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2012-11-30 07:11:51 PM
I'm drinking coffee right now; kick, posts. etc.

/bbl
 
2012-11-30 07:12:59 PM
People that try to find something wrong with coffee are a cancer.

It's true.
 
2012-11-30 07:18:19 PM
Well, shiat. I drink about a 20 ouncer in the morning and that's it.

May have to ramp that up.
 
2012-11-30 08:13:39 PM
I hate my coffee maker. It makes me feel like an addict when it calls what ends up being 3 cups of coffee 8 cups. The upshot of this is I drank apparently 20 cups of coffee in a day earlier this month.
 
2012-11-30 08:24:53 PM
There used to be a time when I had a multi-pot-a-day habit.

These were good days.
 
2012-11-30 08:27:44 PM
My wife is a serious coffee fanatic. I can't imagine an article she'd enjoy reading much more than that
 
2012-11-30 08:28:34 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: There used to be a time when I had a multi-pot-a-day habit.

These were good days.


FRESH POTS
 
2012-11-30 08:31:16 PM

GAT_00: FRESH POTS


DAMN RIGHT
 
2012-11-30 08:41:39 PM
new study says everything is bad/good for you.
 
2012-11-30 08:56:42 PM
You're damned if you do and you're damned if you don't seems to be the 5-year cycle on anything that is possible to ingest. Goooo science!!!!!
 
2012-11-30 09:03:55 PM
Thank god. I was afraid I was going to have to cut the coffee out of my coffee and vodka every morning.
 
2012-11-30 09:08:21 PM
Good. I'd hate to think I was waking myself up in the morning with a fresh hot cup of malignant tumors.
 
2012-11-30 09:37:57 PM
Until next silly season, when coffee will once again be cancerous, polluting, and a major contributor to all the general ills of society

/and immoral because it oppresses Columbian farmers not named Valdez
 
2012-11-30 09:57:31 PM

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: There used to be a time when I had a multi-pot-a-day habit.

These were good days.


Yeah, I miss TMLO Theater, too.

;)
 
2012-11-30 10:37:19 PM
IforonedrinkalotofcoffeebutI'mprettysureitdoesn'taffectmemuchatall.
 
2012-11-30 10:49:23 PM
The only problem with a pot of coffee is that it only holds one pot's worth. I need to find a pot of coffee that holds two or three pots, that would be worth something. Like a Bag of Holding, but for fresh-ground, fresh-brewed coffee.
 
2012-11-30 11:03:57 PM
Nobody gives me anything. What did I do to you, coffee?
 
2012-11-30 11:08:30 PM
Thank You Dr. Starbucks
 
2012-11-30 11:09:26 PM
It was bad for you? I must have lost track; I kept on drinking the stuff.
 
2012-11-30 11:11:08 PM
remember than if you can't stand a spoon up in it then it's just warm colored water
 
2012-11-30 11:11:10 PM
Is this where we post what kind of espresso machine and grinder we have?
 
2012-11-30 11:11:15 PM

Pocket Ninja: The only problem with a pot of coffee is that it only holds one pot's worth. I need to find a pot of coffee that holds two or three pots, that would be worth something. Like a Bag of Holding, but for fresh-ground, fresh-brewed coffee.


I'd like a machine with a sealed bean hopper, water hookups, etc. that could always keep a fresh 2-cup amount on deck. If I fill up, brew fresh. If it sits for an hour, brew fresh. Constant fresh coffee.

Extraordinarily wasteful, yes. But mmmm.
 
2012-11-30 11:11:34 PM
Sorry I like my balls the size they are now.
/just kidding I like the smell of it but don't like the outcome of what it do to me after I drink it
 
2012-11-30 11:12:30 PM
I never heard anything about coffee causing cancer. Should I start to freak out about it, so I can be reassured by the article?
 
2012-11-30 11:12:55 PM

GAT_00: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: There used to be a time when I had a multi-pot-a-day habit.

These were good days.

FRESH POTS


Now with video!
 
2012-11-30 11:13:43 PM

LasersHurt: Pocket Ninja: The only problem with a pot of coffee is that it only holds one pot's worth. I need to find a pot of coffee that holds two or three pots, that would be worth something. Like a Bag of Holding, but for fresh-ground, fresh-brewed coffee.

I'd like a machine with a sealed bean hopper, water hookups, etc. that could always keep a fresh 2-cup amount on deck. If I fill up, brew fresh. If it sits for an hour, brew fresh. Constant fresh coffee.

Extraordinarily wasteful, yes. But mmmm.


just do pour over. WAY better and not wasteful.
 
2012-11-30 11:14:19 PM
Love my coffee but often wonder how the fark much did people drink in the 40s-70s that they'd have it after dinner and somehow still sleep. They had to be immune at that point to it's life sustaining magic!
 
2012-11-30 11:14:19 PM
Remember how "scientists" think they know stuff? Scratch that. Do whatever you want
 
2012-11-30 11:15:57 PM
i1.sndcdn.com
Is mightily relieved
 
2012-11-30 11:17:13 PM

GAT_00: I hate my coffee maker. It makes me feel like an addict when it calls what ends up being 3 cups of coffee 8 cups. The upshot of this is I drank apparently 20 cups of coffee in a day earlier this month.


May I suggest trying a french press? Most people I suggest this too say it's too much trouble, but it's really not. I switched 3 years ago and couldn't imagine coffee without one. The taste is better and it also cut my consumption down, which was needed. Hell, I had one of the big 20 cup machines at one point. I'd brew enough to fill it up, and finish off the whole thing over the course of an evening. Hey, at least it wasn't crack.

If you ever switch, get a stainless steel french press. They last longer and are easier to deal with.


/50 cups of coffee and you know it's on
 
2012-11-30 11:17:18 PM
Protects the liver, eh?

Hmmm...
 
2012-11-30 11:20:27 PM
probably a study bought and paid for by the coffee lobby

/online idiots
 
2012-11-30 11:22:59 PM
I had a 2-pot-a-day habit, but then my heart almost exploded.

I do 2 cups a day (12 oz / standard household mug size) now. It works for me.

Also, I bought a grinder and now I only buy fresh beans and grind them myself. God damn, that's some tasty stuff.
 
2012-11-30 11:26:38 PM
Meh no matter what you do, you will die no matter what so enjoy life, eat drink and smoke what you will, just do it in moderation and ya will be fine, or go balls to the walls and die young with a smile on your face, either way you will end up worm food in the end.
 
2012-11-30 11:30:26 PM
Everything in moderation, including moderation. Coffee is the elixir of life.

/As Shoe said, "Give me a shot of bourbon, we know about bourbon!"
//It is by the juice of the bean that my thoughts acquire speed, my hands acquire shaking, the shaking becomes a warning...
 
2012-11-30 11:30:42 PM
The only things that cause cancer are cell phone use and food cooked in a microwave
 
2012-11-30 11:32:00 PM
pbfcomics.com
 
2012-11-30 11:40:05 PM
Owned a Cuisinart grind and brew machine. Worked great, just add beans and water before going to bed. Only problem was it sounded like a fighter jet landing in my kitchen 5 minutes before my alarm went off. Gave up coffee due to high blood pressure years ago, but still love the taste.
/may try decaf for the flavor some day
 
2012-11-30 11:44:59 PM
I would love to drink as much coffer as I wanted to, but after 15 cups my eyeballs dry out and my heart begins to palpitate!
 
2012-11-30 11:53:51 PM
Next up, "Spinach causes scrawny forearms."
 
2012-12-01 12:07:39 AM
If coffee caused cancer, I would have been long dead now.
 
2012-12-01 12:21:59 AM

miltonbabbitt: GAT_00: I hate my coffee maker. It makes me feel like an addict when it calls what ends up being 3 cups of coffee 8 cups. The upshot of this is I drank apparently 20 cups of coffee in a day earlier this month.

May I suggest trying a french press? Most people I suggest this too say it's too much trouble, but it's really not. I switched 3 years ago and couldn't imagine coffee without one. The taste is better and it also cut my consumption down, which was needed. Hell, I had one of the big 20 cup machines at one point. I'd brew enough to fill it up, and finish off the whole thing over the course of an evening. Hey, at least it wasn't crack.

If you ever switch, get a stainless steel french press. They last longer and are easier to deal with.


/50 cups of coffee and you know it's on


melvin's army: I would love to drink as much coffer as I wanted to, but after 15 cups my eyeballs dry out and my heart begins to palpitate!


I love my little one cup french press. Good coffee, and it's handy for somebody like me who maxes out at two cups of caffeinated whatever (usually tea) a day, and already has an electric kettle lying around. Just make one cup at a time, so no waste and no fuss. The coffee tastes better too. The only time I ever miss my old coffee pot is on mornings when I would have used the time brew feature in conjunction with my alarm clock in the past.
 
2012-12-01 12:22:55 AM
IIImmm havviing trrrrooublel typingn, ebcause caffieeeneee mmmmmakesss meee shakkke vioooolentlyyhy.
 
2012-12-01 12:24:47 AM

British: If coffee caused cancer, I would have been long dead now.


Me too. And my co-workers from a contact high.
 
2012-12-01 12:27:25 AM

cptjeff: melvin's army: I would love to drink as much coffer as I wanted to, but after 15 cups my eyeballs dry out and my heart begins to palpitate!


Not sure why I quoted this- a stray click is my best guess. Apologies if you got an e-mail alert assaulting you with my views on french presses.
 
2012-12-01 12:29:31 AM

melvin's army: I would love to drink as much coffer as I wanted to, but after 15 cups my eyeballs dry out and my heart begins to palpitate!


Depending on how you define cups, I envy you. I drink 18-24 cups as measured by my 12 cup coffee carafe and often feel like taking a nap shortly thereafter. I have a buddy that drinks a pot in the evenings just before he goes to bed.
 
2012-12-01 12:36:05 AM
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/Hot like a good 100 cups
 
2012-12-01 12:41:03 AM
Remember how much gives you diarrhea? No? Well guess what? NOW YOU'VE GOT DIARRHEA AGAIN, DUMBHURTINGASS.
 
2012-12-01 12:43:18 AM
Drink as much as you want

I never stopped. Pretty much like I've never altered my lifestyle on the basis of any of the other ever-fluctuating "studies" regarding what's supposed to kill me this week: eggs, meat, coconut oil on popcorn, Chinese food, etc.
 
2012-12-01 12:48:23 AM
I want a stainless steel stove top percolator, but can't find on that doesn't either have a plastic lid insert that supposedly gives you cancer, or a glass insert that supposedly drops slivers of glass on the grounds. I think I'll just boil coffee in a double boiler and strain it
 
2012-12-01 01:02:07 AM

WeenerGord: I want a stainless steel stove top percolator, but can't find on that doesn't either have a plastic lid insert that supposedly gives you cancer, or a glass insert that supposedly drops slivers of glass on the grounds. I think I'll just boil coffee in a double boiler and strain it


How about finding a way to make coffee that won't make it taste like nuclear waste?
 
2012-12-01 01:11:12 AM

Fecal Conservative: [24.media.tumblr.com image 512x385]

/Hot like a good 100 cups


I knew this thread was missing something.

/much like a ton of cream and the pink stuff
//how I like my black ladies
 
2012-12-01 01:14:49 AM

WeenerGord: I want a stainless steel stove top percolator, but can't find on that doesn't either have a plastic lid insert that supposedly gives you cancer, or a glass insert that supposedly drops slivers of glass on the grounds. I think I'll just boil coffee in a double boiler and strain it


No you don't. You want a cafetiere.

www.whittard.com

Quick, simple to use, easy to clean and makes the best coffee.
 
2012-12-01 01:34:13 AM

Gordon Bennett: WeenerGord: I want a stainless steel stove top percolator, but can't find on that doesn't either have a plastic lid insert that supposedly gives you cancer, or a glass insert that supposedly drops slivers of glass on the grounds. I think I'll just boil coffee in a double boiler and strain it

No you don't. You want a cafetiere.[www.whittard.com image 320x320] Quick, simple to use, easy to clean and makes the best coffee.




I have those. They cool off too fast, and, they don't taste any better than drip coffee, not like percolated coffee does.
 
2012-12-01 01:41:32 AM
Coffee has a lot of antioxidants in it. It's a fantastic beverage and don't feel bad for drinking it.
 
2012-12-01 01:55:00 AM
Like many of you, I find that I can't really start my day without that first pot of hot coffee. I've tried other enemas, but they just don't give me that get-up-and-go that I get from coffee.
 
2012-12-01 02:02:48 AM

Porous Horace: I've tried other enemas, but they just don't give me that get-up-and-go that I get from coffee.



Next time try a sit-down-and-go, might be easier on your pants
 
2012-12-01 02:22:52 AM
Wait! Just two days ago on Fark I read that green tea is really good for you! And today I'm reading the same thing about coffee! well not really because atlantic.com is down for maintenance, but I think I get the point! Do I have to drink BOTH beverages now? Or will I get the same benefits from one or the other? And why am I still wide awake at two a.m.? AAAARGH!
 
2012-12-01 02:25:46 AM
I love coffee, but I need to switch to decaf due to heart palpitations. Anyone know of any great tasting decaf brand/roast? I can grind my own beans if need be.

I've tried searching for reviews on the internet, but somehow I trust Farkers more than a Google search.
 
2012-12-01 02:40:46 AM

Cornelius Dribble: Wait! Just two days ago on Fark I read that green tea is really good for you! And today I'm reading the same thing about coffee! well not really because atlantic.com is down for maintenance, but I think I get the point! Do I have to drink BOTH beverages now? Or will I get the same benefits from one or the other? And why am I still wide awake at two a.m.? AAAARGH!


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2012-12-01 04:10:44 AM
I'm being treated for anemia and am therefore off caffeine. Luckily, I never developed a hard-core coffee habit.
 
2012-12-01 04:22:11 AM

GAT_00: FRESH POTS


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7i_pTZvwZo
 
2012-12-01 05:05:58 AM
Suck it, decaf freaks. You are not more healthy, you are just punishing yourself.

Next : Organic food.
 
2012-12-01 05:42:52 AM
I switched to instant over a year ago for vague reasons probably related to laziness and now I actually prefer it.
 
2012-12-01 06:01:39 AM
i560.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-01 06:30:35 AM
Uncle Tractor, I don't know why that's so funny, but I am sitting here all alone laughing out loud.
 
zez
2012-12-01 09:04:41 AM

WeenerGord: I want a stainless steel stove top percolator, but can't find on that doesn't either have a plastic lid insert that supposedly gives you cancer, or a glass insert that supposedly drops slivers of glass on the grounds. I think I'll just boil coffee in a double boiler and strain it


or you could get a french press
 
zez
2012-12-01 09:08:42 AM
My wife wants one of those kurig machines since she says she only drinks 1 or 2 cups a day. I don't understand why she just can't make half a pot.

When I complain about how much the coffee would be for those she says you can put your own coffee in an empty kcup, um why not just make half a pot in the coffee maker we already have?

/just found out her dad is getting her one for christmas so now I'll have to figure out where to put this monstrosity that will be used 3 days a week.
 
2012-12-01 09:46:12 AM
Well in that case I think I'll have another cup!
 
2012-12-01 10:11:38 AM

miltonbabbitt: GAT_00: I hate my coffee maker. It makes me feel like an addict when it calls what ends up being 3 cups of coffee 8 cups. The upshot of this is I drank apparently 20 cups of coffee in a day earlier this month.

May I suggest trying a french press? Most people I suggest this too say it's too much trouble, but it's really not. I switched 3 years ago and couldn't imagine coffee without one. The taste is better and it also cut my consumption down, which was needed. Hell, I had one of the big 20 cup machines at one point. I'd brew enough to fill it up, and finish off the whole thing over the course of an evening. Hey, at least it wasn't crack.

If you ever switch, get a stainless steel french press. They last longer and are easier to deal with.


/50 cups of coffee and you know it's on


Will throw in another recommendation for a French press. They're not any more or less trouble than brewing and it tastes a lot better. They even come in small sizes so you can do one or two cups at a time

Brewed coffee tastes like it was made from ashes that somebody pissed on.

Also, if any of you are the espresso drink sort, do yourself a favor and get an espresso machine. It will save you money in the long run and they don't exactly take a rocket scientist to operate, especially the fully automatic ones. Push button, receive bacon holy nectar. I bought a DeLonghi Magnifica a few years ago. It's definitely one of my best purchasing decisions.
 
2012-12-01 10:41:28 AM
I recently got an iced coffee contraption (you can use a french press, of course). All of the deliciousness in a concentrate that stores nicely in the fridge for up to a week (like it lasts more than a few days nomnomnom). None of the acidity. It's divine. DIVINE, I TELL YOU.
 
2012-12-01 12:14:06 PM

dready zim: Suck it, decaf freaks. You are not more healthy, you are just punishing yourself.


FTA: During the over 20 years of follow-up, and controlling for all major lifestyle and dietary risk factors, coffee consumption, regardless of caffeine content, was associated with an 8 percent decrease in the risk of type 2 diabetes in women. In men, the reduction was 4 percent for regular coffee and 7 percent for decaf.

Just sayin'.
 
2012-12-01 01:37:32 PM

GAT_00: I hate my coffee maker. It makes me feel like an addict when it calls what ends up being 3 cups of coffee 8 cups. The upshot of this is I drank apparently 20 cups of coffee in a day earlier this month.


Gat, if you weren't already TF, I'd sponsor you for making me spit coffee all over my desk, monitor and keyboard.
 
2012-12-01 01:41:02 PM

Pocket Ninja: The only problem with a pot of coffee is that it only holds one pot's worth. I need to find a pot of coffee that holds two or three pots, that would be worth something. Like a Bag of Holding, but for fresh-ground, fresh-brewed coffee.


You mean like one of these?
 
2012-12-01 03:28:22 PM

xanadian: Yeah, I miss TMLO Theater, too.

;)


I know, I know... :)
 
2012-12-02 05:02:01 PM

WeenerGord: I have those. They cool off too fast, and, they don't taste any better than drip coffee, not like percolated coffee does.


There's a lot that influences the taste. If you're using coffee ground for a percolator, it may be too coarse for a French Press. Try to find the right setting on your grinder (assuming it's a burr grinder - blade grinders aren't consistent at all), or Google a few pictures to get an idea of how the grounds should appear. Then when you brew the stuff, use water right off the boil, stir it around well, and let it steep for 4 minutes before slowly pressing down on the plunger.

Flavor does of course depend on how much coffee you use in the first place, so you'll want to experiment with the amount. Lately I've been brewing a 16oz press with 4 tablespoons of beans - maybe not enough for some of the coffee fiends out there (even the package suggest 2 tbsp. grounds per 6oz), but it works for me. Otherwise I'd be bouncing off the walls.

The lack of insulation on the glass presses is definitely a problem, though. You can get them made out of steel, and there are travel presses that'll keep the coffee warm for an hour or more. I had to learn to sip mine slowly, or pour it into a mug when I could, to avoid burning the flesh off my lower lip (good thing that stuff grows back).
 
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