Enough is enough. What is the best coffee?

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I've been hearing all sorts of different brands being thrown out there talking about the best coffee. The usual Starbucks, Dunkin, etc. Which do you guys think is best to get your morning started?

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Jul 26, 2018
SillyPanda9:

I've been hearing all sorts of different brands being thrown out there talking about the best coffee. The usual Starbucks, Dunkin, etc. Which do you guys think is best to get your morning started?

Dark Magic K cups are my go to...and by go to I mean they are free at work

Aug 22, 2018

Fuck yeah

Dayman?

Jul 26, 2018

Vietnamese black coffee

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Jul 26, 2018

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Jul 26, 2018

Egg coffee though

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Jul 26, 2018

I don't drink coffee, bro.

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Jul 26, 2018

Someone wants a cookie

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Jul 26, 2018

It wouldn't go with his coffee, though.

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Jul 26, 2018

Sunlife Organics "Dawn Patrol"

Jul 26, 2018

Support your indie roaster

Jul 26, 2018

Free office "Seattle Roast" coffee

Jul 26, 2018

Philz

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Jul 26, 2018

Diner coffee. If it's not brewed on a BUNN in a glass pot, gtfo

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Jul 26, 2018

Method: pour over chemex
Beans: this Kenyan AA roast we order

Only con is the pain of making it but it definitely has more zip

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Jul 26, 2018

Switched to caffeine pills about a year ago, definitely way better because:

a) Less expensive.
b) Doesn't stain teeth.
c) Consistent.
d) Easy to avoid taking more & more each day.

Jul 26, 2018

Recommend a specific brand? How does dosage work? Take all the pills at once as if I were consuming a brewed coffee with espresso in it?

Jul 26, 2018

200 MG is about 1.5 - 2 cups of coffee depending on your usual brew strength. I take half a pill when I wake up, half a pill about 2 hours after that then an entire pill around 1 PM. You can dose however you want, doesn't really matter much! Brand is irrelevant. Literally all the same using the same manufacturer anyways.

Jul 26, 2018
Perfunctory:

Recommend a specific brand? How does dosage work? Take all the pills at once as if I were consuming a brewed coffee with espresso in it?

NoDoz are nice as they have that container. But if you don't want the 'pill jingle' in your bag, Vivarin are good too. I actually wouldn't recommend store knockoffs as the coating on the pills at times tastes like ass. Like horrible. I don't know why, but I've run into it across a few brands.

I don't currently take caffeine pills, but use them during various phases of my life when overdrive is needed. I also would add that any use of caffeine should also be associated with an equivalent amount of exercise for several reasons. Also, if you're just slugging back caffeine one day, make sure to eat the basic food groups and hydrate so that your body doesn't go on overdrive with inadequate fuel.

I drink a lot of espresso, but the most constant source of mild energy through the day that is very healthy is green tea. Last year I had a position where I drank 15 cups per day or something like that. People definitely made fun of me. I had a boiler in my office. It was perfect.

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Jul 26, 2018

Do you miss the act of drinking a cup of coffee? It becomes a comfort food/drink to many coffee drinkers which is why they are reluctant to switch to other caffeinated options such as teas or pills. You've listed four good reasons why pills would be better though...

Jul 26, 2018
BearKneeMadeOff:

Do you miss the act of drinking a cup of coffee? It becomes a comfort food/drink to many coffee drinkers which is why they are reluctant to switch to other caffeinated options such as teas or pills. You've listed four good reasons why pills would be better though...

Totally rely on the cup of coffee to get my bowels moving. TMI? Probably, but it's the truth.

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Jul 26, 2018

Not really but yeah, as a practical matter...can't beat pills.

Jul 26, 2018

I use whatever organic Costco has and a couple organic subscribe & saves on Amazon. We go to a specialty shop here in Chicago sometimes with wooden barrels of different kinds and get a bunch of 1/4lb bags of fun new coffee to try. I also like to keep an organic non-chemical extraction decaf on hand. Usually use a SS french press, but sometimes a couple different espresso methods or a glass stovetop siphon. We also have a Keurig and a Nespresso but those are only for my wife. I have higher standards.

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Jul 26, 2018
GoldenCinderblock:

We go to a specialty shop here in Chicago sometimes with wooden barrels of different kinds and get a bunch of 1/4lb bags of fun new coffee to try.

Coffee and Tea Exchange on Broadway?

Jul 26, 2018

Yep! Always rotating stock, great prices, and non-snooty environment. They have great teas too. They have really good lapsang souchong. Great place to get gifts. You can make a sample basket for like $20 that looks like it cost $100.

heister:

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Jul 26, 2018
HighlyClevered:
GoldenCinderblock:

We go to a specialty shop here in Chicago sometimes with wooden barrels of different kinds and get a bunch of 1/4lb bags of fun new coffee to try.

Coffee and Tea Exchange on Broadway?

I have been past that place many times. I will have to check it out. Thanks for the recommendation.

Jul 26, 2018

That sounds awesome, do they have a site?!

Jul 26, 2018

Bluestone Lane, flat white.

Jul 26, 2018

i f*cking love coffee, no coincidence i'm also from Seattle
Peet's here is pretty good.
10 years ago hipster coffee snobs may have said Caffe Ladro in Seattle is the best, today I'm not sure

my favorite coffee experiences:
-turkish coffee in instanbul
-ethiopian friend's family preparing coffee for me
-a good mug of drip on a rainy day in Seattle or London
-shot of espresso w/ a croissant in Paris

I've heard Cuban style coffee is really good (a lot of sugar though)

ps more people in the world than you'd expect resort to drinking Nescafe, sadly. It's worse than mud

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Jul 26, 2018

Turkish coffee is really really awesome. Love it.

Jul 26, 2018
m_1:

Turkish coffee is really really awesome. Love it.

Yeah Turkish coffee is good. Its dark/strong. Just how I like it.

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Jul 26, 2018
AndyLouis:

i f*cking love coffee, no coincidence i'm also from Seattle
Peet's here is pretty good.
10 years ago hipster coffee snobs may have said Caffe Ladro in Seattle is the best, today I'm not sure

my favorite coffee experiences:
-turkish coffee in instanbul
-ethiopian friend's family preparing coffee for me
-a good mug of drip on a rainy day in Seattle or London
-shot of espresso w/ a croissant in Paris

I've heard Cuban style coffee is really good (a lot of sugar though)

ps more people in the world than you'd expect resort to drinking Nescafe, sadly. It's worse than mud

+1 for Caffe Ladro. 10 years ago I was that hipster snob saying it was the best, and although I'm a lot less shitty now than I was then, it's still my favorite.

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Jul 26, 2018

Dunkin Iced one and one

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Jul 26, 2018

Any recommendations on a french press and set of beans? How about cold brew sets?

I have a high caffeine tolerance so looking for a kick. Not trying to slam back 4 cups from my Keurig each morning. Amazon looks to have solid choices for both. Definitely interested to hear about beans too.

Jul 26, 2018

saw this french press the other day: https://www.hammacher.com/product/r2-d2-coffee-press

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Jul 26, 2018

Thanks man!

Jul 26, 2018

Best coffee......Waffle House

Jul 26, 2018

Black Rifle Coffee

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Jul 27, 2018

Considering that it's my favorite form of substance abuse, I like (in decreasing order):
(1) Couple Turkish places all over NYC. The best one is in Astoria and it's worth the Uber ride, really. Proper coffee, made in a cezve over the hot sand can not be faked.
(2) For regular consumption, Blue Bottle drip is very reasonable.
(3) For home, I have a machine, but I only use it in the morning. When I am up to it, I make Turkish, though it's a pain.

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Jul 26, 2018

Well..

All of this talking made me cave. French press and beans purchased.

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Jul 27, 2018

cafe con leche from bodega where you have to order in spanish

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