Coffee Talk

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by colmustard, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. colmustard

    colmustard New Member

    I am a fan of coffee and figured why not talk about it here with all of you. This is kind of like the what do you drink thread. So post your favorite brands, style or whatever! Lets talk java!! :D

    My favorite daily brand is Chock Full'O Nuts. I really think it is a "smooth" coffee with a nice smell and taste. Used to be a regular folgers guy but this stuff has swayed me for the past year or two away from folgers.

    I use a regular drip coffee maker ( and use about 2 heaping scoops per 12 cup pot. On occasion I like to use a peculator on the stove or grill, like the taste an old fashioned peculator brings.
  2. rn-cindy

    rn-cindy Active Member

    I drink alot of coffee, probably more than i should...:rolleyes:. At home my daily brew is Hills Bros from a Mr Coffee... At work its who knows...? Whatever people bring in...I do enjoy the occasional Ice Cap from Tim Hortons, and would like to try out a coffee press someday, they make it look so good on QVC....LOL

  3. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

    I make coffee lots of ways. Being a sailor, I'm no stranger to coffee, and have enjoyed different styles around the world. Espresso on the high speed train to Paris, or Italian Espresso and Cappuccino made on a hot plate or out if a monster of a machine. Turkish coffee that could probably stop paint, but was still exquisite. Now I live near Seattle, which is probably the US coffee capitol.

    I like darker roasts, like French roast or espresso roasts. I like Tulley's French roast from my Kuerig. Eight o'clock Coffe is a good standard as well for beans, when I grind fresh and use a French press. My favorite drip coffee is Folgers Black silk.

    I dislike Max-swill House packets that they had on the sub. Used to have to bring my own, or one of the crew had parents who owned a Dunkin Donuts franchise and they would send bags of coffee to the crew.
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2014
  4. donthav1

    donthav1 Active Member

    I will drink just about any coffee, it's just a question of how much I will b*tch about it :p

    Eight O'clock coffee Columbian is our everyday brew, we buy the whole bean since the wife seems to like it better. for flavored stuff we usually have a couple small bags of different flavors of Cameron's coffee. Eight O'clock used to make a really good vanilla coffee but we can't find it around here anymore.

    I remember really liking Butter Nut in college but I tried some a couple years ago & it wasn't how I remembered it. I suppose that means 10 years down the road I won't like what I'm drinking now either
  5. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

    Out & about or at home: plain, black coffee. I'm not too fussy about brands, though darker is typically better IMHO.
    At home we use a Cuisinart drip machine. The last one finally quit after about six years. Seems like lesser brands are only good for about 18 months.

    I've never really understood the whole megafluffy, half caff, low fat, overpriced latte' with too much sweetener. Is it coffee or a dessert? The exception being that when in Italy, a cappuccino will work fine.
    Note: in my experience, ordering a Double Espresso and drinking it black, no sugar will get you some strange looks in Italy or France.
  6. trip286

    trip286 New Member

    Cafe Du Monde and/or CDM chicory blends. Two heaping tablespoons for a 4 cup dripper, sometimes with a level tablespoon of espresso grind bustillo.

    At work, this stuff called Ken's Coffee. I've met Ken, he's a great guy. But his coffee is merely an acceptable off brand type thing that is bought by small businesses and the city for conenience. They deliver, and it comes in boxes of smaller, easier to use packages. Throw one or two packets in a 12 cup dripper (rented from them, Bunn) add water, wait.

    I'm about to set up my 12 cup at home, bring my 4 cup to the office, and start supplying my own coffee here at work. No one here likes it as strong as I do.
  7. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

    At home it's either a drip maker with something cheap for the quantity or random variety of whole beans I grind and use in my press.

    At work it's either folgers or get lucky and get community.

    ~ Get your tools and meet me on tow princess!~
  8. stratrider

    stratrider New Member

    I'm a cheap skate at home, using Foldgers or Maxwell House through a Bunn coffee maker. When I'm out and about I'll snag a latte or espresso if I can find it.
  9. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

    Folgers Dark Roast with a little 1/2 & 1/2, Yum Yum !..................
  10. Hairtrigger

    Hairtrigger Member

    I like Heavy Metal from the Sturgis Coffee Company.
    The Sturgis Chamber of Commerce gave samples away at the SHOT show and I have purchased it online ever since
    Well worth the price with shipping
  11. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    I do not drink a lot of coffee, but enjoy what I do drink. REALLY do not like Starbucks- to me, the very dark roasts taste as if the pot had scorched.

    Happily, I have friends in Hawai'i that I managed to get addicted to Virginia peanuts (along with Sauer's BBQ sauce to go on the Kahlua pig) We have a little barter operation going.

    I get the coffee beans, run them thru a small electric grinder, and right into the coffee maker. Once in a while, I will use a percolator- ours is a glass Pyrex.

    They grow coffee on most of the Hawai'ian islands- and it tastes like coffee smells.

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    But I usually just have one cup a day- unless there are doughnuts.
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    Last edited: Mar 15, 2014
  12. wittmeba

    wittmeba New Member

    Just good quality and rich for us was Yuban. Don't find it here much but I think it is still available.

    If you want to fresh ground we got some Ghirardelli Chocolate and once we figured out the right mix it was delicious.

    Now we are just using Tasters Choice instant and flavored creamers - its not bad.
  13. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    I prefer the Columbian coffees. I figure I can give the Columbian farmers a reason to cultivate coffee instead of coca leaves.
  14. trip286

    trip286 New Member

    I do my part in that by not smoking crack.
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  16. rockratt

    rockratt Active Member Lifetime Supporter

    We drink alot around here. Mostly Maxwell house from the Bunn ( no waiting around here. Someone would get hurt) or Nemans Own or Caribou from the Keurig.
  17. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

    I prefer Community Coffee. Community coffee has not found it's way to NC, so I am stuck with Maxwell House. I don't care for dark roast coffee. If I want scorched coffee I can go to the Waffle House. The coffee machines in the Waffle House are only turned off during a power failure.
  18. CWLLF

    CWLLF New Member

    Tim Horton's. Original
  19. rn-cindy

    rn-cindy Active Member

    ..............................LOL...Probably true....
  20. trip286

    trip286 New Member

    If I can dip some into a spoon, and see the spoon, it's not dark enough.