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Do you drink coffee?

Yes, I drink Coffee
25 (56.8%)
No, I don't drink Coffee
19 (43.2%)

Total Members Voted: 0

Voting closed: March 07, 2007, 06:11:15 PM

Coffee Anyone?

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SHANEA

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« on: February 21, 2007, 06:11:15 PM »
This topic came up recently while at BIBE.  Seems "more than I fathomed" don't partake in the magic elixer of coffee.  Whether at home or on the trail, I want my morning cup or two or even three of coffee.  Instant, brewed, or in a little bag - makes me no difference.  Keep a pot of coffee brewing here at the house most of the day.  Wondering if it's a BIBE thing that many people don't partake.  Me, I'll take mine straight up - hot and black.  Poll is good for 14 days.  If I have a choice, it would be Kona - the good expensive stuff from Hawaii.

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Offline presidio

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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2007, 06:23:32 PM »
Quote from: "SHANEA"
I'll take mine straight up - hot and black.


The only way to do it. Of course some good liquor goes well in coffee. Anything else you can add is like putting creamer in soda. Yeech!

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If I have a choice, it would be Kona - the good expensive stuff from Hawaii.


A most excellent choice. I like the Peaberry blend; but all the Kona varieties are equally good.
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Offline bdann

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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2007, 06:30:50 PM »
I drink some every work day.  Usually two cups, one on the way to work and another after I get there.  Not terribly picky about the type.  I have one of those Senseo single cup coffee makers.  It's not economical, but the coffee is pretty good.    I drink a lot of tea the rest of the time, chai tea, green tea, black tea, whatever, I like it all.  

I used to take a little percolator backpacking, but it's a PITA and I don't bother with it anymore and just drink hot tea.  

Anyone have the Jetboil coffee press?  Does it work well?
WATER, It does a body good.

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BigBendHiker

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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2007, 06:55:59 PM »
Daily coffee drinker here as well.  One cup when I get up.  Another cup on the way to work, while driving.  Usually a third when I first get to work and that usually is it for the day.

Nothin' beats a good cup of coffee...


BBH

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Offline TexasGirl

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Coffee Anyone?
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2007, 06:58:59 PM »
Dr. Pepper is my preferred caffeine-delivery device.  Hot tea with honey is my backcountry substitute.  I like the scent of coffee but never have liked the flavor, even when I was little and Mom would heavily doctor a bit for me.  Amazingly, I found a man with the same proclivities.
As a matter of fact, I _do_ have an opinion on that....

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chisos_muse

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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2007, 08:27:26 PM »
At home I grind my own beans and brew. Away from home I'm not picky.
Backpacking and camping I use Folgers instant or substitute hot chocolate

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Offline randell

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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2007, 08:38:51 PM »
I have tried many times to like it.  Put all kinds of stuff in it to make it taste better.  But no matter how hard I try to like it, coffee just grosses me out.
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Offline KDann

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Coffee Anyone?
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2007, 08:42:12 PM »
Good ole plain coffee works for me. Back on the ship, I would drink a few cups to keep me going. I'm not picky, I like any kind of coffee. Shane, I agree with you about the Kona coffee, it is good. Expensive though.

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Offline Daryl

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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2007, 08:47:16 PM »
When camping, I prefer drinking hot jello. :)

I'm not sure if I like it because of the warmth, the flavor, or childhood camping memories.  The funny thing is, I rarely camp w/o hot jello, but I never drink (and rarely eat) jello when I'm not camping.
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Offline tjavery

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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2007, 09:00:13 PM »
I like it strong and straight - no additives. Some of the Starbuck's darker roasts (bold) are good. Jamaican Blue Mountain is probably one of the best I've ever had. I think it's about $50 a pound.

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Offline The Scorpion

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« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2007, 09:23:36 PM »
I have a coffee IV drip going 24/7 :D  :D

i usually have 3 cups (8 cups by the marking on the coffee pot) a day, sometimes less. I typically dont drink coffee at night as it will give me heartburn at night.

i guess many dont drink coffee when out hiking as it dehydrates you.

James
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Offline Vince T

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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2007, 09:34:31 PM »
I had been a heavy coffee drinker for over 15 years.  Most people couldn't drink the coffee I made...I liked it, as Louie L'Amour once wrote, "Darker than the hinges of hell and strong enough to float a horshoe".

Then, this September I started getting ridiculous heartburn.

I quite coffee cold turkey the last weekend in September.
For 4 days my muscles ached.  I tried to replace the caffeine with green tea, but still had a headache for a while.

Now, I drink at least 4 cups of green tea with hibiscus every day.
This week, I've been slicing fresh ginger into it...then eating the ginger when I get to the bottom.
Different, but good.

I have had maybe 5 cups of coffee since September.  The caffeine makes me a little jittery now, but I admit it, it slightly beats green tea and ginger.

Vince

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Offline Al

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Coffee Anyone?
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2007, 09:43:52 PM »
Quote from: "Vince T"
I had been a heavy coffee drinker for over 15 years.  Most people couldn't drink the coffee I made...I liked it, as Louie L'Amour once wrote, "Darker than the hinges of hell and strong enough to float a horshoe".

Then, this September I started getting ridiculous heartburn.

I quite coffee cold turkey the last weekend in September.
For 4 days my muscles ached.  I tried to replace the caffeine with green tea, but still had a headache for a while.

Now, I drink at least 4 cups of green tea with hibiscus every day.
This week, I've been slicing fresh ginger into it...then eating the ginger when I get to the bottom.
Different, but good.

I have had maybe 5 cups of coffee since September.  The caffeine makes me a little jittery now, but I admit it, it slightly beats green tea and ginger.

Vince


Vince, please cool it on the Louis L'Amour quotes.  Makes me want to brew a big ol' pot of cowboy coffee and drink it down grounds and all.  

I like coffee.  Bought a cup with a french press lid at Academy.  A bit heavy for packing but great in every other way.  Pour in the ground coffee.  Pour in the boiling weter.  Put the lid on and wait a couple of minutes.  Press the grounds to the bottom of the cup and enjoy.

Al

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Offline RichardM

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Coffee Anyone?
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2007, 09:53:42 PM »
I'm one of those medical oddities for whom caffeine has no stimulant effect.  Neither does nicotine and probably a lot of other stuff.  On the plus side, that means I'm highly unlikely to become addicted.  On the down side, oral pain relievers don't work either.

My wife, however, is a full-blown Starbucks addict.  I still kick myself for not buying stock in them back in 1995 when I first became aware of their growth potential on a trip to Whistler, B.C.  Watching all of the tourists flock like zombies to the coffee shop should've clued me in.

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Offline homerboy2u

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« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2007, 10:14:11 PM »
Nope...can't say that I love coffee.....I tried it once, I really put all my convictions to it. Somebody even told me that I should have put some honey...still tastetd like  S**T.

  I even went once to be utterly stimulated by a Louie L'armor novel...did not cut it as well.

 Sorry folks :!:
Stay thirsty, my friends.

 


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