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All things coffee...

I love coffee with all my heart, I created this thread to catch my overflowing passion. All things coffee related belong in this thread, even the expensive cat **** coffee.

For the First post I want to share 2 unconventional methods of preparing coffee. Neither way needs a specific roast so use what ever you got.

Up first is Turkish coffee.

Your gonna need a cezve clean stove optional


fill 1/3 with water and add 2 spoons(small) of ground coffee. The coffee needs to be ground down as fine as flour. I tried my best but a regular electric grinder wont do it. supposedly a 60 dollar hand grinder can get it.



Then add some spices. there's lots of variations some times i dont add anything but when you do add spices you are taking advantage of the preparation and will end up with a really unique coffee that cant be made by other methods. So put the damn spices in heavy dash of each works good.





add some sugar(or not)

With all the junk in there mix it up real good. No dry clumps cause they'll fk sh!t up



After all the powders are mixed in real good add more water but don't fill it up all the way. You want about a 1/2 inch of room to work with.

Now put it on a LOW heat. This is important cause if you boil it then the flavor will get ruined and so will the foam.



So now with the low fire heating it up you got to pay close attention to the bubbles. the coffee will foam up and over flow if your not watching.

Once it "lifts" take it off the heat and let it set. You are gonna want the particles to sink to the bottom.

Then pour that bad boy slowly into your favorite mug or demitasse. I put some cold milk in the bottom of mine. It's not my favorite way but its the way i was doing it when i took the pictures. I think the cinnamon and cloves are all you need, also serve it in the smallest cup you got.



As I said above there's a lot of variation to be had. So get creative and experiment with different spices sugar etc. The most important step is the slow heating and pouring in the cup slow. Don't forget that there will always be grounds in the bottom of your cup so don't try and shoot it down your throat. Supposedly you can read your fortune from the mud at the bottom of the cup. Just look at it and make something up and that's your fortune ;)

Second method

This is a coffee drink that seems like a joke. It's not but I wouldn't blame anyone if they cross referenced it to see if I'm making stuff up. I know it's kind of crazy sounding.

If your still on board then listen up cause this is a high powered coffee drink. It will wake you up, dilate those pupils, and get you pedaling faster. All that good sh!t.

First, brew a normal pot of coffee. Once again, beans and roast don't matter. If you want to drink Folgers that's fine I drink it too sometimes but if I'm buying beans then I'm buying something good and not pre-ground in a plastic can.



So now that you got your pot of coffee brewed your gonna need a blender coconut oil and unsalted butter ( stay with me its good I swear)

Use a top of the line blender for best results



grab that coconut oil 2 fat spoons please



add 2 table spoons of butter



then add 2 cups or so of your favorite coffee

blend it up real good so the fat oils will emulsify. It makes make a really good creamy drink





Now enjoy. It's an energy drink of sorts. I always drink 2 big cups before all day epics. The fats digest slow and do some cool nutritional stuff that I don't understand but trust me, it works good! ...

The drink also works wonders for date nights if you want to be "Strong Like Bull"

So there's the first post of my coffee thread I'll be back with more. I love coffee too much for it to end anytime soon. Cowboy coffee and MRE coffee trick nothing is off limits. I'm no coffee snob I'm a coffee $lut
 

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I believe there is a coffee thread currently going on in the beer forum.

I am coffee purist but will spare you any snooty commentary on your concoctions. Taste is 100% subjective. Enjoy! But I have to point out that the result of your second recipe looks a lot like Stan's. Have you tried using it as a tubeless brew...:)
 

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I love coffee, but you sir are next level. I'm pretty lazy when it comes to things like this. Colectivo coffee here in Milwaukee is a smaller boutique type of coffee house & they have some great blends. Really bold coffee without the sweeteners is my thing.
 

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Yea the kona beans are really good. That's what I'm drinking now just standard percolator coffee straight black and never bitter

The Turkish coffee is some good stuff. you don't have to add anything to it.Some t imes I make it black, but normally if I want extra strong black coffee I'll make a stove top espresso
 

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Thanks for the methods. I'll have to give this a shot. I usually drink americano with honey, or espresso honey and cold 2%. The former is nice to warm you up, the latter can taste like chocolate milk and both go well with cookies'n'donuts.
 

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Stove Top espresso

espresso

You don't need an expensive counter top machine to make good espresso at home. I actually prefer the coffee made from these simple inexpensive stove top boilers. It gives you control over the heat so you can vary the time the water is in contact with the grounds.

The set up cost me 5 bucks at an indoor flea market. A top to catch the coffee a bottom to fill with water and the center piece to hold the grounds.



Fill the bottom with water and leave room to put the grounds holder in.



Place the holder in the bottom and add the grounds. Be careful not to over fill it. The boiling water needs to pass through there's a blow off valve on the sides of these things and I'm glad they work but its still loud and scary when the aluminum container filled with boiling water blows a valve on the stove. Ive learned my lesson and don't pack the bowl so tight any more.



Screw the top on tight and put it on a low heat



Then wait for the love to flow



Now enjoy. It makes a strong cup with a more aggressive taste then the turkish method.



This is my go to style if i want to sip some dark coffee and relax. it never makes a bad cup, unless it explodes :)
 

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In '08 four of us sailed a 38' sailboat from California to Hawaii. On the second day, about 200 miles out of Long Beach and with still more than 2 weeks to go, I broke the French Press that was our only proper way to make coffee. I was careless but the owner of the boat had told me that the French Press was shatter proof which it wasn't. Mutiny as well as keel-hauling me were discussed.

We had bought a set of fuel funnels of various sizes. With paper towels one of those (unused) funnels worked perfectly for the "pour over" method. The resulting coffee was pretty darn good. Making it was a bit challenging -- imagine slowly pouring boiling water over the grounds while standing in a moving roller coaster.

In the end, sipping that coffee during the 4am to 6am watch while the star-filled sky yielded to the dawn in the East, was still the best coffee I have ever had. Moral of the story...? The context is normally much more important than the quality of the coffee/wine/meal/bike etc.
 

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Are you particular about brand? I usually only use Mayorga coffee because it's (supposedly) organic, grown with wind energy and roasted locally. It's actually pretty good coffee too.
I just get the bulk coffee from Winco. They have some organic beans, and they're good, but I prefer the lighter roasts because they have more caffeine. And they don't have organic light roasts there.
 

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Are you particular about brand? I usually only use Mayorga coffee because it's (supposedly) organic, grown with wind energy and roasted locally. It's actually pretty good coffee too.
Nope as lond as its whole bean frash and dark roasted im hard to disappoint
 
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