Coffee

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by coco2, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. coco2

    coco2 Well-Known Member

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    I've just purchased a new coffee machine which i hope to make the most "keep me awake" expresso's, and i was wondering if any of you lovely cyclists would recommend any ground coffee that would satisfy my caffene addiction.
     
  2. TxCyclist

    TxCyclist Administrator Staff Member Admin Staff

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    I really suggest buying a grinder and then buying whole bean coffee. Much better taste IMO and stays more fresh.

    What machine did you get? I'm a coffee nut both drip and espresso.
     

  3. coco2

    coco2 Well-Known Member

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    hi dean thanks for the suggestion, i will try that on monday as i will have to buy myself a grinder.

    what type of coffee bean do you recomend for that first kick of the morning.

    the model i have is a gaggia cubika...it makes a double expresso in about 20 seconds.
     
  4. mtndoc

    mtndoc New Member

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    DITTO, need to grind it fresh, and freshly roasted is even better. IMO

    DrB
     
  5. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    I drink mostly Mayorga organic Cafe Cubano from Costco. It's whole bean and very reasonably priced. I brew it in a French press for maximum extraction of caffeinated goodness.
     
  6. coco2

    coco2 Well-Known Member

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    thanks everyone for your input into my addiction...i will certainly be going down the road of griding the beans rather than buying ready ground.
     
  7. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    Espresso, Illy, Drip, rotate. As long as it's hot and black. Grinding is important. I think as long as you grind fresh and the beans aren't stale your in for a good cup of coffee.
     
  8. TxCyclist

    TxCyclist Administrator Staff Member Admin Staff

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    Right now we are drinking Ruta Maya.

    We need an office espresso machine bad. We have nice Saeco at home,
     
  9. Biker

    Biker New Member

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    Ruta Maya is Brewed in Austin right?
     
  10. crazystreet

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    There are alot of popular ones like vanilla hazelnut and snickerdoodle... but I've been hearing some interesting suggestions lately when I was asking about the coffee they are selling at a local place... probably alot or organic stuff
     
  11. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    I hate the weird flavored coffee, they detract from what I like which is the taste of coffee.
     
  12. rawhite1969

    rawhite1969 Back in the Saddle

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    I get mine from CoffeeAm (on the web). After shipping is about the same price per ounce as getting Seattle's Best or S-bucks at the grocery, but IMO CoffeeAm is much better. A nice selection of both flavored and blends as well as a host of different countries. I found 2 I really liked and ordered 5lb packages which brought the cost down more. Good stuff!
     
  13. Burr

    Burr Cranking Old Guy

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    We have ground our own coffee for years.

    And I have one of those French Press coffee makers I use in the afternoon or evening and it IS STRONG but "love it".

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_press

    Plan coffee, no sugar, cream or nothing, COFFEE
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2009
  14. coco2

    coco2 Well-Known Member

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    I've just started grinding my own coffee, what a difference there is in taste, and with you there burr, have your coffee naked no milk or sugar...
     
  15. Burr

    Burr Cranking Old Guy

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    Puts hair on your chest, ah with me it's "gray hair".
     
  16. Industry_Hack

    Industry_Hack Total noob (& forum admin) Admin Staff Tavern Member

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    I like Guatemalan beans, from high in the mountains.
     
  17. funetical

    funetical Slowin it up.

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    I like the beans that get you all jacked up. I drink a lot of blue mountain though. High altitude arabica beans are the best. Burr do they have a specialty Philipino Coffee?
     
  18. hophead

    hophead New Member Tavern Member

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    I raced with a guy a few years ago that roasted his own coffee beans. Any of you all ever roast your own or have fresh roasted coffee?
     
  19. Burr

    Burr Cranking Old Guy

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    YES BUT, my wife take care of that. All I do is drink it.

    We drink a pot every morning sitting on the side of the bed while my wife tells me what I am going to do today, answer is "Yes Dear". We get up around 4-5 in the morning.