CurlTalk

Coffee

BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
melitta_rsj_black03_full_2879.jpg

I use one of these filter cones (by Melitta) to make coffee for myself everyday. I love this thing because I know if there's ever an emergency where we lose electric (this happens in Florida during hurricanes or severe thunderstorms) I can still have my coffee. :toothy7:

I'd just boil water on the grill in a pot, and get to drinking my coffee.

Also I remember my grandmother had a similar filter cone but a bigger one that made a full pot.
"The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
"...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
«1

Comments

  • JayneeJaynee Posts: 2,039Registered Users
    Yep we use one too (although we just got a Keurig as a wedding gift...) I love to add cinnamon and sometimes honey to the coffee grounds rather than stirring them into the coffee after it's made.

  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    I add cinnamon to my cup of coffee, because if I add it to the grounds they just seem to get gummed up. The cinnamon for some reason gets really slimy and then the coffee water can't get through the filter.
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    Nutmeg fan and French Press user here.
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    ninja dog wrote: »
    Nutmeg fan and French Press user here.

    Nutmeg is for oatmeal.
    Cinnamon too.

    But I've never tried nutmeg in my coffee.. it's a strong spice. Have you ever tried anise in coffee?
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    No, but I've had a dark chocolate candy bar with anise and coffee in it, and I LOVED it.

    Would you go with powdered anise as an addition?

    Nutmeg only when coffee is hot, btw, and it's a mocha.
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    ninja dog wrote: »
    No, but I've had a dark chocolate candy bar with anise and coffee in it, and I LOVED it.

    Would you go with powdered anise as an addition?

    Nutmeg only when coffee is hot, btw, and it's a mocha.

    That right there could change the entire direction of this conversation..lol

    Edit: And yeah, I'd use powdered just to make it easier to mix in with the liquid. I also happen to like anise in oatmeal.. what is it with this oatmeal and coffee connection? hrm
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    It will be added to my oatmeal at next consumption.

    Btw, I got the aforementioned candy bar at Wal Hell for 20 cents, on sale!

    I didn't wait to get out of the store before I tried it.
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    ninja dog wrote: »
    It will be added to my oatmeal at next consumption.

    Btw, I got the aforementioned candy bar at Wal Hell for 20 cents, on sale!

    I didn't wait to get out of the store before I tried it.

    Let me know how you like it. And conversely I'll try nutmeg in my morning brew and tell you how I liked it. :bunny:
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    Deal.
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    So I added the nutmeg to the grounds, poured hot water over them, and now I can't taste the nutmeg. Did I do something wrong?
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    I add a sprinkle of nutmeg once the coffee is made, like adding salt to a dish once cooked.
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    ninja dog wrote: »
    I add a sprinkle of nutmeg once the coffee is made, like adding salt to a dish once cooked.

    Ok.. I'll do it like that next cup (or rather "bucket-o-coffee") that I make in the AM. I have this lovely tin/ceramic cup that I got from Old Navy ages ago, and I think it holds about 2 cups of water in it.
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    Be liberal with your sprinkler, but not excessive.

    For me, it adds.......piquance (but remember, I'm drinking mocha, so cannot guarantee results if you drink yours black).

    I have favorite mugs/cups too. Somehow coffee tastes just right in them. Is it size, pattern, or imagination? I don't know.

    If I see another choco, anise, coffee bar, would you like it????
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    I'm such a lightweight coffee drinker, always have been.. I need my cream and sugar (or powdered creamer and brown sugah). Mm mm. :)

    And hot drinks taste ESPECIALLY good in this cup. :D
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    ninja dog wrote: »
    If I see another choco, anise, coffee bar, would you like it????


    Don't get my hopes up woman! Lol
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    Too late!

    Imma start looking.

    I'm a lightweight, too. If there's no chocolate in it, I don't drink it. Why bother? Although I will accept caramel, in a pinch.
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    Aww..that's really sweet of you! Thank you!

    Well I tried the java with nutmeg, and yes it's definitely piquant.. not sure I'm used to it. I tried it with anise too, but they were anise grains, not powdered. I'll have to grind them down in my mortar and try again.
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    It's not for everyone. I find my coffee has to be really hot to make it good (with nutmeg). I usually add it when I go to Starbucks (which isn't often), because I know I'll drink the whole thing while it's still nearly scalding.

    Anise is next.
  • SpaghettiHeadSpaghettiHead Posts: 1,510Registered Users
    Not to jump in everyone's beeswax here, but I add nutmeg AND cinnamon to my coffee....(I prefer it with cream, but when I'm watching calories, etc...I"ll do it black as well) LOVE IT.

    But my question is....how do you get it to stir into the coffee well? I always end up with a ton of spice floating at the top of my cup.... is there a secret I'm missing?
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    That's weird.. whenever I add cinnamon to my coffee it winds up at the bottom of the cup in a slimy gooey mass despite vigorous stirring. I wouldn't mind if it floated on top.

    And hey, please jump in and bring your friends..lol :thumbright:
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    I stir it into the froth (not cream) of a very hot mocha, and then drink it pretty quickly, so it may not have time to settle.

    However, at home when I've tried these additions, it just doesn't work: I wander around with my cup for too long and the spices make the lukewarm drink weird.
  • SpaghettiHeadSpaghettiHead Posts: 1,510Registered Users
    Bekka..I read that bit about your slimy cinnamon...I was confused. hah.

    Sadly...my coffee has no froth. booo.
    I keep meaning to try putting the spice in the cup before I pour the coffee to see if that helps, but I always forget. Maybe tomorrow.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    Bekka..I read that bit about your slimy cinnamon...I was confused. hah.

    Sadly...my coffee has no froth. booo.
    I keep meaning to try putting the spice in the cup before I pour the coffee to see if that helps, but I always forget. Maybe tomorrow.

    Was, as in past tense?

    For some reasone I always get slimy cinnamon.. don't even know why. There's gotta be a scientific reason for it. :book: (off to google)
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    BekkaPoo wrote: »
    Bekka..I read that bit about your slimy cinnamon...I was confused. hah.

    Sadly...my coffee has no froth. booo.
    I keep meaning to try putting the spice in the cup before I pour the coffee to see if that helps, but I always forget. Maybe tomorrow.

    Was, as in past tense?

    For some reasone I always get slimy cinnamon.. don't even know why. There's gotta be a scientific reason for it. :book: (off to google)

    Aha.

    And aha again.
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    The first aha is interesting; the second, insane.

    I don't mean that you are, of course; I mean the writer of the blog.
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    Lol.. that's exactly the type of cinnamon snot balls I get in my coffee.



    I slurp it down anyways..cinnamon is good for you.
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    Oh, I believe it, but look how easily you found a rational explanation, whereas he started conducting experiments and spouting (quoting, actually) conspiracy theories.
  • SpaghettiHeadSpaghettiHead Posts: 1,510Registered Users
    :) So I didn't read the "aha's" until after I was in the kitchen poking at my coffee cup this am.

    I tried adding only the cinnamon and not the nutmeg thinking maybe I was confusing the two in the cup...
    Still no slime. Still floating at the top edges of the cup.

    Then I read that maybe it turns out I just have some hoity toity cinnamon and didn't know it. :)
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • BekkaPooBekkaPoo Posts: 3,861Registered Users
    I tried something different this weekend. I put a few cinnamon sticks in the water that I boil for coffee instead of adding the powdered (resulting slimy) cinnamon in my cup. It works pretty well.. so I'm brewing with hot cinnamon tea/water instead of plain water. I liiiiked it.
    "The challenge is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everybody else."
    "...rationality is not necessary to sell things.."
    My staples: Mane n Tail (cowash), Garnier Fructis Sleek n Shine (leave in condish), Grapeseed oil or shea butter (sealing), Organic Root Stimulator Elasticitea (leave-in condish & light hold)
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    We-helll-well well well.

    Must buy cinnamon sticks.
«1