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Old 01-18-2013, 10:04 AM   #23116
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I *knew* there were Americans who were equally passionate about how to brew coffee, and claimed that some was absolute swill. Glad somebody finally spoke up! And I don't even know if it *was* an American.

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Yes, I am... but I am not a coffee sob. I also hang around a coffee forum so I can put on a good show, but... got Folgers in my cup this morning... to them thats like ummm calling Lipton tea I guess.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:09 AM   #23117
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:25 AM   #23118
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Yes, I am... but I am not a coffee sob. I also hang around a coffee forum so I can put on a good show, but... got Folgers in my cup this morning... to them thats like ummm calling Lipton tea I guess.
Back in 2001, on a ferry boat off the coast of peninsular Malaysia, we met a young Swedish fellow who referred to Folger's as "Prisoner Coffee." When we asked him why, he said that in Swedish jails, Folger's is the coffee that is served in the mess hall! I don't know if it's reliable info or not, but I'll can still see his face as he described it.


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Old 01-18-2013, 10:27 AM   #23119
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Back in 2001, on a ferry boat off the coast of peninsular Malaysia, we met a young Swedish fellow who referred to Folger's as "Prisoner Coffee." When we asked him why, he said that in Swedish jails, Folger's is the coffee that is served in the mess hall! I don't know if it's reliable info or not, but I'll can still see his face as he described it.


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It is inexpensive, so believable. They probably would brew it weak at a guess to save money.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:40 AM   #23120
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It is inexpensive, so believable. They probably would brew it weak at a guess to save money.
*shudders*

Any brand of coffee if made weak is horrendous.
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:43 AM   #23121
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*shudders*

Any brand of coffee if made weak is horrendous.
My Navy buddies tell me they had the complete opposite problem when the Navy made them coffee...
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:44 AM   #23122
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My Grandfather used to make coffee that you could tar the roof with...at least that is how my Dad described it.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:08 AM   #23123
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:14 AM   #23124
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There are directions on the bags the tea comes in. I copy those onto a sticky I put on the tea tins I use. Easy peasy. The kettle has 6 temperatures programmed in so I press the right button and wait for the water. It is not too hard to watch the clock or use a timer. (shrugs)

Pu-Erh in one cup. Oatmeal in the other.
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*shudders*

Any brand of coffee if made weak is horrendous.
Actually everything made weak is horrendous
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:25 AM   #23125
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Actually everything made weak is horrendous
Except being made weak at the knees in the right way.

Water that used to be iced in my cup. But a fresh cup from when last I commented.
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:04 PM   #23126
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Looks like someone needs to hold up the tea drinker's honour here. A mug of Peet's Anniversary Breakfast Blend, brewed for three minutes at 200°F. But honestly, I am going to have to find a new breakfast blend. This is almost gone.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:12 PM   #23127
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Yay! And keep taking the medicine!

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Old 01-18-2013, 04:37 PM   #23129
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I'm glad the tooth extraction went well, pooh.

Goodness, I could do with a Coca-cola just now. But I shall make do with iced water until February.
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