bub72ck, on 08 January 2014 - 02:55 PM, said:
fore, on 08 January 2014 - 02:44 PM, said:
highdraw69, on 08 January 2014 - 01:40 PM, said:
mr_duffer, on 05 January 2014 - 11:38 PM, said:
Costa Rican Tarrazu and Bali Blue Moon. Get these from a roastery in Tullahoma, Tenn.
just finished a tarrazu bag -- great coffee! also love costa rica la minita and jamaica blue mountain. i bought my step-dad some kopi luwak and he said it was beyond any coffee he has ever had (he's a lifelong coffee lover aged 78 who never drinks with cream or sugar)...but i can't justify $350-lb for kopi for myself
kopi luwak, for those who don't know, is made from beans that have passed thru the digestive system of a Palm-Civet. It's a cat-like tree dwelling animal in southeast Asia.
I've been intrigued by it ever since I found out what it was. I would drink it in a heartbeat given the chance. I have "bucket-list" expenses that I will splurge on if I get big paying contractss at work. This one is quite a ways down but I will get to it one day.
Been there, done that. Wasn't so impressed. It had that typical sort of mild and sweet flavour of South-East Asian coffee that I don't quite like. Vietnamese coffee is quite popular in some parts of the planet and it has that very characteristic same flavour. Laotian is also similar. Give me the strong Italian ristretto type any day.
That was before I had to quit drinking coffee. You guys are so lucky to be able to keep drinking the good stuff. I'm not sure what's happening to me but suddenly coffee started to make me really irritable and moody so, since I can't do anything in this life in moderation, I had to give up coffee altogether.
For years I would only not drink coffee when cruising or racing yachts. Since the only coffee available onboard is instant coffee it's better to not drink coffee at all than pour that garbage in the body. Oh yes, you would also need to prepare by not drinking coffee for a week before the trip - you do NOT want the withdrawal headache in the middle of a race. The glorious first cup of proper coffee after returning inshore!!!!!