Some darn good coffee - Toyota Prius Forum : Prius Online Toyota Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-29-2006, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 289
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Default Some darn good coffee

I saw the posting from HIVOLTAGE regarding coffee (didn't want to stray off topic in that thread)... we were on the big island last year (stayed in Kona) and now we have a drinking problem...coffee.

100% Kona is great (we order it from Koacoffee.com via 2-day FEDEX, they have the best price that we've found straight from the growers), and we've found that Costa Rican coffee is pretty good too.

If you have a personal favorite that you think is pretty darn good, let's hear about it!

Jeff
jeff_h is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-29-2006, 04:30 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Southern NJ
Posts: 1,668
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Default

I've made an Amtrak pilgrimage (not kidding) from the East Coast to San Francisco to get Peet's. Then I realized they ship.

When I'm feeling more exotic, I get Kona in pods for my Senseo coffee maker. It's very delicious! Like Jeff, I have it shipped directly from the grower, Aloha Island Coffee.

*****
Youth lasts for only a short time, but immaturity can last a lifetime.
Sanny is offline  
post #3 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-29-2006, 06:32 PM
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 81
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Default

I always mail-order from Peet's. Minnesota is just to darn cold to grow any decent coffee.
It's a great place to drink it, though. I'm sure Hep agrees!
mgaelli is offline  
 
post #4 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-30-2006, 10:52 AM
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 154
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Default

As much of a coffee snob as I am, I have never tasted more than just a cheesy Kona "blend." Currently, my fave is med. dark roast Indonesian.

Until a few years ago, it was very hard to get a decent cup of coffee in this town. There are no indy coffee houses within striking distance and Star**ck's seems to have limited offerings compared to their northern counterparts.
dznyskp is offline  
post #5 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-30-2006, 11:25 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Southern NJ
Posts: 1,668
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Default

I think it's from Peet's, but one I really liked was called "aged indonesian." Excellent, smooth, flavorful, and delicious in decaf (my hyperactivity of choice).

*****
Youth lasts for only a short time, but immaturity can last a lifetime.
Sanny is offline  
post #6 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-30-2006, 04:11 PM
Hep
Senior Member
 
Hep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Maple Grove, Minnesota
Posts: 2,355
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Default Re: Some darn good coffee

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeff_h
I saw the posting from HIVOLTAGE regarding coffee (didn't want to stray off topic in that thread)... we were on the big island last year (stayed in Kona) and now we have a drinking problem...coffee.

100% Kona is great (we order it from Koacoffee.com via 2-day FEDEX, they have the best price that we've found straight from the growers), and we've found that Costa Rican coffee is pretty good too.

If you have a personal favorite that you think is pretty darn good, let's hear about it!

Jeff
Pure Kona is smooth, but a little too simple for my taste. I like more complex coffees. My current favorite is the French Roast blend of whole beans from Caribou. What ever you have, it will taste twice as good if you grind the beans just before brewing. Another little tip is to wipe out the grinder after every use. The residue gets rancid and will ruin the future batches with off notes. (oops that was almost wine speak)

Hep
Maple Grove, Minnesota
2004 Tideland Pearl now belongs to my daughter.
2010 with all the whistles and bells is MINE!
Hep is offline  
post #7 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-30-2006, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 289
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Default Re: Some darn good coffee

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hep
Another little tip is to wipe out the grinder after every use. The residue gets rancid and will ruin the future batches with off notes. (oops that was almost wine speak)
I do use the grinder just before brewing, but never heard about the residue problem, so I've been doing it all wrong all along I guess. Thanks, will have to make the improvement from now on!
jeff_h is offline  
post #8 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-30-2006, 09:26 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 154
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Default

Thanks, Sanny! I will keep my eyes peeled for "Pete."

I was very disappointed about Jamaican Blue Mountain. I bought all the hype and when I went for some on my trip to said island....YAWN!!!!

Other than Indonesian, can someone recommend something deep, dark and complex? Keep in mind that I brew my coffee very strong. Coffee isn't coffe until it can peel the paint off the side of a tour bus!
dznyskp is offline  
post #9 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-01-2006, 07:02 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 289
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dznyskp
Keep in mind that I brew my coffee very strong. Coffee isn't coffe until it can peel the paint off the side of a tour bus!
I agree... hey I'll have to keep in touch, will be in Orlando in November as one of those darn "tourmites"... will buy you one of those strong coffees.
jeff_h is offline  
post #10 of 33 (permalink) Old 05-01-2006, 07:52 AM
Hep
Senior Member
 
Hep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Maple Grove, Minnesota
Posts: 2,355
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Default Re: Some darn good coffee

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeff_h
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hep
Another little tip is to wipe out the grinder after every use. The residue gets rancid and will ruin the future batches with off notes. (oops that was almost wine speak)
I do use the grinder just before brewing, but never heard about the residue problem, so I've been doing it all wrong all along I guess. Thanks, will have to make the improvement from now on!
I just wipe the grinder and the lid with a paper towel over the trash.

Hep
Maple Grove, Minnesota
2004 Tideland Pearl now belongs to my daughter.
2010 with all the whistles and bells is MINE!
Hep is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



  Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Good Bye firepa63 Toyota Prius General Discussion 0 12-14-2011 06:37 PM
Coffee anyone? Toyota Prius General Discussion 3 01-14-2008 02:58 PM
Save even more energy--brew your coffee cold adam1991 Off Topic Discussion 14 12-30-2007 08:54 PM
How Good is HID? ggildeme Toyota Prius General Discussion 6 01-16-2006 09:37 AM
Good First Car??? Brian Toyota Prius General Discussion 20 12-02-2003 06:48 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome