Early Morning Thread 3/15/15: Cuppa. [krakatoa]

What's your favorite morning Joe?

I tried a bunch of cheap things like 8 o'clock varieties, Folgers, etc..., but none of it was really working for me. I mean, yeah, the caffeine was there, and that's the main point of it all, but the flavor was lacking.

Costco carries Magnum Jamaican Blue Mountain blend that really hits the spot for me. Rich with almost no associated bitterness. None of the burnt-ass flavor you pay extra for from Starbucks.

I understand pure Jamaican Blue is better, but that's a price point I can't rationalize when I'm so happy with this stuff.

What gets you guys revved up and on track for non-rack time?


Posted by: Open Blogger at 06:38 AM




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1 Yay! New thread smell!

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 15, 2015 06:41 AM (3HxZe)

2 I think it matters more with what you cook your coffee with than any one coffee bean selection. I use a home version of the BUNN coffee maker.

Posted by: Joel at March 15, 2015 06:42 AM (7x/KZ)

3 In the morning I like to drink the tepid blood of my enemies.

Posted by: Hillary! at March 15, 2015 06:43 AM (FCsIb)

4 I like Blue Mountain, Kona and Kenyan AA. All good choices in the morning.

Posted by: MTF at March 15, 2015 06:45 AM (FCsIb)

5 Good Morning Morons. Today is Sunday, March 15, 2015. On this day in 1956 Lerner and Lowe's musical My Fair Lady began its long time run on Broadway. It was one the most successful musical plays of all time. It was later made into a movie in 1964, which was also a smash hit. Good luck on ever getting another one like this one.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:46 AM (wlDny)

6 MD has no opposition Party either.


Rep. Andy Harris is considered the first in line, as the only Maryland Republican in Congress.



http://fxn.ws/1BH2p6n

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:47 AM (wlDny)

7 The US embassy in Saudi Arabia has been shut down due to a car bomb threat.


http://fxn.ws/1xoEnbg

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:47 AM (wlDny)

8 Power Ball winner loses his ticket and defaults on claiming the $1M prize.


http://fxn.ws/1bacPS9

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:47 AM (wlDny)

9 A sign of the times. Tech bosses in Silicon Valley are added to the list of people who require privacy agreements on home repairs. In the old days such a thing would have never been needed. People who did home service would have never thought of revealing things about their clients. First off, people were more honest and ethical then, and second, they knew that if they became a blabber mouth such jobs would disappear from their list of clients.


http://nyti.ms/1xoFmYR

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:48 AM (wlDny)

10 The Hill: Battle Brewing in Congress Over NASA funding. Senate Republicans want the funding to change back to reflect NASA's original purpose, space exploration. Of course the Democrats want to continue pushing money for NASA in so-called green earth projects like the phony global warming scam. What's the big deal? In the end McConehead will cave and give the commies everything they want and more. They have set aside a special room in the Senate Office building now with a special stool for him to bend over and yell "thank you sir may I have another".


http://bit.ly/1MAXsj7

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:48 AM (wlDny)

11 WaPo: Jeb used private e-mail to discuss sensitive subjects such as troop movements and security at Nuclear Power plants. Jebbie; need I remind you that although you are a RINO you still have an "R" after your name. Security at Nuclear Plants is protected under federal law and is classified as "safeguards information". If I am not mistaken if you revealed such information in a public forum or to people who were not cleared it is a felony. With that "R" you are not protected from legal ramifications.


http://wapo.st/1wKaVBh

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:48 AM (wlDny)

12 Another great foreign policy win for old Muley's State Department as they try to show muzzies in a positive light.


http://bit.ly/1BG9FhQ

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:48 AM (wlDny)

13 FLAMING SKULL


The Iranian rat face is behind the "leak about Scankles' illegal email. I have always said this was an inside job by Democrats who hate her. But this goes straight to Obama.


http://bit.ly/1FiaoIf

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:49 AM (wlDny)

14 And despite all this, the Soros funded tax free group Media Matters is backing Scankles' to the hilt for President in 2016. This is a violation of IRS rules. When asked about it a spokesman for the IRS said it is rare for the IRS to seek prosecution for violation of this. The only case he could site was of course one involving a Republican leaning outfit.


http://bit.ly/1ba18Lo

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:49 AM (wlDny)

15 In testimony before congress the Army leadership says they are severely hampered by extreme budget cuts since the Choom took over. These reflect Obama priorities; do everything you can to weaken the US militarily while spending trillions on social welfare and phony energy scams for Obama cronies.


http://bit.ly/1Cio9b3

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:49 AM (wlDny)

16 On this day in history, Caesar got a tyrant's due. Everyone who wanted to restore the Republic couldn't agree on how to proceed, and Octavian eventually wiped them all out.

What lesson can we learn from this? If we do not hang together, we will certainly be hanged separately.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 15, 2015 06:50 AM (3HxZe)

17 Obama's amnesty program is fraught with corruption and fraud due to either rank incompetence or criminal participation (you decide).


http://bit.ly/1EOpR4k

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:50 AM (wlDny)

18 Jihadi John still is allowed access to his British bank account. He probably still gets welfare too.


http://bit.ly/1CioCK9

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:50 AM (wlDny)

19 Jury stacking and judge shopping result in a completely ludicrous verdict in a NC murder case. Forget the "Twinkie defense", we now have the "murder while sleep walking" defense. The judge helped when the jury asked to be able to go with manslaughter after weighing the defense's so-called "expert witness" testimony. The judge said no. (so is this the judge or the stupid DA?)


http://bit.ly/1HTTWOc

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:50 AM (wlDny)

20 Hamid Karzai gives $5M cash from the CIA to terrorists. Another great foreign policy win for Muley and the Choom.


http://bit.ly/1Fj2put

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:50 AM (wlDny)

21 Sen. David Vitter gave a speech on the Senate floor calling on Congress to end the practice of birthright citizenship, arguing that "no sane country" would allow it for the children of illegal immigrants.


Vitter ended the remarks Thursday by saying he was actually quoting an old speech by Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who now opposes ending birthright citizenship. Reid had slammed Vitter over the issue the previous day.



As I posted yesterday(?), there are only two countries in the entire world who do this, the US and Canada. There actually is NOTHING in the constitution or case law that supports this insane policy.


But I guess Vitter's intention here was to demonstrate what raving hypocrites the Democrats are. He must know his chances of passing this law are zero.


http://bit.ly/18rjxBE

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:51 AM (wlDny)

22 The Rev AL must be giving thanks to the Choom and his unindicted felon lackey heading the DOJ. Police officer killings are up 50% this year.


http://bit.ly/1xoJRm5

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:51 AM (wlDny)

23 ValJarJar and the Obamas are so used to their petulance being an accepted thing that they may be surprised someone (like, say, Bill Clinton) can fight back. One hopes so, anyway.

Posted by: MTF at March 15, 2015 06:51 AM (FCsIb)

24 Yes Senator Choom violated the Logan act under the evil Bush by sending a live emissary to Iran to lobby for them not to make a "deal" with Bush. Of course, he probably only just learned about this from TV news.


http://bit.ly/1MCxSIK

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:51 AM (wlDny)

25 More and more restaurants in Seattle are closing down in anticipation of the $15/hr minimum wage requirement that goes into effect on April Fool's Day.


http://bit.ly/1EOttTN

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:51 AM (wlDny)

26 A UCLA professor who exposed fraud in CA's AGW research for its draconian laws was fired. He sued, CA taxpayers punished after OOC settlement.


http://bit.ly/1MCyiip

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:52 AM (wlDny)

27 I am shocked and aghast, the NYPD has classified a throat slashing by a black on a white as a hate crime and are "looking" for the suspect. Odds are he will get probation. Where is Al and Holder? Oh, that's right, they are too busy out there ginning up these types of hate crimes.


http://bit.ly/1Ciro29

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:52 AM (wlDny)

28 And the Ferguson Mayor fires back at the unindicted felon Holder.


http://bit.ly/1Fj6NKb

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:52 AM (wlDny)

29 25 More and more restaurants in Seattle are closing down in anticipation of the $15/hr minimum wage requirement that goes into effect on April Fool's Day.


http://bit.ly/1EOttTN
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:51 AM (wlDny)

Gee, there's a surprise. Votes have consequences. Who knew?

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 15, 2015 06:52 AM (3HxZe)

30 The Kelly File files a FOI suit to get the Scankles' OF-109 form. I expect they will get years of foot dragging and countless lies about it being "lost".


http://bit.ly/1FnKTpt

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:53 AM (wlDny)

31 An interesting historical explanation of the Supreme Court, Andrew Jackson, and the Cherokee tribe on the feminazi call for putting commie women on the $20 bill to replace Jackson.


http://bit.ly/1FnLAiw

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:53 AM (wlDny)

32 Jebbie doubles down on his support of the Democrat Gang of 8 Amnesty bill. I don't expect RINO Rubio to challenge him on this.


http://bit.ly/1GBEzZD

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:53 AM (wlDny)

33 When are we going to quit allowing "immigrants" from countries that support muzzie terrorists? Nevaah! Scream the Demoncraps.


http://bit.ly/1MC7d0u

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:53 AM (wlDny)

34 The State of TX government is now assuming control of the Alamo from the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.


http://bit.ly/1HTV2JG

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:54 AM (wlDny)

35 WaEx: 21 Democommies who could take Scankle's place in 2016.


http://washex.am/1Civmb8

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:54 AM (wlDny)

36 Looks like Obama's illegal amnesty court battle will have to go to the Supreme Court to get they TX judge's halt lifted. He will depend on the swing justice and Roberts to get his way. That is if he is able to get a rush job through all the appellate courts to get it to the Supremes before his ass is sent packing.


http://washex.am/1BHhjK0

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:54 AM (wlDny)

37 The WaEx is going to have to look at what its minions are smoking outside on their smoke breaks. Here one says MM could lose their tax-free status for pushing Scankles 2016 campaign. Hahhahahahaha


http://washex.am/1NWWoI6

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:55 AM (wlDny)

38 The EPA is looking at costly backyard BBQ rules now for your grills. Hopefully these criminals will be gone before they can get this done.


http://washex.am/1Dn0032

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:55 AM (wlDny)

39 Heritage looks at Obama's illegal lawfare against private companies he doesn't like and their "settlements" that funnel money to liberal crony groups.


http://dailysign.al/1MCajl7

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:55 AM (wlDny)

40 The Daily Deals


http://amzn.to/1wLjbB5


That's it for today folks.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:56 AM (wlDny)

41 38 The EPA is looking at costly backyard BBQ rules now for your grills. Hopefully these criminals will be gone before they can get this done.

http://washex.am/1Dn0032
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:55 AM (wlDny)

Anything that reminds people of when this was a free country and they could just go out and do something without the government weighing in first is in their crosshairs.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 15, 2015 06:56 AM (3HxZe)

42 I am one of those barbarians that prefer generic instant coffee.

Sue me.


Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell at March 15, 2015 06:56 AM (C8x6r)

43 Try getting an Aeropress (about $25 on Amazon). I use that with Costco "Roasted by Starbucks" coffee, which is pretty cheap (about $5-$6 a pound). I grind the coffee using a cheap ($50 at Bed Bath and Beyond) Cuisinart burr grinder and get great results. The combination of the burr grinder and Aeropress gets you very smooth coffee. Best I've ever had at home.

Posted by: Chris not rock at March 15, 2015 06:56 AM (kdNuV)

44 39 Heritage looks at Obama's illegal lawfare against private companies he doesn't like and their "settlements" that funnel money to liberal crony groups.

http://dailysign.al/1MCajl7
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:55 AM (wlDny)

It's corruption all the way down with these assholes.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at March 15, 2015 06:58 AM (3HxZe)

45 I tried a bunch of cheap things like 8 o'clock varieties, Folgers,
etc..., but none of it was really working for me. I mean, yeah, the
caffeine was there, and that's the main point of it all, but the flavor
was lacking.



I like standard old Maxwell House. My wife got me some expensive stuff from Hawaii one year for Christmas. It was good but not so much better than the regular stuff to justify the cost. If I recall it was $25 per bag which wasn't even a full pound.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:58 AM (wlDny)

46 Ah, Manhattan Transfer. I have their greatest hits album and their Christmas Album. I have a sad though, one of their founding members died a few months ago.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 07:00 AM (wlDny)

47 Chock Full O' Nuts. Too tired for a verb.

Posted by: fluffy at March 15, 2015 07:00 AM (Ua6T/)

48 Seaport Between Roast is my favorite coffee. I have made it since I was a teenager. My grandfather boiled up Dark Roast until it was sludge, added milk, and fed it to us when we were grade schoolers. It smells like morning to me.

Posted by: Lester at March 15, 2015 07:05 AM (2UPXV)

49 Dunkin Donuts blend in a percolator. Plenty of flavor without that acidic, burnt taste Starbucks seems to think is desirable. I'll have to check out that Costco Jamaican you mentioned.

Sure is nice to be able to enjoy the taste of coffee and not use it to stay awake for 18 and 20 hour days anymore.

Posted by: JTB at March 15, 2015 07:13 AM (FvdPb)

50 Folger's Columbian is good enough for me.

Thanks for the news Vic. All of the Bradford Pears in this area are all in bloom.

Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at March 15, 2015 07:16 AM (V70Uh)

51 13 FLAMING SKULL
The Iranian rat face is behind the "leak about Scankles' illegal email. I have always said this was an inside job by Democrats who hate her. But this goes straight to Obama.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:49 AM (wlDny)

This is the feel-good story of the day, maybe of the year. The best part was Hillary being invited to the White House for a private meeting and winding up being confronted with Jugears, Moochelle and Rat Face. It's just like a TV show version of presidential politics.

Posted by: Caliban at March 15, 2015 07:16 AM (3GFMN)

52 >>> Dunkin Donuts blend

It was around 1990 that DD bought up a competing chain and you could find two DD within sight of each other.

Posted by: fluffy at March 15, 2015 07:20 AM (Ua6T/)

53 50
Thanks for the news Vic. All of the Bradford Pears in this area are all in bloom.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at March 15, 2015 07:16 AM (V70Uh)

Everybody else's but mine are blooming here now.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 07:23 AM (wlDny)

54 27 >> I am shocked and aghast, the NYPD has classified a throat slashing by a black on a white as a hate crime...

Actually, the suspect was described as Hispanic.

When I'm out of fresh ground coffee, I like Hills Brothers Medium Roast. I have a rather large canned supply; if civilization ends I'll still have coffee for years. Unfortunately, in recent months Hills changed their blend to use more of the cheaper arabica beans.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 15, 2015 07:24 AM (BR0Ot)

55 54 When I'm out of fresh ground coffee, I like Hills
Brothers Medium Roast. I have a rather large canned supply; if
civilization ends I'll still have coffee for years. Unfortunately, in
recent months Hills changed their blend to use more of the cheaper
arabica beans.


Posted by: GnuBreed at March 15, 2015 07:24 AM (BR0Ot)

But he was a "white" Hispanic. Hispanic is not a race contrary to the MFM, it is a "national origin".

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 07:26 AM (wlDny)

56 French Market coffee and chicory. Nothing like it.
Frenchmarketcoffee.com

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at March 15, 2015 07:27 AM (821KH)

57 Oops, didn't copy enough of that post.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 07:27 AM (wlDny)

58 As long as this cat is in his purring, kneading trance I am stuck with you Morons.

Posted by: fluffy at March 15, 2015 07:33 AM (Ua6T/)

59 Folger's Crystal Meth.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 15, 2015 07:35 AM (UVfht)

60 Dunkin Donuts blend in a percolator. Plenty of
flavor without that acidic, burnt taste Starbucks seems to think is
desirable. Posted by: JTB at March 15, 2015 07:13 AM


Gack! DD "coffee" is pure industrial waste, seasoned with just a hint of 90-weight gear oil. It is, in fact, worse than McDonald's coffee, which I thought would always be Number One.

Perhaps the only thing I miss about California (aside from the lack of snow) is Cafe La Llave, an inexpensive but ambrosial brew that was fairly easy to find in L.A.-area supermarkets. The best evah.

Maxwell House (what I drink now) is sorta generic, but far superior to DD.

Posted by: MrScribbler at March 15, 2015 07:37 AM (P8YHq)

61 Morning all.
Coffee ha? I love me some coffee.

My youngest daughter's boyfriend, whom I am less than thrilled with, won the top of the line Keurig for Hanukah and he gave it to us. So for one month I said nothing bad about him. And I do love my Keurig.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 15, 2015 07:37 AM (nzKvP)

62 History trivia: OTD in 1493 Columbus returned to Spain from his first trip to the new world.

Folger's in a $20 drip coffee maker for everyday; Dunkin Donuts now and then.

I'd like an old-fashioned percolator just for the memories; coffee has a sound while it brews.


Posted by: Retread at March 15, 2015 07:38 AM (px8hG)

63 Posted by: MrScribbler at March 15, 2015 07:37 AM (P8YHq)


I get DD Cappuccino every AM on the way to work. And a Starbucks Cappuccino every morning when I am in Uniform. Each is location dependent. Both work for me

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 15, 2015 07:39 AM (nzKvP)

64 "On this day in 1956 Lerner and Lowe's musical My Fair Lady began its long time run on Broadway."

Ha. Just yesterday morning, I sang some line from the musical, and Milady asked what that was from. I said, must be time to watch My Fair Lady again. For poor Julie Andrews's ripped-off singing.

My folks saw the play, I think. Growing up, I recall the odd LP album cover, by Hershfeld - I think that's the name - cartoonist who always worked his daughter Nina's name into his work. Didn't know what MFL was about until I saw the movie.

One of very few musicals I can tolerate. This, Fiddler, and, um... hm, that's about it.

Musical Morning, Glories!

Posted by: mindful webworker - musical chairman at March 15, 2015 07:39 AM (7OF+y)

65 Ah my cuppa Maxwell House and shit on a shingle for breakfast this morning after putting together the links for today.


As for the blooming Bradford Pears, it is supposed to be a good day here today. 77F and mostly sunny. I may have to retire to the porch rocker after the book thread this morning so I can bask in the blooming trees. All that cold wet winter was getting damn old.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 07:40 AM (wlDny)

66 Maxwell House Colombian is my usual, unless I splurge.

Posted by: kraki at March 15, 2015 07:41 AM (krvsp)

67 My favorites are Costa Rican Tarrazu, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe and Guatemalan Antigua. Less costly and superior to Jamaican Blue Mountain, Kona and Kenyan which don't earn their high price tag, to me.

Posted by: waelse1 at March 15, 2015 07:42 AM (x+P8L)

68 My favorite coffee is the one I am able to drink before anyone else wakes up or talks to me and bothers me.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 15, 2015 07:43 AM (nzKvP)

69 8 O'Clock Dark Italian whole bean.
Freshly ground in the Breville Smart Grinder
Brewed in the Technivorm Mocamaster.


Very expensive equipment, used to brew a very inexpensive bean.

Go figure.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 15, 2015 07:43 AM (j3OmN)

70 55 Sure, you can be Hispanic and be white; Castilians are of pure Spanish stock. There are many native South American Hispanics, and then lots of blends. But when you shout "I'm gonna kill you white boy" the suspect has identified a hate based upon race, no matter his heritage.

And please note, I'm no expert on Hispanic origins and don't mean to offend anyone; if I have it wrong then please correct and enlighten me.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 15, 2015 07:44 AM (BR0Ot)

71 Hey everyone see the headlines the it was jarrett the farrett is peeing on hillary. Good stuff when the liberals have a cat fight.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 15, 2015 07:45 AM (nzKvP)

72 70 But when you shout "I'm gonna kill you white boy" the suspect has identified a hate based upon race, no matter his heritage.

And
please note, I'm no expert on Hispanic origins and don't mean to offend
anyone; if I have it wrong then please correct and enlighten me.


Posted by: GnuBreed at March 15, 2015 07:44 AM (BR0Ot)

That was the basis for the NYPD calling this a hate crime. However, the last call will be made by the prosecuting DA who could change it at his whim.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 07:46 AM (wlDny)

73 71
Hey everyone see the headlines the it was jarrett the farrett is peeing
on hillary. Good stuff when the liberals have a cat fight.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 15, 2015 07:45 AM (nzKvP)


See #13 above

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 07:47 AM (wlDny)

74 My favorite coffe is a blend put together myself.

I take a pound of fresh ground donut house coffee and mix it with a quarter pound vanilla creme brle flavored coffee and kapow!!

Dynamite cup of coffee.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 15, 2015 07:47 AM (oz6H4)

75 Peet's Coffee - Major Dickason's Roast. I can find it at the local grocery store (in FL) and in the local USAF commissary.

@43 is right, too: the Cuisinart burr grinder is terrific. I set it to a course grind and brew the coffee in a french press. Perfect every time.

Posted by: MArkW at March 15, 2015 07:47 AM (8l3kQ)

76 wegmans lite coffee does it for me

less acidity and half caffeine

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at March 15, 2015 07:48 AM (Cq0oW)

77 See #13 above
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 07:47 AM (wlDny)

Yup, she, Fredo, and holder are the 3 nastiest pricks in the deck

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 15, 2015 07:49 AM (nzKvP)

78 wegmans lite coffee does it for me

less acidity and half caffeine
Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at March 15, 2015 07:48 AM (Cq0oW)

Half caffeine? What's that called, because it is not coffee

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 15, 2015 07:50 AM (nzKvP)

79 My favorite coffee is the one I am able to drink before anyone else wakes up or talks to me and bothers me.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 15, 2015 07:43 AM (nzKvP)


Best I've ever had.

Posted by: BignJames at March 15, 2015 07:51 AM (Eo86b)

80 78 Half caffeine? What's that called, because it is not coffee

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 15, 2015 07:50 AM (nzKvP)

The best coffee I ever had was what we brewed down in the engine room on the Enterprise. That Navy coffee was some good shit and you could trade those huge 20lb tins for anything when in the yards.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 07:52 AM (wlDny)

81 "Half caffeine? What's that called, because it is not coffee'

Some things should be left as God intended them to be.

Posted by: Bruce Jenner at March 15, 2015 07:54 AM (j3OmN)

82 Dear Val,

I got your recent love letter and I will never forget it. I'd like to remind you that *I* have SS protection for life; yours runs out in January 2017.

Kisses,

Posted by: Hillary! at March 15, 2015 07:55 AM (BR0Ot)

83 "you could trade those huge 20lb tins for anything when in the yards."
No kidding.
In the yards, those tins were the common currency.

Same with the old SIMAs.

Submit a 2-Kilo, and maybe get the work picked up.
Walkt to SIMA carrying a tin, and NO paperwork?

In like Flint.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 15, 2015 07:57 AM (j3OmN)

84 I pray and wish, and would pay anything to see, hillary drop the duce on Fredo and jarrett the farrett

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 15, 2015 07:57 AM (nzKvP)

85 Who's running Russia?

Posted by: Bruce J. at March 15, 2015 07:57 AM (iQIUe)

86 out of curiosity
http://is.gd/c6VEjV

"can you re roast coffee?"

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at March 15, 2015 07:57 AM (Cq0oW)

87 Who's running Russia?
Posted by: Bruce J. at March 15, 2015 07:57 AM (iQIUe)


No doubt people who love Mother Russia. Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 15, 2015 07:58 AM (nzKvP)

88 Did MP4 Give up the ship? Always look forward to those stories of the pop culture of yesteryear.

Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell at March 15, 2015 07:59 AM (GoyxN)

89 Where I worked, the secretary that made the coffee would make it so damn weak there was no flavor. Another guy and I would be in earlier then her, and make it just a little bit stronger. She would complain about it being soooooo strong. I told her to just put a little bit of hot water in it to tame it. This was too hard for her to do I guess. But, she had no problem putting in 4 spoons of coffemate (crap) and 3 sugars into the weak cup swill she would make before she drank it.

The good thhing was, we three were the only ones that would keep the pot and area clean. Everyone else treated it like their mother worked there.

Posted by: Bruce at March 15, 2015 07:59 AM (8ikIW)

90 The best coffee I ever had was what we brewed down
in the engine room on the Enterprise. That Navy coffee was some good
shit and you could trade those huge 20lb tins for anything when in the
yards.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 07:52 AM (wlDny)

With some effort, I bet you could find out who the supplier to the Navy was.
Maybe the federal government would actually enjoy getting FOI request for such innocent information.

Posted by: Retread at March 15, 2015 08:00 AM (px8hG)

91 When I was up at Groton there was this LT who made the strongest coffee I ever had. loved it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 15, 2015 08:01 AM (nzKvP)

92 Coffee - I like dark roast coffee.
I got a coffee grinder (just a cheap blade grinder) for mysrlf last Christmas, so now I can grind beans.
I don't like Starbucks (tastes burnt) or Dunkin Donuts (tastes muddy)

Posted by: @votermom at March 15, 2015 08:01 AM (ycDMa)

93 >>Half caffeine? What's that called, because it is not coffee


its called reflux

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at March 15, 2015 08:01 AM (Cq0oW)

94 >> "can you re roast coffee?"

I've long been curious as to why no one has bred for higher caffeine content in coffee beans, I mean, look at pot; a bud these days has more THC than hash did back in the 70s.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 15, 2015 08:01 AM (BR0Ot)

95 "With some effort, I bet you could find out who the supplier to the Navy was."

FSCM (Federal Stock Code for Manufacturers ) showed that it was usually Maxwell House, back in the day.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 15, 2015 08:02 AM (j3OmN)

96

DAY 858

605 to go (678 to Inauguration Day 2017)


Muzzies, Marxists, Maoists, Mau-Maus, MFM's, Moochelle, Mao-suits, McCain's, McConnell's, machiavellian Mississippi mudslingers, McAuliffe's, Maduro's, MIRV's, Mexifornians, menacing Mozillan 'mo's, Mugwumps, mutants, malcontents, malthusians, maniacs, malignant medical mandates, martial law, miscreants, microagressors, minions, maladjusted masochistic multiculturalists, momzers, mamalukes, mooks, mopes, mariuoli, meeskeits, maricons, marauders, malodorous militants, menstruating mons veneri, malfunctioning Moron microsites and miscellaneous meshugas notwithstanding.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:04 AM (CMkNk)

97 25 More and more restaurants in Seattle are closing down in anticipation of the $15/hr minimum wage requirement that goes into effect on April Fool's Day.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:51 AM (wlDny)



So the joke's on them, huh?

Posted by: rickl at March 15, 2015 08:04 AM (sdi6R)

98
Ugh. Woke up at 5 and fed the cats. One cup of coffee and I was out like a light!

Sleepy Time Coffee. Ahhh. . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:05 AM (CMkNk)

99 Shit all this shop talk makes re realize I need to so a shit load of Navy Paper Work today. Fuck

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 15, 2015 08:06 AM (nzKvP)

100 So help me out on the Seattle thing.
Does this mean that the Wait Staff will be earning a higher hourly wage as well?
And if so, can we eliminate the 20% tip rate that keeps getting foisted upon us?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 15, 2015 08:06 AM (j3OmN)

101 Ugh. Woke up at 5 and fed the cats. One cup of coffee and I was out like a light!

Sleepy Time Coffee. Ahhh. . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:05 AM (CMkNk)

Shit you and me both. 3 Guys crying at me.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 15, 2015 08:07 AM (nzKvP)

102 So help me out on the Seattle thing.
Does this mean that the Wait Staff will be earning a higher hourly wage as well?
And if so, can we eliminate the 20% tip rate that keeps getting foisted upon us?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 15, 2015 08:06 AM (j3OmN)


I see a comeback for the 'Automat" --Hey JJ you remember those?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 15, 2015 08:08 AM (nzKvP)

103 navy paper work? they still use carbon copy?

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at March 15, 2015 08:08 AM (Cq0oW)

104 101 Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 15, 2015 08:07 AM (nzKvP)

Amazing how coffee cures my insomnia at that hour. Sort of like giving uppers to hyperactive kids?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:09 AM (CMkNk)

105 90 With some effort, I bet you could find out who the supplier to the Navy was.
Maybe the federal government would actually enjoy getting FOI request for such innocent information.


Posted by: Retread at March 15, 2015 08:00 AM (px8hG)

It is actually made by the government (or contractors) for the Navy. You can not buy it on the open market. The info is already out there.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 08:09 AM (wlDny)

106 Maxwell House may have been the company. But back in the day milspecs were very specific. So it likely wasn't the same stuff in the grocery store.

Posted by: Robinson at March 15, 2015 08:09 AM (W2Cji)

107 navy paper work? they still use carbon copy?"

Carbon paper causes Glowbull Worming.


Why do wingnutz always want to destroy the planet?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 15, 2015 08:10 AM (j3OmN)

108 navy paper work? they still use carbon copy?
Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at March 15, 2015 08:08 AM (Cq0oW)

I almost wish. Everything on the Computer and unlike hillary, much of it I have to do on my Navy.Mil Account which sucks

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 15, 2015 08:10 AM (nzKvP)

109 102 I see a comeback for the 'Automat" --Hey JJ you remember those?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 15, 2015 08:08 AM (nzKvP)

Horn and Hardardt! That and Dubrow's Cafeteria.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:10 AM (CMkNk)

110 Guatemalan Antigua or a blend called 'Taste of San Antonio' that we get from the HEB chain.

And I hope the red on red stuff between Skankles and the Ferret leads to wholesale cannibalism in the Democrat party. Hopefully they take down Captain Asshat as a shot across the bow.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 15, 2015 08:11 AM (60Vyp)

111 I see a comeback for the 'Automat" --Hey JJ you remember those?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 15, 2015 08:08 AM (nzKvP)

Horn and Hardardt! That and Dubrow's Cafeteria.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:10 AM (CMkNk)

The "youngsters" here are scratching their heads.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 15, 2015 08:12 AM (nzKvP)

112 Did you Morons know that the Republican congress revised the law for SS protection to limit it to 10 years after office for the President and family in 1994? The Democrats and Obama restored it to life.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 08:12 AM (wlDny)

113 >>So it likely wasn't the same stuff in the grocery store.

throw some 1030 weight in

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at March 15, 2015 08:12 AM (Cq0oW)

114 And if so, can we eliminate the 20% tip rate that keeps getting foisted upon us?


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

We were in Europe where there is no tipping, other then rounding up if you want. Works for me. Also, can you imagine the howling when waiters, waitresses, bus boys etc. get taxed on their full pay?

Posted by: Bruce at March 15, 2015 08:12 AM (8ikIW)

115 I've been buying the same Columbian supremo since 1975 from a couple who were roasting coffee in a very old contraption they called Madam HasBean. It smelled great, it tastes great and they built a successful business.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at March 15, 2015 08:12 AM (iKXzz)

116 I bought my husband a coffee roaster for Christmas a few years ago. He says it's the BEST gift EVAH! He now roasts his own beans to his personal preference.The device is smaller than a coffee pot and easy to use. I buy him green beans from Whole Foods or a local coffee roaster.
He does his roasting out on the back porch. There's a bit of smoke involved. Once a neighbor called 911 because he thought the house was on fire. :-) Fire rescue showed up and my dear husband made them a cup of freshly roasted coffee.

Posted by: Caunotaucarius at March 15, 2015 08:13 AM (aruDZ)

117 So it likely wasn't the same stuff in the grocery store.

throw some 1030 weight in

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at March 15, 2015 08:12 AM (Cq0oW)

and potassium nitrate

Posted by: BignJames at March 15, 2015 08:14 AM (Eo86b)

118 14 dead in twin blasts outside Pakistan church, officials says

Random targeting I am sure

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 15, 2015 08:14 AM (nzKvP)

119 "We were in Europe where there is no tipping, other then rounding up if you want. "

Our first tour of duty in Italy was like that.

Took some real getting used to, to not leave a tip.

But....we adapted.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 15, 2015 08:14 AM (j3OmN)

120
Pop (my granddad) would insist on us taking him to Dubrow's when he came to visit from Chicago. The one on Kings Highway in Brooklyn had a massive cockroach crawling across the buttered roll tray and that was it for my appetite.

Still, years later, I would have lunch at the one in the Garment Center. Last of the alta-cockers would go there, take their teeth out next to you and have a go at the stuffed cabbage.

You can't buy memories like that. **sigh**

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:14 AM (CMkNk)

121 anyway missed the parade yesterday as the kid was throwing up everything and now -the poops! yay

imma wake the wife

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at March 15, 2015 08:14 AM (Cq0oW)

122 So there you go, Vic. Maxwell House it is. Thanks, VIA.


Rumors continue re Putin:



@EuromaidanPR Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov escaped from Russia to France and refused to inform where is his President.

Posted by: Retread at March 15, 2015 08:15 AM (px8hG)

123 Gevalia House blend is really good.

Posted by: EC at March 15, 2015 08:15 AM (doBIb)

124 Obama's amnesty program is fraught with corruption and fraud due to either rank incompetence or criminal participation (you decide).


http://bit.ly/1EOpR4k
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:50 AM (wlDny)
______________________

I'll take "both" for $1000, Alex.

Why should Obama's illegal amnesty programs be any different from every other crooked and incompetently run program in his administration?

Posted by: Rambling, incoherent thought at March 15, 2015 08:15 AM (lmdHn)

125
You can't buy memories like that. **sigh**
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:14 AM (CMkNk)


That's a great line. Any idea where it came form?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 15, 2015 08:15 AM (nzKvP)

126 >>>asBean. It smelled great, it tastes great and they built a successful business

.gov must not know about them

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at March 15, 2015 08:16 AM (Cq0oW)

127 This site explains Navy Coffee


http://bit.ly/19nEOgC

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 08:17 AM (wlDny)

128 Seriously, you cant have the leader of a major power just disappear. I find it weird tht our gov hasnt said anything nor that there is no instability in the world markets.

Posted by: Bruce J. at March 15, 2015 08:17 AM (iQIUe)

129 112 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 08:12 AM (wlDny)

Somehow, this reminds me obliquely of a Soupy Sales routine.

He's the warden at a prison and just as the convict is about to be strapped in the phone rings . . .

"Yeah? Yeah? Yeah? WOW! That's great news! Fantastic! A miracle! I'll tell him right now! You called just in time!"

The convict is excited and jumping up and down says "What did the governor say?! I'm free?!"

Soupy: "No, you just won $1,000 a week for life!"


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:17 AM (CMkNk)

130 Gevalia House blend is really good.

Posted by: EC at March 15, 2015 08:15 AM (doBIb)

I like the French roast.

Posted by: BignJames at March 15, 2015 08:17 AM (Eo86b)

131 "anyway missed the parade yesterday as the kid was throwing up everything and now -the poops! yay "

At some point, you will be looking at your teenage child, and going "It was easier when it was just shitty diapers every few hours".

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 15, 2015 08:18 AM (j3OmN)

132 125
You can't buy memories like that. **sigh**
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:14 AM (CMkNk)


That's a great line. Any idea where it came form?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 15, 2015 08:15 AM (nzKvP)


I stole it from an episode of "Frasier" where Daphne is describing how her grand dad used to chase her and her brothers around the room with his false teeth, the cigar dangling from it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:19 AM (CMkNk)

133 Seriously, you cant have the leader of a major power just disappear. I find it weird tht our gov hasnt said anything nor that there is no instability in the world markets.
Posted by: Bruce J. at March 15, 2015 08:17 AM (iQIUe)

We should be so lucky

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 15, 2015 08:20 AM (nzKvP)

134 "I find it weird tht our gov hasnt said anything"

Obama is strictly nine to five.
And he doesn't do weekends.


OK....maybe ten forty five to two.
But you get my drift.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 15, 2015 08:20 AM (j3OmN)

135 I should have known better than to think even coffee would be simple if the government is involved.




Posted by: Retread at March 15, 2015 08:21 AM (px8hG)

136
Why the hell does Breitbart keep insisting that my version of Adobe Flashplayer is outdated when it ain't?!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:21 AM (CMkNk)

137 I don't drink coffee.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at March 15, 2015 08:21 AM (MMC8r)

138 The Iranian rat face is behind the "leak about Scankles' illegal email.

This could get really entertaining, really fast. I *guess* legacy media will cover this, they might not have a choice. As nasty and vindictive as President Jarrett and her butt-boy are, I don't think any of their inner circle has ended up on a DC park bench with a "self-inflicted" small caliber gun shot wound to the temple. Billy Jeff and Hillary! Rotten Crotch play for keeps.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 15, 2015 08:21 AM (5buP8)

139 134
"I find it weird tht our gov hasnt said anything"



Obama is strictly nine to five.

And he doesn't do weekends.





OK....maybe ten forty five to two.

But you get my drift.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 15, 2015 08:20 AM (j3OmN)

And rat face doesn't give a shit unless it impacts her corrupt section 8 housing slum in Chicago.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 08:22 AM (wlDny)

140 I don't drink coffee.
Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at March 15, 2015 08:21 AM (MMC8r)


So you inhale it also?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 15, 2015 08:22 AM (nzKvP)

141
Wow. Breitbart's lead article says the Ferret leaked Hilary's secret server to the NY Times as revenge for the 2014 loss.

Makes no sense.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:22 AM (CMkNk)

142 that's cool zap
i don't drink soda

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at March 15, 2015 08:23 AM (Cq0oW)

143 >>>you can't buy memories like that...

In my case it was my diabetic uncle chasing us with a big stainless steel hypodermic... Terror

Posted by: Mr. Dave at March 15, 2015 08:23 AM (iKXzz)

144
Correction at 141 - the NY POST is reporting this. Good paper.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:23 AM (CMkNk)

145 Has anyone looked for Putin on the Appalachian Trail?

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at March 15, 2015 08:23 AM (MMC8r)

146 10 The Hill: Battle Brewing in Congress Over NASA funding.
http://bit.ly/1MAXsj7

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:48 AM (wlDny)



The autoplay video at the link shows Thursday night's launch of the MMS mission, a fleet of four satellites that will fly in formation to study Earth's magnetic field and how it interacts with particles from the Sun. Sounds pretty interesting.

Here's a more detailed article about that mission:

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/03/ula-atlas-v-mms-launch/

Posted by: rickl at March 15, 2015 08:24 AM (sdi6R)

147 Wow. Breitbart's lead article says the Ferret leaked Hilary's secret server to the NY Times as revenge for the 2014 loss.

Makes no sense.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:22 AM (CMkNk)


Yeah I didn't get that part either, but it goes on to say that they think hillary is not "left" enough and would rather see another pinko to succeed them. What a bunch of arrogant scumbags

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 15, 2015 08:24 AM (nzKvP)

148 143 >>>you can't buy memories like that...

In my case it was my diabetic uncle chasing us with a big stainless steel hypodermic... Terror
Posted by: Mr. Dave at March 15, 2015 08:23 AM (iKXzz)


I worked one summer in the kitchen at my summer camp and this psycho chef, Crazy Joe, used to chase us around the kitchen waving a meat cleaver when he got pissed at us. Comical because he had early stage Parkinson's.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:25 AM (CMkNk)

149 Coffee?

Dear friends, I have a confession to make I pray will not cost me my Moron Manhood card. Last fall, when I became seriously ill for several weeks - you don't wanna know - but in the course of that, I quit my nightly wine, and forewent coffee. For the next several months.

I eased back into coffee with a glass of hot, sweet milk and a dash of coffee. Finally, only just this week, I'm back to drinking too many cups of black, the way I like it.

I'm happy with the middling-brand Mexican or Columbian blends from the grocery store. Wife and daughter like to indulge in Whole Foods beans. Let's see what we've got here: Pacific Rim Vienna Roast. Whatever. Tastes like coffee. Good water and fresh grind are what I most care about.

I'm so old I remember when you could reliably get a cup of good coffee at any McDonald's.

Posted by: mindful webworker - call me buzzy at March 15, 2015 08:25 AM (7OF+y)

150 Makes no sense.

I'm scratching my head over motive too. When lefties turn on each other though, it's usually gnarly. See: Stalin, Purges.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 15, 2015 08:27 AM (5buP8)

151 Yeah I didn't get that part either, but it goes on to say that they think hillary is not "left" enough and would rather see another pinko to succeed them. What a bunch of arrogant scumbags
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 15, 2015 08:24 AM (nzKvP)


That is my theory, along with the fact they never liked the Clinton's to begin with and they are at least 10 years past their expiration date with the LIV crowd. Her hideous record will also sink her if the GOP somehow fail to nominate another Mitt/McStain/Dole/Ford.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:27 AM (CMkNk)

152 I second that the best coffee being the one you get to drink before anyone else is up.

First ace starts talking up voting democrat, now commentors are dissing dunkin donuts. There is only so much a moron can bear.

Everyone loves the coffee they first started drinking. for me it was dunkin donuts at 4:30 AM delivering milk with my father. I was 10 and the only payment I got was being allowed to drink coffee well before my age. it was worth it.

Posted by: Gentlemen, This is democracy manifest at March 15, 2015 08:28 AM (LWu6U)

153 they think hillary is not "left" enough

Imagine how far Left that places them.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at March 15, 2015 08:28 AM (MMC8r)

154 149 Posted by: mindful webworker - call me buzzy at March 15, 2015 08:25 AM (7OF+y)


Believe it or not, Dunkin Donuts' coffee at the shop is quite good IF the help brew it properly and its fresh.

I like Whole Foods Italian or French Roast but find I use quite a bit to make it strong enough.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:28 AM (CMkNk)

155 I am drinking coconut-flavored Dunkin Donuts this morning. Seriously. Much better than it sounds. I was just feeling adventurous in the grocery store a few days ago.

Posted by: Emily at March 15, 2015 08:29 AM (7Rn+/)

156 149>> Whenever I have to travel, I usually buy Big M Supper Club coffee. I don't buy Starbucks anymore.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 15, 2015 08:29 AM (60Vyp)

157 I'm so old I remember when you could reliably get a cup of good coffee at any McDonald's.
Posted by: mindful webworker - call me buzzy at March 15, 2015 08:25 AM (7OF+y)

funny you should say that. The coffee at DD or Starbucks is pretty uniform no matter where you get it, like it or not. But at MacD's ya never know what your going to get. Sometimes it is good, sometimes ok, and sometimes G-F awful. The people they employ there must be the bottom of the barrel.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 15, 2015 08:29 AM (nzKvP)

158
Also, Costa Rican coffee is fantastic. My favorite when I can get it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:29 AM (CMkNk)

159 Sefton: Did you win that powerball ticket?

Posted by: Bruce J. at March 15, 2015 08:30 AM (iQIUe)

160 Thank you for that wonderful song-Manhattan Transfer is one of my favorite groups.

As for coffee-we drink Jakob and Dallmayr. Dallmayr Ethiopian is the very, very best coffee I have ever had-the stuff that rats poop out nothwithstanding. But For everyday coffee, Jakob is somewhat affordable, and so, so good.

The website GermanDeli carries a large variety of German coffees, as well as other yummy German treats ( their holiday selection of candies is quite impressive, especially if you have been stationed in Germany/Eastern Europe and have developed a taste for good chocolate and local brats.) But we have found Jakob at Wegmans, here in NoVA. I highly, highly recommend it.

Posted by: Moki at March 15, 2015 08:31 AM (bAB8f)

161 I think they are afraid that cankles knows too much and can damage the jug eared brand.

They want to take her down before she starts campaigning as "change" and cutting the jef legacy of lies to pieces.

Posted by: Gentlemen, This is democracy manifest at March 15, 2015 08:31 AM (LWu6U)

162 I had tried getting whole beans and grinding them myself. Then, on a cold and snowy morning, the grinder broke.....AHHHhhhhhhh.
Now, I just buy small amounts of beans I grind at the store.

Posted by: Bruce at March 15, 2015 08:31 AM (8ikIW)

163 But at MacD's ya never know what your going to get. Sometimes it is good, sometimes ok, and sometimes G-F awful.

That's pretty much true for McDonald's overall.

Posted by: Zap Rowsdower at March 15, 2015 08:31 AM (MMC8r)

164 Coffee? Instant.


Taster's Choice or Nescafe. Raised on the stuff.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 15, 2015 08:32 AM (52XZr)

165 Cankles (Saudi) vs Ferret (Iranian)

Posted by: Mr. Dave at March 15, 2015 08:33 AM (iKXzz)

166 I can easily see the commies in Seattle doubling down and heavily subsidizing the downtown store that are closing.

The one thing you never are going to see is for them to admit reality and reverse course.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 15, 2015 08:34 AM (BJLGz)

167 And no mention of Choc-full-O-nuts?

Not even from JJ?

They used to be the gold standard.

Posted by: Gentlemen, This is democracy manifest at March 15, 2015 08:34 AM (LWu6U)

168 back in the day when I spent a lot of time in Israel, nescafe or even "Mud" coffee was just fine with me. And if your don't know what "Mud" coffee is, your missed out on life

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 15, 2015 08:34 AM (nzKvP)

169 Taster's Choice or Nescafe. Raised on the stuff.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill

My farmer uncle would drink Nescafe. Brewed with hot tap water. With condensed milk in it.

Posted by: Bruce at March 15, 2015 08:35 AM (8ikIW)

170 After a trip to visit some in-laws I became a fan of Yuban. I was a Folgers guy before, but there's something about Yuban that I really liked.

I'm not really that picky with coffee as long as it has enough caffeine to get the job done.

Posted by: digitalbrownshirt at March 15, 2015 08:36 AM (IbjZr)

171 No mention of chicory yet?


Odd.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 15, 2015 08:36 AM (j3OmN)

172 chicory and chock full o nutz were both mentioned

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at March 15, 2015 08:37 AM (Cq0oW)

173 Has anyone looked for Putin on the Appalachian Trail?




Posted by: Zap Rowsdower





No, but one rumor has him in Switzerland where his girlfriend gave birth to a daughter a few days ago, so yeah, nookie is involved.

Posted by: Retread at March 15, 2015 08:38 AM (px8hG)

174 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqHGuv_-DFA

chock-full-O-nuts jingle

Posted by: Gentlemen, This is democracy manifest at March 15, 2015 08:38 AM (LWu6U)

175 162>> Then, on a cold and snowy morning, the grinder broke.....AHHHhhhhhhh.

True story: We were going to Mexico one morning and of course we have to be at the airport at 0400. And the power goes out. So we broke a dive light to assemble and start the Coleman camp stove and to crush beans using a mortar and pestle. Loaded the percolator and viola!

THAT will wake you up and make you regular!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at March 15, 2015 08:38 AM (60Vyp)

176 I use to buy expensive beans and grind them. No more. I want my coffeee fast. I buy Yuban in giant tubs.

Posted by: Bruce J. at March 15, 2015 08:38 AM (iQIUe)

177 not easy to find chicory in the north though

think I've had it once

not memorable if so

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at March 15, 2015 08:39 AM (Cq0oW)

178 I passed through Ethiopia yesterday and yes the coffee was great and served with great ceremony. Now I'm in Cameroon and lucky to get anything.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at March 15, 2015 08:39 AM (iKXzz)

179 After my dad had an ulcer. he would drink Postum. Very odd flavor.

Posted by: Bruce at March 15, 2015 08:39 AM (8ikIW)

180 I likes my coffee like I likes my wimmins.

"Hot and black", you're thinking?

No. Of course not. I likes my coffee "cold and bitter".

The best part of the coffee experience is that moment when you're grinding the beans. After that, it all goes downhill.

I know this may be sacrilege, but about 3 years ago I gave up the whole coffee thingi, and I don't regret it at all. I was always just a 2-cups-in-the-morning coffee guy, but I sleep better and feel better overall now that I'm not addicted to that bean. But I was pretty grumpy for a couple'o days weaning myself off the stuff.

Posted by: azlibertarian at March 15, 2015 08:40 AM (QcMAt)

181 cameroon you look for cigars maybe

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at March 15, 2015 08:40 AM (Cq0oW)

182 IIRC, there was a depiction of an automat in the Agent Carter TV show. I thought that was pretty nice post-WW2 period depiction right through that series. Snappy clothes, great cars.

Posted by: mindful webworker - before my time at March 15, 2015 08:41 AM (7OF+y)

183 Does Choc-Full-O-Nuts contain chicory? I thought it did.

Posted by: Retread at March 15, 2015 08:41 AM (px8hG)

184 You can buy an espresso machine for $80. I make a quad espresso into a single coffee cup and then heavy cream. Most espresso has a very rich taste with no burnt flavor.

Posted by: Kyle at March 15, 2015 08:41 AM (7nO7U)

185 The one thing you never are going to see is for them to admit reality and reverse course.
The article about the closing of restaurants in Seattle was comedy gold. Tons of equivocation and excuse making for why all these business were shuttering. Only one vague mention of "increased operating costs" in the 14th paragraph. I honestly don't see how any service business can survive $15/hour minimum wage. Actually, I see one: jack up your prices and pass on to consumer. THEN go out of business.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 15, 2015 08:42 AM (5buP8)

186 167 And no mention of Choc-full-O-nuts?

Not even from JJ?

They used to be the gold standard.
Posted by: Gentlemen, This is democracy manifest at March 15, 2015 08:34 AM (LWu6U)


Page Morton Black:

"Chock full 'o Nuts is the heavenly coffee,
better coffee a millionaire's money can't buy . . ."


Consider me chastised.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:42 AM (CMkNk)

187 IIRC, there was a depiction of an automat in the Agent Carter TV show. I thought that was pretty nice post-WW2 period depiction right through that series. Snappy clothes, great cars.
Posted by: mindful webworker - before my time at March 15, 2015 08:41 AM (7OF+y)

The Movie CLASSIC: "That Touch of Mink" had a scene in the Automat and it also had cameo's by Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris, and Yogi Berra.

So for any boy about my age it was a classic

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 15, 2015 08:43 AM (nzKvP)

188 looking up postum on wiki

the ad campaign slogan

"There's a Reason"

mysterious

oughta use that for upcoming GOP campaigns

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at March 15, 2015 08:43 AM (Cq0oW)

189
Fellow New Yorkers will remember Savarin. Carlos Montalban (brother of Ricardo) played "El Exigente."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:44 AM (CMkNk)

190 There is no substitute for coffee. None. 'Way back when, before kids, Milady and I tried various alternatives. They were all more-or-less okay for what they were, roasted grains or whatever. But they sure weren't coffee.

Posted by: mindful webworker - before my time at March 15, 2015 08:44 AM (7OF+y)

191 Favorite coffee - Diet Mountain Dew

Posted by: perdogg at March 15, 2015 08:45 AM (1EIax)

192
To the Moron upthread inquiring as to whether or not I won Powerball:

Yes.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:45 AM (CMkNk)

193 To the Moron upthread inquiring as to whether or not I won Powerball:

Yes.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:45 AM (CMkNk)


hey remember that 50 grand you owe me?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 15, 2015 08:46 AM (nzKvP)

194 191 Favorite coffee - Diet Mountain Dew
Posted by: perdogg at March 15, 2015 08:45 AM (1EIax)


That was the choice of fellow camp director who could not drink coffee. Kept our fridge packed with it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:46 AM (CMkNk)

195 193 hey remember that 50 grand you owe me?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 15, 2015 08:46 AM (nzKvP)

Who IS this????

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:47 AM (CMkNk)

196 192


To the Moron upthread inquiring as to whether or not I won Powerball:



Yes.





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:45 AM (CMkNk)

No shit? Let me give you my email address. I have some investments in Nigeria I want to talk to you about.

A nice Jewish guy wins the Powerball? Life is not fair. I know you'll just buy another yacht and give The Prophet Ace a tip.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 15, 2015 08:48 AM (0FSuD)

197 Keurig's Green Mountain Dark Magic. I actually prefer Starbucks french roast in the K cups, it's a little intense for all the time but good to wake up with.

I used to use a Krups 12 cup drip maker, but i ended up drinking 12-14 cups a day and had a couple incidents losing my temper at work and panic attacks. i also used a one cup Bodum french press. Both of these make really good coffee, but the Krups quit after two years of daily use (the second to do this).

I looked at espresso machines, but the good ones are really expensive. The Keurig didn't cost as much as the Krups, but the cups are really expensive although not as expensive as buying a cup at work or a shop. I really like the lack of fing with the grinder and cleaning up with the Keurig. When i want a cup i can get one in a short time with no fing about.

it also has a cup you can load yourself so i can still use exotic coffees that i get from The Kaffeeklatsch ( www.kaffeeklatsch.com ), but that is too fiddly to use often.

Posted by: iowaan at March 15, 2015 08:48 AM (hXclJ)

198 WHO MOOCH THIS IS

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at March 15, 2015 08:48 AM (Cq0oW)

199 Well, congrats, JJ.


What you gonna spend your millions on?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 15, 2015 08:49 AM (52XZr)

200 It didn't take long for the Horde to start laughing at the Seattle Restaurant article on the front side bar. Most specially, the comments section.

But, I was perusing Althouses place, and it's as if the Horde has moved into her comment section.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 15, 2015 08:49 AM (j3OmN)

201
By the way Chock Full 'O Nuts was not just a coffee but a restaurant chain. I remember going there for lunch in 6th grade and having a cheeseburger, fries and chocolate shake for $1.00.

And then the day the price jumped to $1.10 and I didn't have the extra dime . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:49 AM (CMkNk)

202 IIRC, there was a depiction of an automat in the Agent Carter TV show. I thought that was pretty nice post-WW2 period depiction right through that series. Snappy clothes, great cars.

Yeah, the set designers did a great job on that show. Did automats really have waitresses as depicted though? I thought you just got food out of the compartments with coins and bused the table yourself.

Posted by: Ian S. at March 15, 2015 08:50 AM (6QHER)

203 199 Well, congrats, JJ.


What you gonna spend your millions on?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at March 15, 2015 08:49 AM (52XZr)


A ranch in Texas with 10, 20 women and let it go!!!!!
And a new Hudson with an electric shift.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:50 AM (CMkNk)

204 I am French Roast guy, but Costco makes a Pacific Bold for the Krug machines that is damn good.




Get JJ's butler to make the horde a cup.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 15, 2015 08:50 AM (0FSuD)

205 Just an FYI on flavored coffees. They are usually an inferior bean or roast with flavoring added so you can't tell it's not a good coffee to begin with. You would be better off making regular coffee and adding in your own flavoring.

I don't care for the flavored coffees myself, after one sip they taste odd to me.

Posted by: Bruce at March 15, 2015 08:52 AM (8ikIW)

206 Good luck on ever getting another one like this one.



Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:46 AM (wlDny)

I assume you are referring to his terribly un PC song.

http://tinyurl.com/ktyfodk

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 15, 2015 08:52 AM (0FSuD)

207 oh

saw fury on YouTube yesterday but it cut off during the climax

don't think i was missing a lot since it seems Tarantino was going for the war is futile trope

maybe I'll look it up again who knows

Posted by: Bigby's Knuckle Sandwich at March 15, 2015 08:53 AM (Cq0oW)

208 Just broke the seal on a bag o beans from Costa Rica, something called Britt Costa Rica Free Trade. My pards brought in from ummm Costa Rica yesterday. Almost through the first cup and I'm revving like Scott Walker's Hardtail.

We yearn for our History Channel/A@E Reality El Presidente. Motorcycle Associations cover this country like a blanket. They will fire up an electorate. Something about the bikes and the noise and power that easily swayed LIVSs will fall behind. Teaparty with teeth.

To be honest, this is where I thought it might be headed. Bikers are all that's remaining from pre-transformed America with the guts to stand up to the left.

Posted by: Anthropology Guy at March 15, 2015 08:53 AM (lPdaT)

209
I like my coffee hot and black, unlike the president.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:54 AM (CMkNk)

210 After almost a month without a day off, I have two days off next week. I still haven't had a chance to try out the new Taurus 9mm, so I might drive up into the hills of TN to see my brother and do some shooting.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 15, 2015 08:54 AM (lG2E3)

211 I don't have a very picky palate, so I try different kinds of coffee. At the moment I'm drinking Peet's Major Dickerson blend. I use a Porlex ceramic hand grinder and a Freiling french press. I only make one cup at a time, so the hand grinder is adequate. If I routinely made larger quantities I would get an electric grinder.

Posted by: rickl at March 15, 2015 08:55 AM (sdi6R)

212 Wait, JJ, the winner is getting $136,000,000




You know JJ has always been my friend, Nevergiveup, that will buy a LOT of Kosher lobsters.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 15, 2015 08:55 AM (0FSuD)

213 208 Posted by: Anthropology Guy at March 15, 2015 08:53 AM (lPdaT)


Cafe Britt is the best! I am jealous.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:56 AM (CMkNk)

214 Of course, he probably only just learned about this from TV news.


http://bit.ly/1MCxSIK
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:51 AM (wlDny)

He must be embarrassed for himself.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 15, 2015 08:56 AM (BZAd3)

215 I think someone should go over to Hot Air and post that a Moron won the Powerball, just to drive them nuts.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 15, 2015 08:57 AM (0FSuD)

216 This has something to do with monkey droppings, no?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 15, 2015 08:57 AM (F2IAQ)

217 215 I think someone should go over to Hot Air and post that a Moron won the Powerball, just to drive them nuts.
Posted by: Nip Sip at March 15, 2015 08:57 AM (0FSuD)


And that the winner bought HotAir with changes in mind . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:57 AM (CMkNk)

218
Okay this made me laugh. At AOL Puffington:

"Chief of staff Denis McDonough sent a strongly-worded letter to Congress leaders Saturday night regarding nuke talks with Iran."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:58 AM (CMkNk)

219 More and more restaurants in Seattle are closing down in anticipation of the $15/hr minimum wage requirement that goes into effect on April Fool's Day.


http://bit.ly/1EOttTN
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:51 AM (wlDny)

As a former Republican who currently has no party, I fully stand by the call for a living wage and publicly state that $15 is only the beginning. $20/hr FOR ALL.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 15, 2015 08:59 AM (BZAd3)

220 Coffee:

A bunch of stuff to try, all guaranteed to be excellent dark, rich brews:

1.) Collectivo French Roast
2.) Collectivo Dark Sumatra
3.) LocknLoad Double Barrel Black (veteran owned)
4.) Locknload Smooth Operator(veteran owned)
5.) KoffeeKlub Dark on Amazon

Google on your own and enjoy. Collectivo is a real jem. A small Milwaukee roaster that has survived in a tough market. Alas, as the name implies they are "Red" at heart, so hold your nose when you order. LocknLoad is pretty amazing though pricier. DBB has a heft caffeine load. KoffeeKlub on Amazon is a great value purchase.

Posted by: Frankns at March 15, 2015 08:59 AM (GYiI6)

221 And that the winner bought HotAir with changes in mind . . .





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:57 AM (CMkNk)

Shit, with $136 Mill, buy all of Salem.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 15, 2015 09:00 AM (0FSuD)

222 Oh, the humanity! So much bad coffee! So much bad coffee advice. I, morons and moronettes, am a Certified Coffee Snob.

Please do not Keurig: http://goo.gl/xtBTii
How to brew great coffee: http://goo.gl/PGsnlS

You're welcome. I roast my own beans, so you're on your own for finding good beans to grind.

Posted by: Shammy at March 15, 2015 09:01 AM (ptBGw)

223

Nood. Book thread.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 09:01 AM (CMkNk)

224 The EPA is looking at costly backyard BBQ rules now
for your grills. Hopefully these criminals will be gone before they can
get this done.




http://washex.am/1Dn0032



Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 06:55 AM (wlDny)



Sigh. Anyone here good at making little flags? I had in mind a simple outline of a Weber grill with the words "Come And Take It" underneath.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 15, 2015 09:01 AM (JO9+V)

225 Oh look...
A book thread

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 15, 2015 09:02 AM (j3OmN)

226 "As a former Republican who currently has no party, I fully stand by the call for a living wage and publicly state that $15 is only the beginning. $20/hr FOR ALL.

Oh hell yeah.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at March 15, 2015 09:02 AM (lG2E3)

227 219 As a former Republican who currently has no party, I fully stand by the call for a living wage and publicly state that $15 is only the beginning. $20/hr FOR ALL.
Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 15, 2015 08:59 AM (BZAd3)


Where do you think we live, Bangladesh? $110/hr.!!!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 09:02 AM (CMkNk)

228 224 Sigh. Anyone here good at making little flags? I had in mind a simple outline of a Weber grill with the words "Come And Take It" underneath.
Posted by: Count de Monet at March 15, 2015 09:01 AM (JO9+V)


I know a guy what knows a guy . . .

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 09:03 AM (CMkNk)

229 206 I assume you are referring to his terribly un PC song.

http://tinyurl.com/ktyfodk

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 15, 2015 08:52 AM (0FSuD)


Well I was talking about the whole thing but yes, that is good too.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at March 15, 2015 09:03 AM (wlDny)

230 150
Makes no sense.


I'm scratching my head over motive too.

The Clinton crowd needed to remind everyone of the massively disastrous 2014 elections for the White House. They needed to rub it in Obama the Loser's and Congressional Democrat's face again. And again. And forever. Divide and conquer works.

Posted by: Lester at March 15, 2015 09:03 AM (2UPXV)

231 Book thread up. Good, maybe this won't get seen. :/

Stop me if you've heard this one. I've seen it in various forms, but I first read it in Jewish, so I'll make my no-doubt insulting attempt to emulate that. And I'll try to shorten the joke from its traditional telling.

There's different set-ups. Here's how I read it. Moishe was a good man. (How'm I doin' so far?) He kept the commandments, attended Synagogue, did all the right stuff (help me out Jewish friends) devoutly. But Moishe always wanted to win the lottery.

This is where the longwinded part goes, talking about Moishe praying all through his long life to win the lottery, always being devout, never winning.

Finally Moishe is an old, old man and he sends his prayer heavenward, Haven't I been good, kept the Commandments, attended Synagogue, [etc.]? Why can I not win the lottery?

The heavens cloud up and darken. Lightning flashes, thunder rolls, and a mighty voice booms out,

"Moishe! Meet me half-way! Buy a ticket!"

Posted by: mindful webworker - oy! at March 15, 2015 09:05 AM (7OF+y)

232 Where do you think we live, Bangladesh? $110/hr.!!!





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 09:02 AM

My eldest son makes $114 an hour and he can barely get by. Poor kid.

Posted by: Lester at March 15, 2015 09:06 AM (2UPXV)

233 @209


This...


http://tinyurl.com/kq86cco

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 15, 2015 09:06 AM (0FSuD)

234 Something that was reported at least a month ago in Israel is now being reported on Fox -

Obama using tax dollars to get rid of Netanyahu.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 15, 2015 09:07 AM (BZAd3)

235 My cousin, who works on the web somewhere, something to do with changing the tubes, makes, on average $614.00 an hour!!!

Why can't everyone else?

Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell at March 15, 2015 09:08 AM (GoyxN)

236 My eldest son makes $114 an hour and he can barely get by. Poor kid.


Posted by: Lester at March 15, 2015 09:06 AM (2UPXV)

My son lives in NYC and he makes a lot more than that, and he really BARELY gets by. Axe JJ about apt rents in NYC.

Posted by: Nip Sip at March 15, 2015 09:08 AM (0FSuD)

237 If it's not pooped out of a civet cat's butt, it's not worth brewing.

But failing cat butt java, my favorites are from the Coffee Gallery on the north shore of Oahu - Molokai Muleskinner and Waialua Estate. They know how to roast it to within a hair of getting that burnt marshmallow taste.

They had a sign in the shop that read "Any child left unattended will be given a shot of espresso and a free dog".

Posted by: All Hail Eris at March 15, 2015 09:08 AM (KH1sk)

238 @231

I LoLed.


Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell at March 15, 2015 09:09 AM (GoyxN)

239 The EPA can have my Kingsford when they pry it out of my cold dead hand

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 15, 2015 09:11 AM (JO9+V)

240 116 I bought my husband a coffee roaster for Christmas a few years ago. He says it's the BEST gift EVAH!

I'm a home-roaster too, and I can't go back to "ordinary" coffee anymore. Some Middle Eastern grocery stores stock green coffee beans, but you can also buy online at Sweet Maria's and other places. I like really strong coffee (lots of body) so I go for Sumatran beans, roasted until they're very shiny. But if you want a REAL kick, try Indian coffee beans, at a Viennese roast. You can't drink it straight, just toss in a few spoonfuls to blend with your regular coffee beans. Wham! That stuff will wake you up for sure. You actually have to let it rest for about 4 days after roasting, so it doesn't taste too overpowering. (Gotta get busy and order some more...)

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at March 15, 2015 09:11 AM (VBbCO)

241 Tassimo makes better, more expensive, coffee than Keurig, it's the Betamax of SS coffee.

Posted by: Oldy, not so goody at March 15, 2015 09:13 AM (Tt6V6)

242 Jon Voight Sends Urgent Message to Israel (Exclusive Video)

http://commoncts.blogspot.com/2015/03/jon-voight-sends-urgent-message-to.html

Posted by: Steve at March 15, 2015 09:15 AM (akfBf)

243 Where do you think we live, Bangladesh? $110/hr.!!!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 09:02 AM (CMkNk)

Works for me.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at March 15, 2015 09:15 AM (BZAd3)

244 213 Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 15, 2015 08:56 AM (CMkNk)

Brought back 3 bags of the Britt coffee, the Free Trade (bold) along with bags of Organico Bayo Sombra and Tres Rios Valdivia. Still waiting to hear the volcano story from Thursday.

Posted by: Anthropology Guy at March 15, 2015 09:16 AM (lPdaT)

245 I drink Community Coffee Breakfast Blend.

Posted by: no good deed at March 15, 2015 09:21 AM (ZKGnj)

246 As a freshman in high school, between second period and homeroom, I followed the cool kids out to the coffee wagon parked outside. (Half the price of Starbucks across the street.) Found out only last year that he served kids the ultra-decaf and automatically milk-and-sweetened every cup. We were buzzed by a placebo.

Today, a Wawa convenience store house blend. The store is at the three-quarter mark on my walk to school, so I'm hungry and cold for the first sip. Their ground bag coffee is good in my mini-Mr Coffee.

BTW, Nero Wolfe had a whole townhouse on West 35th Street, not an apartment. The whole top floor was dedicated to growing orchids. A huge restaurant-quality kitchen on the bottom floor. Multiple guest bedrooms where clients could hide from police. And an office that could call together a dozen suspects for the unmasking of the murderer.

Posted by: Little Miss Spellcheck at March 15, 2015 09:28 AM (4pyhg)

247 The single most memorable cup of coffee I ever had in my life -- and I mean of the tens of thousands one might have, how can one be so memorable?

Dawn. Jamaica. Only the help is up. The Caribbean to the left, the Blue Mountains to the right. Tree frogs still chirping. A smiling Jamaican waiter -- and it's almost redundant in using the word 'smiling' to describe the vast majority of Jamaicans -- carries the freshly brewed Blue Mountain pot to the beverage center. Fresh cream, possibly only hours old. Fresh local cane sugar.

To a coffee drinker it simply is the ultimate.

Posted by: SE Pa Moron at March 15, 2015 09:33 AM (xQX/f)

248 When we livend in NYC, the wife bought me some "bullets" for my kuerig she found in the bargain bin at Christmas Tree Shop...spalled something like Jolt...had twice the caffeine. Also had a free supply of kuerig at the office, so that amounted to around 20 cups a day. When my heart started palpitating regularly I figured I should cut back.

Nowadays my tastes run to the dark roast variety. I like my Dunkin Donuts dark roast in my French press.

Posted by: Mongo, Pawn in Game of Life at March 15, 2015 09:38 AM (dxZgK)

249 Speaking of Free Trade, Organic, Pura Vida yada yada, some of the Costa Rican Ticos I've met roll theirs eyes discussing green in general and consider it a necessary gimmick.

Posted by: Anthropology Guy at March 15, 2015 09:38 AM (lPdaT)

250 Allegro Costa Rican or Mocha Java, brewed in a home size Bunn when entertaining guests. Brewed in a large size Espro French press when it is just me and the wife.

Fresh groung in a Capresso grinder, but I'm maybe looking to upgrade.

The Espro is the best French press out there. Double walled stainless steel pot and a double filtration system. The coffe stays HOT for a good two hours and very warm for another hour or so. The best thing is that the coffe stays fresh tasting the whole time thanks to the filtration system. Best $100 I ever spent.

Posted by: BigSteve is aTOOL at March 15, 2015 09:40 AM (ZnLu8)

251 Damn...can't type...need my first cup of the day

Posted by: Mongo, Pawn in Game of Life at March 15, 2015 09:40 AM (dxZgK)

252 Good morning! 'Been very pleased with our Nespresso Vertuoline coffee maker. It can make both American coffees and espressos. (Plus the frother they sell is awesome -- based on a magnetic stirrer, not steam.)

The pods come in different strengths. There's even one that goes to 11 -- that's what sold me! ;-)

Also, the coffee forms "crema" (foam) when it's brewed, which I like a lot.

You can make your own pods, but I haven't tried that kit yet. Maybe I will. Each pod costs about a buck.


I could never find a Keurig pod that made me happy.

Posted by: Y-not at March 15, 2015 10:02 AM (9BRsg)

253 Well, that last Nero Wolfe comment was (obviously) intended for the book thread above.

To atone, let me offer a cover of The Coffee Song from the band Skanatra: youtu.be/kqzVEG8zhlg.

Or, for you purists, the 1946 original by Sinatra. youtu.be/6E-Y9eLUOHw. The arranger/conductor, Axel Stordahl, you know better for the McHale's Navy theme.


Posted by: Little Miss Spellcheck at March 15, 2015 10:07 AM (4pyhg)

254 From the Mo Do NYT hit piece on Hillary!


"When you grin and call out to your supporters, like at the Emily's List
anniversary gala, "Don't you someday want to see a woman president of
the United States of America?" the answer is: Yes, it would be
thrilling."


My answer is: Yes, that is why I voted for that elderly jackass, John McCain in the hope that the strain of the Presidency would kill him within a year and make Sarah Palin President.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at March 15, 2015 10:24 AM (KDbAT)

255

Lavazza Super Crema, perfectly ground with a La Cimbali Max and brewed up with a Rancilio Silvia.

Anything else is just dirt-colored peasant swill.

Posted by: J. Moses Browning at March 15, 2015 10:26 AM (KkWr2)

256 Ruta Maya dark roast is excellent, and available at Costco dot com. Those organic fair-trade types may smell bad, but they know their coffee.

Posted by: SARDIver at March 15, 2015 10:30 AM (a1e7r)

257 Blue mountain blend is a real good choice, I love the stuff.
Dunkin Donuts is good. I buy my coffee via the internets at Greencastle coffee roasters in PA. Good selection, good quality. Their tea is good too.

Posted by: sarge2909 at March 15, 2015 10:38 AM (ob9ea)

258 Nood for your non-book decaffeinated needs.

Posted by: Y-not at March 15, 2015 10:49 AM (9BRsg)

259 Cafe Bustelo. Or, if splurging, Medaglia d'Oro.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at March 15, 2015 11:02 AM (TF10X)

260 Aldis Donut Shop Blend, in a French Press. Served with half and half.

Posted by: Auntie Doodles at March 15, 2015 11:02 AM (MCfBG)

261 Working through the last batch of Sweet Maria's Ethiopiques Blend roasted just short of second crack. Nice smooth flavor in my Aeropress. Got a bag of Sumatra Lintong Tano Batak to roast this weekend in my Popcorn Pumper, I'm hoping it will live up to the Sumatra I had last year which I still have dreams about. Yum!

Posted by: Socratease at March 15, 2015 11:21 AM (2GbWn)

262 Peruvian. Preferably Cajamarca either medium or dark roast, although, for a medium, it has a very deep flavor.

Posted by: Astro at March 15, 2015 11:29 AM (dqJY2)

263 Yuban is my main coffee. If I'm out, I'll drive an extra 6 miles to get Dunkin Donuts coffee, black.

If I am very rich, I will buy a half pound of Antigua. Otherwise, yeah, Yuban hits the spot.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at March 15, 2015 11:43 AM (scgac)

264 We get highlander grogg (butterscotch carmel hazelnut) from berres brothers and hermit's bold blend and midnight vigil from mystic monk coffee.

Posted by: Advo at March 15, 2015 12:11 PM (7hUS8)

265 Years ago we had a coffee at the Knott's Berry Farm hotel restaurant. Best coffee ever. Very smooth an flavorful. Turned out it was Douwe Egberts, a dutch coffee. In restaurants, it is in liquid form and has its own brew system. Also sold in Europe in markets in brick form. About the same price there as your basic market coffees. We order through Amazon, about $5 a brick.

Posted by: duke at March 15, 2015 12:23 PM (enhDu)

266 Lil late to the party but...

Ethiopian Yirgacheffe, amaaaaazing lemon aroma!
a GOOD Kona is wonderful...

Plug for a great Ebay vendor, loooow price for the good stuff, and cheap fast shipping!: bluemacawcoffeeroasters

Enjoy!

Posted by: JewishOdysseus at March 15, 2015 12:26 PM (FWwQD)

267 Coffee: I lived on it in the Oil fields, at Sea and in foreign lands. Got an education in differentiation while living in NorCal. BEST by far? Caribou Coffee's "Mahogany Blend". When the caribou's started shutting down I though I would have to have someone ship it to me, turns out you can order it from Caribou online..but don't! "Target", of all places, has it bean or ground, and for LESS than Ordering it from Caribou.

Posted by: Birddog at March 15, 2015 12:54 PM (lBE3v)

268 Seattle's Best #4 can make most mediocre coffees taste great mixed 50/50. Using that and 8 o'clock coffee right now.

Posted by: Barry at March 15, 2015 02:18 PM (4cEdi)

269 Try Trader Joe's house blend, the dark roast. Addictive.

Posted by: Joel at March 15, 2015 03:24 PM (tlsUC)

270 Cafe Bustelo seconded

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 15, 2015 06:58 PM (NaeCR)

271 VERY, VERY late to the thread but I second the Ruta Maya dark roast from Costco. The sell it locally but not at all costco's, luckily you can get a 5 lb. bag online for ~$36 including shipping. I grind the beans and brew them in my Technivorm Mochamaster, ahhhhh.

Posted by: lindafell and doesn't want to get back up at March 15, 2015 08:10 PM (LbPGR)

272 #245 said Community, same here but Dark Roast

Posted by: hurricane567 at March 15, 2015 08:19 PM (t02BS)

273 Cafe Bustelo thirded.

Haven't been disappointed with anything from Trader Joe's. I like their Costa Rica Terrazu.

I also like Marley Coffee (yes, run by a son of Bob)...they've got a Jamaican and an Ethopian, of course.

Posted by: The Osprey at March 15, 2015 09:16 PM (blW2E)

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The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
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