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    Default Brewing Coffee - Whats Cooking - July 18, 2011

    Brewing Coffee

    Charles Kuralt's "On the Road", a major feature of the CBS Evening News in the 1960's, in his book by the same title said?

    "In the USA, the further west I travel, the weaker the coffee becomes!"

    Charles Kuralt, really appreciated a properly brewed cup of coffee, and so do I.*

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    being in the San Francisco area I can not agree with the weak as you go west part. San Francisco bay area has the best coffee I have ever had from the chains like Peets to the small coffee shop. But as you go west until you hit northern California it does seem to have some truth.

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    So, tell me how to brew a great, not good, pot of coffee!

    I would appreciate it!
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    Having grown up in North and South Dakota, not that far removed from Minnesota, I quess I also know what makes a good cup of coffee. Now that I reside in Western Washington, I still know what a good cup of coffee is. I find that as I go East the coffee gets weaker. I hate being able to see the bottom of the cup when freshly brewed black coffee is poured into the cup. What makes a good cup of coffee, in my opinion, is JeffW's coffee roasted to the second crack in his homemade popcorn popper/coffee roaster, ground fine the next day, and put under pressure in a good espresso maker. The result is a sippable concoction that is smooth as silk and rich as can be.

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    I second that REE

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    For the home brew breakfast blend before work "good pot o' coffee", regardless of brand, one tablespoon per cup, not mug, but 8 oz, and use COLD water for brewing. It makes a difference! Now i can't disagree with a fine brew of premium/gourmet..that a whole different subject.

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    Sorry, Steve, but that's one thing that I refuse to drink. I've gone without coffee when Starbuck's was my only choice. VEE, on the other hand, loves the stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Molcsan View Post
    Starbucks!
    There is one big glaring problem with fivebucks; Howard Shultz.
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    My friends swear by 3 peckered billygoat (http://www.ravensbrew.com/goat.html)

    Others foolish with their money go for predigested ($600/lb) beans : http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/foo.../kopi_luak.htm

    For me: Starbucks COFFEE isn't right. (Starbucks gets LOTS of my money for their Vanilla bean frappes however)
    For best coffee on the west coast: Tullys or Seattles Best provide consistently superior brews.

    But the all time winner is still from the east coast: Dunkin Donuts. (The cops got a bad rap about the donuts, it was the coffee they were after)

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    To me DD is like drinkin Mississippi river water unfiltered.YUk Give me pressed coffee any day.

    Oh, it was the donuts..
    Last edited by narcodog; 07-20-2011 at 02:12 PM.

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