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Cold-brewed Coffee!

Started by tom sarbeck. Last reply by Plinius Dec 9, 2017. 5 Replies

In the Navy in 1950 my “buddies” told me to drink it or skip the coffee break.Naive, I believed them but needed four teaspoons of sugar to make it drinkable.Several months ago read of cold-brew in…Continue

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Coffee could literally be a lifesaver

Started by Steph S.. Last reply by Randall Smith Nov 18, 2015. 1 Reply

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Comment by Joan Denoo on April 24, 2018 at 3:18pm

Randy, you seem slim and trim to me with all your long walks and careful management of your intake. I salute you. 

Perhaps a DAY without sugar, but a whole month would be beyond my ability to resist. 

I had coffee with cream and sugar this morning. OK, tomorrow is the day...NO SUGAR on April 25. 

Comment by Randall Smith on April 24, 2018 at 7:12am

Patricia, you are probably correct.

My first pot of coffee was okay--nothing spectacular. I'll tinker around with the ratios. I'm not a coffee snob anyway.

No Danish quite yet, Joan. Tomorrow marks my final day of a month (4 weeks) without sweets--no cookies, ice cream, chocolate, etc. I did make some sugar free desserts like a recent peach cake. The peaches were sweet enough to satisfy my craving. I lost 3 pounds, by the way, and I'm thin enough.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 21, 2018 at 1:47pm

Randy, I enjoy my French press coffee with you and your new coffee maker. Add in a nice Danish and I am content. 

Comment by Patricia on April 21, 2018 at 1:35pm

Sounds as if that coffee pot may have been opened & not properly re-packed, or not packed properly during the boxing process. Hope the new one works right.

Comment by Plinius on April 21, 2018 at 1:09pm

Congrats and good luck with the coffee!

Comment by Randall Smith on April 21, 2018 at 10:54am

Perhaps I wasn't such a bonehead after all.

I returned my coffee maker (with broken pot), and got a free replacement. (Thank you Rural King!). When I opened (carefully) the new one, I discovered the pot WAS protected and secured. The original wasn't. Hmmm, a mystery. After all the trouble I've gone through, I hope the coffee is good!

Tom, I'm not sure what "cold-brewed" coffee is, but I'll check it out.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 21, 2018 at 1:24am

L&L and I drove to Spokane, 50 miles south of here, to run some errands. The closer we got to Spokane, the more color we saw. Kwanzan cherry and ornamental pear trees in bloom, forsythia, azaleas, daffodils; the colors just blasted out at us. On our return to Newport, fewer and less vibrant blossoms appeared as we drove north. OH! I do miss the spring colors here. Even the forest floor does not have buttercups, shooting stars, cranesbill, or violets do not grow here. 

I was privileged all those years to live with spring colors. 

Comment by tom sarbeck on April 20, 2018 at 3:56pm

There’s a place for bone, and it’s not in a guy’s head.

Randall, check into cold-brewed coffee. It has less of the acid that hot-brewed coffee and I don’t sweeten it. However, the brewer is made of glass.

Comment by Patricia on April 20, 2018 at 1:26pm

Bonehead just means feeling a person has done something stupid. Bonehead=dolt=idiot.....any of those.

In Canada, Proctor Silex has not been my brand of choice for any appliance.

Comment by Plinius on April 20, 2018 at 9:07am

Not sure what a bonehead is, but I hope they'll replace it!

 

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