Coffee Collective

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Started by D SKye Hodges. Last reply by D SKye Hodges Apr 2, 2014. 5 Replies

Hi all, sorry, new here. I've heard about lots of different coffee makers (automatic, manual, drip, french press, etc).  I've tried a few, but the Aeropress is the best (IMHO), has anyone tried it,…Continue

Tags: espresso, coffee, Aeropress

Which Coffee brand do you buy?

Started by MikeUtah. Last reply by Helpertouch Apr 1, 2014. 4 Replies

When we first left the church, we started on Folgers Coffee brand, sampling the different variety of darkness, flavors and such, and pretty much kept with that brand until recently when we got a…Continue

Tags: coffee

Starbucks-like Mocha Frappuccino (bottled variety) recipe and ingredients

Started by MikeUtah Sep 20, 2011. 0 Replies

We have gotten "addicted" to the bottled Starbucks Mochas from the grocery store but at $2.68 for 12 ounces, they aren't exactly cheep.  I found the recipe below online and found it to be very…Continue

Tags: frappuccino, mocha, starbucks, coffee

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Comment by Elina on June 17, 2013 at 10:52pm

I must admit, coffee is something I have come to love since leaving the church. I have always loved the smell of coffee, but hated the taste. I went to Starbucks for a while, but have recently found a small chain in my area that I have fallen in love with. It is called Bigfoot Java. My favorite order there is a white chocolate mocha, blended, with a shot of raspberry and made with white coffee (has about 4x the caffeine). It makes my day so much brighter.

Comment by Hair on October 2, 2012 at 8:14am

Dear pumpkin spiced Latte.... you WILL be mine.

Comment by Tracy on July 15, 2011 at 2:59pm
Coffee.. oh how I love thee. :)
Comment by MikeUtah on June 25, 2011 at 1:04pm

Coffee: The Greatest addiction ever! (Video)

Comment by Kathy on May 5, 2011 at 11:34am
I just want to bear my testimonkey today on the truthfulness of the coffee crop.  I know that my day is much brighter and happier after a few cups of my favorite cherries.  I know that I was wrong to wait so many years to indulge my senses.  I know that it may have both health benefits and drawbacks, but I also know that you'll have to pry it from my cold dead lifeless fingers when I part this mortal realm.  IntheNameofCheeseNriceRamen.
Comment by Shugamuffin on April 12, 2011 at 3:03pm
OK..I'm going to say it even though i'm going to be tarred and feather....I HATE Starbucks!  It's bitter and nasty and way too expensive!  Maverik coffee with some hazelnut creamer and sugar makes all that is wrong with the world right.
Comment by Peace out on April 4, 2011 at 12:02am

Ok here are my favorite coffee tricks. First Home made whip cream can be frozen on a cookie sheet. A big spoon full works great. Drop in frozen whip cream into cup and pour hot coffee over it. Also I like to drop in a little vanilla into my coffie that makes it extra good.


Another great one I got from an Asian restaurant is Coffee plus sweetened condensed milk poured over ice,really good.

Comment by Harold on February 12, 2011 at 2:47am
This looks like a nice place to start.  I am fairly new to LAM and I am very pleased about the site.  I have loved even the smell of coffee before I can remember.  I am pretty peticular about my cup o joe.  I have a nice Italian barista type machine and two seperate grinders.  One only for the essresso machine and the other for more for my daily quick cup.  I also do roast occationally.  After about a half dozen tries now, the last one was out of this world.  About 20 seconds into second crack I set it for cool down.  Any way sorry about going on and on.  I can get a little too pasionate about things I care about.  I hope to learn and become a friend here.  Thanks for being there for me.  P.S. I would love to host a coffee meet and great if anyone would ever want to come over.
Comment by Seamus Granville on February 5, 2011 at 8:21pm
If only coffee tasted as good as it smells when ground.   It took me a long time to come close to this goal.   Dark roasts don't do it, in fact they are usually the worst fresh beans to start with.  When you roast them that dark it hides all the more subtle flavors.  I used to get light roasts from a local roaster and that was pretty good.  Then I thought why not roast the beans myself.  A little googling and eureka.  A $9 dollar popcorn roaster from the local thrift store and an order of fresh beans from an online retailer has lead to pure java heaven.   Can't roast very much at a time.  But ideally a fresh roast only last 5 DAYS so no biggee.  Give it a try, you will certainly learn a lot about coffee.   Sweet Maria's in Oakland, CA has a lot of practical info, and beans.
Comment by MikeUtah on October 28, 2010 at 4:27pm
Here's a good article on the benefits of Coffee and some considerations of why it isn't necessarily all good:

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