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    A good cup of Joe

    I like my coffee fresh ground and fresh brewed, I have a coffee mill and a Bunn coffee maker. I use dark, oily beans and brew immediately after grinding.

    Mrs. Dread, on the other hand, to save time in the morning, will often do 2 things I would never do: 1. Re-heat yesterday's leftover coffee in the microwave, and if there's not enough left, 2. Pours fresh water over yesterday's grounds. Yuck.
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    We've had good luck with getting coffee beans at Costco. I think we're drinking Costa Rico beans, three pound bag for about 16 bucks.

    We make a pot then right into a thermos. I hate burnt coffee!

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    We have three coffee drinkers and each of us has different tastes. My wife and daughter use Keurig pods, I use dark beans (as dark as I can find) ground just before making my morning cup. I have a gooseneck coffee kettle with a thermometer that indicates the best temperature for pouring over the grounds in a cone lined with an organic paper filter. Also use filtered water. Great cup of Joe. I guess if I were still working I'd grind it the night before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dreadnut View Post
    I like my coffee fresh ground and fresh brewed, I have a coffee mill and a Bunn coffee maker. I use dark, oily beans and brew immediately after grinding.

    Mrs. Dread, on the other hand, to save time in the morning, will often do 2 things I would never do: 1. Re-heat yesterday's leftover coffee in the microwave, and if there's not enough left, 2. Pours fresh water over yesterday's grounds. Yuck.
    i do more like Mrs Dread when necessary. it is not a bad play. you get used to it. but i too, like to brew fresh most mornings and i do get an americano later on in morning at work. Americano for me is my regular cup of coffee.

    at home i do 4 scoops for 6 cups water.

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    Hello

    My coffee habits raise some folks eyebrows, too.
    We both drink coffee with milk.
    In the morning I make more than needed. Have a clean coffeemaker where you put fresh water in container, filter over glass can. Rest is automatic. So far normal behaviour.
    After my wife and I have poured first cups, I turn the unit OFF - no need to simmer that coffee on heat plate.
    She usually takes one cup only - I usually take two or even three mugs.
    By the time I take second mug, the coffee in the can has cooled off a bit - so I warm up the milk in microwave .
    By the time of third cup I warm up the milk first - pour in the coffee - and warm the mix up.

    In the afternoon I repeat the third cup procedure. And it is good enough. Say 9 if morning first is 10

    But if you make the mistake of heating the old coffee first and the adding milk, it will taste horrible. This has to do with tannic acid and milk protein quick heat-up behaviour - I heard the explanation once.
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    I use coffee as a (good) excuse to leave the house since I work from home everyday. So, even though I drink it all day long, it comes from the coffee shops. I'm not particular about it at all, but every once in a while I go for a cappuccino, which I really love.
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    Yeah, I have the Bunn with the thermos type carafe, no burner under it. If you fill it with hot water and dump it just before brewing, it'll stay hot 'til afternoon. (Coffee that's been kept on the hot plate all day is something I also hate.)
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    Contrary to popular belief, roasting coffee beans does not increase the caffeine content. While dark roasts have a richer, stronger flavor, they often contain less caffeine because the roasting process actually reduces caffeine by 10 percent to 15 percent. A dark-roasted bean typically will have 15 percent to 20 percent less caffeine than a lighter roast of the same variety. Roasting of coffee beans lasts only 10 to 15 minutes, but involves temperatures in excess of 350 degrees.

    Ralph

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    Quote Originally Posted by F312 View Post
    Contrary to popular belief, roasting coffee beans does not increase the caffeine content....

    Ralph
    Yep, knew that, one reason I drink dark, also find it tastes better, at least to me.
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