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    sleep_twitch thanks also for the oven-instruction! Perhaps i give the oven a try! Sounds really interesting!

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      I love reading about your coffee experiments.

      It looks gorgeous! Maybe someday I will give it a try. I haven't done home coffee roasting yet because I wasn't sure the beans would be evenly roasted. But you have shown me that it will not be a problem.

      I also get the most wonderful coffee from my Coffee Pusher (Coffee Collective) so the incentive is not that high at the moment

      I am especially fond of coffee from Kenya or Ethiopia but also some coffees from South America. My favorites are coffees with fruity and/or floral aromas.

      I will now finish my morning coffee which is a Daterra Sweet Collection from Cerrado Brazil before starting my morning run

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        Sundance

        Thanks for this great post of yours! your "Daterra Sweet" makes me curious - will keep my eyes open

        The fruity and floral aromas are one of my favorites too - especially if they are well balanced! A colleague of mine is now starting to experiment to "blend" different coffee-sorts - we read about it somewhere ... don´t ask, our library is really big ... Perhaps the result will be promising as well - but I am more the "Single Malt" type - keep away the "blends" but I will let me surprise by my colleague - we will see

        It is really bad that the incentive is not that high at the moment - We would gladly see some pictures by you and to read another feedback But when the time is ripe ... you know where we are - you can find us under sleep_twitch hashtag: #CoffeePorn Happy Running!

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          I wanted to say thank you, too, this is very interesting.

          How do you professionals make your coffee. We have a stove-top espresso pot, and a cafetiere (I think this is what they call French press?), but I was looking at an aero press the other day and I wonder what you think of those.

          I'm not committed enough yet to make cold brews, I don't think.

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            colinclean Welcome to our little coffee-house

            you are right: "cafetiere" is what they call French-press! A German-Word would be, i.e. "Pressstempelkanne"

            Haven´t used an aero press myself yet ... would also like to know what others think about them ...

            No Cold-Brews? then you missed something essential perhaps you can try a cold-brew somewhere instead?

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              Thank you, Librarian.

              My brother is something of a coffee connaisseur, I think - he subscribes to a club that sends him new varieties by post - so I shall ask him if he's tried an aero press. And our current next-door neighbours actually run a coffee shop. It's a shame to say that I've never really spoken to them enough to know anything much about it and they're moving out at the end of August. Oh well! I will take a look around Cardiff for posh coffee - we're getting quite trendy these days, so there's sure to be a cold brew somewhere!

              We use very standard supermarket stuff ourselves. My main method of choosing is to find one with as many ethical and ecological badges on it - for what they are worth! But I do love coffee. Since I stopped drinking alcohol it has been my main "treat" so I would like to have very good coffee when I can. I shall up my game. I do have to be careful, though, as I am prone to anxiety and caffeine can play a big role in that. I used to drink far too much, but now it's two cups a day.

              Cheers! Iach y da we say in Wales (it's pronounched something like yach e da)

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                Thanks for asking your brother colinclean ! And good luck on your Cardiff-Mission to find cold-brew!

                If you need help, perhaps he can help you - just call him Jack


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                I know what you mean by looking for coffee with a lot of badges ... same here! And we both know its not a DareBee-badge-thing!

                Awesome that you could reduce your coffee consumption to two cups a day! Its really hard! I drank a lot of coffee myself and am now also trying to drink less. Sometimes it works, and sometimes, well ... But I am on the right way I think!

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                  I live in Cardiff and see them filming Librarian, but I have to admit that I haven't actually watched an episode of Dr Who since the 1980s! And I don't think I've ever seen an episode of Torchwood.

                  I am old and miserable, you see!

                  (I do like Sherlock though, which they also film here.)

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                    colinclean: You have to see Captain Jack, in both Dr. Who and Torchwood. John Barrowman does such an amazing job. He is a great actor, and as soon as I found out he was cast as Merlyn, the dark archer, for Arrow, I knew it was going to be awesome.

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                      Originally posted by wjs View Post
                      colinclean: You have to see Captain Jack, in both Dr. Who and Torchwood. John Barrowman does such an amazing job. He is a great actor, and as soon as I found out he was cast as Merlyn, the dark archer, for Arrow, I knew it was going to be awesome.


                      Nothing to add!

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                        Originally posted by colinclean View Post
                        I wanted to say thank you, too, this is very interesting.

                        How do you professionals make your coffee. We have a stove-top espresso pot, and a cafetiere (I think this is what they call French press?), but I was looking at an aero press the other day and I wonder what you think of those.

                        I'm not committed enough yet to make cold brews, I don't think.
                        hello colinclean , consider this study ,though, about coffee consumption and longevity.... full disclosure: I'm a heavy coffee drinker :-) :-)

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                          Originally posted by colinclean View Post
                          I wanted to say thank you, too, this is very interesting.

                          How do you professionals make your coffee. We have a stove-top espresso pot, and a cafetiere (I think this is what they call French press?), but I was looking at an aero press the other day and I wonder what you think of those.

                          I'm not committed enough yet to make cold brews, I don't think.
                          hello colinclean , i have an aero press and it really makes wonderful coffee. especially fine for travel since it is easy to pack. it's nothing like espresso, though, in spite of what the name might suggest. the taste and quality of the coffee are more like what a French press gives as results. the metal filter to the aero press is an option, i do prefer it very much over the paper filters that give a slight taste.

                          cold brew is no way too complicated for everyday use. patience is all you need. just put coffee grounds of your preferred kind and preparation {freshly ground is always best for every kind of coffee maker} in water, stir, put into the fridge and cover. wait until the next day, put through a French press or aero press or other filter and enjoy. that stuff is strong and tasty ... wonderful :-)
                          cheers, Martin

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                            I may have to leave this thread, when I say.

                            I'M REALLY NOT A FAN OF JOHN BARROWMAN!

                            Sorry. Just one of those things.

                            Really, I'm too old for Dr Who (I'm 46), and can't even claim to have enjoyed it all that much when I was the right age, and Tom Baker was the Doctor. (Oh dear, now I really have to leave this thread!) I'm very glad that it (and Torchwood) have been big world-wide successes though, it is great news for our local economy. With coal mining long gone and other heavy industry probably on the way out, tourism and the creative industries are the big hope for our future - also education, particularly of international students. So, lots of filming is great! And the Dr Who attraction and things like Ianto's Shrine bring people to the area - you must all come!

                            I will try a cold brew then, martikkk, thank you for the instructions. We have a French press but almost never use it these days, preferring espresso. I will see if I have a friend with an aero press so I can taste a cup before I buy one. It's all about balance I guess. I have had in the not too distant past quite serious anxiety problems and I need to be careful about how much caffeine I take - my two cups a day (I then might have some green tea in the afternoon) and three on holidays or special occasions don't seem to do me any harm, especially if I remember to drink enough water. But perhaps I need to leave the thread when I say I don't even have a coffee grinder!



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                              Originally posted by colinclean View Post
                              I may have to leave this thread, when I say.

                              I'M REALLY NOT A FAN OF JOHN BARROWMAN!

                              Sorry. Just one of those things.

                              Really, I'm too old for Dr Who (I'm 46), and can't even claim to have enjoyed it all that much when I was the right age, and Tom Baker was the Doctor. (Oh dear, now I really have to leave this thread!) I'm very glad that it (and Torchwood) have been big world-wide successes though, it is great news for our local economy. With coal mining long gone and other heavy industry probably on the way out, tourism and the creative industries are the big hope for our future - also education, particularly of international students. So, lots of filming is great! And the Dr Who attraction and things like Ianto's Shrine bring people to the area - you must all come!
                              You don't have to leave the thread*, you just have different likes. Not a problem. I would, however, say you aren't too old for Doctor Who, but it does sound like it's not your cuppa, as it were. Again, you're an individual and you have every right to not hold the same opinions as others.




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                              **Even then, you can still lurk and he wouldn't know***.
                              ***And the real question is whether he could actually stop you from posting, as long as it's not things that violate the Darebee way.

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                                As I have friends who are older than me who get terribly excited when the new Dr Who series is starting I have to say that age is indeed no limit on Time Lording!

                                After all, the reason I love Sherlock is because I was a huge Sherlock Holmes as a kid - and still am, too much really - and they're so beautifully written with clever references to the original story.

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                                *I love footnotes!

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