|Posted on Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 06:44 pm: ||
We'll have to agree to disagree on the coffee. You may have a more educated palate than I do.
Most people do.
I don't like crustaceans, but do like the Krab ( fish ) meat in Krab salad. Don't like real Crab salad, much. Go figure.
I blame my Nebraska & South Dakota childhood, where fish meant Catfish, or Trout if it was a fancy restaurant. ( Like the ones by the River, on pilings. Fresh fish. )
So I didn't grow up with seafood.
I remember mixing white margarine with the supplied food coloring packet. ( illegal to sell yellow margarine, fake butter, in some dairy states )
My family didn't always have an excess of money. A BS way of saying we were, sometimes, a bit poor. Hot dog water used to make the Kraft Dinner, to get every calorie & bit of protein. We had a family code, for when guests came to diner. FHB meant family hold back on seconds. MIB meant more in back, go for it.
Mom grew up in Depression Nebraska, Grandfather had lost the Farm in the Bank failures, and times really were tough then. She learned to cook & keep house early, and squeeze a dime until it squealed. Her dad worked as a night watchman, day laborer, and then Butcher. Grand Dad taught me how to make Venison sausage, mixed with pork for flavor. He took me to work with him. I have few illusions about where food comes from.
Poverty is personal. And not historical. I know folk that kept the family in protein with squirrel, with a 2 round budget for family meals, in the 1980's. ( Divorce and kids are hard incentives to frugality ) Folk today have it just as tough. Remember "The New Normal"? That's rich lefty politician speak for "take what we give you ungrateful peasant", when they give your money to rich folk that bribe them with campaign cash.
For me, Coffee was coffee. McDonalds didn't make good coffee, until fairly recently. It was kept and served extra hot to hide it's quality. DD was fine on cold nights, and still rates as baseline for most folk.
Then I met coffee snobs, discovered Kenyan, and Tanzanian, and got educated by a Cardiac ICU Nurse who ordered beans from individual plantations, and drank it super dark and potent. Also with cream, which balanced the bite.
I like a light/medium roast, sugar, raw sugar, or honey, and no dairy. Like women, hot black and sweet. ( because redhead and freckled doesn't work as the joke )
|Posted on Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 08:54 pm: ||
I like good coffee but I can't afford it, so I drink Maxwell house. Which isn't bad.
Starbucks is an overpriced, trendy image, that is all. And 213° coffee is too hot to serve. When my wife drags me to starbucks, I ask them to put a couple pieces of ice in it. On several occasions they've made comments like, "oh, so you can drink it RIGHT NOW!"
Yeah, no crap, that's why I'm buying it RIGHT NOW.
I was poor, but I grew up with "seafood". Catfish, bass, crawdad. To this day, Lobster tastes like crawdad. And I still love it.
And don't forget, Long John Silver's!
|Posted on Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 11:15 pm: ||
|Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 01:14 am: ||
Gots to have my coffee in the AM. If I'm ambitious I go ahead and prep the coffee maker to pre-set and start sometime before we get up, especially before we head out of town... otherwise, I lay in bed and wait until she gets up and makes the coffee... we have the SLOWEST drip maker, but when I hear the three beeps, THEN I can get out of bed.
Kroger "Spotlight" French Roast is the best for the money. I know a place where they'll sell you half-price Starbucks, a nice grocery outlet... not worth the hassle to get there and back.
Fido coffee house in Nashville, Hillsboro Village, is great. Right between Vanderbilt and Belmont universities, all the pretty people get their coffee there.
|Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 03:17 am: ||
Hills Bros(Denver roasted) French Roast whole bean.
I have a 30 year old Braun grinder that's like a mini blender that runs every morning.
I head to the shop with a Yeti cup and a full stainless thermos.
I am rarely seen in the daytime without my coffee cup.
"Coffee - you can sleep when you're dead"
|Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 07:13 am: ||
Toss the overpriced Yeti cup.
DATE: April 21, 2018
TO: USF & NRA Member and Friends
FROM: Marion P. Hammer
USF Executive Director
NRA Past President
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|Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 08:13 am: ||
What?!!! You're drinking Starbucks coffee from a Yeti cup? You... you... you Communist, you!
Sometimes people get carried away in their politics...
(Message edited by Crusty on April 22, 2018)
|Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 08:17 am: ||
In honor of Earth Day, I have decided to join the Society For The Preservation Of Toilet Seats. I will henceforth be a proud member of the Birch John Society.
(Message edited by Crusty on April 22, 2018)
|Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 08:32 am: ||
In honor of Earth Day, I have decided to join the Society For The Preservation Of Toilet Seats.
Well then, this might be right up your alley then:
2000 year old wooden toilet seat found
And since this is a meme thread, to get us back on track:
(Message edited by 1313 on April 22, 2018)
|Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 08:39 am: ||
I've cut back, I'm down to a half a pot in the morning, plus a few additional cups in the pm.
I get made fun of for carrying a giant "old-man" Thermos around. But it works great, and my coffee stays piping hot.
If I had to give up all vices but one, Coffee would be the one I'd retain.
|Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 08:53 am: ||
|Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 09:19 am: ||
Don't hate me for my Yeti "tumbler".
I got to work one morning and realized I had no insulated cup.
Hit the local grocery store... nada, so the only other place was Ace Hardware and all they had was the yeti.
Can't spend all day drinking out of the thermos lid, so I bought it.
I will say, it's the best insulated cup I've ever had.
Oh and btw, I don't do Starbucks...
|Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 12:57 pm: ||
I've had excellent luck with my Contigo mug. Countless miles in a saddlebag, never opens by mistake, coffee (if there's any left) still warm at the end of the day. Got it at Lowe's, double-wall aluminum with a serious click-top lid.
I make my own coffee. 3 or 4 weeks' worth of grounds for the price of one cardboard cup of burnt Starbucks, does me just fine.
|Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 01:35 pm: ||
For the first 40 years of my life I didn't drink coffee. Smelled good, tasted good, but just never got into the habit. Today I have a nice-but-cheap Delonghi espresso machine and milk steamer on the counter and can't wait to make one in the AM
I'm still finding precisely the flavor and style I like but all the ones I've had at Starbucks suck (and it's always way too hot!) No matter the kind, it always tastes burned?
The vacuum insulated stainless cups are awesome!
Burned my damn tongue even after it sat for a couple hours! I do feel (with zero scientific testing whatsoever) that the Yeti Branded tumbler I have is a little better than the cheap-o one I have?
Maybe I just like being all hoity-toity about it. Pinkys UP!
|Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 03:40 pm: ||
RTIC makes great tumblers at a much more reasonable price than Yeti. I bought a case of them and handed them out as Christmas presents.
That said, if you really want a Yeti; I know a place offering buy one, get one free on 30oz stainless tumblers.
|Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 07:11 pm: ||
IIRC there's a Tennessee company that makes similar products- if not TN, it's USA.
|Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 08:09 pm: ||