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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 Randall Smith on October 8, 2017 at 7:15am

A strong cup coffee this morning cured my "caffeine headache". Or perhaps it was the French toast! Both were good.

Enjoying a beautiful sunrise looking out my upstairs computer room window. It's fun to watch it move north and south as the seasons progress.

Hope your day goes well.

Comment by Patricia on September 24, 2017 at 1:01am

I have tea, a glass of water, & breakfast when I get up, & the 2 cups of coffee at 3 or 4 pm. I can't do coffee in the morning.

Comment by Plinius on September 24, 2017 at 12:57am

I only get two cups of coffee when I get up. I don't drink more coffee, or my heart starts beating in an unpleasant way.

Comment by Patricia on September 23, 2017 at 1:36pm

I think many of us are just short & stocky, like it or not.

I make my coffee from a mixture of dark roast, espresso, & decaf. Good flavour, & I don't get the shakes. 

Comment by Randall Smith on September 23, 2017 at 6:36am

Watching a beautiful sunrise on the first full day of Autumn, while sipping coffee at my computer. 

No breakfast this morning as I'm doing an "intermittent fasting" day. It helps to keep my belly smooth.

It's suppose to be quite hot and humid today--in the 90's, so I'm going on my daily walk in about 10 minutes.

It's great to be alive--agree?

Comment by Plinius on August 25, 2017 at 9:24am

Not my sort of meal Randall - I have a life sentence of slimming without any progress.. I'll have a dinner of stir fried veg with pepper and ginger and a veggieburger in an hour. With water or herb tea. Have a nice weekend!

Comment by Randall Smith on August 25, 2017 at 7:23am

I know it's not good for me, but I'm addicted to biscuits and gravy. I buy cheap biscuits and heap homemade cheesy sausage gravy on top. Yum. Don't omit the coffee.

Big weekend coming up. Golf today, my hometown "Summers End Festival", and a big catered dinner at my farm (

Enjoy your weekend.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 13, 2017 at 7:38am

Good morning (at least for me)! Started the day off with peach topped French toast (my peaches), and coffee (electric perked).

Looks like a nice day--too nice to sit indoors watching boring golf or baseball on TV. I can always find something to do outdoors, even if it involves work.

Have a good one.

Comment by Bertold Brautigan on August 1, 2017 at 8:14am

Good point Randy. I can't stand coffee that's touched any sort of electric appliance, or that's been warmed up. I get Starbucks Yukon blend and Starbucks French roast at Costco and mix them. Grind it fresh every morning and use a Melitta drip pot. It's good, although weirdly I hate coffee at an actual Starbucks store; it always tastes burned. We have a couple very good local coffee houses here in town when I feel like shelling out five bucks a pop for a nice latté.

Comment by Randall Smith on August 1, 2017 at 7:11am

Perhaps this comment belongs in the book group, but this seems more appropriate.

Bob Arnot, M.D. (of TV fame) has written  The Coffee Lover's Diet; Change your Coffee, Change your Life.  He's convinced me I've been short-changing myself on enjoying better coffee. I need to get rid of the cheap stuff (Aldi brand) and spend more money on quality coffee. Beans, not pre-ground.

Dr. Arnot says drinking coffee is not just tasty, but healthy with lots of phenols. He lists many health benefits associated with coffee. Very convincing.


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