press.
  16. ryco


    Apr 24, 2005
    +1 only hold the milk.
    Living next door to an espresso stand kinda burned me out on that habit -- although I still get a single tall latte every once in a while.

    Used to LOVE americanos with a double shot. The brew girls used to call them Rycanos. Mmmmmmm (to both)!

    I'm a Wetern Family instant guy now.
  17. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    Once you have used a moka pot, you never go back.
  18. barthanatos

    barthanatos Insert witty comment here

    Feb 8, 2006
    South Carolina
    Curtis makes a glass-lined vacuum carafe. Avoids the metallic taste of the metal carafes.

    I buy my beans raw from ccmcoffe.com, roast them using a Zach & Dani's roaster, and grind with a Mazzer Mini burr grinder (for the beans at work I just use a little whirlyblade grinder).
  19. kserg


    Feb 20, 2004
    San Jose, CA
    You forgot to include crack...

    I am acctually more of a tea with cognac drinker. But when i drink coffee its usually ordered from online store (i cant think of url right now) but its really good. And hand-cranker is da shizniz.
  20. DigMe


    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Alfi makes some nice glass-lined carafes as well. I haven't found any of the double-walled stainless units I've used to leave any metallic taste. Then again, I try not to leave coffee in anything for too long. Staying hot, whether in a thermal carafe or on a hot plate, for too long causes weird flavors IMO.

    If you haven't checked out any of the green coffee coops you should. Excellent quality beans at even better prices than ccmcoffee. The stock and selection turns over a lot.



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