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View Poll Results: Retiree coffee drinking habits
I drink caffinated only 95 60.13%
I drink decaf only 11 6.96%
I drink both 30 18.99%
I don't touch the stuff 22 13.92%
Voters: 158. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-20-2015, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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AND - I went out looking at coffee makers - holy moly - the prices are crazy.
Coffee seems to taste different with different methods of making it. I really don't like the individual-cup machines, seems like a waste and I don't want heat coming in contact with the plastic containers though the taste is good. If I make coffee, I make two cups because invariably I'll have both. The drip method produces the least taste for me. I favor the perk method, and to put a fine line on it, not the electric pot perk, which I use now, but perking coffee in an old fashioned pot on a gas flame. The best coffee imo is the perked coffee in the enamel pot made over a campfire. Maybe it's the outdoor element, but there's nothing like it (along with breakfast over the fire too).
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Old 06-20-2015, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Coffee seems to taste different with different methods of making it. I really don't like the individual-cup machines, seems like a waste and I don't want heat coming in contact with the plastic containers though the taste is good. If I make coffee, I make two cups because invariably I'll have both. The drip method produces the least taste for me. I favor the perk method, and to put a fine line on it, not the electric pot perk, which I use now, but perking coffee in an old fashioned pot on a gas flame. The best coffee imo is the perked coffee in the enamel pot made over a campfire. Maybe it's the outdoor element, but there's nothing like it (along with breakfast over the fire too).
I ordered an electric perk - haven't done anything with it but take it out of the box. I guess it takes work to develop a habit. This old drip Mr. Coffee started leaking all over my counter - into the trash it went. I wonder if the neighbors would complain if I started a fire in my back yard?
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Old 06-20-2015, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I ordered an electric perk - haven't done anything with it but take it out of the box. I guess it takes work to develop a habit. This old drip Mr. Coffee started leaking all over my counter - into the trash it went. I wonder if the neighbors would complain if I started a fire in my back yard?
I have a small electric percolator. In with the ground coffee put a pinch of nutmeg or cinnamon, nice touch. I hate sweetened flavored coffees, and I never add sugar, which masks the essential coffee taste. Cream from Jersey cows, yes.
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Old 06-20-2015, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Near a river
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I guess it takes work to develop a habit.
You don't love the smell of fresh coffee early in the morning?

Is the pot stainless steel or aluminum? For me always s-s.
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Old 06-20-2015, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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[quote=newenglandgirl;40096235]You don't love the smell of fresh coffee early in the morning?


stainless and I do like the coffee smell. Have to change my inner programming.
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Old 06-20-2015, 02:01 PM
 
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You don't love the smell of fresh coffee early in the morning?


stainless and I do like the coffee smell. Have to change my inner programming.
I've heard of people trying to get OFF coffee, but never someone trying to get ON it. If you don't like it so much, why go for it? You might get addicted like I am (my Italian grandfather gave me the real deal when I was 15 and it was all downhill from there). Speaking of Italian, what an experience in Italy drinking espresso standing up at a bar. A companion, who doesn't drink coffee, decided to order "peach juice" by saying "succo di pesce." There was a burst of laughter around us. Embarrassed, he settled for expresso but the stuff nearly knocked him over.
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Old 06-20-2015, 03:11 PM
 
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For those of you with percolators, how long do you perk the coffee? Is it a stove-top or an electric percolator?

Electric and stove top will stop perking when they have perked. You don't have to time them. They both have glass knobs on top that you can see when it stops perking..
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Old 06-20-2015, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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I've heard of people trying to get OFF coffee, but never someone trying to get ON it. If you don't like it so much, why go for it? You might get addicted like I am (my Italian grandfather gave me the real deal when I was 15 and it was all downhill from there). Speaking of Italian, what an experience in Italy drinking espresso standing up at a bar. A companion, who doesn't drink coffee, decided to order "peach juice" by saying "succo di pesce." There was a burst of laughter around us. Embarrassed, he settled for expresso but the stuff nearly knocked him over.

I've read that coffee has some health benefits but the main reason is that I need a bump now and when my energy level takes a dive.
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Old 06-20-2015, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Whereever we have our RV parked
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I used to love coffee and drank it all day and night. But it started to cause hearburn, gas, and I have a condition now that coffee causes major problems for, so I swore it off. Now the stuff isn't the least bit tempting. It looks and smells nasty to me.
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Old 06-20-2015, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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I enjoy a good cup of coffee. I drink it black but have at times put some flavored cream for a change of pace. I still prefer to drink my coffee black. And I like it hot. Not lukewarm.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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