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(The Atlantic)   Remember how coffee gives you cancer? Scratch that. Drink as much as you want   (theatlantic.com) divider line 76
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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  
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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.
 
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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 [TotalFark]
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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