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Old 01-06-2008, 04:48 AM
 
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Get the cheapest brand in the store. Use an extra 2 tablespoons to brew a pot. To the ground coffee, add 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/4 tsp cocoa powder. To each mug, add your choice of sweetener and cream or the powdered stuff and enjoy the morning in style. That's how I spell morning coffee. Keep a travel mug ready on your counter to take it with you when you have to go out. Brands mean nothing. Knowing how to make good coffee from any brand of coffee is all you need for perfect coffee.
Oooh sounds good. I like the way you spell. Anything that involves chocolate spells good to me. :P Hmm If i go make coffee now do you think DH would notice (he's the big coffee drinker).
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Old 01-06-2008, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Maine
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I am a Tim Horton guy myself. It's my life blood since I work nights. Not to mention it's the only place near the shop that's open 24 hours. But it's great stuff!!
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Old 01-06-2008, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Maine
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I've never had access to maple sap, but I do brew with anything that sounds good that day. I put dry spices in my grounds and any wet extracts go into the pot. I also put cocoa powder into the pot and cinnamon in the grounds occasionally for a Parisian hot cocoa flavor.

Yeah, I know! Flavored coffee.........what did BobTex call it........foofoo......
What kind of spices do you use?

I've never made coffee using sap but I do sweeten it sometimes with syrup.

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Really?

No one has mention Tim Hortons?
Nope, never.
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Old 01-06-2008, 07:19 AM
 
Location: Teton Valley Idaho
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my problem with Tim Hortons is simple---and pretty close to the same problem I have with Irving or Blue Canoe......I just tend to support MAINE or US when I can....I shop Canadian when I'm in Canada


isn't Tim Hortons the place where you order a LARGE coffee and get 4 oz?
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Old 01-06-2008, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Carefree, AZ
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I think we're all entitled to our own tastes and opinions. That's the purpose of a thread to discuss everyone's favorite coffee. Maybe there is something out there worth trying that I've never heard of.

And who said they prefered Starbucks?I think Starbucks is overpriced and overcommercialized.
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I received a chain letter through e-mail saying that Starbucks won't support our troops. The men and women wrote them a letter asking them to ship some coffee for Christmas since that is what they liked to drink and Starbucks said they didn't support the war and weren't going to support the troops! No coffee!
That made me so mad I have vowed never to order a cup of my favorite Carmel Apple Cider or coffee ever again from them.
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Old 01-06-2008, 08:42 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I received a chain letter through e-mail saying that Starbucks won't support our troops. The men and women wrote them a letter asking them to ship some coffee for Christmas since that is what they liked to drink and Starbucks said they didn't support the war and weren't going to support the troops! No coffee!
That made me so mad I have vowed never to order a cup of my favorite Carmel Apple Cider or coffee ever again from them.
This is a false e-mail that was sent out. Urban Legends Reference Pages: Starbucks Refuses Marines

In the response from Snopes.com the writer of the original e-mail admits he sent out an e-mail before he had done the proper research and that he now knows that Starbucks does in fact support the troops. There is also a reply from Starbucks as well. Personally we don't drink Starbucks at out house, because the DW just doesn't care for it that much. The only one she likes even a little is the whole bean Breakfast Blend.
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Old 01-06-2008, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Carefree, AZ
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Thanks for clearing that up, I usually don't believe that stuff but it sounded true.
I only ordered Starbucks for a treat but haven't drank one cup since I read that e-mail.

Whoo Hoooo now I can get a cider if they still have it
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Old 01-06-2008, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Thank You Bydand,.. I was looking for that link but, you beat me to it! "Dirty Laundry"
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Old 01-06-2008, 08:50 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport Maine
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I am reading this thread, sitting here with a cup of New England Vanilla coffee - I love flavored coffees. We bring back bags of New England coffee to savor all winter long. I also like Green Mountain flavored coffees except for the Pumpkin Pie flavor. Tried that on our way back to WV last fall and I really didn't like it a bit. Let my 88 year old father take a sip and he loved it, so he finished the cup. My personal favorite flavored coffee is New England Blueberry.
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Old 01-06-2008, 08:53 AM
 
Location: arizona
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Default coffee

I love Starbucks. Particularly their Lattes. But their plain brewed coffee is awful - bitter and acidic. I suspect that is part of their master plan - if their "cheap" plain brewed coffee is bad, then more people will order the fancier, more expensive coffee drinks.

I've had Tim Horton's coffee a few times in Ontario - too strong for me. That stuff will put starch in your shirt!
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