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Offline Luth

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Re: Coffee
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2007, 06:33:21 pm »
The Blue Mountain is said to be the best coffee in the world... I don't know if that's true, but the price of it talks by itself  :afaid:
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Re: Coffee
« Reply #21 on: May 11, 2007, 01:23:35 pm »
I don't know if it is the best or no, but it is the most exclusive that's for sure. It grows in tiny farms and in very special conditions... lot's of care, everything is done by hand in those plantations. Anyways, about the taste.. I cannot tell, the price has taken me away of those beans  :bawl:.  ... (and I'm not sure that I'll pay that price if someday I have enough money to buy anything I want).

My top five coffees in no particular order would be: Colombian Excelso (from the Caldas region :yeha:), Costa Rican Tarrazú, New Guinea's Sigri, Celebes' Kalosi and Hawaii's Kona.
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mmm... that makes me think that my cup of coffee is empty. Goes and fills it again
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Re: Coffee
« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2007, 01:29:17 pm »
Mmmmmmmmm Kona is good. . .

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Re: Coffee
« Reply #23 on: May 11, 2007, 11:03:56 pm »
Mhhhhmmmmmmm.... I really like Tarrazu  ^_^
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Re: Coffee
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2007, 06:56:31 pm »
Hi there,

I had some cinnamon-coffee last week and declare the upcoming week to be the Vanilla Week! :yeha: That means I'll add some Vanilla sugar to my coffee every now and then.

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Re: Coffee
« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2007, 04:46:52 pm »
I had some cinnamon-coffee last week and declare the upcoming week to be the Vanilla Week! :yeha:
:disgust: Oh! you blasfemous being! How can you rejoice of such an aberration!
Coffee must drink pure... no sugar, no milk, no cream, no nothing
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Re: Coffee
« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2007, 06:50:12 pm »
Hey Fishy,

usually I drink my coffee so black that someone has to turn on the lights, or else the whole building darkens. But for a change I sometime add some flavouring to it. BTW I read that a traditional Arabian flavouring is cardamom, so prepare to read about that.

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Re: Coffee
« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2007, 08:21:54 pm »
I had a big ammount of fresh cardamon during studies (thanks to botanic institute and my favourite PhD)... yes.... it is traditional spice... and probably the best!


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Re: Coffee
« Reply #28 on: May 14, 2007, 12:13:18 am »
BTW I read that a traditional Arabian flavouring is cardamom,.
Man! cardamom + coffee rocks!!! :wOOt:
You just have to mix a few seeds with your coffee before filtering it and that's it. It is really... I mean really good.
The only prob I have with that is that your coffee marchine tastes cardamom for a bunch of time (that thing is oretty strong). But what the heck.
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Re: Coffee
« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2007, 07:59:03 am »
I'm drinking a lot of coffee (with a lot of milk) nowadays, I like its taste. It's all your fault! :)

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Re: Coffee
« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2007, 03:24:14 pm »
It's all your fault! :)
Nice, nice.... soon the world will be ours!!!! :ninja:
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Re: Coffee
« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2007, 06:17:41 pm »
It's all your fault! :)
Nice, nice.... soon the world will be ours!!!! :ninja:
I'm a coffee drinker too, although I am no connoisseur - I just drink the crap out of the machines at work.  :ninja:
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Re: Coffee
« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2007, 06:21:32 pm »
I just drink the crap out of the machines at work.  :ninja:
No wonder why you are always half-dead man. :biggrin:
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Re: Coffee
« Reply #33 on: May 17, 2007, 03:13:37 am »
It's all your fault! :)
Nice, nice.... soon the world will be ours!!!! :ninja:
I just drink the crap out of the machines at work.  :ninja:


  Please stop doing that for crying out loud!


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Re: Coffee
« Reply #34 on: October 16, 2007, 02:22:50 pm »
This workplace makes me coffee-dependent. But I'm drinking a caffeine-free coffee now (Please don't ban me! :afaid:) and this makes me think: What is caffeine-free coffee made of? How is it possible to extract caffeine from the normal coffee? Or is it just a synthetic stuff? Because then I'll stop drinking it.

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Re: Coffee
« Reply #35 on: October 16, 2007, 03:21:06 pm »
Heya caffeinists,

decaffeination is usually done by washing the caffeine out in a smart way that leaves the rest of the coffee-substances intact as much as possible. :)

Still, I prefer the hard stuff. :ninja:

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Re: Coffee
« Reply #36 on: October 16, 2007, 03:36:28 pm »
Hey Lucy ... just for this time I won't ban you -_- ... but, it's just this time.
From a purist point of view caffeine-free coffee is not real coffee. It's a warm beverage that tastes like coffee. It was coffee one day, but it is not coffee anymore... because someone took out the caffeine from it. :wacko: It is not a synthetic stuff that's sure!
How to remove caffeine from a coffee bean?. Well, take the bean (a non-roasted one), boil it for some time, rinse it with an organic solvent and that's it. You have a caffeine-less bean... weell yes, it has also lost many other compounds that can also be solved in water. That's why purist say, it's not real coffee, and that's probably why I, as Markus, prefer the hard and pure stuff.
You can find a quick description of the different descaf processes following Markus' link.

Other thing, caffeine can easily be extracted from tea leaves by sublimation: Take some black tea leaves, crush them, put them into a spoon and heat them with a flame... gently and slowly! After some time the leaves will begin to smoke. Put a glass over the smoke and you will see cafeine crystals forming in the surface of the glass. The tea will be useless (burned) after that, but hey, it caffeine-free! :biggrin: (That was a experiment we did in the University when I took a phytochemistry course. However, a a more complicated process is needed if you want the pure stuff).
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Re: Coffee
« Reply #37 on: October 16, 2007, 08:08:58 pm »
Thank you guys... now I know. :wub:

Though it really does not taste like the "normal" coffee, I think I will go on with the decaffeinated version. It spares me from fast heartbeat, sleepless nights and anxiety (these are my usual reactions after drinking coffee).

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Re: Coffee
« Reply #38 on: October 17, 2007, 12:10:46 am »
Hey Aluqak,

you're inspiring me to a devilish plan against the milk thieves in my office...  :evil2:

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Re: Coffee
« Reply #39 on: October 31, 2007, 07:29:57 pm »
Coffee.... I need to buy good one next time.... but I cut down on this already... one a day it's enough.... and seas of Pepsi  :whistle:
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