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#81

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(08-09-2017, 07:22 PM)Pete123 Wrote: Yeah, I would love to hang out with someone like him - that would really take it to the next level.

Did you check out the latest videos Sweet Marias sent out? On parchment coffee and grades of Kenyan. Eye opening. Basically discussing how great farms grow a whole range of grades of coffee - if they could only sell their best stuff they wouldn't be in business long so they have to sell their lower grade stuff as well. If a buyer wants the best stuff they often have to buy the lower grade too. It makes a lot of sense when you think about it. Like the lumberyard - they don't let customers hand pick their lumber because they have to put a certain percentage of low quality boards into every load otherwise the lumberyard would be full of garbage lumber that nobody would buy and they'd go out of business. That said the coffee farmers don't mix low grade in with the high grade, its all sorted into separate sacks/containers - some of that lowest grade stuff is truly horrific to look at but guess what? It finds a home. The supermarket brown powder trade. Now I know why that stuff is so awful.

Heres the videos



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#82

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Seattle, WA
(This post was last modified: 08-13-2017, 01:57 AM by churchilllafemme.)
Just a quick note: I'm gradually transitioning over to decaf beans alone, and out of curiosity I bought a can of Trader Joe's beans when we were there getting some of our regular foods.  They're awful: flat and sort of sour tasting.  Very bad.
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John
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#83

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(08-13-2017, 01:57 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: Just a quick note: I'm gradually transitioning over to decaf beans alone, and out of curiosity I bought a can of Trader Joe's beans when we were there getting some of our regular foods.  They're awful: flat and sort of sour tasting.  Very bad.
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You know you can get help right? The first step is acknowledging that decaf coffee is the devil's brew and its never ok to drink it Big Grin I think your experience with the Trader Joe's decaf was meant to send you that message.
#84

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Seattle, WA
(08-13-2017, 04:22 AM)Marko Wrote:
(08-13-2017, 01:57 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: Just a quick note: I'm gradually transitioning over to decaf beans alone, and out of curiosity I bought a can of Trader Joe's beans when we were there getting some of our regular foods.  They're awful: flat and sort of sour tasting.  Very bad.

You know you can get help right? The first step is acknowledging that decaf coffee is the devil's brew and its never ok to drink it Big Grin I think your experience with the Trader Joe's decaf was meant to send you that message.

Yes, you're preaching to the choir; but after I had carotid artery surgery earlier this year, my doctor banned anything that might increase my blood pressure, such as caffeine - or trying to get a Wolfman razor...
John
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#85
Nespresso's Intensso Decaf is great, despite beign a decaf. They also have some other good ones.
#86

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(08-13-2017, 04:35 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote:
(08-13-2017, 04:22 AM)Marko Wrote:
(08-13-2017, 01:57 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote: Just a quick note: I'm gradually transitioning over to decaf beans alone, and out of curiosity I bought a can of Trader Joe's beans when we were there getting some of our regular foods.  They're awful: flat and sort of sour tasting.  Very bad.

You know you can get help right?  The first step is acknowledging that decaf coffee is the devil's brew and its never ok to drink it Big Grin   I think your experience with the Trader Joe's decaf was meant to send you that message.

Yes, you're preaching to the choir; but after I had carotid artery surgery earlier this year, my doctor banned anything that might increase my blood pressure, such as caffeine - or trying to get a Wolfman razor...

Sorry to hear that. Have you tried meditation?

I would switch to ovaltine or Horlick's in hot milk rather than decaf coffee. It would raise my blood pressure just thinking about the good coffee I was missing every time I sipped decaf.
#87

Vintage Shaver
Seattle, WA
(08-13-2017, 04:54 PM)Marko Wrote:
(08-13-2017, 04:35 AM)churchilllafemme Wrote:
(08-13-2017, 04:22 AM)Marko Wrote: You know you can get help right?  The first step is acknowledging that decaf coffee is the devil's brew and its never ok to drink it Big Grin   I think your experience with the Trader Joe's decaf was meant to send you that message.

Yes, you're preaching to the choir; but after I had carotid artery surgery earlier this year, my doctor banned anything that might increase my blood pressure, such as caffeine - or trying to get a Wolfman razor...

Sorry to hear that. Have you tried meditation?

I would switch to ovaltine or Horlick's in hot milk rather than decaf coffee. It would raise my blood pressure just thinking about the good coffee I was missing every time I sipped decaf.

Yes, I meditate, and my BP is fine right now. A few of the artisan roasters actually produce some very good decaf beans; I was just trying the Trader Joe's out of curiosity and because it was inexpensive. About the only time I miss regular coffee now is when I read a Lee Child Jack Reacher novel.
John
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#88

Merchant
Central Maine
Some coffee substitutes are Postum and chickory. Postum doesn't really taste like coffee to me, but it's OK as a beverage if a comparison isn't made. I never had chicory to my knowledge.
Brian. Lover of SE razors. Maker of Krampert's Finest Products.


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